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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:04
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In this April 16, 2014 photo, a tassel of corn grows in a field on Pioneer Hi-Bred International land in Waialua, Hawaii. The nation’s leading corn seed companies have farms in Hawaii, but their fields have become a flash point in a spreading debate over genetic engineering in agriculture. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point
Newly appointed head coach of the England cricket team Peter Moores attends a press conference at Lords cricket ground in London on April 19, 2014Peter Moores has been given a second chance as England head coach, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced his appointment on Saturday. The 51-year-old, the first man to twice be appointed England coach, replaced Andy Flower after he stood down following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. In a two-year spell from 2007 to 2009, Moores led England in seven Test series, starting with a 3-0 win over West Indies, after replacing Duncan Fletcher. However, he was forced out in 2009 following a rift with Kevin Pietersen that cost the star batsman the England captaincy, although the ECB ended Pietersen's international career after the recent Ashes debacle.
Moores gets second stint as England cricket coach
VIENNA (AP) — A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation.
Alleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested
Graphic showing the main climbing route on Mount Everest where at least 12 Neplalese climbers died in the most deadly single accident on the world's highest peakRescuers on Mount Everest found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide on Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak. Three sherpas remained missing from Friday's avalanche which struck after a large party of guides left Everest base camp carrying tents, food and ropes to prepare for international clients ahead of the main climbing season, which starts later this month. Dozens of guides were on the move when a huge block of ice broke off from a hanging glacier, before splitting into smaller chunks and barrelling down into the icefall, one of the most dangerous areas on the route to ascend Everest. The ice "tumbled for several thousand feet, resulting in debris that came further out into the icefall", according to an account by the International Mountain Guides climbing company, which has a team stationed on the peak.
Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.
Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested
A pro-Russia woman holds a Russian flag outside a regional government building in DonetskBy Pavel Polityuk and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender. The Kremlin denies having control over gunmen who want their eastern regions to follow Crimea in being annexed by Russia. Moscow scolded Washington for treating Russia like a "guilty schoolboy" following their agreement in Geneva on Thursday that Ukrainian militants should disarm and vacate occupied buildings. Ukraine's government, short of effective forces, has shown little sign of trying to recapture the dozen or so town halls, police stations and other sites seized over the past two weeks, despite proclaiming the launch of an "anti-terrorist operation".
Ukraine calls 'Easter truce' as separatists hold firm
A picture taken on January 15, 2011, shows a general view of the heavy-water reactor facility at Arak, IranTehran (AFP) - Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Saturday that a dispute with world powers over the Arak heavy water reactor has been "virtually solved", the Al-Alam Arabic-language television reported.
Iran says Arak heavy water reactor dispute virtually solved
DOENTSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises.
At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter
A screengrab taken on April 19, 2014, from a video released by Dogan News Agency shows shows (from left to right) Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Pierre Torres and Nicolas Henin arriving at the Mehmet Akif Inan hospital in TurkeyFour French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world's most dangerous country for the media. French President Francois Hollande announced the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres, saying they were "in good health despite the very challenging conditions of their captivity". Turkish soldiers found the four men abandoned in no-man's land on the border with Syria overnight, wearing blindfolds and with their hands bound, the Turkish news agency Dogan reported. They had been captured in two separate incidents in June last year while covering the conflict in Syria.
French journalists free after 10-month Syria hostage ordeal
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has condemned a ruling issued by a U.S. federal judge approving plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever.
Iran denounces US ruling to sell property
Doctors expecting the arrival of the victims of a Mount Everest avalanche standby near the helipad at Grandi International Hospital in KathmanduBy Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. The avalanche struck a perilous passage called the Khumbu Icefall, which is riddled with crevasses and piled with serac - or huge chunks of ice - that can break free without warning. "We were tied on a rope and carrying gas to camp when there was a sudden hrrrr sound," said Ang Kami Sherpa, 25, one of at least three survivors flown by helicopter to Kathmandu. Some climbers are packing up and calling it quits, they want nothing to do with this," Tim Rippel of Peak Freaks Expeditions wrote in a blog.
Death toll climbs to at least 13 in worst tragedy on Everest
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are hampered by poor visibility and can venture only so deep.
Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait
Northern Ireland police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a prominent former member of a hardline republican splinter group. Tommy Crossan, a leading opponent of a 1998 peace deal in the British province who had been a senior figure in the Continuity IRA, was shot on Friday afternoon in west Belfast and died at the scene. Northern Ireland has been largely peaceful since the "Good Friday" agreement largely ended more than three decades of sectarian violence but there have been sporadic outbreaks of violence, particularly in the last 18 months. More than 3,600 people died in sectarian strife between mainly Catholic Irish nationalists, seeking union with Ireland, and predominantly Protestant unionists who want to remain part of the United Kingdom.
Northern Ireland police arrest man in Belfast shooting
This handout image taken on April 14, 2014 shows US Navy operators aboard ADF Ocean Shield moving the Bluefin-21 into position for deployment in the search of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that has so far found nothing. "The search for today and tomorrow is at a very critical juncture. So I appeal for everybody around the world to pray and pray hard that we find something to work on," Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. Malaysia was already in discussions with private companies on the possible use of more deep-sea vessels if the mini-submarine currently searching the ocean floor fails to make a breakthrough, Hishammuddin added.
MH370 search at 'critical juncture'
Business
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:04
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Traders gather at the booth that trades Abbott Laboratories on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust. Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's and AT&T , are due to report earnings. They'll be accompanied by highfliers like Netflix and Facebook, giving the first real cross-section of the state of corporate America as temperatures rise across the country and investors hope to put the cold weather behind them. Strategists will also be looking for clues on how badly China's slowdown hits U.S. corporate results.
Wall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings
Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, departs Manhattan Federal Court in New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged. A lawyer for Rajaratnam did not respond to a request for comment. A spokeswoman for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara declined to comment.
Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colorful houses on stilts, says he has not found a single oyster alive in his leases in the area since the leak and relies on an onshore oyster nursery to make a living. The British oil major has paid out billions of dollars in compensation under a settlement experts say is unprecedented in its breadth. Some claimants are satisfied, but others are irate that BP is now challenging aspects of the settlement.
Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill
The company's name is displayed on a billboard near the headquarters of Biogen Idec Inc. in CambridgeBiogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly approved long-acting hemophilia drug, Alprolix, to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose price can reach about $300,000 annually. The move could pressure rivals such as Pfizer Inc to lower prices for existing hemophilia treatments, which provide patients with life-saving infusions of a blood clotting agent, according to doctors and industry analysts. Biogen last month won U.S. and Canadian approval for Alprolix to treat hemophilia B, the more rare form of the condition that affects about 4,000 people in the United States and about 25,000 worldwide. "We think we have priced (Alprolix) to create parity with existing therapies on an annual cost of therapy basis," Tony Kingsley, Biogen's head of global commercial operations, told Reuters in a telephone interview.
Exclusive: Biogen prices hemophilia drug on par with older therapies
People pass row of Volkswagen e-Golf cars during company's annual news conference in BerlinVolkswagen will keep adding capacity in China as the German group is counting on double-digit growth in the biggest auto market, helped by strong economic growth in interior regions. Europe's largest carmaker said in March 2013 it was planning to almost double production capacity in China to be able to make more than 4 million vehicles in its largest market by 2018. "We will further expand our capacities to be able to respond to the high market growth," Jochem Heizmann, head of VW's China operations told reporters on Saturday ahead of the Beijing auto show. VW increased its own deliveries in the country 16 percent in 2013 to 3.27 million autos.
VW to keep adding Chinese capacity amid double-digit growth
American Airlines aircraft sit on the tarmac at LaGuardia airport following a reservation system outage in New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge largely declined on Friday to rule that former American Airlines parent company AMR Corp had a unilateral right to terminate benefits for nearly 47,000 retirees. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane in New York rejected a motion AMR made in 2012 for a ruling holding that the health and welfare benefits it provided retirees had not vested and could be unilaterally modified. Lane did rule for AMR with regard to some employees, but his ruling was a setback in AMR's bid to shift the program's costs from the company to the retirees, which included both union and non-union employees. "American will review his ruling and consider next steps related to the retiree health and life insurance benefits," said Casey Norton, a spokesman for American Airlines.
AMR loses bid to terminate retiree benefits
A parcel travels along a conveyer belt at Amazon's new distribution center in BrieselangBy Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - The amount of money Amazon.com Inc reports through a tax-exempt vehicle in Europe has dropped sharply in the past two years, even as European sales jumped, after the U.S. tax authority tightened rules it felt were being abused to shift profits. Amazon minimizes its tax bill by having the U.S. unit which owns its technology licenses lease the rights to re-license the technology to a tax-exempt partnership based in Luxembourg. The Group of 20 leading economies has vowed to crack down on corporate tax avoidance and the practice of shifting profits into low or no tax jurisdictions. Amazon has been a frequent subject of politicians' criticism in Europe over the way it channels all European revenues to Luxembourg where profits can be earned tax free.
Amazon's tax-free European profits drop after IRS clamp-down
Batista, Chairman and CEO of EBX Group speaks at a dinner panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly HillsBrazil´s federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday. If the police probe leads to criminal charges against Batista, it would be yet another major blow for a businessman once hailed as Brazil's model entrepreneur and symbol of its economic success. Batista´s EBX oil, mining and logistics empire, which two years ago was valued at $60 billion, collapsed last year in a mountain of debt and massive filings for bankruptcy protection. A week ago, Brazil's securities commission, CVM, announced that Batista was under investigation for insider trading as chairman of his now-bankrupt oil-producing company Óleo and Gás Participações SA , formerly known as OGX, and its sister company, shipbuilder OSX Brasil SA .
Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes: reports
The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San FranciscoBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms. Tech workers brought a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to avoid competing for each other's employees in order to avert a salary war. The case, which is closely watched in Silicon Valley, is largely built on emails among top executives, including Apple's late chief executive Jobs and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords
A man walks past a row of General Motors vehicles at a Chevrolet dealership on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, MichiganPlaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems U.S., the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors Co vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in California is the first to name Continental, a subsidiary of German automotive supplier Continental AG , in a growing wave of litigation over GM's recall, which has so far encompassed 2.6 million vehicles. Continental made airbag systems for the recalled cars, including sensors that determine if and when the airbags go off in an accident, according to the suit. The case is among dozens of proposed class actions that have been filed by customers accusing GM of concealing its knowledge of the defect for more than a decade, putting plaintiffs at risk of injury and causing them to suffer economic losses on their cars, including lower resale value.
