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Fans hospitalized after 'nutso' Urban concert

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:21
More than 20 people were hospitalized Saturday after a Keith Urban concert in eastern Massachusetts that the country star called "nutso."
Categories: Entertainment News

Ebola fears hit close to home

Health - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:47
American Patrick Sawyer died in Lagos, Nigeria, after becoming infected with Ebola. His death has sparked worries about the virus spreading to the United States.
Categories: Health

Could this solve world hunger?

CNN World - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:35
Palm weevils. To look at, these tiny bugs are relatively unassuming, perhaps even slightly creepy to the insect-adverse. To Mohammed Ashour, however, they are the solution to many of the ills facing the developing world. The humble palm weevil could potentially eradicate world hunger and malnutrition, it could lift whole communities out of poverty, and bring down global C02 levels. For a creature measuring just a few inches in length, that's a lot of power.
Categories: International News

'The best thing I ever bought for $1'

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:28
A dollar doesn't go as far as it used to, but as Dollar Tree buys rival Family Dollar it's important to remember: A buck still has plenty of buying power.

Have digital subscriptions peaked at the NYT?

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:22
The New York Times' efforts to sign up digital subscribers came under new scrutiny on Tuesday after the company reported second quarter earnings that disappointed investors.

Apple buffs up radio service with string of acquisitions

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:10
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Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:06
"Date rape" drugs have met their high-tech match.

Erase Strokes From Your Golf Game -- No Pencil Required

Lifestyles - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:01
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."

Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who've reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now.

"If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there's little they can do to immediately improve their game," says John Hoeflich, executive director, of the United States Recreational Golf Association (USRGA). "However, if they play by USRGA rules, they do have the option to switch to better equipment."

The USRGA is the official organization that governs recreational golf. Its rules allow the use of higher-performance golf equipment. Hoeflich estimates that more than half of U.S. golfers agree with the USRGA rules that permit equipment that "puts fun back in the game, speeds up play and helps achieve better scores."

Callaway Golf started the recreational equipment movement in 2000 with the ERC II driver. Now Polara Golf is advancing the movement with its Advantage driver and Ultimate Straight golf balls -- both engineered to eclipse the PGA limits, which means you can't play them in the Masters or U.S. Open.

David Felker, chief technology officer for Polara Golf, explains, "Our drivers and balls are not intended for the top amateur players and professionals. We purposely designed equipment that exceeds the performance limits accepted by the PGA Tour, so that recreational golfers can experience less frustration, score lower and have more fun."

A 2012 Google consumer survey revealed that 63 percent of respondents would consider using golf equipment that provides a performance advantage. This sentiment is shared by the PGA of America president, Ted Bishop, who says, "I think anything we can do to relax the rules, if it means putting non-conforming equipment in the hands of players that enable them to hit the ball higher and farther and enjoy the game more -- what's the problem?"

According to the National Golf Foundation, golf rounds have fallen by 8 percent since 2007, largely due to the frustrations of the game, excessive play times and high costs.

"The technology now exists to make golf more pleasurable for everyone," says Felker. "Who doesn't want to have more fun?"

For more information, visit www.polaragolf.com and www.usrga.org.

Categories: News USA

Iron Dome makers got hacked, says cybersecurity firm

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:00
Three companies that helped build Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system were hacked two years ago, according to a cybersecurity firm.

Water balloon lovers pledge $645,000 on Kickstarter

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:54
Its summertime and water balloon lovers are uniting ... on Kickstarter.

Arby's: More meat is mightier

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:53
Fast-food restaurants' push for protein has led Arby's to offer the new Mega Meat Stacks.

'The Situation' to get counseling

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:48
Former "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will get anger management counseling to settle an assault charge connected to a tanning salon fight with a brother, his lawyer said.
Categories: Entertainment News

Conan in 'Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda'

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:47
Conan is so proud of his Roger Corman produced SyFy movie that he bought a billboard to pimp for award consideration.
Categories: Entertainment News

MH17 investigators delayed

CNN World - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:43
The Dutch PM has called on the president of Ukraine to "please stop the fighting." CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Categories: International News

Peyton Manning boogies to 'Rocky Top'

CNN - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:33
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took a break during training camp to show off his dance moves.
Categories: National News

Amazon launches 3-D printing store

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:22
The future of retail: manufactured by a 3-D printer, delivered by drone.

Dog resorts: Lapping up luxury

CNN - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:14
More and more animal lovers who aren't opposed to splurging on their furry friends are choosing overnight stays at resort-style retreats that offer services fit for royalty.
Categories: National News

America's body image screwed up

CNN - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00
LZ Granderson says the cyber-standing ovation given to Robyn Lawley, an Australian plus-size model who posted unretouched photos, shows how crazy Americans' notions of beauty have become.
Categories: National News

Ray Rice: What is NFL thinking?

CNN - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:57
Carol Costello says she was wrong to expect the NFL to come down hard on Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, and that the league be universally criticized if they didn't.
Categories: National News
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