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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
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In this photo taken at the Palermo harbor on April 15 and made available Sunday, April 19, migrants receive relief after disembarking in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. In background, right, is harbored the King Jacob Portuguese cargo vassel, the first ship to arrive near a boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrant in distress, only to see it capsizing in the waters north of Libya, Sunday, April 19, 2015. 24 migrants were confirmed dead, sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)ROME (AP) — Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after a fishing boat smuggling hundreds of migrants from Libya to Europe overturned in what could become one of the Mediterranean's deadliest mass drownings.
Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
Alexander Stubb (R) and party secretary Minna Arve speak on stage after the announcing of the pre-elections votes at the party's parliamentary elections reception in Helsinki on April 19, 2015Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb conceded defeat in Sunday's general election, which saw the opposition Centre Party and its leader Juha Sipila come out on top. Congratulations," Stubb told Finnish public radio and television YLE. Projections by YLE showed the Centre Party winning 46 of 200 seats in parliament, while Stubb's conservative National Coalition Party was seen taking 37 seats, the same number as the Social Democrats. The rightwing eurosceptic Finns Party was seen taking 35 seats.
Finnish PM Alexander Stubb concedes election defeat
Russia's players Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (L) and Elena Vesnina celebrate their victory over Germany during the Federation Cup tennis world group semifinal match between Russia and Germany in Sochi on April 19, 2015Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Sabine Lisicki and Andrea Petkovic in the deciding rubber of the Fed Cup World Group semi-final against Germany on Sunday to put Russia into the final. Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova won 6-2, 6-3 in one hour 24 minutes to earn a pass into the title match against the Czech Republic, who beat France in the other semi-final. "I was a bit nervous at the start but I knew that together with Nastia (Pavlyuchenkova) we're a good team," Vesnina said. The German pair had a chance to change the course of the events as they broke back to level at 3-3 but the Russians moved up a gear to take three consecutive games and the second set sealing their victory with an ace by Pavlyuchenkova.
Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova put Russia into Fed Cup final
Turkish Cypriot leader and leadership candidate, Dervis Eroglu, speaks is seen through Turkish flags and candidate banners during a rally in Nicosia at the Turkish Cypriot north part of the island of Cyprus, Friday, April 17, 2015. Breakaway Turkish Cypriots will cast their ballots this Sunday April 19, or a new leader who will have little time to settle in before jumping into another round of talks aimed at reunifying ethnically split Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership will go to a second round after none of the candidates managed to garner enough votes Sunday to avoid a runoff, authorities said, as talks to reunify the ethnically-split island of Cyprus are expected to resume next month.
Turkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round
ADEN (Reuters) - The leader of Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi rebels said on Sunday that Yemenis had the right to resist Saudi "aggression" by any means. The tone of Abdel-Malek al-Houthi's televised speech suggested he was in no mood to compromise despite pressure from Saudi-led airstrikes, which began targeting the militia more than three weeks ago. (This story removes reference to first speech) (Reporting by Ahmed Tolba and Noah Browning; writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Gareth Jones)
Houthi leader says Yemenis have right to resist Saudi 'aggression'
Fighters loyal to Yemen's President Hadi call clash with Houthi fighters outside Hadi's house in the country's southern port city of AdenBy Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - The leader of Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi militia accused Saudi Arabia on Sunday of plotting to seize the country, in a fiery speech suggesting he was in no mood to compromise despite more than three weeks of Saudi-led bombing. Saudi Arabia's goal is "the invasion of this country, its occupation and placing this country again under its feet and hegemony", Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said. The announcement puts at least 15,000 troops in the desert and mountain border area on the same side as Saudi Arabia, which hosts the embattled Yemeni president in its capital Riyadh. "Brigadier General Abdulrahman al-Halily of the First Military District announced today his support for constitutional legitimacy as represented by President Hadi," one of the officials told Reuters.
Yemen's Houthi leader accuses Saudi Arabia of seeking to invade
Former President Bill Clinton, left, holds the hand of former state Rep. Susan Winchester, right, the chairman of the the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundations, during a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing at the Oklahoma City National Memorial in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 19, 2015. Winchester lost her sister Dr. Peggy Clark in the bombing. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 1,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, which was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until the Sept. 11 attacks six years later.
Service held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing
Michal Kwiatkowski celebrates as he crosses the finish line and wins the 50th edition of the Amstel Gold raceWorld champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland claimed his first one-day victory of the year in winning the first of three Ardennes Classics, the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. Kwiatkowski finished the 258km race from Maastricht to Valkenburg ahead of Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Australia's Michael Matthews. It was the 24-year-old's first win in a major Spring Classic race, this the first of three Ardennes Classics in the space of a single week. Kwiatkowski said he was really struggling towards the end but teammate Gianni Meersman had convinced him everyone else was too.
World champion Kwiatkowski wins Amstel Gold Race
FBI Director Comey speaks during a news conference on the release of the 9/11 Review Commission report in WashingtonPoland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post earlier this week, prompted an outcry in Poland and drew condemnation in the media and from politicians. A foreign ministry spokesman said on his Twitter account that the U.S. ambassador would be summoned to the ministry over the article, and that Poland would demand an apology. Comey said in the article: "In their minds, the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary, and so many, many other places didn’t do something evil.
Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say four people snatched either a seal or sea lion pup from a beach near the city's international airport early Sunday.
Police: Seal or sea lion pup abducted from Los Angeles beach
Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton gestures towards members of his team as he celebrates on top of his car after winning the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on April 19, 2015Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton made light of brake problems and a seamless switch from champagne to rose water on Sunday after winning the Bahrain Grand Prix to extend his lead in this year’s title race. It was a measure of Hamilton's success that after a flawless drive to his third win in four races this year he remained in control after opening up a 27-points lead ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton came home 3.3 seconds clear of Finn Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari who stole second ahead of Nico Rosberg when the second Mercedes driver suffered a braking problem on the penultimate lap.
Hamilton wins, Raikkonen steals second from Rosberg
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7."
'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.
Actor Ben Powers, known for "Good Times" TV role, dies at 64
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb and his wife Suzanne Innes-Stubb cast their votes in Espoo, Finland, Sunday April 19, 2015. Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession. (Mikko Stig/Leutikuva via AP) FINLAND OUTHELSINKI (AP) — Finland voted Sunday to determine which coalition could lift the country out of a three-year recession, with the opposition Center Party in an early lead over the ruling conservatives whose leader, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, acknowledged his government was slow to enact economic reforms.
Opposition Center Party takes early lead in Finnish election
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, center, mingles at a "Politics and Eggs" event, a breakfast fixture for 2016 presidential prospects, Friday, April 17, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.
New Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field
Business
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
A Chinese national flag flutters outside the headquarters of the People's Bank of China in BeijingChina's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world's second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) lowered the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for all banks by 100 basis points to 18.5 percent, effective from April 20, the central bank said in a statement on its website www.pbc.gov.cn. "Though the growth in the first quarter met the official target of around 7 percent for 2015, the slowdown in several areas, including industrial output and retail sales, has caused concern," said a report published by the official Xinhua news service covering the announcement. The latest cut, the deepest single reduction since the depth of the global crisis in 2008, shows how the central bank is stepping up efforts to ward off a sharp slowdown in the economy.
China makes big cut in bank reserve requirement to fight slowdown
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Jennifer Ablan and David Gaffen NEW YORK (Reuters) - In January 2014, veteran short-seller Bill Fleckenstein said he was readying a new fund to bet on falling stock prices. Despite lackluster U.S. economic data, a world grappling with slow growth, concern that Greece and Ukraine could default on their debts, the U.S. stock market has been more than resilient. It has been impossible," Seattle-based Fleckenstein told Reuters. "It all comes down to free money and that old saw - 'don't fight the Fed,'" said Jeff Matthews, who runs Ram Partners, a Naples, Florida-based hedge fund.
For short-sellers in U.S. stocks, the agony just piles on
Greek national flag flutters atop the parliament building in AthensThe threat posed by Greece beyond its borders may have diminished but efforts to agree an economic reform program to free up bailout funds and avert default will capture world attention this week. Euro zone finance ministers meet in the Latvian capital Riga on Friday with both sides saying time is running short to keep Greece afloat. Germany said last week it was unrealistic to expect euro zone countries to be able to pay out a new tranche of aid this month. "No one has a clue how we can reach agreement on an ambitious program," Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said.
Another crunch week in Greek bailout saga
A labourer is reflected in the glass of a Shanghai General Motors exhibition hall in ShanghaiShanghai GM, a joint venture between General Motors and China's SAIC Motor Corp , plans to spend 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) over the next five years developing new vehicles, Shanghai GM President Wang Yongqing said on Sunday. Shanghai GM will spend 26.5 billion yuan on environmentally friendly products, including 10 "new-energy models" - traditional and plug-in hybrids - by 2020, he said. Shanghai GM has 13 new engines and nine new transmissions "in the pipeline" and plans to expand use of small-displacement, direct-injection and turbo engines, introducing diesel engines "when the time is ripe", he said.
Shanghai GM to spend $16 billion developing new vehicles
Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New YorkThe meeting next Wednesday would aim to negotiate possible concessions addressing those concerns, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Staffers at both the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission remain concerned the combined company would have too much power in the Internet broadband market and would have unfair competitive leverage against TV channel owners and businesses offering online video programming, the Journal said. Representatives of the two companies and the Justice Department did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comment on the Journal report. News of the planned meeting followed a report by Bloomberg on Friday that staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division were nearing a recommendation to block the deal.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable to meet DoJ officials over merger: WSJ
Pigeons fly over a fluttering Greek national flag in AthensEuro zone deputy finance ministers will meet midweek ahead of a Eurogroup finance ministers' gathering two days later, a Greek government official told Reuters, as Athens and its creditors continue to seek a deal on reforms to unlock aid. "The two sides agreed that there will be a Euro Working Group meeting on Wednesday," the official close to the talks said, declining to be named. Deputy ministers of the so-called Euro Working Group, usually prepare meetings of euro zone finance ministers. Athens is stuck in negotiations with its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund over economic reforms required by its lenders to unlock remaining bailout funds.
Euro working group to meet Wednesday, deal still sought: Greek official
Japan's Economics Minister Amari shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Froman ahead of their meeting in TokyoJapan and the United States reported progress in top-level trade talks on Sunday that could pave the way for a broader trans-Pacific trade deal, although Tokyo cautioned that a bilateral accord was unlikely in time for a summit next week. Japan's Economy Minister Akira Amari and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman both said they had made good progress in the first of two days of cabinet-level discussions. "We exchanged opinions about areas where Japan and the U.S. will cooperate in dealing with others" in the multilateral talks, Amari told reporters. Access to Japan's farm market and the U.S. car market remain obstacles to a bilateral deal between the two nations, vital to the success of a long-delayed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact.
Japan, U.S. report progress on trade talks, though Tokyo stands tough on rice
Visitors walks under a logo of Toyota Motor Corp at the company's showroom in TokyoToyota Motor Corp , the world's largest automaker by sales volume, plans to launch two hybrid cars in China this year as part of efforts to launch vehicles that will help to reduce pollution in the country. The gasoline-electric hybrid cars, called Levin Hev and Corolla, will be launched in China in the second half of the year, the Japanese company said on Sunday on the eve of the Shanghai autoshow. Toyota's joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group will make the Levin Hev, while its joint venture with FAW Group will manufacture the Corolla.
Toyota to launch two hybrid cars in China this year
Piech, chairman of the board of German carmaker Volkswagen, carries his documents as he arrives at the 51th annual shareholders meeting in Hamburg.BERLIN/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech's iron grip on the German carmaker has been severely weakened following a dramatic confrontation with senior board members last week that nearly resulted in a push to oust him, sources told Reuters. Piech, patriarch of the family that founded Volkswagen and a dominant figure at the automaker for more than two decades, triggered a leadership crisis at the Wolfsburg-based firm by criticizing Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn in a magazine article earlier this month. After an emergency meeting in Salzburg last Thursday to resolve the row, a group of six senior board members, including Piech, gave their full backing to Winterkorn and agreed to propose an extension of his contract beyond 2016.
