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  • N. Korea: Putin Spokesman Confirms Kim Jong-un Invited to Visit Moscow

    12/19/2014 6:46:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Dec. 19 2014
    Putin Spokesman Confirms Kim Jong-un Invited to Visit Moscow Reuters Dec. 19 2014 16:21 Last edited 16:23 Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the Kremlin's spokesman said Friday. It would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive east Asian state in 2011. His personal envoy came to Moscow last month in the framework of efforts by the two Cold War-era allies to improve relations. "Yes, such an invitation was sent,"...
  • Marco Rubio calls out pope on Cuba

    12/18/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/17/14 | Lauren French and Seung Min Kim
    Marco Rubio calls out pope on Cuba By Lauren French and Seung Min Kim | 12/17/14 2:14 PM EST | Updated 12/17/14 4:23 PM EST Sen. Marco Rubio, a Catholic, criticized Pope Francis on Wednesday after the pontiff played a key role in helping the United States and Cuba forge an agreement that resulted in the release of American Alan Gross from Cuba. Rubio said he would “ask His Holiness to take up the cause of freedom and democracy.” The Florida Republican said he didn’t criticize Francis’ personal appeals to help facilitate Gross’ release, but was speaking in response to...
  • Russia: Falling Ruble Causes Businessman to Commit Suicide in Moscow Hotel

    12/18/2014 2:54:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | Dec. 17, 2014
    Falling Ruble Causes Businessman to Commit Suicide in Moscow Hotel 10:22 17.12.2014(updated 10:40 17.12.2014) Yesterday’s Russian stock exchange panic caused a co-founder of a financial company to kill himself in one of Moscow’s top hotels - Hotel National. MOSCOW, December 17 (Sputnik) — A businessman, who owned a stake in an investment enterprise, committed suicide in Hotel National Moscow yesterday night, having shot himself in the head. Police are investigating the incident. The late Ivan Shervashidze left a suicide note and his last will. According to some reports, he owned a business selling musical instruments and equipment and co-owned a...
  • Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence

    12/17/2014 6:33:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Stanford University ^ | December 16, 2014 | Chris Cesare
    Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life. By Chris Cesare Russ Altman, a professor of bioengineering and of computer science at Stanford, will serve as faculty director of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence. Stanford University has invited leading thinkers from several institutions to begin a 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play. This effort, called the One Hundred Year...
  • Snapchat CEO lashes out after Sony leaks

    12/17/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/14 | Cory Bennett
    Snapchat CEO lashes out after Sony leaks By Cory Bennett - 12/17/14 05:25 PM EST Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said Wednesday that he was “angry” and “devastated” at the information leaked about his disappearing messaging app as a result of the Sony hack. Good chunks of Snapchat’s business plans were revealed Tuesday when the cyberattackers that hit Sony dumped Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton's email catalogue. Lynton sits on Snapchat’s board of directors and had numerous candid email exchanges with Spiegel about hiring practices, possible acquisitions and potential future products. “I felt like I was going to cry all morning,”...
  • Sony Hack: Activists to Drop 'Interview' DVDs Over North Korea Via Balloon (coming Jan.)

    12/17/2014 5:18:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/16/2014 | Paul Bond
    Sony Hack: Activists to Drop 'Interview' DVDs Over North Korea Via Balloon by Paul Bond 12/16/2014 4:03pm PDT This story also appears in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Whether or not North Korea is behind the Sony hack, Kim Jong Un better brace himself because The Interview is headed to his country. Human rights activists are planning to airlift DVDs of the Seth Rogen comedy into the country via hydrogen balloons. Fighters for a Free North Korea, run by Park Sang Hak, a former government propagandist who escaped to South Korea, has for years used balloons...
  • Sony hacks: Sorkin says media are 'morally treasonous'

