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Market news 

U.S. stocks were little changed Friday morning, with major indexes looking to cap their fourth-straight weekly gains.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 17 points, or 0.1%, to 17062 in midmorning trading. The blue-chip benchmark remained ahead on the week, heading for its longest streak of weekly advances since late November.

The S&P 500 added one point, or less than 0.1%, to 1997. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 12 points, or 0.3%, to 4570.


U.S. Bonds Continue to Defy Bears

Government-bond yields touched new lows in the U.S. and Germany, as investors piled anew into ultrasafe debt amid growing concern about the pace of European growth.


U.S. Consumer Spending Declines

Household spending fell in July, a sign that cautious consumers could hold back economic growth in the second half of the year



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Today on Democracy Now !!!

Thursday 08-28-2014

As Obama Settles on Nonbinding Treaty, "Only a Big Movement" Can Take on Global Warming

As international climate scientists warn runaway greenhouse gas emissions could cause "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts," the Obama administration is abandoning attempts to have Congress agree to a legally binding international climate deal. The New York Times reports U.S. negotiators are crafting a proposal that would not require congressional approval and instead would seek pledges from countries to cut emissions on a voluntary basis. This comes as a new U.N. report warns climate change could become "irreversible" if greenhouse gas emissions go unchecked. If global warming is to be adequately contained, it says, at least three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground. We speak to 350.org founder Bill McKibben about why his hopes for taking on global warming lie not in President Obama’s approach, but rather in events like the upcoming People’s Climate March in New York City, which could mark the largest rally for climate action ever. "The Obama administration, which likes to poke fun at recalcitrant congressmen, hasn’t been willing to really endure much in the way of political pain itself in order to slow things down," McKibben says. "The rest of the world can see that. The only way we’ll change any of these equations here or elsewhere is by building a big movement — that’s why September 21 in New York is such an important day."

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Our next Mayo Clinic Radio program,  Friday, August 22 at 1pm est, will highlight the influence and power of social media in health care.  Medical director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, Farris Timimi, M.D., will join us to discuss the impact of social networks on health care. Hope you'll tune in!

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 *****  CARDNIAL POINTS  with ED CARDINAL Premiers Tuesday at 1pm Feb 11th

We invite you to listen to Cardinal Points every Tuesday from 1-2 pm. Talk Radio with heart and Soul. Your compass to achieving your dreams.

This show will shake the foundation of conventional thinking and teach you to use your own mind to create the life you dream about.

Ed Cardinal, your host, as well as his many guests will share their personal life stories and expertise that will give you the practical tools needed to guide you on your journey to wholeness. Every person on earth has the right to vibrant and dynamic health, deep meaningful relationships, and abundant wealth.

Remember your truth is within you. Now it’s up to you to use your internal guidance system to seek it and live it. *****

This Week on Cardinal Points

Cardinal Points -ED Cardinal Bull Dozer Health Incorporated 06 - 24 - 2014

This week we meet Wendy Love Edge of BullDozer Incorporated

Wendy Love Edge is the founder and creator of Bulldozer Health Inc., a healthcare reform initiative that seeks to empower, educate, support and inform people about their health choices. Wendy was working for 25 years in a health care field when she became very sick herself and was told she was going to die on three separate occasions. Believing the doctors, she did everything they said. She soon found herself bulldozed on 16 medications. When she changed her mind and started using alternative health, minimal pharmaceutical intervention, exercise and good nutrition, her health improved Now she is asking us all to take back our health!

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Remixing Reality - Art and Literature for the 21st Century
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Remixing Reality - Art and Literature for the 21st Century

ArtLiteratureMusicQuotationRealityRemix.What is it:
For decades, literary critics have been questioning the relevance of the novel as a literary form, with some going so far as to declare its death. But if the novel is dead, it’s not clear what new form can take its place. Should we treat the popularity of the memoir as a sign that what readers want is more truth, less fiction? Or is the memoir, like ‘reality TV,’ mostly just fiction dressed up as fact? In these fragmented times, when everything has already been said or done before, can there be any truly original innovations in art and literature? Or is the demand for originality itself an antiquated idea? John and Ken mix it up with David Shields, author of Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. This program was recorded live at the First Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon.

