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Maine startup confirms commitment to Millinocket bio-coal project

Portland Press Herald - 1 hour 22 min ago
Thermogen says the project will move ahead despite reduced financing.
Categories: Newspapers

Aaron Sorkin: Women need to write better scripts with better female roles

NY Daily News - 1 hour 22 min ago
Aaron Sorkin seems to have blamed the lack of strong female characters in film on, well, women. "When 52% of the movie ticket-buying public are female, but only 15% of the protagonists are, it doesn't seem like commerce is actually winning," an audience member at Monday night's Tribeca Innovation Week event in New York City told "The Newsroom" writer, according to the New York Observer.
Categories: Newspapers

US Stocks Edge Lower After a Six-Day Rise

ABC News - 1 hour 22 min ago
US stock market falls in midday trading, following a six-day rise; Intuitive Surgical slumps
Categories: Television News

Protesters scuffle with police in anti-Obama protest in Manila

CBS News - 1 hour 22 min ago
Protesters angry with a potential agreement to increase US military presence in the Philippines clashed with police outside the U.S. embassy in Manila.
Categories: Television News

Definitive Proof the Apple vs. Samsung Case Is Really About Google

Time - 1 hour 22 min ago

Apple’s on-going patent lawsuit against Samsung has long been cast as a proxy war against Google, the maker of the Android operating system that powers the Samsung devices competing with the iPhone. New evidence revealed during the Samsung-Apple trial illustrate that Google is in fact a direct player in the conflict.

On Tuesday Apple brought forth a deposition by a Google employee confirming that Google had sent emails to Samsung offering to help pay some of the cell phone manufacturer’s legal costs in the case. Google even offered to help pay for some of the damages if Samsung loses. Google said it would provide financial aid regarding two of the five patents that Apple has brought to trial. Apple is seeking a total of $2.2 billion in damages in the infringement case.

Earlier in the trial, Google employees testified on Samsung’s behalf, saying that Google had independently created some of the technology Apple is litigating over for its own Android platform before the iPhone launched.

The patent trial has led to the airing of much dirty laundry among some of the world’s largest tech giants. Samsung acknowledged that Steve Jobs’ death would provide Apple an “unintended benefit,” for example, and Apple fretted over the effectiveness of Samsung ads mocking the iPhone.

Categories: Magazines

François Rebsamen veut reporter la suppression des prud'homales

Le Monde - International - 1 hour 23 min ago
Pour ne pas froisser les partenaires sociaux, le ministre du travail veut aussi étaler dans le temps la mise en place du compte pénibilité.






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Moscow warns Kiev to pull back troops

Al Jazeera - 1 hour 23 min ago
Russia insists that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern Ukraine, as it accuses Washington of distorting Geneva pact.
Categories: Television News

Indian Politician Arvind Kejriwal Wins TIME 100 Readers’ Poll

Time - 1 hour 23 min ago

Indian politician Arvind Kejriwal has won the readers’ poll for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME’s annual list of people who influenced the world this past year for better or worse.

Celebrities like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Rihanna ranked high as reader favorites, but the poll turned into a competition between two men competing in India’s ongoing elections.

Kejriwal, who leads the Aam Aadmi, or common man, party, received a total of 261,114 “yes” votes from readers; Kejriwal, a candidate for a Parliamentary seat, came to prominence as the leader of an anti-corruption movement in India. Narendra Modi, the controversial leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and frontrunner to become the country’s next Prime Minister, brought in 164,572 approving votes.

Readers could also weigh in on whether figures should not be included in the TIME 100. Modi received 166,260 “no” votes, outnumbering his total “yes” votes. The poll’s winner was decided by raw number of “yes” votes.

More than 3.2 million votes were cast in the poll. There were attempts to inflate the voting numbers, but only legitimate votes were tabulated for the final results. On Thursday, TIME will announce this year’s TIME 100 honorees, who are selected by the editors.

Rounding out the top ten finishers after Kejriwal and Modi were singer Katy Perry, singer Justin Bieber, actor Laverne Cox, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, singer Beyoncé, actor Jared Leto, actor Lupita Nyong’o, singer Lady Gaga and music duo Daft Punk.

Earlier this week, Cox and Bieber were battling for the poll’s top finisher. Cox, who appears in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” took to Twitter to encourage her fans to vote.

See the chart below for the complete results.

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Infographic: How To Live Gluten-Free

The Onion - 1 hour 24 min ago
Here is The Onion’s guide to avoiding wheat, barley, rye, and other glutinous foods






Categories: Newspapers

Coulson 'did not cover anything up'

BBC News - 1 hour 25 min ago
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson tells the phone-hacking trial he did not "cover anything up" following the arrest of the paper's royal editor Clive Goodman in 2006.
Categories: Television News

DR Congo train in deadly derailment

BBC News - 1 hour 25 min ago
At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say.
Categories: Television News

Mt. Everest expeditions nixed as Sherpas refuse to work

CBS News - 1 hour 26 min ago
One guide estimates half the 400 local guides have left mountain after deadliest avalanche to date killed their colleagues
Categories: Television News

Connecticut Man Charged in Yale Hoax Threat

ABC News - 1 hour 26 min ago
Connecticut man charged with making hoax shooting threat, prompting Yale University lockdown
Categories: Television News

Yemen Examines DNA of Slain Al-Qaida Militants

ABC News - 1 hour 26 min ago
Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants suspected to include top leaders
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No one blamed for #myNYPD debacle: sources

NY Daily News - 1 hour 27 min ago
Cops want to file this one under #stuff happens. The NYPD will not discipline anyone for the Twitter initiative that led thousands of users to post pictures of alleged police brutality, police sources said Wednesday.
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Canada to Phase out Old Rail Tank Cars in 3 Years

ABC News - 1 hour 27 min ago
Canada to phase out old rail tankers in 3 years in response to Quebec explosion that killed 47
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Interfaith Panel Denounces a 9/11 Museum Exhibit’s Portrayal of Islam

N.Y. Times Headlines - 1 hour 28 min ago
Religious leaders say a documentary at the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum is offensive toward Muslims and could generate prejudice against them.
Categories: Newspapers

Gang with golf clubs attack trio

BBC News - 1 hour 28 min ago
A hate crime in east Belfast in which three people were attacked by a gang armed with golf clubs is being investigated by police.
Categories: Television News

Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade....
Categories: IT News
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