Chairman Piech's grip on Volkswagen weakened by row with CEO
A view of the headquarters of Saudi Basic Industries Corp in RiyadhSaudi Basic Industries Corp faces heavy pressure on its profits due to cheap oil but will keep investing globally to boost capacity in key areas, its acting chief executive said on Sunday after the company reported a 39 plunge in first-quarter profit. SABIC , one of the world's largest petrochemicals groups and Saudi Arabia's biggest listed firm, said net profit sank to 3.93 billion riyals ($1.05 billion) in the three months to March 31 from 6.44 billion riyals a year earlier. Its sales values were slashed by the plunge of oil prices, which has dragged down petrochemical product prices. Yousef Abdullah al-Benyan, who took over from longtime CEO Mohamed al-Mady in February, said the fall in oil and petrochemical product prices was "out of control", and that his company was continuing to look at its cost base with a view towards postponing non-vital spending.
Oil slide slashes first-quarter profit, not investment plans at Saudi's SABIC
Twitter-joking security expert barred from another United flight, lawyer saysTechnically Incorrect: Chris Roberts, who was removed from a United flight by the FBI earlier this week, is now prevented from boarding another United plane.
Twitter-joking security expert barred from another United flight, lawyer says
Sony's super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer
Sony's super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer
Russian hacking group reportedly exploited Flash, WindowsThe group, called APT28, allegedly targets governments and organization for information that would benefit the Russian government.
Russian hacking group reportedly exploited Flash, Windows
Apple vs. Android argument leads to bloody fight, police sayTechnically Incorrect: In Tulsa, two men argue in a parking lot over who makes the better phones. One allegedly strikes the other with a beer bottle. And then there is blood. A lot of blood.
Apple vs. Android argument leads to bloody fight, police say
The money in your bank account is typically covered by federal insurance, but your internet payment services typically aren't. If PayPal or Venmo went belly-up, you'd probably lose your existing balance. ...
Your Google Wallet funds are now insured
World News
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Graphic showing the location where hundreds of migrants are feared to have drowned after the fishing boat they were in capsized in the MediterraneanBy Antonio Denti PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what officials said may be the Mediterranean's worst disaster as thousands flee poverty and war to Europe. Top officials in Europe, whose recently-downsized border protection program has been criticized by international aid groups, said urgent action was needed. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said foreign ministers would discuss the issue at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday. Only last week, around 400 migrants were reported to have died attempting to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized.
EU leaders call for emergency talks after 700 migrants drown off Libya
Migrants are helped as they disembark from a Coast Guard boat in the Sicilian harbour of PalermoBy Francesco Guarascio and Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU is considering sending warships to the Libyan coast to combat oil and arms smugglers but fears that could encourage more migrants to take to sea in hopes of being rescued and taken to Europe, according to an EU document seen by Reuters. In a frank reference to EU fears that saving more lives could mean trafficking gangs put more people to sea in unsafe craft, the paper drawn up before Sunday's mass drowning, warned of a "pull-factor risk" from a naval mission -- a risk more migrants would head for Europe. The naval mission is one of several options suggested by EU officials working for foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in the confidential paper on ways the 28-nation bloc could support a proposed national unity government if U.N.-brokered talks between Libya's warring groups succeed. The options are due to be discussed by EU foreign ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday that will now be dominated by the latest migration disaster in the Mediterranean after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, killing up to 700 migrants.
Exclusive: EU frets naval mission off Libya could draw more migrants to sea
Iraqi women walk past a poster depicting images of Shi'ite Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at al-Firdous Square in BaghdadBy Sam Wilkin DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week. Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, has supported the nuclear talks but continues to express deep mistrust of the United States.
Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are U.S. 'myth'
By Sylvia Westall CAIRO (Reuters) - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings resemble past violence carried out by Islamic State, an ultra-hardline group which has expanded its reach from strongholds in Iraq and Syria to conflict-ridden Libya. The video, in which militants call Christians "crusaders" who are out to kill Muslims, showed about 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another group of the same size, in an area of shrubland, being shot in the head.
Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya: video
Fighters loyal to Yemen's President Hadi call clash with Houthi fighters outside Hadi's house in the country's southern port city of AdenBy Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - The leader of Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi militia accused Saudi Arabia on Sunday of plotting to seize the country, in a fiery speech suggesting he was in no mood to compromise despite more than three weeks of Saudi-led bombing. Saudi Arabia's goal is "the invasion of this country, its occupation and placing this country again under its feet and hegemony", Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said. The announcement puts at least 15,000 troops in the desert and mountain border area on the same side as Saudi Arabia, which hosts the embattled Yemeni president in its capital Riyadh. "Brigadier General Abdulrahman al-Halily of the First Military District announced today his support for constitutional legitimacy as represented by President Hadi," one of the officials told Reuters.
Yemen's Houthi leader accuses Saudi Arabia of seeking to invade
Iraqi security forces ride a vehicle past a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants, near former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's palace in TikritA former intelligence officer for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind Islamic State's takeover of northern Syria, according to a report by Der Spiegel that is based on documents uncovered by the German magazine. Spiegel, in a lengthy story published at the weekend and entitled "Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State", says it gained access to 31 pages of handwritten charts, lists and schedules which amount to a blueprint for the establishment of a caliphate in Syria. The documents were the work of a man identified by the magazine as Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi, a former colonel in the intelligence service of Saddam Hussein's air defense force, who went by the pseudonym Haji Bakr. Spiegel says the files suggest that the takeover of northern Syria was part of a meticulous plan overseen by Haji Bakr using techniques -- including surveillance, espionage, murder and kidnapping -- honed in the security apparatus of Saddam Hussein.
Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State: Spiegel
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has held talks with CIA director John Brennan in Cairo that touched on regional conflicts and terrorism.
Egypt's president meets CIA director in Cairo for talks
In this photo taken at the Palermo harbor on April 15 and made available Sunday, April 19, migrants receive relief after disembarking in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. In background, right, is harbored the King Jacob Portuguese cargo vassel, the first ship to arrive near a boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrant in distress, only to see it capsizing in the waters north of Libya, Sunday, April 19, 2015. 24 migrants were confirmed dead, sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)ROME (AP) — Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after a fishing boat smuggling hundreds of migrants from Libya to Europe overturned in what could become one of the Mediterranean's deadliest mass drownings.
Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
Alexander Stubb (R) and party secretary Minna Arve speak on stage after the announcing of the pre-elections votes at the party's parliamentary elections reception in Helsinki on April 19, 2015Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb conceded defeat in Sunday's general election, which saw the opposition Centre Party and its leader Juha Sipila come out on top. Congratulations," Stubb told Finnish public radio and television YLE. Projections by YLE showed the Centre Party winning 46 of 200 seats in parliament, while Stubb's conservative National Coalition Party was seen taking 37 seats, the same number as the Social Democrats. The rightwing eurosceptic Finns Party was seen taking 35 seats.
Finnish PM Alexander Stubb concedes election defeat
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's bid for a third Formula One title is gathering momentum after another convincing win in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's status as his main challenger is under threat from a resurgent Ferrarti team.
Hamilton wins Bahrain GP ahead of Raikkonen and Rosberg
Olympiakos' Alejandro Dominguez from Argentina, center, advances in front of Levadiakos' Zito from Ivory Coast, during their Greek Super League soccer match in Piraeus, near Athens, Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Olympiakos clinched its 42nd Greek league title — and 17th in the last 19 seasons — with three rounds to spare Sunday.
Olympiakos clinches 42nd Greek league title
Image grab taken from a video broadcasted by Al-Masira TV on March 26, 2015, shows Yemeni Shiite Huthi movement's leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi delivering a televised statement from an undisclosed location in YemenYemen rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi vowed Sunday he will "never give in" to a Saudi-led air war on his Shiite militants, branding the raids "savage aggression". "Our Yemeni people will never give in -- it will resist in the face of the savage aggression," Huthi said in an television address on the 25th day of the air strikes targeting his group. Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia accuses Shiite majority Iran of backing the rebels, who have also allied with army units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh who was forced out after Yemen's 2011 revolution. Despite being a key ally of the Huthis, Iran denies it is arming the rebels and has petitioned the United Nations with a four-point peace plan to end the violence.
Yemen rebel chief says 'will not give in... to aggression'
Turkish Cypriot leader and leadership candidate, Dervis Eroglu, speaks is seen through Turkish flags and candidate banners during a rally in Nicosia at the Turkish Cypriot north part of the island of Cyprus, Friday, April 17, 2015. Breakaway Turkish Cypriots will cast their ballots this Sunday April 19, or a new leader who will have little time to settle in before jumping into another round of talks aimed at reunifying ethnically split Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership will go to a second round after none of the candidates managed to garner enough votes Sunday to avoid a runoff, authorities said, as talks to reunify the ethnically-split island of Cyprus are expected to resume next month.
Turkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round
A damaged painting of Jesus Christ on the ground of Syriac Orthodox Um al-Zinar church in the Christian Hamidiyeh neighbourhood of the old city of Homs, central Syria, on May 12, 2014The Eastern Orthodox church on Sunday appealed to the international community to help discover the fate of two senior clerics kidnapped in Syria's northern Aleppo province two years ago. On April 22, 2013, gunmen abducted Archbishop Gregorius Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syriac Orthodox Church and Bishop Boulos Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Kfar Dael area. "We hope the bishops are alive, but unfortunately the whole world remains silent, and nobody has provided us with material proof," said the patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, Yohanna Yazigi (John X of Antioch), the brother of one of the kidnapped prelates. Speaking in Lebanon, he called on "the whole international community and international organisations to mobilise" and discover the fate of the missing men, Lebanon's ANI news agency reported.
Plea for help to find fate of missing Syria clerics
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation is considering playing future Davis Cup finals at a neutral venue.
Davis Cup final may be played at neutral venue
Technology
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
A cleaner waters the flowers below a logo of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of HangzhouChina's e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, has been fined 800,000 yuan ($129,000) by the price bureau in eastern Zhejiang province for violations by third-party sellers during promotions on its e-commerce platforms. Since Alibaba turned "Singles' Day", a November 11 Chinese response to Valentine's Day, into an online shopping festival in 2009, the event has grown to similar proportions as Cyber Monday and Black Friday in the United States. "The company has been fined 500,000 yuan ($81,000) for matters related to Singles' Day pricing by third-party sellers on our Tmall marketplace in 2013 and 2014 and 300,000 yuan($48,000) for pricing in other promotions in 2013 and 2015," Alibaba Group said in a statement on Friday. While pricing is handled by third parties, not directly by Alibaba, the group said, it would nevertheless reinforce pricing rules and regulations with sellers to protect consumers.
China fines Alibaba $129,000 for pricing violations
Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday. FireEye Inc , a prominent U.S. security company, said the espionage effort took advantage of holes in Adobe Systems Inc’s Flash software for viewing active content and Microsoft Corp's ubiquitous Windows operating system. The same hackers are also believed to have broken into White House machines containing unclassified but sensitive information such as the president’s travel schedule. FireEye has been assisting the agencies probing those attacks, but it said it could not comment on whether the spies are the same ones who penetrated the White House because that would be classified as secret.
Russian cyber attackers used two unknown flaws: security company
Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group has appointed Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to lead its first round of funding, worth $200 million, for its e-commerce push. Lippo, controlled by the Riady family, has also chosen Rothschild as its financial adviser for the transaction. The funding will be used to "dominate e-commerce in Indonesia," it said in a statement on Monday. Lippo plans to launch payment, chat and other online services early next year as it expands in the nascent e-commerce industry of the world's fourth most populous country, director John Riady told Reuters last month.
