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Eric Holder Visits Michael Brown’s Parents in Ferguson

A night of relative calm fell over Ferguson, Mo. following U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visit to the town where tensions have run high since the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a white police officer.

Supporters Raise Over $139,000 For #Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

On Saturday August 9, 2014, 18 year-old Ferguson resident Michael Brown robbed a local convenience store. Shortly after this robbery Michael Brown was shot dead on Canfield Avenue in Ferguson. Darren Wilson, the police officer involved in the shooting, suffered … Continue reading ?

MLB upholds protest by Giants, says game against Cubs must be resumed

18 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Remember this if the San Francisco Giants go on to win this game and then win the National League West by a game over the Dodgers.

Governor stands down National Guard in US riot town

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The governor of the US state of Missouri on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from a town gripped by nearly two weeks of protests over a police shooting. Governor Jay Nixon said the soldiers were no longer needed and...Show More Summary

Robin Williams was cremated, his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

Robin Williams' body was cremated the day after his death earlier this month, with his ashes to be scattered over the San Francisco Bay.

?alculations with nanoscale smart particles: Important step towards creating medical nanorobots

Researchers in Russia have made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots, discovering a way of enabling them to produce logical calculations using a variety of biochemical reactions.

Passengers Flee as Foreigner Faints on Shanghai Subway

If you’re in trouble on China’s subways, don’t expect to get any help from good Samaritans.

Margin Debt Peaks May Indicate End Of Cyclical Bull Market

By Praveen Chawla: The following chart shows S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) in relation to margin debt data from 1960 to present. (Margin debt data is published by NYSE.) The scales are % change since 1960. As you can see while the S&P 500 has climbed nearly 3500%, margin debt has climbed nearly 15000%. Show More Summary

Police suspect gang rivalry in two Watts shootings 20 minutes apart

Two men were wounded, one critically, in drive-by shootings that took place 20 minutes apart Thursday in Watts, authorities said. 

If Darren Wilson Was "Savagely Beaten," Why Did Neighbors See Him Mowing His Lawn Just a Few Days Later?

Officer Darren Wilson, minutes after supposedly being "savagely beaten"If you've been following the ever-worsening accounts of the purported struggle between unarmed teenager Michael Brown and Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, you've seen the descriptions mutate from "minor injuries" for which Wilson was treated and released to "a savage beating" that...

One chart helps explain why Apple’s hardware designs are so gorgeous

Why are Apple’s hardware designs so gorgeous? The answer might be simpler than you think: Because Apple pays for them. BusinessVibes has put together a chart based on data provided by Glassdoor that lists all the top salaries for different...Show More Summary

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to withdraw from the streets of Ferguson

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Gov. Jay Nixon orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson so the community can get on with "restoring trust" in its police force. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who Monday sent National Guard troops to Ferguson to protect a police command center, says they have completed their mission and ordered them to begin withdrawing. Show More Summary

Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

Comedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday. Williams, 63, was found hanged in his Tiburon, California, home last week. Show More Summary

The 50 Stocks Hedge Funds Are Shorting Like Crazy

Goldman Sachs' 'Hedge Fund Trend Monitor' report is out, and as usual it includes a list of the 50 stocks most shorted by hedge funds. The stocks listed are "not based on 13-F holdings", nor is this a "basket of stocks most held short",...Show More Summary

Books to Make You Hungry

Many of us take books about food and cooking to bed and read them as novels. I like it better when they read as history and connect us to identity and culture: More substance, less fluff. Two such scholarly tomes are Al Dente: A History...Show More Summary

PHP 5.4.32 Released - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.32. 16 bugs were fixed in this release, including the following security-related issues: CVE-2014-2497, CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587, CVE-2014-3597, CVE-2014-4670, CVE-2014-4698, CVE-2014-5120. Show More Summary

Street Artist Quickly Paints an Iconic Portrait

18 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

YouTube user Jerry Weng captured a street artist speed painting an iconic portrait in front of an amused crowd. The artist put a little twist on the performance, not fully revealing the nature of the work until the end. via Daily Picks and Flicks

Rick Perry: 'Very Real Possibility' That Islamic State Terrorists Have Already Crossed Insecure Border

Texas Governor Rick Perry suggested that terrorists from the Islamic State have likely already crossed into America through the insecure border. “Individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be, and I think it's a very real possibility that they have already used that,” he said during a speech at the Heritage Foundation on border security. Show More Summary

Robert Pattinson's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Weird But Hot (VIDEO)

Post by Lisa Fogarty. We realize the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is important because it promotes awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease. We understand it's immature to wax poetic about how hot Robert Pattinson recently looked in a wet T-shirt...Show More Summary

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