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September 11, 2014 1:01 AM Long-awaited diet pill gets U.S. approval

Sept 10 (Reuters) - A new diet pill Contrave got approval to be sold in the United States on Wednesday, only the third obesity treatment in more than a decade to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Made by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc, Contrave is a combination of the antidepressant bupropion and Orexigen's formulation of naltrexone, designed 26

September 8, 2014 2:47 PM 49ers 28, Cowboys 17

There's a bevy of statistics to prove his worth and spell out the fact that he is in the upper echelon of quarterbacks in the league, but, alas, those never change the mind of Romo haters. For years, there have been so many things wrong with the Dallas Cowboys not named Tony Romo that there is no logical case to make that eight-and-eight is his fault 11

September 8, 2014 3:16 AM 49ers notebook: Frank Gore hits rushing milestone

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Frank Gore called it "special" to not only become the 29th player to eclipse the 10,000-yard rushing mark but also the 10th to reach that milestone in 10 years with his original team. Gore needed 33 yards in the 49ers' season opener Sunday to hit 10,000, and he delivered 63 yards on 16 carries, including a 4-yard run in the third 20

September 7, 2014 1:06 PM Fantasy football: Last-minute roster advice

72786cd9a3c944448048e8df178ce244.jpg Football is back, and it’s time to set your first lineup of the season! Make sure you know all your rules. And most importantly, don’t be that guy who forgets to check his roster. Andre Ellington is suffering some muscle pain in his foot, and did not practice Friday. An MRI was taken Thursday, and his status for the late Monday 13

September 7, 2014 7:04 AM Bold new video game ’Destiny’ manifests on Tuesday

SAN FRANCISCO: The video game studio that won players' devotion with blockbuster hit "Halo" is out to eclipse its enviable success with the Tuesday launch of massive new science-fiction action title "Destiny." "We're really proud of the world we created with 'Halo,' and the millions of gamers we attracted, but with 'Destiny' we wanted the worlds to be bigger 26

September 5, 2014 9:10 PM Just In: West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Mattapan

The NFL returned in a big way Thursday night, with the league's annual kickoff special on NBC between the Green Bay Packers and defending champion Seattle Seahawks generating monster ratings and outperforming last year's opener. According to Nielsen's preliminary, affiliate-based nationals, the game averaged a 9.0 rating/27 share in adults 18-49 and 23.7 million 13

September 5, 2014 6:21 PM Meet Alfalfa Bill Murray, the Other Bill Murray

The Toronto Film Festival made news this week with the announcement that they were declaring Friday, Sept. 5, Bill Murray Day. At the film festival, that day would be marked with screenings of the legendary actor’s past films, a costume contest and the premiere of his latest movie, St. Vincent. But “Bill Murray Day” is not the same as “Bill Murray, the Modern 28

September 5, 2014 2:35 PM Five Women Artists Are Setting The Stage For A Future Feminism

These were the words that greeted those entering a demure communal art space in the West Village this week. They formed one of 13 tenets written on a chalkboard, scrawled in no particular order. The phrases -- ranging from environmentalist concerns to provocations urging women to deconstruct male spiritual supremacy -- formed a manifesto, of sorts, for what five women 25

September 3, 2014 2:24 PM Why Muslims must challenge ISIS atrocities, propaganda

Editor's note: Charlie Cooper is a researcher on the Middle East at Quilliam, a think tank formed to combat extremism. The opinions in this commentary are solely his. (CNN) -- Last night, a video emerged of the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff, at the hands of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's ISIS, the extreme jihadist group that has illegitimately 15

September 3, 2014 1:28 PM Uber and the Zero Marginal Cost Revolution

In a stunning decision, the German court system yesterday banned Uber, the global carsharing service, from operating in the country, citing safety risks and lack of regulatory oversight. The court decision is part of a much larger story unfolding around the world. A new economic system -- the Collaborative Commons -- is beginning to flourish alongside 14