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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
"There Will Be Justice": Mourners Speak Outside Michael Brown’s Funeral in St. Louis
Thousands of people lined up to pay their respects at Michael Brown’s funeral on Monday in St. Louis, Missouri. The killing of the 18-year-old African American by a white police officer in Ferguson has sparked weeks of protest and conversations about race, both around the country and in the local community. Democracy Now!’s Aaron Maté was in St. Louis and spoke with mourners as they filed into the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. "I know about Martin Luther King, I know about Emmett Till, but I am actually living something that should have stopped years and years ago," says local resident Anne Hamilton. "We just want, as African Americans, to be treated fairly and to be given the same advantages." St. Louis resident Elwood Harris responds to the protests, which have at times involved looting. "What else can we do? We took the Martin Luther King approach, protesting and peace, but there is no peace, and there is no justice," Harris says. "But there will be justice in this case, I really do believe."If you missed this show , Click on the link http://www.democracynow.org/podcast.xml
Blowback: Vijay Prashad on How Islamic State Grew Out of U.S Invasion of Iraq, Destruction of Nation
Militants from Islamic State stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces. Fighters from Islamic State have seized three Syrian military bases in the area in recent weeks. This comes as the Pentagon considers expanding its airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq to include targets inside Syria. Meanwhile, another journalist who had been kidnapped in Syria, Peter Theo Curtis, has been freed after two years in captivity by the Nusra Front — another militant group in Syria. Calls have been growing for the United States to attack Syria since Islamic State posted video showing the kidnapped American journalist James Foley being beheaded. Foley was captured in Syria in 2012. Meanwhile in Iraq, officials say suicide bomber targeted a Shiite mosque in Baghdad today, killing at least 12 people. We speak to Vijay Prashad, professor of international studies at Trinity College. He is the author of several books, including "Arab Spring, Libyan Winter" and, most recently, "The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South."
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Wendy Love Edge is the founder and creator of Bulldozer Health Inc., a healthcare reform initiative that seeks to empower, educate, support and inform people about their health choices. Wendy was working for 25 years in a health care field when she became very sick herself and was told she was going to die on three separate occasions. Believing the doctors, she did everything they said. She soon found herself bulldozed on 16 medications. When she changed her mind and started using alternative health, minimal pharmaceutical intervention, exercise and good nutrition, her health improved Now she is asking us all to take back our health!
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Recent revelations confirm what many already suspected: not only is Big Brother watching you, he is also potentially reading your emails, listening to your phone calls, mapping your personal networks, and tracking your every move. While many see whistleblowers as heroes, others see them as criminals who ought to be severely punished. So, how should we treat whistleblowers who break the law for moral or political ends? How do we adjudicate between national or corporate security and individual rights? And what kind of rights and responsibilities does a proactive citizenry have when confronted with injustices committed by the state? John and Ken blow the whistle with Christopher McKnight Nichols from Oregon State University, author of Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age. This program was recorded live at OSU in Corvallis.
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August 26th: On this Day
1965, Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Got You Babe', the duo's only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term "babe," as heard in Bob Dylan's 'It Ain't Me Babe'.
1967, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull joined up with The Beatles in Bangor North Wales to seek guidance from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1967, Small Faces, Move, The Gass, Tomorrow, Denny Laine, Jeff Beck, Eric Burdon and Marmalade all appeared on the first day of the 3-day non-stop happening 'Festival of the Flower Children' at Woburn Abbey, England. Plus DJ's John Peel and Tommy Vance, day tickets cost £1.
1967, The Beatles held a press conference at University College in Bangor, North Wales with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Beatles announced that they had become disciples of the guru and that they renounced the use of drugs. The four had become members of the Maharishi's 'Spiritual Regeneration Movement', which obligated them to donate one week's earnings each month to the organization.
1970, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Taste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared over three days at the third Isle Of Wight Festival. Weekend tickets, £3.
1973, 10cc made their live debut at the Palace Lido Isle of Man at the start of an UK tour. Comprising of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, who had written and recorded together for some three years before assuming the 10cc name.
1977, Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Golden Earing, Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, Hawkwind, Racing Cars, John Miles, Graham Parker, The Enid, No Dice and Frankie Miller's Full House all appeared at the 17th three day Reading Festival, England. A three day ticket cost £7.95.
1978, Frankie Valli went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Barry Gibb song 'Grease'. It went on to sell over 2 million in the States (a No. 3 hit in the UK).
1981, Ottawa City Council named 'Paul Anka Day' to celebrate his 25th anniversary in show-business. The council also named a street in Ottawa 'Paul Anka Drive' in his honour. The Canadian singer songwriter had written over 900 songs including the classic 'My Way'.
1987, Sonny Bono, who once said that he never voted until he was 53, announced that he was running for mayor of Palm Springs, California. He won the election in 1988 and went on to win a seat in Congress in 1996.
1988, The first day at this years three day Reading Festival featuring Iggy Pop, Starship, Squeeze, Ramones, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Hothouse Flowers, Deacon Blue, Quireboys, Broken English, three day ticket £24.
1993, A double sided acetate of The Beatles performing live at The Cavern in Liverpool sold for £16,500 at Christies, London, a world record price for a recording.
