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  • Schwarzenegger movie finds deal, ducks Toronto film fest

    The Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin film "Maggie" is set for a 2015 world premiere thanks to its newly minted distribution deal with Lionsgate.

  • Sister of accused Boston marathon bombers arrested after bomb threat
    Sister of accused Boston marathon bombers arrested after bomb threat

    The sister of the accused Boston Marathon bombers was arrested in New York City for threatening a woman over the phone, saying she could "put a bomb on you," police said on Wednesday. Aliana Tsarnaev, 23, sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was facing charges of aggravated harassment, a New York City Police Department spokesman said. Tsarnaev, of North Bergen, New Jersey, was accused of calling a woman in New York City's Harlem neighborhood and telling her "I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you," the spokesman said. Her brothers are accused of killing three people and wounding more than 260 after detonating pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

  • Science just gave us another great reason to legalize pot
    Science just gave us another great reason to legalize pot

    We’ve learned about a couple of good medical benefits to marijuana this year and now it seems there’s another one: Using medicinal marijuana makes it less likely that you’ll become hooked on painkillers. CNN reports that a new study published this in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal finds that states that have legalized medicinal marijuana have significantly fewer deaths from painkiller overdoses. FROM EARLIER: Could pot be good for your heart? In all, the study found that states that had legalized medical pot experienced around 1,700 fewer painkiller overdose deaths in 2010 than what would have happened if those states didn’t make medical marijuana legal and available. “We found there was about a 25% lower rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths on

  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse
    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    A Massachusetts man badly injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing married his nurse in a weekend wedding, according to the hotel where the ceremony was held. James Costello met Krista D’Agostino while he was undergoing treatment at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, according to the statement issued on Wednesday by the Hyatt Regency Boston. Costello suffered serious burns and shrapnel injuries in the blast and underwent multiple surgeries at Massachusetts General Hospital, it said. A resident of Malden, Massachusetts, he was at the 2013 marathon to support a friend in the race.

  • We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram
    We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram

    What could be the most important scientific experiment of our lifetime is about to begin. The so-called Holometer Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to determine whether our perception of a three-dimensional universe is just an illusion. Do we actually live on a 2D plane, as a holographic projection? There is a well-established theory that states we are indeed living in a hologram, with a pixel size of about 10 trillion trillion times smaller than an atom. This has certain implications, some of which are quite sinister, even unspeakably horrific. The argument about the nature of the universe hinges on something that 99.99% of people are not able to comprehend even on the most superficial level — namely,

  • Lebanese army, gunmen clash at Syrian border: source

    Gunmen killed at least one Lebanese soldier on Thursday when they attacked an army post at the border with Syria on Thursday near a town seized by Islamist insurgents earlier this month, a security source said. Three soldiers were wounded in the clash in the mountainous border zone just outside the town of Arsal, which was held for five days by militants, including fighters affiliated to Islamic State, in an incursion that resulted in deadly battles with the army. Overnight, the Lebanese army shelled militant positions in the same area.

  • US parents sue FIFA over safety concerns on headers
    US parents sue FIFA over safety concerns on headers

    A group of American parents is suing FIFA to force it to limit the number of times young soccer players can head the ball. The class action suit was filed Wednesday in California to demand more protection from concussions, and also names as defendants the United States Soccer Federation and the US Youth Soccer Association. "FIFA and each defendant acted carelessly and negligently in their positions as the regulatory bodies for soccer and soccer players," the complaint alleges.

  • Why We’re So Down in the Dumps About the Economy
    Why We’re So Down in the Dumps About the Economy

    The Heldrich Center is a leading research think tank that has tracked the economy and the American job force since 1997 and researched the effects of the recession. The new findings are similar to those of other recent polls and studies attempting to plumb the public’s psyche over a long and uneven economic recovery. A recent Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll found 71 percent of Americans believe the country is on the “wrong track,” while 7 in 10 blame the malaise on President Obama and Congress more than on structural problems with the recovery.    Just months before a critical mid-term election, respondents to the Heldrich survey again expressed little or no confidence that President Obama or Congress can or will do anything to help improve the economy. 

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