Oscars: Rain predicted for 86th Academy Awards as final ceremony preparation … – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukRain has been predicted for the red carpet shenanigans of the upcoming 86th Academy Awards. The latter stages of this week have seen downpours in LA and as a precaution…

Rain, Storms to Lash Los Angeles Through Sunday – AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather.comSaturday features even more threats to travel, as strong thunderstorms are possible for areas from San Diego up through Los Angeles. Damaging winds, flash flooding, waterspouts and hail are all…

Hague to visit Kiev Sunday – Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsLondon (AFP) – British Foreign Secretary William Hague will visit Kiev on Sunday for talks with the interim Ukrainian government as tensions rise with Russia over Crimea, a Foreign…

After forest fires and drought, now rains torment Southern California – CNN

CNNBut in Glendora and other towns in Los Angeles County, it wasn’t. The rain has been much needed, but this deluge — coming down at more than an inch an…

Friday stumper: Find all of Apple’s 23 acquisitions from the past 16 months – VentureBeat

VentureBeatAt Apple’s annual meeting in Cupertino, Calif., today, chief executive Tim Cook dropped a curious factoid: In the past 16 months, Apple has bought 23 companies. Like Cisco, IBM, Salesforce.com,…

Major storm brings needed rain to LA, but at a cost – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesFor some, it was a harrowing day — for two drivers who were rescued after getting trapped by a rock slide near Malibu; for two men rescued from…

Vitor Belfort: It was the UFC’s choice to pull me out of Weidman fight – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comVitor Belfort says he didn’t choose to pull out of the main event of UFC 173 — the UFC made the decision for him. In a statement released Friday on…

Mock draft 2.0: Jadeveon Clowney to Texans, Johnny Manziel goes No. 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the annual NFL scouting combine complete, USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis re-assesses this year’s rookie prospects with a new mock draft: 1. Houston Texans — Jadeveon Clowney, DE,…

OPTIC PERV: UK spies on MILLIONS of Yahoo! webcam sex chats – Register

RegisterBritish spies allegedly intercepted and stored nude pics and other stills from millions of Yahoo! Messenger webcams – and mulled capturing snaps from the XBox’s Kinect camera, too. The UK…

Belfort gives up title shot after Nevada bans TRT – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleVitor Belfort has dropped out of his upcoming UFC middleweight title shot a few hours after the Nevada Athletic Commission banned testosterone replacement therapy. Belfort was scheduled to fight…

Chris Weidman to defend title against Lyoto Machda at UFC 173 – Newsday

NewsdayThursday’s unanimous decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban the use of testosterone replacement therapy met positive response from most in the MMA world. And less than 24…

UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images: Report – Times of India

Times of IndiaLONDON: Britain’s communications spy agency GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users, the Guardian newspaper…

GCHQ secretly captured images of innocent webcam users – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukGCHQ operated a secret surveillance project called Optic Nerve which captured images from millions of Yahoo! webcam chats made between people suspected of no crime. Leaked documents dated from 2008…

Yahoo webcam images intercepted and stored – Irish Times

Irish TimesA spokeswoman for Yahoo said the actions of the surveillance agencies represented “a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy”. Photograph: Reuters/Robert Galbraith. Colin Gleeson. Topics: News

Cuban man accused in Miami gold heist arrested in Belize – Yahoo News

Cuban man accused in Miami gold heist arrested in BelizeYahoo NewsMIAMI (Reuters) – After a 14-month manhunt in four countries, a Cuban man accused of a $2.8 million Miami gold…

British Spies Said to Intercept Yahoo Webcam Images – New York Times

New York TimesSAN FRANCISCO — A British intelligence agency collected video webcam images — many of them sexually explicit — from millions of Yahoo users, regardless of whether they were…

Leaks show GCHQ captured ordinary internet users’ webcam images – Financial Times

Financial TimesGCHQ, Britain’s electronic spying agency, intercepted and stored images of 1.8m Yahoo users taken from their personal webcams even though most of them were not suspected of wrongdoing, documents…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. emotion, excitement highlight best audio from Daytona 500 … – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comRarely has Dale Earnhardt Jr. been as emotional or as excited as he was after winning the Daytona 500 Sunday. Earnhardt’s radio exchange with his crew demonstrated his joy and…

Report: UK spies captured millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images – Computerworld

ComputerworldIDG News Service – U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ captured and stored still webcam images of millions of Yahoo users including substantial quantities of sexually explicit material, the Guardian newspaper reported…

Report: UK spy agency collected Yahoo webcam images – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBritain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, aided by the National Security Agency, have intercepted and stored the webcam images from millions of Yahoo chats by users who were not being targeted…

The dispensable kingdom – The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)The German chancellor’s one-day visit to London follows days of optimistic briefing from Downing Street that she would help David Cameron in his attempt to placate backbenchers by…

Hillary Clinton lauds veto of Ariz. anti-gay bill – Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post IntelligencerCORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is lauding Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights. The…

Report: Jonathan Martin’s agents reject request from Miami Dolphins to rejoin team – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)“Hickey did most of the talking from Miami’s side, according to sources, with Philbin ‘staring daggers’ across the room. At the end of the meeting, however, sources said…

Felton Appears In Court, Posts Bail – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Knicks guard Raymond Felton appeared in court on Tuesday and was formally charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and…

Home crash to opening AFC Cup loss in Maldives – Yahoo Singapore News

Home crash to opening AFC Cup loss in MaldivesYahoo Singapore NewsThe victory saw the 2013 AFC Cup quarter-finalists move second in Group E behind Indonesian side Persipura Jayapura, who beat…

Teddy Bridgewater Needs Impressive Pro Day to Raise Sagging NFL Draft Stock – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportFormer Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needs a near-flawless performance at his pro day to resurrect his flagging NFL draft stock. His stock has been slowly sinking since the end…

NFL draft: Scouting combine winners and losers – Yahoo Sports (blog)

NFL draft: Scouting combine winners and losersYahoo Sports (blog)The bags are packed, and the NFL soon will make its way out of Indianapolis with another scouting combine in the rearview…

Report: Big Baby to Sign with Clips – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe Los Angeles Clippers reportedly will acquire forward Glen Davis when he hits the open market on Sunday following his contract buyout departure from the Orlando Magic. Marc J.…

After all the hype, NFL prospect Michael Sam’s combine performance was … – Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)

Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam previously said he wanted to be judged only by his athletic performance, not his sexual orientation. If that is the case,…

Pune FC take on Myanmar in maiden AFC campaign – Business Standard

Business StandardCurrently, Pune FC are midway through their league campaign and are confident going into the big game having logged a couple of positive results at home. But coach Mike…

Texans hold key to NFL Draft projections – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comThe close of the NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday in Indianapolis marks a turn towards the home stretch of the draft process. March means pro days, which precede private workouts and…

Knicks buy out Metta World Peace – ESPN

ESPN“We are disappointed that it did not work out for Beno and Metta here in New York,” Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills said. “We thank them for their…

2014 NFL Combine: Five takeaways from Monday – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comAlmost lost among the constant conversation surrounding what defensive end Jadeveon Clowney did and didn’t do at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, were notable performances by several other defenders, including…

Charlotte’s Law: Fighting posts of hate – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auA LEADING anti-bullying campaigner says police are dismissing complaints about cyber-bullying because they’re unaware of laws already in place to deal with the problem. Speaking to news.com.au after the shocking…

2014 NFL combine: Five Takeaways from Sunday – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe 2013 draft was the first time in 50 years that a running back was not selected in the first round. History appears likely to repeat itself, especially given shockingly…