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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:01
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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.
Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist hostage
The Ukrainian town councilor whose apparent torture and murder helped prompt a new government offensive in the east was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian crowd before he disappeared, a video of the incident shows. The footage from Thursday on local news site gorlovka.ua shows angry scenes outside the town hall of Horlivka, between the separatist flashpoint cities of Donetsk and Slaviansk, as councilor Volodymyr Rybak is manhandled by several men, among them a masked man in camouflage, while other people hurl abuse. Ukraine's Interior Ministry said he was seen being bundled into a car by masked men in camouflage later that day. His body was found on Saturday near Slaviansk.
Dead Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank, onshore while hundreds of people were trapped inside the vessel.
Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea
Commuters cross London bridge in central LondonBritain's economic recovery is gaining momentum but Bank of England policymakers held different views about the amount of slack in the economy and the medium-term inflation outlook, minutes from their April 9 meeting showed. Wednesday's minutes also showed members of the Monetary Policy Committee thought it was "possible" that a sustainable rise in real wages, consistent with a durable recovery, was on the way. But the minutes again showed the MPC were unsure on how much scope Britain's economy had to grow without generating inflation. "There was considerable uncertainty about the amount of slack remaining within the economy and committee members had a range of opinions on this and the outlook for inflation in the medium-term," the minutes showed.
BoE minutes show 'range of views' on economic slack, inflation outlook
A family member of missing passengers, who were on South Korean ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo, looks at the list of fatalities at a port in JindoBy Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. He said Captain Lee was like no other: he didn't drink much, although he did smoke." (Additional reporting by Meeyoung Cho and Narae Kim;
Children's corpses in Korean ferry reveal desperate attempts to climb out
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father
Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia and the European Commission may meet on Thursday in Bratislava to negotiate a possible solution for Ukraine's gas crisis, Ukraine's Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said on Wednesday. "There is a proposal from the Russian side and the European Union to hold four-side talks," Prodan told journalists. "As of today, a meeting in Bratislava of four ministers is being considered ... but so far there is no confirmation from the European Commission." Russian state-controlled gas producer Gazprom says Kiev owes it $2.2 billion for gas already delivered and is considering requiring advance payments for further supplies, increasing the risk of Russia cutting off supply.
Ukraine, Russia, EU may meet to talk gas: Ukraine minister
Masked pro-Russia protesters stand guard outside a regional government building in DonetskKIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government has formally ended an Easter truce and is relaunching the "active phase" of an "anti-terrorist operation" to eliminate armed pro-Russian separatist groups in the east, First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema said on Wednesday. Yarema, who has a role in security matters, told reporters on the sidelines of a weekly cabinet meeting the new action was not yet underway, but added: "In the near future, appropriate measures will be taken and you will see results. ...
Ukraine government resumes offensive, hopes for more U.S. help
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a senior police officer has died after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb.
Bombing in Cairo kills senior Egypt police officer
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Wednesday, as weak data from China sapped the upward momentum from an overnight rally on a flurry of deals in the pharmaceutical sector.
Shares mixed on lackluster China data
CAIRO (Reuters) - A senior Egyptian police officer was killed when a bomb exploded under his car outside his home near Cairo on Wednesday, state television and a security source said. Brigadier-General Ahmed Zaki was killed in the explosion in 6th of October City, 32 km (20 miles) from the capital, the state-run Nile news TV station reported. Bombings and shootings targeting the police have become commonplace in Egypt since the army deposed president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last July. ...
Bomb kills Egyptian police officer: state TV
Afghan ballot counters read instructions on how to count and register votes in Herat Province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 20, 2014. New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission has delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits.
Afghan election commission delays vote results
A French man kidnapped two years ago in Mali by an al Qaeda-linked group is probably dead, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after the insurgents said they had killed him. Gilberto Rodriguez-Leal, who would be 62 now, was captured in November 2012 while camping in the region. He had crossed from Mauritania into Mali where Islamist militants had taken advantage of chaos after a coup to seize the northern two thirds of the country. A spokesman for the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA) told Agence France Presse he had been killed because France was "our enemy".
France says one of two hostages held in Mali probably dead
NEW YORK (AP) — With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.
Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche
a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. The avalanche killed at least 13 Sherpas. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)" border="0" />KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.
Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs
Business
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:01
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Man looks at an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average and various countries' stock indices outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as data showing China's economy was still stuttering offset some broadly reassuring European purchasing manager index (PMI) numbers. Data compiler Markit's monthly PMI figures, seen as good indicators of future growth, showed that while France's economy was still a drag, Germany was continuing to power the euro zone's recovery. AUSSIE SLIDES In Asia, China's stock markets had fallen again and the yuan tumbled to 16-month low after a survey showed manufacturing activity in the world's second-biggest economy was still slowing in April.
Steady PMIs, sluggish China puts brakes on European shares
A cashier holds euro banknotes in RigaWe are looking at 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter GDP growth if we continue to see this level," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit. Inflation fell to just 0.5 percent in March, its sixth straight month in what European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has called a "danger zone" below 1 percent and keeping pressure on the ECB to intervene. However, Markit's flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, which is widely regarded as a good gauge of growth, suggested the economic support, at least, may not be necessary.
Euro zone private sector on strong footing but still slashing prices: PMIs
An engineer shows the ignition assembly which has a faulty 2005 ignition switch in a file photo.Plaintiffs suing the company also filed a proposed class action lawsuit in Manhattan bankruptcy court on Monday, seeking an order declaring that GM cannot use the bankruptcy protection to absolve itself from liabilities. The faulty ignition switch has been linked to at least 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million GM vehicles. GM emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2009 as a different legal entity from the so-called old GM. Under those terms, the "new GM" shed liability for incidents predating its exit from bankruptcy, and any lawsuit involving pre-bankruptcy issues must be brought against what remains of old GM.
GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits
The curve of the German share price index DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchangeGermany's private sector expanded faster in April, recovering from a slight slowdown in growth in March, as both manufacturing and services industry activity rose more than expected, surveys showed on Wednesday. Markit's preliminary composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which tracks activity in the manufacturing and services sectors and covers more than two-thirds of the euro zone's largest economy, rose to 56.3 in April from March's final 54.3. "This is a nice bounce back with good broadbased growth in the services and manufacturing sector... It is looking like it will be a good year for Germany," Markit economist Chris Williamson said. Germany's economy expanded just 0.4 percent in 2013, but growth is seen picking up this year, driven by domestic demand.
Germany's private sector expands faster in April: PMI
A worker assembles a generator at a factory in HefeiBy Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signaling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, although the pace of decline eased helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown. "It's generally in line (with expectations), reflecting that growth momentum is stabilizing," said Zhou Hao, China economist at ANZ in Shanghai. Hao expected economic growth to pick up slightly to 7.5 percent in the second quarter. MODEST STIMULUS MEASURES China's central bank will cut the amount of deposits rural banks must hold as reserves by between 0.5 and 2 percentage points, it said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of measures to help combat the slowing economy.
China factory activity shrinks for fourth month
A sample of Botox is seen at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group at the Americana Manhasset luxury shopping destination in ManhassetCanada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $47 billion bid to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc as it seeks to become one of the world's five biggest drug companies. The offer, if successful, would bring together two mid-sized pharmaceutical companies with expertise in skin care and eye care products, and is highly unusual as activist investors typically buy stakes and then agitate for strategic change. Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management, Allergan's largest shareholder with a 9.7 percent stake, disclosed in a filing on Monday it is supporting the bid. Allergan said in a statement that it has received the offer, and will carefully consider the proposal and "pursue the course of action that it believes is in the best interests of the company's stockholders." Late on Tuesday, Allergan said it adopted a shareholder rights plan effective April 22 that will trigger if a person or group acquires 10 percent or more of its shares.
Valeant, Ackman offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for $47 billion
China Merchants Group Chairman Fu Yuning attends the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) in Hong KongHONG KONG (Reuters) - China Resources (Holdings) Co Ltd has appointed a new chairman with immediate effect, replacing Song Lin who is being investigated by Chinese authorities, the firm said in a statement on Wednesday. Fu Yuning, a former executive chairman of China Merchants Group, would take over from Song, China Resources said in a statement on its website. China Merchants Group is the parent of Chinese ports operator China Merchants Holdings International Co Ltd . ...
China Resources (Holdings) appoints new chairman, replacing Song
A Comcast sign is shown on the side of a vehicle in San Francisco(Reuters) - Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and is working to reach an accord to sell a portion of those customers to Charter Communications, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday. Comcast is studying what could be a two-phase process, where Charter would first acquire up to 1.5 million subscribers directly from Comcast, the source said on condition of anonymity because discussions were continuing and a final agreement had not been struck. Comcast would then spin off the rest of the 2.5 million subscribers into a separate, publicly traded company, which Charter would take a minority stake in, the source added.
Comcast nears deal with Charter on $18-$20 billion in divestitures: source
The AT&T logo is pictured by its store in Carlsbad, CaliforniaBy Marina Lopes NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Tuesday raised its forecast for full-year revenue growth to reflect its acquisition of LEAP wireless in March and the popularity of a new handset pricing model that charges customers for devices separately from their wireless plans. Like other carriers, AT&T is seeking growth in a nearly saturated environment, making strategies such as alternate pricing plans more crucial to attract customers. The company raised its forecast for full-year revenue growth to at least 4 percent from 3 percent. A higher-than-expected 35 percent of wireless customers transferred to NEXT, its new pricing plan, boosting quarterly revenue 3.6 percent from the year-earlier quarter.
AT&T ups revenue growth forecast on new pricing model
A man stands on a skateboard outside a Wal-Mart store in Williston(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is set to report as soon as Wednesday on how its executives performed on their goals to overhaul compliance operations and how that affected their pay, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company's board will issue a securities filing in the coming days that will detail how well executives performed on its compliance goals, such as enhancing its global anti-corruption program, the report cited the retailer's chief compliance officer, Jay Jorgensen, as saying. A representative for Wal-Mart could not be immediately reached for comment outside of regular U.S. business hours. An assessment of compliance objectives will now be part of the company's regular corporate governance, the Journal quoted Jorgensen as saying at the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium in Washington on Tuesday.
