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The 10 mightiest supercomputers on the planet

InfoWorld - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:00
The fastest computers in the world

It was a familiar top 10 released by the authors of the twice-annual Top500 ranking of world supercomputers, with most entries largely unchanged from this summer’s list. Here’s a look at the 10 fastest machines in the world.

#10: Mystery computer (U.S.)

A mysterious Cray CS-Storm, Infiniband-based machine operated by the U.S. government at an undisclosed location is the lone newcomer to the latest top 10. It’s also the most energy-efficient, providing 2386.42 megaflops per watt of power.

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Iraqi Forces, Islamic State Group Battle in Ramadi - ABC News

Google - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:04

ABC News

Iraqi Forces, Islamic State Group Battle in Ramadi
ABC News
Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said. The fighting focused on Ramadi's eastern Sijariya neighborhood, which ...

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Guests flee in terror after explosion rips through five star hotel - Telegraph.co.uk

Google - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 04:46

Telegraph.co.uk

Guests flee in terror after explosion rips through five star hotel
Telegraph.co.uk
Guests have told how they fled in terror after their five-star London hotel was blown up by a suspected gas explosion which injured 14 people. A huge hole was blown in the side of the The Hyatt Regency Churchill, in Marylebone, and part of the building ...
Suspected gas explosion at London hotel injures 14Irish Times
Five people injured in kitchen 'gas explosion' at exclusive London hotelDaily Mail
Hundreds evacuated after huge gas explosion rocks five-star London hotel ...Scottish Daily Record
RIA Novosti -South Wales Guardian
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Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration

AP - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 04:00
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment....
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Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

AP - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:59
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted four years ago, but a boycott called by the country's opposition threatens to overshadow the poll....
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Armed men raid bus at dawn in Kenya, killing dozens - CNN

Google - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:35

NDTV

Armed men raid bus at dawn in Kenya, killing dozens
CNN
(CNN) -- Armed men ambushed a bus at dawn in northeastern Kenya and killed nearly half of the 60 people aboard, authorities said Saturday. The gunmen killed 28 people in the bus, which was heading from Mandera, near the Somali boarder, to the capital ...
Gunmen kill 28 in north east Kenya bus attack: security ministryReuters
Kenya bus attack near Somali border leaves 28 deadBBC News
At least 28 killed in northern Kenya bus attackXinhua
Wall Street Journal -ABC News -The Australian
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Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus

AP - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:59
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board....
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Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

AP - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:59
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre....
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Apple $450 mn e-book settlement gets final court approval - Hindu Business Line

Google - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:06

Moneycontrol.com

Apple $450 mn e-book settlement gets final court approval
Hindu Business Line
A US judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. During a hearing in Manhattan, US District Judge Denise Cote approved ...
Settlement in Apple Case Over E-Books Is ApprovedNew York Times
Judge approves $450mn deal in Apple ebook suitBusiness Recorder
Apple's US$450M e-book settlement gets final court approvalSault Star

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AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

AP - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:57
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday....
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Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

AP - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:57
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision....
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Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT - Reuters

Google - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:38

Channel News Asia

Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for ...
Obama approves guidelines to broaden operation in Afghanistan, officials sayFox News
President Obama Orders Longer Combat Role in AfghanistanNBCNews.com
AP sources: Obama broadens mission in AfghanistanChron.com
Khaama Press -BuzzFeed News -Houston Chronicle
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Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

AP - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 22:54
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star....
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Judge dismisses man charged in 1975 Ohio slaying - Hattiesburg American

Google - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:48

Judge dismisses man charged in 1975 Ohio slaying
Hattiesburg American
A judge has dismissed the case against a man imprisoned for nearly 40 years for a 1975 Cleveland slaying. Loading… Post to Facebook. Judge dismisses man charged in 1975 Ohio slaying A judge has dismissed the case against a man imprisoned for ...

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San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car - FoxReno.com

Google - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:04

San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car
FoxReno.com
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The driver of a car hit by a window washer who fell 11 stories from a roof says he's happy to be alive and praying that the worker survives. Mohammad Alcozai tells KGO-TV that he saw something hit his car shortly after making a left ...

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San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car - WKRC TV Cincinnati

Google - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:02

San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car
WKRC TV Cincinnati
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The driver of a car hit by a window washer who fell 11 stories from a roof says he's happy to be alive and praying that the worker survives. Mohammad Alcozai tells KGO-TV that he saw something hit his car shortly after making a left ...

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LA school district settles teacher sex abuse suits for nearly $140 million - Reuters

Google - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:58

TIME

LA school district settles teacher sex abuse suits for nearly $140 million
Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles school district has agreed to pay nearly $140 million to families of students subjected to sexual abuse by an elementary school teacher who infamously took bondage-style photos of some pupils, school officials ...
LA Unified urged to remain vigilant after settling sex abuse claimsLos Angeles Times
$139M deal reached in school sex abuse case9&10 News
LA pays Miramonte school abuse victims $139MUPI.com
The Sun Daily -CNN
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House Report: CIA, Military Acted Properly In Benghazi Attacks - Wall Street Journal

Google - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:38

Wall Street Journal

House Report: CIA, Military Acted Properly In Benghazi Attacks
Wall Street Journal
Libyan military guards check one of the U.S. consulate's burned buildings in Benghazi, after the deadly attack in September 2012. Associated Press. By. Felicia Schwartz. Felicia Schwartz. The Wall Street Journal. CANCEL. BiographyFelicia Schwartz ...
House Benghazi Report Finds Evidence Doesn't Back RumorsNBCNews.com
Benghazi Coverup Allegations Rejected in Bipartisan House ProbeBusinessweek
House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theoriesThe Seattle Times
Bloomberg -Vox -Mediaite
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New Report Points To Missed Opportunities To Treat Adam Lanza - WSHU

Google - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:35

New Report Points To Missed Opportunities To Treat Adam Lanza
WSHU
A police cruiser sits in the driveway as crime scene tape surrounds the home of Nancy Lanza, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Nancy Lanza was killed by her son Adam Lanza before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in ...

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Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

AP - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:52
The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:...
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