Indonesia's Lippo appoints banks for initial $200 million e-commerce funding
Financial technology company SunGard Data Systems Inc is preparing to appoint financial advisers to explore a sale that could value it at as much as $10 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. SunGard has asked investment banks vying for advisory mandates to prepare for interviews as early as next week, the people said. The company plans to simultaneously explore an outright sale as well as a potential initial public offering, the people added. Private equity-owned SunGard decided to explore a sale after it was approached by at least one other company about a potential takeover, one of the people added.
Exclusive: SunGard to explore possible $10 billion sale - sources
Google and European Union logos are seen in SarajevoWhether or not the EU succeeds in branding Google a market-abusing monopolist in web search - a big if, given that the competition authority has yet to publish its exact charges - the Internet giant could be pinned down for years to come in regulatory procedures and legal appeals. A drawn-out process is likely to embolden existing and would-be interlopers to step up assaults on Google's wide range of businesses, if the history of Microsoft's antitrust battles with U.S. and European regulators is any guide. In accusing Google of anti-competitive practices against rival shopping sites, the EU competition authority said it is continuing to investigate other areas, including alleged "web scraping" to copy content off of rival travel and local business review sites, and Google's restrictive practices on advertising. A quick EU finding that Google has abused its market power by favoring its own shopping services at the expense of non-Google websites, could set a precedent for new charges over how it handles hotels, flights and other services, experts say.
Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors
Picture illustration shows Whatsapp's logo reflected in a person's eye, in central Bosnian town of ZenicaBy Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe's telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry. A draft seen by Reuters of the Commission's strategy for creating a digital single market says telecom operators compete with "over-the-top" services "without being subject to the same regulatory regime". The bloc's telecom firms such as Orange and Deutsche Telekom have long called for lighter-touch regulation, after years of declining revenues and competition from new entrants, to enable them to invest in network upgrades. Telecom companies point to increased competition from services such as Skype (owned by Microsoft ) and online messaging as a reason for easing the regulatory burden.
EU telecoms reform to address competition from WhatsApp, Skype
Star Wars: Rogue One will be a prequel to the original trilogyFans here at Star Wars Celebration continue to get new nuggets of information, and today we got a glimpse of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and the first description of the plot. During a panel, Edwards stated that the film will take place before Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and will be about a group of rebels banding together to steal plans for the Death Star. Those plans are what allowed Luke Skywalker to destroy the Death Star in the original film.
Star Wars: Rogue One will be a prequel to the original trilogy
Twitter-joking security expert barred from another United flight, lawyer saysTechnically Incorrect: Chris Roberts, who was removed from a United flight by the FBI earlier this week, is now prevented from boarding another United plane.
Twitter-joking security expert barred from another United flight, lawyer says
Sony's super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer
Sony's super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer
Google Wallet funds are now FDIC insured, says reportIf you happen to keep money in your Google Wallet account, your cash is now protected. According to a statement provided to Yahoo Finance, Google is now storing Wallet funds in banks insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). Services like Google Wallet typically are not FDIC insured. Since the primary purpose of services like PayPal and Google Wallet isn't to store money, a lack of FDIC backing hasn't been a major concern.
Google Wallet funds are now FDIC insured, says report
Russian hacking group reportedly exploited Flash, WindowsThe group, called APT28, allegedly targets governments and organization for information that would benefit the Russian government.
Russian hacking group reportedly exploited Flash, Windows
WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.
Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
Apple vs. Android argument leads to bloody fight, police sayTechnically Incorrect: In Tulsa, two men argue in a parking lot over who makes the better phones. One allegedly strikes the other with a beer bottle. And then there is blood. A lot of blood.
Apple vs. Android argument leads to bloody fight, police say
Your Google Wallet funds are now insured
Your Google Wallet funds are now insured
Mini Augmented Vision concept puts navigation, safety in your glassesMini showed off a concept augmented reality system based on a pair of high-tech glasses that give you information about objects in the real world and offer navigation and safety views.
Mini Augmented Vision concept puts navigation, safety in your glasses
Politics
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Lynch testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in WashingtonA vote on the stalled Senate confirmation of the nominee to be the next U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch, could take place in the next two to three days, a senior Republican senator said on Sunday. "My sense is, over the next 48 to 72 hours, that is going to be resolved, and we will move on to this Iran issue," Senator Bob Corker, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on CNN's "State of the Union" program. He added that there now were an education bill and trade promotion agreements, in addition to Iran legislation, due for a vote on the Senate floor and that as a result, "this logjam ... will be worked out." Lynch's confirmation has been pending since she was nominated by President Barack Obama last November to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.
Attorney general nominee vote likely this week: U.S. senator
Former Florida Governor and probably 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in NashuaBy James Oliphant and Andy Sullivan NASHUA (Reuters) - Facing a recovering economy and a tumbling jobless rate, Republican presidential candidates honing their economic message are trying tap into a lingering sense of insecurity among Americans seven years after the global financial crisis. Then, Republican nominee Romney had the luxury of being able to hammer President Barack Obama with an unemployment rate of more than 8 percent. Now, with the jobless rate at 5.5 percent, the 18 Republican White House hopefuls who gathered this weekend in the key early primary state of New Hampshire faced the challenge of arguing the country needs new economic stewardship even as the worst of the downtown has passed. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said that simply blasting Obama’s economic policies would not suffice.
Republican hopefuls target middle-class insecurity as economy improves
Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Paul speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in NashuaBy Andy Sullivan NASHUA, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham took their debate over America's role in the world from the U.S. Senate floor to the campaign trail on Saturday in an early sign that foreign policy is likely to be a flash point in the 2016 election. At a gathering of 18 potential and actual White House contenders, Paul accused fellow Republicans of being too willing to commit U.S. troops to foreign conflicts without a clear idea of how to get them out. There's a group of folks in our party who would have troops in six countries right now, maybe more." That drew a rebuke from Graham, a South Carolina senator and Air Force reservist who frequently criticizes Democratic President Barack Obama for not being aggressive enough with adversaries like Iran and the Islamic State.
Paul, Graham clash on foreign-policy on U.S. campaign trail
Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in NashuaBy Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn't need to worry about money. "Marco Rubio will have the resources necessary to run a first-class campaign, that’s already been determined," said billionaire Florida auto dealer Norman Braman, a former Jeb Bush supporter who is now one of Rubio's highest-silhouette donors. Annandale Capital founder George Seay, who is hosting a Rubio fundraiser with the moneyed Dallas elite at his 7,000-square-foot, seven-bath home on Tuesday, said: "Marco has had zero trouble raising money." At least seven other Rubio mega donors say their candidate has already received monetary commitments in excess of the $40 million he will likely need to battle through a presidential primary season that will feature a crowd of seasoned Republican candidates with strong financial backing. Rubio’s whirlwind money-raising comes after a network of Senator Ted Cruz super PACs raked in $31 million following Cruz's announcement in March that he was seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
Marco Rubio: the 2016 presidential campaign's $40 million man
A sprinkler waters grass in Los AngelesCalifornia water officials drafted a slate of mandatory conservation regulations Saturday, part of a first-ever attempt at mandatory rationing for the state, which is facing its fourth consecutive year of drought.
California prepares for historic mandatory cutbacks on water
Nearly two decades separated the Oklahoma City bombing and the Boston Marathon attacks, but Timothy McVeigh and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are linked by the mystery of what made them commit terrible crimes.
Separated by 2 decades, the Oklahoma City and Boston Marathon bombings are linked by an enduring mystery
The family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard joins Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at a ceremony at the site of the second bomb blast on the second anniversary of the bombings in BostonThe parents of Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, have asked federal prosecutors to drop the death penalty against convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Parents of youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim want death penalty 'off the table' for Tsarnaev
The Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy who accidentally shot and killed an unarmed suspect after confusing a stun gun with a handgun got firearms certification for field training he never received, the Tulsa World newspaper reports. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department dismissed the report as rumor.
Supervisors ordered to falsify training records for Tulsa reserve deputy: Report
Boston marked the second anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings on Wednesday with quiet ceremonies on what city officials are calling One Boston Day.
#OneBostonDay: Boston marks 2nd anniversary of marathon bombings
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face LifeAmerican soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced today. As part of the deal, the Taliban five were relocated to Qatar. After Bergdahl's dramatic return to the U.S., the Army launched an investigation into whether the soldier willfully left his post in Afghanistan before he was taken by the Taliban in 2009, as some Afghan war veterans alleged.
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life
Lawmakers to Question Top Officials about Controversial Visa Program for Wealthy ForeignersRepublicans in Congress voiced strong objections Tuesday in response to a scathing Homeland Security investigation that found a senior official appeared to give special treatment to politically-connected applicants when he ran a little-known federal program that offers visas to those who invest $500,000 in a job-creating business. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the committee chairman, said he viewed the findings of the Homeland Security Inspector General “extremely concerning” and said he will hold hearings Thursday to determine if further investigation is needed. The Inspector General’s investigation focused on the leadership of Alejandro Mayorkas, who served as director of the immigration program known as EB-5, an obscure but increasingly popular method for obtaining highly-sought-after American Green Cards. In late 2013, Mayorkas was promoted by President Obama to Deputy Secretary of the department over objections from Republicans who had already begun to hear rumblings of problems with his handling of the immigration program.
Lawmakers to Question Top Officials about Controversial Visa Program for Wealthy Foreigners
FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A U.S. official says Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)American soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion for allegedly walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, Bergdahl's attorney told ABC News today.
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Lawyer Says
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner promise a thorough investigation into the death of a man injured while in police custody.
Baltimore mayor vows accountability in police custody death
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb and his wife Suzanne Innes-Stubb cast their votes in Espoo, Finland, Sunday April 19, 2015. Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession. (Mikko Stig/Leutikuva via AP) FINLAND OUTHELSINKI (AP) — Finland voted Sunday to determine which coalition could lift the country out of a three-year recession, with the opposition Center Party in an early lead over the ruling conservatives whose leader, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, acknowledged his government was slow to enact economic reforms.
Opposition Center Party takes early lead in Finnish election
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, center, mingles at a "Politics and Eggs" event, a breakfast fixture for 2016 presidential prospects, Friday, April 17, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.
New Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field
Sports
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OTTAWA - Colin Greening scored 7:39 into double overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Sunday night.
NHL Playoff Capsules
April 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Heritage Classic at the par-71 course on Sunday in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina PLAY-OFF 1 Jim Furyk (U.S.) after 2 extra holes 2 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) after 2 extra holes REGULAR ROUNDS -18 Jim Furyk (U.S.) 71 64 68 63 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 68 67 67 64 -16 Troy Merritt (U.S.) 69 61 69 69 -15 Brendon Todd (U.S.) 73 66 63 67 -14 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 68 66 68 68 -13 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 70 67 70 64 -12 Branden Grace (South Africa) 70 67 66 69 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 69 67 69 67 -11 Bo Van Pelt (U.S. ...
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Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand celebrates after beating Li Haotong of China on the playoff hole to win the Shenzhen International golf tournament on April 19, 2015Overnight leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat fought back from two shots down with two holes to play Sunday to win the Shenzhen International in a dramatic playoff and end teenager Li Haotong's dream of a maiden European Tour victory. China's number one Li, aged just 19 and a four-time winner on the PGA China Tour last year, put in a sparkling closing round of five-under 67 on home soil at Genzon Golf Club to take the clubhouse lead on 12-under par. Second time round the 25-year-old nailed it, screaming with delight and relief after finally adding a second European Tour title to his 2013 Malaysian Open triumph.
Kiradech wins playoff to end Li's teenage dream
Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand watches his tee shot during the first round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake(Reuters) - Big-hitting Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat eagled the penultimate hole to force a playoff and then prevailed over Chinese teen Li Hao-tong at the Shenzhen International to claim his second European Tour title on Sunday. The 19-year-old Chinese golfer signed off with a five-under-par 67 in his regular round to aggregate 12-under, hoping to be the first from his country to win an European Tour event on home soil. Overnight leader Kiradech, however, had other ideas as the Thai, having dropped four bogeys by then, eagled the 17th to draw level before squandering a putt to win the tournament on the final hole. "Special thanks to my caddie, he was always pushing me," the 25-year-old Kiradech, whose only other European Tour victory came at the 2013 Malaysian Open, said.