Wal-Mart to report how compliance targets impacted executive pay: WSJ
Drugmakers eager to satisfy shareholders by boosting profits and share prices are wheeling, dealing and in one case even making trades like a pro sports team looking to shake up its roster. The moves could spur more mergers and acquisitions in the industry.
Investor pressure pushing drugmaker M&A deals
FILE - In this May 20, 2013 file photo, graduates pose for photographs during commencement at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit.
Job market for college grads better but still weak
A videojournalist sets up outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2104. The court is hearing oral arguments between Aereo, Inc., an Internet startup company that gives subscribers access to television on their laptops and other portable devices and the over-the-air broadcasters. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.
Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past.
GM, lawyers fight over bankruptcy protections
World News
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:01
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
U.S. President Obama gets ready to depart Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for his visit to AsiaBy Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower. Obama's remarks, aimed at reassuring Japan and other allies, set against a robust commentary from China's state news agency Xinhua that also called the United States "myopic", demonstrate the delicate balancing act Obama faces on a week-long Asia tour. The four-nation trip that starts in Tokyo later on Wednesday comes at a time of rising tension in the region, and as the United States urges Japan's unpredictable neighbor North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test.
Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit
Masked pro-Russia protesters stand guard outside a regional government building in DonetskKIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government has formally ended an Easter truce and is relaunching the "active phase" of an "anti-terrorist operation" to eliminate armed pro-Russian separatist groups in the east, First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema said on Wednesday. Yarema, who has a role in security matters, told reporters on the sidelines of a weekly cabinet meeting the new action was not yet underway, but added: "In the near future, appropriate measures will be taken and you will see results. ...
Ukraine government resumes offensive, hopes for more U.S. help
A family member of missing passengers, who were on South Korean ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo, looks at the list of fatalities at a port in JindoBy Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. He said Captain Lee was like no other: he didn't drink much, although he did smoke." (Additional reporting by Meeyoung Cho and Narae Kim;
Children's corpses in Korean ferry reveal desperate attempts to climb out
North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its assessment of satellite imagery. Comments by South Korea's foreign ministry that the North could be moving towards what would be its fourth nuclear test prompted the U.S. State Department to urge Pyongyang to "refrain from actions that threaten regional peace". North Korea continually works on improving testing at its Punggye-ri site. Satellite imagery analyzed by 38North, which is part of Johns Hopkins University, said that while there had been a pickup in activity, there were few signs of an imminent test.
Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely: think tank
Handout of crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield moving the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 into position for deployment, in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370By Byron Kaye PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Australia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted the search strategy may change if seabed scans taken by a U.S. Navy drone failed to turn up a trace of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which vanished on March 8 with 239 people on board. "The only way we can get to the bottom of this is to keep searching the probable impact zone until we find something or until we have searched it as thoroughly as human ingenuity allows at this time." The Bluefin-21 drone, a key component in the search after the detection of audio signals or "pings" believed to be from the plane's black box flight recorder, is due to end its first full mission, possibly on Wednesday. In a sign of the families' growing desperation for answers, a group purporting to be relatives of the missing flight's passengers published a letter to Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, urging the government to investigate old media reports that the plane landed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Australia vows to keep searching to solve missing Malaysian plane mystery
Chinese labour activist Zhang Zhiru poses for pictures at Tiananmen Square in BeijingBy John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese labor activist has been missing for more than 24 hours and his wife suspects he was detained by state security agents after trying to help workers involved in China's biggest strike in years organize their case. Zhang Zhiru was last heard from when he spoke to his wife, Xiao Hongxia, by telephone at around noon on Tuesday. He told her he had been summoned to a meeting with state security agents from the industrial southern city of Dongguan. Workers at a Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd shoe factory complex with about 40,000 employees have been on strike since April 14 over social insurance payments.
China activist missing after trying to help striking workers
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.
Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist hostage
The Ukrainian town councilor whose apparent torture and murder helped prompt a new government offensive in the east was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian crowd before he disappeared, a video of the incident shows. The footage from Thursday on local news site gorlovka.ua shows angry scenes outside the town hall of Horlivka, between the separatist flashpoint cities of Donetsk and Slaviansk, as councilor Volodymyr Rybak is manhandled by several men, among them a masked man in camouflage, while other people hurl abuse. Ukraine's Interior Ministry said he was seen being bundled into a car by masked men in camouflage later that day. His body was found on Saturday near Slaviansk.
Dead Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows
An Egyptian walks past riot police taking a break at Cairo University on April 15, 2014An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb placed under his car in Cairo, security officials said, in the fifth such attack targeting police in the capital within a week. The explosion in the upscale western suburb of October 6 killed Ahmed Zaki, a commander in Egypt's central security forces, who have been at the forefront of a wide-ranging crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Militants have carried out scores of attacks mainly targeting security forces since the military deposed Morsi last July amid massive protests calling for his resignation. Zaki was the third senior police officer to be killed in attacks since the start of the year.
Bomb kills police brigadier general in Cairo
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank, onshore while hundreds of people were trapped inside the vessel.
Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea
A cleaner folds a cloth wipe near a Rolls-Royce Wraith displayed at the China Auto show in Beijing, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Luxury automakers, like their mass-market counterparts, are looking to China to drive future growth and are investing heavily to gain or expand a foothold in its market. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)BEIJING (AP) — At age 32, Jason Jia already is the kind of customer luxury automakers are seeking as competition grows in China's lucrative but crowded market.
Luxury automakers scramble to woo young Chinese
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three children were found dead at a house in London, police said on WednesdayA woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three children were found dead at a house in London, police said on Wednesday. The 43-year-old was not identified but media reports said she was the mother of the children, whose bodies were found on Tuesday evening. There were four children in the family, who were originally from South Africa, three of whom had "life-limiting" genetic disorders, according to a neighbour. She told reporters that the father works in finance and the mother looks after the children, adding: "They are a very, very lovely couple."
Woman held for murder after children's bodies found
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high school in Ansan, near Seoul. More than three-quarters of the 323 students are dead or missing, while nearly two-thirds of the other 153 people on board the ferry Sewol when it sank one week ago survived.
Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT
Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia and the European Commission may meet on Thursday in Bratislava to negotiate a possible solution for Ukraine's gas crisis, Ukraine's Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said on Wednesday. "There is a proposal from the Russian side and the European Union to hold four-side talks," Prodan told journalists. "As of today, a meeting in Bratislava of four ministers is being considered ... but so far there is no confirmation from the European Commission." Russian state-controlled gas producer Gazprom says Kiev owes it $2.2 billion for gas already delivered and is considering requiring advance payments for further supplies, increasing the risk of Russia cutting off supply.
Ukraine, Russia, EU may meet to talk gas: Ukraine minister
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a senior police officer has died after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb.
Bombing in Cairo kills senior Egypt police officer
Technology
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:01
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To match Analysis HUAWEI-CHINA/By Yimou Lee SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 telecoms equipment maker, on Wednesday shrugged off analysts' concerns that its growth will suffer from media reports alleging the United States accessed servers at its Shenzhen headquarters. The New York Times and Der Spiegel last month cited documents leaked by former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden as saying the National Security Agency (NSA) obtained sensitive data and monitored Huawei executives' communications. Analysts at a conference in Shenzhen raised concerns about Huawei's business suffering from similar worries over the security of its products, following the New York Times and Der Spiegel reports. "On the NSA ... it does not have a big impact on business growth," Eric Xu, Huawei's executive vice president and one of its rotating CEOs, told an analyst conference on Wednesday in Shenzhen.
Huawei says reports of NSA spying won't impact growth
Caraeff, President and CEO of VEVO, gestures as he takes part in a panel discussion at The Cable Show in BostonBy Kevin Gray MIAMI (Reuters) - Vevo, the online music video hub that is a joint venture of two of the world's biggest music labels, has seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of music videos streamed each month from its platform, the company's top executive said on Tuesday. The company, which is controlled by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, hit a monthly average of nearly 6 billion views in December, a 46 percent rise from a year earlier, said Rio Caraeff, the chief executive officer. "Mobile and tablet and television are where the majority of the views are happening." A growing number of people watch music videos from the platform on smartphones, tablets or web-connected TVs using Apple TV, Roku and XBox devices. Google Inc is a minority stakeholder in New York-based Vevo, which was founded in 2009.
Music video hub Vevo monthly viewership up nearly 50 percent to 6 billion
Rousseff speaks during an inauguration ceremony for new ministers at the Planalto Palace in BrasiliaBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations. President Dilma Rousseff, who was the target of U.S. espionage according to documents leaked by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden, plans to sign the bill into law. The legislation, dubbed Brazil's "Internet Constitution," has been hailed by experts, such as the British physicist and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, for balancing the rights and duties of users, governments and corporations while ensuring the Internet continues to be an open and decentralized network. To guarantee passage of the bill, Rousseff´s government had to drop a contentious provision that would have forced global Internet companies to store data on their Brazilian users on data center servers inside the country.
Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights
The AOL logo is seen at the company's office in New York(Reuters) - AOL head of communications Peter Land left the company on Tuesday after a year working there, marking the latest public relations executive to depart the company. AOL Inc attributed Land's departure to a reorganization of the communications department. "We are investing in our communications function by promoting two of our most talented up and coming leaders - connecting the entirety of our internal and external communications," an AOL spokeswoman said in a statement. Eoin Ryan, currently head of investor relations, will become senior vice president of investor relations and communications.
AOL chief communications officer leaves after one year
A Netflix App icon is shown on an ipad in Encinitas(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's planned price hikes will allow it to spend more to produce more original content that will help it attract more customers globally, analysts said, as many of them raised their price targets on the stock. Netflix's shares rose more than 9 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the company unveiled plans to increase prices and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit. At least seven brokerages raised their price targets on the stock. Raymond James and Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded the stock to their equivalent of a "buy" rating, citing strong growth prospects from international markets.
Netflix price hikes seen boosting global expansion
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In 2011, Lytro Inc dazzled the consumer gadget world when it introduced a pocket flashlight-sized gizmo that could take "living" pictures - images that could be refocused after the shutter clicked. The Lytro Illum, priced at $1,599, is marketed as a legitimate tool for commercial photographers and advanced amateurs who want to differentiate their work in an age of Instagram and "commodotized imaging," Lytro founder Ren Ng said. The original camera, which was priced at $399, was mostly a niche product that sought to prove the viability of light-field photography. Unlike the original Lytro camera, however, the Illum resembles a traditional DSLR, featuring a 30- to 250-mm equivalent F/2 lens, a 1-inch sensor and a sleek black body with a shutter button, SD memory cards and a 4-inch touchscreen display.
