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Golden years shorter in Southern states – USA TODAY

July 19, 2013 in Health News by

Retirement-age Mississippians fared worst in government analysis. Hawaii tops the chart in a new analysis of life expectancy for Americans age 65.(Photo: Getty Images) SHARECONNECT 65 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE ATLANTA — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good health. Hawaii tops the charts in the government’s first state-by-state look at how long Americans age 65 can expect to live, on average, and how many of those remaining years will be healthy ones. Retirement-age Mississippians fared worst, with
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Wireless Emergency Alerts – Spansih

July 19, 2013 in Weather by News

¿Está usted preparado para un peligro inminente? Hoy día, muchos dispositivos móviles pueden ofrecerte información crítica de fuentes locales en las que confías. Con una alerta de sonido y vibración Alertas Inalámbricas de Emergencia te mantienen al tanto donde estés.

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Giving McDonald’s eaters calorie guides did not curb bad eating habits – CBS News

July 19, 2013 in Health News by

Educating people on the number of calories they should eat may not help them make better choices. A new study published July 18 in the American Journal of Public Health showed that providing people with calorie guidelines did not help them make better food choices, even when calorie counts for each item were available on the menu. Several states and cities in the U.S. require that chain restaurants reveal calorie information for their items. Congress has already passed legislation to develop a national calorie labeling system in order to aid health care reform. However, previous studies have shown that listing
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A Dialogue on Race With President Bill Clinton – July 9, 1998 – PBS

July 19, 2013 in General News, US News by

Fifteen years ago, in July 1998, Jim Lehrer held a panel with President Bill Clinton called a Dialogue on Race. Watch the full 1-hour version PBS aired on July 9, 1998 here. The roundtable was wide-ranging and nuanced, touching on both the roots of discrimination and the obstacles in finding

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Putin critic Alexei Navalny released during appeal of conviction – Los Angeles Times

July 19, 2013 in World News by

A district court in the regional capital of Kirov had sentenced Navalny and Ofitserov to five years and four years in prison, respectively, and fined them $15,000 each on charges of embezzling $530,000 from a local timber company in 2009. The Kirov regional court ruled that both men should be released while they appeal the verdict. Navalny was freed on a pledge that he not travel outside Moscow. PHOTOS: Russians protest Navalny convictions Upon his release, Navalny thanked his supporters “for making them release me.” Thousands protested after the convictions. “Even if it is temporary, let’s use
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Royal Baby: The ‘Great Kate Wait’ Continues – Sky News

July 19, 2013 in UK News by

The Duchess of Cambridge is thought to have returned to London from her family home fuelling speculation the arrival of the royal baby could be imminent. The Duchess has been dividing her time between her official London residence at Kensington Palace and her parents’ home in Bucklebury, Berkshire. But Sky’s Royal Correspondent Paul Harrison says it is widely believed that the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge have travelled back to London. The Duke is with his wife because he is on annual leave from his job as a search and rescue helicopter pilot. His two-week paternity leave will begin when
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Heatwave continues with north-west set to be hot spot – BBC News

July 19, 2013 in UK News by

19 July 2013 Last updated at 23:25 ET Continue reading the main story It is the first time since 2006 that temperatures have been above 30C for more than six days. Here people are making use of an artificial beach in Nottingham London firefighters have tackled five times more grass fires this month than in the same period last year. On Friday, crews were called to Leytonstone Prime Minister David Cameron was among the crowds who saw England dominate Australia on a warm day at
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Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon – The Guardian

July 19, 2013 in UK News by

Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted of gross indecency under anti-homosexuality legislation, is to be given a posthumous pardon. The government signalled on Friday that it is prepared to support a backbench bill that would pardon Turing, who died from cyanide poisoning at the age of 41 in 1954 after he was subjected to “chemical castration”. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, a government whip, told peers that the government would table the third reading of the Alan Turing (statutory pardon) bill at the end of October if no amendments are made. “If nobody tables
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Nate Silver joining ESPN, per report – SB Nation

