Electronics

Virus hitting Midwest could be ‘tip of iceberg,’ CDC official says – CNN

Monday, September 08, 2014

(CNN) — A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say. The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported now could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Diseases. “We’re in the middle of looking into…

As Polls Tighten, Britain Promises Scots More Self-Rule if They Reject … – New York Times

Monday, September 08, 2014

Log in to manage your products and services from The New York Times and the International New York Times. Don’t have an account yet?Create an account » Subscribed through iTunes and need an NYTimes.com account?Learn more »

Bruce Levenson selling Atlanta Hawks: how it hints at racial progress – Christian Science Monitor

Monday, September 08, 2014

If the National Basketball Association’s Donald Sterling affair showed that baldly offensive racism can be lurking in plain sight, a new scandal is showing the nascent struggle to combat subtler forms of prejudice. The comments made by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Mr. Sterling, both in secretly recorded conversations and openly on television, occasioned almost no defense. He crudely belittled black men and their culture, and Commissioner Adam Silver permanently…

Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country – ABC News

Sunday, September 07, 2014

A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say. The disease hasn’t been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold. According to Mark Pallansch, director of the…

Exclusive: Obama to Deliver Major Address on ISIS, Vows to ‘Hunt Down … – NBCNews.com

Sunday, September 07, 2014

One day before the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, President Barack Obama plans to address the nation on the threat posed by ISIS extremists — telling NBC News the U.S. will “hunt down” the terrorists “wherever they are.” The president revealed his plans for the upcoming address during a wide-ranging, exclusive interview on NBC’s Meet the Press. …

Bruce Levenson will sell Atlanta Hawks after releasing racist e-mail – USA TODAY

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson, shown April 26, made racist statements about his fan base in August 2012.(Photo: John Bazemore, AP) Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson has self-reported to the NBA that he sent a racist e-mail in August 2012 and will sell his interest in the team. Levenson reported the e-mail to the NBA in July, almost two years after it was sent but while the league was…

Romney: ‘No question’ he’d make a better president than Hillary Clinton – Washington Times

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Sen. Sanders calls for wealth tax at AFL-CIO convention

Cadillacs to get communication technology, ‘super-cruise’ system – Detroit Free Press

Sunday, September 07, 2014

General Motors will equip 2017 Cadillac CTS models with wireless technology that enables them to “talk” to each other, and eventually communicate with other similarly equipped vehicles to enable them to avoid collisions automatically. Then an as-yet-unidentified new Cadillac model for the 2017 model year will be able to steer itself on the freeway. What the industry is calling a “vehicle-to-vehicle” communication system will be standard equipment on the…

Hawks Owner Bruce Levenson To Sell Team After Telling NBA About Racially … – Huffington Post

Sunday, September 07, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt “to bridge Atlanta’s racial sports divide.” Levenson said he regrets the email sent to the team’s co-owners and general manager Danny Ferry two years ago as “inappropriate and offensive.” In a statement released by the team, Levenson…

US turns focus to recruiting Mideast allies to combat ISIS threat – Jerusalem Post

Sunday, September 07, 2014

WASHINGTON – European powers are now on board to aid in the fight against Islamic State, US President Barack Obama announced in Wales this weekend. The addition of nine countries, including the UK, France and Turkey, to the cause furthers the president’s goal of achieving a broad, global coalition to combat the group – the third such alliance to battle in Iraq in a quarter century. Members…

Was Obama immigration delay ‘raw politics’ or principle? Both, maybe. (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Sunday, September 07, 2014

For a beleaguered Obama administration, new accusations that the president is “playing politics” with immigration might not hurt nearly as much as the regret that he did not play politics better. On Saturday, an administration official announced that the president will not, as promised, take executive action on immigration before the end of the summer. Immigration groups are heartbroken. With immigration reform legislation roadblocked by the Republican-run House of Representatives,…

Joan Rivers’ Memorial Service: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Howard Stern … – ABC News

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Comedians, celebrities and loved ones paid their last respects to Joan Rivers today. The comedy icon’s memorial service took place this afternoon at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in her hometown New York. Read: Joan Rivers: What We Know So Far About Yorkville Endoscopy and Rivers’ Death Related: Joan Rivers Dead at 81: Inside the Comedian’s Close Relationship With Her Daughter Melissa Rivers The funeral was a who’s…

US launches new airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq – Washington Post

Sunday, September 07, 2014

BAGHDAD — Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi forces launched a ground offensive Sunday to secure their country’s second-largest dam from Islamic State militants, marking the expansion of the American air campaign to Anbar province. Iraqi special forces, allied tribesmen and local police made gains near Haditha, home to a strategic hydroelectric dam, after a U.S. bombing campaign began in the area on Saturday night. The extremists have been attempting to…

US Launches Fresh Airstrikes on ISIS to Protect Dam in Iraq – New York Times

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Log in to manage your products and services from The New York Times and the International New York Times. Don’t have an account yet?Create an account » Subscribed through iTunes and need an NYTimes.com account?Learn more »

Obama’s delay on immigration action brings storm of criticism from Hispanics … – Fox News

Sunday, September 07, 2014

  Immigration-reform advocates expressed their objections Saturday to President Obama’s delaying executive action to fix U.S. immigration policy, including cries of  bitter disappointment and accusations that the president has caved to election-year politics. “We are bitterly disappointed in the president,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of the group America’s Voice. “The president and Senate Democrats have chosen politics over people.” ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In an interview taped for NBC’s “Meet the…

Ceasefire in east Ukraine frays, woman killed by shelling – Reuters

Sunday, September 07, 2014

DONETSK/MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) – A woman died and at least four people were wounded on Sunday when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine, jeopardising a ceasefire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. The accord, brokered by envoys from Ukraine, the separatist leadership, Russia and Europe’s OSCE security watchdog, is part of a peace plan intended to end a five-month conflict that has killed…

UCLA beats Memphis, thanks to big game by Brett Hundley – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sunday, September 07, 2014

UCLA wide receiver Kenneth Walker catches a pass for a 62 yard touchdown during the first half. Keith Birmingham—Staff photographer PASADENA >> Call it versatility. Or confusion. UCLA would probably prefer to just call it winning. Two weeks into the season, the No. 11 Bruins are undefeated thanks to a 42-35 win over the Memphis Tigers on Saturday night…

The immigration reform pledges made by President Obama and House Speaker … – New York Daily News

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Reuters House Speaker John Boehner (l.) and President Obama have both made promises regarding long-sought immigration reform, but so far neither has delivered on those promises. Think of it as a multiple-choice question: When Speaker Boehner says, as he did on Tuesday, that immigration reform could still happen next year, is he being a) cynical, b) manipulative, c) untruthful or d) all of the above. …

Shelling rattles Ukraine ceasefire – BBC News

Sunday, September 07, 2014

7 September 2014 Last updated at 07:18 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Fergal Keane talks to residents and fighters in Mariupol Shelling near Ukraine’s south-eastern city…