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Residents: You don't know Ferguson
They moved to the St. Louis suburb because of its schools, affordable housing and manageable crime rate. The city they've seen lately, in the media and out their windows, is not that city.

Israeli airstrike hits Gaza City apartment tower
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian police say Israeli warplanes have fired two missiles at an apartment tower in central Gaza City, sending a huge ball of fire and a black cloud of smoke into the air.

Iraq works to ease tensions after mosque attack kills 70

Shiite Muslim fighters, loyal to Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, take part in a last combat training near the city of Najaf on August 23, 2014

Iraqi officials worked Saturday to calm soaring tensions after 70 people were gunned down at a Sunni mosque, as bombings in Baghdad and the north killed over two dozen more. The attack at the mosque in Diyala province the day before, which most accounts said was the work of Shiite militiamen, threatens to increase anger among Iraq's Sunni Muslim minority with the Shiite-led government at a time when an anti-militant drive depends on their cooperation. The violence came as the US, which is carrying out air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State (IS) jihadists, ramped up its rhetoric over the grisly killing of journalist James Foley by the group and shown in a video posted online. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said Foley's beheading "represents a terrorist attack against our country".

See rocket burst into flames
A SpaceX F9R rocket exploded during a test flight over Texas.

Opinions on Parse ( for full-scale application development for web and mobile apps and data storage
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Southampton held 0-0 at home by West Brom

Southampton's Dusan Tadic fails to score while under pressure from West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson, left,, Saido Berahino and Andre Wisdom, right, during the English Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton, England, Saturday Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Chris Ison) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton and West Bromwich Albion played out a 0-0 draw Saturday in the Premier League in Ronald Koeman's first home game in charge of the Saints.

An ANU team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a fuel.
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US ready to 'take action' in Syria if Americans threatened

US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes (R) briefs the press at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, on August 22, 2014

The White House said it was ready to "take action" against any threat to America as it indicated serious consideration of US military strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. The Pentagon has warned of the dangers of IS and said operations against it in Syria may be needed, after weeks of air strikes have slowed the advance of the Sunni militant group in Iraq and as the West reeled from the grisly killing of American journalist James Foley. The White House also said late Friday that air strikes in Syria may be necessary, as deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes agreed that "any strategy to deal with the ISIL organization has to deal with both sides of the border, Iraq and Syria."

SpaceX Falcon 9-R Rocket Suffers Malfunction, Self-Destructs During Test Flight - DailyTech

SpaceX Falcon 9-R Rocket Suffers Malfunction, Self-Destructs During Test Flight

The SpaceX team suffered a setback yesterday when its experimental Falcon 9-R (F9R) reusable rocket experienced a malfunction during a test flight in Texas. According to SpaceX, an “anomaly was detected” during the test flight, and as a result, the flight ...
SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight; no injuries KENS 5 TV
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SpaceX Test Rocket Explodes Midair Daily Beast
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Is Obama planning strikes in Syria?
After three years of avoiding it, President Barack Obama finds himself being pushed toward military action in Syria.

Volcanic Eruption Begins Under Iceland Glacier - ABC News

Volcanic Eruption Begins Under Iceland Glacier

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Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes, the country's Meteorological Office said. The eruption prompted Iceland to raise its ...
Quakes surge around Iceland volcano; no eruption Businessweek
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Alert raised in Iceland after sub-glacial eruption CNN
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Just pay ISIS ransom?
ISIS demanded 100 million euros ($132.5 million) in ransom for the release of James Foley, the American journalist kidnapped and killed by the terrorist group in Syria, according to a spokesman for GlobalPost, the news website for which Foley freelanced.

Chelsea beats Leicester 2-0 in Premier League

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates his goal against Leicester City during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — Diego Costa and Eden Hazard scored in the second half as Chelsea finally broke down Leicester's stubborn resistance for a 2-0 victory in the Premier League on Saturday.

