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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:23
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street to see Queen Elizabeth II for the official dissolution of Parliament, in London, Monday, March 30, 2015. The United Kingdom will go to the polls for a general election on May 7. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival, as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.
Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Eight people died and 10 others were injured when a van from a church ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in rural southwest Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Highway Patrol: 8 dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes
ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.
Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass
NEW YORK (AP) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition treatments.
Teva buying Auspex for $3.2 billion
FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of The UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, is staking a bigger claim in pharmacy benefits management with a plan to buy Catamaran Corp., for more than $12 billion in cash, the company announced, Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up in its fight against rising specialty drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.
UnitedHealth to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran
NEW YORK (AP) — Sjohnna McCray, a prize-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals, has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book.
Poet Sjohnna McCray receives Walt Whitman Award
NEW YORK (AP) — A computer outage that caused delays for thousands of JetBlue Airways passengers early Monday morning has been resolved, the company said.
JetBlue computer outage causes delays for passengers
Electoral officials start the count at a polling station in Lagos, on march 29, 2015Abuja (AFP) - Nigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election, despite protests over the conduct of the vote and calls for calm given fears of a repeat of post-poll violence.
Nigeria awaits tense presidential poll results
A man watches an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 30, 2015. Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets started the week strongly Monday following strong European economic figures and as investors cheered an indication from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that U.S. interest rates would rise only gradually. Chinese stocks soared Monday on hopes of more economic stimulus.
Global stocks get European economy and Yellen boost
Experts from the IMF and the EU are scrutinising a list of proposed reforms that Athens says would raise an extra three billion euros ($3.3 billion) for government coffers without resorting to wage and pension cutsAthens (AFP) - Cash-strapped Greece wrangled Monday with its creditors over a new package of reforms needed to unlock vital bailout funds as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepared to face grilling in parliament on the negotiations.
Greece wrangles with creditors as PM faces parliament grilling
President and CEO of the Associated Press Gary Pruitt delivers a speech at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club Monday, March 30, 2015. The Associated Press is calling for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage, the news agency’s president said on Monday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) — The president and CEO of The Associated Press called Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.
AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime
Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, wearing an army uniform, ride on an armed truck to patrol the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Yemen's President Abed Raboo Mansour Hadi, speaking at an Arab summit in Egypt on Saturday, called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels along with security forces loyal to the former president began a fresh offensive Monday against the southern city of Aden, shelling the city with artillery and battling local militias as Saudi airstrikes continue to target rebel positions, according to security officials.
Yemeni Shiite rebels shell Aden, as airstrikes continue
FILE - In this Saturday, March 21, 2015 file photo, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov greets people during the festivities marking the Navruz holiday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan's election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion. (AP Photo/File)MOSCOW (AP) — Election authorities in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan say incumbent leader Islam Karimov has won Sunday's presidential election, as expected.
Uzbekistan's leader scores landslide re-election win
NEW YORK (AP) — Horizon Pharma is buying Hyperion Therapeutics for about $1.1 billion, gaining two treatments for genetic disorders.
Horizon Pharma buying Hyperion for about $1.1 billion
Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State extremist positions during clashes in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The Iraqi troops pressed their push in the city Saturday against IS militants holed up in the center of the city. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. said Monday it has only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.
Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
Business
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:23
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
UnitedHealth Chief Executive Officer Hemsley takes part in a panel discussion in Beverly HillsCatamaran, formed from the merger of SXC Health Solutions and PBM Catalyst Health Solutions in 2012, helps the administrators of group healthcare plans reduce their prescription drug costs. UnitedHealth's offer of $61.50 per share represents a premium of 27 percent to Catamaran's Friday close on the Nasdaq. Catamaran's stock was trading at $60.50 premarket on Monday, while UnitedHealth's was up nearly 3 percent.
UnitedHealth Group to buy Catamaran for about $12.8 billion
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange* Despite that, energy shares could come under pressure as crude oil fell sharply, due to a possible deal with Iran that could bring an end to sanctions and allow an increase in the country's oil exports. Crude oil fell 1.8 percent to $47.94 per barrel. * Both the dollar and commodity prices have given investors reason to be cautious of late, especially going into the first-quarter earnings season, where traders will look to see how much oil prices and the strong U.S. dollar will impact corporate bottom lines. Last week, the S&P 500 fell 2.2 percent, the Dow lost 2.3 percent and the Nasdaq declined 2.7 percent.
Stock futures higher, but crude oil weakens
A pedestrian walks past a stock ticker at a Fidelity Investments office in BostonBy Nadia Damouni and Mike Stone NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments, a major investor in DuPont , has put pressure on activist fund Trian Fund Management LP and the chemical conglomerate to reach a settlement in what it sees as a detrimental proxy fight, according to people close to the matter. Fidelity, whose 2.5 percent stake makes it DuPont's sixth largest shareholder, has not publicly revealed what sort of compromise it was seeking. Yet its unusual intervention as peacemaker could influence other mutual fund investors in DuPont and pre-empt what could be this year's biggest battle over board representation. In a filing with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission last Wednesday, Trian disclosed that on March 11 it received a call from one of DuPont's largest stockholders encouraging Trian and the company to resolve the proxy contest and avoid a costly and disruptive conflict.
Exclusive: Fidelity moves to end DuPont proxy battle-sources
File photo of an oil derrick is seen at a fracking site for extracting oil outside of WillistonBy Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Monday as officials from Iran and six world powers discussed a possible deal over Tehran's nuclear programme that could bring an end to sanctions and allow an increase in Iranian oil exports. "Regarding Iran, there are two possible outcomes: a framework deal or an extended deadline," Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodities analyst at SEB Markets in Oslo, told the Reuters Global Oil Forum. Brent crude was down 40 cents at $56.01 a barrel by 0938 GMT as the market began to price in a deal with Iran. Oil markets are well supplied and recent figures show global production outstripping demand by around 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd), filling oil inventories.
Oil prices drop on possible Iran deal, dollar
File of pump jacks are seen in the Midway Sunset oilfieldThe survey of 34 analysts predicted North Sea Brent crude would average $59.20 a barrel in 2015, up from around $55 so far this year. The forecast is up just 20 cents from the projection in last month's Reuters survey. Oil prices fell more than 60 percent between June 2014 and January, and although they have recovered a little since then, they are still around half their level a year ago. London-based consultancy Energy Aspects expects world oil demand to rise by up to 1.5 million barrels per day this year.
