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Harry Giles to miss six weeks after undergoing left knee arthroscopic surgery


Duke will be without one of the top freshmen in the country when it opens the season. The Blue Devils announced the news in a statement. Duke is now ranked number one in the FanRag Sports Preseason Top 25 and returns three players - Grayson Allen , Luke Kennard, and Matt Jones - that averaged double-figures on last year's team that won 25 games and lost to OR in the Sweet 16. Read More »

Blue Jays, Orioles, Giants gain entry into playoffs


The Red Sox will start their AL Division Series against the Indians on Thursday in Cleveland. The Cardinals' season-ending 10-4 win over Pittsburgh left them one game out of an NL wild-card spot. Tell us in the comments! The Toronto Blue Jays weren't far behind, finishing fourth in the long ball race with 221 souvenirs. This hurts Toronto in two ways. Read More »

Musk Unveils New Details of Plans for Mars Colonization

Vox calls Tuesday's announcement Musk's "most impassioned and detailed case for space colonization yet" and takes readers through his step-by-step process for getting people to Mars. Instead he said that his personal wealth, revenue from SpaceX's commercial launches, and a huge (and vague) "public-private partnership" with governments of the world would be necessary to see the project through. Read More »

India set to ratify Paris climate change agreement at UN

According to the U.N, 62 countries, representing 51.89 percent of global emissions, have joined the Paris Agreement, which will come into force only after at least 55 per cent of global emissions are covered. India, in its climate pledge - also known as Intended Nationally Determined Contribution - submitted to the United Nations a year ago on October 2, estimated a cost of $2.5 trillion for its climate-action plan. Read More »

Tigers, Indians postponed after delay of over 4 hours


Fulmer is at 159 innings and would need to reach 162 to qualify for the ERA title - or 163 if the Tigers have to play a one-game tiebreaker for a postseason berth. "We know what is at stake, especially with the bad weather forecasts for the East Coast", Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. Once the managers returned to their respective clubhouses, the grounds crew pulled the tarp back on the infield. Read More »

GM, Canadian workers reach deal to avert strike


The only negative in the new agreement, from Dias's perspective, is newly hired workers will have a defined contribution plan rather than a defined pension plan. The tentative agreement comes as GM has been seeing record profits but also as automakers have been shifting some production - especially that of small cars - to Mexico. Read More »

Donald Trump the debater gets tough reviews overseas


The effects are obvious - reflected in Twitter polls that see Trump eeking out a narrow win and also dominating the debate by considerable percentages. And the details of the polls suggest that Clinton's strong performance could have an impact on the election. Bringing up what Trump has said about women in the past was a good start, he thinks. Read More »

Baby boy with three parents opens new era in IVF fertility

It has been announced that a medical team from the US has delivered a baby boy-who is now healthy and five months old-with three sets of genes. The Leigh syndrome affect the DNA in mitochondria, the tiny battery-like structures that provide cells with energy, and are passed down from mother to child, and thus were responsible for the death of two of her children. Read More »

Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

Yahoo did not immediately return a request for comment on the letter sent Tuesday by the six senators. The letter was sent by Sens. The senators asked Mayer for a timeline of events, why did it take two years to detect the hack, and why the company waited two months before alerting customers. Read More »

Paris Motor Show 2016: Hyundai confirms high performance i30


The Hyundai RN30, one of the most recent and striking cars to be featured at the Paris Motor Show , will be based on the new generation of Hyundai i30 2017 that was recently revealed. Up to this point, much of the hype leading up to the show revolves around the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Mercedes-AMG GT Roadsters , but not to be outdone, Hyundai is bringing its own performance-oriented vehicle to the show in France. Read More »

SpaceX: Accident points to breach in rocket's helium system


In an update Friday, SpaceX said it's still poring through video, audio and data from the moment the first sign of a problem occurred until the fireball. Pad 40 would be repaired, Torricke-Barton said, adding it was too early to say when it would be completed. No one was hurt in the explosion , which could be heard 30 miles away from SpaceX's launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Read More »

The music industry is looking...better!


Largely thanks to that launch (as well as Jay Z's Tidal), the value of the average paid-for U.S. monthly music subscription has gone up: from $8.77 in the first half of 2015 to $9.23 in the equivalent period of this year. Spotify operates a larger paid subscription service and has showed no signs of slowing down since Apple Music began competing in that market. Apple Music , TIDAL, Spotify and others make it easier to find nearly any music you want, consume as much of it as humanly ... Read More »

Dead Humpback Whale Beached on Jersey Shore


The whale was seen off the coast of Strathmere earlier in the day, the Press of Atlantic City reports. The cause of the whale's death has not been determined. Officials say the whale will likely remain on the beach overnight before being moved tomorrow morning. A 10m humpback whale has washed ashore in the USA with officials believing it had been dead for four to five days. Read More »

Western Refining(NYSE:WNR) upgraded from Underweight to Neutral by JPMorgan today


