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Wed, 04 May 2016 23:06
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Teachers rally outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016,m in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit schools reopened Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be paid.
Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislation
Pittsburgh Penguins, left to right. Oskar Sundqvist (40), Matt Cullen (7), Trevor Daley (6) and Brian Dumoulin (8) celebrate Cullen's goal during the second period of Game 4 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist beat Braden Holtby between the legs 2:31 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the second-round series.
Hornqvist scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 3-2
With unfavorability ratings among the highest of any modern presidential candidate, and concern within his own party US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to assuage concernsBillionaire Donald Trump pledged to unify the fractured Republican Party following a bruising primary season, as he declared the battle for the White House starts now against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump's path to the GOP presidential nomination is clear after his commanding victory in Indiana's primary Tuesday pushed remaining challengers Ted Cruz and then Ohio Governor John Kasich out of the race. "Now we'll unify the party," Trump, 69, told Fox News.
Trump urges Republican unity as he eyes clash with Clinton
"Despite our progress, Los Angeles is facing a historic housing shortage, a staggering mental health crisis and veterans are becoming homeless every day," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti saysThe Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) said in its report that the increase came about despite a reduction in the number of homeless veterans and homeless families. Homelessness among veterans dropped by 30 percent across the county, while the number of homeless families fell by 18 percent, largely thanks to an increase in funding by the federal government.
Number of homeless people increases in Los Angeles
FILE- In this Dec. 9, 2010, file photo, Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, heads for the Senate floor for cloture votes on Capitol Hill in Washington. An assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82.
Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died
YouTube's new Internet television service, called Unplugged, could debut as early as next year, report saysYouTube plans to launch a service that streams cable television channels to viewers over the Internet for the price of a subscription, Bloomberg reported. YouTube has made a priority of creating the service, called Unplugged, which could debut as early as next year, according to the report Wednesday, which cited unnamed people close to the project. YouTube executives have talked about the plan with major media companies such as Viacom, NBCUniversal, and Twenty-First Century Fox but had yet to obtain rights to any content, according to unidentified sources cited by Bloomberg.
YouTube plans Internet television service: report
AT&T confirmed on May 4, 2016, that it is switching to Synacor to manage its att.net portal and applications including searchYahoo's struggling Internet business took a hit with the loss of a long-time contract to manage the Internet portal and search for US telecommunication giant AT&T. AT&T confirmed on Wednesday that it is switching to Synacor to manage its att.net portal and applications including search, ending a business tie it had with Yahoo for 15 years. "While this transition will occur over one to two years, it is another step as we integrate the entertainment and services our customers want," AT&T said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.
Yahoo takes hit with loss of AT&T contract
Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) reacts after hitting a 3-point shot against the Atlanta Hawks in the first half during Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA-record 25 3s in a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their second-round series.
3 for all: Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers, rout Hawks
FILE- In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on six bills to restrict tobacco use in California, including one to raise the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Brown must sign, veto or return the bills to the Legislature on Wednesday, May 4, or they automatically become law on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.
California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21
President Barack Obama give the gives a shaka hand gesture as he begins to deliver the keynote address at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 22nd Annual Awards Gala Dinner in Washington, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy.
Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry
FILE - In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 file photo, New York Mets' Jacob deGrom pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. Jacob deGrom, who carries a 3-0 record and 1.02 ERA into his start at San Diego, often has no-hit stuff. So Mets manager Terry Collins realizes he could find himself in a similar situation to Miami’s Don Mattingly and the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts, who each has removed a young pitcher in the middle of a no-hit bid because of a high pitch count this season, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.(AP Photo/John Amis, File)A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday:
LEADING OFF: DeGrom looks for 4-0 start in San Diego start
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks during Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have set an NBA playoff record by making 22 3-pointers in Game 2 against Atlanta on Wednesday night.
Cavaliers set NBA playoff record for 3-pointers
Sheriff's deputies surround Knight Transportation after a recently dismissed man opened fire inside the facility, fatally shooting a former co-worker before turning the gun on himself, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Katy, Texas. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITKATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself, saying his life had been ruined, sheriff's officials said.
Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, speaks in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act ballot measure in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Backers of the marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot in California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November ballot.
Pot legalization backers kick off California campaign
Dead sunflowers stand in a field near dormant oil drilling rigs which have been stacked in Dickinson, North DakotaBy Ernest Scheyder and Terry Wade HOUSTON (Reuters) - The rout in crude prices is snowballing into one of the biggest avalanches in the history of corporate America, with 59 oil and gas companies now bankrupt after this week's filings for creditor protection by Midstates Petroleum and Ultra Petroleum. Charles Gibbs, a restructuring partner at Akin Gump in Texas, said the U.S. oil industry is not even halfway through its wave of bankruptcies. Some oil producers appear to be holding on, hoping the price of crude stabilizes at a higher level.
U.S. oil industry bankruptcy wave nears size of telecom bust
Business
Wed, 04 May 2016 23:06
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Employees of the Tokyo Stock Exchange work at the bourse at TSE in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped for a seventh straight session on Thursday as mixed economic data did nothing to assuage concerns about global growth, keeping sovereign bonds well supported as a hedge against deflation risks. The patchy outcomes left Shanghai stocks down 0.2 percent while trade across the region was stifled by a holiday in Japan. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.3 percent, and has now shed 5 percent in just two weeks.
Asia shares slip for seventh session, bonds well bid
David Wallace of Lockheed Martin interviews an applicant at a job fair held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Nationals baseball club in WashingtonThe U.S. services sector expanded in April as new orders and employment accelerated, bolstering views that economic growth would rebound after almost stalling in the first quarter. Economists say strong services industry activity together with a rebound in automobile sales in April reported on Tuesday, underscore the economy's firm fundamentals that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates twice this year. If Friday's payrolls report corroborates that trend, a June rate hike certainly remains an option," said Harm Bandholz, chief economist at UniCredit Research in New York.
Strong U.S. services sector data buoys economic outlook
Handout of Tesla Motors' mass-market Model 3 electric carsTesla Motors Inc said it was stepping up production plans for its upcoming Model 3 mass-market sedan and would build a total of 500,000 all-electric vehicles in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, but warned that spending will ramp up in tandem. The company, which three months ago aimed to make a net profit in the final quarter of this year, gave no profit target on Wednesday and said capital spending would rise about 50 percent more than previously forecast this year, to around $2.25 billion. New shares and debt will likely be issued at some point, Chief Executive Elon Musk added.
Tesla puts pedal to the metal, 500,000 cars planned in 2018
Stanley Druckenmiller, Chairman and CEO of Duquesne Family Office LLC., speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in New YorkBy Svea Herbst-Bayliss and David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - Against a backdrop of slower economic growth, prominent hedge fund managers, including Larry Robbins, Stanley Druckenmiller and David Einhorn, said it will take longer for stocks to rise and laid out best ideas that markets barely reacted to. The remarks come as the hedge fund industry has come under fire for hefty fees, sluggish returns and even a lack of talent. Robbins, whose Glenview Capital Management LLC has fallen on hard times with heavy losses early this year and last, kicked off the Sohn Investment Conference, an annual charitable event that raises money for pediatric cancer, with a confession and warning.
Slower growth dominates picks at hedge fund conference
The InBev logo is pictured outside brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev's headquarters in LeuvenAustralia's antitrust regulator on Thursday cleared beer giant Anheuser Busch Inbev SA's planned $100 billion takeover of rival SABMiller Plc, saying the deal would not adversely affect the domestic market. "The ACCC considers that the proposed acquisition is unlikely to result in higher beer prices for consumers," Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims said in a statement. The deal would not hurt competition in Australia because AB Inbev sold its beers in Australia only via distributors, "has only a limited direct company presence in Australia and does not brew beer here," the ACCC said.