Reuters Poll: Oil prices to stabilize as demand rises
The logo of Swiss Dufry is seen at its headquarters in BaselBy Joshua Franklin and Thomas Atkins ZURICH (Reuters) - Dufry AG has fleshed out plans for its takeover of Italy's World Duty Free SpA (WDF) , as the Swiss company seeks to consolidate its position as the biggest player in the fast-growing airport retail sector. Dufry said on Monday it expects to raise at least 2.1 billion euros ($2.3 billion) through a rights issue of new stock and up to 1.5 billion via long-term debt instruments, adding the plan had the backing of major investors. The combined Dufry-WDF will have a market share of 25 percent and projected annual sales of $9 billion, cementing Basel-based Dufry's position as the world's biggest player in the fast-growing sector. WDF operates 495 stores in 98 airports including London's Heathrow and Gatwick.
Dufry details $4 billion fundraising plan for WDF buy
Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management, speaks during the session 'Recharging Europe' in the Swiss mountain resort of DavosBillionaire financier George Soros is ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine, if Western countries help private investment there. Soros has previously urged the West to step up aid to Ukraine, outlining steps towards a $50 billion financing package that he said should be viewed as a bulwark against an increasingly aggressive Russia. "The West can help Ukraine by increasing attractiveness for investors.
Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if West helps
The city of Detroit skyline, including General Motors Global Headquarters, is seen along the Detroit River from Windsor, CanadaWhen General Motors Co takes the wraps off its new Cadillac CT6 on Tuesday the most important thing about the vehicle could be what is under its skin. The CT6, to be unveiled ahead of the April 3-12 New York auto show, is an expensive car aimed more at boosting Cadillac’s brand image than sales volume. GM engineers are studying variations on the CT6’s multi-material construction for at least four other future vehicle architectures and other models could be derived from the CT6's “Omega” architecture, Travis Hester, CT6’s chief engineer, said in an interview.
GM's Cadillac CT6 tests strategy for taking fat out of big cars
The Ford logo is pictured at the Ford Motor Co plant in GenkBy Joseph White NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will resurrect the Lincoln Continental as its top-of-the line luxury sedan, betting the classic name will help rebuild the brand's image in the United States and China. Ford's Lincoln will unveil a prototype of the future Continental sedan on Monday ahead of the April 3-12 New York auto show, which will feature many of the Continental's future rivals, including the Cadillac CT6 sedan from General Motors Co , a new Jaguar XF sedan from Jaguar Land Rover and a bevy of super-premium models from Daimler AG’s Mercedes Benz. Ford retired the Continental name in 2002, and joined its rivals in using letter and number codes for most models.
Ford revives the Lincoln Continental, aims at U.S. and China
Officials stand at Korean aircraft industry Korea Aerospace Industries booth at Baghdad International Fair for Defence and SecurityBy Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea chose on Monday Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd , which expects to partner Lockheed Martin Corp , to develop a mid-level fighter jet that will cost around 8.7 trillion won ($7.88 billion). The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) also confirmed its decision to upgrade South Korea's Patriot missile system, with Raytheon Co chosen to upgrade the launch systems. South Korea has been trying to bolster its arsenal in the face of a missile threat from North Korea.
South Korea picks KAI, with Lockheed, for $7.9 billion fighter jet development
Australia G-20
Auto-complete blunder leaks passport details of world leaders
Kanye, Rihanna and Beyoncé turn blue for Jay Z's Spotify-rivalling TidalMadonna, Coldplay and Taylor Swift are among the big hitters backing Jay Z's lossless audio service, which is set for a big announcement today.
Kanye, Rihanna and Beyoncé turn blue for Jay Z's Spotify-rivalling Tidal
New threat intelligence report skewers industry confusion, charlatansAre you getting threat intel -- or just antivirus software? A government-backed report designs a framework for threat intelligence that can be scaled to different sectors, sizes of organization, and organizational goals.
New threat intelligence report skewers industry confusion, charlatans
PlayStation spins free Spotify tunes on your TVFrom the ashes of the Sony Music Unlimited streaming service comes the first way to listen to the free version of Spotify on TVs.
PlayStation spins free Spotify tunes on your TV
Why (most) disk drives need to breatheIt isn't commonly known, but air-based disk drives need to breathe. But wait! Won't atmospheric crud crash the drive? Here's why drives need it and how it works.
Why (most) disk drives need to breathe
World News
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:23
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Officials wait for the start of a meeting with P5+1, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in LausanneBy Parisa Hafezi, John Irish and Louis Charbonneau LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their deadline as Tehran showed signs of backing away from previous compromise offers. For days Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China have been seeking to break an impasse in negotiations aimed at stopping Tehran having the capacity to develop a nuclear bomb in exchange for an easing of international sanctions that are crippling its economy. ...
Setbacks and progress as Iran, six powers meet to end nuclear impasse
Smoke billows from military barracks in the Jabal al-Jumaima mountain following an air strike near SanaaBy Mohammad Mukhashaf and Sami Aboudi ADEN (Reuters) - Iran-allied Houthi militiamen pushed into the northeastern outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday amid heavy clashes with loyalists of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, sources on both sides said. Aden is Hadi's last bastion of control in Yemen and remains besieged despite a fifth day of Saudi-led air strikes aimed at checking the Houthi gains. North of Aden, residents in the city of Dhalea said Houthi fighters backed by allied army units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh shelled militia opponents with tanks and artillery. Saudi Arabia, backed by regional Sunni Muslim allies, launched an air campaign to support Hadi after he withdrew last month from the capital to Aden.
Fighting in Aden as Yemen's Houthis make gains
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is seen in Jerusalem District CourtFormer Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already facing a six-year prison term after a corruption conviction, was found guilty on Monday in a separate case of accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman. The ruling in Jerusalem District Court reversed a 2012 acquittal of the veteran politician, who led Israel from 2006 to 2009. Last May, Olmert was sentenced in other proceedings to six years in jail for accepting $160,000 in bribes linked to a real estate deal in Jerusalem, when he served as the city's mayor. The district court found that Olmert accepted cash-filled envelopes from an American businessman who hoped to further his interests in Israel.
Ex-Israeli PM Olmert convicted in another corruption case
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras arrives for a cabinet meeting at the parliament building in AthensGreece has not given up on its aim to renegotiate its debt to render it manageable, the country's deputy finance minister said on Monday as talks between Athens and its lenders on reforms to unlock aid continue. "The government has not abandoned any claim regarding its aim to make the country's debt viable," Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told financial daily Naftemporiki. Greece's public debt burden reached more than 177 percent of national output last year.
Greece says not backing down on debt relief goal
A French rescue worker inspects the debris from the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French AlpsPARIS (Reuters) - French investigators hope to speed up identification of the 150 people killed in last week's Germanwings plane crash by digging a roadtrack that will allow direct access to the disaster zone high on a remote Alpine mountainside. Earthmovers are ploughing a track to the remote crash area that should be completed by Tuesday or Wednesday, said Xavier Vialenc, spokesman for 350 military police involved in the search for bodies and parts of the pulverized Airbus A320. ...