1994, Scottish singer Frankie Miller suffered a massive brain haemorrhage in New York, while writing material for a new band he and Joe Walsh from The Eagles had formed. Miller spent five months in a coma. He then entered rehabilitation, re-learning how to walk and talk.
1995, Blur scored their first UK No.1 single with 'Country House' and won a media battle with Oasis for the No.1 position. Both acts released their new singles on the same day, 'Country House' topped the chart, selling 270,000 copies, compared to 220,000 sold by 'Roll with It', seeing Oasis entering the chart at No.2. More on Oasis
1995, Seal went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kiss From A Rose', taken from the film 'Batman Forever' a No.4 hit in the UK.
1997, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was admitted to hospital after crashing on his motorbike while driving down Sunset Boulevard.
2000, Douglas Allen Woody former bass player with The Allman Brothers was found dead in New York.
2003, Rolling Stone Magazine named Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist in Rock history. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ry Cooder also made the top 10 list. More on Jimi Hendrix
2004, US Cinematographer David Myers died after suffering a stroke. He worked of various music films including Woodstock, Elvis On Tour, The Last Waltz, The Grateful Dead Movie, Mad Dogs & Englishmen and Cracked Actor: A Film About David Bowie.
2004, Singer Laura Branigan died of a brain aneurysm. She had had a 1982 US No.2 & UK No.6 single with ‘Gloria’ and a 1984 US No.4 & UK No.5 with ‘Self Control’. She had also played Janis Joplin in the US musical Love, Janis.
2005, A plaque was unveiled by fellow Quarrymen John Duff Lowe and Colin Hantonat at the site where the band which was to become The Beatles made their first recordings. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison recorded a version of Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be The Day' and a Lennon-Harrison song, 'In Spite Of All The Danger' as The Quarrymen at the Percy Philips studio in Liverpool in 1958.
2005, A post office near the Los Angeles studio where Ray Charles recorded much of his music was renamed after the R&B legend. A federal bill was signed by US President George Bush to rename the post office. Charles, died in June 2004 at the age of 74, suffering from acute liver disease.
2005, Green Day were named best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards, they also won best live act. Welsh metal group Funeral For a Friend won best British band, while New Jersey's My Chemical Romance picked up best album and best video. Iron Maiden were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame and Marilyn Manson took the Icon Award. Best single went to Foo Fighters' 'Best of You' while Trivium were named best international newcomers. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor was named classic songwriter while Killing Joke were given a lifetime achievement accolade.
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Health & Wellness
Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some
By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News
Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds.
Digoxin, a drug that's been used to treat heart problems for about 200 years, might increase the risk of dying in certain patients.
New research suggests that for people who have a particular type of irregular heart rhythm, called atrial fibrillation, taking the drug digoxin may increase the risk of dying by more than 20 percent.
"We found in 122,000 patients with atrial fibrillation, those treated with digoxin were more likely to die [during the study period] than patients prescribed other medications," said lead researcher Dr. Mintu Turakhia, an assistant professor of cardiology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif.
Although the current research found an association between the drug digoxin and a higher risk of death for people with atrial fibrillation or flutter, the study does not show that the drug caused the higher risk of death.
RELATED: 7 Hidden Dangers for People With Atrial Fibrillation
However, Turakhia thinks the risk may be the result of digoxin causing other dangerous abnormal heart rhythms.
"Even though you are being given a drug to slow down your heart rate in atrial fibrillation, it may be causing other problems with your heart that may increase the risk of death," he said.
Digoxin is made from extracts of the foxglove plant, also called digitalis. It has long been a standard treatment for atrial fibrillation, according to background information in the study.
Given that there are other treatments for atrial fibrillation, Turakhia wonders why digoxin should be the treatment of choice for these patients. "There are other safer drugs out there," he said.
Safer alternatives may include drugs known as beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers, Turakhia said. "These have never been tied to an increased risk of death or major concerns with safety," he said.
Turakhia thinks patients taking digoxin for atrial fibrillation should talk with their doctor about possibly switching to another medication.
A debate over the merits of eating less salt escalated when one of the most comprehensive studies yet suggested cutting back on sodium too much actually poses health hazards
Sodium is an essential nutrient
Sodium is the main component of salt but they are not the same thing. Salt’s chemical name is sodium chloride. Sodium regulates blood pressure and blood volume and affects other such crucial processes as muscle and nerve function.
High levels are associated with cardiovascular risk
New research suggests intake over 6,000 milligrams a day is associated with increased risk of death, heart attack, stroke and heart failure. And there is broad consensus that people with high levels of dietary sodium should reduce it, especially if they have high blood pressure.
Current guidelines call for very low levels
U.S. guidelines promoted by the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies call for daily consumption lower than 2,300 milligrams. The American Heart Association recommends a 1,500-milligram daily cap in sodium intake.
Americans eat a lot of sodium
Current average daily intake in the U.S. is 3,400 milligrams, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 75% of dietary sodium comes from food you buy in supermarkets or restaurants; another 12% comes naturally in food; the rest is from the salt shaker.
Reducing intake to low levels hasn’t been shown to produce a benefit
A new global study from Canadian researchers suggests daily intake below 3,000 milligrams is associated with a 27% higher risk of death or serious cardiovascular event within nearly four years. A report last year from the Institute of Medicine failed to find evidence that compliance with intake below 2,300 milligrams reduces risk of major problems from cardiovascular disease.