Auto airbag maker Continental named in GM recall suit
FILE - This Sept. 28, 2011 file photo shows the Amazon logo on display at a news conference in New York. Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.
5 features an Amazon phone might offer
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.
EU official against cutting Russia gas ties
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell last year, as increases in circulation revenue weren't high enough to make up for shrinking demand for print advertising, an industry trade group said Friday.
US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month
World News
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:04
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Family members of missing passengers onboard the Sewol ferry, watch an underwater video footage taken by a diver near the sunken ship, at a gym in JindoBy Ju-min Park and Jungmin Jang JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board. The Sewol, carrying 476 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. The 69-year-old captain, Lee Joon-seok, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday on charges of negligence along with two other crew members, including the third mate who was steering at the time of the capsize.
Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead
A pro-Russia woman holds a Russian flag outside a regional government building in DonetskBy Pavel Polityuk and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender. The Kremlin denies having control over gunmen who want their eastern regions to follow Crimea in being annexed by Russia. Moscow scolded Washington for treating Russia like a "guilty schoolboy" following their agreement in Geneva on Thursday that Ukrainian militants should disarm and vacate occupied buildings. Ukraine's government, short of effective forces, has shown little sign of trying to recapture the dozen or so town halls, police stations and other sites seized over the past two weeks, despite proclaiming the launch of an "anti-terrorist operation".
Ukraine calls 'Easter truce' as separatists hold firm
Debris lie inside a damaged church in Mar Bacchus Sarkis monastery, in Maloula village, northeast of DamascusThe sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual. At the gates of Saint George Syrian Orthodox Church - just a few minutes walk from a school where a mortar attack killed several children and injured dozens earlier this week - incense was burning as several uniformed and armed men stood patrol before Good Friday evening services. Inside the ancient city walls of the Old City where the church is located, the cobbled streets bustled with evening shoppers and diners, a rare sight reminiscent of pre-war Damascus. Christians, many belonging to ancient denominations found only in Syria, form about 10 percent of the country's population.
In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter
LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 was recorded off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) hit 68 km southwest of Panguna. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off Papua New Guinea's remote Bougainville Island on April 11, but there were no reports of damage. (Editing by Alison Williams) nL6N0NB0BC
Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea
Doctors expecting the arrival of the victims of a Mount Everest avalanche standby near the helipad at Grandi International Hospital in KathmanduBy Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. The avalanche struck a perilous passage called the Khumbu Icefall, which is riddled with crevasses and piled with serac - or huge chunks of ice - that can break free without warning. "We were tied on a rope and carrying gas to camp when there was a sudden hrrrr sound," said Ang Kami Sherpa, 25, one of at least three survivors flown by helicopter to Kathmandu. Some climbers are packing up and calling it quits, they want nothing to do with this," Tim Rippel of Peak Freaks Expeditions wrote in a blog.
Death toll climbs to at least 13 in worst tragedy on Everest
The Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle sits in the water after being deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean during the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370By Matt Siegel and Byron Kaye SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km (6.2 mile) circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said on Saturday. Malaysia said the search was at a "very critical juncture" and asked for prayers for its success. A U.S. Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is scouring a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean floor for signs of the plane, which disappeared from radars on March 8 with 239 people on board. "Provided the weather is favorable for launch and recovery of the AUV and we have a good run with the serviceability of the AUV, we should complete the search of the focused underwater area in five to seven days," the Joint Agency Coordination Centre told Reuters in an email.
Current underwater search for Malaysia plane could end within a week
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The government of Guyana has scheduled the first hearings for an in-depth investigation into the 1980 assassination of local historian and black activist Walter Rodney.
Guyana hearings set for Walter Rodney death probe
Thousands of Bahraini anti-government protesters, waving national flags and gesturing defiantly, chant slogans during a march organized by opposition groups in A'ali, Bahrain, Friday, April 18, 2014. A pro-democracy uprising of peaceful daytime marches and violent nighttime clashes simmers in its fourth year in the Gulf island kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain say an apparent car bombing has killed two people and wounded one west of the capital, Manama.
Ministry: 2 killed in apparent Bahrain car bombing
VIENNA (AP) — A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation.
Alleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested
Tottenham Hotspur's Younes Kaboul, center, celebrates his goal against Fulham with teammates during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane, London, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)LONDON (AP) — Tottenham kept its small hopes of a top-four finish alive with a 3-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Tottenham beats Fulham 3-1 in Premier League
Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, celebrates as he defeated David Ferrer of Spain during their semifinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Wawrinka won 6-1 7-6. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)MONACO (AP) — Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer.
Wawrinka beats Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final
Barcelona's coach Gerardo Martino of;;owe the action from the side line during the final of the Copa del Rey between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has defended Lionel Messi from criticism for his erratic play during three consecutive losses, while acknowledging he wasn't "satisfied" with his own coaching performance.
Martino defends Messi, takes blame for Barca fall
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.
Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief and presidential front-runner has visited the Coptic pope ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.
Egypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. The number of confirmed dead rose to 32 when three bodies were found in the murky water near the ferry, said coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in. Divers know at least some bodies remain inside the vessel, but they have been unable to get inside.
Top Asian News at 1:30 p.m. GMT
Technology
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:04
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San FranciscoBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms. Tech workers brought a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to avoid competing for each other's employees in order to avert a salary war. The case, which is closely watched in Silicon Valley, is largely built on emails among top executives, including Apple's late chief executive Jobs and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords
Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in AnkaraBy Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters. Erdogan's government blocked Twitter and YouTube in March, drawing international condemnation, after audio recordings, purportedly showing corruption in his inner circle, were leaked on their sites. The Twitter block was lifted earlier this month after the constitutional court ruled that it breached freedom of expression, a decision Erdogan has since said was wrong and should be overturned. YouTube remains blocked in Turkey.
Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court
A Michaels arts and crafts store is seen in San Diego, California(Reuters) - Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers. The company said in January that it was working with federal law enforcement officials to investigate a possible data breach. Michaels Stores said the breach, which took place between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014, may have affected about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of payment cards used at its stores during the period. There was no evidence that data such as customers' name or personal identification number were at risk, Michaels Stores said in a statement.
Retailer Michaels Stores confirms payment card data breach
Weibo Corporation Chairman Charles Chao speaks during a visit to the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Weibo's initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New YorkBy Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: his release after eight months in jail. The timing of the two events, though coincidental, highlights the fundamental challenge for Shanghai-based Weibo: progressing from being a microblogging phenomenon in China to becoming an entrenched member of the international social media industry. Now, as Weibo celebrates its warm reception on international financial markets, its conflicts with censors at home raise the question of whether the firm known as the "Twitter of China" may eventually be derailed by government interference.
Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors
Bitcoin themed stickers stand attached to glass doors during the Inside Bitcoins: The Future of Virtual Currency Conference in New York(Reuters) - A group of investors seeking to buy Mt. Gox has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets.
Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange
A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in TorontoGoogle Inc's disappointing first-quarter results left Wall Street unfazed about the internet giant's ability to come to grips with the shift to the fast-growing mobile advertising market. Google shares were down about 3 percent in early trading on Thursday, and at least 12 brokerages cut their target price on the stock. "Despite an expectations-miss quarter, Google remains one of the best-positioned stocks for many of the secular growth drivers in the Internet space," RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney, who kept his "outperform" rating on the stock, said in a note to clients. Of the 46 analysts covering Google, 35 have a "buy" or equivalent rating on the stock.
Google still a top pick for Wall Street, despite mobile ad challenges
EFF and Sunlight Foundation come together to build Contact-CongressIf you've never contacted your congress person then you might not realize how difficult our politicians have made it to get a hold of them. There are 535 members of the House and Senate all whom have some arcane contact form on their websites that obscure their direct email address. It's inconvenient for a single person to write a letter to all their elected representatives.
EFF and Sunlight Foundation come together to build Contact-Congress
Dying grandmother uses Oculus Rift to walk outside againRoberta Firstenberg had long loved walking outside and caring for her garden. In a bid to give her one more view of the outside world, Roberta's granddaughter Priscilla, a game artist and developer, programmed an Oculus rift to give her grandmother the chance to walk again. As The Rift Arcade reports, Priscilla reached out to Oculus last fall in the hopes of getting a dev kit Roberta could use.
Dying grandmother uses Oculus Rift to walk outside again
We're Ready For Our Robot Poet OverlordsA survey released this week revealed the American public to be skeptical that teleportation, lunar colonies or automated weather control will be achieved in the next 50 years. Yet another sci-fi scenario seemed more probable: Half of us are prepared for the dawn of artworks by computer Picassos, Brontes and perhaps even Baryshnikovs that can pass for human creations. This level of optimism, at a time when robot artistry is still in its infancy, says more about our increasingly cozy relationship with technology than it does about the state of the gadgetry itself. ...
We're Ready For Our Robot Poet Overlords
Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus RiftIf games, wildlife documentaries and virtual strolls in the park aren't enough to validate virtual reality for you, try this one: educational motivation. School children in Ireland have been using a open source version of Second Life to learn coding, 3D modeling and to create virtual spaces of recent field trips. Their most recent project: recreating the monastery of Clonmacnoise and exploring it with an Oculus Rift.
Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus Rift
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
Beats Music update lets you subscribe from inside the iOS appOdds are that you weren't riveted by Beats Music when it first arrived, but the streaming service has just delivered a pair of big updates that may give you a good excuse to tune in. For the iOS app, the biggest improvement is visible when you're signing up -- you can now subscribe from within the software rather than heading to the web. The move makes it that much easier to keep the music flowing after your trial is over, and may just help Beats grow its fledgling customer base.
Beats Music update lets you subscribe from inside the iOS app
Spec Sheet: Toshiba's 4K laptop tries to dominate the high-res competitionApple may be responsible for really kicking off the demand for high-resolution displays on all of ours smartphones and tablets, but it's other companies that have taken the idea and ran with it. That's true on laptops too, where everything from Samsung's Ativ Books to Asus' Zenbooks have received super high-res displays that in many cases outclass even Apple's Retina Macbook Pros when it comes to pixels. Now, Toshiba is taking things a notch further, announcing a laptop with a 15.6-inch 4K display that'll be available in the US for $1,499.99 beginning next week. Though laptops with displays that go beyond 1080p have only started popping up recently, they're already offered by a surprisingly wide selection of manufacturers.
