Sunday, Nov 22, 2015

2 Panels Advise Bolstering WHO for Crises Like Ebola

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

In recent months, numerous groups of health experts have gathered to debate how to prevent another crisis like the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which jumped borders, spread fear across the globe, and directly killed more than 11,000 people.

A Depressed Egypt Heads to the Polls

From time.com | Archived Version

In stark contrast to the turmoil and heated political contests of years past, Egypt launched a second round of legislative elections on Sunday in an atmosphere of repression and apathy.

Amazon tree diversity faces staggering threats, but there may still be hope

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

A new study reveals as many as half the tree species in the Amazon tropical forest could face the threat of extinction, but researchers say there may still be a way to save the rainforest.

Apple Pencil Coming To Best Buy, Report Claims

From informationweek.com | Archived Version

Apple is partnering again with Best Buy to increase the availability of its products. This time it's to help boost the availability of the Apple Pencil, a key accessory for the iPad Pro.

Argentines contemplate past policies and future in election

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Rising crime, soaring prices and proposals to bring Latin America's third largest economy out of a funk were some of the issues Argentines were considering during Sunday's presidential runoff election, seen as a referendum on ...

At least 91 dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

From latino.foxnews.com | Archived Version

At least 91 people died in a landslide at a jade mine in northeastern Myanmar, also known as Burma, with dozens of people buried alive as mud and stones cascaded over the shacks where many miners lived, the Democratic Voice of Burma Web site ...

Australian Eddie Jones named as England's rugby union head coach

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Authorities Missed Many 'Red Flags' Before Paris Attacks

From huffingtonpost.com | Archived Version

In January, Turkish authorities detained one of the suicide bombers at Turkey's border and deported him to Belgium. Brahim Abdeslam, Turkish authorities told Belgian police at the time, had been "radicalized" and was suspected of wanting to join ...

Bieber's 'Purpose' has biggest sales week of 2015

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

It's been an un-Beliebable first week for Justin Bieber's Purpose. The pop star's new set has sold 522,000 copies since its Nov. 13 release, according to Nielsen Music.

Box office report: Mockingjay - Part 2 earns lowest Hunger Games debut with ...

From ew.com | Archived Version

The saga of Katniss Everdeen came to a close this weekend as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 opened to an estimated $101 million.

Brussels Remains on Highest Alert Level as Manhunts Expand

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

BRUSSELS - The Belgian authorities for a second day on Sunday maintained the highest possible alert level, virtually locking down the capital as they extended their hunt for a widening number of suspects linked to the Paris massacres and who were ...

Coffee In Moderate Amounts Safe For Pregnant Women, Study Finds

From hngn.com | Archived Version

Researchers have found rinking moderate amounts of coffee has no adverse effect on a baby's IQ or behavior in later childhood years.

Don't let one bad app spoil your smartphone

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

If you travel, you probably already know that smartphone apps aren't that smart. In fact, they're sometimes buggy, sluggish and hard to use.

Donald Trump Again Insists He Saw Celebrations in New Jersey on Sept. 11

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

In Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, Donald J. Trump said that “thousands and thousands of people were cheering” while the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept.

Following Racial Slur, University of Kansas Professor Placed on Leave

From newsweek.com | Archived Version

Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is seen in Princeton, New Jersey, November 20.

Hedge Funds Are Back to Bearish on Gold as Price Slump Deepens

From bloomberg.com | Archived Version

Hedge funds are betting gold's decline is far from over, as the metal's month-long slide deepened on expectations for higher U.S.

In Paris's wake, a changed presidential contest — and electorate

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

CONCORD, N.H. - One week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, Diane Lochocki drove with her boyfriend from New York to New Hampshire's state house.

J.J. Abrams Talks 'Star Wars': Role of The Force, BB8 and Lens Flares

From hollywoodreporter.com | Archived Version

Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis and Drama Actress A-List Tackle Race, Sexism, Aging in Hollywood · Hollywood's Most Dangerous Documentarians on Death Threats, Scientology and "Staging" Reality.

Joe Flacco done for season; Backup QBs snag wins for Broncos, Colts, Texans ...

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

NFL Week 11. Top Story Lines | Injury News | Game Analysis Fantasy Football | ATS Betting Tips/Picks. [Looking for Redskins coverage?