Australia clears AB Inbev's $100 billion SABMiller buyout plan
A petro-industrial factory is reflected in a traffic mirror in Kawasaki near TokyoBy Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped by more than one percent in early trading on Thursday as a huge wildfire in Canada disrupted its oil sands production, while escalating fighting in Libya threatened the North African nation's output. International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $45.31 per barrel at 0031 GMT (2031 EDT), up 69 cents or 1.6 percent from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 75 cents, or 1.7 percent, to $44.53.
Oil jumps on Canadian wildfire near oil sand fields, Libyan fighting
The sign outside the Wells Fargo & Co. bank in downtown DenverWells Fargo and other banks have beefed up reserves for possible loan losses as sharply lower oil prices have made it difficult for energy companies to repay their debts. Wells Fargo did not specify what portion of its oil and gas loans were criticized.
Wells Fargo problem loans jump 62 percent, driven by energy
Visitors walk around a Toyota Alphard presented during the Auto China 2016 auto show in BeijingBy Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) - Even as Chinese car buyers feed a boom in crossovers and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), automakers are looking ahead to the likely 'next big thing' and reckon affordable people-carriers, or multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), could be it. Chinese tend to live near their parents, and the changes to the one-child policy are expected to make family units larger, Hiroji Onishi, head of Toyota Motor's China operations, said on the sidelines of the Beijing auto show, which ended on Wednesday. "We think MPVs have good prospects in China.
China's car buyers seek more room, comfort; boost for 'minivans'
Photo illustration of the SWIFT logoBy Sanjeev Miglani and Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's central bank chief will meet the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a senior executive from global financial messaging service SWIFT next week to seek the recovery of about $81 million stolen by hackers, officials in Dhaka said. Two Bangladesh Bank officials said the bank believed both the New York Fed and SWIFT bore some responsibility for the February cyber heist. Hackers tried to steal nearly $1 billion from Bangladesh Bank's settlement account at the New York Fed in early February by sending fraudulent transfer orders through SWIFT.
Bangladesh Bank officials say to meet NY Fed, SWIFT; seek to recover stolen money
The company logo of Mitsubishi Motors is seen at its headquarters in TokyoSAO PAULO (Reuters) - The president of MMC Automotores, Mitsubishi Motors's distributor and assembler in Brazil, was convicted on Wednesday for fomenting corruption and money laundering in a bribery scheme meant to help pass legislation benefiting the auto sector.
Judge convicts head of Mitsubishi Motors representative in Brazil
Surgical robot could sew you up better than a doctor
Why Focus is Critical When Running Your Own BusinessIf you've ever been the passenger in a car with a newly licensed 16 year old driver at the wheel you know how critical focus can be. Look at the road sweetheart...Focus in your business should feel about the same way as driving with a new driver(without the fear of injury), constantly checking to make sure you are going where you need to go...
Why Focus is Critical When Running Your Own Business
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World News
Wed, 04 May 2016 23:06
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Civil defense members work at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel held area of Aleppo's Baedeen districtBy Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it had agreed with Russia to extend a cessation of hostilities agreement to include Aleppo where intense day-long violence between Syrian rebels and government forces killed dozens of people. The State Department said the truce went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Damascus time on Wednesday, but acknowledged the fighting had not stopped. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was not surprised that fighting continued in some areas, adding both sides were working to communicate with commanders in the field.
U.S., Russia agree to extend truce to Aleppo
A helicopter flies into thick smoke while battling a major forest fire outside of Fort McMurrayBy Rod Nickel ANZAC, Alberta (Reuters) - A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from the western Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1,600 structures has the potential to destroy much of the town, authorities said on Wednesday. With a few neighborhoods already in ruins, worsening fire conditions Wednesday pushed walls of flames towards thousands of more homes in the northeastern Alberta town, in the heart of Canada's oil sands region.
Epic wildfire threatens to engulf Canadian city as 88,000 flee
Turkish President Erdogan meets with Prime Minister Davutoglu at the Presidential Palace in AnkaraBy Orhan Coskun and Ercan Gurses ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling party is set to replace Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at an extraordinary congress in the coming weeks, officials said on Wednesday, signaling the end of his term as premier and plunging the country into political uncertainty. The decision, confirmed to Reuters by five AK Party officials, came after a meeting of more than 1-1/2 hours between Davutoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan that followed weeks of increasingly public tension between the two men. Erdogan wants an executive presidency in Turkey to replace the current parliamentary system, a plan for which Davutoglu has offered only lukewarm support.
Turkish ruling party preparing to replace PM Davutoglu: officials
Iraqi security forces stand with an Islamic State flag which they pulled down in the town of Hit in Anbar provinceBy Phil Stewart STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday that Washington and its allies had agreed to do more in their campaign to defeat Islamic State but that more risks lay ahead. Carter made the comment following talks in Germany with defense ministers and representatives from 11 other nations participating in the alliance. "These risks will continue ... but allowing ISIL safe haven would carry greater risk for us all," he added, using an acronym for Islamic State.
U.S., allies agree to do more to combat Islamic State
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff reacts during a launch ceremony of Agricultural and Livestock Plan for 2016/2017, at the Planalto Palace in BrasiliaBy Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's chances of remaining in office plummeted on Wednesday after a key senator recommended the leftist leader face an impeachment trial and a top prosecutor said she should be included in a vast corruption investigation. Rousseff, whose popularity has fallen in the last year due in large part to a deepening economic recession, is expected to become the first Brazilian president to fail to complete a presidential term in more than 20 years. Senator Antonio Anastasia, an opposition member tasked with recommending whether to put Rousseff on trial in the Senate for breaking budget laws, told a 21-member Senate committee that the charges were serious enough to remove her from office.
Rousseff's woes mount as Brazilian senator backs impeachment trial
Presidential candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte wipes perspiration on his face beside an aide during election campaigning in Malabon, Metro ManilaBy Karen Lema and John Chalmers MANILA (Reuters) - It looks almost inevitable now that the Philippines' next president will be a man who has said he would kill his own children if they took drugs and has vowed to challenge China by jet-skiing to a disputed island to plant his country's flag. Rodrigo Duterte has a commanding lead in opinion polls ahead of the May 9 election, much to the dismay of business chiefs, investors and diplomats who see him as a clown with no clear economic policies and a possible liability for the country. Brash and openly scathing of the political establishment on the campaign trail, he has been likened to Donald Trump.
As mayor, Philippines' 'Trump of the East' wooed business
China's military has for the first time sent dedicated teams of corruption inspectors into its units, state media said on Thursday, following a practice already established for civilian departments as part of President Xi Jinping's war on graft. Previously, corruption investigations in the People's Liberation Army, the world's largest armed forces, were handled in a more ad hoc fashion. The military is reeling from the crackdown and has seen dozens of officers investigated, including two former vice chairmen of the powerful Central Military Commission, Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou.
China's military deploys its first corruption inspectors
Miriam Burbano speaks as Ecuadorean immigrants demonstrate to ask the Barack Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens living in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, at a rally on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Activist Wilfredo Trivino-Perez gives thumbs-up. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens living in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake
Italy has once again become the principal migrant entry point via the Mediterranean, after the controversial EU-Turkey deal and the closure of the Balkan route northEU president Donald Tusk travels to Rome Thursday with fellow EU institution leaders and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for two days of talks likely to focus on next steps in Europe's migrant crisis. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who fears Italy becoming the new migrant frontline after the closure of the Balkan route, will host the first day of talks, followed by Pope Francis on Friday. As the EU braces for more turbulence notably with next month's "Brexit" referendum in Britain as well as renewed Greek debt talks, Italy is keen to keep the focus on forging a joint plan over migrants.
EU leaders in Rome to discuss migrant crisis
Trader Timothy Nick, left, and specialist Paul Cosentino work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as investors were discouraged by signs of weakness in the U.S. job market and some weak corporate earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stocks drifted lower in holiday-thinned trade after some uneven economic data sent investors into a holding pattern.
Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower after uneven US data
Mustafizur Rahman's five for 22 against New Zealand was the best single performance by any bowler at the World T20Pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman has been a revelation since he burst onto the international stage with Bangladesh just a year ago -- and now he is taking the Indian Premier League (IPL) by storm. Baby-faced heart-throb Rahman is adjusting to his jetset lifestyle as he flies from city to city in cricket's glitziest tournament -- a far cry from four years ago when he had to cling to the back of his brother's rickety moped over 40 kilometres of potholed roads just to go to practise in the nearest nets. It was very difficult," recalls Rahman whose intrinsic shyness belies his nickname of "The Fizz".
Baby-faced Bangladesh assassin Rahman takes IPL by storm
With unfavorability ratings among the highest of any modern presidential candidate, and concern within his own party US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to assuage concernsBillionaire Donald Trump pledged to unify the fractured Republican Party following a bruising primary season, as he declared the battle for the White House starts now against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump's path to the GOP presidential nomination is clear after his commanding victory in Indiana's primary Tuesday pushed remaining challengers Ted Cruz and then Ohio Governor John Kasich out of the race. "Now we'll unify the party," Trump, 69, told Fox News.
Trump urges Republican unity as he eyes clash with Clinton
The threat of mosquito-borne Zika has forced Marc Leishman to pull out of the Rio OlympicsGolfer Marc Leishman pulled out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday over fears about the Zika virus and its possible impact on his wife, after fellow Australian Adam Scott also withdrew. Leishman is Australia's number three and after Scott's controversial move to skip Rio because of his busy schedule, he was in line to join world number one Jason Day in Brazil.
Aussie golfer Leishman to skip Olympics over Zika fears
Labour party candidate for London Mayor Sadiq Khan's (C) modest background plays well in a city that is proud of its diversity and loves a self-made success storyThe favourites to become London's new mayor on Thursday are two completely contrasting candidates: Zac Goldsmith, the son of a tycoon financier, and Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan. Polls put Labour's Khan, 45, ahead of his Conservative rival Goldsmith, 41, with the two well clear of the ten other candidates in the field. Khan's rise to prominence represents a modern fairytale.
London's contrasting mayoral hopefuls: Goldsmith and Khan
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The 11th round of Super Rugby may later be remembered as a point of transition between the Highlanders reign as champions and the Chiefs emergence as successors to their title.
Chiefs, Highlanders to meet in key match in Super Rugby
Technology
Wed, 04 May 2016 23:06
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
A photo illustration shows the applications Facebook and Instagram on the screen of an iPhone in ZagrebSocial media giant Facebook has paid a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its picture sharing app Instagram. Jani, whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, is the youngest ever recipient of Facebook's "bug bounty", paid to users who find bugs or weaknesses in its platforms. "I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand malicious code.
Facebook pays $10,000 to 10-year-old Instagram hacker
A combination photo of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary ClintonBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirteen U.S. industry groups representing technology companies Amazon.com Inc , Uber Technologies Inc, Apple Inc , Facebook Inc and others are pushing for the next U.S. president to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and to make it easier to hire high-tech workers from abroad, according to a joint letter seen by Reuters. Ahead of the Republican and Democratic conventions in July, the tech industry plans to issue on Wednesday an open letter charting a dozen policy recommendations for the candidates running in the Nov. 8 presidential election.
U.S. tech firms urge presidential candidates to embrace trade, high-tech visas
A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is seen in front of a displayed Facebook logo in this illustration takenA Brazilian congressional commission on Wednesday recommended a bill that forbids authorities from blocking popular messaging applications, just two days after a judicial order left 100 million Brazilians without Facebook Inc's WhatsApp. The reason for the freeze was not made public due to legal secrecy in an ongoing case in a Sergipe state court, but authorities have in the past demanded data from the Facebook's encrypted messaging service. A congressional commission investigating cyber crimes proposed removing messaging applications, such as WhatsApp, from a bill that regulates the suspension of websites and other applications used for crimes such as drugs and arms trafficking.
Brazil lawmakers propose bill to shield WhatsApp
A man speaks on his mobile phone as he walks past an Apple iPhone SE advertisement billboard in a street in New DelhiBy Himank Sharma MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has rejected a plan by Apple Inc to import used iPhones, government officials said on Wednesday, a blow to the U.S. tech giant that has been seeking to revive waning sales of its flagship smartphones. Apple sells what it calls refurbished iPhones at a discount in some countries, including the United States. Extending this practice to India would have likely helped it increase its share in one of the world's fastest growing smartphone markets against competitors with much cheaper offerings.
India rejects Apple's plan to import used iPhones
Illustration picture of Mail.ru logo seen in front of a displayed binary codeHundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia's criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of Mail.ru , Russia's most popular email service, and smaller fractions of Google , Yahoo and Microsoft email users, said Alex Holden, founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security. It is one of the biggest stashes of stolen credentials to be uncovered since cyber attacks hit major U.S. banks and retailers two years ago.
Big data breaches found at major email services : expert
YouTube unveils their new paid subscription service at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet, Bloomberg reported. The project is slated to debut as soon as 2017, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the plan. (http://bloom.bg/1NWzyDn) YouTube has discussed these plans with most media companies, including Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal, Viacom Inc, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and CBS Corp, but has yet to secure any rights, according to Bloomberg. ...
YouTube plans online TV service: Bloomberg
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Happy May the 4th, Star Wars fans! May the 4th is almost over but you still have time to check out this awesome Star Destroyer that’s made out of over 70 pounds of Lego pieces and that has a three-level interior with characters, ships and removable sections. DON’T MISS: Amazon's 11 best deals: $299 Nextbit Robin, jumping drone, discounted laptops and more The design is inspired by the 2014 Lego Star Destroyer Set, but Imgur user doomhandle came up with something that’s vastly superior to the commercial set. His Tyrant Imperial Star Destroyer measures 56 inches (1.4m) and it’s 20 times the size of the official Star Destroyer set. The custom Star Destroyer was built using Lego components, except for a couple of strings of LED lighting. The imposing structure has an elaborate and incredibly detailed design both on the outside and the inside. That said, the creator took various liberties with the overall design, but the result is still spectacular. “I took some liberties with the back ofthe ship – oh well, official representations of the ship differ a lot as well,” doomhandle wrote on Imgur. He also customized the characters inside the ship. “I don't like building things for actual movie characters because their stories already have been told. So I make up my own characters instead,” he wrote. As for disassembling the ship? It’s fairly easy, and you can quickly get access to the three levels inside, complete with a TIE fighter hanger, as well as various other ships. The result is an amazing creation that Star Wars fans will certainly love – check out the entire 45-image gallery below.
Every ‘Star Wars’ fan will love this epic Lego Imperial Star Destroyer
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Netflix is a hugely popular streaming service that has more than 81 million worldwide subscribers. What makes Netflix so popular is that it offers instant access to hundreds of titles, including original content, that are available to stream on a whim. There are no commercials, and you don’t have to wait a week to see the next episode of your favorite series. However, just because you just ended a six-hour Netflix binge doesn’t mean you were in full control. The company may have figured what you were going to click next before you did. And it did it so by simply looking at nothing other than the type of artwork people like. DON’T MISS: Watch Barack Obama roast Donald Trump then drop the mic in his final Correspondents’ Dinner Netflix isn’t forcing you to pick one show over a different one – and we all know how difficult choosing something to watch on Netflix can be.But the company does stack the deck in a sense: it's looking to convince you to spend more time inside its apps. Netflix wants to keep you inside its service for as long as possible, and it does so using carefully picked images for each suggestion it gives you. Detailing the immense work that goes behind the scenes, the company explained that it has some 90 seconds to capture your attention before you think of something else to keep you entertained and that something may be something other than watching Netflix. Studying its customers, the company found that artwork is the biggest influencer when it comes to a member’s decision to watch certain content. When looking at suggestions, users spend 82% of their focus on the imagery, and an average of 1.8 seconds per title while on Netflix. The company quotes studies that show the human brain can process an image in as little as 13 milliseconds to explain why appropriate imagery – and plenty of testing – is required to capture the attention of its customers. By using various images for the shows it offers subscribers, including its original creations, Netflix was able to determine that users in different markets react differently to artwork. The company also found out that people respond better to pictures showing complex emotions. The artwork for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt above shows the clear winner (green arrow), as it's the image that features a strong emotional reaction from Kimmy and Titus. Netflix also discovered thatusers tend to favor imagery showing up to three characters, and are more attracted to recognizable characters, and especially bad guys – check out the imagery used for Dragons: Race to the Edge above.
