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BC-SOC--English Results

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 22:27
by  Associated Press BC-SOC--English Results Associated Press - 19 August 2014 17:27-04:00 BC-SOC--English Results English Football Results

LONDON (AP) — Results from English football:

England Championship

Tuesday's Matches

Birmingham 2, Ipswich 2

Blackpool 1, Brentford 2

Bournemouth 1, Nottingham Forest 2

Cardiff 1, Wigan Athletic 0

Charlton Athletic 3, Derby County 2

Leeds 0, Brighton & Hove Albion 2

Norwich City 3, Blackburn 1

Rotherham United 0, Watford 2

Sheffield Wednesday 1, Millwall 1

Bolton 1, Middlesbrough 2

Reading 1, Huddersfield Town 2

Wednesday's Match

Fulham vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

England League One

Tuesday's Matches

Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 2

Bristol City 0, Leyton Orient 0

Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 1

Coventry 2, Barnsley 2

Crawley Town 1, Bradford City 3

Crewe Alexandra 2, Rochdale 5

Doncaster 1, Preston 1

Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 2

Notts County 2, Colchester United 1

Oldham Athletic 1, Port Vale 1

Scunthorpe 0, Fleetwood Town 2

Walsall 1, Yeovil Town 2

England League Two

Tuesday's Matches

Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 0

Cheltenham Town 0, Carlisle United 0

Hartlepool United 0, Dagenham & Redbridge 2

Luton Town 1, Bury 1

Mansfield Town 1, Newport County 0

Morecambe 1, Oxford United 0

Plymouth Argyle 1, Stevenage 1

Portsmouth 2, Northampton Town 0

Shrewsbury Town 4, Accrington Stanley 0

Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1

Wycombe Wanderers 0, Tranmere Rovers 2

York City 2, Cambridge United 2

News Topics: Men's soccer, Soccer, Sports, Men's sports, Professional soccer

People, Places and Companies: Birmingham, Coventry, Leeds, York, England, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Europe, Pennsylvania, United States, North America

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Lawyer: US court grants new appeal hearing for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 22:12
by  Associated Press US court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton Associated Press - 19 August 2014 17:12-04:00

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton says a U.S. federal appellate court has agreed to hear his appeal.

The Grammy-winning singer is serving a 10-year sentence for convictions on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges stemming from a 2009 arrest. He was convicted in 2011 following a sting operation.

In a Tuesday email, attorney Charles Ogletree says the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hold a hearing on the case.

The decision comes after a panel of that court in 2012 upheld Banton's convictions. His former defense lawyer had argued that a government informant improperly entrapped the singer.

Ogletree says Banton is pleased with the court's decision. It's not clear when the hearing will take place.

News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Music, Entertainment, Celebrity legal affairs, Crime, Celebrity

People, Places and Companies: Buju Banton, Jamaica, Kingston, Caribbean, Latin America and Caribbean

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BC-SOC--Champions League Results

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 21:46
by  Associated Press BC-SOC--Champions League Results Associated Press - 19 August 2014 16:46-04:00 BC-SOC--Champions League Results Tuesday's Champions League Results By The Associated Press (Home teams listed first) Champions League Playoff Round 1 First Leg

Besiktas (Turkey) 0, Arsenal (England) 0

FC Copenhagen (Denmark) 2, Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) 3

Napoli (Italy) 1, Athletic Bilbao (Spain) 1

Salzburg (Austria) 2, Malmo (Sweden) 1

Steaua Bucharest (Romania) 1, Ludogorets (Bulgaria) 0

News Topics: Men's soccer, Professional soccer, Soccer, Sports, Men's sports

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Texas Gov. Perry to report to courthouse for booking on abuse of power charges

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 21:41
by  Associated Press Texas governor to report to courthouse for booking by WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 16:41-04:00

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry's office says the Republican is planning to turn himself in within hours for booking on abuse of power charges at a courthouse in Austin.

Perry plans to make statements upon entering the Travis County Courthouse at 5 p.m. (2200 GMT) Tuesday and after he leaves.

Perry was indicted Friday on two felony counts of coercion and official oppression for promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run by the Travis County district attorney's office.

The governor threatened the veto if District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg stayed in office after a drunken driving conviction.

Lehmberg wouldn't resign, and Perry carried out the veto, drawing an ethics complaint.

