Oculus Rift virtual reality headset pre-orders open
- January 08, 2016

By way of explanation-"not an excuse"-Luckey said he was annoyed by the public implication that the Rift headset would cost $1,500-the actual price for the Rift and a PC needed to operate it". Speaking in a Reddit AMA , Rift creator Palmer Luckey suggested that the lifespan of the Oculus Rift will be "Somewhere between a console and a mobile phone, much closer to a mobile phone". (more...)
Powerball jackpot surges to $500M Powerball jackpot surges to $500M
- January 07, 2016

If there isn't a jackpot victor, the prize for Saturday's drawing would be significantly larger, but it would still take some time to grow beyond the record. Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The chances of winning are one in 293 million. If no one wins tonight that jackpot will continue to rise, that lucky victor could be picked tonight at 10. (more...)
Bristol Palin embroiled in custody fight with ex-fiancé Bristol Palin embroiled in custody fight with ex-fiancé
- January 06, 2016

Palin is no stranger to baby bump controversy. In hopes of nipping Meyer's plan in the bud, his pseudo mother-in-law has taken to the press to slam the former Marine. Palin first announced that should would be expecting her second child in June 2015, two months after she and her fiancé Dakota Meyer called off their wedding. (more...)
If one twin has cancer, risk increases for the other If one twin has cancer, risk increases for the other
- January 06, 2016

The researchers studies 23 different types of cancer, including common cancers such as breast and prostate cancer, as well as rare cancers like testicular cancer, melanoma , head and neck cancer, ovarian and stomach cancer. The inclusion of fraternal twins was particularly important, since they're genetically similar to siblings who aren't twins, which is something that can provide information about an increased risk for cancer in families where one sibling is diagnosed. (more...)
Obama to announce new executive actions on gun safety Obama to announce new executive actions on gun safety
- January 04, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is applauding President Obama's decision to use executive action to tighten federal gun laws. The town-hall format could help Obama emphasize that public support . "To use executive power that he doesn't have is a pattern that is quite unsafe". But some Republican presidential candidates are already promising to reverse any action Obama takes if they win the presidency. (more...)
Trump ready to roll out big money for campaign ads
- January 02, 2016

SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: Hey, good to be here. "I think you've got to be very, very careful when making comments like that", Lee said of Trump's call for a ban on all Muslims. "I don't want to lose the tremendous advantage the United States has being the nation of freedom, especially freedom of religion and freedom of thought". (more...)
Belgium's tenth arrest over Paris attack investigation
- January 01, 2016

Ten cellphones were seized during a police search in Brussels on Wednesday, Belgian officials reveal today, conducted in relation to the Paris attacks investigation. British police said they would deploy more armed officers than usual on the streets of London for New Year's Eve, as the terror threat level remains at "severe" meaning an attack is "highly likely". (more...)
Thousands of police on duty as London ushers in the New Year
- January 01, 2016

China Celebrates New Year's Eve 2015 Two women use a mobile phone to take a picture during a New Year's Eve countdown event at the Tai Miao Temple next to the Forbidden City in Beijing on December 31,2015. "We have every confidence our policing plan is as good as it can be". About 60,000 police officers and troops were deployed across the country, and revelers said that made them feel safer. (more...)
Belgium: New searches, detentions in holiday plot probe
- January 01, 2016

Both are members of the Kamikaze Riders, a Brussels-based motor bike group whose members are mostly of North African origin and carry out bike stunts which can be seen in online videos. Officials said the plot disclosed Tuesday was not directly linked to the wave of bombings and shootings on a Paris concert venue, bars, restaurants and the national stadium that left 130 people dead and many more wounded. (more...)
Inspection Commissioner Dines at Boston Chipotle Inspection Commissioner Dines at Boston Chipotle
- December 30, 2015

With a hope to get back on track, restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill announced reopening of its Boston restaurant in Cleveland Circle neighborhood which was linked to illness of over 130 people earlier this month. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. (more...)
Boston Chipotle Linked to Norovirus Outbreak Reopens
- December 30, 2015