World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded
Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to sea level rise twice as much as they were just five years ago.
Using the European Space Agency's CryoSat 2 satellite, the Alfred Wegener Institute from Germany has found that western Antarctica and Greenland are losing massive amounts of ice.
"Combined, the two ice sheets are thinning at a rate of 500 cubic kilometres per year," said glaciologist Dr. Angelika Humbert, one of the authors of the AWI study, in a press release. "That is the highest speed observed since altimetry satellite records began about 20 years ago."
The report, published in the online magazine The Cryosphere, says the CryoSat 2 satellite measured over 200 million elevation data points in Antarctica and 14.3 million in Greenland to track the loss of ice mass over the last several years. "When we compare the current data with those from the ICESat satellite from the year 2009, the volume loss in Greenland has doubled since then," said Humbert. "The loss of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has in the same time span increased by a factor of three."
Somewhat encouragingly, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is gaining mass. However, those gains are very modest and don't make up for the loss of ice in West Antarctica and Greenland. Greenland is losing 350 cubic kilometers of ice annually, mostly from its southwestern coast, and accounts for almost 75 percent of the total volume lost each year. Together, the flows from Antarctica and Greenland could cover the entire Chicagoland area with 600 meters of ice each year.
Vermont highlights more electric car chargers
Posted: Jul 07, 2014 10:41 AM EST Updated: Jul 07, 2014 10:41 AM EST
MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) - It's getting easier to drive an electric vehicle through Vermont between Montreal and Boston.
Top state officials and the head of the state's largest electric utility inaugurated a new vehicle charging station in Middlesex, halfway between the Canadian border and New Hampshire.
One of two stations can charge a car nearly full in 45 minutes.
Gov. Peter Shumlin says it's a big step toward the creation of an electric vehicle corridor between Montreal and Boston.
Officials say electric vehicles cost the equivalent of about a dollar a gallon to drive.
Access to a full network of charging stations is critical since many electric-only vehicles have a short range.
Currently there are 27 charging stations in Vermont with another 15 planned.
North Dakota's Latest Fracking Problem
North Dakota is forced to burn off 30% of the natural gas produced from fracking in the Bakken Shale as infrastructure and regulations struggle to keep pace with its oil boom.
Food-Waste Recycling Faces Hiccups
More states want to recycle their food waste instead of dumping it into landfills, but they have run into a snag: The infrastructure needed to turn huge quantities of table scraps into fertilizer or electricity isn't ready.
Tesla's Clever Patent Move Is Already Paying Off
Tesla may already be reaping the rewards of freeing up its patents.
Four days after CEO Elon Musk offered most of his company’s patents to rivals in hopes of cultivating a bigger electric car market, Nissan and BMW are “keen on talks” to cooperate on charging networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
That pretty much validates why the Silicon Valley company freed up its patents in the first place: Tesla wants its superchargers to become the industry standard.
That way, other companies will use and enlarge Tesla's existing network of 97 charging stations that currently dot a path across the continental United States, making it more and more feasible to swap fuel-burning cars for battery-electric ones, even for long-distance travel.
White House Plans Another Big Climate Push
WASHINGTON -– One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its environmental agenda.
The White House plans to host two roundtable discussions this week on the economic threats that climate change poses and the "opportunities to overcome those risks," a White House official said in an email Monday night, which emphasized the potential costs of not addressing planet-warming emissions.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and White House leaders also plan to meet with billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson on Wednesday to discuss a report they will release this week titled, "Risky Business," which assess the economic costs of climate change. Steyer and Paulson are the co-chairs for the report.
Steyer, a former hedge fund manager turned environmental activist, has pledged to spend $100 million backing political candidates who support action on climate change through his political group, NextGen Climate Action. He has focused much of his political work on opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, which the Obama administration is considering for possible approval.
Lew, White House advisers John Podesta and Valerie Jarrett, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Kathryn Sullivan and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate on Tuesday will meet with insurance industry representatives on climate impacts.
Obama himself will address the annual dinner of the League of Conservation Voters on Wednesday night. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell plan to speak earlier Wednesday at an event sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters. The group is the biggest electoral spender among environmental groups.
Out in the Movies !!!
August 22-24, 2014
Weekend Report: 'Guardians' Becomes Biggest Movie of the Summer
by Ray Subers
Guardians of the Galaxy
August 24, 2014
After trailing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the past two weeks, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy moved back in to first place this weekend.
In the process, Guardians of the Galaxy passed Transformers: Age of Extinction to become the highest-grossing movie of the Summer at the domestic box office.
Among the newcomers, If I Stay had a solid debut, while Sin City: A Dame to Kill For imploded.
The Top 12 earned $102.5 million this weekend. That's up 14 percent from the same frame last year.
Guardians of the Galaxy eased 32 percent to $17.2 million. It has now earned over $251 million, and by Friday it will pass fellow Marvel movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259.8 million) to become the top grosser of the year. It also now seems likely that Guardians will end its run with over $300 million.
In second place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell 41 percent to $16.7 million. Through 17 days, the movie has earned $145.5 million, and is on track to finish with at least $175 million.