Spec Sheet: Toshiba's 4K laptop tries to dominate the high-res competition
Ex-Microsoft engineer invents a new machine to help you brew the perfect batch of beerHome brewing is rewarding but it’s also often fraught with peril — if you don’t thoroughly sterilize all of your equipment or if you drop in the yeast while your wort is still hot, it can ruin hours of hard work. Bloomberg Businessweek has written a profile on former Windows engineer Bill Mitchell, who left Microsoft in 2010 to work full-time on PicoBrew, a startup that’s dedicated to take away as many potential pain points as possible for home brewers. Last fall, PicoBrew launched a Kickstarter for Zymatic, its own automatic beer brewing appliance that raised more than $660,000, or more than four times its originalgoal of $150,000. PicoBrew’s pitch is very appealing to anyone who’s ever tried their hand
Ex-Microsoft engineer invents a new machine to help you brew the perfect batch of beer
FILE - This Sept. 28, 2011 file photo shows the Amazon logo on display at a news conference in New York. Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.
5 features an Amazon phone might offer
Politics
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U.S. President Obama delivers remarks before presenting the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team at the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis. Obama signed a law passed by the U.S. Congress that blocks any individual from entering the United States who has been found to have been engaged in espionage or terrorist activity against the United States or if that person may pose a threat to U.S. national security. The United States had already said it would not grant a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis.
Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug. The decision could help pave the way for generic competitors of Teva's Copaxone drug to go on the market as soon as next month. Teva had sought to prevent the lower-court ruling from going into effect while the Supreme Court considers its appeal in the patent fight. At issue is a July 2013 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in favor of two teams developing cheaper generic forms of Copaxone: one comprising Novartis AG's Sandoz Inc and Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc, and the other comprising Mylan Inc and Natco Pharma Ltd. In his decision on Friday, Roberts, in a brief opinion, wrote that he was not convinced Teva had shown the "likelihood of irreparable harm" if the application was denied, because if Teva wins the Supreme Court case it can seek damages from the generic companies for past infringement on its patents.
Supreme Court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight
President Barack Obama arrives in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014, where he spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November. Appearing in the White House briefing room days before leaving the national stage for a week-long trip to Asia, Obama used a news conference to make the case that the Affordable Care Act had mended nicely from its disastrous October rollout. For the healthcare law to succeed, young, healthy people must sign up and pay premiums to offset the healthcare costs for older Americans. Obama's remarks reflected deep concerns at the White House that Republicans may be able to topple Democrats from control of the U.S. Senate in November elections and build on their majority in the House of Representatives.
Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism
A woman holds a cluster of U.S. flags during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony in OaklandPresident Barack Obama on Thursday called on the Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which he said was being held back by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives. "There is bipartisan support for comprehensive immigration reform," Obama said at a news conference. The Congress should act. "Right now what's holding us back is House Republican leadership not willing to go ahead and let the process move forward." Obama said there were Republicans in both the House and Senate who know immigration reform "is the right thing to do." "I also know it's hard politics for Republicans because there are some in their base that are very opposed to this," he said.
House Republican leaders holding up immigration reform: Obama
A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south of Salt Lake CityBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities. The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made the comments during a public event at the National Press Club in Washington. They were responding to questions posed by journalist Marvin Kalb about whether the court would take up cases arising from the recent disclosures about NSA surveillance, most notably by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Two justices say high court will likely rule on NSA programs
Nate Silver or Not, GOP Looks GoodThe tempest over his projection that Republicans will take the Senate forgets probability isn’t prediction and that the White House party usually loses in its sixth year.
Nate Silver or Not, GOP Looks Good
Yes, Lincoln Would’ve Done ‘Ferns’Bill O’Reilly attacked President Obama for making a viral video, saying the Great Emancipator wouldn’t stoop so low. History proves the opposite.
Yes, Lincoln Would’ve Done ‘Ferns’
Boehner & Obama in the Oval OfficeThe latest snowfall was a bigger story in Washington this week than Tuesday’s private meeting between the estranged president and House speaker — their first in more than a year. Since Barack Obama recently signaled he has all but given up on legislating with Republicans, and since John Boehner has flat out said he can’t trust the president, the assumption in Washington is that the chances for big legislation anytime soon are basically zero, whether the White House breaks out the good china or not.
For Obama and Boehner, just maybe, a way forward
U.S. Secretary of State John KerryTen years ago this week, John Kerry barely held off John Edwards in Wisconsin’s Democratic primary, prolonging for another few weeks his plodding, uninspiring march to the party’s presidential nomination. Kerry went on to lose an eminently winnable election, after which most Democrats in Washington expected him to disappear, like Walter Mondale or Michael Dukakis.
John Kerry finds his calling
NY Cuomo di BlasioDemocrats in Washington don’t have to worry much about the kind of fratricidal disorder that plagues the modern Republican Party. But neither should they take too lightly the intraparty breach that seems to be widening in New York, where the mayor of the nation’s biggest city is staring down the governor of its third largest state.
In New York, real populism and real choices
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.
National energy boom blurs political battle lines
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.
Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal
Glimpses into behind-the-scenes workings of President Bill Clinton's White House, as revealed in newly released documents:
Scenes from the never-dull Clinton White House
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop
Sports
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Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk (13) is congratulated by teammate Johan Franzen after scoring against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, left, during the third period of Detroit's 1-0 win in Game 1 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series, in Boston on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON (AP) — At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.
Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0
Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry, center, celebrates his goal as he skates past Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, left, of Finland, and Stars' Trevor Daley during the second period in Game 2 of the first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories.
Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback (39), of Sweden, stops a breakaway by Montreal Canadiens right wing Brian Gionta (21) during the first period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are gaining confidence with every playoff victory.
Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead
San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili, of Argentina; Tony Parker, of France; Danny Green; and Marco Belinelli, of Italy, from left, take part in a team photo before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)MIAMI (AP) — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected
Atlanta Braves' Aaron Harang delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, April 18, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Harang knew the score, he'd done this before: No hits, too many tosses.
Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0
Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) connects for a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols is quietly closing in on 500 home runs.
Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers 11-6
Tampa Bay Rays' James Loney watches a two-run single off New York Yankees reliever David Phelps during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, April 18, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — James Loney and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their four-game slide with a late-inning comeback.
Loney has 4 RBIs, Rays beat Yankees 11-5
K. J. Choi, of South Korea, watches his drive from the 10th tee during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.
Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate.
Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates
El español Rafael Nadal gesticula el perder un punto contra David Ferrer en el Masters de Montecarlo el viernes, 18 de abril de 2014, en Mónaco. Ferrer ganó. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.
Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo
April 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Malaysian Open at the par-72 course on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur 202 Lee Westwood (Britain) 65 66 71 203 Andy Sullivan (Britain) 70 67 66 206 Julien Quesne (France) 68 69 69 207 Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 66 69 72 208 Rikard Karlberg (Sweden) 72 69 67 Ricardo Santos (Portugal) 67 71 70 Masahiro Kawamura (Japan) 68 70 70 Danny Willett (Britain) 70 66 72 Eduardo De La Riva (Spain) 69 68 71 Garth Mulroy (South Africa) 71 68 69 209 Tom Lewis (Britain) 70 71 68 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 68 71 70 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 72 68 69 210 ...
Golf-European Tour Malaysian Open scores
Goran Dragic (on ground) of the Phoenix Suns attempts to control the ball under pressure from Nick Calathes of the Memphis Grizzlies at US Airways Center on April 14, 2014 in Phoenix, ArizonaNick Calathes, a Greek rookie backup guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, was suspended 20 games without pay Friday by the NBA for a doping violation, the league announced. Only minutes before the opening day of the playoffs, the NBA revealed that Calathes would be banished after testing positive for tamoxifen, a banned substance found in a supplement he had been taking. The suspension for Calathes will begin with Saturday's playoff opener for the Grizzlies at Oklahoma City. Last season, Memphis upset Oklahoma City in the playoffs.
Memphis guard Calathes hit with 20-game doping ban
LeBron James of the Miami Heat steals a pass from Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets during a game at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 2014 in Miami, FloridaLeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates seek their third title in a row and fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals starting with their playoff opener Sunday against Charlotte. But it will be the league-best San Antonio Spurs and Eastern Conference pace-setter Indiana that carry the top seedings and home-court edges throughout the NBA playoffs that begin Saturday. Attention will focus on four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James and Miami's bid to defend the crown once again.
Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
(Reuters) - South Korean K.J. Choi wielded a hot putter to vault into the lead before torrential rain and strong winds halted the second round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday. Choi made use of his advantageous early tee time, holing out three times from outside 20 feet on his way to a four-under-par 67 to post a five-under 137 halfway total at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. Australian Robert Allenby was best of those whose rounds were interrupted, one stroke behind Choi after completing just five holes. His halfway score was two shots better than Englishman Luke Donald (69) and Americans Billy Hurley (69) and Scott Langley (73).
Korean K.J. Choi beats bad weather to take Heritage lead
April 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Heritage Classic at the par-71 course on Friday in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina holesplayed rounds -5 K.J. Choi (South Korea) 18 70 67 -4 Robert Allenby (Australia) 5 69 -3 Bo Van Pelt (U.S.) 5 69 Ben Martin (U.S.) 4 69 Scott Langley (U.S.) 18 66 73 Luke Donald (Britain) 18 70 69 Billy Hurley III (U.S.) 18 70 69 -2 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 18 70 70 Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 18 72 68 Nicholas Thompson (U.S.) 18 70 70 Brian Harman (U.S.) 5 69 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 6 71 Jim Furyk (U.S.) 7 71 Ted Potter Jr. (U.S. ...
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Heritage Classic scores
Entertainment
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NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August.
Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August
HONOLULU (AP) — Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defense attorney said Friday.
Lawyer: Director not in Hawaii during alleged acts
ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.
Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown
NEW YORK (AP) — Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.