    12/17/2014 2:54:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 December 2014 | Anthony Zurcher
    Sony hacks: Sorkin says media are 'morally treasonous' By Anthony Zurcher Editor, Echo Chambers The messages read like something from a bad Hollywood film about Hollywood. The misbehaviour of egotistical studio executives, petulant stars and dictatorial directors seem almost too cliched to be true. But, apparently, they are. Major media outlets have been sifting through the voluminous trove of Sony Pictures emails made public by an anonymous group of hackers known as the Guardians of Peace for more than a week, picking out the particularly salacious details. The resulting stories have provided a candid look at the sometimes ugly, sometimes...
  • Sony Frees Theaters to Skip Film ‘The Interview’ Amid Hacker Threat

    12/16/2014 7:55:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Ben Fritz, Danny Yadron and Erich Schwartzel
    Sony Frees Theaters to Skip Film ‘The Interview’ Amid Hacker Threat Decision Comes After Threats of Physical Attacks Around Dec. 25 Opening of Seth Rogen Comedy By Ben Fritz, Danny Yadron and Erich Schwartzel Updated Dec. 16, 2014 9:03 p.m. ET Sony Pictures executives will let theater operators decide whether or not to play its forthcoming comedy film “The Interview” after threats of physical attacks surfaced on Tuesday, said a person with knowledge of Sony’s plans. The decision came after the same people purporting to have carried out a devastating cyber attack on the movie studio threatened to escalate to...
  • American in North Korea denounces U.S., seeks Venezuela asylum: media

    12/14/2014 1:09:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Virginia Gazette ^ | December 14, 2014
    American in North Korea denounces U.S., seeks Venezuela asylum: media Reuters 2:54 a.m. EST, December 14, 2014 A U.S. citizen who illegally entered North Korea delivered a lengthy denunciation of U.S. domestic and foreign policy on Sunday and said he was seeking political asylum in Venezuela, the North's official media said. The man identified himself as Arturo Pierre Martinez, 29, from El Paso, Texas, in video footage of a press conference released by the North's KCNA news agency and said he had taken "a risky journey to reach the (North) so that I could pass along some very valuable and...
  • Sony Hackers Leak New Data, Threaten ‘Christmas Gift’ To Put Studio In ‘Worst State’

    12/13/2014 8:35:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 13, 2014 | Linda Ge
    Sony Hackers Leak New Data, Threaten ‘Christmas Gift’ To Put Studio In ‘Worst State’ Movies | By Linda Ge on December 13, 2014 @ 2:53 pm Latest data dump, the seventh, related to Sony streaming site Crackle The Sony hacking continues to unfold as the group calling itself the Guardians of Peace have released another bundle of data obtained from the studio’s computer files, and issued another warning. “We are preparing for you a Christmas gift,” reads the message. “The gift will be larger quantities of data. And it will be more interesting. The gift will surely give you much...
  • Germans take to the streets to protest against 'Islamisation'

    12/13/2014 6:26:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08 Dec 2014 | Justin Huggler
    Germans take to the streets to protest against 'Islamisation' Anti-immigrant protests claim to want to preserve Judeo-Christian culture as critics accuse it of harbouring neo-Nazi elements By Justin Huggler, Berlin 6:51PM GMT 08 Dec 2014 A new type of anti-immigration protest is sweeping across Germany, as thousands take to the streets against what they say is the growing “Islamisation” of the country. The new protests, which began in the city of Dresden in the former East Germany, feature no neo-Nazi slogans and have nothing to do with the traditional far right. Instead the demonstrators have adopted the old rallying call...
  • N. Korea: Kim Yo-jong grows in clout as brother relapses

    12/12/2014 8:33:06 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Korea Joonang Daily ^ | Dec 10,2014 | LEE YOUNG-JONG, SER MYO-JA
    Kim Yo-jong grows in clout as brother relapses PYONGYANG ODYSSEY Dec 10,2014 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is experiencing a relapse of his recent health problems, South Korean government officials said Monday. According to the Ministry of Unification, Kim was limping severely in a video clip recently aired by the state-run Korean Central TV. He was limping particularly painfully at an event with female pilots that took place at the end of last month. The Rodong Shinmun, the Workers’ Party’s newspaper, reported Kim’s visit to the air base on Nov. 28 with photos, but no video was aired until Sunday...
  • Hollywood producer attacks Angelina Jolie as 'spoiled brat with rampaging ego'

