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We work in a war zone but we're not unstable

Business News - 9 hours 50 min ago
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Typhoon downs trees, threatens landslides

CNN World - 9 hours 52 min ago
Typhoon Matmo brought heavy rain and high winds as it slammed into Taiwan. The island also faces the threat of landslides.
Categories: International News

Husband emails wife 'no sex' spreadsheet

CNN - 10 hours 23 min ago
A wife took to Reddit after getting an email from her husband with a spreadsheet tracking his attempts to get intimate.
Categories: National News

Dozens feared dead in plane crash

CNN World - 10 hours 30 min ago
As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu islands Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.
Categories: International News

Peaches Geldof was died of heroin overdose, inquest hears

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 6 min ago
Peaches Geldoff, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug following attempts to give it up, an inquest heard Wednesday.
Categories: Entertainment News

Kanye in GQ: 9 things we learned

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 8 min ago
It looks like Kanye West's new wife is rubbing off on him.
Categories: Entertainment News

When U.S. companies dodge taxes, is it unpatriotic?

Business News - 11 hours 8 min ago
The rush is on for big U.S. companies to lower their tax bills.

Every 'Simpsons' episode is going online

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 8 min ago
Every single episode of "The Simpsons" is going online, fully searchable.
Categories: Entertainment News

Eddie Vedder explains anti-war stance

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 8 min ago
Eddie Vedder has a message for his critics: Imagine. He sang John Lennon song in response to criticism over anti-war views.
Categories: Entertainment News

Wrecked Costa Concordia sets sail on final voyage

CNN World - 11 hours 24 min ago
The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage.
Categories: International News

Kerry arrives in Israel for ceasefire push

CNN World - 11 hours 26 min ago
Washington's top diplomat landed in Israel on Wednesday on an urgent mission from his boss -- to push for an "immediate cessation of hostilities."
Categories: International News

Mayor dies after wasp attack

CNN World - 11 hours 29 min ago
The mayor of a community just outside Montreal died of anaphylactic shock Sunday after being attacked by wasps while on vacation.
Categories: International News

What Obamacare court decisions mean for you

Health - 11 hours 32 min ago
Two U.S. appeals courts have issued conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies. Check out this FAQ.
Categories: Health

Microsoft weighed down by ailing Nokia

Business News - 11 hours 50 min ago
It's going to take more than layoffs for Microsoft to fix Nokia.

Until drug war ends, expect refugees

CNN - 11 hours 51 min ago
Jeronimo Saldana and Malik Burnett say Gov. Perry's plan to send National Guard to the border won't solve the escalating immigration problem. At its core is the longstanding drug war the U.S. in Central and South America.
Categories: National News

Shave Strokes off Your Golf Game -- Without the Eraser

Lifestyles - 11 hours 59 min ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."

Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who've reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now.

"If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there's little they can do to immediately improve their game," says John Hoeflich, executive director, of the United States Recreational Golf Association (USRGA). "However, if they play by USRGA rules, they do have the option to switch to better equipment."

The USRGA is the official organization that governs recreational golf. Its rules allow the use of higher-performance golf equipment. Hoeflich estimates that more than half of U.S. golfers agree with the USRGA rules that permit equipment that "puts fun back in the game, speeds up play and helps achieve better scores."

Callaway Golf started the recreational equipment movement in 2000 with the ERC II driver. Now Polara Golf is advancing the movement with its Advantage driver and Ultimate Straight golf balls -- both engineered to eclipse the PGA limits, which means you can't play them in the Masters or U.S. Open.

David Felker, chief technology officer for Polara Golf, explains, "Our drivers and balls are not intended for the top amateur players and professionals. We purposely designed equipment that exceeds the performance limits accepted by the PGA Tour, so that recreational golfers can experience less frustration, score lower and have more fun."

A 2012 Google consumer survey revealed that 63 percent of respondents would consider using golf equipment that provides a performance advantage. This sentiment is shared by the PGA of America president, Ted Bishop, who says, "I think anything we can do to relax the rules, if it means putting non-conforming equipment in the hands of players that enable them to hit the ball higher and farther and enjoy the game more -- what's the problem?"

According to the National Golf Foundation, golf rounds have fallen by 8 percent since 2007, largely due to the frustrations of the game, excessive play times and high costs.

"The technology now exists to make golf more pleasurable for everyone," says Felker. "Who doesn't want to have more fun?"

For more information, visit www.polargolf.com and www.usrga.org.

GOP's slam of Obama over MH17

CNN - 12 hours 1 min ago
LZ Granderson says Ronald Reagan went horseback riding and took a vacation after the Korean Air Crash of 1983. So why does the GOP keep airbrushing history to bash Obama?
Categories: National News

New York choke hold death leads police to review training procedures

CNN - 12 hours 3 min ago
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton ordered an extensive review of the NYPD's training procedures after the death of Eric Garner, the man who was held in a choke hold and died while police attempted to arrest him, Bratton announced at a press conference Tuesday.
Categories: National News

Can Kerry end Gaza bloodshed?

CNN - 12 hours 7 min ago
Aaron Miller says Kerry needs the cooperation of Hamas, Israel, Egypt and others if he is to succeed in his peacemaking efforts
Categories: National News
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