What it will take to beat ISIS
"We need long-term to take out ISIS' leadership, to degrade their operational capabilities, to cut off their financing sources, to go after them in a comprehensive way to cut off their ability to do the things we've seen them do."

Evidence from Eight Different Types of Studies Showing that Smaller Body Size is Related to Greater Longevity-PART 1
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Irmin: Git-like distributed, branchable storage
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Costa guides Chelsea to 2nd straight win

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates his goal against Leicester City during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Diego Costa kept up his prolific start to his Chelsea career on Saturday, setting the title favorites on their way to a 2-0 win over Leicester and a second straight victory to open the Premier League.

County cop on leave after rant
A St. Louis County cop was disciplined after a video showed him railing about his past and perhaps future as "a killer," police said.

Police: Mother shoots son inside Germantown home, son charged

Police: Mother shoots son inside Germantown home, son charged

Authorities say a son will be charged after his mother shot him inside her Germantown home in Philadelphia.

Texas Governor Perry tries to turn felony indictment into election gold

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race, greets audience members at a "NH GOP Victory Rally" in Stratham,

By Ted Siefer PORTSMOUTH N.H. (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry has sought to parlay attention over a felony indictment into a fresh political push in New Hampshire, the crucial presidential primary state where his dismal showing in 2012 led him to drop out of the race. Perry returned to New Hampshire on Friday and Saturday in his first visit to the state since his presidential bid unraveled, laying out his message for a business-friendly government, stronger border security and a more muscular foreign policy. With Congress in recess and President Barack Obama on vacation, Perry has become one of the most talked-about politicians since he was indicted last week on two felony counts of abusing power for trying to force a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunk driving out of office by cutting off funds for an integrity unit in her office. Perry has held news conferences to denounce the indictment and turned his police booking into a campaign-like event, speaking to cheering supporters before and after he posed for a mugshot.

From Java 7 to Java 8: five case studies (starting at 08:37)
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Intruders Series Premiere Review: Wait, What?!

Intruders Series Premiere Review: Wait, What?!