Perry has dismissed the case as a political ploy.

News Topics: General news, State governments, Executive vetoes, Courts, Government and politics, Legislation, Legislature, Judiciary

People, Places and Companies: Rick Perry, Texas, Austin, United States, North America

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Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling to share a stage in New York with 'A Month in the Country'

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 21:39
by  Associated Press Peter Dinklage, Taylor Schilling to share NY stage by MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 16:39-04:00

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-Broadway production of Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country" has attracted a star of "Game of Thrones" and another from behind bars.

Classic Stage Company said Tuesday that "Game of Thrones" actor Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling from "Orange Is The New Black" will co-star as Rakitin and Natalya in the revival, which kicks off Jan. 9.

The play, set on a country estate in 1840s Russia, deals with a bored, older and married woman who falls for a younger man, her son's tutor, who is idolized by the woman's vulnerable ward. Meanwhile, the older woman is worshipped by a long-suffering admirer.

The company's other shows this season include William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" starring Peter Sarsgaard, and Christopher Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus," starring "Sex in the City" star Chris Noth.

News Topics: Arts and entertainment, Celebrity, Entertainment, Theater, Performing arts

People, Places and Companies: Peter Dinklage, Taylor Schilling, William Shakespeare, Peter Sarsgaard, Christopher Marlowe, Chris Noth

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This week's top selling songs and albums on Apple's iTunes

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 21:30
by  Associated Press The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store by The Associated Press, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 16:30-04:00

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending August 18, 2014:

Top Songs

1. All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor

2. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

3. Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora), Iggy Azalea

4. Break Free (feat. Zedd), Ariana Grande

5. Rude, MAGIC!

6. Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit

7. Stay With Me, Sam Smith

8. Burnin' It Down, Jason Aldean

9. Chandelier, Sia

10. Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea),Ariana Grande

Top Albums

1. Guardians of the Galaxy: Aweso..., Various Artists

2. TRXYE - EP, Troye Sivan

3. The Hunting Party, LINKIN PARK

4. PTX, Vol. III, Pentatonix

5. 5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer

6. Get Hurt, The Gaslight Anthem

7. Pure Heroine, Lorde

8. In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

9. These Things Happen, G-Eazy

10. Crash My Party, Luke Bryan

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News Topics: Business, Arts and entertainment, General news, Music, Entertainment, Country music, Music downloading, Media distribution, Media

People, Places and Companies: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, Zedd, Sam Smith, Jason Aldean, Sia Furler, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Apple Inc

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This week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 21:24
by  Associated Press The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store by The Associated Press, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 16:24-04:00

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 18, 2014:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang

3. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc

4. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB

5. Card Wars - Adventure Time, Cartoon Network

6. Videoshop - Video Editor, Joseph Riquelme

7. 7 Minute Workout Challenge, Fitness Guide Inc

8. Buddyman: Kick 2, Crazylion Studios Limited

9. My Talking Pet, WOBA Media

10. Geometry Dash, Robert Topala

Top Free iPhone Apps:

1. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc.

2. Walmart App - Savings Catcher,..., Walmart

3. Run Forrest Run, Genera Mobile

4. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.

5. YouTube, Google, Inc.

6. Snapchat, Snapchat, Inc.

7. Facebook, Facebook, Inc.

8. Pandora Radio, Pandora Media, Inc.

9. Google Maps, Google, Inc.

10. Snake!Snake!Snake, Zhou QiHao

Top Paid iPad Apps:

1. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang

2. Notability, Ginger Labs

3. Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings, PBS KIDS

4. Card Wars - Adventure Time, Cartoon Network

5. Time Tangle - Adventure Time, Cartoon Network

6. RotoWire Fantasy Football Draf..., Roto Sports, Inc.

7. PAW Patrol Rescue Run HD, Nickelodeon

8. Buddyman: Kick 2 HD edition, Crazylion Studios Limited

9. Footballguys Fantasy Football ..., Sportsguys LLC

10. NFL Fantasy Football Cheat She..., NFL Enterprises LLC

Top Free iPad Apps:

1. Hanx Writer, Hitcents.com, Inc.

2. YouTube, Google, Inc.

3. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.

