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Spurred by Pope Francis, Spain charges 10 priests in country’s largest known pedophilia case

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Spain’s Catholic Church, which has long been accused of silencing cases of priests sexually abusing children, is starting to take a hard line against offenders, spurred by Pope Francis. A judge in the southern city of Granada on Tuesday charged 10 priests and two Catholic lay workers with...

Duncan seeks $1M in damages over failed investments

Spurs star Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit contending that a series of investments enriched his financial adviser but were losing propositions for the NBA star, including $7.5 million in an entertainment company run by the adviser.

San Antonio Spurs notes

San Antonio Spurs notes Gregg Popovich celebrated his 66th birthday on Wednesday with a win over Charlotte, the Spurs’ ninth victory in 11 games. He got an early birthday present with the return of Kawhi Leonard, who missed 17 of 19 games with a hand injury before returning to the lineup on Jan. 16. In seven [...]

Sprouted seeds recalled in U.S., Canada because of salmonella

A random sampling of organic sprouted sunflower seeds in Canada has showed salmonella contamination and spurred recalls in Canada and the U.S.

Expand Trade by Repealing Monopoly Unionism

Chris Edwards Republicans say they favor cutting regulations to spur growth and create jobs. And they generally favor expanding international trade. They can attain those goals by reforming labor union laws. America’s West Coast seaports are getting hammered by aggressive unionism. Show More Summary

VR storytelling wars begin, but will anyone be watching?

As predicted in my earth-shattering post, “6 Motion Design Industry Predictions for 2015,” augmented reality (AR) platforms like Magic Leap and Microsoft Hololens and virtual reality (VR) platforms like Oculus Rift will spur the creation of exciting new experiences this year. But if no one can consume them, how much will they matter? The recently launched Oculus... Read more »

Super Bowl XLIX -- Cowboys Rule ... Even Ones from Chicago (TMZ TV)

16 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

All those celeb football fans swarming to Phoenix for the Super Bowl better polish up their spurs and belt buckles -- cause they're entering cowboy country!It's something Bears superstar Jared Allen is fully embracing... since he bothered to brush…

Uber gets a thumbs up on data security from privacy auditors

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The results from Uber's six-week-long external privacy audit, spurred on by several high profile security controversies, are in. And, surprisingly, the final report looks positively rosy for the on-demand taxi company. "Uber has dedicated significan...

Fed's Fisher: Stronger Dollar Good For U.S. Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sharp gains in the U.S. dollar that have spurred grumbling from some big U.S. companies about the impact on profits are actually a positive sign for U.S. job creation, a top Federal Reserve official said on Friday. Show More Summary

The Atlanta Hawks are setting local ratings records

20 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

When you think of the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks do not usually come to mind. The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers and others get the main headlines, but the Hawks are the group setting records for local ratings this season. Show More Summary

Pence Nixes State-Run New Agency

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) “killed his administration’s plans for a state-run news service Thursday amid a national uproar that spurred ridicule for the idea across the political spectrum,” the Indianapolis Star reports. The post Pence Nixes State-Run New Agency appeared first on Political Wire.

West Brom vs. Tottenham: Issues, Decisions That Will Shape Premier League Game

West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur meet in the Premier League on Saturday with cup diversions set to one side. The Baggies secured a place in the FA Cup fifth round last weekend, Spurs the Capital One Cup final on Wednesday.Show More Summary

Asia expands efforts against U.S. apples in wake of Bidart recall

Apple industry representatives are working with U.S. embassies in Asian countries to reassure foreign governments about U.S. apples, but the Bidart Bros. recall of its 2014 crop continues to spur restrictions overseas.

Measles: how legislators can end 'personal belief' waivers on vaccination

If there's a silver lining in the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to infected and unvaccinated visitors to Disneyland during the holidays, it's that the crisis may spur state lawmakers to reverse the trend expanding exemptions from mandatory childhood immunizations.

Ancient 'genomic parasites' spurred evolution of pregnancy in mammals

Large-scale genetic changes that marked the evolution of pregnancy in mammals have been identified by an international team of scientists. They found thousands of genes that evolved to be expressed in the uterus in early mammals. Surprisingly,...Show More Summary

The Birth of a Map: This spring, a new Muni map...

This spring, a new Muni map will officially debut around town, following its initial unveiling at SPUR's excellent "Urban Cartography" show. Designed by transit planner Jay Primus and mapmaker David Wiggins, the map makes the choice among routes more intuitive...

Breaking Down the Kawhi Leonard Effect on the San Antonio Spurs

In just seven games since his return to the lineup, Kawhi Leonard is already reaffirming his immense value to the San Antonio Spurs machine. Their 30-17 record, which ties them for sixth in the Western Conference, isn't exactly comfortable with the mess of talent lurking nearby. Show More Summary

Twitter Launches New Features

Summary: Twitter’s first year as a publicly traded company was somewhat of a roller coaster ride. This, understandably, caused some concern amongst investors. The company’s unsteady year spurred it into action. The social media site developed and released new features as a way to soothe the business minds of the investors. Show More Summary

In Brazil, a new bus fare increase elicits tepid protests this time

In June 2013, an 8-cent bus fare increase spurred student-led protests that quickly grew into a wider movement in which more than a million people took to the streets nationwide to denounce Brazil's poor public services, government corruption and police abuse.

Are Tony Parker's Days Among the NBA's Best Point Guards Over?

Tony Parker has been considered one of the NBA's elite point guards for a decade, but the end of that reign may be drawing near. That's not to say, however, that the 2014-15 season is the demise of the San Antonio Spurs' catalyst. External factors are the key components of Parker's slide down the league's list. Show More Summary

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