Playing at 2,907 locations, If I Stay took third place with $15.7 million. That's a step up from Charlie St. Cloud ($12.4 million) and last weekend's The Giver ($12.3 million). It's also worth noting that it opened on par with One Direction: This is Us ($15.8 million), which was released around the same time last year and was also targeted toward younger women.
As expected, the audience did wind up skewing young (61 percent under 25) and female (77 percent). While If I Stay did receive a solid "A-" CinemaScore, it's the kind of movie that tends to fall off quickly after opening weekend; a final total around $40 million seems likely.
Let's Be Cops was crushed by critics, but moviegoers seem to be in to it: the comedy eased 39 percent to $10.8 million this weekend. To date, it has earned $45.1 million.
High school football drama When the Game Stands Tall rounded out the Top Five with $8.4 million. That's a bit lower than recent sports movies Million Dollar Arm and Draft Day, but is still essentially in the same (low) range.
It received an "A-" CinemaScore, and should play to family audiences for the next few weeks. Look for a final total around $25 million.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opened in eighth place with just $6.32 million. That's down a stunning 78 percent from the original Sin City's debut. Excluding his first movie, El Mariachi, this is the third-lowest debut of director Robert Rodriguez's career (Machete Kills and Shorts were worse).
During the nine-year gap between the first and second Sin City, a few key things happened. First, the comic book aesthetic that made Sin City so unique has been cribbed by many other movies; ironically, some of the most obvious imitators are fellow Frank Miller projects 300 and The Spirit. What was once a fresh approach now has a "been there, done that" feel to it.
Adding to this is the fact that director Robert Rodriguez's brand has taken a bit of a hit in recent years. Specifically, Rodriguez has had a tough time selling sequels: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World was off 66 percent from its predecessor, while Machete Kills was down 70 percent.
The movie also had a fairly light marketing effort: anecdotally, many people seemed surprised to learn that the movie was in theaters this weekend.
Finally, it's worth considering whether or not the first Sin City was actually as well-liked as it appears to be. The movie received good reviews and has a spot on IMDb's Top 250 list, but that sampling could be inconsistent with more general views on it.
Looking ahead, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For seems poised to fall off quickly. It's not going to close anywhere near $20 million, and could even fall short of $15 million.
Weekend ending 08-25-2014
1 2 Guardians of the Galaxy BV $17,202,212 -31.5% 3,371 -326 $5,103 $251,456,069 $170 4
2 1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Par. $16,725,447 -41.4% 3,864 -116 $4,329 $145,535,253 $125 3
3 N If I Stay WB $15,679,190 - 2,907 - $5,394 $15,679,190 $11 1
4 3 Let's Be Cops Fox $10,810,533 -39.3% 3,140 +46 $3,443 $45,056,701 $17 2
5 N When the Game Stands Tall TriS $8,381,509 - 2,673 - $3,136 $8,381,509 $15 1
6 4 The Expendables 3 LGF $6,485,385 -59.2% 3,221 - $2,013 $27,403,562 - 2
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Israel, Hamas Agree to Open-Ended Cease-Fire
Israel has agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in its seven-week military confrontation with Hamas. Negotiations on details of the accord are to resume in Cairo in coming days. 1
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Here’s this morning’s news: 'Breaking Bad' took home numerous awards at the Emmys, Warren Buffett is expected to help finance 25 percent of Burger King’s acquisition of Tim Hortons, the U.S. Tennis Open is in full swing, a U.S. court ruled to toss out an order to confiscate a massive tanker carrying $100 million worth of crude oil, and Jim Parsons took home his fourth award for Outstanding Lead Actor at the Emmys.
for Syria Strike
The Pentagon is preparing to send surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence on Islamist targets.
A move into Syria, even only with air power, would be a reversal for Obama. He stepped back from a threat to launch airstrikes in Syria a year ago in response to a chemical weapons attack against civilians it blamed on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Time and time again over the past year, Obama has rejected greater involvement in the three-year-old Syrian civil war out of concern about getting entangled in a conflict with no clear positive outcome for the United States.
But officials say the situation now is different because Islamic State militants represent a direct threat to Americans and American interests. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that Islamic State cannot be defeated without addressing the part of the group that is based in Syria.
U.S. forces have already had one direct ground engagement with Islamic State militants in Syria. The White House said this week that a rescue mission this summer aimed at securing the freedom of Foley, Sotloff and a handful of other American hostages led to a firefight in which a number of militants were killed. The hostages were not at the location.
California Hit With Earthquake Of 6.0 Magnitude
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A large earthquake rolled through California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.
Two major injuries have been reported, and hospitals have been very busy with moderate injuries, Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan said. The 6.0-magnitude quake caused six significant fires, including at four mobile homes, Napa Division Fire Chief Darren Drake said. The damage from the fires is not yet clear but it appears significant, he said. Several other smaller fires have been reported and firefighting efforts have been complicated by broken water mains.
The earthquake struck just before 3:30 a.m. about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon, which is about 6 miles southwest of Napa, in California wine country, Leslie Gordon of the U.S. Geological Survey said. It's the largest earthquake to shake the Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the USGS said.
Islamic State Fighters Capture Syrian Air Base
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadi group, activists and state media said.