    12/12/2014 8:15:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Nick Allen
    Hollywood producer attacks Angelina Jolie as 'spoiled brat with rampaging ego' In embarrassing emails leaked by Sony hackers Scott Rudin, producer of The Social Network and The Queen, claims the star's planned remake of Cleopatra will be an "ego bath" By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 8:14PM GMT 10 Dec 2014 An Oscar-winning Hollywood producer reportedly attacked Angelina Jolie as a "spoiled brat with a rampaging ego" in leaked emails. Scott Rudin, who produced films including The Social Network, Notes on a Scandal, Moneyball, and The Queen, made the comments in what appear to be a series of angry exchanges with...
  • Korean Air scion faces probe for bad in-flight behavior (nut rage?)

    12/09/2014 4:49:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2014-12-08 | Kim Se-jeong
    Korean Air scion faces probe for bad in-flight behavior By Kim Se-jeong The transportation authority said Monday it is looking into whether a Korean Air senior vice president's behavior on a plane, including yelling at flight attendants and ordering the plane to stop, violated the Aviation Safety Law. The investigation comes after Heather Cho, the airline's senior vice president and the airline group Chairman Cho Yang-ho's eldest daughter, allegedly had an aircraft on the runway proceed back to the gate at JFK International Airport in New York to have a flight attendant thrown off due to "poor service." "Two inspectors...
  • George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law’

    12/08/2014 4:08:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    WP ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jose A. DelReal
    George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law’ By Jose A. DelReal December 5 Former President Bush has spoken at length about his close ties to former President Bill Clinton, at times calling him his "brother from another mother." CNN's Candy Crowley asked Bush during an interview published Friday where that leaves Hillary Clinton: "My sister-in-law!" the president responded light-heartedly. When asked about a potential Jeb Bush versus Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, the former president conceded they would both be formidable candidates but insisted his brother — his real brother — would win.
  • S&P cuts Italy sovereign rating to BBB-, just above junk

    12/07/2014 6:20:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 5, 2014
    S&P cuts Italy sovereign rating to BBB-, just above junk ROME Fri Dec 5, 2014 1:32pm EST Dec 5 (Reuters) - Standard & Poors on Friday cut Italy's sovereign credit rating from BBB to BBB-, just one notch above junk, citing the country's weak growth and poor competitiveness which undermine the sustainability of its huge public debt.
  • Defense Secretary Favorite Ash Carter Wanted To Bomb North Korea In 2006

    12/07/2014 5:39:18 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Armin Rosen
    Defense Secretary Favorite Ash Carter Wanted To Bomb North Korea In 2006 Armin Rosen Dec 2, 2014, 11.25 PM Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, is largely known as a behind-the-scenes player, a thinker and manager rather than a public agitator. This low profile is arguably one of Carter's top selling points. After Hagel's troubled reign at the Pentagon, which ended in a highly public falling out with the White House over policy in the Middle East and accusations of laziness and dysfunction, it's prudent for the president to want a respected...
  • 'Buckwheat panic' Grips Russians As Economic Sanctions Bite

    12/06/2014 9:46:57 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    NDTV ^ | December 07, 2014
    'Buckwheat panic' Grips Russians As Economic Sanctions Bite World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: December 07, 2014 10:31 IST Moscow: With its warm, fluffy brown grains, buckwheat is the ultimate comfort food for Russians and as sanctions hit home, it is flying off the shelves in a shopping frenzy dubbed the "buckwheat panic". Hard-hit by falling oil prices and Western economic sanctions imposed over the Kremlin's role in the Ukrainian crisis, Russia is seeing a catastrophic depreciation of the ruble and steep inflation. But while Russians grumble about the rising price of chicken, cheese or sausage, it was only when...
  • Sony Hacking: North Korea Denies Involvement, Praises Attack(righteous deed by sympathizers)