Prince reaches agreement with music label
This image released by ABC shows Tony Goldwyn, left, and Bellamy Young in a scene from the third season finale of "Scandal," which aired on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ABC, Ron Tom)NEW YORK (AP) — "Scandal" is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there's a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity.
A nutty finale for 'Scandal,' TV's craziest show
NEW YORK (AP) — First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Chelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca
MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2006 file photo, Cuba's acting President Raul Castro, brother of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, chats with Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez during a military parade in Havana, Cuba. Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/ Javier Galeano, File)Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
NEW YORK (AP) — The death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has brought his classic "One Hundred Years of Solitude" to the top of best seller lists.
After his death, Garcia Marquez book sales soar
This photo provided by WGN America shows Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley and Shane West as John Alden, in WGN America's ''Salem,'' premiering Sunday, April 20, 2014, (10pm ET, 9pm CT). Cable channel WGN America is adding original scripted programming to its schedule with the debut of the drama. (AP Photo/WGN America)LOS ANGELES (AP) — WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction.
WGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says it has promoted Lara Spencer to co-host status on "Good Morning America."
'GMA' promotes Lara Spencer to co-host billing
FILE - This Jan. 4, 2014 file photo shows actor Idris Elba at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif. Elba tweeted Friday, April 18, that his son Winston was born Thursday, adding a photo of the baby’s tiny hand gripping his finger. Elba had Winston with his girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston.
Idris Elba welcomes baby son Winston
HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer for "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Friday that credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series show that Singer wasn't in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands.
Lawyer: 'X-Men' director not in Hawaii in mid-1999
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.
Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'
Journalist Melanie Gouby, left, and filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel pose before their interview about the film "Virunga," Thursday April 17, 2014 in New York. The film about Virunga National Park in eastern Congo debuts at the Tribeca Film festival on Thursday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Days after shooting, 'Virunga' debuts at Tribeca
Health
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:04
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WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
NEW YORK (AP) — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.
Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury
NEW YORK (AP) — A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.
Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast
By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the U.N. Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, police said Saturday. A spokeswoman for the U.N. Children's Fund, also known as UNICEF, was not available to comment. The port city of Karachi is Pakistan's financial heart and home to 18 million people. Many neighborhoods are considered Taliban strongholds, including the area of Shorab Goth, which is near where the men were taken.
Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.
APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead
Four women with a genetic condition took part in a ground-breaking study.
Watch: Scientists Engineer Lab-Grown Vaginas
By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women enrolled in a small study reported a reduction in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a series of yoga classes. However, women in a comparison group that didn't take the classes also reported a similar decline in symptoms, researchers found. "The yoga group did well - they improved in their PTSD symptoms - and our control group actually did well, which we didn't expect," Karen Mitchell told Reuters Health. Mitchell, from the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System, led the new study.
Yoga may help women ease PTSD symptoms
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug. The decision could help pave the way for generic competitors of Teva's Copaxone drug to go on the market as soon as next month. Teva had sought to prevent the lower-court ruling from going into effect while the Supreme Court considers its appeal in the patent fight. At issue is a July 2013 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in favor of two teams developing cheaper generic forms of Copaxone: one comprising Novartis AG's Sandoz Inc and Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc, and the other comprising Mylan Inc and Natco Pharma Ltd. In his decision on Friday, Roberts, in a brief opinion, wrote that he was not convinced Teva had shown the "likelihood of irreparable harm" if the application was denied, because if Teva wins the Supreme Court case it can seek damages from the generic companies for past infringement on its patents.
Supreme Court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight
An Abbott Laboratories spinoff urged a federal appeals court to revisit a ruling in a case against GlaxoSmithKline Plc, but without disturbing landmark constitutional protections for gays and lesbians. In a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday, AbbVie Inc said the full court should review an initial three-judge decision that found a gay man was improperly excluded from jury service due to his sexual orientation. The court in reaching that conclusion in January ordered a new trial for GlaxoSmithKline Plc against AbbVie, which contended Thursday that the 9th Circuit's ruling needed review due to its potential to affect "thousands of jury trials." But AbbVie said it is not asking for the court to reconsider a holding that heightened the constitutional protections judges in several Western states must now apply when evaluating laws that curtail gay rights.
AbbVie urges U.S. court to avoid gay rights issue in HIV drug case
File picture Manuel Valls, France's current Prime Minister, and Aquilino Morelle, French politician and former person in charge of the presidential program, arriving at the Elysee Palace in ParisBy Julien Ponthus and Nicholas Vinocur CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (Reuters) - A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande quit on Friday over accusations of past conflict of interest linked to his work for pharmaceutical firms, adding to pressure on the unpopular Socialist leader weeks before European elections. Aquilino Morelle, Hollande's chief communications adviser, speechwriter and a main political strategist, has denied investigative website Mediapart's report that he had failed to obtain clearance for lobbying work when he was an employee of the public health inspectorate. The furore deals another blow to Hollande after heavy losses for his party in town hall elections at the end of March. Hollande, speaking during a visit to Clermont Ferrand in central France, said his aide had "taken the only option open to him".
Top Hollande aide quits in conflict of interest row
CHICAGO (AP) — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.
Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges
Video shows doctors assessing Wyatt Scott's ability to swallow.
Watch: Baby Can't Open Mouth in Medical Mystery
The Scott family started a website to find out what's wrong with baby Wyatt.
Baby Can’t Open Mouth in Medical Mystery
The company's name is displayed on a billboard near the headquarters of Biogen Idec Inc. in CambridgeBiogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly approved long-acting hemophilia drug, Alprolix, to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose price can reach about $300,000 annually. The move could pressure rivals such as Pfizer Inc to lower prices for existing hemophilia treatments, which provide patients with life-saving infusions of a blood clotting agent, according to doctors and industry analysts. Biogen last month won U.S. and Canadian approval for Alprolix to treat hemophilia B, the more rare form of the condition that affects about 4,000 people in the United States and about 25,000 worldwide. "We think we have priced (Alprolix) to create parity with existing therapies on an annual cost of therapy basis," Tony Kingsley, Biogen's head of global commercial operations, told Reuters in a telephone interview.
Exclusive: Biogen prices hemophilia drug on par with older therapies
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The type of insurance people have is tied to their risk of needing emergency aorta surgery, according to a new study. Compared to people with private insurance, people without insurance were more likely to need emergency surgery on their aorta, the largest artery that supplies blood to every part of the body. Hughes is the study's senior author from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Lack of insurance tied to more emergency surgery: study
Oddly Enough
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:04
Science
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The female penis of the Neotrogla aurora insect species is seen in an undated handout photoBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This may be the role reversal to end all role reversals. That's why I was really surprised to see the structure," entomologist Kazunori Yoshizawa of Japan's Hokkaido University said by email. Yoshizawa said that although sex-role reversal has been documented in several different types of animals, these insects are the sole example in which the "intromittent organ" - the male sex organ - is reversed, Yoshizawa said. Yoshizawa said the females of Neotrogla can hold male mates coercively using their gynosome.
In weird Brazilian cave insects, male-female sex organs reversed
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot-tall (63-meter-tall) rocket, built and operated by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, bolted off its seaside launch pad at 3:25 p.m. EDT, darting through overcast skies as it headed toward orbit. The Dragon cargo ship, which is loaded with about 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) of equipment, science experiments and supplies, is due to reach the station on Sunday. "The rocket flight was perfect as far as we could tell," SpaceX chief executive and founder Elon Musk told reporters at a news conference after launch.
SpaceX rocket lifts off for space station cargo run
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A robotic U.S. spacecraft ended a pioneering mission to map dust and gases around the moon with a planned, kamikaze crash into the lunar surface early on Friday, NASA officials said. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, had been flying at increasingly lower altitudes to study how dust is lifted off the lunar surface and what gases comprise the moon's so-called exosphere - the region of space surrounding the airless moon. NASA officials had planned to crash the spacecraft into the moon, after it transmitted its final batch of data. Before hitting the lunar surface, LADEE was traveling at 3,600 mph, three times faster than a high-powered rifle bullet, so the spacecraft not only broke apart upon impact, but pieces of it likely vaporized.
NASA robotic spacecraft ends mission with crash into the moon
patient-specific stem cell linesBy Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men. The advance, described online in the journal Cell Stem Cell, is the first time researchers have achieved "therapeutic cloning" of adults. Technically called somatic-cell nuclear transfer, therapeutic cloning means producing embryonic cells genetically identical to a donor, usually for the purpose of using those cells to treat disease. But nuclear transfer is also the first step in reproductive cloning, or producing a genetic duplicate of someone - a technique that has sparked controversy since the 1997 announcement that it was used to create Dolly, the clone of a ewe.
In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults
Kepler-186f planet seen in NASA artist's conceptThe discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin. The star's outermost planet, designated Kepler-186f, receives about one-third the radiation from its parent star as Earth gets from the sun, meaning that high noon on this world would be roughly akin to Earth an hour before sunset, said astronomer Thomas Barclay, with NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. "This planet is an Earth cousin, not an Earth twin," said Barclay, who is among a team of scientists reporting on the discovery in the journal Science this week. NASA launched its Kepler space telescope in 2009 to search about 150,000 target stars for signs of any planets passing by, or transiting, relative to the telescope's point of view.
Scientists find Earth-sized world in orbit friendly to life
Defining the 'Waters of the United States' (Op-Ed)Greg Munson is the former General Counsel and Deputy Secretary at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is changing a key provision in the Clean Water Act (CWA) rules, with widespread impacts expected around the country. On March 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers released a draft rule defining "waters of the United States" under the CWA. The act applies to all "waters of the United States" so the new rule effectively defines its reach, and the newly released rule appears unlikely to end the controversy triggered by an earlier, leaked version.
Defining the 'Waters of the United States' (Op-Ed)
Drug Shortages Threaten US Anti-TB Efforts (Op-Ed)Shortages of essential medicines increasingly pose a challenge to healthcare in the United States, with the number of shortages nearly tripling from 2007 to 2012. The United States has been a global leader in its efforts to eliminate TB as a public health problem. The majority of TB programs across the United States have had difficulty accessing medicines to treat TB — as well as products to diagnose the disease — due to shortages, supply interruptions and high costs.