The clever way Netflix is manipulating your binge watching
The Obamas celebrate Star Wars Day with a stormtrooper dance partyNobody is safe from Star Wars on May the 4th — not even the Emperor President. The White House has posted a cute little video to celebrate the day that shows Barack and Michelle Obama dancing to "Uptown Funk" alongside a duo of stormtroopers. R2-D2 is there too, and it appears to be on DJ duty, repurposing its holoprojectors to blast out the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars track and spinning his head back and forth with the music.
The Obamas celebrate Star Wars Day with a stormtrooper dance party
DARPA wants your help tracking malicious hackers
Realism versus fun is a very difficult balance for a game developer to strike. As technology improves, gamers want to see lifelike environments, impressive physics engines and animations on par with the best that Pixar has to offer. But they also want to be able to get shot 700 times over the course of a 6 hourcampaign and somehow only die two or three times. It's a dilemma, to say the least, which is why we often don't feel the stakes of the story. So what's one surefire way to get players to make the most of their decisions in a game? Give them a death sentence. DON'T MISS:  Xbox E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know Earlier this week, Soulbound Studios launched a Kickstarter campaign for a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called Chronicles of Elyria . There are countless MMOs already on the market, but this one has a twist. In a standard MMO , players create their characters and then proceed to complete quests, gather loot and upgrade the characters until they either get bored or the servers shut down. In Chronicles of Elyria , the characters actually grow old and die, at which point the player has to make a new character. As the developers explain it, a typical character will last for 10-14 real-world months. Each time the player "dies" in the game (by falling off a cliff, getting slain by an enemy, etc.), the overall lifespan of the character is shortened by a couple of days. Immersion is clearly the key for Soulbound Studios, which is why your character still roams the in-game world even after you log off. AI scripts built into the game allow you to "train skills, run your shop, and defend yourself while you're AFK." These are just a few of the multitudinous ways Chronicles of Elyria separates itself from the pack. Others include player-created quests, a total lack of world maps or mini-maps, elements lifted from survival games and a business model that allows players to pay for each individual life they live in the game. For more information, be sure to check out the game's Kickstarter .
In this MMO, your character actually ages and dies
FormBox brings a vacuum-forming factory to your home
Politics
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters following the results of the Indiana state primary at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Reuters - Donald Trump on Wednesday became the last man standing in the race for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination and faced the challenge of repairing deep fissures in the party, as his sole remaining rival, John Kasich, ended his campaign. Anointed the presumptive nominee after winning Indiana on Tuesday and driving his closest rival, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, from the race, the 69-year-old New York billionaire planned to set up a vice presidential selection committee and step up efforts to seek unity among a wider group of Republicans ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Trump's win in Indiana cleared the way for him to prepare for a likely general election match-up against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump, lone survivor in Republican White House race, now must unify party
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump departs after delivering foreign policy speech in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will probably work with the Republican National Committee to raise $1 billion to beat likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election. "We're going to try and raise over a billion dollars which is what's going to be necessary. The Democrats maybe will get as high as two billion dollars," Trump said in an interview with NBC Nightly News. (Reporting by Steve Holland, writing by Mohammad Zargham, editing by G Crosse)
Trump expects to raise $1 billion with Republican Party: NBC
Clinton speaks during a campaign event on substance abuse and addiction in CharlestonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Wednesday ordered that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may have to testify in a lawsuit related to the private email server she used while secretary of state. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said the parties in the case, the State Department and conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, also struck an agreement about the scope of the testimonies that some of Clinton's former top aides will give in the case. Clinton has come under fire for using a private email account and server at her home in New York state for official emails when she was America's top diplomat between 2009 and 2013.
U.S. judge says Clinton may have to testify in email lawsuit
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign event for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio at Swamp Rabbit Crossfit in GreenvilleWASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican who has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick, said on Wednesday she is not interested in the post but will support the party's eventual nominee. "While I am flattered to be mentioned and proud of what that says about the great things going on in South Carolina, my plate is full and I am not interested in serving as vice president," Haley, a popular Indian-American governor, said in a statement. (Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Writing by Megan Cassella; Editing by Leslie Adler)
South Carolina Gov. Haley says 'not interested' in being vice president
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump.
Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings.
What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far
Bernie Sanders rebutted former President Bill Clinton's contention that he's questioning Hillary's qualifications because she's a woman, saying the Clinton campaign is going negative because of Sanders' momentum in the primaries.
Bernie Sanders: ‘I appreciate Bill Clinton being my psychoanalyst. It’s always nice.’
The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal.
Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year — a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. “The numbers are very chilling,” said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Spate of police officers fatally shot is ‘very chilling’
Small Virginia Town Holds Election With Zero Candidates on the BallotIn a small Virginia town with a population of 200, there are few aspiring politicians.In fact, there are so few that Newsoms, Virginia, found itself with a unique problem on Election Day Tuesday: No one ran for office, and the ballot was blank.Donald Trump Teases Possible VP RequirementsGrowing List of Possible Vice Presidential Candidates on Both SidesHillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by Double Digits in New National PollThe town, near the North Carolina border, didn't produce a single nominee for seven open positions, so now the entire election will be decided based on write-in votes. ...
Small Virginia Town Holds Election With Zero Candidates on the Ballot
China Accuses Pentagon of 'Blowhard Performance' in Port SnubChina claimed today that it was a “series of tricks” played by the U.S. military that prompted the communist nation to refuse a port visit to American warships in Hong Kong recently, but said that the military snub should not be blown out of proportion. “Normally, China does not articulate its reasons, and this has been considered as a diplomatic gesture of expressing its dissatisfaction as well as taking the bilateral divergences under control,” the paper says. The paper says the U.S. has been “showcasing its military muscle by sending naval vessels and warplanes to China,” actions it described as a “blowhard performance” by the Pentagon.
China Accuses Pentagon of 'Blowhard Performance' in Port Snub
Poverty, Lack of Purpose may Push Syrian Boys to Extremism, Study FindsYoung Syrians don’t necessarily join extremist groups like ISIS because they believe in their radical ideas, a study finds. Many Syrian boys and young men may be pushed into extremism because they need to make a living, are missing a sense of purpose and because they want to avenge the death of loved ones, according to a new study by International Alert, an NGO that advises governments, organizations and companies on how to support peace. "ISIS promises that you are going to be part of this new project of building a state and that you will be part of a family," Rebecca Crozier, head of International Alert’s Middle East and North Africa program, told ABC News.
Poverty, Lack of Purpose may Push Syrian Boys to Extremism, Study Finds
Teachers rally outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016,m in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Detroit's financially struggling schools, which saw teacher sick-outs this week (all times local):
Latest: House tries to rally votes for Detroit schools bill
FILE- In this Dec. 9, 2010, file photo, Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, heads for the Senate floor for cloture votes on Capitol Hill in Washington. An assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82.
Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died
FILE- In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on six bills to restrict tobacco use in California, including one to raise the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Brown must sign, veto or return the bills to the Legislature on Wednesday, May 4, or they automatically become law on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.
California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21
Sports
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The threat of mosquito-borne Zika has forced Marc Leishman to pull out of the Rio OlympicsGolfer Marc Leishman pulled out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday over fears about the Zika virus and its possible impact on his wife, after fellow Australian Adam Scott also withdrew. Leishman is Australia's number three and after Scott's controversial move to skip Rio because of his busy schedule, he was in line to join world number one Jason Day in Brazil.
Aussie golfer Leishman to skip Olympics over Zika fears
Highland Park Texas Department of Public Safety booking photos of former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny ManzielBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was booked by police in Dallas County on Wednesday and posted bond on a charge of beating his ex-girlfriend earlier this year, police said. Manziel had a mug shot taken and posted bond of $1,500, police said.
