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2014 Physics and Chemistry Nobel Prize winners

The 2014 Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry have been awarded, one for the ubiquitous LED light, and the other for the invention of a new way of seeing microscopic processes in action. Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of the Nagoya University in Japan and Japanese-born U.S. citizen Shuji Nakamura, of the University of California, Santa Barbara, won the 2014 ... Read More »

Doctor Kills Wife, Self Hours After Wedding

Just hours after “‘Till death do us part,” a doctor was dead by his own hand after having murdered his new bride, police in Terre Haute, Ind., say. Investigators believe George “Scott” Samson, 54, shot Kelly Samson and then himself minutes after the last guests left a reception held at their home late Saturday night. Witnesses say the couple started ... Read More »

Texas Executes Woman Who Starved, Tortured Boy

A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed this evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection after the Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her. She was pronounced dead at 6:24pm local time, 12 minutes after Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials began administering a ... Read More »

The new scale by which all England performances should be graded

  Even with lowered expectations going into the World Cup, England still managed to disappoint, busting earnest attempts to back the young but all too familiar team like a pinata filled with empty candy wrappers being dangled over a toilet. And so it came as no surprise that in the team’s first match since returning from Brazil — an overpriced ... Read More »

An incomplete list of footballers who fulfilled their dreams during the summer transfer window

The transfer window is often seen as the the grubby, cynical part of football. The time when the game itself takes a backseat to the business and the money worship that many critics feel is ruining everything. But for a large segment of players, the latest transfer window has been a time of fulfilling dreams in numbers that might prove ... Read More »

Woman Steals $144 In Eyeshadow, Mugshot Convicts Her

Woman Steals $144 In Eyeshadow, Mugshot Convicts Her   Brandy Allen, 31, is the Arkansas woman who was arrested on charges of shoplifting  and disorderly conduct after she tried to steal $144 in eye shadow from the cosmetics store Ulta on Labor Day, and her mugshot is pretty convicting. A store associate saw Allen grabbing handfuls of makeup without checking ... Read More »

Obama renews pressure on Congress for minimum wage hike

President Barack Obama has said he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage as the US rebounds from recession. In a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr Obama said the economy and workers were now better off then when he took office in 2009. “America deserves a raise,” he said. His speech comes ahead of ... Read More »