Searchers build roadway to remote France air crash site
A man reads a newspaper in front of electoral campaign posters in LagosBy Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - Results from Nigeria's elections, potentially the closest since the end of military rule in 1999, were due to start trickling in on Monday after a weekend vote marred by confusion, arguments and occasional violence. The election pits President Goodluck Jonathan against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari for the votes of an electorate divided along ethnic, regional and religious lines in Africa's most populous nation. ...
Nigeria election results due to start trickling in
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street to see Queen Elizabeth II for the official dissolution of Parliament, in London, Monday, March 30, 2015. The United Kingdom will go to the polls for a general election on May 7. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival, as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.
Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.
Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass
Kashmiri men assist a woman and a child to evacuate from a flooded area in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, March 30, 2015. Authorities in Kashmir issued alerts Monday and asked people to move to higher ground after heavy rain flooded several parts of the Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.
Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark
People arrive to pay tribute to the victims of a Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, on March 28, 2015 at a memorial in le Vernet, south-eastern France, near the site of the crashThe Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany's Bild newspaper. There was nothing abnormal," French prosecutor Brice Robin told reporters on Thursday. - According to excerpts published by Bild on Sunday, during the conversation the captain said he didn't have time to go to the toilet before leaving Barcelona and Lubitz offered to take over at any time.
Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015 file photo, Philippine Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang points to the map where the alleged clash between elite police commandos known as Special Action Forces (SAF) and Muslim rebels took place on Jan. 25 during a news conference at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday, March 30 after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said.
Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government Monday proposed two new laws that would reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts in an attempt to curb militant activities.
Malaysia proposes anti-terror laws to curb Islamic militants
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries. But friends they were not, and the two rarely saw eye to eye. In fact one of their only agreements was to move their countries' time — which was 7 ½ hours ahead of GMT — forward by half an hour to be in line with world time zones.
Top Asian News at 12:00 p.m. GMT
Electoral officials start the count at a polling station in Lagos, on march 29, 2015Abuja (AFP) - Nigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election, despite protests over the conduct of the vote and calls for calm given fears of a repeat of post-poll violence.
Nigeria awaits tense presidential poll results
A man watches an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 30, 2015. Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets started the week strongly Monday following strong European economic figures and as investors cheered an indication from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that U.S. interest rates would rise only gradually. Chinese stocks soared Monday on hopes of more economic stimulus.
Global stocks get European economy and Yellen boost
Technology
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:23
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma poses for media while touring the CeBIT trade fair in HanoverGermany's BMG music rights company said on Monday it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire. The deal, one of the first in China made by a major music publisher rather than a label, will bring more than 2.5 million copyrights to Alibaba, whose music platforms already had many of the songs from artists including Kylie Minogue, the Rolling Stones and Jean-Michael Jarre, an Alibaba spokeswoman said. Alibaba has set its eyes on becoming an online-media powerhouse, with music, film and television.
China's Alibaba signs digital distribution deal with music rights group BMG
By Caroline Copley DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Latecomers to the digital age, big German companies have started teaming up with start-ups to shake up their conservative business culture and keep pace with a world increasingly dominated by nimble tech giants. More than half of the firms on Germany's blue-chip DAX index trace their roots back to the 19th century or earlier. The youngest corporate, SAP, was founded 43 years ago. ...
German firms embrace start-ups to catch up with digital world
Lew meets Wang in BeijingTreasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Monday he would discuss with the Chinese government recent technology policy moves that Washington has complained constitute unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms. China said earlier this month work was ongoing on a draft anti-terrorism law that would require foreign companies to hand over encryption keys and otherwise facilitate Beijing's ability to bypass security measures, despite U.S. protests. "We have already made clear our concerns regarding forced technology transfer and other attempts to bar technological competition, most recently in the banking sector, and I look forward to further discussion today," Lew said, in remarks made during a meeting with Vice Premier Wang Yang in Beijing. President Barack Obama said he had raised the issue directly with China's President Xi Jinping, but Beijing denied U.S. statements that the law had then been put on hold.
Jack Lew to discuss China technology policy, urges market reforms
By Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is launching a home services marketplace that will connect customers with electricians, plumbers and painters in a move to have its services tied to every product sold on its website. Amazon Home Services, which will launch on Monday, will allow customers to buy 700 services such as car maintenance, TV wall-mounting and house cleaning at upfront prices. The quality of the service will be backed with an Amazon guarantee, which the retailer uses to vouch for products sold by third-party sellers on its website. ...
Amazon.com expands into professional services with home marketplace
By Michael Gold and J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan wants to join a major anti-hacking drill conducted by the United States to strengthen cyber security ties with its staunchest ally, its vice premier said on Monday, a move which would help safeguard against constant targeting by hackers in rival China. Many hacks into Taiwan systems have been traced to sites belonging to China's People's Liberation Army, Vice Premier Simon Chang told Reuters in an interview, without elaborating on the locations. "Taiwan has no enemy in the international community except you-know-who. Who in the world would try to hack Taiwan?" Chang, a former director of Asia hardware operations for internet giant Google Inc, said.
Taiwan seeks stronger cyber security ties with U.S. to counter China threat
By Jake Spring BEIJING (Reuters) - An early investor in Chinese carpooling app Dida Pinche said he has held talks with U.S. ride-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc to help grow Dida in a market 99 percent controlled by Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache. Andy Zhang, chief financial officer of Dida investor Bitauto Holdings Ltd, told Reuters late last week that he met with Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick in Beijing to discuss possible investment or tie-ups. A spokeswoman for Uber declined to comment on the matter. ...
Chinese carpooling app Dida in partnership talks with Uber: investor
Trevor Noah succeeds Jon Stewart as The Daily Show hostComedy Central has found a new host for The Daily Show: Trevor Noah, a South African comedian who has appeared as a contributor to the show three times over the past year. According to The New York Times, Noah will be announced as the replacement today. Noah may be a surprising choice, given that Comedy Central is passing over a wealthof talent that's been on The Daily Show for decades, but as a standup comedian and as a contributor, Noah has proven to bring a thoughtful perspective to international news stories. He's also quite funny.
Trevor Noah succeeds Jon Stewart as The Daily Show host
Australia G-20
Auto-complete blunder leaks passport details of world leaders
Amazon launches Home Services to sell everything from an oil change to piano lessonsAmazon started out as an online bookstore, but has since expanded into selling almost any physical goods you can think of. But the company believes a lot of the stuff people buy on Amazon are things they could actually use help assembling, installing, or learning to enjoy. "We have 85 million Amazon customers who have shopped for products this past year that often require a service afterwards," said Peter Faricy, Vice President for Amazon Marketplace. "Things like TVs, toilets, and sinks. ...