Thai Kiradech prevails in playoff to win in Shenzhen
Big-hitting Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat eagled the penultimate hole to force a playoff and then prevailed over Chinese teen Li Hao-tong at the Shenzhen International to claim his second European Tour title on Sunday. The 19-year-old Chinese golfer signed off with a five-under-par 67 in his regular round to aggregate 12-under, hoping to be the first from his country to win an European Tour event on home soil. Overnight leader Kiradech, however, had other ideas as the Thai, having dropped four bogeys by then, eagled the 17th to draw level before squandering a putt to win the tournament on the final hole. "Special thanks to my caddie, he was always pushing me," the 25-year-old Kiradech, whose only other European Tour victory came at the 2013 Malaysian Open, said.
Golf-Thai Kiradech prevails in playoff to win in Shenzhen
April 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Shenzhen International at the par-72 course on Sunday in Shenzhen PLAY-OFF 1 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) after 1 2 Li Haotong (China) after 1 REGULAR ROUNDS -12 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 67 69 68 72 Li Haotong (China) 71 73 65 67 -11 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 70 69 69 69 -10 Marco Crespi (Italy) 69 70 72 67 Yang Yong-Eun (Korea) 72 71 66 69 Tom Lewis (Britain) 72 71 66 69 Peter Uihlein (U.S. ...
Golf-European Tour Shenzhen International scores
Kim Sei Young of South Korea poses with the winner's trophy after the final round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship, at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii, on April 18, 2015Kim Sei Young chipped in for par to force a playoff then holed a shot for eagle to beat Park In-Bee in the LPGA LOTTE Championship. She was joined there by world number three Park, who posted a one-under 71 in the final round.
Kim Sei-Young tops Park in playoff for LPGA LOTTE win
Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes up to slam dunk the ball against the Golden State Warriors during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 18, 2015 in Oakland, CaliforniaThe Golden State Warriors powered to a big lead Saturday, but had to battle late to hold off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in the first game of the NBA Western Conference playoffs. Stephen Curry scored 34 points and the Warriors looked like living up to their status as the top team in the regular-season with a blowout. New Orleans put together a 14-0 scoring run bridging the third and fourth quarters, trimming a 25-point deficit to 11. Curry and Klay Thompson responded for Golden State, draining back-to-back three-pointers to launch a 7-0 run for the hosts.
Warriors hold off Pelicans to launch playoff race
LPGA: ANA Inspiration-Final Round(Reuters) - LPGA Tour rookie Kim Sei-Young produced a stunning turnaround to win the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii on Saturday, chipping in to force a playoff with Park In-bee before holing out from 150 yards to beat the world number three on the first extra hole. Kim In-kyung (74) was third on nine-under, with Choi Chella (72) and Kim Hyo-joo (69) fourth on 281.
Kim holes out from fairway to win LOTTE Championship
Basketball/NBA - Wizards 'set tone' with win over RaptorsThe Washington Wizards, led by a strong performance from Paul Pierce, held off Toronto 93-86 in overtime on the Raptors' home floor on Saturday to open the NBA playoffs. The Wizards squandered a lead that stretched to as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter, but allowed the Raptors to score just four points in overtime to seal the victory in the opener of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. Elsewhere in the East, a resurgent Derrick Rose scored 23 points to lead the Bulls to a 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Chicago.
Wizards 'set tone' with win over Raptors
By Larry Fine FAR HILLS, New Jersey (Reuters) - Gil Hanse designed the course that will stage the return of golf to the Olympics in 2016 for the first time in 112 years and knows the stakes are high for the sport. "I hate figure skating. "So people who have never watched golf, because it's an Olympic sport will tune in. "If in any small way we can present the face of what we believe golf should look like -- not perfect, a little bit rugged, a little bit rustic -- hopefully this will bring a boom in golf development around the world." After long delays in construction over issues including environmental concerns, Hanse said the struggles are over and only the last touches remain on the as yet unnamed course.
Olympic course designer hopes golf wins in Rio Games
PGA: RBC Heritage-Third Round(Reuters) - Unheralded American Troy Merritt moved one step closer to his maiden PGA Tour title by claiming a three-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina. Merritt, ranked 249th in the world and making his 86th tour start, followed his course record-tying 61 in the second round with a 69 for a 54-hole total of 14-under-par 199 on the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. It was pretty stress free for the most part." Tied for second on 11 under par were defending champion Matt Kuchar, who shot a 68, and fellow Americans Brendon Todd (63) and Kevin Kisner (67). "I hit a beautiful shot in but it caught a limb and it ended up costing me a double bogey." One more shot back were 2010 winner Jim Furyk (68), Brice Garnett (65) and Branden Grace of South Africa (66).
Merritt leads by three, Spieth in the hunt
(Adds quotes, details) April 18 (Reuters) - Unheralded American Troy Merritt moved one step closer to his maiden PGA Tour title by claiming a three-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina. Merritt, ranked 249th in the world and making his 86th tour start, followed his course record-tying 61 in the second round with a 69 for a 54-hole total of 14-under-par 199 on the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. It was pretty stress free for the most part." Tied for second on 11 under par were defending champion Matt Kuchar, who shot a 68, and fellow Americans Brendon Todd (63) and Kevin Kisner (67). "I hit a beautiful shot in but it caught a limb and it ended up costing me a double bogey." One more shot back were 2010 winner Jim Furyk (68), Brice Garnett (65) and Branden Grace of South Africa (66).
Golf-Merritt leads by three, Spieth in the hunt
Troy Merritt hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the third round of the RBC Heritage on April 18, 2015 in Hilton Head Island, South CarolinaTroy Merritt shook off a double-bogey to keep his bid for a first US PGA Tour title on track Saturday at the RBC Heritage, firing a third-round 69 for a three-shot lead. Defending champion Matt Kuchar, who played in the last group with Merritt, carded a 68 for 202. Brendon Todd joined the group sharing second with a sparkling 63 and Kevin Kisner posted a 67 to get to 11-under for the tournament. Todd's 63 -- the third lowest round of the week after Merritt's 61 and Jordan Spieth's 62 -- included eight birdies without a bogey.
Merritt keeps lead at RBC Heritage
PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard-Third Round(Reuters) - Kiradech Aphibarnrat dropped three shots in his last two holes but will still take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Shenzhen International as the Thai bids for his second European Tour title. The 2013 Malaysian Open champion double bogeyed the par-five hole and dropped another shot at the last to sit 12-under after his round of 68. Then I made a big mistake on last two holes, not the way to finish." Halfway leader Peter Uihlein lurked two shots behind after birdying the penultimate hole for the third time this week to return one-under-par 71. Four bogeys, a bit rough, five birdies and missed a couple pretty easy ones," rued Uihlein, who has not won in European Tour since his maiden triumph at the 2013 Madeira Islands Open.
Aphibarnrat grabs Shenzhen lead despite late woes
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Chinese actress Zhao Wei holding the best actress award poses at the 34rd Hong Kong Film Awards in Hong Kong on April 19, 2015"The Golden Era", a biopic of an acclaimed Chinese writer in the 1930s, on Sunday won praise from the city's prestigious film academy, scooping five prizes including best movie at the Hong Kong Film Awards. The three-hour drama tells the story of renowned novelist Xiao Hong, whose short life battered by disease and political unrest was set against her literary success. In the ceremony at the southern Chinese city's harbourside Cultural Centre, the film snapped up the awards for best costume and make up, best cinematography and best art direction, as well as best director for Ann Hui On-wah. Thriller "Overheard 3" also won three gongs at the glittering ceremony which, together with Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, is one of the Chinese film industry's most prestigious events.
'The Golden Era' tops Hong Kong Film Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7."
'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.
Actor Ben Powers, known for "Good Times" TV role, dies at 64
Actor Vin Diesel arrives at the premiere "Furious 7" at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, CaliforniaLos Angeles (AFP) - "Furious 7" surged ahead of its North American box office competition for a third straight week, taking in an estimated $29 million to hit the $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
'Furious 7' surges past the $1 billion mark
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What do you get when more than 1,100 ukulele (OO'-koo-leh-leh) enthusiasts gather and begin playing their instruments?
Los Angeles effort to set ukulele-playing record falls short
File-This Nov. 5, 2014, file photo shows Blake Shelton, left, and Miranda Lambert arriving at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Shelton may be going into Academy Country of Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader. Shelton’s wife, fiery country star, Lambert, is the top contender with eight nominations, including the coveted entertainer of the year, an award she has yet to win.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Shelton may be going into the Academy of Country Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader.
Blake Shelton: nominee, host and Lambert cheerleader at ACMs
BOSTON (AP) — Julio Iglesias and three other prominent music industry figures will receive honorary degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music at its commencement next month.
Julio Iglesias to receive honorary degree from Berklee
Photo obtained March 26, 2015 courtesy of Heritage Auctions, shows a period costume dress worn by Vivian Leigh in her role as Scarlett O'Hara from "Gone With the Wind", in Beverly Hills, CaliforniaThe gray and black dress worn by Vivien Leigh when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 movie classic "Gone with the Wind" has been sold at auction for $137,000. According to Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California the embroidered dress went for more than double its starting price of $60,000 on Saturday. "Gone with the Wind" is a 1936 Civil War-era epic novel by Margaret Mitchell that was then made into the multiple Academy Awards winning movie. O'Hara's dress was part of an extensive collection of memorabilia from the film gathered by James Tumblin, a former makeup artist from Universal studios.
'Gone with the Wind' dress fetches $137,000 at auction
FILE- In this photo taken on Feb. 3, 2012, Chilean born host of the Univision network variety show "Sabado Gigante," Mario Kreutzberger, popularly known as Don Francisco, poses on the set of his show in Miami. Univision announced Friday, April 17, 2017 that the the beloved show “Sábado Gigante” will end on Sept. 19, 2015 after 53 years on the air. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI (AP) — After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an end.
Don Francisco says it's time to close Sabado with dignity
LONDON (AP) — Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.
Ex-'Top Gear' star got false cancer diagnosis before fracas
File-This March 8, 2011, file photo shows actor Ben Affleck testifying before the House Foreign Affairs, Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee hearing in Washington. Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and the host of the show, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, say they didn’t censor the slave owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in the October segment, they said in separate statements posted on the PBS website. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor
File-This March 8, 2011, file photo shows actor Ben Affleck testifying before the House Foreign Affairs, Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee hearing in Washington. Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and the host of the show, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, say they didn’t censor the slave owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in the October segment, they said in separate statements posted on the PBS website. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor
Ringo Star speaks at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.
Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall
This image released by Lucasfilm shows a scene from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the highly anticipated film by J.J. Abrams that hits theaters Dec. 18. (Lucasfilm via AP)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.
Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams
People line up on the street to enter Jack White's Third Man Records on Record Store Day Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at his Third Man Records in Nashville.
Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White
Health
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Film Seeks to Compel Parents to Ask Hard Questions about Mercury and VaccinationsThere are few issues more polarizing these days than vaccines. Merely saying the word forces us to claim a side, often vehemently. Which is why it's interesting that the filmmakers of Trace Amounts: Austism, Mercury and the Hidden Truth say, "Many people think we are anti-vaccinations. But once they see the film, they realize we are not." A...
Film Seeks to Compel Parents to Ask Hard Questions about Mercury and Vaccinations
Canadian health officials have quarantined another poultry farm found to be infected with bird flu, authorities saidCanadian health officials have quarantined another poultry farm found to be infected with bird flu, authorities said. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said tests were conducted Friday after the "sudden deaths" of some chickens confirmed the presence of the virus. More tests are being performed to determine the exact type and strain of the virus, health officials said in their press release on Saturday.
