• Migrating birds ‘more reluctant to leave UK’ suggests Fair Isle study – BBC News
  • The Apprentice: Lord Sugar calls for new BBC winners show – BBC News
  • DHS: 18 states seeking help securing elections
  • House to vote on contempt resolution for former Clinton aide this week
  • Autocratic Un Agency Head Broke Rules With Sensitive Cybersecurity Contract Award, Report Shows

Migrating birds ‘more reluctant to leave UK’ suggests Fair Isle study – BBC News

Image copyright Will Miles Image caption Willow warblers were also assessed Dr Will Miles, of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory, said: “Environmental conditions are changing rapidly at a global scale. Image caption The study was carried out on remote Fair Isle The Fair Isle Migration Project is a collaboration between the Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust and the University of Aberdeen. Fair Isle is Britain’s most remote inhabited island. Read…


The Apprentice: Lord Sugar calls for new BBC winners show – BBC News

Earlier this year, BBC Two broadcast a spin-off programme from Dragon’s Den, Pitches to Riches, which charted the trajectory of several business ideas the so-called Dragons had invested in. Image caption The new series of The Apprentice starts next week on BBC One Claude Littner and Karren Brady have returned to assist Lord Sugar on the new series of The Apprentice, which begins on 6 October on BBC One. The…


DHS: 18 states seeking help securing elections

Washington (CNN)Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate hearing Tuesday that 18 states have taken up his agency’s offer to help improve cyber security for their election systems, in the wake of suspected breaches blamed on Russian hackers. “We are seeing a limited number of instances where there have been efforts through cyber intrusions to get into the online presence of various state election agencies. And, one or two…


Inside debate camp: How Hillary Clinton prepared to turn Trump’s attacks back on him

White Plains, New York (CNN)When Donald Trump tried to score points by saying that Hillary Clinton had spent days off the campaign trail to prepare for Monday night’s debate, Clinton — having spent days off the trail to prepare — had a ready reply. “I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate,” Clinton said wryly after Trump hit Clinton for taking time off the trail. “And, yes,…


World’s 100 best beaches

(CNN)Is it possible to rank the world’s best beaches? Of course it is. This is the Internet. 1. Grande Anse Beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles Secluded and easy to skip because it takes some effort to get here, Grand Anse on La Digue is the archetypal beach, the benchmark against which others must be judged. It’s a must, especially if you’re a surfer. Worth knowing: The waves can be boisterous…


Martin Bashir appointed BBC religious affairs correspondent – BBC News

BBC head of newsgathering Jonathan Munro said: “Martin’s track record in enterprising journalism is well known and respected in the industry and amongst our audiences. “As a student of theology, Martin will bring immense knowledge of the brief to his new role, and an enthusiasm to cover the broadest range of faith-based stories.” ‘Challenging and compelling’ Bashir said: “I am delighted to be rejoining the BBC at this time and…


Missing Chibok girls’ parents react to new Boko Haram video

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau seems to be the proverbial cat with the nine lives, given the number of times the Nigerian army has claimed to have killed or “fatally wounded” him. The seemingly indestructible Boko Haram leader was back again on Sunday in a video this time mocking not only the Nigerian army who he urged to “die with envy” but also the parents of the abducted Chibok…


Bridgegate: Port Authority officials planned to make Fort Lee ‘traffic jam as bad as possible’

Newark (CNN)Former Port Authority executives and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie staffers planned to make the traffic from the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge “as bad as possible,” according to testimony heard in federal court Monday. David Wildstein, former Port Authority director of Interstate Capital Projects, testified that in June 2013, Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, was upset that their office had not…


Jordanian writer who shared cartoon mocking ISIS killed outside courthouse

(CNN)A prominent Jordanian writer facing charges for sharing a “blasphemous” anti-ISIS cartoon that outraged Muslim groups was fatally shot in Amman on Sunday, state news agency Petra reported. Nahed Hattar, a member of the country’s Christian minority, was shot three times outside a courthouse in the capital where charges against him were being heard.


Nebraska Town Considers Banning Smoking In Apartments

In this Sept. 14, 2016, photo, restoration work is performed at a Bellevue, Neb., apartment complex which was hit twice by fire.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) BELLEVUE, Neb. –  Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that’s home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside. The proposal, which would be one of the few…


Hillary Clinton on foreign policy: CNN’s Reality Check vets the claims

Washington (CNN)Reality Check: Clinton says Trump presidency a top risk to global economy (June 22, 2016) By Tony Marco, CNN Clinton said economists consider a Trump presidency a top risk to the the global economy. “That is just astonishing, and it’s no wonder that the group called the Economist Intelligence Unit, one of the leading firms that analyzes the top threats to the global economy now ranks a Trump presidency…


Boko Haram leader mocks Nigerian army, parents of missing girls

(CNN)Boko Haram’s embattled leader, Abubakar Shekau, appears in a new video to deny reports of his death and to taunt the parents of the nearly 300 school girls the group kidnapped from their boarding school in 2014. “To the despot Nigerian government: Die with envy. I’m not dead,” Shekau says in the video. Escaped Chibok girl tells her story Shekau, however, is still shrouded in mystery. A Boko Haram insider…


Here’s Why You Crave Food After Mentally Taxing Tasks

 (fizkes) Could the solution to post-study session cravings be a 15-minute jaunt on the treadmill? According to new research in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, short but strenuous workouts may curb the hunger pangs that tend to follow challenging cognitive tasks. For anyone who’s ever ordered Dominos after pouring over a spreadsheet, or wrapping up a complex report, the brain-fried binge is all too familiar. Mental work utilizes the brains energy resources, and the brain then…


New York Times editorial board endorses Clinton for president

Washington (CNN)The New York Times’ editorial board on Saturday endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president calling comparing her to rival Donald Trump “an empty exercise.” “In any normal election year, we’d compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year,” the paper wrote. “A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate —…


Elephant In The Room, Edison Becomes One Of Ohio’s Statues On Capitol Hill

From left, Ohio House of Representatives Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., applaud during the unveiling of the statue of Thomas Edison in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The elephant in the room, is, well, in this case, the elephant in the…