Analyst's consensus target price is measured at $27.60 for twelve month. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. began coverage on shares of Western Refining in a report on Sunday, July 17th. Also, CEO Jeff A. Stevens purchased 100,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 24th. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Read More »

Japan to join US in South China Sea patrols


Inada mentioned how China's recent activities in the East China and South China seas were "raising serious concern in the Asia-Pacific and beyond". Inada and Carter urged China to comply with an global arbitration ruling in July that invalidated its claims to nearly the whole of the South China Sea , calling the ruling "final" and "legally binding", according to the officials. Read More »

Apple releases WatchOS 3 for first generation watch


The company has put forth a new ceramic model, with a glossy white finish. Nike president Trevor Edwards talks about the new Nike Apple watch during a product launch at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, Sept. Read More »

Tropical Depression 12 Forms in the Eastern Atlantic

The watch is in effect through Friday evening for Brunswick and New Hanover counties in Southeastern North Carolina and Georgetown and Horry County in SC. The rainmaker is expected to move very slowly north over the next couple of days, bringing strong winds and rain accumulations of 2 to 6 inches to parts of the SC coast and 2 to 4 inches near Savannah, GA. Read More »

SpaceX might take off again as early as November, exec says


On Sept.1, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was being refueled for its scheduled launch on Sept. 3 to carry Facebook's Internet satellite, Amos-6, to space when it exploded. It took SpaceX about three weeks to identify the likely cause of its previous accident, which occurred on June 28, 2015. "The current investigation has no bearing on this", SpaceX spokesman Dex Torricke-Barton said. Read More »

Donald Trump not qualified to be USA president, says Obama


Here are five important moments from that hour. Matt Lauer, the moderator, pressed her about her handling of emails from a private server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. But he also noted he still has "great faith in the military". Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a Russia-funded television network that "it's probably unlikely" that Russian Federation is trying to influence the US election. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him


In March, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to set up joint patrols in the Sulu Sea, a region from where Filipino militant group Abu Sayyaf has kidnapped several Indonesian and Malaysian sailors in recent months. Mr. Duterte also said remarks he made before a regional summit in Laos, in which he appeared to utter an expletive toward Mr. Obama while vowing to push back against any criticism of his antidrug campaign, was misinterpreted and not directed at the USA president. Read More »

Pastor defends submitting questions to Trump campaign

Trump plans to visit Great Faith Ministries International in Detroit on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m., according to a statement from South Carolina Pastor Mark Burns issued by Trump's campaign on August 28. I will assume they have their reasons, but I know I personally could not support him regardless of his politics. "He needs to come to African-American communities", he said. Read More »

SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral

Billionaire Internet entrepreneur Elon Musk, who heads the California-based company, launched SpaceX in 2012 with the hope of transforming the rocket industry by re-using expensive rocket parts traditionally left to fall discarded into the oceans. Read More »

Trump supporter Mark Burns tweets cartoon of Clinton in blackface

In an interview with MSNBC Tuesday morning, Burns renewed his criticism of Clinton. "I really am a unifier", he said . Pastor Mark Burns has apologized for tweeting a cartoon portrayal of Hillary Clinton in blackface, but says the black vote is not being worked for properly by the Democrats. Read More »

SETI notices unusual signal from star HD 164595

Although so far they have all come back empty-handed, two observatories will follow up on the tantalising signal again tonight. Some scientists have even called it " sun-like ", a description that makes the possibility of the signal indicating the presence of extraterrestrial life on an orbiting planet even more tantalising. Read More »

North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success

A woman uses her smartphone as a South Korean army soldier stands at Yoido Subway Station during an anti-terror drill as part of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. Pointing out the test involved a new missile type under active development, Inbar underscored that Pyongyang was still "comfortable enough" to test it over more reliable missile types, like the Rodong or Scud. Read More »

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

The Pegasus spyware can access mobile devices' messages, calls, emails, Global Positioning System location, logs, calendar data, contact lists, passwords and other information from apps including Gmail, Facebook, Skype and FaceTime. Mansoor contacted Citizen Lab, with whom he has worked before, and in turn the university researchers worked with California-based Lookout Security to track down the background of the exploit. Read More »

Jill Stein Makes Case For Being Part Of Debates

It is frustrating that activists, leftists, and progressives who work together some of the time, often get utterly torn apart in the excitement ( and fear ) surrounding who will be the next President. Her campaign is focused on the Green New Deal, an effort to transition to 100 percent clean renewable energy by 2030 and invest in public transportation and sustainable agriculture, according to Stein's website . Read More »

ISIS Victim Mueller Reportedly Defended Her Faith

At 10 seconds and 22 megabytes, her proof-of-life video was small enough for the hostage-takers to send by email from Syria. Kayla Mueller spent her too-short life serving others, and lost it in captivity by the Islamic State group. Dutch photographer Daniel Rye Ottosen, who was taken hostage with Mueller, spoke of how they used to refer to their captors , a group of four Britons who had joined ISIS, including the notorious Jihadi John, as The Beatles. Read More »