Amazon launches Home Services to sell everything from an oil change to piano lessons
A recent report about Apple Watch availability lends a certain amount of credence to reports that Apple may be experiencing production problems with its new wearable. When the vaunted Apple Watch hits store shelves in late April, it will surprisingly not be available for sale to walk-in customers, according to a recent report. RELATED: The Apple Watch may cause the biggest halo effect ever According to documents MacRumors obtained, anyone who wanders into an Apple Store in the hopes of picking up an Apple Watch with no reservation will be sorely disappointed. Instead customers must make an online “Product Reservation” to hold a specific Apple Watch model at a retail store. This new “Product Reservation” system is used instead of Apple’s
How you’ll buy the Apple Watch
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number states like Indiana and Texas is dangerous.
Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous
First Click: Tim Cook's AppleTim Cook’s editorial in Sunday’s Washington Post titled "Pro-discrimination 'religious freedom' laws are dangerous" is a bold underline on the new Apple. Where Steve Jobs famously wrote open letters on the evils of Flash and DRM, Tim Cook is using his bully pulpit to fight unjust and discriminatory practices in the US and abroad.
First Click: Tim Cook's Apple
Kanye, Rihanna and Beyoncé turn blue for Jay Z's Spotify-rivalling TidalMadonna, Coldplay and Taylor Swift are among the big hitters backing Jay Z's lossless audio service, which is set for a big announcement today.
Kanye, Rihanna and Beyoncé turn blue for Jay Z's Spotify-rivalling Tidal
New threat intelligence report skewers industry confusion, charlatansAre you getting threat intel -- or just antivirus software? A government-backed report designs a framework for threat intelligence that can be scaled to different sectors, sizes of organization, and organizational goals.
New threat intelligence report skewers industry confusion, charlatans
This undated image provided by Sony Computer Entertainment America shows a screen grab of tiles of Spotify on Playstation 4. Sony announced that it was ditching its own Music Unlimited service in favor of Spotify. Spotify arrives on the PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday, March 30, 2015, with a new Spotify app adapted for large television screens. (AP Photo/Sony Computer Entertainment America)NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games.
PlayStation gets Spotify, replacing Sony's own music service
Politics
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:23
Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
James Keady poses for a portrait at his home in Silver Lake, New JerseyBy Barbara Goldberg MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (Reuters) - The New Jersey man Governor Christie told to "sit down and shut up" when he complained about the state's Superstorm Sandy response is now running for state Assembly as the "voice" of local families. James Keady said he is confident he has more than 100 signatures on nominating petitions due on Monday to get on the ballot for the Democratic primary in June to represent Ocean County's 30th Legislative District. Keady rejected the advice he got from the governor at a press conference on the Jersey Shore in October when he hoisted a sign admonishing Christie, a potential 2016 Republican contender for the White House, to "Stay in NJ & finish the job" on the two-year anniversary of the devastating storm that killed at least 159 people and destroyed more than 650,000 homes. The 43-year-old single father from Spring Lake, who runs his family's tavern restaurant in Waretown, is making his first run for the statehouse after serving on the Asbury Park City Council from 2005 to 2008.
NJ man Christie told to 'shut up' to run for state Assembly
U.S. President Obama pauses while speaking about the crisis in Ukraine from the White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat. The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in the Ukraine, and Assad (23 percent).
Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Lew meets Wang in BeijingTreasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Monday he would discuss with the Chinese government recent technology policy moves that Washington has complained constitute unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms. China said earlier this month work was ongoing on a draft anti-terrorism law that would require foreign companies to hand over encryption keys and otherwise facilitate Beijing's ability to bypass security measures, despite U.S. protests. "We have already made clear our concerns regarding forced technology transfer and other attempts to bar technological competition, most recently in the banking sector, and I look forward to further discussion today," Lew said, in remarks made during a meeting with Vice Premier Wang Yang in Beijing. President Barack Obama said he had raised the issue directly with China's President Xi Jinping, but Beijing denied U.S. statements that the law had then been put on hold.
Jack Lew to discuss China technology policy, urges market reforms
New York Governor Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New YorkNew York state lawmakers agreed a budget plan late on Sunday night that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers, state governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement. Cuomo lauded new ethics measures which he describes as "putting in place the nation's strongest and most comprehensive rules for disclosure of outside income by public officials." Cuomo pushed ethics reform after the arrest of House speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges in January in a bid to address Albany's tarnished image. New York has a very condensed budget window as it financial year ends on March 31 compared to May 31 for most other states. He has described New York as "leading the nation in education spending but lagging in results." The budget also caps spending growth at 2 percent for a fifth year.
New York state lawmakers reach budget deal
In a TV news magazine-style sit-down at the White House, President Obama interviewed David Simon about the devastating impact of the drug war on urban communities, as depicted in Simon’s enduring HBO series ‘The Wire.’
Obama talks to David Simon about the war on drugs and his favorite character from ‘The Wire’
The Icelandic Hvalur whaling company’s killing of endangered fin whales has been denounced by the United States and the European Union. Is it time for greater action?
Icelandic whaling: Conservationists split over efficacy of Obama’s sanctions, E.U. protest
George and Jeb BushThe Democratic National Committee put together a clip reel of Jeb Bush backing up his older brother’s policies in office — hinting at a potential line of attack should he become the GOP’s presidential nominee.
DNC unveils clip reel tying Jeb Bush to brother’s policies
This is day 13 of testimony in admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s federal death penalty trial in Boston. Prosecutors are expected to continue with additional testimony about evidence found in Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Live updates: Day 13 at the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)It’s actually an open question whether the majority of evangelicals agree with Cruz that America should be, or can be, what it once was — a nation with a dominantly Protestant culture and overwhelmingly Christian religious orientation.
Ted Cruz looks to revive the evangelicalism of the past
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face LifeAmerican soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced today. As part of the deal, the Taliban five were relocated to Qatar. After Bergdahl's dramatic return to the U.S., the Army launched an investigation into whether the soldier willfully left his post in Afghanistan before he was taken by the Taliban in 2009, as some Afghan war veterans alleged.
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life
Lawmakers to Question Top Officials about Controversial Visa Program for Wealthy ForeignersRepublicans in Congress voiced strong objections Tuesday in response to a scathing Homeland Security investigation that found a senior official appeared to give special treatment to politically-connected applicants when he ran a little-known federal program that offers visas to those who invest $500,000 in a job-creating business. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the committee chairman, said he viewed the findings of the Homeland Security Inspector General “extremely concerning” and said he will hold hearings Thursday to determine if further investigation is needed. The Inspector General’s investigation focused on the leadership of Alejandro Mayorkas, who served as director of the immigration program known as EB-5, an obscure but increasingly popular method for obtaining highly-sought-after American Green Cards. In late 2013, Mayorkas was promoted by President Obama to Deputy Secretary of the department over objections from Republicans who had already begun to hear rumblings of problems with his handling of the immigration program.
