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guild wars 2 exposes the head of the snake


wolfyseyes|38m ago|news|0|arenanet announces the next chapter in guild wars 2's living world story; the head of the snake, which comes accompanied by a new raid wing. guild wars 2pcmmogames.comread full story >>mmogames.com






battlefront 2' will have a proper story mode


interestingly, dice is no longer solely in charge of the series, with battlefront 2's grander scale seeing burnout creator criterion and ea's recently founded motive studios isting on the game's development. while criterion isted with some of the vehicles and december'sbattlefront psvr mission, ea's early announcement of three-way development suggests even greater involvement from the studio.as opposed to the original-trilogy focused original, battlefront 2 will take place across multiple eras of star wars, with ea promising a wealth of new playable heroes and characters. the report also acknowledges that simplicity was one of the biggest complaints about the original. ea states that, for the sequel, players can expect far more depth and progression when it comes to the game's multiplayer






scouts’ honor - ny daily news


the scout law must be memorized by all who wear the neckerchief: “a scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” now, add a 13th attribute to the proud creed of the boy scouts of america: accepting, of the small number of children who are born s but, even at a young age, consider themselves to be boys. in another country or at another time, the boy scouts’ acceptance of transgender boys would have been accompanied by a thunderous moral storm. indeed, just a few years ago, scouting was roiled by ual identity struggles over the admission of gay scouts and scout leaders. then change e, and with welcome speed. the bar on gay scouts was dropped on 2013 and on gay leaders only two years ago. where some saw a threat, ot






see it: netflix prototype lets you select videos with your mind


mind control is the new black. using a brainwave-sensing headband, netflix engineers claim to have rigged up a way to scroll through your queue, going all the way from "it's always sunny in philadelphia" to "zootopia" without ever lifting a finger. workers created the device, dubbed mindflix, during the entertainment monolith's annual day last week, in which employees get 24 hours to collaborate and come up with new technologies and ideas, according to variety.(yanyong/getty images/istockp o) this particular team figured out how to convert a muse mediation headband to not only navigate the netflix menu with head movements but also start an episode of, say, "skin wars" by thinking "play."jerry seinfeld teams with netflix for two stand-up specials other projects created during the most rece






warren buffett’s old proposal to end trade wars applies today


p o: andrew harnik, ociated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1berkshire hathaway chairman and ceo warren buffett proposed a trade-imbalance solution three decades ago that could apply today.berkshire hathaway chairman and ceo warren buffett proposed a trade-imbalance solution three decades ago that could apply today. p o: andrew harnik, ociated press warren buffett’s old proposal to end trade wars applies today1 / 1back to gallery president trump’s criticism of our trading relationship with china and our trade deficit with that nation has produced predictable reactions. economists warn against “protectionism” and the dangers of trade wars. alarmed diplomats remind us of the american interest in maintaining good relations with china to deal with such matters as north korea’s threate






scouts’ honor - ny daily news


the scout law must be memorized by all who wear the neckerchief: “a scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” now, add a 13th attribute to the proud creed of the boy scouts of america: accepting, of the small number of children who are born s but, even at a young age, consider themselves to be boys. in another country or at another time, the boy scouts’ acceptance of transgender boys would have been accompanied by a thunderous moral storm. indeed, just a few years ago, scouting was roiled by ual identity struggles over the admission of gay scouts and scout leaders. then change e, and with welcome speed. the bar on gay scouts was dropped on 2013 and on gay leaders only two years ago. where some saw a threat, ot






eu chief donald tusk warns of trump ‘threat’


the former polish prime minister says the bloc must take ‘spectacular steps’ to stay togetherbrussels: eu chief donald tusk warned on tuesday that us president donald trump’s administration was a “threat” facing the bloc along with china, russia and radical islam.in a strongly worded letter to eu leaders ahead of a summit in malta, tusk said the bloc must take “spectacular steps” to stay together and should take a ntage of trump’s isolationism to boost trade with other countries.the former polish prime minister said in the wake of the brexit vote the european union faced “three threats” that made the 28-nation bloc’s situation “more dangerous than ever before”.“the first threat, an external one, is related to the new geopolitical situation in the world and around europe,” european council