    12/06/2014 9:25:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Variety ^ | December 6, 2014
    Sony Hacking: North Korea Denies Involvement, Praises Attack December 6, 2014 | 09:11PM PT Variety Staff North Korea has denied involvement in the ongoing cyber attack on Sony Pictures, according to a report from Agence France Presse. However, North Korea’s top military body told North Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA that the hacking is “a righteous deed” that may have been carried out by its supporters to protest Sony’s upcoming comedy “The Interview.” “The hacking into the Sony Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the (North) in response to its appeal,” the National Defense...
  • Sony hack: Signs point to North Korea

    12/06/2014 6:56:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jose Pagliery
    Sony hack: Signs point to North Korea By Jose Pagliery @Jose_Pagliery December 5, 2014: 9:05 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) We can't say for sure, but the evidence in the Sony Pictures hack is increasingly pointing to North Korea, according to several security experts. The attack is similar to last year's raid on South Korean banks and telecoms -- one that the country's intelligence officials attributed to the North Korean government. Here are the latest findings from security researchers at antivirus maker Kaspersky. Hackers destroyed data on Sony Pictures computers with the same kind of digital weapon used against South...
  • Electric Eels Use Built-In "Taser" to Remotely Stun Their Prey

    12/05/2014 3:56:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 4, 2014 | Carrie Arnold
    Electric Eels Use Built-In "Taser" to Remotely Stun Their Prey It's the first evidence found in nature that an animal can remotely control another with electricity. By Carrie Arnold for National Geographic Published December 4, 2014 Talk about a shock—electric eels use their built-in "taser" to stun prey from a distance, a new study reveals. Strong, fast pulses delivered remotely by the fish Electrophorus electricus cause its victim's muscles to contract, essentially paralyzing it. Then, the electric eel can swim over and slurp up its prize in one easy gulp. The discovery is the first time scientists have found that...
  • Nigeria: 50 Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl

    12/04/2014 12:10:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    All Africa ^ | 3 December 2014 | Kingsley Omonobi and Ndahi Marama
    Nigeria: 50 Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl By Kingsley Omonobi and Ndahi Marama A female suicide bomber, who was arrested by the vigilante group also known as civilian JTF, revealed, yesterday, that 50 other female suicide bombers have been let loose in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with a mandate to kill 100,000 persons before the end of December 2014. The arrested female bomber disclosed this on a day the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah vowed that Boko Haram will be defeated. This came as former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon charged the army chief...
  • N.Korea's Nasty Young Rulers

    12/04/2014 11:28:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Nov. 28, 2014
    N.Korea's Nasty Young Rulers Kim Yeo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, had been appointed a vice director in the Workers Party Central Committee. Until now, she was referred to only as a "senior official." The position is equivalent to a vice minister in the South. But Kim Yeo-jong is only 27 years old. Her father, former leader Kim Jong-il, was appointed vice director in the party when he was 32, and her aunt, Kim Kyong-hui when she was 30. The North Korean press did not say which department Yeo-jong is in charge of, but officials here...
  • N. Korea conducted small nuclear test in 2010: China professor (??)

    12/04/2014 4:37:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2014-12-04
    Posted : 2014-12-04 16:02 Updated : 2014-12-04 16:02 N. Korea conducted small nuclear test in 2010: China professor A Chinese professor has claimed that North Korea conducted a "low-yield underground nuclear test" in May 2010, possibly backing a claim by North Korea that it succeeded in carrying out a nuclear fusion reaction at that time. Wen Lianxing, the professor who leads a research group on earthquakes and physics at the Beijing-based University of Science and Technology of China, said the North's claimed nuclear test yielded a 2.9-ton blast with a margin of error of 0.8 ton. The claimed nuclear test...
  • Details Emerge on Malware Used in Sony Hacking Attack