4. Microsoft Word for iPad, Microsoft Corporation

5. Skype for iPad, Skype Communications S.a.r.l

6. SketchBook Pro for iPad, Autodesk Inc.

7. Godus, DeNA Corp.

8. LEGO FUSION Town Master, The LEGO Group

9. Dentist Mania: Doctor X Crazy ..., Kids Fun Club by TabTale

10. Beats Music, Beats Music, LLC.

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News Topics: Business, Arts and entertainment, General news, Tablet computers, Mobile software, Mobile media, Mobile phones, Smartphones, Fantasy sports, Football, Media distribution, Personal computers, Computer hardware, Consumer electronics, Technology, Mobile communication technology, Communication technology, Application software, Software, Computing and information technology, Media, Sports

People, Places and Companies: Facebook Inc, Google Inc, Pandora Media Inc, Netflix Inc, Microsoft Corp, Autodesk Inc, Apple Inc

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St. Louis police: Officers shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect; large crowd gathers at site

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 21:19
by  Associated Press Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife Associated Press - 19 August 2014 16:19-04:00

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.

The shooting Tuesday happened not far from Ferguson, where a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, has touched off days of protests.

St. Louis Police Capt. Ed Kuntz says police responded Tuesday after a report of a robbery at the store. Kuntz says the suspect had a knife and refused to drop the weapon.

Police Chief Sam Dotson says the man was acting erratically and told responding officers to "shoot me now, kill me now."

Kuntz says officers opened fire when the man raised the knife and moved toward them.

Kuntz says the suspect was black.

News Topics: General news, Robbery, Shootings, Violent crime, Police, Theft, Crime, Law enforcement agencies, Government and politics

People, Places and Companies: Michael Brown, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, North America

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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 21:19
by  Associated Press The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks by The Associated Press, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 16:19-04:00

iBook charts for week ending August 18, 2014:

Top Paid Books

1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman - 9781101046340 - (Penguin Group US)

2. The Giver by Lois Lowry - 9780547345901 - (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

3. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - 9780698138636 - (Penguin Group US)

4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - 9780440335160 - (Random House Publishing Group)

5. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James - 9781612130293 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

6. Biology by Ph.D., Ph.D., Joseph S. Levine & Kenneth R. Miller - 9780133226713 - (Pearson Education, Inc.)

7. The 6th Extinction by James Rollins - 9780062194923 - (William Morrow)

8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - 9781101569184 - (Penguin Group US)

9. World History by Dahia Ibo Shabaka, Larry S. Kreiger, Linda Black, Phillip C. Naylor & Roger B. Beck - 9780544025387 - (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth - 9780062114457 - (Katherine Tegen Books)

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(copyright) 2014 Apple Inc.

News Topics: Business, Arts and entertainment, General news, Books and literature, Entertainment

People, Places and Companies: Kenneth Miller, Apple Inc

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WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport; flight disruptions expected while it is being defused

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 20:51
by  Associated Press WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport Associated Press - 19 August 2014 15:51-04:00

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities have found an unexploded World War II bomb by a highway close to Frankfurt airport and an operation to defuse it may cause flight disruptions.

The 500-kilogram British bomb was found during construction work and police were working to defuse it Tuesday evening. One runway at the airport — Germany's busiest — was closed for landings because planes weren't allowed to fly directly over the site, news agency dpa reported.

Landings were expected to be suspended altogether for at least a short time, it said, citing air traffic control.

A stretch of the A3 highway near Offenbach, outside Frankfurt, was also closed.

Allied airplanes dropped millions of tons of ordnance on Germany during World War II. Unexploded bombs are still found frequently.

News Topics: Business, General news, Transportation, World War II, Bombings, Air travel disruptions, Events

People, Places and Companies: Germany, Frankfurt, Western Europe, Europe

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Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board as he occupies time with Clippers, teaching

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 20:43
by  Associated Press Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board by RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 15:43-04:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant.

Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, teaching and study.

Microsoft published Ballmer's resignation letter on its website Tuesday along with a response from current CEO Satya Nadella thanking him and wishing him well.

The 58-year-old says he plans to hold on to his Microsoft stock and will continue to offer feedback on products and strategy. With 333.3 million shares worth $15 billion, Ballmer's 4 percent stake in the company makes him the largest individual holder of Microsoft shares. A few institutional investors hold slightly more.