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This day in music history -

1965, The Beach Boys 'California Girls' was at No.3 on the US singles chart, the single peaked at No.26 in the UK. The music for the song came from Brian Wilson's first LSD experience.
1965, The Rolling Stones announced that Allen Klein, who they had met three days earlier, would co-manage the group along with Andrew Long Oldham. At the same time, The Stones signed a five-year recording deal with Decca Records. More on The Rolling Stones
1965, Bob Dylan played the first night of a 40 date North American tour at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York City. Dylan played the first set solo and was backed by a band consisting of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Harvey Brooks and Al Kooper in the second set. This format, one acoustic and one electric set was kept through-out the tour.
1966, Nearing the end of their final tour of America, The Beatles performed one show at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, before a crowd of 45,000. The Beatles' attempt to escape from the stadium in an armored truck is thwarted when the main gate was found to be locked, and The Beatles have to spend two hours in the back of the truck before they can leave the stadium.
1968, Simon and Garfunkel started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Bookends'. The duo's fourth studio album featured 'America', 'Mrs. Robinson' and 'A Hazy Shade of Winter'.
1968, The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do It Again', the group's second and final UK No.1.
1968, Working at Trident Studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Dear Prudence’. They built the song instrument by instrument, utilizing the 8-track equipment at Trident. John and George played guitars, while Paul plays drums to compensate for Ringo, who had quit The Beatles on August 22.
1968, Tammy Wynette recorded 'Stand By Your Man' at Epic studios after an idea that came from producer, Billy Sherrill. Wynette and Sherril completed the song in 15 minutes. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette's career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music. The song has appeared in various films, including: Five Easy Pieces, The Blues Brothers, The Crying Game, Sleepless in Seattle, Four Weddings and a Funeral and GoldenEye.
1970, During a four-week engagement at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, a security guard at the hotel received a phone call in which he was told Elvis Presley would be shot during his last show. The person demanded $50,000 to reveal the name of the potential killer. Later that day a menu was found in Elvis’ mail at the hotel on which Elvis’ face was destroyed and a gun had been drawn pointing to his heart. The threats were taken very seriously. Elvis played his last show without any incident. More on Elvis Presley
1972, Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'School's Out'. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school."
1981, Producer Guy Stevens died at the age of 38 years old, having overdosed on prescription drugs he was taking to reduce his alcohol dependency. Worked with Mott The Hoople, Free and The Clash. He was the president of the Chuck Berry Appreciation Society and it was Stevens who brought Berry to the UK for his first tour. He gave Procol Harum and Mott the Hoople their distinctive names.
1984, The Jacksons' Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales after they surpassed the 1.1 million mark in two months.
1988, Kylie Minogue set a new UK record when her debut album 'Kylie' became the biggest selling album by a female artist in Britain with sales of almost two million.
1993, Billy Joel started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'River Of Dreams.' Joel claimed most of the music came to him in his sleep, hence the title. The singers second wife, one time model Christie Brinkley, painted the album cover which was later voted worst album cover of the year.


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Health & Wellness

Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some

    By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds.

Digoxin, a drug that's been used to treat heart problems for about 200 years, might increase the risk of dying in certain patients.

New research suggests that for people who have a particular type of irregular heart rhythm, called atrial fibrillation, taking the drug digoxin may increase the risk of dying by more than 20 percent.

"We found in 122,000 patients with atrial fibrillation, those treated with digoxin were more likely to die [during the study period] than patients prescribed other medications," said lead researcher Dr. Mintu Turakhia, an assistant professor of cardiology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif.

Although the current research found an association between the drug digoxin and a higher risk of death for people with atrial fibrillation or flutter, the study does not show that the drug caused the higher risk of death.

RELATED: 7 Hidden Dangers for People With Atrial Fibrillation

However, Turakhia thinks the risk may be the result of digoxin causing other dangerous abnormal heart rhythms.

"Even though you are being given a drug to slow down your heart rate in atrial fibrillation, it may be causing other problems with your heart that may increase the risk of death," he said.

Digoxin is made from extracts of the foxglove plant, also called digitalis. It has long been a standard treatment for atrial fibrillation, according to background information in the study.

Given that there are other treatments for atrial fibrillation, Turakhia wonders why digoxin should be the treatment of choice for these patients. "There are other safer drugs out there," he said.

Safer alternatives may include drugs known as beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers, Turakhia said. "These have never been tied to an increased risk of death or major concerns with safety," he said.

Turakhia thinks patients taking digoxin for atrial fibrillation should talk with their doctor about possibly switching to another medication.

    A debate over the merits of eating less salt escalated when one of the most comprehensive studies yet suggested cutting back on sodium too much actually poses health hazards

Sodium is an essential nutrient

Sodium is the main component of salt but they are not the same thing. Salt’s chemical name is sodium chloride. Sodium regulates blood pressure and blood volume and affects other such crucial processes as muscle and nerve function.

High levels are associated with cardiovascular risk

New research suggests intake over 6,000 milligrams a day is associated with increased risk of death, heart attack, stroke and heart failure. And there is broad consensus that people with high levels of dietary sodium should reduce it, especially if they have high blood pressure.
Current guidelines call for very low levels

U.S. guidelines promoted by the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies call for daily consumption lower than 2,300 milligrams. The American Heart Association recommends a 1,500-milligram daily cap in sodium intake.