    12/03/2014 2:28:58 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    recode.net ^ | December 2, 2014, | Arik Hesseldahl
    Details Emerge on Malware Used in Sony Hacking Attack December 2, 2014, 7:31 AM PST By Arik Hesseldahl New details have emerged about the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, the motion picture studio which last week came under a withering digital siege that investigators say may have originated from North Korea. Late Monday the FBI issued a confidential five-page warning to U.S. businesses concerning malicious software, or malware, used to carry out destructive attacks. The warning did not name Sony as a victim of the malware, though it is said to be a direct response to the breach at...
  • China 'will not go to war for North Korea'

    12/02/2014 6:59:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 02 Dec 2014
    China 'will not go to war for North Korea' Retired People's Liberation Army general says China will not step in to save neighbouring North Korea if Pyongyang regime collapses By AFP 1:30PM GMT 02 Dec 2014 China will not step in to save neighbouring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime collapses or starts a war, a retired People's Liberation Army general said, possibly signalling waning patience in Beijing with its wayward, nuclear-armed ally. "China is not a saviour," Wang Hongguang, formerly deputy commander of the Nanjing military region, wrote in the Global Times newspaper, which is close to the Chinese...
  • Russian Ruble Takes a Nosedive as Oil Price Drops

    12/02/2014 9:21:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | NATALIYA VASILYEVA
    Russian Ruble Takes a Nosedive as Oil Price Drops MOSCOW — Dec 1, 2014, 6:29 AM ET By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press Russia's ruble hit a new all-time low on Monday, dropping about 5 percent as declining oil prices and the conflict in eastern Ukraine weigh on the country's economic prospects. The Russian currency traded at 52.75 rubles against the dollar in morning trading Monday after shedding 15 percent in the previous week. The ruble was also down 5 percent against the euro. Battered by low oil prices and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the ruble has been declining throughout...
  • Japan downgraded by Moody's amid rising fears over debt (from Aa3 to A1)

    12/02/2014 8:02:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 December 2014
    1 December 2014 Last updated at 14:22 Japan downgraded by Moody's amid rising fears over debt Moody's has cut Japan's credit rating by one notch over rising doubts about its ability to reduce debt levels. The decision by the ratings agency sent the yen to a seven-year low against the US dollar. The downgrade comes less than a two weeks before a snap general election called by prime minister Shinzo Abe. His economic stimulus policies and a decision to delay a second sales tax rise will be among the key campaign issues. Tom Byrne, regional credit officer of Moody's, said...
  • The North Korean Walter Whites funnelling crystal meth into China

    11/30/2014 5:55:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 November 2014 | Tania Branigan
    The North Korean Walter Whites funnelling crystal meth into China Pyongyang actively produced and trafficked drugs for years, say experts, but there has been a shift towards tolerating smaller scale, privatised operations Tania Branigan in Beijing Friday 28 November 2014 11.15 GMT Just call him North Korea’s Walter White: a struggling professor who turned to making methamphetamine, or crystal meth, to supplement his modest income - and who is likely to have found ready conspirators in gangs from across the border in China. Defectors and North Koreans working illicitly abroad say a large-scale drug trade has flooded north-east China with...
  • Kim Jong-Un's aunt 'died of a stroke as she argued with him on the phone about execution of .....'

    11/29/2014 7:55:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2014 | Thomas Burrows
    Kim Jong-Un's aunt 'died of a stroke as she argued with him on the phone about execution of her husband' Claimed Kim Kyung Hui died from stroke after arguing with Kim Jong Un She was furious about the execution of her husband, Jang Song Thaek He was killed last year on charges of trying to overthrow the government Defector said Ms Kim had a stroke while on the phone to her nephew She had been one of the most prominent figures in the oppressive regime By Thomas Burrows for MailOnline Published: 12:56 GMT, 29 November 2014 | Updated: 13:59 GMT,...
  • The Benefits of Being Politically Correct(not a satire but reads like one)