Drug Shortages Threaten US Anti-TB Efforts (Op-Ed)
Dr. Linda S. Ellis, M.D., M.J. (Health Law) is an associate professor in the department of medical sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Twenty-five years ago, when I was applying to medical school, I'm fairly certain that joke was told differently. The once-venerable medical profession has taken quite a tumble from its pedestal, with the terms "untrustworthy" and "greedy" used characterize doctors more often than "respected" and "benevolent." In the time that has passed since I was a medical student, medicine has been fraught with opposing interests and competing egos.
Diagnosis: Broken Medical System. Cure: Complicated (Op-Ed)
'Cosmos' App Puts the Universe in Your SmartphoneFox has a new app for space fans who need more than their weekly dose of "Cosmos." "Cosmos" fans can also peruse the app's production diaries, a history of the series and guides on the show's wide-ranging subjects, from atoms to evolution and Halley's comet to the human eye. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," which is hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and premiered in March, is a reboot of the beloved "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" series that aired on PBS in 1980 and was hosted by the late astronomer Carl Sagan. It will feature actor Richard Gere (of "Pretty Woman" and "Chicago") as the voice of Clair Patterson, the geochemist who developed the uranium-lead dating method that led to the discovery that Earth is 4.5 billion years old.
'Cosmos' App Puts the Universe in Your Smartphone
SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Chasing Space Station for Easter Morning RendezvousA commercial cargo vessel is chasing down the International Space Station, setting up a rendezvous with the orbiting lab early on Easter Sunday (April 20). SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft launched into space Friday afternoon (April 18) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to orbit in a smooth liftoff. Dragon is due to be grappled by the space station's huge robotic arm at 7:14 a.m. EDT (1114 GMT) Sunday, then berthed to the orbiting complex a little over two hours later. You can watch Dragon's capture and berthing live here on Space.com beginning at 5:45 a.m. EDT (0945 GMT) Sunday, courtesy of NASA TV. 
SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Chasing Space Station for Easter Morning Rendezvous
NASA Moon Probe Will Bite the Lunar Dust Soon: What It Taught UsA NASA probe orbiting the moon will literally bite the lunar dust within the next week or so when it crashes into the moon's far side. LDEX has churned out large amounts of data about the moon's dust exosphere, Kempf said, and deepened insight into the physics of the phenomenon.
NASA Moon Probe Will Bite the Lunar Dust Soon: What It Taught Us
Kepler-186f planet seen in NASA artist's conceptThe discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin. The star’s outermost planet, designated Kepler-186f, receives about one-third the radiation from its parent star as Earth gets from the sun, meaning that high noon on this world would be roughly akin to Earth an hour before sunset, said astronomer Thomas Barclay, with NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. “This planet is an Earth cousin, not an Earth twin,” said Barclay, who is among a team of scientists reporting on the discovery in the journal Science this week. NASA launched its Kepler space telescope in 2009 to search about 150,000 target stars for signs of any planets passing by, or transiting, relative to the telescope’s point of view.
Scientists find Earth-sized world in orbit friendly to life
Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support LifeFor the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life. The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was first spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope and circles a dim red dwarf star about 490 light-years from Earth. "One of the things we've been looking for is maybe an Earth twin, which is an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a sunlike star," Tom Barclay, Kepler scientist and co-author of the new exoplanet research, told Space.com.
Scientists discover first Earth-sized planet that could support life
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You've heard of the Model T Ford, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of the impeccably preserved fossilized remains of a shark that lived 325 million years ago in what is now Arkansas, complete with a series of cartilage arches that supported its gills and jaws. Because shark skeletons are made of soft cartilage, not hard bone, finding anything more than scrappy fossilized remains of teeth and vertebrae is rare. Finding a fossil shark in an almost three-dimensional state of preservation, boasting important skeletal structures, is exceptional.
Jaws, the prequel: Scientists find the 'Model T Ford' of sharks
Doctor Katarzyna Koziol injects sperm directly into an egg during IVF procedure called Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection at Novum clinic in WarsawIf you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo. Fertilization takes place when an egg cell and a sperm cell recognize one another and fuse to form an embryo. Researchers said on Wednesday they have identified a protein on the egg cell's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of a sperm cell, allowing the two cells to join. This protein, dubbed Juno in honor of the ancient Roman goddess of fertility and marriage, and its counterpart in sperm, named Izumo after a Japanese marriage shrine, are essential for reproduction in mammals including people, they said.
Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up
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He was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.
Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested
File photo of U.S. President Obama meeting with Russian President Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in EnniskillenIn September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War. He agreed that U.S. planes carrying humanitarian aid could fly through Russian air space. He said the U.S. military could use airbases in former Soviet republics in Central Asia. And he ordered his generals to brief their U.S. counterparts on their own ill-fated 1980s occupation of Afghanistan.
How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL
This Friday, April 18, 2014 image made from video shows the aft of the SpaceX Dragon capsule as it separates from the second stage rocket into orbit on its own. The Dragon cargo ship is scheduled to reach the orbiting lab on Sunday, April 20, 2014 - Easter morning. (AP Photo/NASA)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.
SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies
Allotments increased from zero to 5 percent of what districts have requested.
California farmers to get more water
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.
Autopsies completed on 7 babies found in Utah garage
Provocative study finds popular opinion has near-zero influence in D.C.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.
Support pours in for man who avoided jail due to clerical error
A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operates outside Steele City, NebraskaMove could push decision about controversial oil pipeline until after midterm elections.
State Dept. delays review of Keystone pipeline
As he waited outside a hospital on Wednesday for the body of one of his friends to be released for burial, Basiru Youseff, a young toy salesman, was bitter about government claims that they crushing the insurgency. Violence in Nigeria reached new heights this week, with the biggest attack on the capital in the city’s history,gun battles in the countryside, and the abduction of at least 129 girls from their schoolhouse by militants.  It is not known who perpetrated these attacks, though Boko Haram insurgents are widely blamed. While the military may make such comments in an effort to keep up morale, it feeds public frustration with a military that seems incapable of stemming what appears to be a widening conflict. “The skepticism in the public mind is increasing, perhaps even about the government’s culpability with the security concerns that Nigerians have,” says Clement Nwankwo, who heads the Policy and Legal Advocacy Center in Abuja.
Public skepticism surges in Nigeria after false military report
Fender Stratocaster turns 60An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster head stock, left, is shown next to a 2014 model, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. April 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Stratocaster ever sold. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Fender Stratocaster turns 60
Warrant Issued for Captain of Sunken Ferry, and MoreAs rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead, officials say the investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster is focusing on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and whether a quicker evacuation order could have saved lives.
Emotions, questions mount as S. Korea ferry rescue efforts continue
All the victims are Nepalese guides in the worst disaster on the world's highest peak.
12 killed, 3 missing in Everest avalanche
Chance for hundreds of millions in aid is set is to expire, but issue remains election-year risk.
Clock ticks for states to start health exchanges
People stand along a street after evacuating a hospital following an earthquake in PueblaThe U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
ABC World News
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: International
Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he hopes Russia will not have to use force in eastern Ukraine.
Putin 'Hopes' He Won't Have to Send Troops Into Eastern Ukraine
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial was adjourned today for two weeks after one of the Blade Runner's own expert witnesses contradicted his testimony.
Oscar Pistorius' Own Expert Witness Contradicts Him
Woman who says she was cured by pope becomes Costa Rica celebrity, attends 4 Masses daily
Costa Rican Woman Attributes Miracle to Pope
Strong quake strikes off Papua New Guinea; no reports of injuries, but tsunami warning issued
Strong Earthquake Strikes off Papua New Guinea
Gunmen in Pakistan shoot famous television talk show host amid wave of journalist attacks
Famous Television Host in Pakistan Shot by Gunmen
Bahrain's Interior Ministry says 2 killed, 1 injured in apparent car bombing west of capital
Ministry: 2 Killed in Apparent Bahrain Car Bombing
Egypt's el-Sissi, presumed presidential front-runner, visits Coptic pope ahead of Easter
Egypt's El-Sissi Visits Coptic Pope Before Easter
Ukraine suspended the "active stage" of its "anti-terrorist operation" in the eastern part of its country today, citing the Easter holidays and Geneva Agreement as the reason, according to its Ministry of Defense.
Ukraine Suspends 'Anti-Terrorist Operation'
East Ukraine insurgents prepare for Easter, fortify barricades
At Barricades, Ukraine Insurgents Await Easter
Iran denounces US judge verdict to sell property
Iran Denounces US Ruling to Sell Property
Images from across the globe: Good Friday, Commander In Chief Trophy, Jesus Yacente Brotherhood, Funeral In India
Watch: Day in Pictures: 4/18/14
Rabbi Pinchas Vishedski said masked individuals left anti-Semitic flyers at his synagogue in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Watch: Rabbi Details Moment When Anti-Semitic Flyers Were Left at Synagogue
The quake in central and southern Mexico resulted in falling debris and panicked people in the streets.
Watch: Mexico Earthquake Hits With 7.2 Magnitude
Tensions rise as pro-Russian militia in Donetsk reject U.S.-Russia brokered peace deal.
Watch: Anti-Semitic Leaflets Tell Jewish Citizens in Ukraine to Register or Be Deported
Loved ones wait for news three days after a ferry loaded with high school students sank.
Watch: South Korea Ferry: Hope Dwindling for Families, Friends
ABC U.S. News
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: U.S.
Moving day turned out to be a flamingo frenzy at Zoo Miami and it was all captured on camera.
Florida's Flapping Flamingo Frenzy
Lurching landslide splits Wyoming home in two, threatens to come down in huge pieces
Looming, Creeping Landslide Splits Home in Wyoming
Va. Beach mulls building arena that could 1 day lure NBA or NHL franchise
Va. Beach Mulls Arena That Could Lure NBA, NHL
Hawaii, a critical spot for modern US corn, becomes flash point in genetic engineering debate
Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point
10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways
Man pleads guilty in case of All Nippon Airways flight diverted to Anchorage
Man Pleads Guilty in Alaska Flight Diversion Case
Quotations in the News
2 charged in motorcycle death; authorities say chest-high line being used to drag elk carcass
2 Charged in Montrose County Motorcycle Death
10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways
Man from Los Angeles Times building in police custody after reports of shooting threat inside
Police Raid LA Times Building After Threat Reports
Flyaway owl from Tacoma zoo captured in nearby park, hungry but safe
Flyaway Owl Found, Hungry but Safe
Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer came into the world at a whopping 13 lbs and 8 1/2 ounces.
