NYPD ogles Google Glass specs – CNN

CNNNew York (CNN) — The New York Police Department has procured two pair of Google Glass specs, the experimental head-mounted computers, to determine possible applications to police work, the department…

2 Homeless People Stabbed Near SF’s Embarcadero – CBS Local

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Two homeless people were stabbed near San Francisco’s Embarcadero early Monday morning, police said. Officers responded to the incident at The Embarcadero where a woman…

Kevin Stadler grateful for Bubba Watson error after claiming first PGA Tour win – SkySports

SkySportsKevin Stadler admitted his first PGA Tour victory had come out of the blue after claiming the Phoenix Open on Sunday. Stadler was handed the title when his playing partner…

Panthers’ Luke Kuechly is Defensive Player of the Year – NFL.com

NFL.comNEW YORK — Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has spent just two years in the NFL, and he already has reached the pinnacle of individual achievement for a defensive player.…

At Home, With Mom And Her Murderous Beau – NPR

NPRSo here’s the setup: It’s 1987. Frank, a convicted murderer, has escaped from a New Hampshire prison, and he’s holding Adele, a fragile divorcee, and her 12-year-old son, Henry, captive…

UPDATE 2-Microsoft board preparing to name Nadella as CEO -report – Reuters

ReutersSEATTLE Jan 30 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s board is preparing to name internal executive Satya Nadella as the software company’s next chief executive, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources…

Turkish central bank will not hold “additional monetary tightening days” anymore – Economic Times

Economic TimesThe bank raised all of its key interest rates in dramatic fashion at an emergency midnight policy meeting, ignoring opposition from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as it battles to…

NHL may reconsider sending players to Sochi – Fox News

Fox NewsAs security concerns continue to mount leading up to the Winter Olympic Games, the NHL says it will reconsider sending its players to Sochi next month if something “significant”…

Ceres asteroid vents water vapour – BBC News

BBC NewsObservations of the Solar System’s biggest asteroid suggest it is spewing plumes of water vapour into space. Ceres has long been thought to contain substantial quantities of ice within…

Blue Jackets beat Kings, record seventh straight win – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It’s been so much fun winning their past seven games, the Columbus Blue Jackets don’t want to quit now. R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead…

Syrians accuse Assad regime of ‘systemic’ torture – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan — Syrians who escaped the dictatorship of Bashar Assad said Tuesday that the use of torture by the regime as documented by the release of hundreds of…

Pete Carroll leads Seahawks with enthusiasm, toughness – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRENTON, Wash. — Willie McGinest was one of the few true believers in his young New England Patriots coach Pete Carroll when many teammates rolled their eyes, scoffing at…

Teen accused of Oakland bus fire attack will be tried as adult – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA high school student who allegedly set fire to another teenager’s skirt on a bus in Oakland will be tried as an adult. An Alameda County Superior Court…

Oakland: 17-year-old boy charged with New Year’s Eve killing – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: 17-year-old boy charged with New Year’s Eve killingContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder and will be prosecuted as an adult in the fatal…

VIDEO: Joe Johnson scores 22 first quarter points vs. Heat – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comJoe Johnson went NOVA in the first quarter vs. Miami, scoring 22 points in the first frame of a brilliant series of jumpers, step-backs, and drives, including one sweet glide…

Sandra Bullock takes Louis to school after success at People’s Choice Awards – Daily Mail

Daily MailJust hours after scooping three awards at the People’s Choice Awards, Sandra Bullock was up bright and early and back on mother duty on Thursday. The actress was still…

Rodman teammate: N. Korean ‘mission accomplished’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIJING – As Dennis Rodman continued his controversial “basketball diplomacy” inside North Korea Friday, his U.S. team-mates at an exhibition game Wednesday flew out of Pyongyang praising their trip…

