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Dictionary.com Word of the Day

Dictionary.com Word of the Day

A new word is presented every day with its definition and example sentences from actual published works.

1 - ardor: Dictionary.com Word of the Day

ardor: great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion.

7/24/2014 3:00:00 AM


 


AP Top Headlines At 6:53 p.m. EDT

AP Top Headlines At 6:53 p.m. EDT

1 - UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed
2 - Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali
3 - Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals
4 - 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
5 - Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster
6 - Execution offers evidence against lethal injection
7 - Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions
8 - Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
9 - Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare
10 - Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film
1 - UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard....

7/24/2014 6:10:19 PM

2 - Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) -- An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso - the third major international aviation disaster in a week....

7/24/2014 6:47:41 PM

3 - Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table....

7/24/2014 4:28:50 PM

4 - 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....

7/24/2014 12:23:30 PM

5 - Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents....

7/24/2014 6:14:04 PM

6 - Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday....

7/24/2014 6:20:59 PM

7 - Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment. A question and answer look at the current state of executions....

7/24/2014 4:17:14 PM

8 - Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides....

7/24/2014 6:53:24 PM

9 - Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller....

7/24/2014 3:38:23 PM

10 - Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film

Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo."...

7/24/2014 3:54:23 PM




Latest from Computerworld

7/24/2014 6:21:20 PM

1 - Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries
2 - Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD
3 - State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays
4 - Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early next year
5 - The other Apple economy: $2B in devices on eBay
6 - California sees IT shifting to IBM-built cloud
7 - Enterprise Wearables Present Tech Challenges and Management Pitfalls
8 - Apple sends users scrambling for OS X Yosemite
9 - Social Security Administration spent $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say
10 - HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop
1 - Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Hydraulic actuators, battery stacks, biochemical systems and disease propagation are but a few things that now can be modeled more easily, thanks to a number of libraries and a library store that Wolfram Research has created for a new edition of its SystemModeler software package.

7/24/2014 4:39:00 PM

2 - Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD

At least one model of Samsung's most advanced Pro-series SSD became available on Newegg on Thursday, and the website said it's taking pre-orders for other models that will be available by the end of the month.

7/24/2014 4:19:00 PM

3 - State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

A State Department database crash has delayed the issuing of passports and visas worldwide.

7/24/2014 4:16:00 PM

4 - Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early next year

The first third-party chips and servers licensed to use IBM's Power architecture will be on the market early next year.

7/24/2014 4:08:00 PM

5 - The other Apple economy: $2B in devices on eBay

In the U.S. alone, nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices -- Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods -- were sold on eBay over the last 12 months.

7/24/2014 4:02:00 PM

6 - California sees IT shifting to IBM-built cloud

California is moving its IT services to a cloud, on-demand, subscription-based service that state officials believe may meet as much as 80% of its computing needs.

7/24/2014 3:50:00 PM

7 - Enterprise Wearables Present Tech Challenges and Management Pitfalls

This week, wearable technology vendors, evangelists, executives and experts of all ilk gathered in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, at the Wearable Tech Expo, to convene and talk about today's hottest wearables.

7/24/2014 3:22:00 PM

8 - Apple sends users scrambling for OS X Yosemite

Apple today released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, giving nondevelopers their first chance to preview an upcoming Mac operating system in 14 years.

7/24/2014 2:09:00 PM

9 - Social Security Administration spent $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

The Social Security Administration has spent nearly US$300 million on a software system for processing disability claims that still isn't finished and has delivered limited useful functionality, according to an independent report on the project.

7/24/2014 1:52:00 PM

10 - HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

Hewlett-Packard is betting $50 million that its customers will find value in the Hadoop data processing platform by investing in Hadoop distributor Hortonworks.

7/24/2014 1:16:00 PM