Lytro unveils a more sophisticated 'light-field' camera
The OnePlus One smartphone is a denim-clad $299 Cyanogen monsterOnePlus, the startup founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has unveiled its first smartphone, the OnePlus One.
The OnePlus One smartphone is a denim-clad $299 Cyanogen monster
The OnePlus One is the only Android phone you should really care about right nowOnePlus on Wednesday finally unveiled its first Android handset, the highly anticipated CyanogenMod-based OnePlus One. Considering the phone’s specs and affordable price, the One is the only Android phone you should really consider buying right now. The device will be even cheaper than customers expect, retailing for either $299/€269 (the 16GB version) or $349/€299 (the 64GB version), and should be available in the near future in 16 markets. The phone “was designed to be beautiful, timeless and comfortable in the hand,” the company says. “Embracing this design language, the One features subtle curves, sleek lines and a slightly raised, jet-black display. Even the smallest details belong uniquely to OnePlus, from the custom cut and engineered PCB boards to the specially
The OnePlus One is the only Android phone you should really care about right now
Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killerRarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the One (not to be confused with the HTC One).
Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer
Hitachi is building the world's fastest elevator: 95 floors in 43 secondsIn 2016, Hitachi will take over Toshiba's title as the maker of the fastest elevator in the world. The Japanese company's slated to install two lifts that move at a swift 45mph inside China's Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, currently under construction. Apparently, you can reach the 95th floor (the building will have 111 floors in all) straight from the ground in just 43 seconds on one of these zippy elevators -- hardly long enough to freshen up before reaching the office.
Hitachi is building the world's fastest elevator: 95 floors in 43 seconds
Intel's next Thunderbolt port can handle two 4K displays at onceThere's a good reason why the Mac Pro has six Thunderbolt 2 ports: current Thunderbolt tech isn't powerful enough to drive more than one 4K display per port. Future computers shouldn't face that limitation, though. VR-Zone has leaked a presentation which suggests that Intel's next Thunderbolt controller chip, Alpine Ridge, has enough bandwidth (40Gbps) to drive two 4K screens at the same time.
Intel's next Thunderbolt port can handle two 4K displays at once
Edit image text with useful Chrome extensionMeme generation might never be the same again. Project Naptha is a browser extension that lets users select, copy, edit and translate text from any image — so long as it is under 30 degrees of rotation. The plug-in runs on the Stroke Width Transform algorithm Microsoft Research invented for text detection in natural scenes. It also provides the option of using Google's open-source OCR engine Tesseract when necessary. Project Naptha utilizes a technique called "inpainting" to reconstruct images after they've been altered by the extension. ...
Edit image text with useful Chrome extension
2K Games tries to save Civilization, Borderlands from GameSpy server shutdownGamespy's impending server shut-down might be cutting off Wii and DS multiplayer at the head, but not all games have to suffer this fate: PC publishers are starting to migrate their multiplayer servers to new platforms. Three of EA's ...
2K Games tries to save Civilization, Borderlands from GameSpy server shutdown
Whatsapp now has 500 million active users to offer its new social overlordSome companies lose their following after an acquisition, but not Whatsapp -- apparently, its userbase just continued to grow after Facebook bought it for $19 billion. The FB-owned entity has revealed that it now has 500 million active users, up 50 million from the time the social network snapped it up. According to Whatsapp CEO Jan Kuom, the app has seen the fastest growth in Brazil, India, Mexico and Russia in recent months.
Whatsapp now has 500 million active users to offer its new social overlord
Samsung patent reveals a wild new smartphone designSamsung loves to experiment with different types of designs for its gadgets and a new patent flagged by Galaxy Club shows that the company has come up with some truly wild smartphone designs that go well beyond anything it has released so far. The new smartphone design patented by Samsung reveals a device with an oval-shaped frame and a wraparound display that puts key function buttons on the back of the device. The patent is only for a design concept, so it’s going to be a long time (and maybe forever) before we see anything like it hit the market. The design shown in the patent is actually similar to adesign patent that Apple won earlier this year for an
Samsung patent reveals a wild new smartphone design
Politics
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U.S. President Obama gets ready to depart Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for his visit to AsiaBy Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower. Obama's remarks, aimed at reassuring Japan and other allies, set against a robust commentary from China's state news agency Xinhua that also called the United States "myopic", demonstrate the delicate balancing act Obama faces on a week-long Asia tour. The four-nation trip that starts in Tokyo later on Wednesday comes at a time of rising tension in the region, and as the United States urges Japan's unpredictable neighbor North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test.
Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit
Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Cutler shakes hands with Japan's deputy chief negotiator Oe ahead of their meeting for the TPP free trade negotiation, at the Foreign Ministry in TokyoBy Linda Sieg and Krista Hughes TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media said, for a last ditch push for a two-way deal seen as crucial to efforts to create one of the world's biggest trade pacts. Froman, who had been expected to arrive in Tokyo with U.S. President Barack Obama later in the day, was likely to meet Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari, the reports said. Talks have been snagged largely on Japan's insistence on protecting politically powerful farm sectors such as beef. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told parliament the talks were tough but Japan was trying to keep some tariffs.
Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pact
The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state universities. The 6-2 vote and the four opinions issued by justices in the majority revealed divisions on the court as to the legal rationale in rejecting civil rights groups' challenge to the ban. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who wrote the sole dissenting opinion, read excerpts from the bench, calling the decision a blow to "historically marginalized groups, which rely on the federal courts to protect their constitutional rights." The court emphasized that it was not deciding the larger and divisive question of whether affirmative action admission policies can be lawful. But the decision made it clear that voter-approved affirmative action bans can withstand legal challenges.
U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action
California Republican gubernatorial candidate Kashkari poses after touring the Robinson Helicopter Co. in TorranceBy Jennifer Chaussee BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter schools. Kashkari's proposal would waive tuition for students pursuing a four-year degree in any science, technology, electronics, or math subject in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings after graduation. It came as Kashkari, trailing a distant third in recent polls behind incumbent Jerry Brown and Republican Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly, is struggling to add momentum to his campaign before the June primary.
California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students
Pro Life Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak announces his support for health care bill on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum voiced doubts on Tuesday about a state law that prohibits false statements during a political campaign. The Ohio law allows candidates and other citizens to file a complaint for allegedly false slogans, prompting a state election commission hearing and public scrutiny of advocacy groups' or individuals' claims in the middle of a campaign. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Republican appointee, speculated that calling in a group's leaders "to justify what (they're) going to say" could impinge on free speech rights under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Democratic appointee, observed that simply being forced to defend an advertisement could be costly and diminish speech at a crucial point in a campaign.
Supreme Court hears challenge to ban on 'false' campaign speech
Nate Silver or Not, GOP Looks GoodThe tempest over his projection that Republicans will take the Senate forgets probability isn’t prediction and that the White House party usually loses in its sixth year.
Nate Silver or Not, GOP Looks Good
Yes, Lincoln Would’ve Done ‘Ferns’Bill O’Reilly attacked President Obama for making a viral video, saying the Great Emancipator wouldn’t stoop so low. History proves the opposite.
Yes, Lincoln Would’ve Done ‘Ferns’
Boehner & Obama in the Oval OfficeThe latest snowfall was a bigger story in Washington this week than Tuesday’s private meeting between the estranged president and House speaker — their first in more than a year. Since Barack Obama recently signaled he has all but given up on legislating with Republicans, and since John Boehner has flat out said he can’t trust the president, the assumption in Washington is that the chances for big legislation anytime soon are basically zero, whether the White House breaks out the good china or not.
For Obama and Boehner, just maybe, a way forward
U.S. Secretary of State John KerryTen years ago this week, John Kerry barely held off John Edwards in Wisconsin’s Democratic primary, prolonging for another few weeks his plodding, uninspiring march to the party’s presidential nomination. Kerry went on to lose an eminently winnable election, after which most Democrats in Washington expected him to disappear, like Walter Mondale or Michael Dukakis.
John Kerry finds his calling
NY Cuomo di BlasioDemocrats in Washington don’t have to worry much about the kind of fratricidal disorder that plagues the modern Republican Party. But neither should they take too lightly the intraparty breach that seems to be widening in New York, where the mayor of the nation’s biggest city is staring down the governor of its third largest state.
In New York, real populism and real choices
WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.
Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate
a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects. The forthcoming report on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)" border="0" />WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.
Republican activists push party on gay marriage
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
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Republican senatorial candidate Thom Tillis answers a question during a debate at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlotte Observer, Todd Sumlin, Pool)DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — The candidate in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary with backing from the party's Washington establishment came under little direct criticism Tuesday night as his top rivals had their first real chance to challenge him face to face.
Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits
Sports
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) steps out of the visitors' dugout to acknowledge the applause from the crowd after hitting his career 500th home run, off Washington Nationals' Taylor Jordan in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) shoots between Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario (42) and Marcin Gortat during the first half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed.
Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead
Members of the San Jose Sharks, left, celebrate a game-winning goal by center Patrick Marleau as Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, right, looks on during the overtime period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Sharks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait.
Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead
Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel calls a play during the first half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers got tired of talking trash.
Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, left, drives over Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche to score during the second half of Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors.
DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95
New York Rangers' Derek Stepan, right, gets the puck past Philadelphia Flyers' Ray Emery, left, for a goal during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While his teammates mobbed him after a late goal, Dan Carcillo trash-talked with Flyers fans through the glass before hitting the bench for a celebration.
Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead
Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) is mobbed by teammates after scoring the winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during third period National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoff action on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
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Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) scores the winning goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Kristers Gudlevskis (37) during third period National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoff action on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens swept their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs, and now look forward to some rest.
Canadiens sweep Lightning after 4-3 win
Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton reacts after scoring during the first period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins took full advantage of Detroit's mistakes, and their stellar goaltender's flawless performance.
Bruins beat Red Wings 3-0 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for his guilty plea to a charge that he assaulted a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.