    11/29/2014 4:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anna North
    The Benefits of Being Politically Correct By Anna North November 10, 2014 1:20 pm 30 Comments When people bring up political correctness, they’re often talking about how much they hate it. Unlike, say, “diversity” or “inclusion,” the term is perhaps most frequently used by those who object to what it stands for, who feel that calls to change the way they speak harm them or society in some way. These objections inspired Jack Goncalo, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell, and his team to study the actual effects of political correctness. They’d heard “this idea that the effort to...
  • Female Violence Against Men 'Widespread'

    11/29/2014 1:03:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/27/2014 | Avraham Ben Horin, Hezki Ezra
    Female Violence Against Men 'Widespread' As Israel marks Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women, Knesset notes women can be victimizers, too. By Avraham Ben Horin, Hezki Ezra First Publish: 11/27/2014, 7:15 PM Israel marked the UN's International Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women this week, but one Knesset Committee took the opportunity to note that women can be victimizers and not just victims. The Knesset's Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection Committee devoted a special session week to the subject of domestic violence, as part of the Knesset's activities marking November 25, the International Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women, which...
  • Children of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Be Overweight, Obese

    11/28/2014 6:51:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    University Herald ^ | Nov 25, 2014
    Nov 25, 2014 01:13 AM EST Children of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Be Overweight, Obese A mother's employment status could be linked to their children's weight over time, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the majority of preschoolers of working moms may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year. "The only factor of the four that we investigated that mediated the relationship between maternal employment status and child obesity was how much...
  • Gunman Dead After Shots Fired at Police HQ, Mexican Consulate in Austin

    11/28/2014 2:32:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | Alastair Jamieson, Alexander Smith and Jason Cumming
    Gunman Dead After Shots Fired at Police HQ, Mexican Consulate in Austin By Alastair Jamieson, Alexander Smith and Jason Cumming A veteran Austin police officer putting away horses for the night was able to stop a gunman rampaging through the city's downtown early Friday — ending the suspect's 10 minutes of terror before anyone was hurt, authorities said. But police are trying to determine whether the shooter, who had been driving around the Texas capital, was killed during a gunfight with the officer or if he took his own life.
  • North Korea Blasts James Franco and Seth Rogen ... Again

    11/28/2014 3:42:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/27/2014 | Lee Hyo-won
    North Korea Blasts James Franco and Seth Rogen ... Again 10:22 PM PST 11/27/2014 by Lee Hyo-won Ahead of the film's release, the secretive regime says the stars deserve "stern punishment" North Korean government-controlled website Uriminzokkiri released a statement on Friday condemning The Interview, ahead of next month's opening of the film by James Franco and Seth Rogen. A statement, published under a pen name, denounces the film that depicts a farcical mission to assassinate Kim Jong Un, as an "evil act of provocation" that deserves "stern punishment." See more Kim Jong Un Is Quite Lovable in Final Trailer for...
  • [WSJ] ‘The Interview’: Comedy Gold in North Korea

    11/27/2014 9:15:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Korea Times ^ | November 26, 2014
    [WSJ] ‘The Interview’: Comedy Gold in North Korea November 26, 2014 Clowns behind enemy lines have always helped us fear evil empires a little bit less. Charlie Chaplin mocked the Nazis in the “The Great Dictator” (1940) and Jack Benny did, too, in “To Be or Not to Be” (1942). Bill Murray and Harold Ramis made mayhem behind the Iron Curtain in “Stripes” (1981). Now James Franco and Seth Rogen infiltrate North Korea and parody its leader Kim Jong Un in “The Interview.” “For decades, people have used humor to enlighten political situations,” says Mr. Rogen, who also co-wrote and...
  • Oil prices in freefall as OPEC fails to agree output cut

    11/27/2014 3:06:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 60 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 27, 2014 | Geoffrey Smith
    Oil prices in freefall as OPEC fails to agree output cut by Geoffrey Smith @Geoffreytsmith November 27, 2014, 11:31 AM EST Oil futures fall nearly 8% to their lowest in five years as Saudi Arabia tries to squeeze U.S. shale industry. Oil prices fell to their lowest level in over five years Thursday as the cartel that produces one third of the world’s output failed to agree on measures to tackle the current glut. In what had been billed as their most important meeting in decades, ministers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to keep their self-imposed output...
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister named as senior official