Quarterback Manziel booked by Texas police on assault charge
PGA: The Barclays - Second RoundBy Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - American 17-times PGA Tour winner Jim Furyk makes his comeback from injury at this week's Wells Fargo Championship, where Rory McIlroy is defending champion. Furyk, 45, has not played since September due to a left wrist injury that required surgery in February and he will have plenty of work to do if he is to secure a spot in his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup later this year. McIlroy is also raring to go after three weeks off, having not played since the Masters, where he tied for 10th and was not happy with aspects of his swing.
Furyk back from injury as McIlroy defends at Quail Hollow
Basketball - Heat's Bosh out for rest of playoffs"The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh announce that Chris will not be playing in the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs," a joint statement from player and club said. Bosh hasn't played since February 9 due to a blood clots in his calf. In March, Bosh issued a statement saying his condition this season had "never been life threatening" and he was confident he would return to the court.
Miami Heat's Bosh out for rest of NBA playoffs
PGA: The Masters - Final RoundBy Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former world number one Adam Scott says he will be glued to television coverage of the Olympic Games in August, but does not plan to watch any of the golf. Two weeks after announcing that he would skip the Rio Games, the first prominent player to do so, Scott on Wednesday spoke about his decision, saying he has not abandoned Australia and feels that he represents his nation every time he competes. "I love watching the Olympics, the swimming and athletics (track and field), absolutely," the 2013 Masters champion told Reuters, before adding that he would tune out the golf.
Skipping Rio does not mean abandoning Australia, says Scott
By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 4 (Reuters) - Former world number one Adam Scott says he will be glued to television coverage of the Olympic Games in August, but does not plan to watch any of the golf. Two weeks after announcing that he would skip the Rio Games, the first prominent player to do so, Scott on Wednesday spoke about his decision, saying he has not abandoned Australia and feels that he represents his nation every time he competes. "I love watching the Olympics, the swimming and athletics (track and field), absolutely," the 2013 Masters champion told Reuters, before adding that he would tune out the golf.
Golf-Skipping Rio does not mean abandoning Australia, says Scott
Rory McIlroy hits a tee shot ahead of the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 4, 2016 in Charlotte, North CarolinaRory McIlroy, whose seven-stroke romp at Quail Hollow last year made him a two-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship, hopes a return to Charlotte, North Carolina, will jumpstart his 2016 season. "Quail Hollow and Charlotte has been a very good place for me in my PGA Tour career," McIlroy said Wednesday of the course where he won his first US tour title in 2010 and was in a playoff in 2012. In all McIlroy has five top-10 finishes in six appearances on the course well-suited to his length and accuracy off the tee.
McIlroy hopes return to Quail Hollow kickstarts 2016 campaign
Rory McIlroy hits a tee shot ahead of the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 4, 2016 in Charlotte, North CarolinaWorld number three Rory McIlroy confirmed Wednesday he'll skip the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth as he tries to stay fresh in a busy season that includes both the Olympics and Ryder Cup. Speaking on his 27th birthday, and on the eve of his title defence at the US PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, McIlroy outlined an upcoming schedule that doesn't include the European Tour's flagship event May 26-29. "The reason that I took three weeks off after Augusta was I'm not going to have more than a week off until after the Ryder Cup," McIlroy said.
McIlroy to play Memorial, skip Wentworth
PGA: The Masters - Final Round(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth says he has come to terms with his shocking Masters meltdown with the help of family and close friends, and is ready to challenge for the year's second major, next month's U.S. Open at Oakmont in Pennsylvania. "I learned a lot off of just playing a round and a half here," the 22-year-old said after playing the back nine in practice on Tuesday before completing all 18 holes on Wednesday.
Family, friends help Spieth process Masters meltdown
Jordan Spieth says he has come to terms with his shocking Masters meltdown with the help of family and close friends, and is ready to challenge for the year's second major, next month's U.S. Open at Oakmont in Pennsylvania. "I learned a lot off of just playing a round and a half here," the 22-year-old said after playing the back nine in practice on Tuesday before completing all 18 holes on Wednesday.
Golf-Family, friends help Spieth process Masters meltdown
MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Yankees placed designated hitter Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring. A-Rod had an MRI on Wednesday morning after injuring his hamstring in Tuesday night's 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The 40-year-old Rodriguez left the game after he grabbed at his right hamstring while running out a grounder in the fifth.
Yankees place A-Rod on 15-day disabled list
Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in ChicagoGross, who left Pimco in September 2014 and is now a portfolio manager at Janus Capital Group Inc, will donate $2 million to the Pimco Foundation. Last October, Gross sued Pimco, a unit of German insurer Allianz SE and his employer for more than four decades, for more than $200 million, claiming he was pushed out so other executives could divvy up his bonus.
Janus' Bill Gross sells part of famed stamp collection
Stewart Cink hits off the third tee during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 11, 2016 in Palm Harbor, FloridaStewart Cink is taking an indefinite break from golf to care for his cancer-stricken wife, the American said Wednesday. "We are still in the process of figuring out exactly what she is fighting, and the uncertainty continues to be very difficult," Cink, 42, said in a statement. "In order to assist Lisa in meeting this challenge, I will be stepping away from competitive golf until circumstances improve for her.
Cink taking break from golf to care for wife
Jordan Spieth of the United States plays his shot during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, GeorgiaJordan Spieth says he has already come to terms with his astonishing Masters collapse at Augusta last month and is confident the episode will not leave lasting psychological scars. The 22-year-old's hopes of back-to-back Masters triumphs unraveled when he shot a quadruple bogey seven on Augusta National's famous par-three 12th hole. Speaking during an event to announce a $1 million donation to a children's hospital in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Spieth said he had no problem putting the loss in perspective.
Spieth laughing about Masters meltdown
People walks past a Salvatore Ferragamo shop in downtown RomeSalvatore Ferragamo SpA, the Italian luxury goods maker, on Wednesday sued former Los Angeles Rams football quarterback Vince Ferragamo, saying he infringed its trademarks by operating his namesake winery in southern California. Consumers are likely to be confused into thinking the Ferragamo Winery and Ferragamo SpA are related, the Italian company said in a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, where it has stores on Fifth Avenue and elsewhere. Vince Ferragamo was accused of illegally selling wine with the Tenuta di Ferragamo name, and festooning the website for his winery with images of Tuscany and Italian countryside, even though it is located in Orange Park Acres, California, near Los Angeles.
Ferragamo SpA sues ex-LA Rams quarterback over same-name winery
Entertainment
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Known as much for his bald head and lanky frame as his distinctive vocals, Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett in 2010 became environment minister in Australia's then Labor government before quitting in 2013Australian rock band Midnight Oil, known for their intense live performances and political activism, announced on Thursday they are reforming for gigs at home and overseas. The Oils had worldwide hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s with "Beds are Burning" and "Blue Sky Mine" before disbanding in 2002 when frontman Peter Garrett entered politics.
Australian rock legends Midnight Oil reform
The building housing the office of Dr. Howard Kornfeld appears, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Mill Valley, Calif. Minneapolis attorney William Mauzy, who represents Kornfeld, said Wednesday that singer Prince had arranged an initial meeting with him the day before he died. Mauzy said Kornfeld had never met or spoken to Prince before the singer's representatives reached out to him on April 20. Mauzy said Kornfeld wasn't able to travel immediately to Minnesota, so arranged for his son Andrew to go instead. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain.
Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist
FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2015, file photo, Natalie Morales arrives at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. NBC "Today" show anchor Morales is moving West to become host of the entertainment show "Access Hollywood," but will keep a role on the morning program. NBC said Wednesday, May 4, 2016, that it hasn't been determined whether she will continue to host the third hour from California or if that role will go to someone else. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — NBC "Today" show anchor Natalie Morales is moving West to become host of the entertainment show "Access Hollywood," but will keep a role on the morning program.