Americans eat a lot of sodium

Current average daily intake in the U.S. is 3,400 milligrams, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 75% of dietary sodium comes from food you buy in supermarkets or restaurants; another 12% comes naturally in food; the rest is from the salt shaker.

Reducing intake to low levels hasn’t been shown to produce a benefit

A new global study from Canadian researchers suggests daily intake below 3,000 milligrams is associated with a 27% higher risk of death or serious cardiovascular event within nearly four years.  A report last year from the Institute of Medicine failed to find evidence that compliance with intake below 2,300 milligrams reduces risk of major problems from cardiovascular disease.



RNW news

World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to sea level rise twice as much as they were just five years ago.

Using the European Space Agency's CryoSat 2 satellite, the Alfred Wegener Institute from Germany has found that western Antarctica and Greenland are losing massive amounts of ice.

"Combined, the two ice sheets are thinning at a rate of 500 cubic kilometres per year," said glaciologist Dr. Angelika Humbert, one of the authors of the AWI study, in a press release. "That is the highest speed observed since altimetry satellite records began about 20 years ago."

The report, published in the online magazine The Cryosphere, says the CryoSat 2 satellite measured over 200 million elevation data points in Antarctica and 14.3 million in Greenland to track the loss of ice mass over the last several years. "When we compare the current data with those from the ICESat satellite from the year 2009, the volume loss in Greenland has doubled since then," said Humbert. "The loss of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has in the same time span increased by a factor of three."

Somewhat encouragingly, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is gaining mass. However, those gains are very modest and don't make up for the loss of ice in West Antarctica and Greenland. Greenland is losing 350 cubic kilometers of ice annually, mostly from its southwestern coast, and accounts for almost 75 percent of the total volume lost each year. Together, the flows from Antarctica and Greenland could cover the entire Chicagoland area with 600 meters of ice each year.


Vermont highlights more electric car chargers
Posted: Jul 07, 2014 10:41 AM EST Updated: Jul 07, 2014 10:41 AM EST

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) - It's getting easier to drive an electric vehicle through Vermont between Montreal and Boston.

Top state officials and the head of the state's largest electric utility inaugurated a new vehicle charging station in Middlesex, halfway between the Canadian border and New Hampshire.

One of two stations can charge a car nearly full in 45 minutes.

Gov. Peter Shumlin says it's a big step toward the creation of an electric vehicle corridor between Montreal and Boston.

Officials say electric vehicles cost the equivalent of about a dollar a gallon to drive.

Access to a full network of charging stations is critical since many electric-only vehicles have a short range.

Currently there are 27 charging stations in Vermont with another 15 planned.


North Dakota's Latest Fracking Problem

North Dakota is forced to burn off 30% of the natural gas produced from fracking in the Bakken Shale as infrastructure and regulations struggle to keep pace with its oil boom.

Food-Waste Recycling Faces Hiccups

More states want to recycle their food waste instead of dumping it into landfills, but they have run into a snag: The infrastructure needed to turn huge quantities of table scraps into fertilizer or electricity isn't ready.

Tesla's Clever Patent Move Is Already Paying Off

Tesla may already be reaping the rewards of freeing up its patents.

Four days after CEO Elon Musk offered most of his company’s patents to rivals in hopes of cultivating a bigger electric car market, Nissan and BMW are “keen on talks” to cooperate on charging networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

That pretty much validates why the Silicon Valley company freed up its patents in the first place: Tesla wants its superchargers to become the industry standard.

That way, other companies will use and enlarge Tesla's existing network of 97 charging stations that currently dot a path across the continental United States, making it more and more feasible to swap fuel-burning cars for battery-electric ones, even for long-distance travel.

White House Plans Another Big Climate Push

WASHINGTON -– One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its environmental agenda.

The White House plans to host two roundtable discussions this week on the economic threats that climate change poses and the "opportunities to overcome those risks," a White House official said in an email Monday night, which emphasized the potential costs of not addressing planet-warming emissions.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and White House leaders also plan to meet with billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson on Wednesday to discuss a report they will release this week titled, "Risky Business," which assess the economic costs of climate change. Steyer and Paulson are the co-chairs for the report.

Steyer, a former hedge fund manager turned environmental activist, has pledged to spend $100 million backing political candidates who support action on climate change through his political group, NextGen Climate Action. He has focused much of his political work on opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, which the Obama administration is considering for possible approval.

Lew, White House advisers John Podesta and Valerie Jarrett, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Kathryn Sullivan and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate on Tuesday will meet with insurance industry representatives on climate impacts.