Lawmakers to Question Top Officials about Controversial Visa Program for Wealthy Foreigners
FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A U.S. official says Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)American soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion for allegedly walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, Bergdahl's attorney told ABC News today.
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Lawyer Says
In this Friday, March 6, 2015 photo, retired architect Steve Meadows poses for photos with past financial statements at his home in the Venice area of Los Angeles. Meadows is angry that the brokerage industry is not held to the same high standards as his own industry. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.
Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted
File-This March 6, 2015, file photo shows Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon. Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.
Pentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards
From left, U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz wait to start a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and others at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.
Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
Sports
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Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his careerFormer number one Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his career as he continues his battle against injuries and loss of form. Just last January Woods posted an 82 in the Phoenix Open -- his worst round as a professional -- that saw him drop outside the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time in more than three years. He then jumped from world number 221 to 75 five tournaments later in breaking through for a maiden pro career win at the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational, the first of his 79 PGA Tour titles.
Tiger Woods out of golf world top 100
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have closed 66 golf courses in a renewed crackdown on courses built in contravention of rules designed to protect arable land and save water, China's top economic planning body said on Monday. The central government last year ordered the demolition of courses built by five mainly little-known developers, the first real sign of enforcement of a 2004 ban. The ban was imposed to protect China's shrinking land and water resources in a country home to a fifth of the world's population but which has just 7 percent of its water. ...
China says 66 golf courses shut in renewed crackdown
Cristie Kerr tees off in the final round of the LPGA KIA Classic, during which she made nine birdies to finish with a tournament record of 20-under-parCristie Kerr fired a seven-under-par 65 to win her 17th career LPGA title, taking a two-stroke victory over South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim at the Kia Classic. A tearful Kerr had vowed to win after her caddie, Greg Johnston, mourned the death of his father last week. Lee was second, undone by a double bogey at 17, with world number one Lydia Ko of New Zealand third on 271, American Alison Lee fourth on 272 and South Korean world number two Park In-Bee fifth on 273. Ko, 17, fired a 67, stretching her streak of sub-par rounds to 28 as she prepares for the year's first major tournament, next week's Ana Inspiration at Rancho Mirage.
Kerr fires 65 to capture 17th career LPGA title
Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs celebrates during a game at Staples Center on November 10, 2014San Antonio (AFP) - San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in a six-minute span of the fourth quarter, powering the reigning NBA champion Spurs over Memphis 103-89.
Leonard's hot NBA finish sparks Spurs over Grizzlies
March 30 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 11.00 2. (2) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.81 3. (3) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.57 4. (6) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 6.90 5. (4) Jason Day (Australia) 6.50 6. (5) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.41 7. (9) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 5.99 8. (8) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.86 9. (7) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 5.78 10. (13) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 5.57 11. (10) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.30 12. (11) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 4.69 13. (12) Martin Kaymer (Germany) 4.64 14. (14) Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 4.58 15. (15) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 4.54 16. (16) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4. ...
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March 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Danny Willett (Britain) 1081480 2. (2) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 778137 3. (3) Ross Fisher (Britain) 753512 4. (4) Anirban Lahiri (India) 725187 5. (5) Branden Grace (South Africa) 682976 6. (6) Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 641582 7. (7) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 540484 8. (8) Gary Stal (France) 529852 9. (9) Andy Sullivan (Britain) 491947 10. (10) Marc Warren (Britain) 482424 11. (15) George Coetzee (South Africa) 432406 12. (11) Alexander Noren (Sweden) 394337 13. (12) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 389357 14. ...
Golf-Race to Dubai rankings
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots over Henry Sims of the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half on March 29, 2015 in Cleveland, OhioLeBron James scored a game-high 20 points and added 11 rebounds with six assists Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers edged Philadelphia 87-86 for their 16th consecutive home triumph. Australian-born Kyrie Irving added 17 points while Kevin Love had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who improved to 48-27 and stretched their Central division lead over Chicago to 2 1/2 games. Russian big man Timofey Mozgov scored off a rebound for the last of his 14 points to give Cleveland an 87-83 lead with 4:03 remaining. Robert Covington answered with a 3-pointer for the 76ers six seconds later with what turned out to be the last of the game's scoring.
LeBron leads Cavaliers to narrow win over 76ers
PGA: PGA Championship-Practice RoundBy Bernie McGuire SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will miss a practice round next week with European rival Darren Clarke in order to undergo toe surgery. Love was set to meet with Clarke for the first time since both were appointed respective 2016 captains at this week's Shell Houston Open. "It's been bothering me for some years and has been dislocated for some time so I've been told I need surgery to get it put back into the joint.
Love to have toe surgery, misses Clarke catch-up
PGA: Valero Texas Open-Final Round(Reuters) - Hometown favorite Jimmy Walker became the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season by claiming a four-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth in the Texas Open at TPC San Antonio on Sunday. Walker, who stormed to a nine-shot win at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, began the day with a four-shot lead and was never seriously threatened as the San Antonio area resident shot a two-under 70 for an 11-under-par 277 total. Texan Spieth, who won his last tour start two weeks ago at the Valspar Championship, made four birdies in a row from the 14th but Walker held off Spieth's charge with birdies of his own at 16 and 17 to retain his lead. "It plays hard, sometimes it’s hard to make pars," Walker said of the fast-running, wind-blown TPC San Antonio, which played to an average of two-over 74 on Sunday.
Local favorite Walker wins Texas Open
March 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Texas Open at the par-72 course on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas 277 Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 71 67 69 70 281 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 71 69 71 70 284 Billy Horschel (U.S.) 72 70 71 71 285 Chesson Hadley (U.S.) 71 72 71 71 Daniel Summerhays (U.S.) 71 73 72 69 286 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 70 75 73 68 Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 78 72 68 68 287 Scott Pinckney (U.S.) 73 72 69 73 Chris Kirk (U.S.) 71 71 73 72 Brendan Steele (U.S.) 74 68 72 73 288 Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 67 72 79 70 Kyle Reifers (U.S.) 77 68 75 68 Jason Kokrak (U.S. ...
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Jimmy Walker celebrates after making his putt on the 18th hole to win the final round of the Valero Texas Open on March 29, 2015 in San AntonioHometown hero Jimmy Walker captured his fifth US PGA Tour title on Sunday, firing a two-under-par 70 final round to win the $6.2 million Texas Open by four strokes. Walker, who lives only a half-hour's drive from the TPC San Antonio course, led by four shots when the day began and finished on 11-under 277 to defeat fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by that same margin. You can feel the love from your friends and family," Walker said. It was the second US PGA triumph of the season for Walker, who won his second consecutive Sony Open in Hawaii title earlier this year and also captured last year's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the 2013 Frys.com Open.