Tabqa airfield — home to several warplane squadrons, helicopters, tanks, artillery, and ammunition bunkers — is the third military base in the area to fall to the extremists since last month. Those victories are part of the Islamic State group's aggressive push to consolidate its hold on northern and eastern provinces, while also expanding the boundaries of its self-styled caliphate straddling the Syria-Iraq border.
The jihadis launched their long-anticipated offensive last week to seize the sprawling Tabqa facility, located some 45 kilometers (25 miles) from the extremists' stronghold in the city of Raqqa along the Euphrates River.
After several failed efforts to breach the walls in recent days, Islamic State fighters managed to punch through and storm the air base Sunday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Government warplanes carried out waves of airstrikes to try to beat back the attack, but those ultimately proved unable to stem the assault.
"Some of the Syrian regime troops pulled out, and now the Islamic State is in full control of Tabqa," said Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman. "This makes Raqqa province the first to fully fall out of government hands."
Iran: Revolutionary Guards Shot Down Israeli Spy Drone
DUBAI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it had shot down an Israeli spy drone that was heading for its Natanz nuclear enrichment site, Iranian media reported.
"The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the off-limits nuclear area in Natanz ... but was targeted by a ground-to-air missile before it managed to enter the area," state news agency ISNA said, citing a statement by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
The Natanz facility is one issue at the heart of a long-running dispute between Iran and countries that believe it is seeking nuclear weapons capability, something Tehran denies.
Iran and six world powers are trying to negotiate an end to the standoff which has led to damaging economic sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic.
Israel, widely assumed to have the Middle East's only atomic arsenal, demands Iran be stripped of all nuclear technologies, something Tehran rules out and which most foreign diplomats deem unrealistic.
Iran has accused Israel and its allies in the West of assassinating its nuclear scientists and attacking its nuclear sites with computer viruses.
Israel has always declined comment on such accusations and on Sunday its military said it did not comment on foreign reports.
The Revolutionary Guards said of the drone incursion: "This wily act further exposed the Zionist regime's adventurous temperament and added yet another black page to a record filled with crime and mischief."
If confirmed, an aircraft built by Israel's state-owned Aerospace Industries known as the Heron, or the more powerful Heron TP, is likely to have been involved for such a long-range mission. Military commanders in Israel have described both as a possible means of monitoring Iran and other countries.
In December 2012, Iran said it had captured a U.S. intelligence ScanEagle drone, but the United States said at the time there was no evidence to support the assertion.
In December 2011, Iran said it had captured a U.S. RQ-170 reconnaissance drone which was reported lost by U.S. forces in neighboring Afghanistan.
Iranian commanders have since announced they had extracted technology from the aircraft and were reverse-engineering it for their own defense industry.
In 2010, Iran's nuclear facilities were hit by a virus known as Stuxnet, which was widely believed to have been developed by the United States and Israel, though no government took responsibility for it.
French President Francois Hollande Dissolves Government After Cabinet Feud
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government on Monday after open feuding among his Cabinet over the country's stagnant economy.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government's resignation after accusing France's outspoken economy minister of crossing a line with his blunt criticism of the government's policies. Hollande accepted the resignation and ordered Valls to form a new government by Tuesday.
France has had effectively no economic growth this year, unemployment is hovering around 10 percent and Hollande's approval ratings are sunk in the teens. The country is under pressure from the 28-nation European Union to get its finances in order, but Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg has questioned whether the austerity tack pressed by the EU will really kick start French growth.
Hollande's promises to cut taxes and make it easier for businesses to open and operate have stalled, in large part because of the divisions among his Socialist party.
Ukraine Shows Captured Russian Soldiers as Putin, Poroshenko Meet
Ukraine released videotaped interrogations of Russian soldiers it said were captured inside its borders, in a fresh irritant to talks as the presidents of Russia and Ukraine try to hammer out a peace deal in the Belarus capital of Minsk
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Providence drivers ranked fifth worst in U.S.
Allstate Insurance Company's 10th annual 'America's Best Drivers Report' ranked Providence drivers fifth worst in the nation.
The list ranks America's largest 200 cities.
The report found Providence drivers will experience an accident every 5.4 years; and that a Providence driver is 85% more likely to crash that the average American.
Three Massachusetts cities placed worse on the list; Worcester drivers were named the nation's worst, followed by Boston drivers, and Springfield drivers finished fourth.
America's safest driving city, according to the report, is Fort Collins, Colorado.
A Rhode Island man has died in a train accident in Plainfield, Connecticut.
The accident happened Monday afternoon near Rawson Material and Hopkins Fabrication on Norwich Road.
Police said 39-year-old James Hawkins the third had been struck and killed by a privately owned locomotive.
It was being leased by the owner of Hopkins Fabrication.
Police have not released the circumstances surrounding the accident, but said they are still investigating.
Suspect in Swansea killing ordered held
Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:20 AM EST
FALL RIVER, Mass. -
A Swansea man accused in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman was ordered held without bail Monday.
Timothy Levesque, 56, was arraigned in Fall River District Court on charges of murder and assault and battery.
"I don't know that gentleman. I just know my daughter is in heaven and I love her and I miss her, and we'll do everything we have to do to get you justice," said Melissa Trottier, who grieved for her daughter, Melissa White.
Levesque is accused of shooting White to death on Ocean Grove Avenue in Swansea at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Police said before the shooting, White and two of her friends went to Levesque's home to continue a dispute that took place between those friends and one of Levesque's sons earlier in the night.