July 19, 2013 in Sports News by

ESPN’s summer shopping spree continues. After bringing back former anchor Keith Olbermann to host his own late-night talk show, ESPN went after one of the most sought-after minds in analytics to possibly be one of Olbermann’s first regular contributors: Nate Silver. The network has reportedly hired Silver, a former New York Times columnist and creator of the FiveThirtyEight blog. The report comes from Brian Stelter of the Times itself. Silver, whose profile rose more than any political candidate during the past election cycle, will return to sportswriting. Silver managed PECOTA — a system that forecasts the career development of
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NCAA spokesman: ‘Suit threatens college sports as we know it’ – USA TODAY

July 19, 2013 in Sports News by

Arizona’s Jake Fischer has joined a lawsuit against the NCAA and others.(Photo: Patrick Breen, The Arizona Republic) SHARECONNECT 111 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE A day after the plaintiffs’ lawyers in an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA and two co-defendants filed an amended complaint regarding the use of athletes’ names, images and likenesses, the association’s general counsel responded by acknowledging the threat the case presents to the collegiate model of amateurism. “College sports today are valued by the student-athletes who compete and all of us who support them,” Donald Remy, the NCAA’s vice president for legal affairs, said in a statement. “However, the plaintiffs’
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Red Sox and reality may bite Yankees – New York Daily News

July 19, 2013 in Sports News by

The Yankees begin the second half in a state of uncertainty, which has pretty much been the theme to their injury-plagued season. Except that the early-season overachievement has given way to the reality that this team desperately needs its stars, who may or may not be ready to contribute. Yet the cold truth is that if the Yankees need Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez to save their season, you can’t feel good about their chances of playing October baseball. We’ll see. Jeter’s one-game return to the Bronx last week certainly tempered any optimism that he can step in right away
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Wireless Emergency Alerts – English

July 19, 2013 in Weather by News

When danger is imminent, will you be prepared? Now, many mobile devices can bring you critical information from local sources you trust. With a unique sound and vibration … Wireless Emergency Alerts keep you in the know, wherever you are.

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Exclusive: Boeing 787 probe looks at condensation, wiring

July 19, 2013 in Reuters News by

By Andrea Shalal-Esa and Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON/SEATTLE | Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:16pm EDT WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) – Officials investigating the fire on an Ethiopian Airlines 787 in London last week are focused on how condensation in the plane and a possible pinched wire in an emergency beacon may have sparked the blaze, according to people familiar with the probe. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday it will call for inspections of the beacons made by Honeywell on Boeing Co 787 jetliners, but stopped short of requiring airlines to disable or remove the devices, as British authorities investigating the
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Kerry says Israel, Palestinians lay groundwork for peace talks

July 19, 2013 in Reuters News by

By Arshad Mohammed AMMAN | Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:31pm EDT AMMAN (Reuters) – Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, although he cautioned the deal was not final and required more diplomacy. Kerry, winding up his sixth Middle East brokering mission this year, gave few details. He anticipated Israeli and Palestinian envoys would come to Washington soon for what a U.S. official said would mark the launch of direct negotiations. “I am pleased to announce that we have reached an
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North Korean ship was carrying sugar donation, Cuba told Panama

July 19, 2013 in Reuters News by

By Lomi Kriel and David Adams PANAMA CITY/MIAMI | Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:09pm EDT PANAMA CITY/MIAMI (Reuters) – When a North Korean ship carrying Cuban arms was seized last week in Panama on suspicion of smuggling drugs, Cuba first said it was loaded with sugar for the people of North Korea, according to a Panamanian official familiar with the matter. Cuban officials were quick to request the ship be released, pledging there were no drugs on board, and made no mention of the weapons which two days later were found
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Excerpts: A Dialogue on Race With President Clinton – July 8, 1998

July 19, 2013 in General News, US News by

Fifteen years ago, on the July 8, 1998 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, we aired excerpts from a panel with President Clinton called a Dialogue on Race. PBS aired the full 1-hour long conversation on July 9. The discussion was wide-ranging, touching on differing topics from the roots of discrimination

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‘West Yorkshire Police cutbacks are bound to hit frontline services’ – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