    11/27/2014 5:52:00 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    CBC ^ | Nov 27, 2014
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister named as senior official Kim Yo Jong named as a departmental vice director within ruling party's Central Committe The Associated Press Posted: Nov 27, 2014 5:55 AM ET| Last Updated: Nov 27, 2014 5:55 AM ET North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, strengthening analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country. State media on Thursday referred to Kim Yo Jong as a departmental vice director within the party's Central Committee. Analysts say...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un tours museum of US 'cannibal' atrocities

    11/25/2014 12:49:26 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | Leon Siciliano,
    Kim Jong-un tours museum of US 'cannibal' atrocities North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has described Americans as "cannibals" after visiting an anti-US museum in Pyongyang By Leon Siciliano, and AFP, video source ITN 2:36PM GMT 25 Nov 2014 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, under pressure over Pyongyang's human rights record, has toured a museum dedicated to alleged atrocities by US forces during the Korean War, state media said Tuesday. The visit to the Sinchon Museum of United States War Atrocities was aimed at rousing the whole country "to an all-out anti-US struggle," the state-run KCNA news agency said. It comes...
  • North Koreans working in Sarawak's coal mines legally

    11/24/2014 5:31:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Asia One ^ | November 24, 2014
    North Koreans working in Sarawak's coal mines legally Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:26 The Star/Asia News Network SARAWAK, MALAYSIA - Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the North Koreans were brought into Sarawak to work via a special arrangement between the Sarawak and North Korean governments. "Only Sarawak has North Korean workers (in Malaysia). This is not (allowed) in the peninsular,'' he said when commenting on the presence of dozens of North Koreans at a coal mine in the Sri Aman division. Besides the 46 North Koreans, the mine's 119 foreign workers were from Myanmar...
  • #ThanksMichelleObama: Students lash out

    11/23/2014 6:14:58 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    November 22, 2014, 03:04 pm #ThanksMichelleObama: Students lash out By Kevin Cirilli Students across the country are once again taking to social media to tweet against first lady Michelle Obama's nutritional regulations they claim are ruining their school lunches. The hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama trended nationally as teenagers shared their disgust for unsavory Thanksgiving school lunches. Here's a taste of some of the tweets:
  • North Korea seeks to forge alliance with Russia: official

    11/22/2014 1:27:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Korea Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Kim Kwang-tae
    North Korea seeks to forge alliance with Russia: official November 21, 2014 Kim Jong-un asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to exert influence to help silence international debate on his country’s dismal human rights record, according to a South Korean official. By Kim Kwang-tae SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has expressed hope of forging an alliance with Moscow as he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to exert influence to help silence international debate on his country’s dismal human rights record, a South Korean official said Friday. The rare move represents Pyongyang’s desperate attempts to find a diplomatic exit...
  • N. Korea conducts ejection launcher test for submarine missile: report

    11/21/2014 7:01:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/11/22
    N. Korea conducts ejection launcher test for submarine missile: report 2014/11/22 03:48 WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has conducted a test of an ejection launcher that helps fire missiles from submarines in a sign that the communist nation is making progress in its efforts to develop a submarine-based ballistic missile, a news report said Friday. The land-based test simulated the initial stage of boosting a missile out of a submarine launch tube and is a sign that the rogue state is moving ahead with plans for underwater missile strike capabilities for a future nuclear-tipped missile, the Washington Free...
  • North Korean linked to Kim Jong-un's purged uncle 'goes missing' in Paris

    11/21/2014 2:34:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 21 Nov 2014 | Henry Samuel
    North Korean linked to Kim Jong-un's purged uncle 'goes missing' in Paris Kim Jong-un's secret agents strike in Paris, reports say, as North Korean architecture student whose father was close to dictator's uncle goes missing By Henry Samuel, Paris 5:44PM GMT 21 Nov 2014 Comments4 Comments The son of an aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle has gone missing in Paris, sparking speculation that secret agents tried to kidnap him to spirit him back to the Communist nation. Referred to only by his surname Han, the architecture student went missing two weeks ago, raising concerns for his safety....
  • DRAGHI: Inflation Must Rise Without Delay(the sky is falling, only inflation can save us)