"Mrs. Levesque reports that she saw people in the driveway wearing bandanas, crouching down. Mr. Levesque has a license to carry. He obtained his gun and went outside," said defense attorney John Francoeur.
By that time, Levesque saw tail lights leaving. He followed and eventually caught up to the vehicle and stopped it. He confronted White and her friends, hitting one of them, Jacob King, who was driving.
That's when White got out to confront Levesque.
"Mr. Levesque backed up. He took out his firearm. Miss White was heard to say, 'What are you going to do, shoot me?' And then a shot was fired," prosecutor Dennis Collins said in court.
Levesque's attorney said the shooting was self-defense, because White lunged at him with a crowbar and that he immediately called his wife to call for help.
'Sword' of angry: Man faces three felony assault charges
August 21, 2014
PAWTUCKET – What began as a verbal dispute soon escalated into an attempted physical assault on Wednesday, when a city man tried to attack three people who were standing at the corner of Allen Avenue and Cottage Street with a Samurai sword, police said.
Timothy Greve, 28, was charged with three counts of felony assault after he approached the trio of neighbors wielding the weapon.
Hundreds hit the streets in North Attleboro for Julia Cekala Charitable Foundation
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Hundreds of runners hit the streets Sunday morning for the 8th annual Butterfly 5K and Road Race to celebrate the life of Julia Cekala.
"The day is a celebration," Julia's father Wally Cekala said. "It's great to see so much of the town ... it's a fun day, we love the turnout and seeing the same familiar faces every year."
The race, which benefits the Julia Cekala Charitable Foundation, drew 750 runners to World War I Memorial Park. The event was expected to raise about $22,500 for the foundation, which Wally runs in his daughter's memory.
The race began in front of the park at 10 a.m., with the runners taking off down Elmwood Street, on to Mount Hope Street and Landry Avenue to Homeward Lane and Coach Road, with the finish line at Blue Jay Drive.
As was typical for the race, dozens of spectators crowded around Cardinal Circle, in front of the adjacent street's finish line, cheering on the runners.
Race coordinator Jeff LaPlante stationed himself at the finish line, cheering on the runners as they rounded the corner from Oriole Drive on to the Blue Jay Drive finish line.
South Attleboro Lions Club's car show puts vintage wheels on display
ATTLEBORO - It was a feast for the eyes of vintage car lovers during Sunday's 19th annual South Attleboro Lions Club Auto Show, with nearly 400 cars featured in a dazzling array in the parking lot adjacent to LaSalette Shrine.
The event was expected to raise up to $8,000, which the Lions Club will give back to the community.
Under the bright sun, the paint of the cars shone as hundreds of people browsed rows of vehicles, which were grouped according to eras and other categories, such as make and models.
"Look at all these wonderful cars," said Lions Club treasurer Joe Gallagher. "It's amazing all the work people put into these things."
While red and blue were dominant colors among the Mustangs, Corvettes, Mercury Coupes and Chevrolets, there were a few other standout models, such as a pink and white 1950s Ford Farlaine, a deep purple 1951 Mercury Custom, and a black 1988 Trans Am, modeled after the famous car from the TV series "Knight Rider."
Mass. gas prices continue to fall
BOSTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dropped another 2 cents, and has now fallen 13 cents in the past month.
AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of self-serve, regular in the Bay State is now $3.45.
That’s still a penny higher than the national average, but 17 cents lower than the Massachusetts price one year ago.
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Patriots part ways with three veterans
FOXBORO - With the Patriots due to reduce their roster to 75 players on Tuesday, coach Bill Belichick has apparently started the process a few days early.
According to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots released three long-tenured veterans on Sunday - defensive linemen Tommy Kelly and Will Smith and linebacker James Anderson.
It has been Belichick's practice in the past to treat veteran players that don't fit into his plans with enough respect to release them early, thus giving them the chance to hook on with other teams and have enough preseason practice time left to prove themselves.
The surprise is Kelly, 33, who joined the team last year after his release from the Oakland Raiders. Kelly had 21/2 sacks before suffering a torn ACL in the fifth game of the year. He had played 50 snaps in this preseason and was seen as a capable veteran complement to Vince Wilfork in on the defensive line.
Kelly, in his 11th NFL season, played his first nine for the Raiders and had not missed a game in five straight seasons before suffering the knee injury last year.
Wallace, Bisons slam PawSox in 12 innings
BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo first-baseman Brett Wallace smashed a walkoff grand slam in the 12th inning, his third home run of the afternoon, as the Bisons came from behind to defeat the Pawtucket Red Sox, 10-6, Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field to move into a first-place tie with Pawtucket in the IL wild card standings.
The Bisons slugged five home runs in the contest and plated all 10 of their runs via the long ball. Wallace's game-winning slam went to left field with two outs in the 12th against reliever Miguel Celestino (1-3). Celestino had allowed a single to Anthony Gose to begin the inning, then walks to Dan Johnson (intentional) and Matt Hague with two outs to set the stage for Wallace.
Bryce Brentz slugged a two-run home run (11) and drove home four runs for the PawSox, who blew leads of 5-2 and 6-5 in the late innings. Pawtucket stranded two men on base in the 11th and 12th innings against reliever Ryan Tepera (7-3), including wasting a one-out triple from Derrik Gibson in the 11th.
