Maliki says Abadi’s appointment as Iraqi PM ‘has no value’ – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace him as Iraq’s prime minister violated the constitution and “had no value”. In a televised…

Sale sharp again for Sox, but bullpen falters – Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldWhite Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale worked 8 scoreless innings Tuesday night but got a no-decision when the Giants tied the game with 2 runs in the bottom…

Ariana Grande Big Sean ‘Quietly Dating’; Spotted Kissing in LA [Rumors] – Latinos Post

Latinos PostLOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 10: Singer Ariana Grande attends FOX’s 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo :…

Weinstein’s ‘The Giver’ Relies on Experience of Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep – Contactmusic.com

Contactmusic.comThere were nervous, twitchy looks around the various Hollywood studios when Harvey Weinstein announced he was dipping his toe into the young-adult genre. That said, The Giver – based on…

Samsung reveals Galaxy Alpha metal-framed smartphone – BBC News

BBC NewsSamsung has announced a new smartphone with a metal frame that is smaller and thinner than its flagship model. The South Korean company describes the Galaxy Alpha as representing…

Miami’s Chris Bosh Goes High Fashion – Daily Beast

Miami’s Chris Bosh Goes High FashionDaily BeastIn March, while the Miami Heat was in the thick of basketball season, a fashion-themed outing was more than anyone would expect from players…

Wisconsin county sheriff’s race that attracted national donors too close to call – Fox News

Fox NewsLongtime Milwaukee Police Lt. Chris Moews is looking to unseat Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in a Democratic primary that has drawn national attention (Campaign photos via Fox6Now.com). clarke-bloomberg.jpg.…

Pope Francis to take message of peace to Korea on first Asia trip – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPope Francis will beatify more than 120 South Korean martyrs who were brutally murdered for refusing to give up their Catholic faith on his first visit to Asia this week.…

Daily Report: As Social Media Studies Proliferate, Experts Weigh Ethics Guidelines – New York Times (blog)

Daily Report: As Social Media Studies Proliferate, Experts Weigh Ethics GuidelinesNew York Times (blog)Professor Hancock was a co-author of the Facebook study in which the social network quietly manipulated the…

Four Finder timesavers every smart Mac user should know – Macworld

Four Finder timesavers every smart Mac user should knowMacworldFor some users, “organizing files” in the Finder begins and ends with creating folders and moving files into them. But there are…

US retail sales likely increased at modest pace in July, suggesting consumers … – Fox Business

US retail sales likely increased at modest pace in July, suggesting consumers …Fox BusinessFILE – In this June 5, 2014 photo, Conquisia Tyler, right, gives change to a customer at…

How Geckos, spiders move effortlessly – Business Standard

Business StandardA new research has developed a model that defines how geckos, spiders and some insects move, cling to ceilings, and defy gravity without any efforts. The research conducted by…

BOE Says Slack Has Fallen as Carney Puts Focus on Weak Wages – Businessweek

BusinessweekBank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during a news conference in London today. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg. The Bank of England said the amount of spare capacity in the economy…

Forged lightsaber-katana fit for a ‘Star Wars’ samurai – CNET

CNETThen, costumed “Star Wars” fans get to try it out, though a Stormtrooper has trouble getting it to work. If you are ever lucky enough to own a lightsaber-katana, then…

Bart Crow’s Country Music Comes Straight from… – Phoenix New Times (blog)

Bart Crow’s Country Music Comes Straight from…Phoenix New Times (blog)The old joke is to say one likes both types of music: country and Western. That’s not easy anymore. There still…

UPDATE 1-Tencent profit beats estimates as smartphone gaming drives … – Reuters

ReutersMobile gaming revenue from WeChat, Mobile QQ approx 3 bln yuan (Adds company comment, gaming revenues, analyst comment). By Paul Carsten. BEIJING, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s…

Time running out on Gaza cease-fire between Israel and Hamas – CNN

CNNGaza (CNN) — Less than a day remains of a temporary cease-fire in Gaza. Indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials aimed at agreeing on a more lasting end to…

Distressed fashion: the Adidas trainers that come pre-muddied – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)Distressed fashion: the Adidas trainers that come pre-muddied. Most of us would be ashamed to go out in mucky clothes, but could there be something appealing about wearing…