    11/21/2014 1:30:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    BI ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Mike Bird
    DRAGHI: Inflation Must Rise Without Delay Mike Bird  ï…€ European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi is speaking today at a banking conference in Frankfurt, and he has one central message: we have to bring inflation back up, now. It’s one of Draghi’s most forthright speeches, with one exceptional snippet: “It is essential to bring back inflation to target and without delay.” Draghi added: “We have to be very watchful that low inflation does not start percolating through the economy in ways that further worsen the economic situation.” You can take a look at the full text of the speech...
  • [N. Korea] Russian FM: Putin ready for summit with N.K. leader

    11/20/2014 9:24:31 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2014-11-21
    Russian FM: Putin ready for summit with N.K. leader Published : 2014-11-21 09:28 Updated : 2014-11-21 09:28 Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Moscow's top diplomat said Thursday after holding talks with Kim's special envoy. Russia confirmed that it is ready for contact with North Korea at various levels, including the highest level, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in response to a question from Yonhap News Agency whether his discussions with the North's special envoy, Choe Ryong-hae, included the possibility of Kim's visit to Russia. Lavrov also said that the...
  • 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui tells of plot to kill Clinton’s

    11/20/2014 6:09:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | 2014/11/18
    9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui tells of plot to kill Clinton’s Posted 4:17 pm, November 18, 2014, by CNN Wires NEW YORK — From his cell in a maximum security prison, terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui is reviving old allegations and making new ones against al Qaeda and a handful of Saudi royals. The 46-year old French national is claiming that Saudi Embassy officials were involved in a plot to shoot down Air Force One to assassinate Bill Clinton and/or Hillary Clinton during a trip to the United Kingdom. Moussaoui says he met with a Secret Service agent several months ago and told...
  • Iran Threatens to Flood Gaza With 'Millions' of Iranian Fighters

    11/20/2014 4:23:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/19/2014
    Iran Threatens to Flood Gaza With 'Millions' of Iranian Fighters Head of Iranian government's Basij paramilitary force claims 'millions' of volunteers have applied to fight in Gaza and Syria. By Mark Langfan First Publish: 11/19/2014, 2:14 PM Reuters The head of Iran's Basij paramilitary force has claimed it is raising an army of "millions" to flood Gaza and Syria to support Tehran's allies. Fars, Iran’s semi-official newspaper, reported that that Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander the Basij paramilitary force, as saying: "Millions of Basijis (volunteer forces) are ready in Iran to be dispatched to Syria and Gaza and they...
  • North Korea responds to UN with nuclear test threat

    11/20/2014 4:12:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 November 2014
    20 November 2014 Last updated at 04:44 North Korea responds to UN with nuclear test threat North Korea has threatened to conduct a nuclear test in response to a United Nations move towards a probe into the country's human rights violations. Its foreign ministry on Thursday accused the United States of orchestrating a recent UN resolution calling for the investigation. North Korea previously conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013. Its threat comes as new satellite images emerge indicating fresh activity at a North Korean nuclear facility. A UN human rights committee on Tuesday passed a resolution calling on...
  • (2nd LD) NK special envoy set to meet Putin

    11/18/2014 4:23:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/11/18
    (2nd LD) NK special envoy set to meet Putin 2014/11/18 18:36 MOSCOW, Nov. 18 (Yonhap) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's special envoy later Tuesday, an official from Putin's office said. Choe Ryong-hae, the Workers' Party of Korea secretary, "is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on President Putin at 5 p.m. today," the Kremlin official told Yonhap News Agency. The public affairs office of the Kremlin later confirmed the planned meeting. Putin plans to have a closed-door meeting with Choe and there will be no press availability, it said. Choe is widely...