Obama himself will address the annual dinner of the League of Conservation Voters on Wednesday night. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell plan to speak earlier Wednesday at an event sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters. The group is the biggest electoral spender among environmental groups.



Out in the Movies !!!   

August 22-24, 2014


Weekend Report:

Weekend Report: 'Guardians' Becomes Biggest Movie of the Summer

by Ray Subers
Guardians of the Galaxy

August 24, 2014

After trailing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the past two weeks, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy moved back in to first place this weekend.

In the process, Guardians of the Galaxy passed Transformers: Age of Extinction to become the highest-grossing movie of the Summer at the domestic box office.

Among the newcomers, If I Stay had a solid debut, while Sin City: A Dame to Kill For imploded.

The Top 12 earned $102.5 million this weekend. That's up 14 percent from the same frame last year.

Guardians of the Galaxy eased 32 percent to $17.2 million. It has now earned over $251 million, and by Friday it will pass fellow Marvel movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259.8 million) to become the top grosser of the year. It also now seems likely that Guardians will end its run with over $300 million.

In second place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell 41 percent to $16.7 million. Through 17 days, the movie has earned $145.5 million, and is on track to finish with at least $175 million.

Playing at 2,907 locations, If I Stay took third place with $15.7 million. That's a step up from Charlie St. Cloud ($12.4 million) and last weekend's The Giver ($12.3 million). It's also worth noting that it opened on par with One Direction: This is Us ($15.8 million), which was released around the same time last year and was also targeted toward younger women.

As expected, the audience did wind up skewing young (61 percent under 25) and female (77 percent). While If I Stay did receive a solid "A-" CinemaScore, it's the kind of movie that tends to fall off quickly after opening weekend; a final total around $40 million seems likely.

Let's Be Cops was crushed by critics, but moviegoers seem to be in to it: the comedy eased 39 percent to $10.8 million this weekend. To date, it has earned $45.1 million.

High school football drama When the Game Stands Tall rounded out the Top Five with $8.4 million. That's a bit lower than recent sports movies Million Dollar Arm and Draft Day, but is still essentially in the same (low) range.

It received an "A-" CinemaScore, and should play to family audiences for the next few weeks. Look for a final total around $25 million.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opened in eighth place with just $6.32 million. That's down a stunning 78 percent from the original Sin City's debut. Excluding his first movie, El Mariachi, this is the third-lowest debut of director Robert Rodriguez's career (Machete Kills and Shorts were worse).

During the nine-year gap between the first and second Sin City, a few key things happened. First, the comic book aesthetic that made Sin City so unique has been cribbed by many other movies; ironically, some of the most obvious imitators are fellow Frank Miller projects 300 and The Spirit. What was once a fresh approach now has a "been there, done that" feel to it.

Adding to this is the fact that director Robert Rodriguez's brand has taken a bit of a hit in recent years. Specifically, Rodriguez has had a tough time selling sequels: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World was off 66 percent from its predecessor, while Machete Kills was down 70 percent.

The movie also had a fairly light marketing effort: anecdotally, many people seemed surprised to learn that the movie was in theaters this weekend.

Finally, it's worth considering whether or not the first Sin City was actually as well-liked as it appears to be. The movie received good reviews and has a spot on IMDb's Top 250 list, but that sampling could be inconsistent with more general views on it.

Looking ahead, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For seems poised to fall off quickly. It's not going to close anywhere near $20 million, and could even fall short of $15 million.

Weekend ending 08-25-2014

1  2  Guardians of the Galaxy  BV  $17,202,212  -31.5%  3,371  -326  $5,103  $251,456,069  $170  4
2  1  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)  Par.  $16,725,447  -41.4%  3,864  -116  $4,329  $145,535,253  $125  3
3  N  If I Stay  WB  $15,679,190  -  2,907  -  $5,394  $15,679,190  $11  1
4  3  Let's Be Cops  Fox  $10,810,533  -39.3%  3,140  +46  $3,443  $45,056,701  $17  2
5  N  When the Game Stands Tall  TriS  $8,381,509  -  2,673  -  $3,136  $8,381,509  $15  1
6  4  The Expendables 3  LGF  $6,485,385  -59.2%  3,221  -  $2,013  $27,403,562  -  2
7  5  The Giver  Wein.  $6,434,240  -47.7%  3,003  -  $2,143  $23,804,778  $25  2
8  N  Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For  W/Dim.  $6,317,683  -  2,894  -  $2,183  $6,317,683  -  1
9  7  The Hundred-Foot Journey  BV  $5,339,006  -25.6%  1,944  -99  $2,746  $32,527,210  $22  3
10  6  Into The Storm  WB  $3,803,309  -51.8%  2,375  -1,059  $1,601  $38,304,693  $50  3


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Israel, Hamas Agree to Open-Ended Cease-Fire

Israel has agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in its seven-week military confrontation with Hamas. Negotiations on details of the accord are to resume in Cairo in coming days. 1

'Islamic State Runs on Extortion, Oil Piracy

Islamic State runs an illicit economy in Syria and Iraq, pirating oil while exacting tribute from locals, making it one of the world's richest terror groups.