Walker wins Texas Open before hometown supporters
Hometown favorite Jimmy Walker became the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season by claiming a four-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth in the Texas Open at TPC San Antonio on Sunday. Walker, who stormed to a nine-shot win at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, began the day with a four-shot lead and was never seriously threatened as the San Antonio area resident shot a two-under 70 for an 11-under-par 277 total. Spieth, who struggled on the front nine, put on a late charge to whittle Walker's seven-shot lead down to four.
Golf-Local favorite Walker wins Texas Open
James Harden (L) and Corey Brewer (R) of the Houston Rockets high-five during a timeout in the second half against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on March 29, 2015 in Washington, DCJames Harden scored 24 points while Dwight Howard contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Houston Rockets defeated Washington 99-91 Sunday, matching Memphis for the NBA Southwest division lead. Harden, second to former Oklahoma City teammate Russell Westbrook in a fight for the NBA scoring title, also added six assists for the Rockets, who won their fourth game in a row and improved to 50-23, level with Memphis for the second-best record in the Western Conference.
Harden, Howard ignite Rockets in win over Wizards
Karl-Anthony Towns of the Kentucky Wildcats drives to the basket against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament on March 28, 2015 in ClevelandThe University of Kentucky edged Notre Dame in a 68-66 thriller on Saturday to remain unbeaten and book their coveted Final Four berth in the national collegiate basketball championship. Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky's Dominican-American center, scored a game-high 25 points and Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds left to play as the Wildcats improved to 38-0 for the season. They are trying to become the first undefeated college basketball champions since Indiana University in 1976. Notre Dame's Fighting Irish led for most of the second half before Kentucky scored the last four points of the contest.
Kentucky edge Notre Dame for Final Four berth
Richie Ramsay of Scotland hits a shot during a practice at Oak Hill Country Club on August 7, 2013 in Rochester, New YorkScotland's Richie Ramsay overcame a bumpy front nine before striking back with three straight birdies as he won the Trophee Hassan II tournament on Sunday by one stroke for his third European Tour victory. A final round of 69, on the picturesque par-72 Golf de Palais Royal layout in Agadir, left Ramsay on 10-under and one shot clear of Frenchman and fellow overnight leader Romain Wattel.
Ramsay returns to form with victory at Trophee Hassan II
Entertainment
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:23
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NEW YORK (AP) — Sjohnna McCray, a prize-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals, has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book.
Poet Sjohnna McCray receives Walt Whitman Award
Russia has sacked the head of a Siberian theatre after its radical staging of a Richard Wagner opera angered the powerful Russian Orthodox ChurchMoscow (AFP) - Russia has sacked the head of a Siberian theatre after its radical staging of a Richard Wagner opera angered the powerful Russian Orthodox Church and prompted street protests.
Russia sacks theatre chief in 'blasphemous' opera scandal
Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for best lyrics for “Blank Space”, song of the year for “Shake It Off” and artist of the year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.
Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2011 file photo, Susan Schneider, from left, Robin Williams, and Zelda Williams arrive at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two" at Grauman's Chinese Theater, in Los Angeles. Attorneys for Robin Williams’ wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian’s estate. The attorneys are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge on Monday, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams' wife, Susan, says some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission. She has asked the court to set aside the contents of the home she shared with Williams from the jewelry, memorabilia and other items Williams said the children should have. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate.
Robin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight
This photo provided by CBS shows, Cote de Pablo as Shirah, in the new CBS two-night miniseries “The Dovekeepers,” based on the best-selling novel of the same name. The series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, will be broadcast Tuesday, March 31, 2015, and Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (AP Photo/CBS, Kurt Arrigo)NEW YORK (AP) — Cote de Pablo was vacationing in Greece when she received the script for "The Dovekeepers," a miniseries based on Alice Hoffman's best-selling novel.
Cote de Pablo returns to CBS in 'The Dovekeepers' miniseries
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist.
'Spirit in the Sky' singer injured in California crash
FILE - This April 22, 1977 file photo shows director Gene Saks in New York. Saks, the Tony Award-winning director who brought to life many of Neil Simon’s works onstage and on screen, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, his son said. He was 93. (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as "The Odd Couple" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," has died. He was 93.
Tony winner and Neil Simon director Gene Saks dies at 93
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2013 file photo, members of Destiny's Child, from left, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, and Michelle Williams, perform at Super Bowl XLVII, in New Orleans. A reunited Destiny's Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A reunited Destiny's Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday as singer Erica Campbell took home six awards, including the night's top honor.
Destiny's Child reunites at Stellar Gospel Awards
In this image released by DreamWorks Animation, characters Oh, voiced by Jim Parsons, left, and Tip, voiced by Rihanna appear in a scene from the animated film "Home." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)NEW YORK (AP) — Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
DreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newark. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
Actor Jim Parsons arrives at Twentieth Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation's 'Home' Premiere at the Regency Village Theatre on March 22, 2015 in Westwood, CaliforniaLos Angeles (AFP) - Animated children's flick "Home," about an unpopular space alien forced to flee his own kind, took up residence over the weekend at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday.
'Home' comfy atop North American box office
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, Phil Griffin, left, president of MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, center, host of "The Rachel Maddow Show," and Lawrence O'Donnell, host of "The Last Word," take part in a panel discussion on the show at the NBC Universal summer press tour, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Griffin has run MSNBC since 2006. Normally, executives at networks with his ratings are looking for another job, especially with a new boss coming in. But he and Andy Lack have a long relationship, and Griffin has credited Lack with kick-starting his career by assigning him to supervise NBC News coverage of the O.J. Simpson case. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW YORK (AP) — As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC work.
NBC News' boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC
Several thousand people carry patriotic flags as they demonstrate against the proposed production of Wagner's Tannhauser, in downtown Novosibirsk, about 2800 kilometers (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, Sunday, March 29 2015. Controversy over the staging of Wagner’s opera “Tannhauser” in the Siberian city has come to a head, with Russia’s cultural minister firing the director of the state theater in Novosibirsk. The announcement was made Sunday as several thousand people rallied outside the theater to protest the production, which they said was offensive to Orthodox Christians. (AP Photo/Ilnar Salakhiev)MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.
Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2004 file photo Czech director of photography Miroslav Ondricek holds the trophy of The American Society of Cinematographers in Prague, Czech Republic. Ondricek, who was twice nominated for Academy Awards for the movies he made with his friend, director Milos Forman has died. He was 80. (AP Photo/CTK, Dolezal Michal, File) SLOVAKIA OUTPRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.