BOSTON - Dustin Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle's bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the Red Sox's eighth straight loss.
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India's newest professional sport, kabaddi, is an ancient Indian game that in its newest incarnation is a high-octane mix of tag and Greco-Roman wrestling. Since the start of its first season last month, it has been drawing sellout crowds and big TV audiences
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My opinion is that the only two computer companies that are software-driven are Apple and NeXT, and I wonder about Apple.
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August 26 Birthdays
Keke Palmer turns 21
Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)
Macaulay Culkin turns 34
Chris Pine turns 34
Melissa McCarthy turns 44
James Harden turns 25
Cassie Ventura turns 28
David Price turns 29
Evan Ross turns 26
Gracie Dzienny turns 18
River Shields turns 17
Craig Owens turns 30
Phil Baker (1896 - 1963)
Thalía turns 43
Elvis Andrus turns 26
Mother Theresa (1910 - 1997)
Neeru Bajwa turns 34
Geraldine Ferraro (1935 - 2011)
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740 - 1810)
August 26 History
2011 - Boeing 787 Dreamliner certified
1970 - Nationwide Women's strike for Equality
1944 - In WW2 Charles de Gaulle enters Paris
1821 - In Argentina the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina opens up
1818 - Illinois becomes 21st US state
This Day in Business
1902 - Conrad Hubert is awarded patent number 737,107 - for a flashlight with an on/off switch.
This Day in Entertainment
1946 - Two years after completion, "Animal Farm" by George Orwell finally published
This Day in Geography
1948 - Heat wave: temperatures hit 108 degrees in Philadelphia and New York City!
This Day in Sports
2003 - Playmakers, the first ever original TV series created by ESPN - airs for the first time
August 26th Holiday
Women's Equality Day - Commemorates the day, August 26, 1920, when women were given the right to vote on an equal level as men.
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Don Pardo, Iconic Voice Of 'SNL,' Dies At 96
TV and radio announcer Don Pardo — best known as the iconic voice behind “Saturday Night Live” — has died at the age of 96.
PARDO: “It’s Saturday Night Live." (Video via NBC)
Pardo's resonant voice got him a job working for NBC in 1944.
PARDO: “Live at 5 is a presentation of WNBC in New York. I’m Don Pardo.”
Throughout his long career with the network, Pardo lent his voice to game shows, including “Jeopardy,” "Wheel of Fortune," and “The Price is Right.”
In 1963, he was one of the first on television to tell the nation that President John F. Kennedy was shot.
“President Kennedy and Governor John Connally of Texas have been cut down by bullets in downtown Dallas.”
Pardo had done voice work for some 30 years before Lorne Michaels hired him in 1975 to work for “SNL,” known then as “NBC's Saturday Night.” The gig easily made him one of the most recognizable voices in television history.
PARDO: “The last line was always “This is Don Pardo saying … This is Don Pardo speaking…I loved that." (Video via Archive of American Television)
It wasn't long before his booming voice became synonymous with the show. Michaels told The New York Times: “Every year the new cast couldn’t wait to hear their name said by him.”
After four decades with the show, he retired from full-time announcing duties in 2004. Saturday Night Live has continued using his intro, with Pardo occasionally doing recordings from his home.
In 2010, he became the first TV announcer to be inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
His daughter told reporters, Pardo died peacefully in his sleep Monday evening at his home Tucson, Arizona. He is survived by his five children.
James Jeffords, Senator Who Quit GOP, Dies At Age 80
James Jeffords, the former Vermont senator who controversially left the Republican Party in 2001, died Monday at a military retirement center in Washington. He was 80 years old.
The Burlington Free Press first reported the news.
Jeffords is best known for his high-profile departure from the GOP and decision to caucus with the Democrats in 2001. His move to become an independent shifted the balance of power in the chamber, which had been 50-50 Republican and Democrat.
One of the biggest factors behind the switch was the GOP's refusal to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a bill he voted in favor of as a member of the House back in 1975.
The Washington Post called Jeffords' departure "one of those rare singular moments" when one lawmaker could change the arc of politics, adding it: "served to highlight the feud between the still-dominant conservative wing and the increasingly marginalized moderate faction of the Republican Party."
In 2005, Jeffords announced he would not seek a fourth term in office, bringing an end to his 18-year run in the Senate. Jeffords cited both his and his wife's health problems as a factor in his decision.
His wife Liz passed away in 2007. Jeffords is survived by his two children, Leonard and Laura.
Manhunt Underway For Man Tied To Theft From MH370 Passengers
The search continues for a third suspect involved in stealing money from the bank accounts of four passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the plane that vanished in March.
CNN says officials are trying to find Ali Farran, a Pakistani man who, according to a Malaysian investigator, "worked as a car mechanic" for playing a role in the theft.
A translation of the official police report says the suspect had "no previous criminal record" and there's "no indication that he escaped abroad."
The Pakistani national is believed to have been in cahoots with two other suspects, "an HSBC bank officer and her husband," arrested Thursday and now in police custody.
Malaysian officials say the couple used internet banking to transfer the equivalent of about $10,000 from the accounts of two Chinese passengers and two Malaysians on the flight to a fifth account managed by Farran.
An HSBC spokesperson has apologized to the victims' families and said "There will be no losses on these accounts."
