Last Generation Network News: AMERICAN EDITION January 13, 2014 –MONDAY- Shevat 12, 5774 Vol. 2 No.3

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Gilad Sharon: 'My beloved father you have returned home'

Jerusalem Post - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The sons of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, Gilad (L) and Omri (2nd L). Photo: REUTERS/Baz Ratner. All of his battled ended, Ariel Sharon, 85, was laid to rest on Sunday afternoon on a grassy hilltop over looking the Sycamore Ranch home he so loved ...

Golden Globes 2014: For awards shows, it's become the gold standard

Los Angeles Times - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Amy Poehler landed a joke about slavery, Bono paid moving tribute to Nelson Mandela, Leonardo DiCaprio launched the term "Philomania," and Jacqueline Bisset, well, one doesn't like to conjecture but, in the end, she did leave the stage under her own ...

Southwest pilots grounded after Branson airport mix-up

Baxter Bulletin - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Do you 'believe' in evolution? A new survey reveals that your answer can be predicted in large part...- 6:52 pm. Weekend · Food & Dining · Baxter County Fair · Health · Celebrations · Restaurant Directory.

Omaha thanks Peyton Manning

ESPN - ‎2 minutes ago‎
The Denver Broncos quarterback used the word "Omaha" loudly and often during Sunday's playoff victory over the San Diego Chargers.

University Investigates Utah Clinic's Sperm Mix-Up

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The University of Utah is investigating a complaint that a convicted felon working at a fertility clinic replaced a customer's sperm with his own, fathering a girl 21 years ago.

First Take: Jim Beam is huge get for Suntory

USA TODAY - ‎11 minutes ago‎
You can offer a toast to this mega-deal for its sheer audacity. And its cultural smarts. With news that the Japanese whiskey and beer giant Suntory Holdings has agreed to purchase the maker of the legendary Jim Beam bourbon for $13.6 billion, another chunk ...
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Lawyer: Mother of missing baby not guilty of abuse

Houston Chronicle - ‎20 minutes ago‎
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The lawyer for a Memphis woman whose 7-week-old daughter has been missing for five days says abuse and neglect charges against her should be dismissed, but he is preparing for the possibility that they could be upgraded to ...

Poll: Christie not 'completely honest' about bridge

USA TODAY - ‎14 minutes ago‎
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - About half of New Jersey adults think Gov. Chris Christie knew his staff was involved in the "Bridgegate" scandal before e-mails became public last week, according to a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll.

Southwest pilots grounded after Branson airport mix-up

Baxter Bulletin - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Do you 'believe' in evolution? A new survey reveals that your answer can be predicted in large part...- 6:52 pm. Weekend · Food & Dining · Baxter County Fair · Health · Celebrations · Restaurant Directory.

'Octomom' Nadya Suleman charged with lying in applying for welfare

Los Angeles Times
12 minutes ago
Written by
Paresh Dave
"Octomom" Nadya Suleman, who drew international attention in 2009 when she gave birth to octuplets, could face years in jail for allegedly failing to disclose nearly $30,000 in earnings when she applied for welfare last year, prosecutors announced Monday.

One dead, one injured in shooting in Tampa-area cinema

USA TODAY - ‎25 minutes ago‎
One person was killed and one wounded Monday in a shooting inside a Florida movie theater following a quarrel over texting, WTSP-TV reported.

2 children die after being trapped in hope chest

New York Daily News
58 minutes ago
Written by
Joe Kemp
A brother and sister, both under 10 years old, died after they were trapped inside a chest while playing in their Massachusetts home late Sunday, authorities said.

Abortion Foes Rebuffed as Court Won't Revive 20-Week Ban

Businessweek - ‎6 minutes ago‎
National Organization for Women supporters rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on January 22, 2013. Photographer: Allison Shelley/Getty Images.

Obama Recess Appointments Draw Skepticism at US High Court (2)

Businessweek - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Hearing arguments today in Washington, justices across the ideological spectrum questioned whether U.S. President Barack Obama complied with the Constitution when he appointed three members of the National Labor Relations Board during a Senate ...