Kiev Claims Russia Invasion; West Challenged to Respond

Ukraine accused Russia of invading the country, apparently dashing hopes of a diplomatic resolution to the crisis and challenging the West to respond.

Obama to Meet With Security Council on Iraq, Syria
President to Discuss U.S. Efforts to Counter Islamic State Extremist Group

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with his national security team on Thursday to discuss U.S. efforts to counter the Sunni extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the White House said.

Mr. Obama earlier in August authorized airstrikes and airdrops in Iraq to protect American interests and support local forces operating against Islamic State, also known as ISIL and ISIS.



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Providence drivers ranked fifth worst in U.S.

Allstate Insurance Company's 10th annual 'America's Best Drivers Report' ranked Providence drivers fifth worst in the nation.

The list ranks America's largest 200 cities.

The report found Providence drivers will experience an accident every 5.4 years; and that a Providence driver is 85% more likely to crash that the average American.

Three Massachusetts cities placed worse on the list; Worcester drivers were named the nation's worst, followed by Boston drivers, and Springfield drivers finished fourth.

America's safest driving city, according to the report, is Fort Collins, Colorado.


A Rhode Island man has died in a train accident in Plainfield, Connecticut.

The accident happened Monday afternoon near Rawson Material and Hopkins Fabrication on Norwich Road.

Police said 39-year-old James Hawkins the third had been struck and killed by a privately owned locomotive.

It was being leased by the owner of Hopkins Fabrication.

Police have not released the circumstances surrounding the accident, but said they are still investigating.


Suspect in Swansea killing ordered held
Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:20 AM EST


A Swansea man accused in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman was ordered held without bail Monday.

Timothy Levesque, 56, was arraigned in Fall River District Court on charges of murder and assault and battery.

"I don't know that gentleman. I just know my daughter is in heaven and I love her and I miss her, and we'll do everything we have to do to get you justice," said Melissa Trottier, who grieved for her daughter, Melissa White.

Levesque is accused of shooting White to death on Ocean Grove Avenue in Swansea at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police said before the shooting, White and two of her friends went to Levesque's home to continue a dispute that took place between those friends and one of Levesque's sons earlier in the night.

"Mrs. Levesque reports that she saw people in the driveway wearing bandanas, crouching down. Mr. Levesque has a license to carry. He obtained his gun and went outside," said defense attorney John Francoeur.

By that time, Levesque saw tail lights leaving. He followed and eventually caught up to the vehicle and stopped it. He confronted White and her friends, hitting one of them, Jacob King, who was driving.

That's when White got out to confront Levesque.

"Mr. Levesque backed up. He took out his firearm. Miss White was heard to say, 'What are you going to do, shoot me?' And then a shot was fired," prosecutor Dennis Collins said in court.

Levesque's attorney said the shooting was self-defense, because White lunged at him with a crowbar and that he immediately called his wife to call for help.



'Sword' of angry: Man faces three felony assault charges
August 21, 2014
Jonathan Bissonnette

PAWTUCKET – What began as a verbal dispute soon escalated into an attempted physical assault on Wednesday, when a city man tried to attack three people who were standing at the corner of Allen Avenue and Cottage Street with a Samurai sword, police said.

Timothy Greve, 28, was charged with three counts of felony assault after he approached the trio of neighbors wielding the weapon.

Hundreds hit the streets in North Attleboro for Julia Cekala Charitable Foundation

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Hundreds of runners hit the streets Sunday morning for the 8th annual Butterfly 5K and Road Race to celebrate the life of Julia Cekala.

"The day is a celebration," Julia's father Wally Cekala said. "It's great to see so much of the town ... it's a fun day, we love the turnout and seeing the same familiar faces every year."

The race, which benefits the Julia Cekala Charitable Foundation, drew 750 runners to World War I Memorial Park. The event was expected to raise about $22,500 for the foundation, which Wally runs in his daughter's memory.

The race began in front of the park at 10 a.m., with the runners taking off down Elmwood Street, on to Mount Hope Street and Landry Avenue to Homeward Lane and Coach Road, with the finish line at Blue Jay Drive.