Intruders S01E01: "She Was Provisional" TV pilots can take many different forms, but there are common beats found in nearly every one because their purpose is always the same: to introduce viewers to a show. We usually meet the characters, get a feel for the setting, and discover of whatever conflict will drive the series. Oh, and there's almost always some heavy-handed exposition to help lay out the basics of the show's premise—something that critics love to bitch and moan about because it constitutes telling and not showing. That's why, in theory, I should be ecstatic that the first episode of BBC America's new series Intruders skipped that last element and jumped right into the middle of the action. But alas, that's not the case. You can call me a hypocrite later (God knows I've bemoaned the exposition/"pilotitis" problem several times before), but Intruders' first episode could'e benefited from a bit of explanation. Even just a quick title card with some background on who the Qui Reverti are—you know, before the opening scene in which a young girl slit her wrists after writing a letter to a boy named Gary Fisher that said she wasn't Donna—would've been immensely helpful. As it were, I had to watch "She Was Provisional" several times before I could even begin writing this review. Each time I picked up on more details because I knew what to look for, and what I was listening for, but I suspect that most viewers won't be so generous with their time. A pilot is a show's chance to hook a viewer, and with so options on an ever-growing list of networks, it feels like somewhat of a misstep to drop viewers into the middle of a story as complicated as this one with zero explanation and hope they're left feeling intrigued rather than confused. It's frustrating—and yet, I also understand the show's desire to be opaque at the outset. However, I'm not sure Intruders, which is based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders, is as clever or well-written as it needs to be to warrant that sort of mystery. At the heart of the series is the Qui Reverti, a secret society whose name roughly translates to "who's returned." Its members—which include James Frain playing yet another bad guy—chase immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Our entry point to the story came through John Simm's Jack Whelan, a former Los Angeles cop who wrote a book titled Afterlife and then relocated with his wife Amy (Mira Sorvino) to the Pacific Northwest (of course) in search of a quieter life. When Amy went missing the day after her birthday, it was Jack's search for clues that drew us into the story. The mysterious way in which Amy seemingly vanished—she left for a hotel in Seattle, never checked in, and dumped her cell phone in a cab—was suspicious enough, but she also wasn't acting like herself in the days leading up to her disappearance. And by the time Jack discovered her absence, we viewers were already aware that the woman who'd gone missing wasn't actually Amy. Indeed, she had displayed the telltale characteristics associated with the Qui Reverti piggybacking on another body: Her pupils were blown, she was acting weird (she was really into jazz all of a sudden, as if she'd been watching the Homeland credit sequence on repeat), and her strange behavior and the timing of her departure coincided with her birthday. But what's more interesting than Amy's disappearance is 9-year-old Maddie (a surprisingly adept Millie Brown). She's unwillingly hosting an Intruder named Marcus, and that douche-nozzle strangled Maddie's cat in a scene where Maddie and Marcus struggled for control of Maddie's body. Then, Frain's Richard Shepherd stalked and attempted to kill Maddie/Marcus for reasons I still don't understand—but Maddie was able to convince him to spare her/them. But by episode's end, Marcus had won the battle for control, and he called up Shepherd with a baffling threat: "You brought me back too early," he said in one of the hour's most confounding moments. My complaint about Intruders' debut isn't that viewers won't be able to understand that these characters are not themselves—that's pretty obvious. It's that we don't know anything else about WTF is going on, and after watching "She Was Provisional," it's still not clear why we should care to stick around and find out. The episode was full of questions and zero answers. Why and how do the Qui Reverti hitch rides inside other people? And why do they appear to have a limited life in said bodies? Furthermore, why is Shepherd, who appears to be a member of the society, killing them? Do the human bodies have to die before Intruders can be released and jump into a new body? And just what does any of this have to do with the number nine, which was present throughout the pilot: It was on Shepherd's cool-looking business card that he left with the Qui Reverti when it was time to get the hell out of Dodge, it was the number on Maddie's birthday cake, and it flashed behind Oz's head (more on Oz in a second) when Shepherd met up with him in Reno. The show is certainly using the digit in a symbolic way, but I don't know if it's supposed to represent something like the nine lives of a cat, or if the producers just thought it looked cool. There's also the question of how any (or all) of this stuff is connected to former-cop-with-a-newly-missing-wife Jack, whose BFF in high school was Gary Fisher (Tory Kittles), the same boy to whom Donna—the girl in the cold open—wrote her suicide note. Fisher is now the executor for the late family of Bill Anderson, an acoustics engineering professor at the University of Washington who is (or was) studying sound frequencies that the human ear can't process. As far as I can tell, Shepherd went looking for Bill—who's currently missing—because Bill discovered that said frequencies hold the secret to immortality. When Shepherd could only find Bill's family and they weren't very helpful in directing him to Bill, Shepherd killed Bill's family and then set out for Reno in search of the the aforementioned Oz. Oz was a wackadoodle dude who broadcasted conspiracy theories from his van, which he naturally described as being "everywhere and nowhere." But he apparently knew about Bill's sound-frequency research/immortality theories, which was enough to get him shot once Shepherd caught up with him. So, yeah. There's a lot of confusing stuff going on. And even though some viewers might be curious enough to tune in for Episode 2 with the hopes of discovering how all of these seemingly unrelated events are connected, I think it's far more likely they'll be quoting the Man of Mystery instead: "Whoopty do! What does it all mean?" INTRUDING THOUGHTS – Why is James Frain always cast as a bad guy? He plays them well, with convincing menace and all that, but you'd think he'd be tired of the typecasting. I can think of exactly one good guy he's played: Forney in Where the Heart Is (a.k.a. that movie where Natalie Portman had a baby in a Walmart). What gives? – John Simm joins David Tennant ( Gracepoint) and Karen Gillan ( Selfie) in the "We're Not Really American!" club. What did you think of his accent? It sounded weird to me, but I can't tell if I'm just used to his natural speaking voice and my brain has trouble reconciling the two Simms in my head. – That's Bear McCreary doing the moody score. If you still don't know who McCreary is, please rectify that immediately. He's brought his unique sound to Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, and Outlander, among other things. – How do you call unknown numbers? THEY ARE UNKNOWN. thekaitling:list:intruders-will-you-stick-around-for-episode-2/

Delaware man arrested for burglary and drug possession

Delaware man arrested for burglary and drug possession

Troopers arrested a Felton, Delaware man Friday evening after a burglary investigation led to a methamphetamine operation.

