US Stocks Open Higher A Day After Big Loss
Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, as the market turns positive after its worst day in two months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 35 points, or 0.2 percent, at 16,292 after the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. The Nasdaq composite rose 18 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,131. Time Warner Cable rose 2 percent, after the company rejected a takeover offer from Charter Communications. The market has gotten off to a weak start this year.
Gaza Dead Tops 85 As Israel Presses Its Offensive
The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying the structure and killing eight relatives in a matter of seconds. A survivor said all the dead were civilians. As Israel intensified its bombardment Thursday of the Gaza Strip in an offensive against the Hamas militant group, with more than 900 targets attacked so far, it said it was doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties in the crowded urban landscape.
Emma Watson Ups Her Sex Appeal In Lace Skirt: Gotta Have It Or Make It Stop?
Looks like somebody decided to vamp it up for Valentino. We can't blame Emma Watson for adding a little va-va-voom to her style. Paris Fashion Week brings out the sexy in most style lovers. But is the Bling Ring star's approach helping or hurting her cause? On the one hand, there's nothing hotter than a sheer lace look, but on the other, this one is a little baggy and covered with that manly moto jacket! Let's take the black crop top combo minus the outerwear.
Dr. Dre -- Fake Beats From China Are Taking BILLIONS Out Of My Pocket
Dr. Dre -- who just made a fortune selling off Beats headphones -- wants to stop cheap, Chinese-made knockoffs from jacking his reputation ... so his company is suing alleged counterfeiters for what could easily be BILLIONS of dollars! In the lawsuit, Beats claims a nefarious group of unnamed websites based in China ... is getting filthy rich selling cheaply-made, counterfeit headphones, bearing the red "b" logo -- and raking in more than $135 BILLION in revenue.
Channing Tatum Shaves His Head, Remains Super-Hot
Channing Tatum is looking a little different these days! The super-hunky actor stepped out in Vancouver Wednesday sporting a new shaved hairdo. But even without any hair on his head, the 34-year-old is still drop dead gorgeous. 's other half was all smiles while walking his dog at a local dog park. Magic Mike star took off his hat to debut his new shaved look. When Channing was asked how his wife liked his hair, he stated, "She loves it!"
Microsoft Closer To Removing European ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests
Microsoft says it will “soon” launch a form to process requests to remove information on its search engine Bing under the so-called “Right to Be Forgotten” ruling in Europe. A spokesperson for the company said, “We’re continuing to work out the details on how we plan to implement the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice and expect to launch a form soon for EU residents to submit requests.” In the month following the European Union court’s May ruling, Microsoft said it was reviewing how the court’s decision should be implemented.
Eva Mendez, Ryan Gosling -- Forensic Prediction ... Gorgeous Kid!
Either way you cut it ... Eva Mendes will give birth to an objectively beautiful baby ... whether it's a boy or a girl -- so concluded a noted forensic artist. Joe Mullins -- a forensic artist for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children -- studied photos of Eva and Ryan and used computer technology to predict what the kid's gonna look like. Obviously not a precise science, but still fun to predict. The sex doesn't matter ... the kid wins the lottery of looks. Period.
Acer C270 Chromebook Has The Power Of A Real Laptop
Acer wants you to know that its Chromebook can beat up your Chromebook. The company just launched its C270 Chromebook, which packs a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor — the same kind of chip you'd find in a real laptop. Although storage doesn't matter as much on a Chromebook, since Chrome OS is almost entirely cloud-based, the Acer has 32GB instead of the usual 16GB.
Satya Nadella’s Vision For A New Microsoft
This morning Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella released an internal memo detailing his vision for the company’s future. The new chief executive used the missive as a way to signal an intentional break with the past. That break? Sharpening its “devices and services” strategy to focus on “productivity and platforms.”
Reds' Bailey Leaves Game With Pain In Knee (Yahoo Sports)
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey left his start against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday in the sixth inning with pain in the patellar tendon of his right knee. Bailey was delivering a 1-2 pitch to Starlin Castro, but he didn't throw the ball while gingerly completing his motion. After a visit from trainer Paul Lessard and manager Bryan Price, during which Bailey pointed to a spot on the mound, he walked off the field and was replaced by the right-hander Sam LeCure.