Meanwhile, the Malaysian government said earlier this month the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370 has not yet come to a close.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss recruited Dutch company Fugro Survey for an underwater mission to try and track the plane down.
"The underwater search element will commence in August and take about 12 months to complete ... which includes vessels fitted with search equipped including towed sonar systems."
The underwater surveyor plans to send out two vessels to scour a 60,000 square-kilometer radius in the southern Indian Ocean to search for any remains. Flight MH370 carried 227 passengers and 12 crew members.
In March, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 reportedly became the largest and longest search mission for a commercial plane in modern aviation history.
Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5M U.S. Hospital Patient Records
As headlines about hacking and potential spying continue to roll in, you may be starting to wonder if anywhere is safe for your personal and financial data.
Back in June, reports revealed you could have put yourself at risk of having your credit card info stolen just by eating dinner at a P.F. Chang’s. (Video via Los Angeles Times)
And in December 2013 news broke that more than 100 million customers had their financial data swiped just because they picked up a few items at Target. (Video via Bloomberg)
Well, now there’s a new place to no longer feel safe — while you’re laid up in a hospital bed.
According to reports Chinese hackers may have stolen the personal data of more than 4.5 million patients of hospitals run by Franklin, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems.
That company operates some 206 hospitals in 29 states — most of those in rural parts of the southeastern U.S.
According to an SEC filing from the company, the information that was stolen includes “non-medical patient identification data related to the Company’s physician practice operations,” from the last five years.
Or, as USA Today reports, “names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers, and Social Security Numbers.”
You might notice, that doesn’t include credit card data, or medical history records — and according to Re/code, at this point, the purpose behind the attack is not entirely clear. Which makes it a little different from most hacks.
As Fox Business notes: “The attack is a departure from many recent breaches in which hackers, many of whom reside in Eastern Europe, snag personal information and sell it on the cyber black market.”
But, it’s still perhaps no less dangerous. The BBC quotes the Director of Security Research at cybersecurity firm Tripwire saying, "This is the information needed for identity theft to allow criminals to open accounts in the names of the 4.5 million victims."
After discovering the hack, which reportedly happened between April and June of this year, Community Health Systems hired security firm Mandiant to investigate.
And the company has some experience investigating Chinese hackers. Last year it issued a report on alleged Chinese hacking of U.S. companies by a group known as “Unit 61398” that reportedly went back as far as 2006.
The U.S. Department of Justice has since indicted five members of that group for stealing trade secrets.
Mandiant is yet to determine if this hack may have been perpetrated by that “Unit 61398,” but did say they believed it was carried out by Chinese hackers.
Tiny Satellites, Like The One Tossed From ISS, On The Rise
Tiny Satellites, Like The One Tossed From ISS, On The Rise
(Image source: NASA)
BY Steven Sparkman
Most of us probably have a mental picture of what it's like to put a satellite into orbit: a dedicated rocket launch, stage separation, the slow unfurling of the solar panels. (Video via NASA)
How far we've come. Monday, a Russian cosmonaut on board the International Space Station put a satellite into orbit with about the same amount of effort you'd use to toss your keys onto a table.
During a spacewalk, Oleg Artemyev deployed a Peruvian nanosatellite called Chasqui I by just picking it up and throwing it off the ISS. The satellite is meant to transmit pictures of Earth to Peru's National University of Engineering.
Satellites have been launched from the ISS before, most notably the bizarre SuitSat, a retired space suit outfitted with sensors that was thrown overboard in early 2006.
But Chasqui I and other small spacecraft are part of a big change in the satellite world: the theory that less is more.
Headlines talking up tiny satellites have been around for a couple years now, praising them for "doing the job of older satellites cheaper" and having price tags "in the reach not just of small firms, but also of start-ups and researchers."
A Forbes writer even went with the bold lede, "In the future, everyone on Earth will have ubiquitous access to outer space."
Many small satellites, like the standard 4-inch-square CubeSat, are light weight and rely on off-the-shelf components, pushing the price to get them into space down into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. That's like one or two potato salads. (Video via European Space Agency)
Hundreds of small satellites are set to be launched in the next few years, though the vast majority won't be delivered by hand from the ISS.
This video contains an image from NASA.
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: a vote given in deciding a disputed question or electing a person for an office or trust
: the right of voting; also : the exercise of such right
On August 26, 1920—42 years after such an amendment had first been introduced in Congress—the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution became law, finally granting women suffrage.
"The Clark Chateau, 321 W. Broadway St., is hosting an exhibit that celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage in the state of Montana." — Montana Standard, July 9, 2014
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Why would a 17th-century writer warn people that a chapel was only for "private or secret suffrages"? Because in addition to the meanings listed above, "suffrage" has been used since the 14th century to mean "prayer" (especially a prayer requesting divine help or intercession). So how did "suffrage" come to mean "a vote" or "the right to vote"? To answer that, we must look to the word’s Latin ancestor, "suffragium," which can be translated as "vote," "support," or "prayer." That term produced descendants in a number of languages, and English picked up its senses of "suffrage" from two different places. We took the "prayer" sense from a Middle French "suffragium" offspring that emphasized the word’s spiritual aspects, and we elected to adopt the "voting" senses directly from the original Latin.
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