As was typical for the race, dozens of spectators crowded around Cardinal Circle, in front of the adjacent street's finish line, cheering on the runners.

Race coordinator Jeff LaPlante stationed himself at the finish line, cheering on the runners as they rounded the corner from Oriole Drive on to the Blue Jay Drive finish line.

South Attleboro Lions Club's car show puts vintage wheels on display

ATTLEBORO - It was a feast for the eyes of vintage car lovers during Sunday's 19th annual South Attleboro Lions Club Auto Show, with nearly 400 cars featured in a dazzling array in the parking lot adjacent to LaSalette Shrine.

The event was expected to raise up to $8,000, which the Lions Club will give back to the community.

Under the bright sun, the paint of the cars shone as hundreds of people browsed rows of vehicles, which were grouped according to eras and other categories, such as make and models.

"Look at all these wonderful cars," said Lions Club treasurer Joe Gallagher. "It's amazing all the work people put into these things."

While red and blue were dominant colors among the Mustangs, Corvettes, Mercury Coupes and Chevrolets, there were a few other standout models, such as a pink and white 1950s Ford Farlaine, a deep purple 1951 Mercury Custom, and a black 1988 Trans Am, modeled after the famous car from the TV series "Knight Rider."

Mass. gas prices continue to fall

BOSTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dropped another 2 cents, and has now fallen 13 cents in the past month. 

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of self-serve, regular in the Bay State is now $3.45. 

That’s still a penny higher than the national average, but 17 cents lower than the Massachusetts price one year ago. 





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Patriots part ways with three veterans

FOXBORO - With the Patriots due to reduce their roster to 75 players on Tuesday, coach Bill Belichick has apparently started the process a few days early.

According to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots released three long-tenured veterans on Sunday - defensive linemen Tommy Kelly and Will Smith and linebacker James Anderson.

It has been Belichick's practice in the past to treat veteran players that don't fit into his plans with enough respect to release them early, thus giving them the chance to hook on with other teams and have enough preseason practice time left to prove themselves.

The surprise is Kelly, 33, who joined the team last year after his release from the Oakland Raiders. Kelly had 21/2 sacks before suffering a torn ACL in the fifth game of the year. He had played 50 snaps in this preseason and was seen as a capable veteran complement to Vince Wilfork in on the defensive line.

Kelly, in his 11th NFL season, played his first nine for the Raiders and had not missed a game in five straight seasons before suffering the knee injury last year.

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Wallace, Bisons slam PawSox in 12 innings

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo first-baseman Brett Wallace smashed a walkoff grand slam in the 12th inning, his third home run of the afternoon, as the Bisons came from behind to defeat the Pawtucket Red Sox, 10-6, Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field to move into a first-place tie with Pawtucket in the IL wild card standings.

The Bisons slugged five home runs in the contest and plated all 10 of their runs via the long ball. Wallace's game-winning slam went to left field with two outs in the 12th against reliever Miguel Celestino (1-3). Celestino had allowed a single to Anthony Gose to begin the inning, then walks to Dan Johnson (intentional) and Matt Hague with two outs to set the stage for Wallace.

Bryce Brentz slugged a two-run home run (11) and drove home four runs for the PawSox, who blew leads of 5-2 and 6-5 in the late innings. Pawtucket stranded two men on base in the 11th and 12th innings against reliever Ryan Tepera (7-3), including wasting a one-out triple from Derrik Gibson in the 11th.

Swept again

BOSTON - Dustin Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle's bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the Red Sox's eighth straight loss.


Mix Wrestling, Tag for India's New Sport Craze

India's newest professional sport, kabaddi, is an ancient Indian game that in its newest incarnation is a high-octane mix of tag and Greco-Roman wrestling. Since the start of its first season last month, it has been drawing sellout crowds and big TV audiences


  Famous Quote Said On August 29
If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person.
Bill Clinton, 1996

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  Famous Quote Said On August 29
If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person.
Bill Clinton, 1996

August 29 Birthdays

Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009)
Liam Payne turns 21
Lea Michele turns 28
William Levy turns 34
Lucas Cruikshank turns 21
Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982)
Nicole Anderson turns 24
John McCain turns 78
Isabel Sanford (1917 - 2004)
Sohinki turns 27
Elliott Gould turns 76
Jay Ryan turns 33
Lucero turns 45
Carla Gugino turns 43
Charlie Bird Parker (1920 - 1955)
Dante Basco turns 39
Chris Hadfield turns 55
Lauren Collins turns 28
Courtney Stodden turns 20
James Hunt (1947 - 1993)
John Locke (1632 - 1704)

August 29 History

1965 - The Gemini V made a big return to earth by landing in the Atlantic Ocean

1958 - In Colorado Springs, Colorado the U.S Air Force Academy Opens for the undergraduate education of Air Force officer candidates

1922 - WEAF-AM in New York broadcast the first radio advertisement

1916 - The Philippine Autonomy Act is passed by the United States, an Act or law which acted as the constitution of the Philippines for years.