NBC's Morales moves West to 'Access Hollywood'
American reality-show star Kim Kardashian takes a selfie as she rides on a classic car next to her husband, rap superstar Kayne West and her sister Kourtney Mary Kardashian in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. West, Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family have become the latest celebrities to visit Havana. They visited Havana’s Museum of Rum Wednesday, stepping out of a hot-pink antique American convertible as they snapped selfies and were recorded by a television crew following them around.(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — Rap superstar Kanye West, his wife Kim Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family are the latest celebrities to visit Havana.
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian latest names to visit Havana
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2015 file photo, Seth MacFarlane attends Sinatra: Voice for a Century concert in New York. MacFarlane is going to star in and produce a sci-fi TV series set 300 years in the future. Fox said Wednesday, May 4, the series, described as a comedic drama, is intended for the network's 2017-18 season. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth MacFarlane is going to star in and produce a sci-fi TV series set 300 years in the future.
Seth MacFarlane to produce, star in Fox TV sci-fi series
NEW YORK (AP) — A Spanish-language novel and a collection of Portuguese poetry have won prizes for best translated literature.
Spanish novel, Portuguese poems win translation awards
FILE - In this 1992 file photo, Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward smiles in front of his iconic sculpture of a revolver with a knotted barrel displayed, as it was unveiled in Malmo, Sweden. Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden’s best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died. He was 81. Thomas Millroth, from the Carl Fredrik Reutersward Art Foundation, said the artist died in a hospital in Helsingborg, southwestern Sweden on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. No cause ofdeath was given. (Drago Prvulovic/TT News Agency via AP, file) SWEDEN OUTHELSINKI (AP) — Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden's best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died at the age of 81.
Reutersward, Swedish sculptor of twisted gun barrel, dies
In this undated photo released by the DeKalb County (Ga.) Police Department, Vancito Gumbs poses for a photo, in Georgia. Gumbs, who prosecutors say was a member of the Gangster Disciples while also serving as a police officer in DeKalb County, just outside Atlanta. Gumbs said in August, 2015, that he killed people as a hit man for the gang, the indictment says. Alleged members of the Gangster Disciples, including high-ranking leaders and an Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the gang, have been charged with racketeering in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, May 4, 2016. ( DeKalb County Police Department via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity.
Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples
This image released by Sundance Selects shows Claudine Vinasithamby, left, and Jesuthasan Antonythasan in a scene from "Dheepan." (Paul Arnaud/Sundance Selects via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — French director Jacques Audiard is a curious combination of art-house auteur and genre filmmaker, a brazen showman and gritty naturalist. He makes tender and brutal movies that recast themselves as they twist their way toward unpredictable finales. To suit tales of transformation (his specialty), he switches genres mid-movie like a character changing wardrobe.
Review: In Paris-set 'Dheepan,' a timely refugee thriller
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa. Cosby has asked the state Supreme Court to review last week's decision by a mid-level appeals court that upheld the case. Cosby is charged with indecent sexual assault over a 2004 encounter with a former Temple University employee. His preliminary hearing is set for May 24. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed.
Cosby tries again to delay criminal case, get charges tossed
FILE- In this April 13, 2016 file photo, actor Sean Penn arrives at Sean Parker and the Parker Foundation's Gala Celebrating a Milestone in Medical Research in Los Angeles. Penn has settled his defamation lawsuit against "Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels. The confidential settlement reached Wednesday, May 4, 2016, ends the case filed after Daniels compared accusations of domestic violence against Terrence Howard to alleged incidents involving Penn. Daniels apologized to Penn and retracted his statements. He said they were thoughtless and cavalier. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels apologized to Sean Penn in a statement made public Wednesday as part of a confidential settlement in a defamation lawsuit over comments Daniels made comparing the actor to the show's star Terrence Howard, who's been repeatedly accused of domestic violence.
Sean Penn settles defamation suit against Lee Daniels
FILE - This Saturday, June 27, 2015, file photo, shows the Hulu logo on a window at the Milk Studios space in New York. Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events. That pits the streaming service against similar offerings from Sling TV and PlayStation Vue as more and more Americans shift to watching TV online. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu is expanding its Internet TV programming with a subscription service offering a mix of live cable and broadcast options that will include news and sports.
Hulu to sell Internet TV package with live programming
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Beyonce is supporting efforts to overturn a North Carolina law limiting legal protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Beyonce statement calls for equality in North Carolina
People gather outside a church during the funeral of Congolese musician Papa Wemba, in Kinshasa, Congo, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Papa Wemba, known around the world as "the king of Congolese rumba," died following a collapse on stage during a concert on April 24, 2016. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba.
Congo buries its king of rumba, world music star Papa Wemba
FILE - In this March 25, 2016 file photo, Rolling Stones perform in Havana, Cuba. The band has asked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events. In a statement provided Wednesday, May 4, the rock band said they have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and “have requested that they cease all use immediately.” (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events.
Rolling Stones ask Trump to stop playing their songs
Health
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Marc Leishman will not compete at the Rio Olympics golf tournament in another blow to Australia's medal hopes following Adam Scott's decision to skip the Games. Leishman, who would have represented Australia along with world number one Jason Day, withdrew citing the mosquito-borne Zika virus and health concerns for his wife. The 32-year-old's wife Audrey suffered toxic shock syndrome, a potentially fatal illness caused by bacterial infection, last year and she was still recovering, Leishman said.
Golf-Leishman pulls out of Rio in another blow to Australia
A health worker carries out fumigation as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Panama CityFour babies born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus have been confirmed in Panama, the health ministry said on Wednesday, out of 264 total cases of the mosquito-borne infection in the country. Public health officials have been concerned about the possibility of a surge in the rare birth defect, seen in worrisome numbers in Brazil, as the virus spreads rapidly in Latin America and the Caribbean. Fourteen pregnant women have contracted the virus, and six babies who were infected with Zika were born with malformations, including the microcephaly cases, the health ministry said.
Panama confirms four microcephaly cases tied to Zika
A member of the French Red Cross disinfects the area around a motionless person suspected of carrying the Ebola virus as a crowd gathers in ForecariahGuinea is targeting double-digit GDP growth by 2020 as it seeks to rebound after the Ebola virus slowed investment and hurt the mining sector, Prime Minister Mamady Youla said on Wednesday. The country was one of three West African states at the center of the outbreak, with more than 2,500 people in Guinea dying of Ebola in 2014 and 2015. Guinea was declared Ebola free in December but at least five people have since died of the disease.
Guinea seeks rebound from Ebola with double-digit growth by 2020
California will raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18 under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, part of a package of anti-smoking measures that also regulates electronic cigarettes. Under five bills signed into law on Wednesday, California will ban the sale of vaping products or tobacco to anyone under the age of 21, imposing a fine of up to $5,000 against companies that violate the law. “It is long past due for California to update our approach to tobacco," said Steven Larson, president of the California Medical Association.
California raises age to purchase tobacco to 21
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Low to moderate levels of arsenic in New England well water may be responsible for an increased risk of bladder cancer in that region, suggests a new study. "It’s an important disease to be concerned about," said senior author Debra Silverman, of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. "If people are drinking from these wells, I think it’s important for people to get their water tested." Silverman and her colleagues wrote online May 2 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that bladder cancer death rates have been elevated in New England compared to the rest of the country for the last five decades.
Arsenic in New England well water tied to bladder cancer risk
This photo provided by Axel Krieger/Science Translational Medicine shows Dr. Azad Shademan and Ryan Decker during supervised autonomous in-vivo bowel anastomosis performed by the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR). Scientists have created a robot that stitched up tissue in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. Today many hospitals offer robot-assisted surgery, where surgeons control the machines by hand. But much like engineers are designing self-driving cars, the hope is to create autonomous surgical robots that could perform certain jobs all by themselves, freeing surgeons for more complex tasks. (Axel Krieger/Science Translational Medicine via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.
Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR
People smoke marijuana joints at 4:20 p.m. as thousands of marijuana advocates gather in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Supporters of a drive to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in California said on Wednesday they had collected more than enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot, formally launching their campaign to win over voters. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, leading a coalition of supporters that includes billionaire high-tech entrepreneur Sean Parker, said the campaign had gathered some 600,000 petition signatures, well above the 365,880 minimum required. The signatures must still be officially certified by state election officials, but "you can rest assured this will be on the November ballot," Newsom told a San Francisco news conference to kick off efforts to build voter support for the initiative.
Pot legalization supporters launch California ballot campaign
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San JuanBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Infecting mosquitoes with a strain of bacteria known as Wolbachia significantly reduced their ability to transmit the Zika virus, Brazilian researchers said on Wednesday, raising hope for this biological method of blocking transmission of the deadly virus. The bacteria has been released in several countries including Australia, Brazil, Indonesia and Vietnam as part of strategies to control dengue, and the new finding shows the method also works with Zika, a close relative of dengue. The connection between Zika and microcephaly came to light last fall in Brazil, which has now confirmed more than 1,100 cases of microcephaly that it considers to be related to Zika infections in the mothers.
Bacteria blocks mosquitoes from transmitting Zika: Brazilian study
Brazil's Health Ministry said that as of April 30, 2016, 3,580 suspected cases of microcephaly had been reported and that another 2,492 were ruled out as false alarmsBrasília (AFP) - Brazil's outbreak of Zika -- which has been linked to the devastating microcephaly birth defect in newborns in 1,271 cases since October -- has also killed 57 of those babies, authorities said Wednesday. The Health Ministry said in that as of April 30, 3,580 suspected cases had been reported and that another 2,492 were ruled out as false alarms. Brazil, the epicenter of the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak, hosts the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to 21.
Brazil says almost 1,300 hit by Zika-linked microcephaly
U.S. President Barack Obama drinks a glass of filtered water from Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, during a meeting will local and federal authorities in MichiganBy Timothy Gardner FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured angry residents that their children would be fine in the long term despite the "complete screw-up" that contaminated their drinking water with lead. Obama made the trip to the mostly African-American community to demonstrate that the water there was safe even as he predicted it would take more than two years to replace the city's aging pipes. Flint, with a population of about 100,000, was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its water source from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money.
Obama sips Flint water, urges children be tested for lead
How to Find a Comfortable Seat for MeditationBy: Jai SugrimBodily discomfort is a common distraction during meditation. Learn the basic tenets of a meditative seat, and take your practice to the next level.One of the most basic purposes of the yoga practice is to help prepare the body for meditation. When the body is at ease, and all the kinks are worked out, sitting for an extended...
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Dozens of families on Wednesday sued two federal agencies and a suburban Chicago school district over a policy they said disregards student privacy and safety by allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Fifty-one families in the Palatine, Illinois, area sued the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Justice Department and Township High School District 211 for agreeing last December to provide a changing area in the girls' locker room for transgender students.
Families sue Illinois school district over transgender bathroom case
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderlyBy Pairat Temphairojana BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai civil servant Supapan Pullbangyung spends just under half of her salary on caring for her 75-year-old father, who suffers from diabetes and dementia. Thailand's working-age population is expected to shrink by 11 percent by 2040.
Aging Thailand takes toll on indebted households
File photo of U.S. musician Prince performing at the Hop Farm Festival near Paddock WoodMusic legend Prince died one day before he was scheduled to meet a doctor who specializes in addiction treatment for a "life-saving mission," the doctor's lawyer said at a news conference on Wednesday. California doctor Howard Kornfeld was first contacted by Prince representatives on April 20, one day before the singer's body was discovered at his home, attorney William Mauzy told reporters. "Dr. Kornfeld felt that his mission was a life-saving mission," Mauzy said.
Prince died on eve of planned meeting with addiction doctor
Chef Sayegh holds marijuana buds and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) oils as he poses in his kitchen in Los AngelesBy Omar Younis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cannabis may join the herb and spice rack in California kitchens as the most populous U.S. state prepares for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in November. Chef Chris Sayegh is leading the way by taking haute cuisine to a higher place with his cannabis-infused menus in private homes for as much as $500 a head, or in "pop-up" banquets around Los Angeles for $20 to $200 a person. For now, diners must show their medical marijuana cards.
California chef brings cannabis to fine dining
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By Kate Kelland LONDON(Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time grown human embryos outside of the mother for almost two full weeks into development, giving unique insight into what they say is the most mysterious stage of early human life. Scientists had previously only been able to study human embryos as a culture in a lab dish until the seventh day of development when they had to implant them into the mother's uterus to survive and develop further. "This it the most enigmatic and mysterious stage of human development," said Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, a University of Cambridge professor who co-led the work.
For first time, scientists grow two-week-old human embryos in lab
File photo of Dr. Thorne of Caltech listening during news conference on detection of gravitational waves, in WashingtonBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Researchers who helped detect gravitational waves for the first time, confirming part of Albert Einstein's theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize's selection committee. The Breakthrough Prizes for scientific achievements were created by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner along with several technology pioneers, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. In February, a team from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced a pair of giant laser detectors had measured the tiny ripples in space and time first theorized by Einstein a century ago, capping a decades-long quest.
Scientists win $3 million for detecting Einstein's waves
Pilots Borschberg and Piccard react after landing Solar Impulse 2 on the San Francisco to Phoenix leg of what they hope will be the first round-the-world solar-powered flight, in PhoenixBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solar-powered airplane midway through a historic bid to circle the globe completed the 10th leg of its journey on Monday, landing in Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California, the project team said. The Swiss team flying the aircraft in a campaign to build support for clean energy technologies hopes eventually to complete its circumnavigation in Abu Dhabi, where the journey began in March 2015. The spindly, single-seat experimental aircraft, dubbed Solar Impulse 2, arrived in Phoenix shortly before 9 p.m., following a flight from San Francisco that took it over the Mojave Desert.
Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona on round-the-world flight
Handout of an artist's impression of the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 and its three planetsBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The discovery of three planets that circle a small, dim star could bolster the chances of finding life beyond Earth, astronomers said on Monday. The Earth-sized planets are orbiting their parent star, located in the constellation Aquarius relatively close to Earth at 40 light years away, at a distance that provides the right amount of heat for there to be liquid water on their surface, a condition scientists believe may be critical for fostering life. The discovery marked the first time that planets were found orbiting a common type of star known as an ultra-cool dwarf, the scientists said.
Newly discovered planets may boost search for life beyond Earth
The Proton-M rocket, carrying the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to Mars, blasts off from the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, KazakhstanThe second stage of a joint European-Russian mission to search for signs of life on Mars has been delayed from 2018 to 2020, the European Space Agency and Russia's Roscosmos said on Monday. The decision to put back the launch was a joint one that took into account delays in European and Russian industrial activities, the European agency said in a statement. Roscosmos was not available for comment on Monday, a public holiday in Russia.
Second European-Russian mission to Mars delayed to 2020
Best Treatment for Preschoolers with ADHD Is Not Meds, CDC UrgesMany young children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) aren't receiving the top recommended treatment for the condition, a new report suggests. The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at insurance claims for 5 million U.S. children, ages 2 to 5, who were all receiving treatment for ADHD. The researchers said they wanted to see how many of these children received behavioral therapy, now recommended as the first treatment to try for young kids who have the condition.
Best Treatment for Preschoolers with ADHD Is Not Meds, CDC Urges
Deadly Mistakes: Medical Errors Are 3rd Leading Cause of DeathMedical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new review suggests. The next most common cause of death after medical errors was chronic lower respiratory infection, which accounted for nearly 150,000 deaths that year, the researchers found. But because of how deaths are currently reported in the U.S., medical errors are rarely listed as the cause of death, said the review, published today (May 3) in the journal BMJ.