Ohio opposes killer's appeal to US Supreme Court

Akron Beacon Journal - ‎24 minutes ago‎
COLUMBUS: Ohio is opposing a condemned killer's request that the U.S. Supreme Court spare him because a jury never heard the full extent of his chaotic and abusive childhood.

NSA phone data has 'no discernible impact' on terrorism, report says

Chicago Tribune - ‎34 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - A public policy group says a review of U.S. terrorist arrests shows the government's collection of bulk phone records does little to prevent terrorism, adding fuel to a debate over whether the spy program should be ended.

San Francisco area Rep. George Miller to retire from Congress

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller, a San Francisco Bay area liberal and dean of the California congressional delegation, announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends, closing a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.

Hillary Clinton kept list of enemies, allies after 2008 election: report

New York Daily News
1 hour ago
Written by
Adam Edelman
Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign kept a running list of allies and enemies that the candidate wanted to use to reward or punish colleagues, a new report claims.

DirecTV threatens Weather Channel blackout

CNN - ‎6 minutes ago‎
The Weather Channel is using a letter from meteorologist Jim Cantore, who warns viewers will lose "potentially life-saving information" if DirecTV blacks it out.

UPDATE 2-Student in custody after possible bomb found at Houston-area school

Reuters - ‎34 minutes ago‎
(Changes source to school district, adds details, quotes). HOUSTON Jan 13 (Reuters) - A student was taken into custody after a possible explosive device was found near the premises of a Houston-area school on Monday, the Katy Independent School ...

Man dies in Chicago River trying to retrieve phone

USA TODAY - ‎5 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say one person died, one is hospitalized and one is missing after three people fell into the icy Chicago River shortly after midnight.

Maria Shriver to meet with Obama on Tuesday

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎19 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says Maria Shriver on Tuesday will present President Barack Obama with a copy of her report on the economic status of women.

Bill Gates says Obama's critics have 'hijacked' his memoir

Economic Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
"Well, I had a lot of battles with those folks," he told NPR, referring to members of Obama's national security council staff.

Aide to Imelda Marcos Is Sentenced in Sale of Masterpieces

New York Times - ‎31 minutes ago‎
A former personal secretary to Imelda R. Marcos was sentenced on Monday to two to six years in state prison in New York for conspiring to sell Impressionist masterpieces belonging to the Philippine government that disappeared when Ferdinand Marcos was ...

Former Bell City Manager Pleads Guilty in Tax Case

Wall Street Journal - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to charges that he filed a false federal income-tax return to illegally reduce his tax liability.

Father, 2 children die after Los Angeles fire

Kansas City Star - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - A father and his two children died Monday after they were pulled from a fire at a Los Angeles residence that left the children's mother in grave condition.
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First Take: Jim Beam is huge get for Suntory

USA TODAY - ‎4 minutes ago‎
You can offer a toast to this mega-deal for its sheer audacity. And its cultural smarts. With news that the Japanese whiskey and beer giant Suntory Holdings has agreed to purchase the maker of the legendary Jim Beam bourbon for $13.6 billion, another chunk ...

Stocks Extend Losses

Wall Street Journal - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Stocks extended losses, with blue chips falling to a three-week low, as investors digested Friday's weak jobs data and awaited further guidance from earnings reports later this week.

Government runs surplus in December - ‎29 minutes ago‎
The U.S. government ran a $53.2 billion surplus in December, signaling further improvement in the nation's finances. The surplus was the largest since September and a record for the month of December.

Health Care Plans Attracting More Older, Less Healthy People

New York Times - ‎5 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - People signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's federal and state marketplaces tend to be older and potentially less healthy, officials said Monday, a demographic mix that could cause premiums to rise in the future if ...

Dollar Falls as Investors Back Away From Bullish Bets

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
The U.S. dollar fell against the yen, Australian dollar and other currencies Monday, as investors backed off on bullish bets on the greenback following disappointing jobs data last week.

Genzyme, Alnylam team up on rare diseases

Boston Globe - ‎45 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Genzyme, the Cambridge-based biotechnology company that has built a franchise around developing drugs to treat rare genetic disorders, is disclosing Monday that it will pay $700 million to buy a chunk of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Juniper jumps on holder proposal; techs slip

MarketWatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Shares of Juniper Networks rallied Monday morning after shareholder Elliott Management unveiled what it called “value plan” for the networking gear company, although the proposal drew mixed reactions from analysts.