philippine ministry asks duterte to clarify military’s role in drug war


manila: the philippine defence ministry asked president rodrigo duterte on wednesday to issue an order for the military to play a role in his war on drugs, including granting troops powers to arrest “scalawag” police.the ministry asked duterte to formalise remarks he made in a speech to army generals on tuesday, when he said he wanted their help in his drugs war, and to detain members of a police force duterte on sunday said was “corrupt to the core”.the ministry asked for “an official order regarding this presidential directive to serve as a legal basis for our troops to follow”.“by the same token, the president’s verbal directive to arrest ‘scalawag cops’ should also be covered by a formal order,” the ministry said in a statement.duterte’s police chief instructed the philippine national






ask amy: elderly father discloses decades-old crime


dear amy: my 94-year-old father just told me that, decades ago, a family “friend” d my mother. my mom p ed away last year.this “friend” died many years ago, so there’s nothing i can do to address the allegation. i cannot even determine if it’s true.nevertheless, this information is quite disturbing. i wonder if i can or should disclose this to my sister, my wife or my children — or anybody other than, perhaps, my the ist or clergy (if i had either).burdenedburdened: first, you should sit with your father and ask him to tell you everything he wants you to know. ask him how he feels about what he is telling you. give him lots of time to either respond or to sit quietly.tell him you are very sorry he has been carrying this burden, and let him know that you will carry it, now.yes, you should t






2017 oscar nominations list


desmond doss (andrew garfield) is a devout member of the seventh-day adventist church in " saw ridge."(p o: mark rogers)here are the nominations for the academy awards, which were announced tuesday, jan. 24. the oscars will be presented on sunday, feb. 26, 2017. jimmy kimmel will host.related: oscars no so white in 2017in phoenix, the show will be broadcast on channel 15 (knxv). more azcentral on social: facebook | twitter | instagram | pinterestbest picture"arrival""fences"" saw ridge""hell or high water""hidden figures""la la land""lion""manchester by the sea""moonlight"amy adams plays louise banks in "arrival." (p o: jan thijs)actor in a leading rolecasey affleck, "manchester by the sea"andrew garfield, " saw ridge"ryan gosling, "la la land"viggo mortensen, "captain fantastic"denzel was






2017 oscar nominations list


desmond doss (andrew garfield) is a devout member of the seventh-day adventist church in " saw ridge."(p o: mark rogers)here are the nominations for the academy awards, which were announced tuesday, jan. 24. the oscars will be presented on sunday, feb. 26, 2017. jimmy kimmel will host.related: oscars no so white in 2017in phoenix, the show will be broadcast on channel 15 (knxv). more azcentral on social: facebook | twitter | instagram | pinterestbest picture"arrival""fences"" saw ridge""hell or high water""hidden figures""la la land""lion""manchester by the sea""moonlight"amy adams plays louise banks in "arrival." (p o: jan thijs)actor in a leading rolecasey affleck, "manchester by the sea"andrew garfield, " saw ridge"ryan gosling, "la la land"viggo mortensen, "captain fantastic"denzel was






public memorial for carrie fisher, debbie reynolds is march 25


carrie fisher kisses her mother, debbie reynolds, as they arrive at the emmy awards in 2011.(p o: chris pizzello, ap)fans of debbie reynolds and carrie fisher will get a chance to remember the stars at a public memorial.todd fisher, reynolds' son and fisher's brother, said the ceremony will take place march 25 at 1 p.m. at a theater at forest lawn cemetery."we will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you," fisher said.there are no tickets for the ceremony. it will be first-come, first-seated, fisher wrote on his website. he also noted that there will be room for overflow "in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service."usa todayappreciation: carrie fisher will forever be 'star wars' royaltyfisher, 60,






public memorial for carrie fisher, debbie reynolds is march 25


carrie fisher kisses her mother, debbie reynolds, as they arrive at the emmy awards in 2011.(p o: chris pizzello, ap)fans of debbie reynolds and carrie fisher will get a chance to remember the stars at a public memorial.todd fisher, reynolds' son and fisher's brother, said the ceremony will take place march 25 at 1 p.m. at a theater at forest lawn cemetery."we will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you," fisher said.there are no tickets for the ceremony. it will be first-come, first-seated, fisher wrote on his website. he also noted that there will be room for overflow "in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service."usa todayappreciation: carrie fisher will forever be 'star wars' royaltyfisher, 60,