1898 - The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, is founded

This Day in Business
2010 - Paul Allen's Interval Licensing LLC sues Google, Apple, eBay, Facebook and other companies for patent infringement.

This Day in Entertainment
1967 - "The Fugitive": ranked #36 on TV Guide's 2002 ranking of the greatest shows of all time

This Day in Geography
1835 - Tasmanian settlers found the city of Melbourne, Australia

This Day in Sports
1968 - The first US Open tennis match is played with Billie Jean King beating Dr Vija Vuskains.




Don Pardo, Iconic Voice Of 'SNL,' Dies At 96

TV and radio announcer Don Pardo — best known as the iconic voice behind  “Saturday Night Live” —  has died at the age of 96.

PARDO: “It’s Saturday Night Live." (Video via NBC)

Pardo's resonant voice got him a job working for NBC in 1944.

PARDO: “Live at 5 is a presentation of WNBC in New York. I’m Don Pardo.”

Throughout his long career with the network, Pardo lent his voice to game shows, including “Jeopardy,” "Wheel of Fortune," and “The Price is Right.”

In 1963, he was one of the first on television to tell the nation that President John F. Kennedy was shot.

“President Kennedy and Governor John Connally of Texas have been cut down by bullets in downtown Dallas.” 

Pardo had done voice work for some 30 years before Lorne Michaels hired him in 1975 to work for “SNL,” known then as “NBC's Saturday Night.” The gig easily made him one of the most recognizable voices in television history.

PARDO: “The last line was always “This is Don Pardo saying … This is Don Pardo speaking…I loved that." (Video via Archive of American Television)

It wasn't long before his booming voice became synonymous with the show. Michaels told The New York Times: “Every year the new cast couldn’t wait to hear their name said by him.”

After four decades with the show, he retired from full-time announcing duties in 2004. Saturday Night Live has continued using his intro, with Pardo occasionally doing recordings from his home.  

In 2010, he became the first TV announcer to be inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

His daughter told reporters, Pardo died peacefully in his sleep Monday evening at his home Tucson, Arizona. He is survived by his five children.

James Jeffords, Senator Who Quit GOP, Dies At Age 80

James Jeffords, the former Vermont senator who controversially left the Republican Party in 2001, died Monday at a military retirement center in Washington. He was 80 years old.

The Burlington Free Press first reported the news.

Jeffords is best known for his high-profile departure from the GOP and decision to caucus with the Democrats in 2001. His move to become an independent shifted the balance of power in the chamber, which had been 50-50 Republican and Democrat.

One of the biggest factors behind the switch was the GOP's refusal to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a bill he voted in favor of as a member of the House back in 1975.

The Washington Post called Jeffords' departure "one of those rare singular moments" when one lawmaker could change the arc of politics, adding it: ​"served to highlight the feud between the still-dominant conservative wing and the increasingly marginalized moderate faction of the Republican Party."

In 2005, Jeffords announced he would not seek a fourth term in office, bringing an end to his 18-year run in the Senate. Jeffords cited both his and his wife's health problems as a factor in his decision.

His wife Liz passed away in 2007. Jeffords is survived by his two children, Leonard and Laura.

Manhunt Underway For Man Tied To Theft From MH370 Passengers
The search continues for a third suspect involved in stealing money from the bank accounts of four passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the plane that vanished in March.

CNN says officials are trying to find Ali Farran, a Pakistani man who, according to a Malaysian investigator, "worked as a car mechanic" for playing a role in the theft.

A translation of the official police report says ​the suspect had "no previous criminal record" and there's "no indication that he escaped abroad."

The Pakistani national is believed to have been in cahoots with two other suspects, "an HSBC bank officer and her husband," arrested Thursday and now in police custody.

Malaysian officials say the couple used internet banking to transfer the equivalent of about $10,000 from the accounts of two Chinese passengers and two Malaysians on the flight to a fifth account managed by Farran.

An HSBC spokesperson has apologized to the victims' families and said "There will be no losses on these accounts."

Meanwhile, the Malaysian government said earlier this month the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370 has not yet come to a close.

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss recruited Dutch company Fugro Survey for an underwater mission to try and track the plane down.

"The underwater search element will commence in August and take about 12 months to complete ... which includes vessels fitted with search equipped including towed sonar systems."

The underwater surveyor plans to send out two vessels to scour a 60,000 square-kilometer radius in the southern Indian Ocean to search for any remains. Flight MH370 carried 227 passengers and 12 crew members.