Expert: Target breach took months of planning

USA TODAY - ‎4 minutes ago‎
Some experts say thieves were likely inside Target computers for months before the data breach took place. Loading… Post to Facebook.

Oil Futures Fall on Iran Deal as Global Supplies Are Seen Ample

Wall Street Journal - ‎26 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK--Oil futures declined Monday after Iran said it would begin to curb its nuclear program later this month, sparking concerns the pact would add more crude to an already well-supplied market.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Sell Off In Late Trade

NASDAQ - ‎48 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks sold off by mid-afternoon on Monday as lingering effects of disappointing jobs data weighed on markets while investors also booked profits ahead of earnings releases from large banks J.P Morgan and Wells Fargo.

NTSB: 400000 gallons of oil lost in ND derailment

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎57 minutes ago‎
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Federal investigators have determined that 400,000 gallons of oil was lost last month when a train derailed and caught fire in North Dakota, according to a report released Monday.

Total Invests in UK Shale Gas Reserves

Wall Street Journal - ‎12 hours ago‎
The company's statement confirmed weekend reports, and while Total didn't confirm the amount it plans to invest, people close to the matter estimated the investment at $50 million.

Airbus Led Rival Boeing in Jets Ordered Last Year

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
A presentation by Airbus officials Monday in Blagnac, France. A strong recovery in demand for more fuel-efficient jets helped push Airbus ahead of its American rival, Boeing.

McKesson Fails to Gain Stakeholder Support for Celesio Bid (2)

Businessweek - ‎22 minutes ago‎
McKesson Corp. (MCK:US) said it failed to garner enough stakeholder support to buy Celesio AG (CLS1) and may pursue a joint venture with the European drug distributor.

US carbon pollution up 2 percent in 2013

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Energy-related carbon dioxide pollution grew by 2 percent last year after declining several years in a row, a government report said Monday.

Groupon buys ideeli for $43 million

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎4 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (AP) - As it looks to expand beyond the email daily deals business, Groupon has purchased online "flash-sale" retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash.

US seeks talks with China over duties on high-tech steel

Reuters - ‎48 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON Jan 13 (Reuters) - The United States is asking China to participate in formal talks over Chinese duties on U.S. high-tech steel exports following a World Trade Organisation dispute.

Pizza Hut to offer 'by the slice' amid competition

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Pizza Hut plans to start offering pizza by the slice for the first time in two test locations this week, as the chain looks to keep pace with trendy competitors offering quick, made-to-order pies.

Eminence Capital Announces Support of Acquisition of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers by ...

MarketWatch - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eminence Capital, LLC, which owns 4.9% of the common stock of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. (JOSB), today delivered a letter to the JOSB Board expressing its support of an acquisition of JOSB by The Men's ...

AA, US Airways: 50% more miles for flights on the other

USA TODAY - ‎52 seconds ago‎
American and US Airways frequent-fliers can earn a 50% mileage bonus when they choose to earn miles on flights operated by the other carrier.

Google to revamp its flight search engine, Ryanair's CEO says

Computerworld - ‎18 minutes ago‎
IDG News Service - Google will add prices for Ryanair to its flight search engine, the CEO of the discount airline said in an interview published Sunday.

Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s India Strategy: A Tough Battle Ahead

3 hours ago
Written by
Vikas Shukla
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has ignored the rapidly growing Indian smartphone market for years. The Cupertino-based company began focusing on India last year, only after realizing that it can no longer stay ahead without solid presence in the Asian nation.

Nokia Android smartphone leaks

T3 - ‎3 hours ago‎
The phones show the phone in a protective cover with the Nokia logo emblazoned across the screen, while the other shows the first glimpse of Nokia's forked version of Android.

Ten talking points from CES 2014

Red Herring - ‎2 hours ago‎
CES has now come to a close, and the ordered chaos which comes from one of the largest events in the industry has ended. As ever, CES was a show of contrasts.