democratic senators on neil gorsuch: a translation guide


president trump announces the nomination of judge neil gorsuch at the white house on jan. 31. (jabin botsford/the washington post)minutes after president trump announced the supreme court nomination of neil gorsuch, sen. richard blumenthal (d-conn.) ran into the buzz saw of twitter insta-analysis. the senator, who had told reporters hours earlier that the court could function just fine with eight justices, intended to make a point about president barack obama’s blocked nominee, merrick garland.“he should have a hearing,” blumenthal said. “i don’t want to repeat what happened to judge merrick garland. that was a travesty, an outrage. i’m still angry about it. i know many of my colleagues are. we should do the right thing here, not repeat the republicans’ wrong.”tom mckay, a reporter at the






the unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card


p o: elise amendola, ap image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1 p o: elise amendola, ap the unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card1 / 1back to gallerymost of us think of cash back or free flights when we consider the benefits of using credit cards.however, many of them offer unique, often hidden, benefits outside of their traditional rewards programs that can save cardholders money and time. often, the perks are offered for simply having the card - no purchase required."the credit card marketplace is so competitive that banks are trying to bend over backwards to keep their customers and attract new ones," said matt schultz, senior industry analyst at creditcards.com. "and out-of-the-box perks are what they are doing to stand out."several of these credit cards are giving c






describing each of this year's best picture nominees in six words or less


p o: dale robinette, hons image 1of/11captioncloseimage 1 of 11brevity: describing this year's best picture nominees in six words or lessthis image released by lionsgate shows ryan gosling, left, and emma stone in a scene from, "la la land." click through for our quick and to-the-point descriptions of the year's best films... lessbrevity: describing this year's best picture nominees in six words or less this image released by lionsgate shows ryan gosling, left, and emma stone in a scene from, "la la land."  click through for our ... more p o: dale robinette, hons image 2 of 11"hidden figures" smart women put us in space. "hidden figures" smart women put us in space.  p o: hopper stone, hons image 3 of 11"arrival"aliens just want to say hello. "arrival"aliens just want to say hello.  p o:






u.s. home prices rise 5.3 percent amid solid demand, tight supply


p o: alan diaz, ap image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1this tuesday, dec. 6, 2016, p o shows a house for sale in coral gables, fla. u.s. home prices marched steadily higher in november, pushed up by healthy demand for homes and a shrinking supply of available properties, according to information released tuesday, jan. 31, 2017, in the standard & poor's corelogic case-shiller 20-city home index. lessthis tuesday, dec. 6, 2016, p o shows a house for sale in coral gables, fla. u.s. home prices marched steadily higher in november, pushed up by healthy demand for homes and a shrinking supply of available ... more p o: alan diaz, ap u.s. home prices rise 5.3 percent amid solid demand, tight supply1 / 1back to gallerywashington (ap) — u.s. home prices marched steadily higher in november, push






oscar snubs: 'deadpool,' 'rogue one' and john goodman?


image 1of/67captioncloseimage 1 of 672017 oscar nominationstuesday was a great morning for fans of "la la land" and it's record number of oscar nods, but marvel's most foul-mouthed hero was left out in the cold. keep clicking to see who was nominated for an academy award and see the list below for who got snubbed.  less2017 oscar nominationstuesday was a great morning for fans of "la la land" and it's record number of oscar nods, but marvel's most foul-mouthed hero was left out in the cold. keep clicking to see who was ... moreimage 2 of 67 p o: ap image 3 of 67best picture nomineela la landbest picture nomineela la land p o: dale robinette, ap image 4 of 67best picture nomineemanchester by the seabest picture nomineemanchester by the sea p o: claire folger, ociated press image 5 of 67best






fake facts aside, it turns out trump means what he says


this is what happens when a troll, a "malignant narcissist" according to some in the mental health fraternity, seizes the most powerful job on earth. the troll does not metamorphose into a statesman with respect for institutional norms just because he swears an oath one rainy inauguration day. (allegedly, donald trump fully appreciates that some showers cannot be faked.)trump promised, in his pared-back style, a revolution from the grubbiest of gr roots. he's delivering. for all the talk about alternative facts, on some frightening level, the man says what he means and means what he says. illustration: joe benke so it's excruciating to watch the handful of politicians, journalists, experts and bureaucrats trying to business-as-usual their way through trump's first fortnight, pretending we'