Watch: Big Baby Born in Delaware
Boston resident Kel Kelly organized a special tribute for Meg Menzies at the Boston Marathon.
Watch: Sneaker Memorial Honors Runner Killed by Drunk Driver
Tom McFarlin describes the moment he realized his car was hit by a bullet on a Kansas highway.
Watch: Highway Shooting Victim Grateful His Sons Were Not in Car
A 1998 ABC News Nightline piece features Clinton talking about his handshake with President John F. Kennedy.
Watch: The Day Bill Clinton Met JFK
ABC Politics
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: Politics
The omitted email is vaguely referenced as concerning a “medical record."
Monica Lewinsky E-Mail Omitted From Clinton Papers
And is it fair to pit grandmotherly desires against political ambition?
Will Clinton Baby Affect 2016, and Is It Sexist to Ask?
Are politicians slowly sapping the cool out of social media?
Selfies Are Turning Politicians Into Teenagers
Documents show former president had no role in attack that killed 18 US troops.
Bill Clinton 'Surprised' at Black Hawk Down Raid
Memo reveals opinions on the "right-wing conspiracy industry operation."
Clinton White House's Conspiracy Theory of Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories
New memos reveal White House advisers were wary of JFK anniversary coverage.
Bill Clinton Aides Worried He'd Be 'Haunted By JFK's Ghost'
The latest batch of newly released documents from the Clinton administration revealed that President Bill Clinton already had his eye on Chelsea Clinton’s future mother-in-law two decades ago. As the Clintons were readying to make their healthcare push, the documents show the White House listed...
Bill Clinton Targeted Chelsea's Future Mother-In-Law in Healthcare Bid
Leave the city behind with this great giveaway from the president.
Great Outdoors: Free Entrance to National Parks
A former Secretary of State also penned a memoir called 'Hard Choices'
Oops? Hillary Clinton Recycles An Old Book Title
The Naval Academy ended their season 9-4, a solid feat for any team, but their bigger accomplishment: taking home the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. And today, President Obama presented the team with the trophy for the 2nd time in two years and 9th time in the past...
Obama Presents Navy Football with Commander-in-Chief's Trophy
The State Department says it needs more time to review the millions of public comments about the Keystone XL pipeline project, citing uncertainty about the route’s direction through Nebraska which is currently being litigated there. “Agencies need additional time based on the uncertainty created by...
US Extends Keystone Review as Pipeline Supporters Cry Foul
House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and former New York City police commissioner and ABC News contributor Ray Kelly discuss security for Monday’s Boston Marathon Sunday on “This Week.” Plus, George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens...
Sunday on 'This Week': Boston Marathon Security
President Obama comments about the situation in Ukraine during an event with the Israeli prime minster.
Watch: Russia Faces Increased Tensions With the West After Sending Troops Into Crimea
British foreign secretary calls the situation "the most dangerous crisis in Europe this century."
Watch: Potential for Armed Conflict Grows in Ukraine
ABC News' Alexander Marquardt and Terry Moran report from Crimea on the battle over Ukraine.
Watch: 'This Week': Crisis in Ukraine
MONEYScope
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: Money
A look back at the history of Air Jordans, from 1985-2014.
Photos: Air Jordans From 1985 to Today
intro: "Gamification," or applying game thinking to non-game activities, is a tech term that's been around long enough that many of the apps on our smartphones use the concept. And many times, we don't even realize we're part of a game with multiple purposes. Take for example, a new app called Wellapets, that teaches children how to care for their asthma with virtual pets. LifeGuard Games' CEO and founder Alex Ryu, 25, says some parents have told him children who don't have asthma have enjoyed playing the game without even realizing the health purpose behind it, and that's ok too. "We want it to be enjoyable," Ryu said. The app, developed by a Harvard Medical School student, features fire-breathing dragon pets on Apple iOS devices like iPhones or Android ones. The app teaches children to learn how to manage their asthma in a fun, interactive way. Here is more about Wellapets and more websites and apps that could gamify a wide range of activities in your life. quicklist: title: Children With Asthma media: 23352515 category: Wellapets text: Ryu, who is on leave from the Harvard Medical School, released Wellapets on March 28 with a team of three and while working with pediatricians from Boston Children's Hospital. The app is ideally for children ages 6 to 11 and free, though Ryu said he hopes to one day use a subscription model. "The greater vision is to use the virtual pet through a series of games to make children smarter and healthier," Ryu said. Other topics LifeGuard Games hopes to tackle are financial literacy and other health issues, possibly food allergies. quicklist: title: Running/Fitness media: 23352695 category: Runkeeper text: Runkeeper allows people to keep track of their running, cycling, hiking and several other physical activities. Share with your friends, sync with your goals and get healthy. The company recently introduced the Breeze app that tracks every step you take. quicklist: title: Health/Hitting the Gym media: 23352799 category: Pact text: Pact encourages positive behaviors, like going to the gym, by fining you money if you skip out on your commitment. The premise allows those who go to the gym according to their “pact” to never pay money. You provide your credit card information when you first sign up and then you pay an amount of your choosing, if you do not follow your pact. Initially called GymPact, the company changed its name to Pact when it widened its use beyond going to your local health club. Read More: GymPact App Makes Workout Skippers Pay Up quicklist: title: Budgeting media: 23352876 category: Mint text: Mint is a personal finance app and website that encourages you to keep to your budgeting and saving goals. You can sync your bank accounts and credit cards. Feel shame and embarrassment when your savings goals are in the red and elation when you keep within your monthly restaurants budget. Read More: Wedding Registry App Lets Couples Add Items from Anywhere quicklist: title: Sleep/Fitness media: 23352923 category: Fitbit text: Fitness device Fitbit tracks every step you take and even how much you sleep and the quality of it. Walking urbanites can proudly share their number of steps when they compare with car-driving friends. Read More: Fitbit Recalls ‘Force’ Wristband in Rash Move Competitor Jawbone is also pushing its sleep function. quicklist: title: Learning a Language media: 23353018 category: Duolingo text: Using a quiz-style format of learning, Duolingo allows you to learn basic Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese. The app is free and you can choose to start anywhere in a range of levels. quicklist: title: Dating media: 23353102 category: Coffee Meets Bagel text: "Quality dating made easy" is the tag line for Coffee Meets Bagel. Started by three sisters, the free service utilizes the Facebook networks of your friends for potential dates, with the premise that you may have a higher chance of compatibility in your social networks. Members receive one match, or bagel, daily at noon, then choose to "like" or "pass" their bagels. If two members "like" each other's profiles, they are matched and given the opportunity to meet in person. If you want to find out who is the social connection between you and your match (a.k.a. your mutual friend), you can pay money to the site. Read More: Tinder, Locals and Other Apps Give Online Dating a Makeover quicklist: title: Hooking Up media: 23353305 category: Tinder text: As Time Magazine describes Tinder: "Tinder is a smartphone app that at first seems like a higher tech version 'hot or not.' Users are shown photos of nearby potential matches and can swipe right to 'like' and left for 'nope.' Mutual right swipes result in a match, followed by the prompt to either send a message or 'keep playing.'" Fast-growing app Tinder instantly introduces you to your friends’ friends, using the same premise of inclusive social networks that Coffee Meets Bagel uses. Except, Tinder has unofficially become the app for fast flings, instead of relationships, as reported in the most recent Olympic games in Russia. Yes, it apparently is popular with some athletes. Read More: Tinder Hook-Ups Off the Hook Among Sochi Athletes
Strange Apps That Gamify Every Aspect of Your Life
From an island in the Bahamas with its own airplane landing strip to a woodsy getaway near Maine in Canadian waters, if you have the cash, you can live in paradise on your very own private island.
Stunning Private Islands For Sale
Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, or whatever else you want to call him, Sean Combs is numero uno, according to Forbes' list of wealthiest hip hop artists released today.
Find Out Who Topped Jay Z as the Wealthiest Hip Hop Artist
CareerCast.com has their annual ranking of 200 different vocations across North America... and lumberjacks aren't cutting it!
10 Most Awful Jobs for 2014 Revealed
What are the best places to work in the U.S.? There's no lack of lists claiming to answer this question. Business Insider released its list of the 50 best places to work. It has little in common with Fortune's annual list of 100 best companies, released in January.
Best of the Best? 4 Companies on Best Places to Work Lists
The College Board released on Wednesday sample tests showing the biggest changes to the SAT college admissions test since 2005. The draft questions are intended to give the public a sampling of the changes to come for the spring 2016 exam, giving high school students time to prepare for the changes that include changes like an optional essay, limited use of a calculator, and no more "obscure" vocabulary words.
Are You Smarter Than a High Schooler?
When I started teaching elementary school after college, the public school district didn't hide the fact that it had two pay scales: one for men and one for women. Women have made incredible strides since then. But 40 years later, we’re still debating equal pay for equal work.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Why Equal Pay Is Worth Fighting For
If there’s one thing Washington is exceptionally good at, it’s politicizing the personal. In the past few weeks, the ongoing debate over “equal pay for equal work” has typified this type of unfair politicization – this time with women – and instead of working together on solutions to empower American women, it has only perpetuated false accusations.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Equal Pay Is Just the Start
Providence, RI, sues financial firms, says they defrauded investors with high-speed trading
Providence, RI, Sues Firms Over Stock Trades
By Bryan Hacken and Mark Ellwood In a world of manufacturing where machines are taking over, and it seems like everything has been outsourced, one man refuses to give in. His name is Barnett Brickner. Brickner has been spent over 40 years behind a nondescript...
Umbrella Man Has It Made In the Shade
Figures on government spending and debt
Figures on Government Spending and Debt
Bankruptcy judge rules against American Airlines' bid to quickly end retiree benefits
Judge Says American Can't End Retiree Benefits Yet
Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes central and southern Mexico; no immediate word on casualties
Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital
Correction: Restaurant Sales story
Correction: Restaurant Sales Story
SciTech
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: Technology
The company now lets users tag people in photos.
Some Twitter Users Frown on New Facebook-Like Tagging
The new planet is about 450 kilometers wide and slightly red.
More to the Solar System Beyond Pluto
Technology insiders who have had the chance to try Oculus Rift's virtual reality gaming headset raved about its "incredible" ability to transport users to "another world."