In March, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 reportedly became the largest and longest search mission for a commercial plane in modern aviation history.

Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5M U.S. Hospital Patient Records

As headlines about hacking and potential spying continue to roll in, you may be starting to wonder if anywhere is safe for your personal and financial data.

Back in June, reports revealed you could have put yourself at risk of having your credit card info stolen just by eating dinner at a P.F. Chang’s. (Video via Los Angeles Times)

And in December 2013 news broke that more than 100 million customers had their financial data swiped just because they picked up a few items at Target. (Video via Bloomberg) 

Well, now there’s a new place to no longer feel safe — while you’re laid up in a hospital bed.

According to reports Chinese hackers may have stolen the personal data of more than 4.5 million patients of hospitals run by Franklin, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems.

That company operates some 206 hospitals in 29 states — most of those in rural parts of the southeastern U.S.

According to an SEC filing from the company, the information that was stolen includes “non-medical patient identification data related to the Company’s physician practice operations,” from the last five years.

Or, as USA Today reports, “names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers, and Social Security Numbers.”

You might notice, that doesn’t include credit card data, or medical history records — and according to Re/code, at this point, the purpose behind the attack is not entirely clear. Which makes it a little different from most hacks.

As Fox Business notes: “The attack is a departure from many recent breaches in which hackers, many of whom reside in Eastern Europe, snag personal information and sell it on the cyber black market.”

But, it’s still perhaps no less dangerous. The BBC quotes the Director of Security Research at cybersecurity firm Tripwire saying, "This is the information needed for identity theft to allow criminals to open accounts in the names of the 4.5 million victims."

After discovering the hack, which reportedly happened between April and June of this year, Community Health Systems hired security firm Mandiant to investigate.

And the company has some experience investigating Chinese hackers. Last year it issued a report on alleged Chinese hacking of U.S. companies by a group known as “Unit 61398” that reportedly went back as far as 2006.

The U.S. Department of Justice has since indicted five members of that group for stealing trade secrets.

Mandiant is yet to determine if this hack may have been perpetrated by that “Unit 61398,” but did say they believed it was carried out by Chinese hackers.

Tiny Satellites, Like The One Tossed From ISS, On The Rise

Tiny Satellites, Like The One Tossed From ISS, On The Rise
(Image source: NASA)

BY Steven Sparkman

Most of us probably have a mental picture of what it's like to put a satellite into orbit: a dedicated rocket launch, stage separation, the slow unfurling of the solar panels. (Video via NASA)

How far we've come. Monday, a Russian cosmonaut on board the International Space Station put a satellite into orbit with about the same amount of effort you'd use to toss your keys onto a table.

During a spacewalk, Oleg Artemyev deployed a Peruvian nanosatellite called Chasqui I by just picking it up and throwing it off the ISS. The satellite is meant to transmit pictures of Earth to Peru's National University of Engineering.

Satellites have been launched from the ISS before, most notably the bizarre SuitSat, a retired space suit outfitted with sensors that was thrown overboard in early 2006.

But Chasqui I and other small spacecraft are part of a big change in the satellite world: the theory that less is more.

Headlines talking up tiny satellites have been around for a couple years now, praising them for "doing the job of older satellites cheaper" and having price tags "in the reach not just of small firms, but also of start-ups and researchers."

A Forbes writer even went with the bold lede, "In the future, everyone on Earth will have ubiquitous access to outer space."

Many small satellites, like the standard 4-inch-square CubeSat, are light weight and rely on off-the-shelf components, pushing the price to get them into space down into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. That's like one or two potato salads. (Video via European Space Agency)

Hundreds of small satellites are set to be launched in the next few years, though the vast majority won't be delivered by hand from the ISS.

This video contains an image from NASA.


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: an abnormal desire to eat substances (as chalk or ashes) not normally eaten


Some women suffer from pica during pregnancy.

"Pica is an eating disorder that makes you want to nibble on substances with no nutritional value. Sufferers crave washing powder, cigarette ash, dog food, soil, chalk, ice and raw rice, among other things." — Shenaaz Jamal, The Times (South Africa), June 17, 2014


In Latin, pica means "magpie." The magpie bird is an opportunistic omnivore that characteristically eats just about anything. The eating disorder in which people are compelled to eat nonnutritious substances—such as ice, dirt, hair, or laundry starch—has since the 16th century taken its name from that bird of indiscriminate eating habits. Another pica dating back to the 16th century refers to a 12-point printing type. According to one theory, the name comes from a collection of church rules called "pica" whose close black print on white pages resembled the coloring of the magpie; however, no such collection printed in pica from the 16th century is known.


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