"I bleed Microsoft — have for 34 years and I always will," Ballmer wrote. "I will be proud, and I will benefit through my share ownership. I promise to support and encourage boldness by management in my role as a shareholder in any way I can."

Ballmer stepped down as chief executive in February, and since then Microsoft shares have risen about 24 percent. He says his resignation from the board is timely as the company prepares for its next shareholder meeting set for sometime this fall.

Nadella thanked Ballmer for his support during the transition period and used the opportunity to reiterate the company's new focus on mobile devices and cloud computing. "Under your leadership, we created an incredible foundation that we continue to build on — and Microsoft will thrive in the mobile-first, cloud-first world," Nadella said.

Ballmer's departure leaves the board with 10 members. It has no immediate plans to replace him. The company adds a new board member about once every year or so. The most recent addition was John Stanton, chairman of wireless technology investment fund Trilogy Equity Partners, in July.

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Ballmer letter: http://bit.ly/YvzjH7

News Topics: Business, General news, Technology, Executive changes, Corporate management, Corporate news, Personnel

People, Places and Companies: Steve Ballmer

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Bob Marley musical to make premiere in Baltimore next year with a script by Kwame Kwei-Armah

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 20:41
by  Associated Press Bob Marley musical to make premiere in Baltimore by MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 15:41-04:00

NEW YORK (AP) — A musical about Bob Marley that uses the Jamaican reggae icon's music is in the works for next year.

Center Stage in Baltimore said Tuesday it would present the world premiere of "Marley," written and directed by company artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah. It will run from May 6 to June 14.

The show focuses on the years 1975 to 1978, when Marley survived an attempted assassination in Jamaica and went into exile in London. It will feature mid-'70s Marley albums as "Exodus," ''Kaya," and "Rastaman Vibration," which include the songs "Jamming," ''Three Little Birds" and "Roots, Rock, Reggae."

It's a collaboration between Center Stage and New York's Public Theater, where Kwei-Armah directed two productions last year. Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, will be the "Marley" dramaturg.

News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Music, Entertainment, Musical theater, Theater, Performing arts

People, Places and Companies: Bob Marley

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Uruguay sending mission to meet Syrian refugees it plans to accept

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 20:29
by  Associated Press Uruguay sending mission to meet Syrian refugees Associated Press - 19 August 2014 15:29-04:00

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan officials say they'll send a mission to Lebanon on Friday to select 120 Syrian refugees who can come to the South American country.

Forty are scheduled to arrive in September and the rest next year.

Human Rights Department spokeswoman Nathalia Platas says most of the refugees have to be under 18 and families should have at least one person willing to work, probably in agriculture.

She says religion isn't a factor, but the refugees will have to understand that women and men have equal rights in Uruguay and both boys and girls have to attend school.

She says most of the candidates selected by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human rights suffered from torture in some form.

U.N. officials say there are more than 2 million Syrian refugees.

News Topics: General news, Human rights and civil liberties, Social issues, Social affairs

People, Places and Companies: Uruguay, South America, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East

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Regulators suspend Standard Chartered Bank's dollar exchange in New York for some clients

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 20:19
by  Associated Press NY regulators sanction Standard Chartered Bank by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 15:19-04:00

ALBANY, New York (AP) — Standard Chartered Bank reached an agreement with New York regulators to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients at its SCB Hong Kong subsidiary.

The Department of Financial Services said the order signed Tuesday followed the British bank's failure to fix compliance problems against money laundering as required under a two-year-old settlement. The independent monitor established under that settlement found the bank failed to detect many potentially high-risk transactions for further review, with a significant number also originating from branches in the United Arab Emirates.

Standard Chartered said it's continuing to fix its control issues and will work with "the small proportion" of clients affected in Hong Kong and the UAE to minimize disruption. "We are committed to compliance with the order and our continuing work with the monitor," spokesman Shaun Gamble said.

New York regulators reached a $340 million settlement with the bank two years ago intended to settle allegations it schemed with the Iranian government to launder $250 billion from 2001 to 2007. Terms included installing the monitor for at least two years to evaluate the bank's risk controls for money laundering and corrective action.

"If a bank fails to live up to its commitments, there should be consequences," department Superintendent Ben Lawsky said Tuesday. "That is particularly true in an area as serious as anti-money-laundering compliance, which is vital to helping prevent terrorism and vile human rights abuses."

