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Plan for futuristic Googleplex raises hopes, fears

From search to mobile to self-driving cars, Google's futuristic ambitions seem limitless — and that attitude now also applies to commercial real estate. The tech giant on Friday unveiled an ambitious proposal that reimagines its Mountain View, Calif. Show More Summary

Homeland Security funding may run out today

By VICTORIA JONES Talk Radio News Service WHITE HOUSE – House Republicans on Thursday presented a plan for a stopgap bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks, raising hopes of averting a looming shutdown of the agency. House Democrats decided to marshal support against it. Facing a Friday-night-into-Saturday-morning shutdown deadline, […]

House GOP Moves to Avoid Partial Shutdown

House Republicans “presented a plan for a stopgap bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks, raising hopes of averting a looming shutdown of the agency,” the Washington Post reports. “Facing a Friday-night-into-Saturday-morning shutdown deadline, the [...] The post House GOP Moves to Avoid Partial Shutdown appeared first on Political Wire.

Rare leopard back from brink of extinction in Russia

6 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A new census of the Amur leopard shows that its numbers have more than doubled since 2007, raising hopes that it will recover

New Approach To Blocking H.I.V. Raises Hopes For A.I.D.S. Vaccine

A NEW compound has blocked Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (H.I.V.) infection so well in monkeys that it may be able to function as a vaccine against Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (A.I.D.S.), the scientists who designed it reported Wednesday. Show More Summary

Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc': The helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia

KIEV, Ukraine — An "all-for-all" exchange of prisoners that Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists agreed to in Minsk as part of a renewed cease-fire accord raised hopes that a famed military pilot imprisoned in Moscow would soon be freed. Nadiya...Show More Summary

Frontrunning: February 11

Methodology change sees Indian economy grow faster than China's (Reuters) Can Greek Businesses Even Survive? (WSJ) Putin to travel to Minsk talks raising hopes of a deal over Ukraine (Euronews) Ukraine contact group representatives deny ceasefire deal in Minsk (Reuters) Moar buybacks! Hedge Fund-Backed Investor Puts Himself Up for G.M. Show More Summary

SLOVAKIA: Low Voter Turnout Raises Hope That Anti-Gay Referendum Will Fail

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Sources on Twitter are reporting a low voter turnout in some parts of Slovakia today, where a referendum backed by Pope Francis and multiple US-based Christian groups (list here) could affirm the already existing ban on same-sex marriage and forbid same-sex couples from adopting. Show More Summary

Oil Prices Most Volatile Since 2009

The nearly 20 percent rally in oil prices over the past week raised hopes but were quickly dashed on Feb. 4 when prices erased much of their gains.

'50 Shades of Grey' Lego trailer is better than the real thing

Everything is better as Lego, particularly the trailer for the controversial 50 Shades of Grey. Recreating everything from the scandalous human trailer down to Christian Grey's razor-cut dimples, this Lego reimagining raises hopes that, even if the movie isn't good, the inevitable Lego set will be crazy sexy fun 50 Shades of Grey hits theaters Feb. Show More Summary

ISIS Beheads Japanese Hostage

The Religion Of Peace at work (Japan Times) Despite an unusual lull that had raised hopes hostage Kenji Goto might be freed, many in Japan were shocked Sunday to learn

Economic growth slows sharply in 4th quarter to 2.6% annual rate

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Economic growth unexpectedly slowed sharply in the fourth quarter of last year to a modest 2.6% annual rate after a strong six-month stretch raised hopes the U.S. recovery finally was accelerating toward normal.

Tiger populations on the rebound in India

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

India's latest census shows a sharp increase in the endangered cats' numbers, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working

India's wild tiger population grows sharply in latest census

NEW DELHI — India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working, officials said Tuesday. The census conducted in 2014 found at least 2,226 tigers in forests across the country. Show More Summary

Singapore navy finds main body of crashed AirAsia jet

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

A Singaporean navy ship on Wednesday located the main body of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea late last month, raising hopes that bodies of most of the 162 victims will now be found. Underwater photos showed the cracked...Show More Summary

AirAsia CEO Fernandes: Black box may have been found

This tweet from Tony Fernandes, who turned AirAsia into Asia’s low fare giant, raises hopes of some answers about the circumstances and causes of the crash of flight 8501 between Surabaya and Singapore on 28 December. Yesterday the tail section of the crashed A320 was raised from the floor of the Java Sea, but it [...]

Divers Continue Hunt for AirAsia Black Boxes

Indonesian search and rescue teams plan to start lifting the crashed AirAsia jet's tail off the sea bed on Friday, officials said, raising hopes that "black

Indonesia Says the AirAsia Tailpiece Has Been Found

That raises hopes for the recovery of the black box recorders, which are located in the tail section

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