Joe Manganiello serenades Sofia Vergara during lavish wedding rehearsal party

From latino.foxnews.com | Archived Version

Joe Manganiello put his singing chops to the test to serenade the woman of his dreams during their wedding celebrations in Palm Beach, Florida.

Late start means Sprint Cup championship race will not end on NBC

From sportingnews.com | Archived Version

Barring a miracle, NASCAR's Sprint Cup championship race - Jeff Gordon's finale - will not be completed on over-the-air television.

Liquids Refrigerated With Laser For The First Time

From tjcnewspaper.com | Archived Version

According to a statement from the University of Washington, there are multiple potential cooling-related applications for this new discovery.

Massachusetts abandons Common Core tests, but impact's here to stay

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

Massachusetts, a national leader in K-12 education, is one of the most influential states yet to reject Common Core testing. The state will redesign its own exams to replace a PARCC assessment.

NYC Emergency Responders Go Through Active Shooter Drill

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

New York police line up near an abandoned subway station in a lower Manhattan to stage a drill simulating a terrorist attack Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in New York.

Northern white rhino dies at SD Zoo Safari Park

From sandiegouniontribune.com | Archived Version

Nola, one of just four endangered northern white rhinos left in the world, died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The 41-year-old rhino has been under veterinary care for a bacterial infection and age-related health issues.

One year later, Tamir Rice's family continues to ask for justice

From cleveland.com | Archived Version

CLEVELAND, Ohio - At a prayer vigil Sunday in the park where the 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer exactly one year ago, the boy's family urged activists not to relent in their struggle for justice.

Pfizer set to buy Allergan for more than $150 billion

From reuters.com | Archived Version

Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) was due to secure formal board approval on Sunday for its acquisition of Botox maker Allergan Plc (AGN.N) for more than $150 billion, creating the world's biggest drug maker, according to people familiar with the matter.

Police investigate flights diverted for suspicious passengers, bomb threats

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

A Southwest Airlines flight made an unscheduled landing in Kansas City on Sunday because of suspicious behavior of several passengers, but no explosives were found aboard the plane and the flight later resumed, officials said.

Premature Baby Born on Cruise Ship Arrives Home in Utah

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

SALT LAKE CITY - A baby who has spent the past two months in a Miami hospital after his premature birth on a cruise ship reached his final destination in Utah.

Scientists implant electronic circuits inside plants

From livemint.com | Archived Version

Augmenting plants with electronic functionality would make it possible to combine electric signals with the plant's own chemical processes.

Sunday's NFL Capsules

From startribune.com | Archived Version

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton threw a career-high five touchdowns passes, and the Carolina Panthers improved to 10-0 on the season with a 44-16 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Survey: US gasoline drop 11 cents over past 2 weeks

From itemlive.com | Archived Version

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average price of gasoline plunged 11 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.14 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg reports Sunday that the drop comes as crude oil prices continue to fall.

Suspect named in New Orleans med-student shooting

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are searching for 25-year-old Euric Cain in connection with the shooting of Tulane medical school student Peter Gold this week.

The 23 best Black Friday tech deals we've found so far - CNET

From cnet.com | Archived Version

We asked pro-athletes, and TV and movie stars to tell us what they want this holiday. My List. Create your own holiday list to share with friends and family.

The big names who went down with injuries in Week 11

From espn.go.com | Archived Version

A host of star players went down with injuries this week. Here are the most significant names who got banged up. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens: Coach John Harbaugh told reporters after the Ravens' 16-13 win that Flacco had torn his ACL.

The biggest story of the week: The Apple Watch's impact

From appadvice.com | Archived Version

It will never be as popular as the iPhone. Nonetheless, the Apple Watch is beginning to have an impact on the watch industry, nine months after the wearable device first debuted.

The surprising link between a parasitic worm and fertility

From babwnews.com | Archived Version

A recent study reveals that women infected with the parasitic roundworm have a higher chance of getting pregnant - here's why.

Titan's massive ice cloud suggests five more years of winter, at least

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

A huge ice storm on Saturn's moon, Titan, is composed of hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen. By Maddy Crowell, Staff November 21, 2015.

Xbox 360 Turns 10 Today

From pcmag.com | Archived Version

Happy birthday, Xbox 360! Microsoft's second big gaming console turns 10 years old today, as the company officially released the Xbox 360 to the United States and Canada on November 22, 2005.