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  • Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader
    Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.

  • 2014 Winners of the “Fattest” Fast Food Chains
    2014 Winners of the “Fattest” Fast Food Chains

    Of the many fast food chains in this country, the Cheesecake Factory stands out for selling dishes with the most calories and the highest concentrations of sodium, saturated fat and sugar, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit health-advocacy group. “The Cheesecake Factory may have reformulated a few dishes in response to being named a ‘winner’ of Xtreme Eating Awards in years past,” noted CSPI in a press release Wednesday. Keep in mind that the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion estimates a daily caloric need of 2,600 for a moderately active man between the ages of 26 and 45, while a moderately active woman between the ages of 26 and 50 needs roughly 2,000 calories a day to maintain a current weight. The chain’s Bruléed French Toast, which consists of a plate of custard-soaked bread topped with powdered sugar and served with maple-butter syrup and bacon, would require a person to swim laps for seven hours to burn off its head-spinning 2,780 calories, CSPI noted.

  • Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally
    Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of riot police in Paris deployed near the Israeli Embassy Thursday for the first major pro-Israel rally since the start of the latest Gaza war.

  • BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

    BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients. BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services driven company as its smartphone market share has dwindled, has been lately touting new BBM features in a bid to make it a more viable messaging tool for clients such as corporations and government agencies that are on the lookout for a secure messaging service. The company, last year, opened the service to phones powered by Google Inc's wildly popular Android operating system and Apple's iOS platform.

  • Merkel Is Giving Putin the Silent Treatment
    Merkel Is Giving Putin the Silent Treatment

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has not spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin since July 20, three days after the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash. In their last conversation, the Wall Street Journal describes her sentiments to Putin as "Call me if you have progress to report in defusing the conflict." Putin has not called.  Putin, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and Merkel watch the opening ceremony of the World Cup final. For a long time, it was considered that Angela Merkel could get through to Putin in a way that other leaders could not.

  • SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

    Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to ...

  • Cash is king as the bull market ages
    Cash is king as the bull market ages

    The bull market remains intact and yet this is still a good time to move some money out of mega-cap US stocks says Jonathan Hoenig of CapitalistPig

  • The scariest USB hack of all-time is almost completely undetectable
    The scariest USB hack of all-time is almost completely undetectable

    When you plug a USB stick into your laptop, you probably aren’t too worried about it completely taking over your computer. However, Ars Technica reports that researchers at Security Research Labs in Berlin are scheduled to unveil a new exploit at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas next week that will allow an infected USB stick to take over your computer and use it to execute malicious code. The researchers have found a way to hack USB sticks so that once you plug them into your computer, it can make your machine “act as a network card that causes connected computers to connect to malicious sites impersonating Google, Facebook or other trusted destinations.” And this technique doesn’t just work with

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