Canada quarantines chicken farm infected with bird flu
Merck &Co Inc's Keytruda, approved for treating melanoma, was shown in a trial to shrink tumors in nearly half of advanced lung cancer patients with high levels of a protein used by tumors to evade the body's own disease-fighting cells. The company said it has filed for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the drug as a treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has worsened despite previous treatment. Keytruda, also known as pembrolizumab, belongs to a new class of drugs designed to help the immune system fend off cancer by blocking a protein known as Programmed Death receptor (PD-1), or a related target known as PD-L1. Merck said its FDA lung cancer filing is for patients with both squamous and non-squamous NSCLC.
Merck's Keytruda shrinks lung cancer tumors, FDA approval sought
A sign bearing the logo of Teva is seen in JerusalemBy Steven Scheer and Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries shares slid five percent on Sunday after U.S. regulators approved a generic version of its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug and amid reports it was mulling a bid for rival Mylan. Teva's Tel Aviv shares fell to 249.80 shekels ($64) late on Sunday, the first day of trading since both news hit the market on Thursday after Israel's market closed for the weekend. Teva's New York-listed shares fell 3.8 percent on Thursday but gained 2.2 percent on Friday, ending the week at $64.91. In a potentially major blow for Teva, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, which accounts for about half the company's profit.
Teva shares slide on generic Copaxone fears
This image provided by the Department of Health and Human Services shows a portion of the HealthCare.gov Website. Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress. The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now invested in the overhaul and use them to redesign their own health care systems. (AP Photo/HHS)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.
For next president, a way out of the health care fights?
Merck &Co Inc said on Sunday it has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its drug Keytruda as a treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer, the most common form of the disease. Keytruda, also known as pembrolizumab, is currently approved by the FDA for patients with advanced melanoma who are no longer responding to other therapies. The drug is part of a new class designed to help the body's own immune system fend off cancer by blocking a protein known as Programmed Death receptor (PD-1), or a related target known as PD-L1, used by tumors to evade disease-fighting cells. Merck said the FDA submission is based on trial data in patients for which testing showed that at least half of their tumor cells contained PD-L1.
Merck files for FDA approval of Keytruda in lung cancer
Australia has unveiled a Aus$26 million (US$20 million) package to increase child vaccination rates, as it removed a religious exemption allowing parents unwilling to immunise their children to claim some government benefitsAustralia on Sunday unveiled a Aus$26 million (US$20 million) package to increase child vaccination rates, as it removed a religious exemption allowing parents unwilling to immunise their children to claim some government benefits. Health Minister Sussan Ley said the new measures, which will be part of the May 12 federal budget, included the establishment of a national school vaccination register and financial incentives for doctors to pursue children two months overdue for their immunisations. "In fact, what happens is your children maintain immunity from diseases that can either kill or give lifetime difficulties." Ley said the package was part of a "carrot and stick" approach to immunisation. The government last Sunday said it would block parents who refuse to vaccinate their children from accessing some government benefits.
Australia to boost child vaccination with $20 mn package
Young Indian labourer packs bidis into colourful conical packets and boxes, at the New Sarkar Bidi Factory in Kannauj, some 200 km south-east of New DelhiZainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons. "There is no other work than this, so if I don't do it, I can't do anything else," added Alvi, a tiny and gaunt woman from the impoverished northern state of Uttar Pradesh who says she is in her 50s. - 'No link to cancer' - Three lawmakers from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on a parliamentary committee looking into the issue were widely condemned when they cited a lack of evidence that smoking caused cancer as a reason for stalling the measure. "There is no medical evidence that bidis cause cancer," said Shyama Charan Gupta, one of the three lawmakers on the committee and who heads a company that produces one of the industry's best-selling brands.
India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit
Preliminary testing has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a second Ontario farm, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Saturday. Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most bird flu viruses do not infect humans or pose a food safety risk when poultry products are properly handled and cooked. Canadian authorities earlier this month confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock, Ontario.
Bird flu confirmed on second farm in Ontario, Canada
The Most Fitness-Friendly Cities In AmericaPhoto credit: flickrSummer is almost here and with it, many people are looking to get in better shape.Find out now: How much house can I afford?At SmartAsset, we're all about helping people meet their biggest goals (like retirement and homeownership). That's why we wanted to find the cities that make getting in shape easiest. These are the...
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ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18th-century doctors blamed women for their breast cancer diagnoses and disappointed that new research confirmed what many already suspected: teachers tend to punish black students more harshly than...
ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'
A Yanomami family eats at Irotatheri community in Amazonas state, southern Venezuela, on September 7, 2012A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics, even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday. The modern era of antibiotics began in the 1940s when penicillin quickly became a popular drug.
Amazon tribe's antibiotic resistance concerns experts
By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A woman left unable to have children after a defective caesarian section operation in Tanzania has won a landmark case against a local hospital whose surgeon left a piece of cloth inside her. Mwamini Adam and her husband filed a lawsuit at the high court in western Tabora region against Urambo District Council's hospital four years ago, demanding 500 million Tanzanian Shillings ($265,000) for physical and emotional distress. Adam, 37, accused Jacob Kamanda, a gynecologist and obstetrician at the district hospital, of professional negligence and misconduct after he left a piece of cloth in her stomach after performing a caesarian section operation. She said the defective operation meant she can no longer give birth because doctors performing a life-saving corrective operation decided to remove her uterus.
Tanzanian woman wins landmark case over childbirth operation
A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming is seen at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year's day in Northglenn, ColoradoBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday seeking a ballot measure that could make Arizona the fifth U.S. state to allow possession, cultivation and consumption of small amounts of pot for recreational use. Supporters have until July of next year to obtain the signatures of 150,642 registered voters in the politically conservative state in order to get their initiative placed on the November 2016 ballot, election officials said. Following the leads of five other western states and the District of Columbia, the Arizona measure would legalize possession, cultivation and private personal consumption of marijuana by adults for the sake of just getting high. Arizona is already one of 23 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, that allow marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Campaign begins in Arizona to make recreational marijuana legal
A man who admitted killing a Montana teacher during a cocaine frenzy was sentenced to 100 years in prison by a state judge on Friday in a case that authorities said underscored a crime wave that accompanied a regional oil boom. Michael Spell, 25, of Parachute, Colorado, pleaded guilty in October to deliberate homicide in the strangling death of math instructor Sherry Arnold, legal documents showed. The agreement came after several court hearings that sought to determine Spell's competence, with defense attorneys claiming he was unfit to stand trial because of mental deficiencies. Arnold, 43, vanished in January 2012 while on a predawn run in her rural hometown of Sidney, where at the time authorities were noting a sharp increase in population and crime tied to an oil boom spanning northeastern Montana and northwestern North Dakota.
Man gets 100 years for killing Montana teacher in drug-fueled frenzy
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Handout picture of a group of huts in an isolated village inhabited by Yanomami Amerindians in southern VenezuelaBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Everyone's body is brimming with bacteria, and these microbes do plenty of good things like building the immune system and helping digestion. A study published on Friday looking at the gut, mouth and skin microbes in people from a small, isolated tribe in southern Venezuela's Amazonian jungles shows just how much modern life may be altering humankind's bodily bacteria. The Yanomami villagers, secluded from the outside world until 2009, possessed the most diverse collection of bacteria ever found in people including some never before detected in humans, said scientists whose research appears in the journal Science Advances. The researchers were surprised to learn the Yanomami's microbes harbored antibiotic-resistant genes including those conferring resistance to manmade antibiotics, considering they never had exposure to commercial antibiotics.
Amazonian tribe study shows how human bodily bacteria is changing
By Elly Park New York, NEW YORK - Scientists at Columbia University in New York have successfully built a camera that is capable of producing images using power harvested from the surrounding incident light.  The prototype self-powering camera takes an image each second, and in a well-lit scene it can operate indefinitely. The team is led by Shree Nayar, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering,  "What we have designed here is an image sensor with pixels, with this new design that can not only capture pictures but also generate power from the pixels, in order to capture the images themselves. In modern cameras photo diodes, tiny devices inside each pixels of the image sensor, measure the amount of light that falls onto it, and Nayar said he noticed that the process is similar to photo diodes used inside solar panels to harvest energy.   "It turns out exactly the photo diode is also used in solar cells which are used in solar panels to harvest energy from light, except that they are being used in a slightly different circuit.
Scientists create self-powering camera
By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The United States needs disruptive new technologies, new ways of acquiring equipment and bandwidth, and closer ties with global allies to stay ahead of growing challenges in space from China, Russia and others, the head of U.S. Air Force Space Command told Reuters. General John Hyten said the United States had been bracing for threats to its satellite systems for years, but continued anti-satellite testing by potential foes had fueled a fresh sense of urgency in both industry and government about the need to prepare to win a possible war in space.
U.S. eyes new ways to prepare and win future war in space
Tourists take pictures of a NASA sign at the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Cape Canaveral, FloridaBy Jim Drury Texas, Houston, U.S. - Driving NASA's Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) looks out of this world - and the leading space agency say this might one day be a possibility. Developed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas it's a fully electric vehicle which the agency say is well-suited for busy urban environments. Turns of the steering wheel are recorded by sensors and sent to computers at the vehicle's rear where they are interpreted immediately, instructing motors in one or all of its four wheels to turn as commanded. A force feedback system in the steering wheel means the driver will feel the same resistance and sensations as a car.
NASA electric rover goes for a spin
A pioneering stem cell treatment for patients disabled by stroke has continued to show long-term promise in a clinical trial, the British biotech company behind the project said on Friday. News that two-year follow-up data from a small Phase I study showed improvements in limb function with no worrying safety issues lifted shares in ReNeuron 10 percent by 0830 EDT. The clinical results were presented at the European Stroke Organisation Conference in Glasgow. The procedure involves injecting ReNeuron's neural stem cells into patients' brains to repair areas damaged by stroke, thereby improving both mental and physical function.
ReNeuron stem cell therapy shows long-term promise for stroke
Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska HouseBronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East Asia and the New World centuries before the voyages of Columbus. Archaeologists found the artifacts at the "Rising Whale" site at Cape Espenberg. "When you're looking at the site from a little ways away, it looks like a bowhead [whale] coming to the surface," said Owen Mason, a research associate at the University of Colorado, who is part of a team excavating the site. The new discoveries, combined with other finds made over the past 100 years, suggest trade items and ideas were reaching Alaska from East Asian civilizations well before Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean Sea in 1492 archaeologists said.
Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House
Man Goes Exploring with Metal Detector, Finds Roman-Era GraveA man in England went exploring with a metal detector and made the discovery of a lifetime: an exquisitely preserved Roman-era grave filled with artifacts, including bronze jugs, mosaic glassware, coins and hobnails from a pair of shoes, all dating to about A.D. 200. The grave likely belonged to a wealthy individual, said Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, the archaeology and outreach officer for the North Hertfordshire District Council. Once Fitzpatrick-Matthews and his colleagues located the grave, they also found evidence of a nearby building, likely a shrine or temple, attached to a villa. The man with the metal detector, Phil Kirk, found the grave in a field in Kelshall, a small village located between London and Cambridge.
Man Goes Exploring with Metal Detector, Finds Roman-Era Grave
2015 Already Setting Heat RecordsThe first three months of 2015 set new global heat records, government officials announced today (April 17).
2015 Already Setting Heat Records
The Milky Way Over Loon Island: A Stargazer's Stunning View (Photo)This stunning panoramic of the Milky Way shows our host galaxy arching over Lake Sunapee. Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took the image Loon Island Lighthouse on Lake Sunapee in Sunapee, New Hampshire on Feb. 28, 2015. Our host galaxy, the Milky Way, is a barred spiral galaxy seen as a band of light in the night sky. Evans found the weather co-operative the night he took the image.