Cardinals player to be sentenced for assault plea
Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls fouls Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the United Center on April 22, 2014Bradley Beal scored a game-high 26 points to spark Washington over Chicago 101-99 in overtime, giving the Wizards their best NBA playoff start in 32 years. Brazilian forward Nene scored 17 points Tuesday and John Wall added 16 as the Wizards seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series with games three and four Friday and Sunday in Washington. It's the first time in franchise history that Washington won the first two games on the road to open a series and the first time since 1982 they won the first two games in a playoff series. East top seed Indiana and Toronto each won at home Tuesday to level their first-round matchups, with the Pacers beating Atlanta 101-85 and Toronto downing Brooklyn 100-95 to deadlock each series at 1-1.
Wizards edge Bulls while Pacers, Raptors equalize
NBA: Playoffs-Brooklyn Nets at Toronto RaptorsBy Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto Raptors have promoted their return to the NBA postseason after a six-year absence as a 'Northern Uprising' and on Tuesday they backed up the marketing campaign with a 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The victory was the Raptors' first in the post-season since 2008 and sends the best-of-seven Eastern conference first round series back to Brooklyn for Game Three on Friday level at 1-1. "We're going to be the underdog again and we have to do the same thing there." The series is clearly defined, a classic matchup pitting Brooklyn's veteran savvy against the young Raptors enthusiasm. The Nets won Game One when future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett stepped up late in the match but on Tuesday the Raptors' young guard DeMar DeRozan showed the way with 30 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter.
Youth served as DeRozan leads 'Northern Uprising'
MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Washington Nationals(Reuters) - Albert Pujols belted two homers to reach the 500 home run milestone as he powered the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-2 win over Washington at Nationals Park on Tuesday. Pujols drilled a three-run shot over the fence in the first inning for his 499th then added the landmark blast on a two-run drive in the fifth. He became the 26th player in Major League history to reach the milestone and the Washington crowd saluted the 34-year-old with a standing ovation. After the game, Pujols took to Twitter to thank his fans and followers.
Pujols blasts two homers to join 500 club
Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on April 22, 2014New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was a winner in his first Major League Baseball game against the archrival Boston Red Sox, striking out seven in 9-3 victory. Tanaka surrendered his only runs on back-to-back home runs by David Ortiz and Mike Napoli in the fourth inning Tuesday and improved to 3-0 in the young season with his first triumph at historic Fenway Park. Jacoby Ellsbury, who helped the Red Sox win two World Series titles in seven years with Boston, went 2-for-5 with a triple and a double and drove in two runs in his first Fenway appearance for the Yankees, who signed the star outfielder to a seven-year deal for $153 million.
Tanaka triumphant in Yankees-Red Sox debut
Bernalillo County Public Safety/Metropolitan Detention Center photo of Crusoe GongbayBy Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - A University of New Mexico football player has been arrested on suspicion of raping and kidnapping a fellow student, officials said on Tuesday. Crusoe Gongbay, 20, surrendered to university police on Monday and faces two counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count of kidnapping. He is being held on $50,000 bond, Lieutenant Tim Stump of the university police said. Head Football Coach Bob Davies suspended Gongbay, a 5-feet 11-inch (1.8-meter), 205-lb (93-kg) running back from Rockville, Maryland.
University of New Mexico running back arrested for rape, kidnapping
Entertainment
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This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," at the Belasco Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris knows that his character Hedwig speaks directly to the audience throughout his Broadway show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." So he understands how things can sometimes get unruly.
Harris channels 'Hedwig' when audience acts unruly
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman — twice.
Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Welcome Daughter FrankieLOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Barrymore is now a mommy of two.
Drew Barrymore welcomes second baby girl
A videojournalist sets up outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2104. The court is hearing oral arguments between Aereo, Inc., an Internet startup company that gives subscribers access to television on their laptops and other portable devices and the over-the-air broadcasters. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network.
DeGeneres making design series for HGTV
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia.
Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly
AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict.
Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Fox television executive on Tuesday denied allegations that he sexually abused a teen through a sex ring involving underage children.
Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
NEW YORK (AP) — With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.
Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's explosive season-ending episode of "Scandal" was seen by 10.6 million viewers last week, the biggest audience ever for the drama.
'Scandal' season ender a TV ratings winner for ABC
a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree, and music and original Lyrics by Eli Bolin. (AP Photo/Sam Rudy Media, Carol Rosegg, File)" border="0" />NEW YORK (AP) — Most theater musicals are based on prized, cherished things. Now comes one that uses the trash we toss away.
Musical based on 'Found' aims for Atlantic Theater
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London and now . Tampa?
Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2009, file photo, acclaimed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz is seen in Santa Barbara, Calif. Schwartz is asking musical theater fans to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows The award-winning composer of the Broadway smash, “Wicked,” wants people to know that it’s stealing. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)NEW YORK (AP) — By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.
'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy
MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
Bieber seeks delay in Fla. DUI trial
A videojournalist sets up outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2104. The court is hearing oral arguments between Aereo, Inc., an Internet startup company that gives subscribers access to television on their laptops and other portable devices and the over-the-air broadcasters. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
In Internet TV case, justices show concern
Health
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:01
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
CodeineCHICAGO (AP) — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah sacked the country's health minister on Monday amid a spike in deaths and infections from the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS.
Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths
By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Missouri on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering an elderly farming couple in a plot to steal their cattle, a state official said. William Rousan, 57, was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. (1.10 a.m. EDT) at a state prison in Bonne Terre, said Mike O'Connell, a spokesman for the state's Department of Public Safety. Rousan was sentenced to death for the murder of 62-year-old Grace Lewis and life in prison without parole for the murder of her 67-year-old husband Charles. Authorities said he was the mastermind in a siege that included his son and his brother, Robert, a spokeswoman for Missouri's top lawyer said.
Missouri executes convicted killer in 1993 cattle-stealing plot
The logo of French utility group Veolia is pictured during the company's 2011 annual results in ParisThe chairman of the Chinese unit of French utility Veolia Environment has apologized to the public after a cancer-inducing chemical was found in tap water supplied by the company, the Xinhua news agency said. Benzene was found in tap water supplied by the Lanzhou Veolia Water Company in the northwestern city of Lanzhou on April 10, forcing the city of 3.6 million people to turn off supplies in one district. Last week, China blamed Veolia for failing to maintain water quality. Veolia said it was not responsible for polluting the tap water with benzene.
Chairman of Lanzhou Veolia apologizes after water pollution in China
Oklahoma Republican Governor Fallin, chair of the National Governors Association, makes opening remarks at a news conference prior to the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in WashingtonBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a one-week stay in the execution of a death row inmate due to die by lethal injection on Tuesday, in a move to clear up confusion over which state body has the final say over executions. Fallin ordered the stay for convicted murderer Clayton Lockett a day after the state Supreme Court issued its own emergency stay for Lockett and a second inmate, Charles Warner, amid legal wrangling over drugs used in lethal injections. The stay issued by Fallin moves back Lockett's execution to April 29, the same day Warner is scheduled to be executed.
Oklahoma execution halted amid confusion over stay orders
A 16-year-old boy is carried on a stretcher in MauiA teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet was resting in hospital on Tuesday, two days after his death-defying jaunt over the Pacific, a Hawaii official said. The teenager, whose name has not been released, is "resting comfortably" at a hospital in Hawaii, Kayla Rosenfeld, spokeswoman of the state's Department of Human Services, said in a statement. The boy, who is from Santa Clara, California, is in the custody of the department's Child Welfare Services division, and officials were working to ensure his safe return home, she said. A local CBS-affiliate reported the boy was living with his father in Santa Clara, but his mother lives in Somalia.
Teen who stowed away on Hawaii flight resting in hospital
A volunteer displays cannabis buds at the La Brea Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Los AngelesBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A measure to regulate California's chaotic medical marijuana industry passed a key legislative hurdle on Tuesday, in a move that could lay the groundwork to tax and control recreational use of the drug if it ultimately becomes legal. U.S. states are increasingly moving to remove curbs on marijuana following landmark voter initiatives in Colorado and Washington state in 2012 that legalized the drug for recreational purposes. But the drug remains illegal under federal law, leaving states that have opted for medicinal legalization struggling to control a thriving trade in medical cannabis. "The current state of chaos around medical marijuana has got to come to an end," said state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat.
California bill to curb medical marijuana passes key hurdle
A sample of Botox is seen at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group at the Americana Manhasset luxury shopping destination in ManhassetCanada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $47 billion bid to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc as it seeks to become one of the world's five biggest drug companies. The offer, if successful, would bring together two mid-sized pharmaceutical companies with expertise in skin care and eye care products, and is highly unusual as activist investors typically buy stakes and then agitate for strategic change. Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management, Allergan's largest shareholder with a 9.7 percent stake, disclosed in a filing on Monday it is supporting the bid. Allergan said in a statement that it has received the offer, and will carefully consider the proposal and "pursue the course of action that it believes is in the best interests of the company's stockholders." Late on Tuesday, Allergan said it adopted a shareholder rights plan effective April 22 that will trigger if a person or group acquires 10 percent or more of its shares.
Valeant, Ackman offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for $47 billion
(Reuters) - Arizona prosecutors cannot charge pot users for driving under the influence of marijuana simply because traces of the drug remain in their bloodstream, without evidence of actual impairment, the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The 4-1 decision by the Arizona Supreme Court comes as states are increasingly moving toward liberalizing marijuana rules following voter initiatives in Colorado and Washington state in 2012 that legalized the drug for recreational purposes. Many more states, including Arizona, allow medicinal marijuana and are grappling with how to prevent driving under the influence of pot, which can remain in the body even after users are no longer impaired. In Tuesday's ruling, the Arizona Supreme Court found in favor of a driver, Hrach Shilgevorkyan, who was pulled over in Maricopa County and later admitted to smoking weed the night before.
Arizona high court rules pot users must be impaired for DUI charge
Logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis is seen at its headquarters in BaselBy Caroline Copley and Paul Sandle ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline agreed to trade more than $20 billion worth of assets on Tuesday to bolster their best businesses and exit weaker ones as the drug industry contends with healthcare spending cuts and generic competition. The deals, which include Novartis' purchase of GSK's cancer drugs and GSK's acquisition of Novartis' vaccines business, came just after a newspaper report that AstraZeneca Plc had turned down a $101 billion bid approach from Pfizer Inc, a story that sent shares up across the sector. In addition, Novartis is selling its animal health arm to Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly for about $5.4 billion in cash. That would make Lilly's Elanco unit the world's second-largest animal health business when that deal closes early next year.
