Tuesday, September 02, 2014

  • Autumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows Living Autumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows
    Daily Oklahoman, 09/02/2014 - 7:47am

    ON THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER, Conn. (AP) — The first swallows appear at sunset, inky flecks in a dusky pink sky.

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  • 'Keep a Low Profile' in Pakistan, State Department Warns Travel 'Keep a Low Profile' in Pakistan, State Department Warns
    NBC, 09/02/2014 - 5:47am

    “Hundreds of people have been reported injured and at least three people reportedly killed since protests turned violent,” the State Department says.

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  • Sports Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter
    Miami Herald, 09/01/2014 - 9:57am

    The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."

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  • School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards U.s. School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards
    San Diego Union-Tribune Nation, 09/01/2014 - 10:32pm

    Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.

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  • These Are the Rumored Actors up for Snake Plissken Movies These Are the Rumored Actors up for Snake Plissken
    IGN Movies, 09/02/2014 - 3:47am

    A new rumour suggests that not only is Silver Pictures' Escape From New York remake still happening, but Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens are being considered for the role of Snake Plissken. The rumour, via Starlog, also states that the film will be a 'team-based' remake, with Plissken's cohorts acting as "co-leads." “Plissken’s team consists of Mina, a warzone journalist framed for murder and living in the shadows of New York as a scavenger; Cabbie, a schizophrenic travel guide who serves as comic relief; Gareth, the last surviving member of the President’s security detail who harbors a dangerous secret; and The Brain, Plissken’s former partner-in-crime who left him to die after a botched robbery.” Continue reading…

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  • World Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins
    Associated Press, 09/01/2014 - 5:16pm

    An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother.

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  • Entertainment Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy
    San Diego Union-Tribune Nation, 09/01/2014 - 3:49pm

    Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child.

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  • Books Books: Guiding a Husband and a Mother Through Alzheimer’s at the Same Time
    New York Times, 09/01/2014 - 12:00pm

    Meryl Comer has written a heartbreaking account of caring for both her husband, who has been debilitated by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and her mother, who has the late-onset variety.

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  • Politics Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'
    San Francisco Chronicle, 09/01/2014 - 6:05am

    A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With less than 10 weeks to the elections, Republicans and Democrats who assess this fall's midterm contests say the power of incumbency — the decennial process of reconfiguring congressional maps and hefty fundraising — trumps the sour public mood and antipathy toward gridlocked Washington. "Despite the incredibly low polling, favorable ratings for Congress, it's still an incumbent's world," said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics that tracks political money. [] the candidates press ahead, with Republicans laser-focused on gaining the six seats necessary to grab the Senate majority and control Congress for the remainder of Obama's presidency. The parties' campaign committees and their allied outside groups are spending at a rate certain to exceed the $3.6 billion price tag of the 2010 midterm elections. The Democratic Party is employing reminder pledge cards — "1 million votes for 2014" — the number they say decided 65 competitive House races in 2012. Democrats maintain that they had a shot two years ago, but Obama's miserable performance in his first presidential debate sank the party's chances.

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  • White Screen of Death Note From The Editor The Identical Look of Firefox and Chrome Caused Site Shutdown
    , 05/20/2014 - 9:56am

    In my previous article, I mention how the latest version of Firefox has a nearly identical look to Google’s Chrome web browser. When I’m working on new features for my sites, I use Firefox for testing and Chrome to see what the results look like to the users. I knew one of these days, because both browsers look the same now, I would confuse one for the other and put up untested programming code that would cause havoc on my sites.

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