Frank Thomas: Steroid users ‘should not get in’ Hall – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAs Hall of Fame voters make their repudiation of suspected steroid users increasingly clear, they have an ally with a newly elevated platform in Frank Thomas. The slugging first…

Texas gets its guy in Strong – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleAUSTIN – After being kept waiting for more than 24 hours while Louisville’s Charlie Strong weighed an offer to become Texas’ head football coach, the Longhorns ended Saturday knowing…

How important is home field advantage in the wild-card round? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFor the second time in four seasons, the New Orleans Saints are in the playoffs as an NFC wild-card team, and they again will have to go on the…

Pedestrian Seriously Injured When Struck By Car In San Francisco – CBS Local

Pedestrian Seriously Injured When Struck By Car In San FranciscoCBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle in Downtown San…

A look at 10 historic sites saved, 10 lost in 2013 – Washington Post

Washington PostThe National Trust for Historic Preservation compiled a list of 10 historic preservation saves and losses from 2013. ___. GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – JANUARY 01: (FRANCE OUT) Kamil Stoch of…

FBI: SF Chinese Consulate Fire Set Intentionally – ABC News

ABC NewsThe FBI said Thursday a fire at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco was ignited in front of the building, leading to an arson investigation and calls from the…

Michigan St beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comPASADENA, Calif. — On a confetti-covered stage atop a hallowed field, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio managed to sum up a quarter-century of frustration, a stellar season and a tenacious…

Raptors top East-leading Pacers for fourth win in a row – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTORONTO (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have turned into one of the NBA’s premier teams by playing a physical, swarming brand of basketball. But the way Pacers guard George…

Michael Schumacher injured by ‘extreme bad luck, not speed’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukMichael Schumacher suffered life-threatening head injuries because of “extreme bad luck” and not because of recklessness, and had been helping a friend who had fallen shortly before his own catastrophic…

Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup in San Francisco – abc7news.com

abc7news.comEarlier on Tuesday a car hit a person in San Francisco and then left. A woman broke several bones after being struck at Turk and Leavenworth Streets. Police later arrested…

NBA Trade Rumors – Russell Westbrook Injury Sparks Trade Talks In OKC; Who … – KpopStarz

KpopStarzThe Oklahoma City Thunder suffered a setback into their stellar campaign when Russell Westbrook got injured again. According to the Oklahoman, the timetable set for his return extends beyond the…

NBA: Kevin Durant helps Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Charlotte Bobcats – SkySports

SkySportsA Kevin Durant inspired Oklahoma City Thunder made it two straight wins by sealing victory over the Charlotte Bobcats as they pulled level with the Portland Trailblazers at the top…

Cambodian garment workers stop traffic to press for higher pay in nation’s top … – Fox News

Fox NewsPHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Striking workers making shoes and clothes for Western brands have blocked roads and briefly scuffled with police in Cambodia. The workers are demanding a two-fold…

We probably will never get the Kobe-LeBron showdown we want – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Miami Heat muscled past the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day, 101-95. LeBron James dropped 19 points and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each added 23. There was…

Serena Williams selected female athlete of year by Associated Press – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesSerena Williams nearly owned women’s tennis in 2013, and the Associated Press took notice by selecting her the female athlete of the year for the third time in…

Justin Bieber tweets retirement, then tells fans ‘IM HERE FOREVER’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWho can you Belieb? Justin Bieber is tweeting mixed messages about his future a week after dropping his bombshell “retirement” announcement on a Los Angeles radio station.…

Amazon Giving Away Over $40 In Free Apps For Christmas [Today Only] – Android Police

Android PoliceAmazon definitely knows how to get into the Christmas spirit. To celebrate the world’s biggest gift-giving holiday, the Appstore is giving away over $40 in paid apps for free.…

‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ review: Ben Stiller’s ambitious, uneven Thurber … – Washington Post

Washington PostThis has been such an exceptional year in movies that calling a movie “perfectly likable” or even “good” starts to sound like faint praise. Which means that “The Secret…