Novartis and GSK trade assets as pharma industry reshapes
A 16-year-old boy is carried on a stretcher in MauiA teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet remained hospitalized on Tuesday, two days after his death-defying jaunt over the Pacific Ocean, a Hawaii official said. The teenager, whose name has not been released, is "resting comfortably" at a hospital in Hawaii, spokeswoman Kayla Rosenfeld of the state's Department of Human Services said in a statement. The boy, who is from Santa Clara, California, is in the custody of the department's Child Welfare Services division, and officials were working to ensure his safe return to California, she said. He ran away from home on Sunday and traveled as a stowaway in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 on a more than five-hour flight from San Jose International Airport to Kahului Airport in Maui, the FBI said.
Teen who stowed away on flight to Hawaii remains hospitalized
Death row inmate William Rousan seen in a photo released by the Missouri Department of CorrectionsBy Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the execution of a death row inmate in Missouri whose attorneys had argued that Missouri's secrecy around its lethal injection drugs could result in undue suffering. The high court's decision not to take the case comes a day after the Oklahoma Supreme Court stopped two executions there over similar issues. William Rousan, 57, is scheduled for execution at 12:01 a.m. Central Time (1.01 a.m. ET) on Wednesday.
Missouri plans execution after Oklahoma stay over drug secrecy
Deciphering the Signs of Anorexia in the Very YoungUntil the age of 10, twins Reagan and Grace Freeman were like two peas in a pod living in a suburb of Houston, Texas. After they moved to another state, their mother, Cindy Freeman, noticed that Reagan started rejecting foods she used to love, exercised...
Deciphering the Signs of Anorexia in the Very Young
NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim.
Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled
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A local resident shows a fragment thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of ChelyabinskBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said on Tuesday. A global network that listens for nuclear weapons detonations detected 26 asteroids that exploded in Earth's atmosphere from 2000 to 2013, data collected by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization shows. "There is a popular misconception that asteroid impacts are extraordinarily rare ... that's incorrect," said former astronaut Ed Lu, who now heads the California-based B612 Foundation. The foundation on Tuesday released a video visualization of the asteroid strikes in an attempt to raise public awareness of the threat.
Risk of asteroid hitting Earth higher than thought, study shows
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first of six U.S. test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research will start flight operations during the week of May 5, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday. The site in North Dakota will begin using a Draganflyer X4ES small UAS, with the initial goal to agricultural research including checking soil quality and the status of crops. (Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
First U.S. drone research center will focus on soil studies: FAA
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russians with smartphones and dashboard cameras captured footage of a meteor that flashed across the night sky near the Arctic Circle over the weekend. There were no reports of damage but the ball of fire raised eyebrows after a meteorite crashed to Earth near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February 2013, shattering windows, damaging buildings and injuring more than 1,200 people. ...
Meteor lights up night sky in northern Russia
Backdropped by the blackness of space, the International Space Station is seen in this image taken by a crew member aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis.By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, with a delivery of supplies and science experiments for the crew and a pair of legs for the experimental humanoid robot aboard that one day may be used in a spacewalk. Station commander Koichi Wakata used the outpost's 58-foot (18-meter) robotic crane to snare the Dragon capsule from orbit at 7:14 a.m. (1114 GMT), ending its 36-hour journey. "The Easter Dragon is knocking at the door," astronaut Randy Bresnik radioed to the crew from Mission Control in Houston. Space Exploration, known as SpaceX, had planned to launch its Dragon cargo ship in March, but was delayed by technical problems, including a two-week hold to replace a damaged U.S. Air Force radar tracking system.
'Easter Dragon' makes delivery to International Space Station
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A robotic U.S. spacecraft ended a pioneering mission to map dust and gases around the moon with a planned, kamikaze crash into the lunar surface early on Friday, NASA officials said. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, had been flying at increasingly lower altitudes to study how dust is lifted off the lunar surface and what gases comprise the moon's so-called exosphere - the region of space surrounding the airless moon. NASA officials had planned to crash the spacecraft into the moon, after it transmitted its final batch of data. Before hitting the lunar surface, LADEE was traveling at 3,600 mph, three times faster than a high-powered rifle bullet, so the spacecraft not only broke apart upon impact, but pieces of it likely vaporized.
NASA robotic spacecraft ends mission with crash into the moon
The Toy Thing: It Was Never About Pink or Blue (Op-Ed)As a science communicator, educator and researcher, I have been following the toy and children's media discussions for a while now, by attending events, reading articles and news stories, and thinking back to my own childhood.
The Toy Thing: It Was Never About Pink or Blue (Op-Ed)
Marc Bekoff, emeritus professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is one of the world's pioneering cognitive ethologists, a Guggenheim Fellow, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This Op-Ed is adapted from one that appeared in Bekoff's column Animal Emotions in Psychology Today.
Science Suggests 'The Dog' Doesn't Exist (Op-Ed)
Is Global Warming a Giant Natural Fluctuation? (Op-Ed)Shaun Lovejoy is a professor of physics at McGill University and president of the Nonlinear Processes Division of the European Geosciences Union. Last year, the Quebec Skeptics Society threw down the gauntlet: "If anthropogenic global warming is as strong as scientists claim, then why do they need supercomputers to demonstrate it?" My immediate response was, "They don't." Indeed, in 1896 — before the warming was perceptible — the Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius, toiling for a year, predicted that doubling carbon dioxide (CO2) levels would increase global temperatures by 5 to 6 degrees Celsius, which turns out to be close to modern estimates. Yet the skeptics' question resonated: Global Circulation Models (GCM's) dominate climate research to such an extent that (even scientists!) can be forgiven for thinking these computer-driven models are essential. So I took up the challenge, and my answer appears in the research described in a paper recently published in the journal Climate Dynamics.
Is Global Warming a Giant Natural Fluctuation? (Op-Ed)
Laptop Bill Clinton Used to Email Outer Space Sold for $60KLong before the first Instagram was sent from space, the first ever check-in from orbit, or even the first astronaut's tweet, John Glenn sent an email. By 1998, during the original Mercury astronaut's celebrated space shuttle flight, email was fairly common. Glenn sent the message to then-President Bill Clinton and the reply that it prompted was the very first email transmitted by a sitting U.S. president — it just so happened to be to outer space. But the computer that President Clinton used to send and receive the emails was saved by its owner and on April 16 sold at auction for $60,667.
Laptop Bill Clinton Used to Email Outer Space Sold for $60K
Earth Day from Space: Satellite Snaps Far-Out Photo (Image)A U.S. satellite has captured the ultimate Earth Day view from space, showing the entire planet in a stunning group shot of humanity.
Earth Day from Space: Satellite Snaps Far-Out Photo (Image)
California Republican gubernatorial candidate Kashkari poses after touring the Robinson Helicopter Co. in TorranceBy Jennifer Chaussee BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter schools. Kashkari's proposal would waive tuition for students pursuing a four-year degree in any science, technology, electronics, or math subject in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings after graduation. It came as Kashkari, trailing a distant third in recent polls behind incumbent Jerry Brown and Republican Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly, is struggling to add momentum to his campaign before the June primary.
California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013.
Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story
Kitchen Recipe for Graphene Wonder Material DevelopedGraphene, single-atom-thick sheets of pure carbon, is lighter than steel but many times stronger, with better electrical conductivity than copper. One day graphene could support flexible electronics, solid lubricants and even a space elevator. But before that happens the stuff must be mass-produced, and a team led by Jonathan Coleman, a professor of chemical physics at Ireland's Trinity College in Dublin, thinks they've found a way to do it. They put graphite (from which graphene is derived) into a solution and stirred it with rotors moving at thousands of revolutions per minute — which worked even with an ordinary blender.
Kitchen Recipe for Graphene Wonder Material Developed
Stunning New Orchid Species DiscoveredA gorgeous species of orchid in Panama has a new name — it was named after the family of the researcher who discovered the flower. The orchid, which belongs to the Lophiaris genus, was named Lophiaris silverarum after Katia Silvera, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside, and her father, who discovered the plant about eightyears ago while they were hiking in a mountainous area of central Panama. "I have always liked orchids, since I was a kid," said Silvera, who grew up surrounded by orchids because her parents own a commercial orchid business in Panama. "That got me into studying biology," Silvera said.
Stunning New Orchid Species Discovered
NASA Moon Probe Will Bite the Lunar Dust Soon: What It Taught UsA NASA probe orbiting the moon will literally bite the lunar dust within the next week or so when it crashes into the moon's far side. LDEX has churned out large amounts of data about the moon's dust exosphere, Kempf said, and deepened insight into the physics of the phenomenon.
NASA Moon Probe Will Bite the Lunar Dust Soon: What It Taught Us
Opinion/Editorial
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:01
Yahoo News - Latest News &Headlines
The boy went undetected for seven hours in a highly secure area, officials say.
Teen stowaway undetected for hours before departure
US President Barack Obama departs for his week long trip to Asia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, April 22, 2014US President Barack Obama's Asian tour starts in Japan on Wednesday, lifting the lid on a bubbling cauldron of regional animosities and exposing historical rifts. Obama touches down in Tokyo after nearly 150 lawmakers paid homage at a controversial war shrine seen by neighbouring nations as a symbol of Japan's brutal imperialist past, and shortly after the prime minister made a shrine offering. Days earlier, China seized a huge Japanese freighter over what a Shanghai court says are unpaid bills relating to Japan's 1930s occupation of vast swathes of the country.
Obama visit lifts lid on simmering Asia tensions
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.
SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank, onshore while hundreds of people were trapped inside the vessel.
Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea
a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. The avalanche killed at least 13 Sherpas. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)" border="0" />KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.
Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs
MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) — As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighboring Lebanon.
AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety
WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.
Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says
In this Dec. 1, 2013 provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is William Rousan. Rousan is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. He was sentenced to death for killing 62-year-old Grace Lewis in 1993 and was sentenced to life in prison for killing her 67-year-old husband. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.
Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below — not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.
Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned to soon bring in more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean.
Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet
TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.
Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China
Pro-Russian activists prepare to block a planned campaigning visit by presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 22, 2014Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic. Russia already has tens of thousands of its troops massed on Ukraine's eastern border. Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, late Tuesday said he was ordering the military to restart operations against the rebels after the discovery of two "brutally tortured" bodies in the eastern rebel-held town of Slavyansk.
Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves
SotomayorFirst Hispanic Supreme Court judge issues sharp dissent in affirmative action case.
Sotomayor: Justices 'fundamentally misunderstand' racial bias
A general view of the Internal Revenue Service Building in WashingtonWASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
IRS workers who owe back taxes awarded $1 million in bonuses
ABC World News
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: International
Couple started a manufacturing company that provides jobs to prostitutes.
Pastor, Wife Give India's 'Working Girls' New Meaning
Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he hopes Russia will not have to use force in eastern Ukraine.
Putin 'Hopes' He Won't Have to Send Troops Into Eastern Ukraine
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial was adjourned today for two weeks after one of the Blade Runner's own expert witnesses contradicted his testimony.
Oscar Pistorius' Own Expert Witness Contradicts Him
Tony Blair says West should work with Russia, China to fight 'radicalized Islam'
Blair: Radicalized Islam a Growing Threat
Government budget deficits fell across Europe in 2013, but overall debt burden rose slightly
Government Finances Improved Across Europe in 2013
UN heads say their $6.5 billion appeal for Syria humanitarian aid remains 'largely unanswered'
UN Heads Say Syria Aid Needs 'Largely Unanswered'
Officials: Bombing in Cairo suburb kills senior Egyptian police officer
Bombing in Cairo Kills Senior Egypt Police Officer
Afghan election commission delays release of full results to allow recounts, audits
Afghan Election Commission Delays Vote Results
Nicest man on ship: Captain had 40 years' experience, love of sea, but abandoned sinking ferry
Captain Who Left Doomed Ferry Had 40 Years at Sea
AP PHOTOS: Under cover of darkness, Syrians make grueling nighttime trek to safety in Lebanon
AP PHOTOS: Syrians on Treacherous Trek to Safety
Pakistan's powerful army asks government to shut down leading TV channel over 'false' reports
Pakistan's Army Seeks Closure of TV Channel
Alex Marquardt seeks to identify where these highly professional fighters come from.
Watch: What Happens When You Ask a Militant if Russian Troops Are in Ukraine
Reports: Assad government used chlorine against rebels as elections near.
Watch: New Chemical Weapons Allegations against Syria
The vice president issues tough warning to Russia and announces intentions to help the people of Ukraine.
Watch: Joe Biden Pledges Millions in Aid to Ukraine
Ed Marzec, 67, lost his friend, a Sherpa guide, in a deadly avalanche on the mountain.
Watch: Mt. Everest Hopeful Abandons $100K Climb
ABC U.S. News
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: U.S.
The teenager who miraculously survived a five-hour journey in the unpressurized wheel well of a jetliner told an airport official in Hawaii that he ran away from home because he was angry about an argument he had with his stepmother and his dad, the official told ABC News today.
Jet Stowaway Teen Said He Ran Away After Argument With Parents
Mother of teen victim sues FedEx over fiery Northern California bus crash that killed 10
FedEx Sued Over Deadly California Bus Crash
Soldier charged with killing Iraqi boys in 2007 faces hearing at Washington state base
Soldier Faces Hearing in Killings of Iraqi Boys
Kansas judge to consider Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change name from Bradley
Judge to Mull Chelsea Manning Name Change Request
US judge to hear arguments in Oregon same-sex marriage case, but state isn't defending its ban
Federal Judge to Hear Oregon Gay Marriage Case
Affirmative action proposal in California Legislature reignites old debate, divides Democrats
California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action Fight
21 finalists in Bloomberg European city-innovation contest
Finalists in Bloomberg European City Contest
From Wales to Bulgaria, 21 finalists chosen in Bloomberg European city-innovation contest
Finalists Named in Bloomberg European City Contest
Today in History
Mother of teen victim sues FedEx over fiery Northern California bus crash that killed 10
FedEx Sued Over Deadly California Bus Crash
Rwanda President Kagame: 'If you wait for help to come, you will just perish'
Rwanda's Kagame: Lessons Learned From Genocide
Officer Ryan Theriot returned home after a nine-month deployment.
Watch: Hero's Homecoming: Navy Officer Reunited With His Family
Student who hid in wheel-well might have been trying to run away after fight at home.
Watch: Authorities Attempt to Find Plane Stowaway's Motives
Students are accused of using their education and their connections to run drug enterprise.
Watch: Cops Shut Down Prep School Drug Ring
The NFL player's letters and journal entries shed light on his decision to enlist in the Army.
Watch: Pat Tillman: A Soldier's Story
ABC Politics
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: Politics
Justice Sonia Sotomayor writes tough dissent to 6-2 ruling.
Court Upholds Michigan's Ban on Race-Conscious College Admissions
For President Obama, it’s the “pivot” that never quite made the full turn. His “deliberate and strategic decision” in 2011 to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia has been repeatedly distracted by crises elsewhere. This week, Obama tried again to return to message with a seven-day, four-country swing through Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Philippines. He plans to reassert the U.S. as a Pacific nation, while charting what he’s called a “larger and long-term role” in the region’s future, officials say.
5 Things to Watch As Obama Returns to Asia
How the heir to a billion-dollar fortune plans to buy political influence.
Young Money Talks an Old-School Game in Washington
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza  WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE ABC News’ Chris Good: “Obama...
The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
After surveying mudslide damage from Marine One and meeting for an hour and fifteen minutes with victims’ families behind closed doors, President Obama praised the community of Oso, Wash., as it recovers from the March 22 mudslide that so far has claimed 41 lives. “This...
Obama Surveys Mudslide Damage, Praises Community of Oso, Wash.
Cowboys and Indians riding on horseback marched through the nation’s capital today in protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline. Dressed in native headdresses and cowboy hats, the activists started on horseback at the reflecting pool in front of the Capitol and marched through downtown DC....
Cowboys and Indians Ride Through DC to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline
The Texas governor goes after New York.
Rick Perry Wants New York Jobs - And Debate With Andrew Cuomo
In first-ever dissent read from the bench, the justice speaks from her heart.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Affirmative Action 'Opened Doors in My Life'
The case pits every major broadcaster against a start-up tech company.
How the Aereo Case Might Affect Your TV Viewing
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE ART OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PIVOT: For President Obama, it’s the “pivot” that never quite made the full turn. His “deliberate and strategic decision” in 2011 to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia has been repeatedly distracted by crises elsewhere....
Obama's Unfinished Business In Asia
President Obama comments about the situation in Ukraine during an event with the Israeli prime minster.
Watch: Russia Faces Increased Tensions With the West After Sending Troops Into Crimea
British foreign secretary calls the situation "the most dangerous crisis in Europe this century."
Watch: Potential for Armed Conflict Grows in Ukraine
ABC News' Alexander Marquardt and Terry Moran report from Crimea on the battle over Ukraine.
Watch: 'This Week': Crisis in Ukraine
Secretary of State John Kerry on the U.S. response to Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Watch: 'This Week': John Kerry
ABC News' Martha Raddatz and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., on the crisis in Ukraine.
Watch: 'This Week': U.S. Response to Russia
MONEYScope
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: Money
Mark Cuban divulges about his new app and whether he picks Apple or Samsung.
Mark Cuban in the Hot Seat: 9 Little Known Facts About Him
With a trove of companies vying for the on-demand grocery and goods delivery market -- Amazon, eBay, Peapod to name a few -- homebodies unsurprisingly run into sloppy excess packaging that would make Mother Earth shed a tear.
How FreshDirect and Other Companies Try to Avoid Over-Packaging
With the proliferation of transportation apps like Uber and Lyft, it's not enough these days to provide quick and polite service. That's why there are drivers like Amanda Schrader.
Meet the Lyft Driver Who Makes Customers Cry Tears of Joy When She Pulls Up
With competition in China growing, luxury automakers scramble to woo younger buyers
Luxury Automakers Scramble to Woo Young Chinese
Lawmakers in cities like New York, Portland and San Francisco are crying foul.
Hotel Industry Fighting Back Against Airbnb
In latest cycle, drugmakers use deals to narrow focus to boost prospects, satisfy shareholders
Investor Pressure Pushing Drugmaker M&A Deals
US auto safety agency investigating automatic braking on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Feds Investigating Brakes on Chevrolet Impala
Yum's 1st-quarter profit rises; KFC sales in China recover as food-safety concerns ease
Yum's Profit Rises as KFC Sales in China Rebound
Oil slips to around $104 a barrel amid Ukraine jitters, prospects of rising US crude supplies
Oil Slips to $102 as US Crude Supplies Seen Rising
How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major stock indexes fared Tuesday
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared Tuesday
JetBlue pilots vote to join Air Line Pilots Association after turning down earlier union bids
JetBlue Pilots Vote for First Time to Unionize
Biotech drugmaker Amgen misses 1Q expectations as higher production, research costs cut profit
Amgen Misses 1Q Views as Higher Costs Cut Profit
Rise in loan-loss reserve offsets growth in loans as Discover Financial's 1Q profit slides
Discover Financial's Profit Declines 6 Pct. in 1Q
Activist investor Bill Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals unveil bid to purchase the Botox manufacturer
Watch: $47 Billion Offered to Take Over Botox Maker Allergan
Mark Cuban's new app Cyber Dust deletes messages in seconds to prevent public humiliation.
Watch: Never Regret the Text
SciTech
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: Technology
The bug with its own logo stoked fears about Internet security.
Assessing the Damage From Heartbleed
See what the company said about Samsung.