The U.S. imposes financial sanctions on political enemies to hinder their access to the global financial system.

Under Tuesday's agreement, the bank will provide a plan for further corrections within 30 days, continue the independent monitor for two more years and in the meantime require affiliates identify the name, address and country of origin for clients in its currency exchanges for U.S. dollars in amounts of $3,000 or more.

News Topics: Business, General news, Banking and credit regulation, Financial industry regulation, Industry regulation, Government business and finance, Government and politics, Government regulations

People, Places and Companies: New York, United States, Hong Kong, North America, China, Greater China, East Asia, Asia

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Yemen on alert after protests by supporters of Shiite rebels demanding government change

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 20:11
by  Associated Press Yemen on alert over rebel supporters' protests by AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 15:11-04:00

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tanks and armored vehicles have deployed in Yemen's capital in the face of protests by tens of thousands of supporters of Shiite rebels who are demanding the government change.

Protesters were responding to a call by Abdel-Malek al-Hawthi, the top leader of the heavily armed Hawthi group that overran northern cities. He has given the government until Friday to meet their demands of reinstating fuel subsidies.

Yemen's Supreme Security Committee, its most senior security body, warned Tuesday it will take "all measures to ensure the safety and security of the country."

Ten of Yemen's Western and international allies said in a joint statement that the Hawthi moves are "antagonistic, militaristic and disrespectful."

News Topics: General news, Protests and demonstrations, Political and civil unrest

People, Places and Companies: Yemen, Sanaa, Middle East

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AP Exclusive: US to change how travelers can protest placement on government's no-fly list

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:50
by  Associated Press AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 14:50-04:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it plans to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists.

The move comes after a federal judge ruled that there was no meaningful way to challenge the air travel ban. The judge said that was unconstitutional.

In a court filing, the Justice Department says the U.S. will make changes during the next six months. So far, the government is offering few details. As of late last summer there were about 48,000 people on the list.

In most instances, travelers assume they are on the no-fly list because they go through additional screening at airports or they're told they can't board their flights to, from or within the U.S.

News Topics: Business, General news, Travel, Lifestyle

People, Places and Companies: United States, North America

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Deputies: US woman shoots 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:36
by  Associated Press US woman shoots grandson; thought he was intruder by JARED LEONE, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 14:36-04:00

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Linda Maddox, 63, and her twin grandsons were sleeping in a bedroom after her son, who is the boy's father, had left for work, deputies said. Maddox told deputies she had placed a chair against the bedroom door handle for extra protection.

When she heard the chair sliding against the wood floor about 1 a.m. Tuesday, she assumed it was an intruder and grabbed a loaded .22-caliber revolver she keeps by the bed and fired one shot in the dark toward the door.

Seconds later, she heard her grandson Tyler Maddox scream, deputies said. He was shot once in the upper body. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

No charges have been filed against Maddox. A man at the home wouldn't open the door when a reporter knocked and declined comment.

News Topics: General news

People, Places and Companies: Tampa, Florida, United States, North America

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No photos: Many US parents opt to keep kids' identities off social media amid privacy concerns

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:21
by  Associated Press No photos: US parents to keep kids off Facebook by BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press - 19 August 2014 14:21-04:00

NEW YORK (AP) — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in California, "a little uncomfortable."

At a time when just about everyone and their mother — father, grandmother and aunt — is intent on publicizing the newest generation's early years on social media sites, an increasing number of U.S. parents like Rao are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children's photos, names and entire identities off the Internet.

"I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there for anyone to look at," says Rao. "When you meet a new person and go to their account, you can look them up, look at photos, videos, know that they are traveling."

Reasons for the baby blackout vary. Some parents have privacy and safety concerns. Others worry about what companies might do with their child's image and personal data. Some simply do it out of respect for their kids' autonomy before they are old enough to make decisions for themselves.

"I have a no tolerance policy," says Scott Steinberg, a Missouri-based business and technology consultant. Steinberg says he shares no photos, videos or any information about his child.

As for Rao, she stays active on Facebook. She's happy posting photos of her dog, but not the many snapshots of her daughter and the pet together —no matter how cute they are. Rao does share baby pictures, via email or text, but only with close friends and family.