signing day can be filled with high drama, anxiety, flips


desert ridge's jalen harris (8) makes a catch over hamilton's ezekiel robbins (5) in the first half at desert ridge high school on september 9, 2016 in mesa, ariz.(p o: patrick breen/azcentral sports)it might be the most nerve-racking day in a college football coaching staff's room.signing day.will that prized recruit have a change of heart?will he be swept off his feet from another school in the last hour?sounds of the fax machines will play like symphonies all across the country wednesday.for arizona state, it is hoping to score 11 from this state.but will there be a flip?more: twitter is a player in the recruiting gamescottsdale saguaro tight end jared poplawski could be one of those. he committed before the season to asu with two of his teammates, defensive end kyle soelle and offensiv






signing day can be filled with high drama, anxiety, flips


desert ridge's jalen harris (8) makes a catch over hamilton's ezekiel robbins (5) in the first half at desert ridge high school on september 9, 2016 in mesa, ariz.(p o: patrick breen/azcentral sports)it might be the most nerve-racking day in a college football coaching staff's room.signing day.will that prized recruit have a change of heart?will he be swept off his feet from another school in the last hour?sounds of the fax machines will play like symphonies all across the country wednesday.for arizona state, it is hoping to score 11 from this state.but will there be a flip?more: twitter is a player in the recruiting gamescottsdale saguaro tight end jared poplawski could be one of those. he committed before the season to asu with two of his teammates, defensive end kyle soelle and offensiv






california floods, america burns, irony explodes


image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3clever. but also, not at all a joke.clever. but also, not at all a joke.image 2 of 3closer to the truth than anyone wants to admitcloser to the truth than anyone wants to admitimage 3 of 3replace " pground" with "democracy" and you've just about got itreplace " pground" with "democracy" and you've just about got itcalifornia floods, america burns, irony explodes1 / 3back to gallery the bloated orange president-elect is in love with dumb-thug russians, tweets about himself in the third person and is readying his murder of conspiracy-minded billionaire-idiots to lead the nation into the darkest, most  shamelessly corrupt period in our short history, all undertaken with a ual predator’s shrug and an engraved gold pinky ring that spells out #-l-o-s-e-r.meanwh






'la la land' leads oscar nominations with 14 nods


updated 10:07 am, tuesday, january 24, 2017 p o: dale robinette, hons image 1of/80captioncloseimage 1 of 80this image released by lionsgate shows ryan gosling, right, and emma stone in a scene from, "la la land." keep going for a look at all the oscar nominations. this image released by lionsgate shows ryan gosling, right, and emma stone in a scene from, "la la land."  keep going for a look at all the oscar nominations.  p o: dale robinette, hons image 2 of 80 p o: ap image 3 of 80best picture nomineela la landbest picture nomineela la land p o: dale robinette, ap image 4 of 80best picture nomineemanchester by the seabest picture nomineemanchester by the sea p o: claire folger, ociated press image 5 of 80best picture nomineelionbest picture nomineelion p o: mark rogers/the weinstein comp






wildlife world zoo announces birth of rare pileated gibbon


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the wildlife world zoo announced the birth of a pileated gibbon named after the late carrie fisher. hannah gaber/azcentral.com wochitbaby fisher, a rare pileated gibbon, was born at wildlife world zoo near litchfield park on , on jan. 1, 2017.(p o: wildlife world zoo, aquarium and safari park)wildlife world zoo, aquarium and safari park on thursday announced the birth of a rare primate whose name will honor a "star wars" legend.baby fisher, a pileated gibbon named after the late carrie fisher, was born on new year's day at the zoo near litchfield park, said kristy morcom, spokeswoman for wildlife world zoo.carrie fisher, who died dec. 27, played princess leia in the original "star wars" movie.pileated gibbons are considered the most endangered primates in the