Oscar-nominated Czech cameraman Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2015 file photo, TV host Jeremy Clarkson gestures as he takes his place in the stands before the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London. A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Clarkson. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating a death threat made to the head of the BBC after the broadcaster fired "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson over an assault on a colleague.
Police investigate threat to BBC boss over Clarkson firing
Health
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:23
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7 Truths About Personal PowerIt is a fundamental need to search for and express your personal freedom and power in life. It is through experiencing our unrestricted freedom that happiness comes. You are here to gain from struggle your higher standards for the living and loving you dream to experience. Empower yourself to stay motivated in overcoming the fears which keep...
7 Truths About Personal Power
How Sex Boosts Brain Power And MemoryAs you get older one of the biggest things that go is your brain function. Your memory starts to fade, and you can't remember things like you used to. It's one of the scariest things about getting older because memory loss really erases a person's identity. Well, good news people, a new study has found that a good way to fight memory loss is...
How Sex Boosts Brain Power And Memory
Commentary: don't believe insurers line that fed cuts boosting costs
The enduring myth of cost shifting
Goldilocks Wasn't a (Happy) RunnerI could be wrong, but if I had to guess, I'd say Goldilocks would not have been a happy runner. Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too windy. Too tired. Too long. Too short. Too hilly.A few weekends ago I laced up for an 18-mile run. Two weeks before I had just run the Austin Marathon -- pacing my husband for the first time. I didn't have a...
Goldilocks Wasn't a (Happy) Runner
How Many Steps Should You Be Taking Each Day? 10 Tips to Help You Meet the GoalThere are dozens of ways to keep track of fitness and overall health, from heart rate tracking to calories burned and beyond. While some are more accurate than others, the best method is one that works for you. Bonus points if it's simple and objective.Click Here to see the Complete List of Tips to Help You Reach 10,000 Steps a DayOne such...
How Many Steps Should You Be Taking Each Day? 10 Tips to Help You Meet the Goal
The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do YogaYoga is about drawing your focus inward, but that doesn't mean a stunning landscape can't enhance your practice.Click Here to see the Complete List of The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do YogaUltimately, it's you, the yogi, who will decide what constitutes the most beautiful place for setting up your practice. It's wherever you feel most at...
The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do Yoga
A man washes his hands in at a checkpoint in Sierra Leone, as the country enters the third and final day of a three day country wide lockdown on movement of people to combat the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, March. 29, 2015. The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.(AP Photo/ Michael Duff)CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.
3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola
Do You Fear Losing Weight?I get that going for what you really want can be terrifying... (including with your weight loss).I understand that going for what you really want can be terrifying sometimes and thoughts can run through your mind, such as "What if it doesn't happen for me?" "What if I can't handle it?" "What if my dream never comes true and then I feel...
Do You Fear Losing Weight?
LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.
Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine
A Wake-Up Call and a Scary DiagnosisAs a business speaker and trainer, I shake a lot of hands. But for the past year, I have done so as quickly as possible, then tried to keep my hands out of sight. I do a lot of presentations and it's hard to be effective with your hands tucked away, but I was mortified for others to see them.My hands aren't deformed. I keep my nails nice, but I...
A Wake-Up Call and a Scary Diagnosis
Inhabitants pay tribute to the victims in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in the area where a Germanwings aircraft crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.
Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
Guinean President Alpha Conde speaks during a press conference on the Ebola response strategy and post-Ebola economic recovery at the presidential palace in Conakry on March 17, 2015Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease. Since the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013, more than 24,000 people in nine countries have been infected with the virus, and over 10,000 of them have died. All but a handful of those deaths have occurred in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The World Health Organization declared in January that the epidemic was finally declining in west Africa after the three countries at the epicentre recorded a steady drop in cases.
Guinea president declares 45-day Ebola 'emergency' in 5 regions
In this Dec. 15, 2014 photo, Stacy Crites, right, a nurse on campus at the University of Washington's Hall Health Primary Care Center in Seattle, takes the temperature of Kandice Joyner, left, a junior studying archeology, during a routine check-up. An unintended side-effect of federal health care reform is leading colleges across the country to transition out of the health insurance business. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.
Colleges getting out of health insurance business
ICYMI: Gender Bias, Sleep Justice And Iceland's Genetic ExperimentICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. During this last week in March, we were captivated by the story of Iceland's cache of genetic information and an exposé on the problem of gender bias in medical experiments. We also affirmed a long-held belief that sleep habits tell the story of economic inequality in America.Read on and tell...
ICYMI: Gender Bias, Sleep Justice And Iceland's Genetic Experiment
15 Ways Your Environment Makes You Eat More (Or Less)By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahlBrian Wansink, the best-selling author and Cornell professor of nutrition science and consumer behavior, has made a career out of studying the ways people accidentally eat more than they intended to. His work examines how environment shapes eating behavior, and how our human predilection toward mindless eating...
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ISS crew of Kelly of the U.S. and Kornienko and Padalka of Russia walk after donning space suits at the Baikonur cosmodromeBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a U.S.-Russia crew to the International Space Station for a year-long flight, a NASA Television broadcast showed. Four Soviet-era cosmonauts lived on the now-defunct Mir space station for a year or longer, but the missions, which concluded in 1999, did not have the sophisticated medical equipment that will be used during International Space Station investigations, NASA said.
U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay
A freshly excavated fossil specimen of Yawunik kootenayi is seen in this undated handout pictureBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fossil site in the Canadian Rockies that provides a wondrous peek into life on Earth more than half a billion years ago has offered up the remains of an intriguing sea creature, a four-eyed arthropod predator that wielded a pair of spiky claws. Scientists said on Friday they unearthed nicely preserved fossils in British Columbia of the 508 million-year-old animal, named Yawunik kootenayi, that looked like a big shrimp with a bad attitude and was one of the largest predators of its time. The fossil beds in Kootenay National Park where it was found were in a previously unexplored area of the Burgess Shale rock formation that for more than a century has yielded exceptional remains from the Cambrian Period, when many of the major animal groups first appeared. Yawunik, whose name honors a mythical sea monster in the native Ktunaxa people's creation story, was a primitive arthropod, the highly successful group that includes shrimps, lobsters, crabs, insects, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and millipedes.
Primordial sea creature with spiky claws unearthed in Canada
The new self-driving car unveiled by Valeo and Safran drives during a presentation in front of the Invalides in ParisBy Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) - French auto parts maker Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the end of the decade. While demonstrating an autonomous car and other prototype systems jointly developed with Safran, the French defense and aerospace group, Valeo said on Friday the first applications may reach carmaker clients within three years. "We realized very quickly that we had much more in common than we'd expected," Valeo innovation chief Guillaume Devauchelle told Reuters. "It turns out that an autonomous vehicle is really a terrestrial drone." Cars that complete whole journeys without human input are still many years away, but creeping automation is well underway, with models already on sale that can pilot themselves through slow traffic and hit the brakes when a pedestrian steps out.