Should so-called “free” apps really be labeled as “free?”
While the world looks towards Cupertino in September for signs of a new iPhone, developers will have an eye on Europe as Google stops listing apps that offer in-app purchases as "Free".

Should so-called “free” apps really be labeled as “free?” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Sweden: 3 protesters injured by mounted police

Police mounted on horses ride through counter-demonstrators protesting against an election meeting arranged by the neo-nazi party "Svenskarnas Parti", at a square in central Malmo, Sweden, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Two people were reportedly injured. There were several thousand protesters, while the party meeting totaled less than a hundred sympathizers. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Drago Prvulovic) SWEDEN OUT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least three people were seriously injured Saturday when mounted riot police charged demonstrators in southern Sweden, authorities said.

Amazon ads Platform vs Google Adwords: War in Online Marketing Space - Capital OTC

Amazon ads Platform vs Google Adwords: War in Online Marketing Space

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Amazon is going in a big way into the online marketing business. Amazon has pulled out all the plugs to improve its gross margin. According to Wall Street Journal, is in the process to enter the online advertising market and in the process lock ...
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Sharpton urges peaceful rally over chokehold death

Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Esaw Garner, the wife of fatal police chokehold victim Eric Garner, listen during a press briefing after meeting privately with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 in New York. The family of the unarmed Eric Garner, whose death last month in police custody was recorded on video, has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the case.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton urged marchers to remain nonviolent or go home Saturday ahead of a rally seeking justice in the death of an unarmed black man placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.

Global warming has ended? Scientists warn "Not so fast." - Science Recorder

Global warming has ended? Scientists warn "Not so fast."

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A new report suggests that missing atmospheric heat is stored in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Science Recorder Pro. Free trial. No ads. Exclusive interviews. Access to all articles. Just $4.99/year. Subscribe. During the 1990s, temperatures at the ...
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Buying Stuff Within A Tweet Is Reportedly Coming To Twitter Via Stripe
 Soon you’ll be able to buy something straight from a Tweet, if the rumours come true. Tech site Re/code says sources have told it that Twitter is working with payments startup Stripe on the launch of its ‘in-tweet’ commerce project. Twitter is reportedly planning to add buttons within tweets that say “Buy”, or similar, allowing users to enter payment… Read More

Backoff Malware Hits More than 1000 US Businesses - PC Magazine

Backoff Malware Hits More than 1000 US Businesses

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UPS is just one of the companies that admits it was hit by the point-of-sale malware. 0shares. [SECURITY SERIES] The Sneakiest Kinds of Malware. Well, nobody can say that the government didn't provide enough warning on this one—only, it might have ...
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10 Creative Ways to Use Your High Ceilings

When hunting for a new home, high ceilings are a popular feature desired by many house-hunters.

Letting all of that vertical space go to waste is easy, but if you have too much room to work with, it's hard to know how to take advantage of those high ceilings.

See also: 14 Tiny Houses That Make Simple Living Stylish

With a few modifications and well-placed items, however, you can maximize your unused space and make your home feel less like a cavern. Read more...

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Windows 9 Is Badly Needed, Assuming It Actually Works
NEWS ANALYSIS: The business community of Windows users is stuck between a rock and a hard place with Windows, what with XP gone and Windows 7 fading.

