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Nation's Number Two Football Recruit Ruled Ineligible

7 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Kahlil McKenzie, ranked as high as second in the nation among high school football recruits, has been ruled ineligible for the current season, despite having broken no laws or done anything wrong at all, really. Read more...

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out And Condemns Civil War In Syria

Though Angelina Jolie is best known for her onscreen appearances in blockbuster movies, the actress is also a special envoy for United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Jolie has began speaking about the civil war in Syria and noted that reputation and credibility of the international system is at stake as the war continues. Jolie

Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Diverting Flights

A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation, leading some aircraft to alter their flight paths. Mount Tavurvur on East New Britain Island erupted hours before dawn, a bulletin from the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. There have been no reports of injuries……

Holiday Gas Prices Lowest In Four Years

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

The national average for regular is $3.45 per gallon, down from an all-time high of $3.83 per gallon over the Labor Day 2012 holiday.

Announcement: Racked National Has All Your Shopping and Fashion News

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Looking for shopping guides, retail news, street style photos, and commentary on fashion both high and low? Then you might just be looking for Racked National.

FIBA World Cup 2014 Schedule: TV Info and Preview for USA's Group-Stage Matchups

The United States national basketball team has high expectations for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but they will have to prove themselves on the court. After winning the 2010 tournament and dominating the past couple of summer Olympics, it is clear Team USA is the most talented squad in the field. Show More Summary

Strong demand in Asia fuels ginseng poaching in US

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (AP) — A rising number of people are traipsing through U.S. national forests, state parks, and even private property to hunt ginseng, threatening the survival of a plant in high demand in Asia.

Congressman Jack Kingston Invites High School Juniors To Apply To Service Academies

Congressman Jack Kingston’s office sent out a presser reminding high school juniors who are aspiring to go to one of our nation’s service academies to apply for a congressional nomination by October 1st: Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) reminds students interested in receiving a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. Military Academies that they must […]

Rob Ford can't run a high school football team, and he most certainly can't run a city....

This is required reading for Ford Nation or those bizarre people who appear to be still considering voting for the turd in October, according to the turd pollster Forum Research. Here's an excerpt from the Daniel Dale story today: "Mayor...Show More Summary

Immigration Judges: Obama Admin Breaking Promise of Funding, Lawyers to Process Illegal Cases

The leaders of the union representing the nation’s immigration judges said Wednesday that U.S. immigration courts are in chaos, with a backlog of an historic high of 375,000 cases for only 227 judges, a situation that has led to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants. Show More Summary

Dangerous Surf Advisory In Effect For Some NYC Beaches

As we enjoy these last gasps of summer, remember to exercise caution when leaping into an ocean still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Cristobal. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for beaches in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and lifeguards are asking visitors to please abstain from swimming if a yellow or red flag is out. [ more › ]

Baltimore's 1st casino highlights national trend

BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne.

CBO: Deficit is Down, But Debt Remains High

3 days agoNews : Reason

The Congressional Budget Office released another report on the nation’s debt and deficit picture today, and the short version goes something like this: We’ve made some short-term progress in reducing annual deficits, but the long-term debt picture is still quite bleak. Show More Summary

Referee thoughts

The pre-season for fall soccer in the US is winding down and my regular season starts tomorrow night with a great high school game between last year’s Big School Division girls state champion versus the Big School/nationally Top-10 team from two states over.  I’m looking forward to that game as it should be one of [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Henan high school bans hand-holding, puppy love

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A high school in Henan took a half-step towards pure evil when China National Radio revealed to the public the school's new list of student prohibitions—including holding hands with another student of the opposite sex. [ more › ]

Zillow: Negative Equity declines further in Q2 2014

From Zillow: High Negative Equity Causing Generational Housing Gridlock According to the second quarter Zillow Negative Equity Report, the national negative equity rate continued to decline in 2014 Q2, falling to 17 percent, down 14.4 percentage points from its peak (31.4 percent) in the first quarter of 2012. Show More Summary

High Stakes in Back-to-School Shopping Race

The BTS shopping ritual itself has been transformed by digital and shifting trends in consumer shopping behavior. Based on data from the National Retail Federation, 25% of back to school shoppers are expected to hold off until 1-2 weeks before school starts. Show More Summary

Taj Griffin Injury: Updates on Oregon Commit's Knee and Return

Taj Griffin, future Oregon Duck and one of the best high school running backs in the nation, will miss his senior season after tearing his ACL. His father, Herb Griffin, confirmed the news to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Michael Carvell: Yes, he’s going to be out for the year. Show More Summary

Beautiful Photos and Video of the Highly Venomous Portuguese Man-of-War

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The fascinating National Geographic online feature “Deadly Beauty” provides an up-close examination of the highly venomous marine invertebrate, the Portuguese man-of-war, through the photography and video of Florida-based photographer Aaron Ansarov. Ansarov has been documenting Portuguese man-of-wars that wash up on Florida beaches for the past two years. photos by Aaron Ansarov

Hurricane Marie grows stronger in Mexican Pacific

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.

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