According to the BostonHerald, the Chipotle restaurant in Cleveland Circle where more than 100 people were sickened has reopened - with Boston's chief health inspector saying he will have lunch there tomorrow "to show the world that we really do think it's OK". (more...)
Khloe Kardashian 'dumped' by National Basketball Association boyfriend James Harden on Christmas Day
- December 30, 2015

Kardashian opened up about their complicated set-up to People and shared how grateful she was for Harden's support. The insider added that Harden has been understanding of Kardashian's decision to look after her ex but he sometimes feels like he's being put to the side. (more...)
Sanofi's dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia gets Brazilian approval Sanofi's dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia gets Brazilian approval
- December 29, 2015

What remains of crucial importance is that the dengue outbreak is stopped. Although this does not cover very young children, who are often most vulnerable to the disease, Sanofi chief executive Olivier Brandicourt hailed the approval as "a historic milestone for our company, for the global public health community and, most importantly, for half the world's population who live at risk of dengue". (more...)
FDA drops lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men
- December 29, 2015

While the policy has been criticized by activists, the FDA's stance is in line with that of other countries, including the UK, Australia and Japan. "Relying on sound scientific evidence, we've taken great care to ensure the revised policy continues to protect our blood supply", said Peter Marks , deputy director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. (more...)
Solimar Beach Brush Fire at 1200 Acres, Closes 101 Freeway Solimar Beach Brush Fire at 1200 Acres, Closes 101 Freeway
- December 27, 2015

Traffic on U.S. Highway 101 and the Pacific Coast Highway - which run alongside each other on the West Coast - was closed off in both directions in Ventura County due to what has been labeled the Solimar Fire. Officials estimate the blaze has already burned about 500 hectares of land in the Solimar Beach area of Ventura County, about 100 kilometres north-west of Los Angeles. (more...)
Sony Invites NFL Players to See 'Concussion' for Free Sony Invites NFL Players to See 'Concussion' for Free
- December 25, 2015

Omalu's claims that he named the disease have been discredited, according to scientific journals and brain researchers who say it had been named decades before Omalu's discovery. After a showing with 70 former players and their families, Sports Illustrated's MMQB blog described Concussion as "a panic-inducing horror flick" for some attendees. (more...)
Donald Trump wants Hillary Clinton to apologize for calling him 'ISIS's best Donald Trump wants Hillary Clinton to apologize for calling him 'ISIS's best
- December 23, 2015

And she got schlonged . "She lost, I mean she lost", he said, apparently turning the noun "schlong" - a penis - into a verb meaning "to beat". It is important to note that though Trump's ladies emit nothing but streams of melted gold from their bodies, Clinton uses the bathroom to win sympathy points with voters , just like any other normal woman. (more...)
Jeb Defends Trump Over Hillary Attack Jeb Defends Trump Over Hillary Attack
- December 23, 2015

Speaking to more than 7,000 people in Grand Rapids, Mich., Trump used the most vulgar language to date to describe Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee for president. The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, who has made a string of incendiary comments on the campaign trail, said Clinton got " schlonged " by Barack Obama. (more...)
Chipotle hit with five new E. coli cases; may be different strain
- December 23, 2015

No single food item has been identified as a source of illness. In addition to more testing along the supply chain, Chipotle is instituting more high-tech food tracking inside its restaurants and some new procedures, including cutting, washing and testing tomatoes at central commissaries to ensure they are as clean as possible. (more...)
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Isn't Exactly Lying Low After Arrest
- December 22, 2015

Shkreli resigned on Friday as chief executive of the other company he ran, Turing Pharmaceuticals , after his arrest on securities fraud charges relating to alleged activities at one of the companies Shkreli previously ran. In a series of seven tweets , Shkreli's account offered to give away money, raffle off Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind secret album and told his followers he had "anal aids". (more...)