SimCity will get an offline mode in next patch

1 hour ago
Written by
Martin Gaston
10 months after its controversial release, the PC and Mac reboot of SimCity will allow offline play. Offline mode will arrive as part of the game's tenth update, due to be released soon.

Snapchat: Sorry for Snap Spam

USA TODAY - ‎15 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- Snapchat has issued another mea culpa to users of the popular messaging service. Venice Beach, Calif.-based Snapchat on Monday said it had received complaints over the weekend of a jump in Snap Spam on its service, which allows ...

Nissan Sport Sedan Concept Previews New Nissan Design Signatures In ...

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 minutes ago‎
... larger. - Advanced Sport Sedan Concept emphasizes next-generation design and sporty style in North American International Auto Show debut - Highly emotional and energetic design direction, including new V-Motion front aspect and "floating" roof, to be ...

Uber Paris confirms attack on car: We 'strongly condemn this severe violence'

3 hours ago
Written by
Christina Farr
The tussle between taxi drivers and new driving services like Uber has been well documented. In Paris, the turf war is ongoing, with Uber fighting a new French law that would protect traditional taxi services.

Mobile app use doubles, social apps triple in 2013: Report - ‎1 hour ago‎
The mobile world is growing at breakneck pace, according to the latest data from app analytics company Flurry: usage of apps on average doubled over the last year, and some categories posted even greater gains.

5 Dropbox alternatives for the small business

Computer Business Review - ‎2 hours ago‎
With the recent Dropbox outage, CBR looks at what other cloud storage solutions are out there. This weekend, the Dropbox website suffered an outage that was originally claimed to be a result of a hacker DDOS attack.

HTC: One X, One X+ won't be updated beyond Android 4.2.2

PhoneDog - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Do you want a social network that can truly improve your real-life? PhoneDog Media is providing a sneak peek to iM5 - the "Do It" Social Network.

Want to Make Big Bucks With Your App? Good Luck

PC Magazine
4 hours ago
Written by
Angela Moscaritolo
Dreaming of striking it rich with your great mobile app idea? Don't bank on it. While a few big names are raking in big bucks with their smartphone and tablet apps, the reality is that most developers aren't so successful.

Detroit Auto Show: Kia debuts a rear-drive GT4 Stinger concept coupe

Los Angeles Times
51 minutes ago
Written by
David Undercoffler
With high performance a major theme of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Kia threw its hat into the go-fast ring Monday by debuting the GT4 Stinger Concept.

WordPress founder Mullenweg takes over as Automattic CEO

1 hour ago
Written by
Daniel Terdiman
Matt Mullenweg swaps roles with current Automattic CEO Toni Schneider. It may be because Mullenweg's now 30, and he thinks twenty-somethings shouldn't run companies.

Benchmark shows NVIDIA has made the world's best mobile processor

14 minutes ago
Written by
Chris Smith
An early benchmark of NVIDIA's Tegra K1 system-on-chip (SoC), which was announced at CES 2014, shows the new mobile processor may potentially be “the next big thing in SoCs” this year, as Tom's Hardware puts it.

New Glass App Warns Sleepy Drivers before It's Too Late

Android Headlines - Android News
1 hour ago
Written by
Alexander Maxham
Here we are looking at another new Glassware, this one is called the DriveSafe app for Glass. Based on the name, you probably know exactly what this app does, but it aims to help keep drivers from falling asleep while driving.

Haier's glimpse of an Ultra HD 4K TV future by way of China

TechRadar UK - ‎4 hours ago‎
Ultra HD 4K was a big hit at CES 2014 with big, curved 105-inch screens from both Samsung and LG, as well as notable additions from other manufacturers including Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic.

Ford's Pickup Can't Lift Aluminum

Wall Street Journal - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Ford Motor Co.'s new F-150 truck, unveiled Monday in Detroit, uses a lot more aluminum than it used to. That is a welcome development for aluminum producers and investors given the price has been falling fairly steadily for almost three years.

Preview: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa

Winding Road Magazine - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Riding the line between a hardtop and a convertible, Porsche's newest iteration of the 911 Targa made its debut today at the Detroit Auto Show.


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