San Francisco Open Exchange Aims To Be The E-Trade Of Bitcoin
 Y Combinator-backed startup San Francisco Open Exchange (SFOX) is an online trading platform that helps people find the best bitcoin prices at various exchanges. In other words, it would like to help you buy, sell and invest in bitcoin exchanges kinda like and investor buys and sells stock on E-Trade. Co-founder Akbar Thobhani left his job at Airbnb to create this platform. However, he soon… Read More

The oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East: A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, was discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf, according to a recent study
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Android Security Is Under Fire—Again
NEWS ANALYSIS: A pair of new reports take aim at Android security, but there are steps users can take and the sky isn't falling.

Researchers use malicious Android app to steal personal info from Gmail and other installed apps with up to 92% success rate (Sean Nealon/

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Researchers use malicious Android app to steal personal info from Gmail and other installed apps with up to 92% success rate  —  Hacking Gmail with 92 percent success  —  ( —A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California …

Tinyloot will pay players to play free-to-play mobile games (exclusive)

Is it a brilliant strategy, or a formula for running out of money?

Some Notes on `D for the Win`
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Mind over matter. Study shows cognitive-behavioral coping skills training has positive effects on rheumatoid arthritis.
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Ferguson residents struggling with daily life
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."

Gardening Can Help Keep Kids in School

If we want to lower childhood obesity rates, educating kids about the need to swap junk and fast food for healthier choices is essential. But is teaching students how to grow fruits and vegetables the key to getting them to come to school and engage in the academic curriculum?

That's what South Bronx teacher and administrator Stephen Ritz believes. Ritz has been gardening with students for years, and he launched the first indoor edible gardens in New York City's public schools. He believes that growing fruits and vegetables ensures that kids have something other than a bag of chips to eat and also makes them want to show up for class almost every day. Read more...

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Amazon Deal of the Day: Save 50% Off on Yamaha PRO 400 High-Fidelity Over-Ear Headphones – $149.98 + FREE Shipping
For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Yamaha PRO 400 High-Fidelity Over-Ear Headphones for just $149.98 plus free shipping. That’s 50% off on the headphones’ regular list price of $299.95. Combines the finest materials with legendary Yamaha tuning know-how to deliver a superb listening experience Ear cushions are extraordinarily soft and […]

Trucks Cross Back to Russia After Ukraine Denounces 'Invasion'

DONETSK, Russia — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border into Russia on Saturday.

An Associated Press reporter counted 225 of the white tarp-covered trucks as they drove from Ukraine into a Russian border town called Donetsk, which bears the same name as the largest rebel-held city in Ukraine. A second AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border was able to look inside about 40 of the tractor-trailers side and confirmed they were empty.

One driver who declined to give his name said the rest of the 260-truck convoy was expected to return within hours to Russia. The state news agency RIA Novosti cited the Russian customs service as saying the trucks were moving in six groups. Read more...

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HBO’s “Silicon Valley”: Behind The Squirm
 HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is more than your average breakout series that had audiences praying for a second season even as the credits on the pilot began to roll. The show has clearly hit a cultural nerve, both inside and outside the tech community. I talk with series co-executive producer and writer Clay Tarver on how — and why — the new hit show gets it right. Read More

Hurricanes Also Wash Away Income Growth - a once-every-10-year hurricane triggered a 7.4% drop in income. The top 1% severest cyclones caused a 14.9% decline.
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Vertigo Explained by Science [Video]
Is the world spinning, and you don’t know why? Scientific American MIND editor Ingrid Wickelgren explains how your inner ear can throw you off balance. [Scientific American | Via IO9]

36 (Very Strange or Impossible) Things I Want to Do Before I Die [Pic]
Anything you’d like to add to this list? Let us know in the comments section below! [Source: The Doghouse Diaries]

Greenland And West Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss More Than Doubled In Last Five Years
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Recommended Reading: An MIT engineer's coffee quest
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.Can Blossom's...

We Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For... Frozen Custard?

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Ice cream, frozen custard gelato, sherbet, sorbet, frozen yoghurt. What's the difference? Here are the many, and often subtle, differences between all those frozen desserts you've been eating all summer long.The Presurfer

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