Why People Who Have Used Oculus Say It's 'Incredible'
NASA is crowdsourcing the design for the cover of its next prototype spacesuit.
NASA Crowdsources New Spacesuit Design
A rumored Apple "HealthBook" may turn the idea of fitness tracking on its ear.
Rumored Apple 'HealthBook' May Shake Up Fitness Tracking Industry
Facebook makes 'long-term bet,' says will pay $2 billion for virtual reality company Oculus
Facebook Buying Virtual-Reality Company for $2B
Aviation analysts try to strike a balance between cost and safety.
How Flight 370 Might Change Tracking Technology
Indicted cyber guru Kim Dotcom celebrated a deal today that would see the internet storage company he founded while out on bail valued at $179 million USD and listed on New Zealand's stock exchange.
Why Indicted Internet Mogul Kim Dotcom Is Celebrating
The flagship phone maintains its sleek design.
HTC Unveils New HTC One Smartphone
You don't need a math degree to play this hit mobile game.
'2048': The Most Addictive Game Since 'Flappy Bird'
Will 2014 bring jetpacks and time travel? Probably not. Here's what to expect.
What Cool Tech to Expect in 2014
Maybe 2014 will be a better year for some of these tech companies and products.
The Biggest Tech Flops of 2013
Is the iPad Air the best tablet heading into the holidays? ABC News reviews Apple's latest.
iPad Air: Apple’s Tablet Still Has the Edge
Astronauts aboard the ISS congratulated the "Gravity" cast and crew for bringing a taste of space to movie theaters.
Watch: NASA Astronaut Flips Over 'Gravity' Oscar Wins
Space agency was not properly informed about previous leak in suit prior to spacewalk incident.
Watch: NASA Reveals More Information About Spacesuit Malfunction
Health
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: Health
The Scott family started a website to find out what's wrong with baby Wyatt.
Baby Can’t Open Mouth in Medical Mystery
Could this mark an end to overzealous photoshopping of models?
New Bill Aims to Curb Overzealous Photoshopping
By the time Caitlin McComish was back in fall training at University of Toledo, she had gone into shock 17 times, always near the soccer field. She missed more than a month of school and couldn't leave her apartment.
Ohio Soccer Player Is Dangerously 'Allergic' to Her Own Sweat
At least eight students have contacted the virus.
NJ Mumps Victims Were Vaccinated, Officials Say
The FDA warns common surgical technique could lead to dangerous spread of cancer cells.
Couple Applauds FDA Warning Against Hysterectomy Procedure
They were finally able to go outside, seven months after surgery.
Conjoined Twins See Sunlight For the First Time
Josh Hardy was dying last month, but has now left the hospital.
Dying Boy Who Got Unapproved Drug Leaves Hospital
Heart-wrenching photos of families mourning loved ones lost in a South Korean ferry disaster capture what some experts say is a helpful process: group grieving.
Group Grieving May Help Families Through South Korea Ferry Disaster
An explosion paralyzed Kevin Ogilvie while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.
Paralyzed Veteran Walks Again With Exo-Skeleton
The school has apologized for passing out the ill-advised flier.
School Flier Counsels Kids Not to Rat Out Bullies
"Marisa93" and "Jim C." who are engaged and have been living together in Miamisburg, Ohio, met on the website GRACE (Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education), while their grief was still raw.
Grieving Widow, Widower Discover Love Again on Internet Forum
UK doctor draws controversy after penning op-ed comparing HIV to diabetes.
UK Doctor: 'I'd Rather Have HIV Than Diabetes'
Mirror may some day help patients prepare for surgery.
Digital Mirror Shows Users Their Internal Organs
At least 224 people in Franklin and Delaware counties have contracted the virus.
No Shots, No School Amid Ohio Mumps Outbreak
Vials containing SARS fragments not dangerous, but hint at vulnerability.
Lab Loses Thousands of Vials of Deadly SARS Virus
Entertainment
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: Entertainment
"Mrs. Doubtfire" star Mara Wilson is trending and in a big way. Wilson Tweeted yesterday that she would not be in for "Mrs. Doubtfire 2," which was just announced earlier in the week. Wilson, 26, played Natalie Hillard, the adorable little girl in the film that is more than 20 years old. "For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I," she wrote.
'Mrs. Doubtfire's' Mara Wilson Fires Back at Critics
Debbie Matenopoulos co-host married photographer boyfriend.
Former 'View' Co-Host Reveals She's Married and Pregnant
Find out what's worth a trek to the cinema!
'Transcendence,' 'Heaven Is For Real': What to See This Weekend
Kristen Bell opened up about her one-year-old daughter's speaking and dancing skills.
Kristen Bell's Daughter Can Say 3 Words, Including 'Boobies'
Nashville and Louisville mark two more concert stops Miley Cyrus will miss due to her hospitalization — and she’s sick of it. “sick of waking up to needles,” Cyrus tweeted early Friday (April 18) morning. “#goingthruit #floydfriday” The former Disney Channel star has been hospitalized...
Miley Cyrus Is 'Sick Of Waking Up to Needles'
Lindsay Lohan revealed to Andy Cohen why she made the now-infamous sex list and why she's so upset that it leaked.
Why Lindsay Lohan Made the Sex List
JFK refused to let Davis perform at White House after his interracial marriage.
Five Revelations from New Sammy Davis Jr. Book
Real-life Olivia Popes weigh in on the "Scandal" finale.
What Olivia Pope Thought of the 'Scandal' Finale
"The Wire" actor Idris Elba, 41, is a father again! He welcomed a baby boy Thursday with girlfriend Naiyana Garth, he Tweeted.
Actor Idris Elba Welcomes Baby Boy
Paul Walker's mother, Cheryl Ann Walker, will ask a judge at the end of the month to dismiss her petition to become guardian of the late actor's daughter Meadow, ABC News has confirmed. Walker's mother had filed a petition to be named legal guardian of the "Fast and Furious" star's 15-year-old daughter last month.
Paul Walker's Mother No Longer Seeking Guardianship of Late Actor's Daughter
Peaches Geldof funeral to be held on Easter Monday; family says event will be private
Peaches Geldof Funeral to Be Held on Easter Monday
The third season finale of “Scandal” was full of explosions – physical and emotional ones.
'Scandal' Season Finale Full of Explosions
The "Vertigo" star said comments about her looks "hit me hard."
Kim Novak 'Didn't the Leave the House' For Days Due to Oscar Jabs
Are they trying to tell us something?
Ashton and Mila Share Comical 'Peanut' Photo
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian Nobel laureate who helped define Latin America, dies at 87
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate, Dies at 87
Travel
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: Travel
Destinations around the U.S. are offering activities for the Easter holiday.
Will the Easter Bunny Visit Your Hotel This Weekend?
Guests become partial owners and get VIP treatment.
Calif. Hotel World's First to Crowd Fund
Not a bit of roughing it happening at these amazing glamping destinations.
Photos: 10 Luxurious Spots That Put the "G" in Glamping
New book details hidden spots and little-known facts about the metropolis.
9 Things You Never Knew About New York
A growing number of Denver properties are embracing the 4/20 lifestyle.
'Bud and Breakfast' Joins Emerging Marijuana-Friendly Colorado Hotels
The best 'B" in B&B is the one that means breakfast. This one took top honors.
Is This the Best Breakfast in America?
Explore interesting sites off the same-old beaten path.
Where to Go in Philadelphia
Rarely seen photos of the development of the iconic ride.
Photos: Disney Celebrates 50 Years of 'It's a Small World'
Orient-Express Hotels is re-branding its trains, hotels and travel experiences.
Photos: Luxury Train Travel From Bygone Era Gets a Boost
PARENTS MAGAZINE NAMES 10 BEST CARIBBEAN DESTINATIONS FOR FAMILIES IN 2014
Photos: 10 Best Caribbean Islands for Families
From the Jersey Shore to Mardi Gras, LEGO artist Jeff Friesen builds 50 states.
Photos: Whimsical LEGO Dioramas Take Us on a Tour of the US
TripAdvisor members pick the top spots to take in a game, but there's at least one famous stadium baseball fans will notice missing from the list.
Photos: Which Are the 10 Best Ballparks?
Peek Inside a $12k Per Night Motor Home Turned Hotel
Photos: Peek Inside a $12K-per-Night Motor Home-Turned-Hotel
How many days before your flight should you buy your ticket?
Watch: Cheapest Air-Fare Day
ABC News' Genevieve Shaw Brown shares the secret to a sunny beach vacation for any family.
Watch: Beach Getaway Guide for All Budgets
Relationships
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
GMA
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: GMA
Comedian and host latest star to undergo weight-loss surgery.
Rosie O'Donnell Loses 50 Pounds
Here's where to get your fix of fun, music, and the outdoors.
Eclectic Early Summer Festivals
When I started teaching elementary school after college, the public school district didn't hide the fact that it had two pay scales: one for men and one for women. Women have made incredible strides since then. But 40 years later, we’re still debating equal pay for equal work.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Why Equal Pay Is Worth Fighting For
If there’s one thing Washington is exceptionally good at, it’s politicizing the personal. In the past few weeks, the ongoing debate over “equal pay for equal work” has typified this type of unfair politicization – this time with women – and instead of working together on solutions to empower American women, it has only perpetuated false accusations.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Equal Pay Is Just the Start
"Mrs. Doubtfire" star Mara Wilson is trending and in a big way. Wilson Tweeted yesterday that she would not be in for "Mrs. Doubtfire 2," which was just announced earlier in the week. Wilson, 26, played Natalie Hillard, the adorable little girl in the film that is more than 20 years old. "For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I," she wrote.
'Mrs. Doubtfire's' Mara Wilson Fires Back at Critics
By the time Caitlin McComish was back in fall training at University of Toledo, she had gone into shock 17 times, always near the soccer field. She missed more than a month of school and couldn't leave her apartment.
Ohio Soccer Player Is Dangerously 'Allergic' to Her Own Sweat
Find out what's worth a trek to the cinema!
'Transcendence,' 'Heaven Is For Real': What to See This Weekend
Check out these destinations for superlative suds.
The 7 Best Cities for Beer
Kristen Bell opened up about her one-year-old daughter's speaking and dancing skills.
Kristen Bell's Daughter Can Say 3 Words, Including 'Boobies'
The Scott family started a website to find out what's wrong with baby Wyatt.