Facebook, for its part, encourages parents to use the site's privacy setting if they want to limit who can see baby photos and other posts. It's possible, for example, to create a group of close friends and relatives to share kid updates with. But that's not enough for some users.

New parents Josh Furman and his wife, Alisha Klapholz, are protective of their newborn. The Maryland couple hasn't posted their daughter's legal name on Facebook or photos of her. Instead, they share her Hebrew name and a nickname to use just on Facebook. They ask friends and family to do the same.

A big reason parents are wary, even if they use social media sites themselves, is that the companies "have not been very transparent about the way they collect data about users," says Caroline Knorr, parenting editor at the nonprofit Common Sense Media, which studies children's use of technology. "Facebook's terms of service and privacy (policies) — no one reads it, it's too obscure."

Some parents look back to their own childhoods, when they were able to make mistakes without evidence of those blunders living on —forever— online.

"I had the choice of what I wanted to reveal publicly," says Wasim Ahmad, journalism professor at Stonybrook University and father of a newborn son.

After his son was born, Ahmad bought the website domain with his son's name.

"I'm going to make it a private website with a password so family can log in" to see updates, he says.

People have shared baby photos since the dawn of the camera, and stories about kid's shenanigans long before that. Parents who decide to keep photos of their children and other data off social media say they still want to share those things, but are bothered by the idea of online permanence.

Parents who enforce strict blackout rules are still in the minority. In a 2011 poll conducted at the University of Michigan, 66 percent of Generation X parents (people born in the 1960s and '70s) said they post photos of their children online, while more than half said they have shared news about a child's accomplishment online.

Aisha Sultan, a fellow at the Michigan institute where the poll was conducted, thinks the results might be different if the same questions were posed to respondents today.

"Back (then) there wasn't a lot of conversation about this," says Sultan, who is a nationally syndicated parenting advice columnist. "When parents first started joining Facebook in large numbers it wasn't the primary concern. We felt like we were in control of information we were sharing with friends and family."

Facebook's privacy blunders over the years, not to mention frequent updates to its confusing privacy policies, changed all that. Now, Sultan says, parents are more aware of the little control they have over their personal data online.

Lawmakers have begun to pay attention to the issue, too. A new California law requires online services, websites or apps that collect personally identifiable information to remove content that minors have posted, if requested. The measure goes into effect next year.

"It's a good start, but I don't think it replaces a lot of parental conversation, regulation and oversight," Sultan says.

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Sweden's Artemis Racing confirms America's Cup challenge; gold medalist Loof joins crew

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:14
by  Associated Press Sweden's Artemis confirms America's Cup challenge Associated Press - 19 August 2014 14:14-04:00

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Artemis Racing has confirmed its challenge for the America's Cup and says Swedish Olympic gold medalists Freddy Loof and Max Salminen have joined the sailing crew.

The star-crossed syndicate announced its return Tuesday during a news conference at the Moderna Museet, with the America's Cup itself on hand.

Artemis' entry in the last America's Cup was marred by the death of Andrew "Bart" Simpson in a capsize during a training run on San Francisco Bay in May 2013. It was the first challenger to be eliminated.

Artemis, owned by oil billionaire Torbjörn Törnqvist, is the second team to announce its challenge, after Emirates Team New Zealand. Cup officials won't announce the full slate of challengers until next month.

Loof and Salminen won the Star class gold medal in the 2012 Olympics.

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FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports; speakers include Garcia, Witt, Tendulkar

New Europe News - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:11
by  Associated Press FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports Associated Press - 19 August 2014 14:11-04:00

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business.

FIFA says its president Sepp Blatter will open the Sept. 19 meeting which aims to "elaborate on what business and politics can learn from sports."

Taking part are FIFA ethics committee chairmen Michael Garcia and Joachim Eckert, who have investigated widespread allegations of corruption implicating football officials and World Cup hosting bidders.

Sports stars scheduled to attend include India cricket great Sachin Tendulkar and two-time Olympic figure skating champion Katarina Witt of Germany, the organizers say.

Speakers include Transparency International sports adviser Sylvia Schenk and international criminal prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo of Argentina, the original candidate for Garcia's FIFA position.

FIFA says the event will "propose a substantial agenda for action."

News Topics: Sports, International soccer, Sports team and league operation, Men's soccer, Professional soccer, Soccer, Sports industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Business, Sports business, Men's sports

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