How Can Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Get the Most out of Andrew … – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportAndrew Bogut is a key piece for the Golden State Warriors continued rise up the NBA ladder, but Coach Steve Kerr needs to make sure to maximize Bogut’s skill…

Suicide contagion and social media: The dangers of sharing ‘Genie, you’re free’ – Washington Post

Suicide contagion and social media: The dangers of sharing ‘Genie, you’re free’Washington PostOn Monday night, as fans around the world began to grieve Robin Williams’s death, the Academy of Motion…

No excuses: Despite their injuries and flaws, Tigers still have enough to win … – The Detroit News

The Detroit NewsTigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has seen his power drop off following core-muscle surgery in the offseason. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News). Injuries are mounting, and so is the…

What a trip: New show in Las Vegas melds entertainment with tourism promo – Las Vegas Sun

What a trip: New show in Las Vegas melds entertainment with tourism promoLas Vegas Sun“I’ve never seen anything like this in Las Vegas in terms of promotion of Mexican culture…

Eagles, Patriots join in practice run toward Super Bowl – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeThat’s right — it’s been 10 years since the Patriots and Eagles locked horns in Super Bowl XXXIX, with the Patriots escaping with a 3-point win that night in…

Box Office: Will Suriya’s ‘Anjaan’ Beat Dhanush’s ‘VIP’ Collections? – International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India Edition“Anjaan” will be the second big Tamil release in the second half of 2014. The first film was Dhanush’s “Velai Illa Pattathari” (“VIP”), which hit the…

Nutter Says Philadelphia Will Shine When Democratic National Committee Visits – CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia will try to put its best foot forward today, as members of the Democratic National Committee arrive in town to consider whether the city should…

Suit Claims Philadelphia’s Seizure Practices Are Unconstitutional – CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Institute for Justice filed a federal class action claiming the city of Philadelphia’s practice of seizing millions in cash, cars and houses every year is…

London house prices threaten recovery – Financial Times

London house prices threaten recoveryFinancial TimesIf Mark Carney wants to understand what is going on in London’s housing market, he needs to speak to Gary Gosney. Mr Gosney is the…

Shape Up Houston – CultureMap Houston

Shape Up HoustonCultureMap HoustonShape Up Houston is hoping to do just what its name states: To shape this city up. The nonprofit organization, founded in 2012 by business executive and…

Strong offseason puts Miami Dolphins lineman Dallas Thomas in driver’s seat to … – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comThe biggest surprise of Dolphins training camp so far? Any conversation would probably begin with Dallas Thomas. Despite the Dolphins’ deficiencies on their offensive line last year, Thomas was entrusted…

USGS: Magnitude-5.8 Earthquake Strikes Southwest Mexico – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the southwest Mexican state of Oaxaca on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake had a depth of 10 km and its…

Trouble in the Global Economy? (McDonald’s, Wal-Mart Say So)

By George Leong Think all is well—or at least OK—with the global economy? Don’t relax too much, as that doesn’t seem to be the case. As we all know, spending…

Russian aid convoy heads for Ukraine amid doubts over lorries’ contents – The Guardian

The GuardianA huge Russian convoy allegedly carrying humanitarian aid was on its way to war-torn eastern Ukraine on Tuesday night, in a operation which the west fears may be a…

Pitt-Bradford women’s soccer looks to ‘make it uncomfortable’ in 2014 – Bradford Era

Pitt-Bradford women’s soccer looks to ‘make it uncomfortable’ in 2014Bradford EraThe 2014 Pitt-Bradford Women’s Soccer team will be hearing day in and day out the same phrase — “Make It…

Mass shooting suspect dead – Santa Fe New Mexican.com

Mass shooting suspect deadSanta Fe New Mexican.com… 11:50 pm. Mass shooting suspect dead Associated Press | 0 comments. The Associated Press. ALBUQUERQUE — A man wanted in a shooting that…

Warriors’ start preseason schedule in Los Angeles – SFGate

Warriors’ start preseason schedule in Los AngelesSFGateThey’ll spend nearly a week in the Los Angeles area, playing the Clippers and the Lakers at the Staples Center and then meeting the…