Baby Can’t Open Mouth in Medical Mystery
Majority of missing passengers are teenagers and hope that survivors will be found starts to fade.
Watch: South Korean Ferry Disaster Claims Lives, Leaves Many Missing
Mohammed Whitaker accused of shooting into at least 9 cars, injuring 2 drivers.
Watch: Kansas City Highway Shooting Suspect Held on $1 Million Bail
This baby, Audrey from Australia, just wants to dance.
Watch: Baby's Epic 'Night at the Roxbury'
California nonprofit is caring for the female cub until she can be returned to the wild.
Watch: Bear Cub Delivered Anonymously to Animal Rescue Group
High school students in Massachusetts will raise money through sponsors of their mobile-free month.
Watch: Teens Ditch Cell Phones to Support Classmate With Cancer
Nightline
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: Nightline
An account of how August 1 2008 became the deadliest day ever on K2 -- 29 went up the mountain and only 18 came down. It is based on a book by climber Graham Bowley and footage shot during the expedition by two videographers.
K2: Story of the Mountain's Deadliest Day
Twelve are dead and four are missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest, according to Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Sherpa Guides 'Backbone' of Mount Everest Expeditions
When women cheat, it’s often considered a scandal, and never has cheating been as easy as it is now, when finding a willing partner is click or a phone tap away.
For the Thrill of the Affair: Why Married Women Cheat
Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are starting a family.
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant With 1st Child
A notorious British protest movement has declared war on radical Islam.
Inside London's Conflict Between Far-Right EDL, Pro-Islamic Radicals
Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are offering a glimpse into the desperate situation in the crippled vessel.
Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry Send Heartbreaking Texts
How would you like to take a vacation to Hawaii for just $5? It may sound too good to be true, but it’s possible if you know how to “travel hack.”
How This Guy Scored $7 Flights for Vegas Bachelor Party
Paralympic snowboarder talks about overcoming her disability.
‘DWTS’: Amy Purdy on Moving Tribute to Her Father
Researcher says poachers are going after Golden Lancehead pit vipers.
Is Someone Stealing Some of the World's Deadliest Snakes and Selling Them?
Taco Bell is hoping to devour McDonald's morning menu empire with new line.
How Taco Bell Plans to Win the Breakfast Wars
Unofficial ratings on how the two responded to having footwear winged at them.
Clinton, Bush and a Fast-Flying Shoe: Who Dodged It Best?
The LaVelles were gathered outside of a sports arena in Spokane, Wash., for their favorite pastime -- preaching from the sidewalks that the people filing in were sinners with a one-way ticket to hell.
Shouting Sermons Is a Family Affair for These Street Preachers
The following is excerpted from "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story," by ABC's Dan Harris.
Book Excerpt: ABC's Dan Harris' '10% Happier'
Dan Abrams is a 'Nightline' Co-Anchor and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News.
Dan Abrams' Biography
Co-Anchor, Nightline
Dan Harris' Biography
Primetime
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: Primetime
Jaycee Dugard says she doesn't want to live in the past.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Tells Diane Sawyer About Moving On
On her first trip to New York City, Jaycee Dugard attended a star-studded awards ceremony, took in a Broadway play and was awed by the city's skyscrapers. But for her, the most memorable part of the trip was going for pizza. "Just walking down the street. With everybody. It was my favorite moment," Dugard told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.
Dugard Revels in Being Free in NYC
Abducted by strangers and held captive for 18 years.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard: The Full Interview
Jaycee Dugard revels in saying her name, a name she wasn't allowed to utter or even write for 18 years while she was held captive by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Dugard chose to tell her story in a new memoir and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer because she wants to live free of Phillip Garrido's secrets.
Jaycee Dugard: 'Life After Something Tragic'
Handcuffed in the backyard, her attacker, Phillip Garrido, is her only contact.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Dependent on Her Abductor
Phillip Garrido's wife is introduced bearing dolls and chocolate as gifts.
Watch: Introducing Jaycee Dugard to Nancy Garrido
While held captive she gives birth to two girls.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Pregnant at Age 14
Over 18 years, officials fail to detect a crime right under their noses.
Watch: Parole Officers Visit the House 60 Times
Lisa Campbell and Ally Jacobs look into Phillip Garrido's past after public rant
Watch: Unlikely Heroes Start to Investigate Garrido
The system failed despite Garrido being a known sex offender and being monitored
Watch: How Did Phillip Garrido Pull Off This Crime?
Nancy Garrido videotapes a parole officer as he conducts a surprise search.
Watch: Officer's Failed Search Caught on Tape
Adjusting to life after being rescued from the torments of Phillip Garrido.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Recovers With the Love of Family
Jaycee Dugard has powerful memories from the last 20 years, 18 of them spent as a prisoner of kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Yet, some of the most overwhelming memories come from her first two years of freedom which she and her children have spent reunited with her mother.
Jaycee Dugard's Triumph Over Kidnapping, Captivity
Authorities visited the home of Phillip Garrido at least 60 times and still somehow missed the hidden compound housing Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters. There were even reports that neighbors and residents alerted authorities to sightings of Dugard and the fact that children were living in tents in the convicted sex offender's backyard. Experts say there are several things you can look for to help a missing or exploited child.
How to Report a Missing Child Sighting
Jaycee Dugard has formed the JAYC Foundation to help families of abduction. Dugard, kidnapped at 11 and held captive for 18 years, has spent her first two years of freedom healing with her family. She now wants to help other families do the same.
Jaycee Dugard's New Foundation Helping Families of Abduction
20/20
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: 20/20
Every year, countless people rake in thousands of dollars by faking an injury to collect on disability payments.
Caught! Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims
Act 1: Private investigator Bob Kiehn tries to catch insurance fraudsters in the act.
Watch: Workers Claim Thousands of Dollars in False Injury Claims
Act 2: People claim they've been convinced by psychics to give them thousands of dollars in cash or property.
Watch: Would You Hand Over $27K to a Psychic?
Act 3: Bob Nygaard tracks down psychics, to whom people gave large sums of money and property.
Watch: Private Investigator Helps Victims of Alleged Psychic Fraud
"I felt like a cheap whore," said Vincent Burroughs of 2011 visit to his home.
Watch: Oregon Man Claims IRS Auditor Coerced Him into Having Sex
Act 5: From Oprah to Kobe Bryant, the rich and famous have relatives eager to cash in on their success.
Watch: Celebrities and Their Freeloading Friends and Family
ABC's Cecilia Vega rides with private investigator Bob Kiehn to try to catch injury impostors in the act.
Watch: Catching Workers Allegedly Faking Injuries Red-Handed
Bob Nygaard is a private investigator who helps people convinced by psychics to hand over thousands of dollars in cash or property to them.
Private Investigator Recovered Over $2M for Psychic Fraud Victims
When Bryan James sought a psychic's advice, his mom Mary James unknowingly paid for the bill.
Watch: Son Drains Mom's Retirement Fund for Psychic Help
An Oregon man, who claims an IRS agent seduced him and then didn’t help with his audit, had his case against the federal government dismissed.
Man 'Seduced' by IRS Agent Appeals Dismissal of His Lawsuit
Talk queen reveals that the amount is not based on how much people need.
Oprah Winfrey on How Much Money People Ask to Borrow from Her
"Talk" co-host accuses brother of trying to make money off son's MS diagnosis.
Sharon Osbourne Bashes Brother in Facebook Post
An auction of Kobe Bryant memorabilia will move forward after a legal spat.
Kobe Bryant Settles With Auction House
Calif. private investigator John Hakala specializes in catching fake injury scammers on video.
Watch: Man Who Collected Disability Caught on Camera Pumping Iron, Doing Cardio
Video of Modupe Martin ditching crutches to meet a man for a park tryst helped convict her, DA said.
Watch: Calif. Workers'-Comp Fraudster Goes From Crutches To High Heels in Same Day
WNT
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36
ABC News: World News
American author of novel that was turned into an HBO series talks about the characters and what inspires him.
Watch: 'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin
A climber who witnessed today’s deadliest avalanche on Mount Everest, which killed at least 12 people, said the snowslide "came out of nowhere," comparing the fallout to a war zone.
Mount Everest Avalanche ‘Came Out of Nowhere,’ Climber Says
Twelve are dead and four are missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest, according to Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Sherpa Guides 'Backbone' of Mount Everest Expeditions
The man suspected of shooting random cars as they traveled on Kansas City, Missouri, highways in recent weeks has been identified and charged with 18 felonies, authorities announced today.
Suspect Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings
Divers entered the doomed Sewol ferry in waters off South Korea’s coast today, hoping against hope to find additional survivors as authorities continue to investigate the ship’s captain.
Ferry Captain Arrest Sought for Leaving Bridge
Every year, countless people rake in thousands of dollars by faking an injury to collect on disability payments.
Caught! Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims
One photographer tries to bring hope to kids who needs it.
Children's Dreams Come True One Picture at a Time
Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he hopes Russia will not have to use force in eastern Ukraine.
Putin 'Hopes' He Won't Have to Send Troops Into Eastern Ukraine
Kerry cites progress in four-way Ukraine talks, but Obama not so sure..
Obama Raises Doubts Over Russia De-escalation in Ukraine
A new image shows the bullet-riddled anti-American rant allegedly scrawled by suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the inside wall of a boat as he hid from a police manhunt last year.
Image Shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Last Message Before Arrest
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial was adjourned today for two weeks after one of the Blade Runner's own expert witnesses contradicted his testimony.
Oscar Pistorius' Own Expert Witness Contradicts Him
Hundreds of Navy and Coast Guard divers are battling murky conditions in the waters off of South Korea today, searching for survivors of a shipwrecked ferry that sank Wednesday with hundreds of people trapped inside.
'Deeply Ashamed' Ferry Captain Among First to Abandon Ship
In the midst of their anguish and grief, some families of the missing passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say they are being besieged by high stakes versions of ambulance chasers -- American lawyers looking for clients.
US Lawyers Aim to Profit in Malaysia Airlines Tragedy
Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are offering a glimpse into the desperate situation in the crippled vessel.
Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry Send Heartbreaking Texts
Robot sub makes 2nd dive to search for plane; Chinese families walk out on Malaysian govt
Sub Makes 2nd Dive to Search for Malaysian Plane

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