The Milky Way Over Loon Island: A Stargazer's Stunning View (Photo)
Spring Skywatching: Constellation Leo Comes in Like a LionOne of the surest signs of spring for stargazers is the constellation Leo high in the evening sky. One of the 12 traditional constellations of the zodiac, Leo is one of the best-known star patterns in the sky.
Spring Skywatching: Constellation Leo Comes in Like a Lion
This photo released by Michigan Technological University taken on Feb. 15, 2015, shows the last three wolves known to live at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. Their numbers have dropped steadily in recent years, and scientists are calling for more wolves to be brought to the wilderness island to keep the moose population in check. (Rolf Peterson/Michigan Technological University via AP)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park, which scientists have studied closely for more than half a century along with the moose on which they feed, are on the verge of disappearing as the most recent census showed that only three remain, scientists said Friday.
Scientists: 3 wolves remain at Isle Royale National Park
A spiral galaxy known as NGC 1433 is seen in an undated image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space TelescopeClamped to the International Space Station, the 7.5-tonne Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) intercepts particles from outer space, looking for evidence of "dark matter", which has never been seen but is thought to be five times as abundant in the universe as visible matter. We are taking 1,000 pictures per second," said Stefan Schael, a professor at RWTH Aachen University. The space camera gives a new perspective on results gathered on earth at the CERN physics research centre's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva. "At the LHC we have found exactly what we were predicting.
Physicists try to make sense of a dark matter puzzle from space
An image of the planet Mercury produced by using images from MESSENGER probeBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft that made surprising discoveries of ice and other materials on Mercury will make a crash landing into the planet around April 30, scientists said on Thursday. The Mercury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, or Messenger, probe has been circling the innermost planet of the solar system for more than four years, the first close-up studies of Mercury since NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft made three flybys in the mid-1970s. “The spacecraft will pass behind the planet, out of view from the Earth, and will just not emerge again,” said Daniel O’Shaughnessy, systems engineer with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which operates the spacecraft. The impact at 8,724 miles per hour (14,040 km per hour) will leave a fresh crater, roughly 52 feet (16 meters) in diameter, that should serve as an interesting reference point for a follow-on European spacecraft called BepiColombo, which is due to arrive in 2024.
Mercury-orbiting U.S. spacecraft heading for a crash landing
Of Mice and Synthetic Muscle: Big Science On SpaceX Dragon SpaceshipSpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule is hauling a lot of science gear up to the International Space Station, including experiments for the orbiting outpost's first one-year crew. The unmanned Dragon launched into space Tuesday (April 14) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It is due to arrive at the space station at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT) Friday, April 17. Some of this equipment will help NASA examine the nature of eye problems that have plagued several astronauts on long-term missions.
Of Mice and Synthetic Muscle: Big Science On SpaceX Dragon Spaceship
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - New cancer tests that sequence only a patient's tumor and not normal tissue could result in a significant number of false positive results, potentially leading doctors to prescribe treatments that might not work, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The tests take advantage of new treatments that target changes in the DNA of tumor cells that are important for their survival. The issue is that few of these tests look at DNA from healthy cells to compare which mutations patients were born with and which are unique to the cancer, said Dr. Victor Velculescu of Johns Hopkins and a principal in Personal Genome Diagnostics, a company co-founded by the researchers.
U.S. study calls into question tests that sequence tumor genes
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FILE - In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to structures and vehicles in the downtown area. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, Flle)It was just after 9 a.m. on April 19, 1995, when the bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. It was one of those events that seem to make the world stop turning. At the time, it was the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. Lt. (now Capt.) Stephen Spall of the New York City Fire Department was driving home from his shift when he heard the news on the radio. He immediately called in to see if he needed to go back to work. The next day, he was on a plane to Oklahoma.
From Okla. City to 9/11: 20 years on, rescue workers who responded to both
A migrant receives first aid upon disembarking at Palermo's harbor, Italy, after being rescued at sea, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Italian ships have picked up some 10,000 people, many of them refugees of war and persecution, over the past week, an unprecedented number in such a short period. The influx is putting pressure on Italy's shelter system and raising calls for a better response to the emergency. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)Rescuers responded to one of the worst disasters seen in the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday.
EU leaders call for emergency talks after 700 migrants drown off Libya
Oklahoma City Bombing 20th AnniversaryYahoo News' Holly Bailey, who covered both tragic events, speculates on a common thread.
Oklahoma City and Boston bombings are linked by an enduring mystery
The Field of Empty Chairs is seen during the 20th Remembrance Ceremony, the anniversary ceremony for victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma CityBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday at the site of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing to remember the 168 men, women and children killed when a truck stuffed with tons of explosives blew up at a downtown federal building. Former President Bill Clinton was among the dignitaries who addressed the crowd outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. "Oklahoma City, you had to choose to redeem your terrible losses by having to begin again," said Clinton, who was in his first term in office at the time of the attack, one of the deadliest of its kind ever staged on U.S. soil. “It was 60 minutes of terror,” said Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.
Oklahoma City victims remembered 20 years after bombing
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect in the Boston Marathon explosion, is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to return to court on Tuesday for the next phase of his trial, when prosecutors will argue that he should be sentenced to death for his role in the deadly attack in 2013. In sharp contrast to the guilt phase of the trial, when lawyers for the ethnic Chechen defendant did not contest that their client had killed three people and injured 264 in the bombing, the next four weeks are expected to feature emotional testimony from both sides as Tsarnaev fights for his life. The question of whether Tsarnaev, 21, should live or die is highly controversial around Boston. Polls have shown that a plurality of area residents, 49 percent, prefer a life sentence, and family members of two of the people he killed have also spoken out against executing him.
Life or death? Boston bomber's trial turns to sentencing
(Reuters) - Evacuation orders were lifted on Sunday morning after a fast-moving brush fire east of Los Angeles had threatened more than 200 homes overnight, fire department officials said. The blaze, named the "Highway Fire," had grown to about 300 acres and was 15 percent contained, according to an overnight update posted on the Riverside County Fire Department website. Officials were waiting on Sunday for smoke to clear to reassess the extent of the blaze in the Prado Dam region, about an hour's drive east of Los Angeles in drought-stricken California. No injuries have been reported, and hundreds of firefighters were battling the blaze.
Home evacuation orders lifted after brush fire near Los Angeles
Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outsetWASHINGTON (AP) — This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals' good side.
Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outset
Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Paul speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in NashuaBy Andy Sullivan NASHUA, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham took their debate over America's role in the world from the U.S. Senate floor to the campaign trail on Saturday in an early sign that foreign policy is likely to be a flash point in the 2016 election. At a gathering of 18 potential and actual White House contenders, Paul accused fellow Republicans of being too willing to commit U.S. troops to foreign conflicts without a clear idea of how to get them out. There's a group of folks in our party who would have troops in six countries right now, maybe more." That drew a rebuke from Graham, a South Carolina senator and Air Force reservist who frequently criticizes Democratic President Barack Obama for not being aggressive enough with adversaries like Iran and the Islamic State.
Paul, Graham clash on foreign-policy on U.S. campaign trail
A sprinkler waters grass in Los AngelesCalifornia water officials drafted a slate of mandatory conservation regulations Saturday, part of a first-ever attempt at mandatory rationing for the state, which is facing its fourth consecutive year of drought.
California prepares for historic mandatory cutbacks on water
Officers shoot and kill man with knife in St. Louis suburb, police say(Reuters) - A 23-year-old African-American man who barricaded himself in his mother's house in a St. Louis suburb was shot and killed by police when he rushed at them with a knife in one hand and a Bible in the other, authorities said on Saturday. The St. Louis County police chief described the encounter as one that left his officers with no choice but to open fire. One prominent case was in another St. Louis suburb, Ferguson. Unlike those two cases, the latest shooting followed a tense, three-hour standoff in Jennings, which is located between Ferguson and St. Louis.
Officers kill knife-wielding man near St. Louis, police say
In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Cuban dissident Hildebrando Chaviano works at his laptop inside his home in Havana, Cuba. Chaviano, a government lawyer turned independent journalist, is one of at least two Cuban dissidents who made it past a first round of voting to become candidates in Sunday's local elections. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system.
2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote
A burqa-clad Afghan pedestrian walks past security personnel at the site of a suicide attack outside a bank in Jalalabad on April 18, 2015The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in Afghanistan Saturday that killed 33 people and wounded more than 100 others, President Ashraf Ghani said, in what appears to be the first major attack by the jihadists in the country. Ghani's government has repeatedly raised the ominous prospect of IS making inroads into Afghanistan, though the group that has captured swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq has never formally acknowledged having a presence in the country. The Taliban have seen defections to the group in recent months, with some self-styled IS insurgents voicing their disaffection with their one-eyed supreme leader Mullah Omar, who has not been seen since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan. On Saturday a suicide bomber killed 33 people and wounded 115 others outside the state-run Kabul Bank in the eastern city of Jalalabad as government officials were drawing their salaries, in the deadliest attack since November.
President Ghani: IS claims responsibility for deadly Afghan bombing
Putin takes part in a live broadcast call-in in MoscowRussia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview. In his comments to the state-run Rossiya channel, Putin appeared to soften his anti-American rhetoric after being highly critical. Relations between Moscow and Washington and other Western powers have soured over the conflict in Russia's neighbor Ukraine, sinking to an all-time low. We have a common agenda." Putin has in the past fiercely attacked the United States and the West in general, blaming them for the Ukraine crisis, which Russia says was the result of a Western-backed "coup" against Ukraine's former leader Viktor Yanukovich.
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The explosion took place in the northern part of the country.
Car Bomb Explodes Outside US Consulate in Iraq
ABC News uncovered numerous apparent atrocities shared on social media.
Iraqi Leader Confirms Investigation Into Human Rights Abuses, Offers No Specifics
Ordinary citizens call Putin about apples, sleep and cloning himself.
Russians Ask Putin the Strangest Questions
Yemen descends into chaos
Photos: Crisis in Yemen Intensifies
59 Americans were the latest to arrive today.
Trapped in Yemen, More Americans Brave Journey to Freedom
Authorities plan to expand the search zone for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 if the plane is not located in the coming months.
Search Area for MH370 to Expand If Plane Not Found By June
The European Central Bank's president was taken by surprise at a news conference today when an activist seemingly came out of nowhere and "glitter bombed" him.
This Activist 'Glitter Bombed' the European Central Bank's President
Hafez Alawadi recalls his family's 16-hour ordeal.
American Family Survives Terrifying Ordeal, Flees Yemen by Boat
Guatemala president weighs decision on UN commission investigating tackling crime, corruption
UN Anti-Crime Commission's Future Uncertain in Guatemala
Europe shows dismay, if not resolve as smuggler vessel capsizes off Libya with hundreds aboard
Hundreds Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks in Mediterranean Sea
In first comments since Saudi-led airstrikes began, Shiite rebel leader vows not to surrender
Yemen Shiite Rebel Leader Vows Not to Surrender Amid Strikes
The Latest: UK foreign secretary will discuss migrant trafficking at EU meeting after tragedy
The Latest: UK Minister Will Discuss Migrants at EU Meeting
Iraqi officials say bombings, mortar fire kill 14 people around the capital, Baghdad
Officials Say Attacks Around Iraq's Capital Kill 14 People
Poland wants apology over FBI head's remarks, saying they suggested Holocaust complicity
Poland Summons US Envoy Over FBI Head's Holocaust Comments
Mexican officials report capture of alleged Juarez Cartel leader
Mexico Officials Report Capture of Alleged Cartel Leader
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The fire burned at least 300 acres.
Evacuation Order Lifted As Massive Wildfire Burns in Southern California
Doug Hughes called people waving to him as he flew above D.C. "surreal."
Gyrocopter Pilot Expected to Be Stopped on Way to Capitol
The four pups were being taken from Ohio to Pennsylvania, cops say.
Cops Stop Minivan With Puppies on Roof
Davion Navar Henry Only is finally set to get the happy ending more than 100,000 children in U.S. foster homes dream of.
