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Eddie Vedder explains anti-war stance

CNN Entertainment - 1 hour 21 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

Stocks start mixed as tensions ease

Business News - 1 hour 34 min ago
Geopolitical jitters have eased slightly, allowing investors to focus on far less complex matters like improving corporate earnings.

What Obamacare court decisions mean for you

Health - 1 hour 45 min ago
Two U.S. appeals courts have issued conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies. Check out this FAQ.
Categories: Health

Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

CNN World - 1 hour 47 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

Microsoft weighed down by ailing Nokia

Business News - 2 hours 3 min ago
It's going to take more than layoffs for Microsoft to fix Nokia.

Until drug war ends, expect refugees

CNN - 2 hours 4 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

Features - 2 hours 12 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 - 2 hours 14 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 - 2 hours 16 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 - 2 hours 19 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

Beatle tree laid low by beetles

CNN - 2 hours 20 min ago
A tree dedicated to the memory of Beatle George Harrison, whose solo career included the hit "What is Life," has met a grisly end to its life from the jaws of voracious bark beetles.
Categories: National News

Body part's 'untimely' mishap for Reiner

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 32 min ago
Carl Reiner's first gig was summer stock with a beautiful Southern Belle, and a co-start who couldn't stand up.
Categories: Entertainment News

UK to probe Litvinenko death

CNN World - 2 hours 47 min ago
The UK has announced that they will investigate the 2006 death of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko. Max Foster reports.
Categories: International News

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Business News - 3 hours 5 min ago
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Ukraine: 2 military jets shot down

CNN World - 3 hours 8 min ago
Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said.
Categories: International News

Food safety scare in China

CNN World - 3 hours 9 min ago
Another food scandal in China is raising quality concerns, as CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Categories: International News

Malaysia's' quiet diplomacy' over MH17

CNN World - 3 hours 10 min ago
CNN's Andrew Stevens explains why the Malaysian government chose "quiet diplomacy" over voicing anger.
Categories: International News

Typhoon Matmo hits Taiwan

CNN World - 3 hours 10 min ago
Heavy winds and rains batter Taiwan, as storm chaser James Reynolds reports.
Categories: International News

Witness: Children crying as bodies fell

CNN World - 3 hours 11 min ago
Ukrainian residents who saw bodies falling from the sky describe the horrors of that day. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Categories: International News

Casey Kasem's body flown to Canada

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 12 min ago
Casey Kasem's body was flown to Canada a month after he died, a funeral home director told CNN Tuesday.
Categories: Entertainment News
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