Apple Mocks Rival in Earth Day Ad
Leaders of prominent Cuban-American nonprofit worked for US-backed 'Cuban Twitter'
Miami Youth Group Helped 'Cuban Twitter'
Apple unveils free recycling of all its devices, vows to increase reliance on renewable energy
Apple Offering Free Recycling of All Used Products
Microsoft expands ad-free Bing searches for US schools from kindergarten through 12th grade
Microsoft Expands Ad-Free Bing Search for Schools
San Francisco Mayor: LinkedIn to expand presence, anchor 26-story building under construction
LinkedIn to Anchor New San Francisco High-Rise
Taringa! accused in Argentina of promoting illegal downloads of Jorge Luis Borges' works
Websites Probed for Unauthorized Borges Downloads
AT&T had strong 1st quarter on appeal of wireless installments plans
AT&T Had Strong 1Q on Wireless Installment Plans
Maine baby lobster decline could mean end to record catches as lobstermen, scientists worry
Maine Baby Lobster Decline Could End High Catches
Submarine company says it has recorded detailed images of World War II wrecks off England
Sub Records Detailed Images of WWII Wreck
While US cooler than normal in March, rest of globe baked to 4th hottest on record for month
Globe Had 4th Hottest March; US Cooler Than Normal
Report: Attacks on payment systems grab headlines, but trail other kinds of cybercrime
Attacks on Payment Systems Trail Other Cybercrimes
Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, challenge by broadcasters in Supreme Court
Aereo CEO Speaks on Company, Supreme Court Case
AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet to as many as 25 metro areas outside Northeast
AT&T Explores Expansion of Super-Fast Internet
Maybe 2014 will be a better year for some of these tech companies and products.
The Biggest Tech Flops of 2013
Health
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: Health
A close up look at acupuncture for relief of chronic pain.
A Close-up Look at Acupuncture for Pain
An 11-year-old girl who was mauled by a pet raccoon as a baby is back home today after a seven-hour surgery to embed a makeshift ear in her arm.
Girl Mauled by Raccoon Leaves Hospital With Ear on Arm
Right now grocery stores and farmers markets are coming alive with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here are a few spring foods that you don’t want to miss.
Top 4 Foods for Spring
Barbell Jeans are for athletes.
'Anti-Thigh Gap' Jeans a Hit With the Muscle Set
Germs are an unavoidable part of life. No matter how many times you sanitize, there’s always another door knob, public space, or bathroom you’re bound to come in contact with. But do you sanitize every time you slip a few bills into or out of your wallet? A recent study conducted by New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology identified 3,000 types of bacteria on dollar bills from a Manhattan bank. Most of the bacteria were unsurprisingly microbes found on the skin, while others matched those found in mouths, and even some in vaginas.
Surprising Bacteria That Live on Your Money
Sneaker memorial for runner Meg Cross Menzies to grace Boston Marathon course.
Runner Killed by Allegedly Drunken Driver Honored With Sneaker Memorial
Experts discuss how -- and if -- someone can survive at 35,000 feet for five hours in a plane's wheel well.
Why Incredible Story of Stowaway Teen Is Raising Eyebrows
Boy with cerebral palsy can now play on a nearby playground with his brothers.
Brothers Get Wheelchair-Friendly Playground
Jeff Bauman and Adrianne Haslet-Davis posed for a selfie at the Boston Marathon.
Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Represent With Finish Line Selfie
The opiate drug can have serious side effects.
Kids Get Codeine in ER Despite Risks
Ever have trouble remembering where you just left your keys? Laugh it off! New research suggests that humor can improve short-term memory in older adults.
Laughing Makes Your Brain Work Better, Study Finds
The Scott family started a website to find out what's wrong with baby Wyatt.
Baby Can’t Open Mouth in Medical Mystery
By the time Caitlin McComish was back in fall training at University of Toledo, she had gone into shock 17 times, always near the soccer field. She missed more than a month of school and couldn't leave her apartment.
Ohio Soccer Player Is Dangerously 'Allergic' to Her Own Sweat
"We knew he was big but not that big," says mom.
13-Pound Baby Waldo Wows Parents
The woman took part in a groundbreaking study where patients' cells were used to engineer organs in a lab.
Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has 'Normal Life'
Entertainment
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: Entertainment
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman welcomed their second child, daughter Frankie.
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Welcome a Daughter
The highest grossing animated film of all time is Disney’s “Frozen.” The second highest is Pixar’s “Toy Story 3.” One common denominator? The same man is in charge of both companies.
Creative Exec Behind 'Frozen' Reveals Secrets for Inspiration
"Orange Is the New Black" star Laura Prepon addresses rumors that she's dating Tom Cruise.
Laura Prepon Addresses Tom Cruise Dating Rumors
Leighton Meester got to watch her new husband Adam Brody make out with another woman in their new movie, “Life Partners.” Sound awkward? “I think, if anything, I think that they pulled it off really well,” Meester told E! News at the Tribeca Film Festival...
Leighton Meester Talks About Watching Hubby Kiss Someone Else
The 44-year-old actress known for her sexy roles looks toward directing.
Heather Graham on 'Sexist' Hollywood
Watch Emma Stone make Andrew Garfield eat his words about feminism.
Watch Emma Stone Make Andrew Garfield Eat His Words
Kanye West is not going to be very happy with James Franco. While on "The View" today, the 36-year-old actor told the panel that he got a call from the rapper two weeks ago regarding the spoof he and Seth Rogen did of "Bound 2." "He loved it, not only that, but he wanted us to perform it live the night before his wedding in Versailles," Franco revealed. Say what? Did the actor just spoil West and Kim Kardashian's surprise wedding location? Franco then continued that he didn't think it was the best idea for a big event.
Did James Franco Reveal Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's Wedding Venue?
Jewel loves her son Kase, who turns 3 this summer, but the iconic singer is thinking one baby is enough. "It hasn't happened yet ... we'll see," she said of having another child, adding she feels like her "eggs are in wheelchairs" at the moment. In fact, the "Foolish Games" singer, 39, said her son probably doesn't want a baby brother or sister anyway. "I don't think he likes to share," she joked. She said that when the toddler goes to play at other kids' homes, he might get a bit jealous because "he doesn't want me to be [the other kids'] mommy." Jewel's currently working on a new album to bookend her 1995 smash hit "Pieces of You," her first album and that Kase has been pretty involved in the process. "He's been in the studio with me quite a bit lately and he enjoys it," she said. "If I'm not singing he can be in my lap and I can play with him. Between takes, he can run around the studio."
Why Jewel May Not Have Another Child
Louis CK opens up about how fatherhood affects his comedy.
Louis C.K. and His Young Daughters 'Make a Lot of Dark Jokes Together'
Actress posts a selfie with boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.
Mila Kunis Gets Mushy Over Ashton
Another guest hosting gig for Khloe Kardashian, another chance for the reality star to take shots at her family. First, she started with her brother Rob and didn't pull punches when it came to his sock line. "You may know me as the only Kardashian sister that Chelsea actually likes," she said in her opening monologue. "However, most people know me as the sister of fashion icon and sock tycoon Rob Kardashian." She continued, "Rob's been on my mind a lot lately because we're currently living together. And no, we're not sexually involved - my brother's not nearly black enough for me!"
Khloe Kardashian Takes Shots at Her Family
Porsha Williams was charged with simple battery in connection with the brawl.
Kenya Moore on 'Real Housewives' Brawl
Joey McIntyre completed the Boston Marathon for the second year in a row. Last year, he crossed the finish line just five minutes before the explosion.
Joey McIntyre Completes Boston Marathon for Second Year in a Row
Two days later, fans are still reacting to Sunday's shocking episode of "Game of Thrones." Cersei, played by Lena Headey, is mourning Joffrey (who died a week earlier), when Jaime, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, walks in and takes things to a somewhat uncomfortable level. The two characters are brother and sister and by the end of the scene, Jaime ends up raping Cersei. Now, most of the time viewers who also read the books are immune to spoilers, but not this time. "GoT" creator George R. R. Martin’s original work was written where the sex was consentual between Jaime and Cersei.
'Game of Thrones' Creator Reacts to Shocking Episode
Get a recap of last night's episode of "The Voice."
'The Voice' Recap: The Live Round Begins
Travel
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: Travel
Hydro-powered public transport, edible schoolyards and natural gas-burning garbage trucks are just a few of the sustainable attractions.
7 Super Green US Cities To Visit for Earth Day
Check out these destinations for superlative suds.
The 7 Best Cities for Beer
Check out what this great city has to offer.
Miami's 10 Coolest Hotels
Guests become partial owners and get VIP treatment.
Calif. Hotel World's First to Crowd Fund
Not a bit of roughing it happening at these amazing glamping destinations.
Photos: 10 Luxurious Spots That Put the "G" in Glamping
New book details hidden spots and little-known facts about the metropolis.
9 Things You Never Knew About New York
A growing number of Denver properties are embracing the 4/20 lifestyle.
'Bud and Breakfast' Joins Emerging Marijuana-Friendly Colorado Hotels
Rarely seen photos of the development of the iconic ride.
Photos: Disney Celebrates 50 Years of 'It's a Small World'
Orient-Express Hotels is re-branding its trains, hotels and travel experiences.
Photos: Luxury Train Travel From Bygone Era Gets a Boost
PARENTS MAGAZINE NAMES 10 BEST CARIBBEAN DESTINATIONS FOR FAMILIES IN 2014
Photos: 10 Best Caribbean Islands for Families
From the Jersey Shore to Mardi Gras, LEGO artist Jeff Friesen builds 50 states.
Photos: Whimsical LEGO Dioramas Take Us on a Tour of the US
TripAdvisor members pick the top spots to take in a game, but there's at least one famous stadium baseball fans will notice missing from the list.
Photos: Which Are the 10 Best Ballparks?
Peek Inside a $12k Per Night Motor Home Turned Hotel
Photos: Peek Inside a $12K-per-Night Motor Home-Turned-Hotel
How many days before your flight should you buy your ticket?
Watch: Cheapest Air-Fare Day
ABC News' Genevieve Shaw Brown shares the secret to a sunny beach vacation for any family.
Watch: Beach Getaway Guide for All Budgets
Relationships
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
GMA
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: GMA
It’s like online dating—except for people seeking dogs or cats or chinchillas or whatever else many be the prefect one for them. How much is the online experience like using eHarmony, say, or Match.com? “It’s exactly like using Match.com,” says Darrell Lerner, who ought to know. Before he founded pet-finder site Allpaws (which currently has 82,960 pets awaiting adoption), Lerner co-founded SNAP Interactive, the developer of AYI (Are You Interested?), a dating application on Facebook with, he says, some 70 million installs.