July 19, 2013 in UK News by

‘West Yorkshire Police cutbacks are bound to hit frontline services’ 7:00am Friday 19th July 2013 in Bradford By Steve Wright, Crime Reporter West Yorkshire Police is facing a battle to provide a high quality service to the public, as it grapples with huge spending cuts, a report reveals. The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has identified five forces, including West Yorkshire, which are struggling with cutbacks. West Yorkshire needs to save more than £112 million in a four-year spending review to March, 2015, but is only budgeted to save £103 million – leaving £9.4 million to find. It is cutting
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David Cameron “conflict of interest” row over £2.7million NHS probe by Tory … – Mirror.co.uk

July 19, 2013 in UK News by

David Cameron was embroiled last night in a “conflict of interest” row over a £2.7million probe into the deaths of ­thousands of patients. The Prime Minister faces searching questions over the consultancy firm he hired to run the review into high mortality rates at 14 NHS trusts. A Department of Health document, obtained by the Daily Mirror, shows that PricewaterhouseCoopers was handed £2,773,614 to “project manage” the probe. But PwC was also being paid thousands of pounds by four of those NHS trusts to provide “audit services”. Yet the near £3million sum was not disclosed in the 61-page report published
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Heatwave warnings extended to north-west England – BBC News

July 19, 2013 in UK News by

19 July 2013 Last updated at 20:32 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Jessica Harris, from Cancer Research, said people should take extra precautions when spending time in the sun The heatwave warning for north-west England has been raised to “level three” by the Met Office.
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‘Walking Dead’ season 4 will ‘get insane very quickly’ – Today.com (blog)

July 19, 2013 in Entertainment news by

18 minutes ago It’s a horde! “The Walking Dead’s” producers and stars faced 4,000 more fans at Friday’s Comic-Con panel than they did last year, and rewarded attendees with plenty of scoop about the upcoming fourth season. “Things are just going to keep getting crazier,” promised Robert Kirkman, creator of the original “TWD” comic books and now an executive producer on the zombie drama. “It’s escalated,” agreed showrunner Scott Gimple, who penned the first episode. “It’s going to get insane very quickly.” The feel of the panel was similar, shifting from somber to silly throughout
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Getting Fired And Quitting On Wall Street

July 19, 2013 in General News, Reuters News, World News by

Securities Industry lawyer Robert Herskovits, Esq. and Bill Singer, Esq. discuss how to handle a Wall Street termination. Putting out the employment brushfire before it becomes a forest fire.

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‘Veronica Mars’ Dudes Troll Comic-Con With ‘Team Piz’ And ‘Team Logan’ Tees – MTV.com

July 19, 2013 in Entertainment news by

Jason Dohring, Kristen Bell and Chris Lowell.Photo: via @tracybrennan007′s Twitter I’ve got 99 problems, and the fact that I was not able to personally attend the Veronica Mars movie panel at Comic-Con covers all of them. My poor little fan girl heart needs some rest after all of this Marshmallowy goodness. Not only did we spaz out when we heard creator Rob Thomas sobbed while watching Logan and Veronica’s first kiss (he’s one of us!!), but the VMars dudes clearly had something special planned and decided to engage in a little fan trolling. Jason Dohring wore a “Team Piz” shirt
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‘Glee’ fall premiere delayed due to Monteith’s death – USA TODAY

July 19, 2013 in Entertainment news by

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‘Agents of SHIELD’ gets Comic-Con world premiere – USA TODAY

July 19, 2013 in Entertainment news by

‘Avengers’ director Joss Whedon directed the pilot ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ which premieres Sept. 24 on ABC. SHARECONNECT 4 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE SAN DIEGO — ABC took the wraps offMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. today, giving the new drama its first public screening at Comic-Con. It premieres Sept. 24. What the pilot showed was a team of highly skilled but not superpowered agents under the suddenly alive and kicking Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), who died in The Avengers movie. The episode explained the revival of the character, who appeared to have a grand time getting around, whether by team plane or his
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Kanye West — FELONY SUSPECT FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY – TMZ.com

July 19, 2013 in Entertainment news by

5:28 PM PT – The victim wants to press charges against Kanye … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.  What’s more, our sources say he’s been interviewed by cops and they’ve determined he did indeed suffer injuries during the attack.  Cops will refer the case to the D.A. as a felony attempted robbery and not a battery case.  The routine is to go after the suspect for the most serious charge. Kanye West has been named a felony suspect in the LAX attack Friday afternoon … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … police suspect Kanye committed an attempted
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‘The Conjuring’ weaves an unearthly spell – USA TODAY