Orphan Who Couldn't Find a Family Is Adopted by Caseworker
Oliver Pareece Jones was last seen in California on April 5.
Family Believes Concussion Led to Father's Disappearance
More severe weather expected throughout the weekend.
More Severe Storms Slam the Plains; Threat Shifting East
Officer Jeff Swett still recovering from the January incident.
Video Shows Cop Being Run Down With Own Cruiser
The fire erupted in Sturbridge, about 60 miles west of Boston.
Bus Engulfed in Flames on Massachusetts Road
168 people were killed.
Service Held to Mark 20 Years Since Oklahoma City Bombing
New York's Cuomo to be first gov. to visit Havana in trip to mix trade, history and politics
NY's Cuomo to Be First Gov. to Visit Cuba as Ties Reopen
Utility says it surveyed California gas line that exploded twice in April and found no leaks
Utility: No Leaks Found in California Gas Line That Exploded
Delaware State officials: 3 shot, injured at campus cookout; no arrests have been made
Officials: 3 Shot, Injured at Delaware State Cookout
Trial beginning for final 3 defendants charged in hazing death of FAMU drum major
Trial Beginning for Last 3 Defendants in FAMU Hazing Case
Smoke, slicks, and a stranded dragonfly: Behind the lens of 5 iconic AP photos of BP oil spill
Behind the Lens of 5 Iconic AP Photos of the BP Oil Spill
Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland police shooting being decided at trial
Facts, Law in Memphis Case Similar to Cleveland Cop Shooting
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Here are five things Clinton accomplished during her two-and-a-half-day Iowa swing, as well as the unknown elements of her campaign that are still left to be determined.
5 Things Hillary Clinton Accomplished In Iowa
Author Brian Abrams weighs in on history's top partiers-in-chief.
Drunks, Lechery, Crashing a White House Party: New Book Reveals How to 'Party Like A President???
Bush makes chipotle at home.
Jeb Bush Takes Jab At Hillary Clinton???s Chipotle Trip
She defended Hillary Clinton and slammed the Florida senator.
Rubio Folded on Immigration Reform, Says McCaskill
Rep. Mike McCaul said authorities ready if aircraft came closer to Capitol.
Gyrocopter Landing on Capitol Lawn Exposed 'Vulnerability'
She seemingly won Iowa in at least one platform.
Clinton Tops O'Malley in Iowa Facebook Interactions
He may influence the presidential election from beyond the grave.
Man's Obituary: Don't Vote for Hillary Clinton
Sen. Claire McCaskill is interviewed on "This week."
'This Week' Transcript: Sen. Claire McCaskill
From Clinton's campaign to foreign policy hot spots.
5 Stories You'll Care About in Politics This Week
Nineteen Republican presidential prospects gathered in New Hampshire this weekend and largely aimed their fire not at each other, but rather on Hillary Clinton.
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Find Endless Ways to Attack Clinton
Former first lady Laura Bush provided new details about former President George W. Bush???s much-discussed painting hobby during an interview with ABC News.
Laura Bush Reveals New Details About President George W. Bush's Painting Hobby
2016???s Chipotle Primary has begun. Here's why the presidential candidates are sweating about salsa.
2016???s Chipotle Presidential Primary Is Officially On!
Sunday on ???This Week,??? House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, discusses the latest homeland threats, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, weighs in on the launch of the Hillary Clinton campaign. And the powerhouse roundtable debates all the week???s politics, with ABC News??? Cokie Roberts, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, ABC News contributor and Republican strategist Ana Navarro, and ESPN senior writer and CNN contributor LZ Granderson. See the whole political picture, Sunday on ???This Week.??? Like ???This Week??? on Facebook here. You can also follow the show on Twitter here. Go here to find out when ???This Week??? is on in your area.
Sunday on ???This Week???: Rep. Michael McCaul on Homeland Threats
His family asked in obituary that people not vote for the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election.
Watch: Man's Obit Asks Voters to Steer Clear of Hillary Clinton
ABC News' Gloria Riviera reports the latest on the Republican Leadership Summit and the afternoon's other top stories.
Watch: GOP Presidential Hopefuls Head to New Hampshire
MONEYScope
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:02
ABC News: Money
The most expensive street in the country doesn't have paparazzi hiding on every corner or streets of gold. The surprising street is on a small private island in Biscayne
Amazing Images of the 15 Most Expensive Streets in America
One woman outside Houston is putting the brakes on friends who try to sell her nail art, skincare and kitchen goods, or so-called multi-level marketing products.
Why One Mom's Blog Post About Direct Sales Schemes Hit a Nerve
Netflix has not only taken over one in three households with its old and new video offerings, but it's on the road to world domination, literally.
These Are the Shows Spurring Netflix to 'World Dominance'
Studies: Merck's Keytruda effective in 3 cancers, beats Bristol-Myers' Yervoy in melanoma
Studies: Merck Drug Keytruda Effective Against 3 Cancers
China's Central Bank to cut bank reserve requirement by 1 point to stimulate slowing economy
China's Central Bank to Cut Bank Reserve Requirement
Tax-related identity theft is expected to get worse in coming years. So why are we still using Social Security numbers to identify taxpayers?
Why We Should Kill the Social Security Number
It can be tricky to navigate trip planning and financing, but vacationing with friends can be fun and frugal.
5 Essential Spending Tips for Vacationing With Friends
US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 34 to 954 as oil prices slump; down 15 in Texas
US Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Drops by 34 to 954
General Electric posts large loss on sale of finance unit; earnings from core unit slips
GE Posts $13.6 Billion Loss on Finance Unit Sale
Bank profits are up, with a lot a help from trading and a bit of a boost from consumers
Why Banks Made More Money Last Quarter
Business Highlights
Following Germanwings crash, aviation safety experts weigh ground functions to override pilots
After Alps Crash, Some Experts Ponder Flights Without Pilots
Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback and makeover for the iconic doll
Barbie Shows Signs of Life as Mattel Plots Comeback
U.S. energy producers are pumping out 9.3 million barrels of oil a day, up nearly 100% from 2008 levels. However, the Wall Street Journal reports there are growing signs that lower oil prices are prompting producers to cut back on supply.
Watch: Crude Reality: Lower Oil Prices Hit U.S. Drillers
China's holdings of $1.22 trillion in U.S. Treasuries make it the No. 2 holder of U.S. debt, second to Japan. China had been the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries since 2008.
Watch: Japan, Not China, Is Now the Top Holder of US Treasury Debt
SciTech
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:02
ABC News: Technology
Mark Zuckerberg's pet project -- Internet.org -- is facing a revolt in India.
Mark Zuckerberg's Pet Project Takes a Hit
'Star Wars: Battlefront' video game unleashed at fan convention
'Star Wars: Battlefront' Unleashed at Fan Convention
The European Commission has a couple of gripes with Google.
Why the European Union Is Taking on Google
Computer researcher denied flight after tweet poking United about aircraft security
Researcher Denied Flight After Tweet Poking United Security
Swedish babies of Cold War crocodiles head for Cuba swamp on mission to aid endangered species
Kids of Cold War Crocs Going to Cuba on Conservation Mission
Emails show he asked PBS not to reveal his ancestor on "Finding Your Roots."
PBS Says It Didn't Censor Ben Affleck's Slave-Owning Ancestor
Washington Post reports DOJ, FBI acknowledge flawed testimony about hair from forensic unit
Report: DOJ, FBI Acknowledge Flawed Testimony From Unit
Hawaii telescope builders again extend moratorium on construction at summit of sacred mountain
Hawaii Telescope Builders Again Extend Construction Timeout
Scientists 5 years after BP spill: 'The Gulf is resilient but it was hit pretty darn hard'
Gulf Health 5 Years After BP Spill: Resilient yet Scarred
Fish that hitched cross-Pacific ride in suspected tsunami debris boat are quarantined
Fish Found in Suspected Tsunami Debris Boat Quarantined
The big question, 5 years after the oil spill: How is the Gulf? Scientists, BP differ
Q&A on the Gulf, Resilient but Scarred 5 Years After Spill
Scientists rediscover sunken radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off Northern California coast
Sunken Aircraft Carrier Rediscovered off California Coast
California health authorities declare end to large measles outbreak that began at Disneyland
Large Measles Outbreak Traced to Disneyland Is Declared Over
Lost your phone? You can now use Google search to track down its whereabouts.
Google Lets You Search For Your Missing Phone
Skype Translator has made a huge stride closer to its goal of allowing everyone in the world to be able to converse with each other through technology.
Skype Translator Now Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Italian
Health
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:02
ABC News: Health
Elmo gets into the battle to raise vaccination levels.
Elmo Says 'Get Vaccinated' in New Video
Alosha O'Brien, 30, will be pushed 26.2 miles for his second Boston Marathon.
Chernobyl Survivor to Be Pushed in Team Hoyt Wheelchair for Boston Marathon
Ben Sunderman waited for days for his acceptance letter.
Teen With Down Syndrome's Reaction to Getting 1st Job Will Make You Smile
Roscoe got life-changing surgery to fix his legs after a lifetime of crawling.
See a Dog 'Tap Dance' After Getting Life-Changing Surgery to Fix Legs
California health authorities say large measles outbreak is over.
Large Measles Outbreak Traced to Disneyland Is Declared Over
Researchers and the 'Wayne Gretzky of knuckle-cracking' solve the mystery.
The Real Reason Your Knuckles Crack
At 8 months Abbey Monzietti remains a happy baby after having a tumor removed at just 3 days old.
Doctors Remove Huge Tumor From 3-Day-Old Infant
Meet the man aiming to be the first transgender model on Men's Health Magazine.
Meet the Transgender Man Who Could Be a Magazine Cover Model
Synthetic marijuana sends people to the hospital in Mississippi and Alabama.
'Spice' Overdoses Send More Than 300 to ER in 2 Weeks
Adolescent e-cigarette use has tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to the CDC.
E-Cig Use Triples in Adolescents, CDC Says
They weren't just keeping quiet about whether it was a boy or a girl.
Couple Surprises Family, Friends With 'Secret Twins'
Hearing aids allow an infant to clearly hear his mother's voice for the first time.
Watch Deaf Infant Hear His Mom for the First Time
Sarah Stage, the slender Los Angeles model who caused an Instagram uproar with her pregnant-yet-toned physique, finally gave birth April 14.
'Skinny Mom' Gives Birth to Big Baby
Story from former anti-vaccine mom goes viral after all seven children contract whooping cough.
Mom Gives Up Anti-Vax Stance Just Before 7 Children Get Whooping Cough
FDA says some KIND bars don't meet standards to bear "healthy" label.
Some KIND Bars Not So Healthy, FDA Says
Entertainment
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
ABC News: Entertainment
Watch him marry almost the entire audience filled with couples.
See Drew Carey Perform Mass Wedding on 'Price Is Right'
It???s a busy weekend at the box office. Several movies with big-name stars are opening, but are they worth seeing?
'True Story,' 'Child 44,' 'Unfriended': Weekend's New Movies Reviewed
Looking back, it's hard to imagine anyone other than Christian Bale playing the most recent "Batman," but it could have been Josh Hartnett.
Why Josh Hartnett Regrets Not Doing 'Batman'
For more than a month, Sam Smith has been working hard to lose weight. Now, he's four pounds away from his goal weight, he wrote on Instagram.
Sam Smith Reveals He's 4 Pounds Away From His Goal Weight
The new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer hit the web Thursday and officially took over the Internet.
How J.J. Abrams Reacted to New 'Star Wars' Trailer
The reality TV star was charged with public intoxication yesterday.
Kim Richards Steps Out After Arrest
'Hunger Games' actress Amandla Stenberg -- remember little Rue from the first movie -- posted a video online earlier this week after making it with a classmate earlier th
Amandla Stenberg Opens Up About Race
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen tweeted about a recent racist experience she had in West Hollywood.
Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Racist Experience
Also, see who told him about his induction.
What Ringo Starr Said About His Hall of Fame Induction
It was supposed to first air on Monday in IMAX theaters, but the first "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer hit the Internet on Thursday night and fan reacted.
Fans React to 1st 'Batman v Superman' 1st Trailer
"Scandal" fans were up in arms last night as one of the main characters might have met his demise.
Did 'Scandal' Just Kill Off a Major Character?
David Hasselhoff's music video, "True Survivor," features a mix of 1980s themes.
David Hasselhoff's Music Video Is a Beautiful, Strange 1980s Journey
The reality TV star also faces charges of resisting an officer and trespassing.
Kim Richards Arrested for Public Intoxication, Battery
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke today at "Star Wars" Celebration in Anaheim, California and spilled a f
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' New Trailer, Secrets Revealed
The actor revealed how they mended their relationship.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Are 'Stronger Than Ever'
Travel
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
ABC News: Travel
Finally, a little shut-eye in the cheap seats?
This Contraption Could Mean Sleep for Economy Class Fliers
It's time to take that European vacation off the back burner.
Why This Is the Summer You Should Go to Europe
Are the cruise lines going the way of the airlines with a la carte pricing?
Ahoy Fees! Cruise Lines Test Room Service Charges
For foodie travelers, the second "B" in B&B is far more important than the first.
Behold, the 'Best B&B Breakfast' in All the Land
Keep the Change, TSA!
A Pretty Penny: TSA to Keep $675K in Change Left at Airport Security
Moms and babies don't have to miss a minute of the game.
MLB Team Introduces In-Stadium Nursery for Moms and Babies
See the Presidential Suite at the art-inspired Le Meridien in Columbus, Ohio.
Photos: Photos of the Presidential Suite at Le Meridien in Columbus, Ohio
Australian coal miner captures the landscape of the ocean.
Photos: Photographer Captures Majestic Views of Ocean Waves
The top world travel destinations revealed.
Photos: TripAdvisor's 2015 Top 10 Travel Spots Around the World
Photos of the Penthouse Suite located in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: The Penthouse Suite at Hyatt Regency Buffalo
From Jimmy Choos to Ferragamos, the glass slipper gets a makeover.
Photos: Nine Designers Give Cinderella's Slipper a High-Fashion Update
Hotel Suite of the Week: Le Sereno Villas in St. Barth
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: Le Sereno Villas in St. Barth
ABC News gets the first glimpse of the new "Frozen" topiaries.
Watch: Rare Behind the Scenes Look at the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
ABC's Genevieve Shaw Brown tries some unusual burgers at Disney World.
Watch: Culinary Delights At Walt Disney World
Rebecca Jarvis explains how airplane ticket prices relate to dropping gasoline prices.
Watch: Why Paying Less at the Pump May Not Mean Cheaper Airfares
Relationships
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
GMA
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
ABC News: GMA
The fire burned at least 300 acres.
Evacuation Order Lifted As Massive Wildfire Burns in Southern California
Corporal James Bass snuck up on his son at school picture day.
Military Dad Photobombs Son at School Picture Day
He may influence the presidential election from beyond the grave.
Man's Obituary: Don't Vote for Hillary Clinton
Doug Hughes called people waving to him as he flew above D.C. "surreal."
Gyrocopter Pilot Expected to Be Stopped on Way to Capitol
Shooting happened during a cookout.
3 Injured in Shooting at Delaware State University Campus
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host tonight's ACM Awards show.
What to Expect from the ACM Awards
Airline performance has declined in some ways, but improved in others.
'Good Old Days' of Air Travel Weren't All Good
Tax-related identity theft is expected to get worse in coming years. So why are we still using Social Security numbers to identify taxpayers?
Why We Should Kill the Social Security Number
Oliver Pareece Jones was last seen in California on April 5.
Family Believes Concussion Led to Father's Disappearance
More severe weather expected throughout the weekend.
More Severe Storms Slam the Plains; Threat Shifting East
Americans remember the bombing that killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.
Watch: Oklahoma City Bombing Remembered 20 Years Later
Everything from Benghazi, Chipotle and her allegedly secret email account was on the minds of speakers at the Republican Leadership Summit.
Watch: Republican Presidential Hopefuls Acquire Collective Target: Hillary Clinton
Body cam footage captures how Richmond, Ohio, police officer Jesse Kidder confronted a suspect on the run.
Watch: Ohio Police Officer Praised for Showing Restraint When Dealing With Murder Suspect
Sara Haines reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
Watch: Target's Website Crashes Due to Lilly Pulitzer Collection
Green Day, Ringo Star and others honored for their contributions to music.
Watch: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Welcomes New Inductees
Nightline
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
ABC News: Nightline
Until he was freed last March, Glenn Ford had been one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the United States.
Former Death Row Inmate Meets Ex-Prosecutor Who Put Him There
MissTravel.com is an online dating website that pairs attractive women with generous men willing to pay for their travel.
Dating Site Hooks Up Women Looking for Men to Pay For Free Travel
This kidney donor chain is the longest multi-hospital chain in the country.
Kidney Donor Chain Changes 68 Lives Forever
Kathy Hart is one of 250 people in what might be a record-breaking chain.
Woman Donates Kidney, Starts US's Longest Multi-Hospital Donor Chain
See how Knatalye and Adeline Mata are doing now.
Formerly Conjoined Twins Celebrate First Birthday
Pope Francis has another feather to add to his pontiff hat, lately being credited, in part, for an increase in the number of exorcisms performed globally.
Exorcism 'Boom' Credited Partly to Pope Francis
Facial tracking software showed one shopper showed signs of pleasure comparable to the joy felt after having sex.
This Is What Your Brain Looks Like on a Shopping Spree
A brazen California burglar was seen on every step of a Tuesday home invasion, captured in footage recorded by 16 surveillance cameras.
Video Shows Brazen Burglar Breaking Into California Home
Clint Eastwood is Hollywood royalty but that doesn't mean he spoiled his son Scott in any way.
Scott Eastwood on the Kind of Dad Clint Was
Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau and Vili Fualaau are infamous for having one of the most scrutinized forbidden relationships in recent memory.
Exclusive First Look: Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau's Teen Daughters
Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau made national headlines in 1997 when she became pregnant with the child of her then-13-year-old student, Vili Fualaau.
Exclusive: Mary Kay Letourneau, Her Student-Lover Today
Karen Sharpe, the mother of the South Carolina police officer who was seen on video fatally shooting a man, said she cannot bring herself to watch the video.
South Carolina Cop's Mom Speaks Out in Tearful Interview
Witness Feidin Santana told ABC News that he cannot be certain what it was that officer Michael Slager dropped by Walter Scott's body.
Witness Says He Saw Officer Drop Something Near Walter Scott's Body
The Johnston family members are all 4-feet tall or littler.
What Life Is Like for Family Known as Real-Life 'Seven Dwarfs'
The filmmakers spill the beans on how they achieved some of the cool effects.
Epic Secrets Behind the Making of the 'Star Wars' Franchise
Primetime
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
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
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
ABC News: 20/20
Act 1: Shelby Wilkie's mother Jan Sprowls last hears from her on New Year's Day in 2012.
Watch: North Carolina Mom Vanishes, Leaving Baby Behind
Act 2: Before she vanished, Shelby Wilkie made a cryptic phone call to her husband's ex-wife.
Watch: Missing Woman Kept Husband's Abuse a Secret
Act 3: "There was actually the silhouette of a human body," detective Sonya Matthews recalled.
Watch: Police Detect Blood at Home of Missing Woman
Act 4: Michael Wilkie tells a detective that Shelby Wilkie killed herself and that he cremated her.
Watch: Missing Woman's Husband Admits to Police Wife Is Dead
Act 5: After quick delibration, a jury finds Michael Wilkie guilty of his wife Shelby Wilkie's murder.
Watch: North Carolina Man Goes on Trial for Wife's Murder
Act 1: Detectives suspect Stacey Castor's husband David Castor died from antifreeze poisoning.
Watch: Woman's Husband Found Dead in Apparent Suicide
Act 2: Evidence began to suggest that David Castor didn't commit suicide and that he was murdered.
Watch: Police Investigate Possibility Man Didn't Actually Kill Himself
Act 3: Doctors concluded that Stacey Castor's first husband Michael Wallace died of a heart attack.
Watch: Step-Dad's Death Shocks Girls Whose Father Also Died
Act 4: Stacey Castor oversaw and rewrote David Castor's will after he died, leaving out his son.
Watch: Police Have Body of Woman's First Husband Exhumed
Act 5: Stacey Castor's daughter Ashley Wallace recalls her mother giving her a suspicious drink.
Watch: Antifreeze Blamed for Both Deaths of Woman's Husbands
Act 6: In what looks like a suicide note, Stacey Castor's daughter takes blame for her dad and stepdad's deaths.
Watch: Daughter Rushed to Hospital in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Act 7: Detective Dominick Spinelli says Stacey Castor attempted to use her daughter as a scapegoat.
Watch: Woman Arrested for Husband's Murder, Daughter's Attempted Murder
Act 8: While Stacey Castor's friends support her, the district attorney believes Ashley Wallace is innocent.
Watch: The Investigation into Whether a Mom or Her Daughter Was a Killer
Act 9: At Stacey Castor's trial, Ashley Wallace denies poisoning her father and stepfather with antifreeze.
Watch: Daughter Testifies Against Mom at Murder Trial
Act 10: During her testimony, Stacy Castor says she had nothing to do with the deaths of both her husbands.
Watch: Woman Denies Framing Her Daughter With Husbands' Murders
WNT
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03
ABC News: World News Tonight
Davion, who bravely asked for a forever family, will soon have his wish come true.
Watch: The Boy Who Wished for a Family
The 23-year-old suspect appeared before a judge today.
Terror Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges
A man was charged with menacing following an on-camera road rage incident, an official said.
Professor Defends Alleged Road Rage Caught on Camera
Two men wanted in a string of Pittsburgh-area bank robberies may have had military or law enforcement training, FBI officials said.
Bank Robbery Duo May Have Military Training, FBI Says
A woman was removed from a Southwest Airlines plane at a Chicago airport Thursday after allegedly "poking" a snoring seatmate with a pen, airline officials said.
Flight Delayed After Woman Poked Snoring Seatmate With Pen
The explosion took place in the northern part of the country.
Car Bomb Explodes Outside US Consulate in Iraq
High School Science Experiment Combusts The explosion inside an Arizona classroom was captured on video.
Science Experiment Goes Awry Inside Classroom
ABC News' David Muir reports the stories people have been buzzing about all week.
Watch: Index: Rate of E-Cigarette Use among Teens Has Tripled in Only One Year
Snowboarding Daredevil Performs Record Breaking Trick; 14-Year-Old Spider Girl Fearlessly Climbs to the Top
Full Episode: WN 04/18/15: GOP Presidential Hopefuls Rally in New Hampshire
Davion Navar Henry Only is finally set to get the happy ending more than 100,000 children in U.S. foster homes dream of.
Orphan Who Couldn't Find a Family Is Adopted by Caseworker
Mother of three is about to make her debut as the first female NFL referee.
Watch: Sarah Thomas Making NFL History
Read your insurance policy -- you might be surprised by what's covered.
Tips to Fix Winter Storm Damage to Your Home
When Oscar Lomeli asked his friends for a recommendation on a tax preparer, he didn???t think he???d end up getting stuck paying back his bogus refund. Need more help with your tax returns? See more information below. ???They [friends] told me she was good,??? said...
3 Red Flags to Remember When Picking Tax Preparer
Family gets a new vehicle to help their first-grade son get to school on time after he is forced to eat alone in detention.
Watch: Community Helps Little Boy Arrive to School on Time
Best supporting role goes to the American Worker for their attention to detail and quality workmanship.
Watch: Oscar Statues Made in America

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