It's Like Online Dating, But for Pets
Debra Messing has never looked anything less than drop dead gorgeous. You would never know it, but the "Will & Grace" icon, 45, recently made an effort to eat better for her health and it has definitely paid off big time. "About 2 to 3 years ago, I made a very, very big change the way I approach nutrition," she told ABC News. "I think it made a big difference in how I look or at least how I'm perceived to look." She continued, "I lost like 20 pounds, it wasn't my intention, that wasn't why I made the change. I made the change because I was just tired all the time. For a long time, I just accepted that was the plight of a working, single mother. You're juggling everyday." Messing admitted that she grew up eating "crappy foods." "I grew up on fast food and candy everyday" the 45-year-old stunner said. "Pizza and french fries and burgers -- I love food and I've always loved food. Vegetables were not a part of my life at all"
How Debra Messing Lost 20 Pounds But Didn't Mean to
Robin Roberts has watched "Late Show with David Letterman" countless times before. But the "GMA" co-anchor never appeared on the program. Not until Tuesday, when she visited "Late Show" to promote her new book, "Everybody's Got Something."
Robin Roberts Tells Letterman She's 'Healthier and Happier' Than Ever Before
Stephen Colbert almost worked for David Letterman – twice. Colbert, who will take over for the retiring Letterman on CBS’ “Late Show” next year, discussed the duo’s missed connections Tuesday, his first appearance on the program since he was selected as Letterman’s replacement.
Stephen Colbert Nearly Worked for David Letterman – Twice
If you could eat doughnuts without the guilt, would you?
Low-Fat Doughnuts Really Do Exist
Albert Pujols has entered baseball immortality.
500 Reasons to Celebrate Albert Pujols
A Canadian man kicked in the face by a train conductor caught the painful strike on camera and could become hundreds of thousands of dollars richer.
How People Make Big Bucks off Viral Videos
On "New Girl," Max Greenfield plays the likable character Schmidt - a popular role that's earned the actor Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Prepare to like Greenfield, 33, that much more. No matter how much acclaim or recognition he gets, the funnyman said at home, he knows who's in charge and who's most important - his wife Tess and daughter Lilly. "I've been married for so long now, I don't even remember dating," Greenfield, 33, joked about tying the knot in 2008 to Tess Sanchez, a Fox casting executive. "She's the boss!" he said of his powerful counterpart. "Yeah, she's the boss. She keeps me in the ground, as opposed to grounded," he joked.
'New Girl' Star Max Greenfield Opens Up About Life As Married Father
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman welcomed their second child, daughter Frankie.
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Welcome a Daughter
A close up look at acupuncture for relief of chronic pain.
A Close-up Look at Acupuncture for Pain
George R.R. Martin explained on his blog that the scene in the show plays out differently than in his novel.
Watch: 'Game of Thrones' Creator Responds to Shocking Episode
Woman, relieved her dog's surgery went well, left $60 for her waitress at the airport in North Carolina.
Watch: Traveler Shares 'Happiness' With Big Tip for Airport Worker
Marylou Ausborn, whose daughter had been at the same franchise for 34 years, likes the business.
Watch: Michigan Woman Serves Up 52 Years at KFC
Feds Rescind Powdered Alcohol Approval; Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea Talks New Album
Full Episode: GMA 4/22: Inside Stowaway Teen's 5 Hours in Jet's Wheel Well
A leopard in the city of Chandrapur charged at rescue workers after springing from the roof of a house.
Watch: Leopard on the Loose Causes Panic in India
Nightline
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: Nightline
The highest grossing animated film of all time is Disney’s “Frozen.” The second highest is Pixar’s “Toy Story 3.” One common denominator? The same man is in charge of both companies.
Creative Exec Behind 'Frozen' Reveals Secrets for Inspiration
Couple started a manufacturing company that provides jobs to prostitutes.
Pastor, Wife Give India's 'Working Girls' New Meaning
In his year-long campaign against the embattled Herbalife company, Wall Street hedge fund manager Bill Ackman secretly promised a disgruntled former company executive as much as $3.6 million over 10 years if he lost his job after providing information to government investigators and the media.
Bill Ackman’s Secret $$ Deal for Herbalife Whistleblower
The art of capturing the perfect selfie has created a whole new self-marketing industry – from smartphone apps that help users look their best to from agencies looking for the next Internet star.
Selfie Obsessed: Putting Best Face Forward Online
Meb Keflezighi becomes first American man to win race since 1983.
How Boston Marathon Winner Honored Victims
According to Federal Aviation Administration statistics, from 1947 to January 2014, there have been 103 reported stowaway attempts involving 92 flights, and 76.7 percent of stowaway passengers have died in transit.
Airplane Stowaways Expose Glaring Breach in Airport Security
Twelve are dead and four are missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest, according to Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Sherpa Guides 'Backbone' of Mount Everest Expeditions
When women cheat, it’s often considered a scandal, and never has cheating been as easy as it is now, when finding a willing partner is click or a phone tap away.
For the Thrill of the Affair: Why Married Women Cheat
Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are starting a family.
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant With 1st Child
A notorious British protest movement has declared war on radical Islam.
Inside London's Conflict Between Far-Right EDL, Pro-Islamic Radicals
Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are offering a glimpse into the desperate situation in the crippled vessel.
Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry Send Heartbreaking Texts
How would you like to take a vacation to Hawaii for just $5? It may sound too good to be true, but it’s possible if you know how to “travel hack.”
How This Guy Scored $7 Flights for Vegas Bachelor Party
Paralympic snowboarder talks about overcoming her disability.
‘DWTS’: Amy Purdy on Moving Tribute to Her Father
The following is excerpted from "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story," by ABC's Dan Harris.
Book Excerpt: ABC's Dan Harris' '10% Happier'
Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline.” She also reports regularly for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.”
Juju Chang's Biography
Primetime
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
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
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: 20/20
According to Federal Aviation Administration statistics, from 1947 to January 2014, there have been 103 reported stowaway attempts involving 92 flights, and 76.7 percent of stowaway passengers have died in transit.
Airplane Stowaways Expose Glaring Breach in Airport Security
Act 1: Private investigator Bob Kiehn tries to catch insurance fraudsters in the act.
Watch: Workers Claim Thousands of Dollars in False Injury Claims
Act 2: People claim they've been convinced by psychics to give them thousands of dollars in cash or property.
Watch: Would You Hand Over $27K to a Psychic?
Act 3: Bob Nygaard tracks down psychics, to whom people gave large sums of money and property.
Watch: Private Investigator Helps Victims of Alleged Psychic Fraud
"I felt like a cheap whore," said Vincent Burroughs of 2011 visit to his home.
Watch: Oregon Man Claims IRS Auditor Coerced Him into Having Sex
Act 5: From Oprah to Kobe Bryant, the rich and famous have relatives eager to cash in on their success.
Watch: Celebrities and Their Freeloading Friends and Family
Every year, countless people rake in thousands of dollars by faking an injury to collect on disability payments.
Caught! Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims
ABC's Cecilia Vega rides with private investigator Bob Kiehn to try to catch injury impostors in the act.
Watch: Catching Workers Allegedly Faking Injuries Red-Handed
Bob Nygaard is a private investigator who helps people convinced by psychics to hand over thousands of dollars in cash or property to them.
Private Investigator Recovered Over $2M for Psychic Fraud Victims
When Bryan James sought a psychic's advice, his mom Mary James unknowingly paid for the bill.
Watch: Son Drains Mom's Retirement Fund for Psychic Help
An Oregon man, who claims an IRS agent seduced him and then didn’t help with his audit, had his case against the federal government dismissed.
Man 'Seduced' by IRS Agent Appeals Dismissal of His Lawsuit
Talk queen reveals that the amount is not based on how much people need.
Oprah Winfrey on How Much Money People Ask to Borrow from Her
"Talk" co-host accuses brother of trying to make money off son's MS diagnosis.
Sharon Osbourne Bashes Brother in Facebook Post
An auction of Kobe Bryant memorabilia will move forward after a legal spat.
Kobe Bryant Settles With Auction House
Calif. private investigator John Hakala specializes in catching fake injury scammers on video.
Watch: Man Who Collected Disability Caught on Camera Pumping Iron, Doing Cardio
WNT
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12
ABC News: World News
The number of children hospitalized with eating disorders has shot up 72 percent in 10 years.
Watch: Anorexia: America's Hidden Epidemic
He spent two years and more than $100,000 to attempt the climb up Mount Everest, but now a heartbroken Los Angeles man has abandoned his dream.
Why Mt. Everest Hopeful Is Abandoning $100K Climb
It’s still unclear how a 15-year-old teenager stowed away inside the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines 767 and survived amid the high altitude, frigid temperatures and low oxygen as the plane flew for more than five hours.
How Did Teen Survive Flight Inside Plane's Wheel Well?
Official says fatalities in South Korea ferry sinking have reached 104.
Families Search Tents for Lost Loved Ones in Ferry Disaster
“I think Hillary Clinton is terrific,” Warren told ABC's David Muir.
Elizabeth Warren: 'I'm Not Running for President'
Meb Keflezighi becomes first American man to win race since 1983.
How Boston Marathon Winner Honored Victims
Oscar Pistorius, who has cried, wailed and vomited through his murder trial for the shooting death of his girlfriend, today denied an allegation today that he was tutored by an acting coach before the trial began.
Pistorius Denies His Emotions Were Coached
Search continues for Malaysian plane after a week of sonar scans finds no clues on sea floor
Seabed Hunt for Malaysia Jet Stretches Beyond Week
Dozens of suspected al Qaeda fighters have been killed in the latest in a string of strikes against the terror organization’s Yemen affiliate over the weekend, Yemeni officials say, just days after the affiliate released a video of a large daytime militant rally.
After Celebratory Video, Al Qaeda Pounded By Deadly Airstrikes
Experts discuss how -- and if -- someone can survive at 35,000 feet for five hours in a plane's wheel well.
Why Incredible Story of Stowaway Teen Is Raising Eyebrows
The man suspected of shooting random cars as they traveled on Kansas City, Missouri, highways in recent weeks has been identified and charged with 18 felonies, authorities announced today.
Suspect Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings
Every year, countless people rake in thousands of dollars by faking an injury to collect on disability payments.
Caught! Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims
One photographer tries to bring hope to kids who needs it.
Children's Dreams Come True One Picture at a Time
Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he hopes Russia will not have to use force in eastern Ukraine.
Putin 'Hopes' He Won't Have to Send Troops Into Eastern Ukraine
Kerry cites progress in four-way Ukraine talks, but Obama not so sure..
Obama Raises Doubts Over Russia De-escalation in Ukraine

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