July 19, 2013 in Entertainment news by

All the actors give convincing performances in this supernatural thriller, even the youngest members of the cast. SHARECONNECT 30 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE The Conjuring is a well-crafted throwback to B-movie horror thrillers, with A-list actors, making the sum of the parts a solid B+. One of the scarier haunted house/demon possession movies in recent years, it brings to mind ’70s supernatural horror films such as The Exorcist with its stillness, steady build of suspense and handsome cinematography. Director James Wan successfully imbues the film with a sense of foreboding. Along the way the sound effects, unsettling music and eerie mood keep viewers
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President Obama Says Trayvon Martin ‘Could Have Been Me’

July 19, 2013 in General News, US News by

President Barack Obama made a surprise statement today at the White House regarding the George Zimmerman trial. He said that while the verdict should be respected and was the result of due process, African Americans continue to face discrimination. He shared that he has personally encountered prejudice, and that “Trayvon

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‘SHIELD’ pilot screens at Comic-Con: Here’s what we thought – Entertainment Weekly

July 19, 2013 in Entertainment news by

The room exploded. When Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb revealed the “clip” of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the entire pilot, Ballroom 20 broke into cheers. Comic-Con got to be the first audience to watch the eagerly awaited show’s first episode, a pilot that even industry reporters and many Hollywood insiders had not yet viewed. Related Cobie Smulders joins ‘SHIELD’! First photo ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ mysterious billboard: It’s black, so very black So how was it? In a way, judging a pilot from this screening is really tough. Because there is arguably no better audience for S.H.I.E.L.D. than this crowd. As I’ve pointed
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Obama on Zimmerman Verdict: ‘Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago’

July 19, 2013 in General News, Top News, US News by

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President Obama Trayvon Martin Comments 2013: ‘Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me’

July 19, 2013 in General News, Top News, US News by

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Kills It At San Diego Comic-Con – MTV.com

July 19, 2013 in Entertainment news by

San Diego Comic-Con was dark and full of terrors on Friday afternoon, thanks to the “Game of Thrones” panel. Death was very much on the mind for Hall H attendees, as the panel began with an in memoriam video set to Boyz II Men’s “Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” — an appropriate way to lead in to a conversation about season three’s controversial Red Wedding episode. Gone from the show but not from fandom, actors Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley were on hand to eulogize their “Game of Thrones” characters’ deaths. And even with winter coming,
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‘Walking Dead’ Reveals ‘Insane’ Comic-Con Trailer – MTV.com

July 19, 2013 in Entertainment news by

“It’s going to get insane very quickly.” That’s the head’s up from showrunner Scott M. Gimple when it comes to the new season of “The Walking Dead.” And you might want to take “head’s up” literally: AMC’s zombie series is never afraid to let the blood flow, as illustrated by the new trailer debuted at Comic-Con. During Friday’s “Walking Dead” panel, the cast and crew unveiled a new trailer featuring a mix of familiar faces and new ones. Last season’s newbies Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) and his little sister Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) are now full-fledged members of
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FAA seeks inspections of Boeing 787 rescue beacons

July 19, 2013 in Reuters News by

By Andrea Shalal-Esa and Alwyn Scott Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:58pm EDT (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday it will require inspections of emergency locator beacons on U.S.-registered Boeing Co (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners, but stopped short of making airlines disable or remove the devices blamed for a fire aboard a parked 787 in London last week. UK investigating authorities on Thursday pinpointed the battery-powered beacons as the likely cause of the fire and recommended disabling the units. The UK probe is now focused on the possible role played by moisture and condensation in the 787 cabin. The
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Fed rethinks move allowing banks to trade physical commodities

July 19, 2013 in Reuters News by

By David Sheppard and Josephine Mason NEW YORK | Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:47pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve is “reviewing” a landmark 2003 decision that first allowed regulated banks to trade in physical commodity markets, it said on Friday, a move that may send new shockwaves through Wall Street. While it is well known that the Fed is considering whether or not to allow banks including Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and JPMorgan (JPM.N) to continue owning trading assets like oil storage tanks or metals warehouses, Friday’s one-sentence statement suggests that it is also reconsidering the full
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