wildlife world zoo announces birth of rare pileated gibbon


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the wildlife world zoo announced the birth of a pileated gibbon named after the late carrie fisher. hannah gaber/azcentral.com wochitbaby fisher, a rare pileated gibbon, was born at wildlife world zoo near litchfield park on , on jan. 1, 2017.(p o: wildlife world zoo, aquarium and safari park)wildlife world zoo, aquarium and safari park on thursday announced the birth of a rare primate whose name will honor a "star wars" legend.baby fisher, a pileated gibbon named after the late carrie fisher, was born on new year's day at the zoo near litchfield park, said kristy morcom, spokeswoman for wildlife world zoo.carrie fisher, who died dec. 27, played princess leia in the original "star wars" movie.pileated gibbons are considered the most endangered primates in the






strolling among ghosts of vietnam in hue


p o: pham ty / getty images the s in ao dai dresses (traditional dresses) in hue city (central of vietnam) were releasing the floating candles on the river to pray for the dead people. it's a traditional manners of vietnamese people. the s in ao dai dresses (traditional dresses) in hue city...the morning mist slowly rises off the perfume river and floats, like an undulating dragon, over the rice fields surrounding vietnam’s former imperial capital of hue. from my perch on an old american bunker on a hillside overlooking the city, i see the blending of linear patterns created by the ripples of boats on the river.it all might have felt like an exercise in meditation — if it weren’t for the ghosts.in many ways, hue is a city of spirits and memories. the city sits just below what was once th






john wetton, frontman for rock band asia, dies at 67


1 share this story!let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutfacebookemailtwittergoogle+linkedinpinterestjohn wetton, frontman for rock band asia, dies at 67 singer and b ist john wetton of the rock group asia has died. he was 67.sent!a link has been sent to your friend's email address.posted!a link has been posted to your facebook feed. subscribe todaylog insubscribed, but don't have a login?register your digital access. celebrities who have died jan. 31, 2017: ian john wetton, who founded the '80s supergroup asia and was a member of king crimson, has died. the british b ist and singer also appeared on discs by bryan ferry, uriah heep and brian eno. wetton, who was 67, died from colon cancer, according to his publicity firm. ben a. pruchnie/getty images celebri






john wetton, frontman for rock band asia, dies at 67


1 share this story!let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutfacebookemailtwittergoogle+linkedinpinterestjohn wetton, frontman for rock band asia, dies at 67 singer and b ist john wetton of the rock group asia has died. he was 67.sent!a link has been sent to your friend's email address.posted!a link has been posted to your facebook feed. subscribe todaylog insubscribed, but don't have a login?register your digital access. celebrities who have died jan. 31, 2017: ian john wetton, who founded the '80s supergroup asia and was a member of king crimson, has died. the british b ist and singer also appeared on discs by bryan ferry, uriah heep and brian eno. wetton, who was 67, died from colon cancer, according to his publicity firm. ben a. pruchnie/getty images celebri






green day, bon jovi, ariana grande, shins


tre cool, billie joe armstrong and mike dirnt of green day.(p o: felisha tolentino)we've got three major festivals -- the ever-expanding viva phx, the 14th annual mcdowell mountain festival and pot of gold -- bringing winter in metro phoenix to a close after two major edm festivals at rawhide and the phoenix open birds nest concert series.even if you factored out those main events, though, we'd be looking at a very busy season, with tours by green day, bon jovi, ariana grande, red chili peppers, alter bridge and afi all swinging through.here's a guide to get you through the season, from the giant festivals to smaller concerts by the likes of surfer blood and angel olsen, both of whom are well worth dropping everything to see.12/17: power 98.3/101.9 naughty or nice christmas concertthis sho






green day, bon jovi, ariana grande, shins


tre cool, billie joe armstrong and mike dirnt of green day.(p o: felisha tolentino)we've got three major festivals -- the ever-expanding viva phx, the 14th annual mcdowell mountain festival and pot of gold -- bringing winter in metro phoenix to a close after two major edm festivals at rawhide and the phoenix open birds nest concert series.even if you factored out those main events, though, we'd be looking at a very busy season, with tours by green day, bon jovi, ariana grande, red chili peppers, alter bridge and afi all swinging through.here's a guide to get you through the season, from the giant festivals to smaller concerts by the likes of surfer blood and angel olsen, both of whom are well worth dropping everything to see.12/17: power 98.3/101.9 naughty or nice christmas concertthis sho