Deadly Mistakes: Medical Errors Are 3rd Leading Cause of Death
People who may be sliding toward depression might be able to prevent the full-blown disorder by completing some self-help exercises online, a new study suggests. Researchers found that men and women who had some symptoms of depression and used a web-based mental health program that was supported by an online trainer were less likely to experience a major depressive episode during a 1-year follow-up period, compared with people who also had symptoms of depression but were only given online access to educational materials about the signs of depression and its treatment. The results of the study suggest that a web-based, guided self-help intervention could effectively reduce the risk of major depressive disorder or at least delay its onset, said lead study author Claudia Buntrock, a doctoral student in psychology at Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany.
Major Depression Might Be Averted by Online Help: Study
Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff BezosEarly Monday (Nov. 23), the private spaceflight company Blue Origin made a major stride in the pursuit of fully reusable rockets, when it launched an uncrewed vehicle into space and then soft-landed the rocket booster on the ground. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin's founder, speaking about the landing in a press briefing yesterday (Nov. 24). "And my teammates here at Blue Origin, I could see felt the same way.
Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos
Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in SpaceThanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.
Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space
By Sebastien Malo PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A United Nations panel of scientists seeking ways for nations to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius should not dissuade governments from concentrating on bleaker scenarios of higher temperatures as well, its former chief said on Wednesday. Nations should be considering the potential impact of temperature rises of much as 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 Fahrenheit), said Robert Watson, former head of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The U.N. panel was assigned to find ways to limit global warming to 1.5C (2.7F) after a 195-nation climate change summit in Paris in December.
Governments should study worst-case global warming scenarios, former U.N. official says
By Chris Arsenault RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil should speed up its program to grant small farmers formal land ownership to slow down the rate of logging and deforestation, a leading scientist said. Farmers on small holdings are responsible for about 30 percent of the logging and destruction of Brazil's vast forests, up from about 23 percent 10 years ago, said Daniel Nepstad, executive director of the California-based Earth Innovation Institute. "A lack of clear land title pushes small farmers to opt for cattle (rearing) instead of more intensive (food) production" said Nepstad, a specialist with 30 years of experience tracking Amazon deforestation told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Land titles for farmers help cut Brazil's forest loss: scientist
Such "misnamings," or when a person calls someone else by the wrong name, occur frequently, according to the study. When people call someone by the wrong name, they tend to call that person by the name of someone in the same social group, the researchers found.
Science Explains Why Your Mom Calls You by Your Brother's Name
FILE - A May 31, 2007 file photo shows a view of the Large Hadron Collider in its tunnel at the European Particle Physics Laboratory, CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland. It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel. Spokesman Arnaud Marsollier says the world's largest atom smasher, the LHC, at CERN, has suspended operations because a weasel invaded a transformer that helps power the machine and set off an electrical outage on Thursday night, April 28, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, File)GENEVA (AP) — It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel.
Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider
Do Australian Dragons Dream? Sleep Discovery Surprises ScientistsMaybe, according to new research that finds rapid eye movement (REM) and slow-wave sleep in a lizard, the Australian dragon, for the first time. REM sleep is characterized by brain waves that look similar to waking brain activity. In mammals, the large muscles of the body are immobile, but the eyes twitch randomly during REM sleep.
Do Australian Dragons Dream? Sleep Discovery Surprises Scientists
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John Kasich suspends campaign in emotional speechRepublican presidential candidate John Kasich officially ended his bid for the White House in an address from Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday evening — a decision that all but assures Donald Trump’s position as the GOP nominee.
John Kasich suspends campaign in emotional speech
President Obama drinks the water in FlintBarack Obama traveled to Flint, Mich., on Wednesday to meet with local and federal officials to discuss the water crisis there — and to reassure families that his administration is doing everything it can to make the water in Flint safe to drink. To help illustrate his point, Obama drank from a glass of filtered water during a press briefing at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, which has become a hub for the response to the water crisis. “Generally, I haven’t been doing stunts, but here you go,“ Obama said as he took a small sip of the water.
President Obama drinks the water in Flint
Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil townAlberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, ...
Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town
US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rightsA North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights protections and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, the Justice Department said federal officials view the state law as violating federal Civil Rights Act protections barring workplace discrimination based on sex. Provisions of the state law directed at transgender state employees violate their anti-discrimination protections, the letter said.
US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights
DEA and US Attorney Join Prince Death Investigation Amid Reports of Drug AddictionThe late singer reportedly sought treatment for prescription drug abuse shortly before his death.
DEA and US Attorney Join Prince Death Investigation Amid Reports of Drug Addiction
Unconventional is Yahoo News’ complete guide to what could be the craziest presidential convention — or conventions — in decades. Here’s what you need to know today.
Unconventional #10: This year’s conventions won’t be ‘contested.’ Here’s why they could still be crazy.
Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald TrumpThe Massachusetts senator and liberal Democratic firebrand says the likely Republican nominee's "toxic stew" must be stopped before it reaches the White House.
Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald Trump
Trump on choice for VP: ‘I’ll probably go the political route’Fresh off an Indiana primary win that cemented him as the likely Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump says he’s leaning toward a politician for his vice presidential running mate — and will make a decision on fundraising for the general election in the next week. “I have the business — let’s call it talents,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
Trump on choice for VP: ‘I’ll probably go the political route’
Can Bernie Sanders really change the Democratic Party at the convention?Bernie Sanders, fresh off a victory over Hillary Clinton in Indiana’s open primary, told reporters Tuesday night that he believes he can pull off “one of the great political upsets in the history of the United States.” Most political observers are deeply skeptical.
Can Bernie Sanders really change the Democratic Party at the convention?
U.S. President Barack Obama drinks a glass of filtered water from Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, during a meeting will local and federal authorities in MichiganBy Timothy Gardner FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured angry residents that their children would be fine in the long term despite the "complete screw-up" that contaminated their drinking water with lead. Obama made the trip to the mostly African-American community to demonstrate that the water there was safe even as he predicted it would take more than two years to replace the city's aging pipes. Flint, with a population of about 100,000, was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its water source from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money.
Obama sips Flint water, urges children be tested for lead
Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctorThe day before Prince died, his representatives reached out to a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment to arrange a meeting, a Minneapolis lawyer for the doctor said Wednesday. Attorney William Mauzy said Dr. Howard Kornfeld had never met or spoken to Prince before Prince’s representatives contacted him on April 20 with the musician’s knowledge. Mauzy, confirming details first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, said Kornfeld wasn’t able to travel immediately to Minnesota, so he arranged for his son Andrew to go instead.
Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor
Donald Trump’s big win in Indiana all but assures his GOP nomination in July. But has there ever been a major party nominee with his outsider status? Here's a look at five past nominees who were seen as outsiders, and had some connections to celebrity status or wealth.
Few historical precedents for Trump as major party nominee
#Ever Trump? Indiana landslide knocks Cruz out of raceNEW YORK—Donald Trump scored a landslide victory in Indiana’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday, dealing a knockout blow to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who abruptly ended his campaign, making the real estate mogul turned insurgent candidate the party’s likely nominee this November. Just one other Republican remained in the race: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose advisers said he would continue to campaign. “It’s been an unbelievable day and evening and year,” Trump told reporters at an election night event at Trump Tower.
#Ever Trump? Indiana landslide knocks Cruz out of race
Sanders defeats Clinton in Indiana, throwing wrench in her pivot to NovemberSen. Bernie Sanders pumps his fist in the air after his wife, Jane, joins him at a campaign event in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday night. Sanders spoke to thousands of supporters in Louisville, Ky., before Indiana’s results were in. Meanwhile, the likely Republican nominee, Donald Trump, won Indiana in a landslide, and his top rival Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out.
Sanders defeats Clinton in Indiana, throwing wrench in her pivot to November
Cruz shocks his supporters with a sudden exitMoments before Ted Cruz publicly ended a campaign for president that had lasted more than a year, he stood backstage and thanked his closest friends, supporters and advisers for their help and support. When Cruz finished speaking, the group of about 50 people applauded — several of them wiping away tears — and Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, walked away from them, looking down, and shook his head. Cruz’s speech to a group of a few hundred devoted followers from the main stage minutes later was met with disbelief and anguish.
Cruz shocks his supporters with a sudden exit
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