Valeo's self-driving car systems learn from Safran drones
The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch pad 40 the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape CanaveralBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force overstepped its bounds as it worked to certify privately held SpaceX to launch military satellites, undermining the benefit of working with a commercial provider, an independent review showed on Thursday. The report cited a "stark disconnect" between the Air Force and SpaceX, or Space Exploration Technologies, about the purpose of the certification process and recommended changes. Air Force Secretary Deborah James ordered the review after the service missed a December deadline for certifying SpaceX to compete for some launches now carried out solely by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co. The Pentagon is eager to certify SpaceX as a second launch provider, given mounting concerns in Congress about ULA's use of a Russian-built engine to power its Atlas 5 rocket.
U.S. Air Force overstepped bounds in SpaceX certification: report
By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is set to send two navigation satellites into orbit on Friday aboard a Russian rocket, in its first launch since a botched deployment in August that cost several million euros to fix. The Galileo project to set up an EU alternative to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) is obliged to use the Russian Soyuz system until a development of Arianespace's European Ariane 5 rocket is ready around the end of the year, despite strained relations with Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine. An official at the European Commission, which oversees the program, said the EU executive was tendering for insurance cover for future satellites and had set up an insurance scheme for the launches. The two launched in August have since been nudged into viable orbits and are fit for use, a spokesman for the European Space Agency said.
EU to resume Galileo satellite launch program
Medieval Parasite-Filled Poop Found in Jerusalem LatrineThe excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.
Medieval Parasite-Filled Poop Found in Jerusalem Latrine
Antarctica's Ice Shelves Are Thinning FastAntarctica's floating ice collar is quickly disappearing in the west, a new study reports.
Antarctica's Ice Shelves Are Thinning Fast
Investigators may never know exactly why Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz carried out what is believed to have been a deliberate plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, but mental health experts say that any mental illness that Lubitz may have had is just one possible contributor to the tragedy.
Germanwings Crash: Mental Illness Alone Does Not Explain Co-Pilot's Behavior, Experts Say
Astronomers On the Hunt for Exomoons That May Host Alien LifeThe search for alien life doesn't end within the boundaries of our solar system.Scientists are now search for moons orbiting alien planets that might play host to extraterrestrial life. A new project called the Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler (HEK) is the first systematic search for exomoons, or moons that circle planets outside our solar system.HEK astronomers, led by David Kipping at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, simulate billions of possible star-planet-moon arrangements using NASA's Pleiades Supercomputer. So far, the team has surveyed 56 of about 400 Kepler planet candidates that could have an exomoon. The Pleiades Supercomputer, which performs over 3 quadrillion calculations per second, knocks that number down to 30,000 processing hours per object and should complete the project in two years.
Astronomers On the Hunt for Exomoons That May Host Alien Life
NASA Mercury Probe Trying to Survive for Another MonthA NASA Mercury probe isn't ready to finish its groundbreaking work at the solar system's innermost planet just yet.
NASA Mercury Probe Trying to Survive for Another Month
An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals. The action filed on Thursday by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an advocacy group for local, state and federal researchers, came less than a week after a World Health Organization group found the active ingredient in Roundup, the world's best selling weed killer, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Roundup is made by Monsanto Co. The petition to the USDA presses the agency to adopt policies to prevent "political suppression or alteration of studies and to lay out clear procedures for investigating allegations of scientific misconduct." According to the petition, some scientists working for the federal government are finding their research restricted or censored when it conflicts with agribusiness industry interests.
Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
By Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health) - Thanks to a generous benefactor, young mothers doing laboratory research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston can receive major grants to keep them from falling behind while they raise their children. Since 1993, the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards at MGH have helped junior female faculty with young children keep pace with their male peers, who don’t face the same challenges to research productivity that women do during their child-rearing years. Every year, five women are awarded $100,000 Claflin grants - named for benefactor Jane D. Claflin - to fund a research assistant for two years.
Grants help level the playing field for young moms in science
File photo of activists protesting against the production of herbicides and GMO food products outside Monsanto headquarters in Creve CoeurA World Health Organization group's controversial finding that the world's most popular herbicide "probably is carcinogenic to humans" was based on a thorough scientific review and is a key marker in ongoing evaluations of the product, the scientist who led the study said Thursday. There was sufficient evidence in animals, limited evidence in humans and strong supporting evidence showing DNA mutations ... and damaged chromosomes," Aaron Blair, a scientist emeritus at the National Cancer Institute, said in an interview. Blair chaired the 17-member working group of the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which rocked the agricultural industry on March 20 by classifying glyphosate as "probably" cancer-causing. Monsanto Co , which has built a $15 billion company on sales of glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide and crops genetically engineered to tolerate being sprayed with Roundup, has demanded a retraction and explanation from WHO.
Scientist defends WHO group report linking herbicide to cancer
More Infidelity Uncovered in King Richard III's Family TreeThe remains of Richard III may be locked away in a coffin to be reburied this week, but the 15th-century king's genome is still offering scientists a chance to unravel royal mysteries. "Having worked in the world of genetic genealogy for years, this is not at all surprising to me," said Turi King, a geneticist at the University of Leicester. In the general population, false paternities occur in about 1 percent to 2 percent of births, King said. They found a match between Richard's mitochondrial DNA (which is passed down only through the mother) and the mitochondrial DNA from two living female-line descendants of Richard's sister Anne of York: Michael Ibsen and Wendy Duldig.
More Infidelity Uncovered in King Richard III's Family Tree
A Year in Space: The Science Behind the Epic Space Station VoyageScience experiments conducted on the International Space Station during the orbiting outpost's first yearlong mission could help open the door to deep space for NASA. Officials hope that  one-year stint on the space station by astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will provide them with valuable health data that may help when the space agency decides to send humans to Mars sometime in the future, a major goal for NASA. Scientists have collected a lot of data about how the human body behaves after six months in orbit on the space station, but what happens to a person after a year in space? When NASA's Kelly and Russia's Kornienko launch to space on March 27 for their yearlong stay in space, researchers will get one of their first chances to answer this question.
A Year in Space: The Science Behind the Epic Space Station Voyage
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From left, U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz wait to start a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and others at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)Differences still remain less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.
Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
Rubble is moved Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the site of an apparent gas explosion that took place three days earlier in the East Village neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)Officials consider the possibility that someone may have improperly tapped a gas line serving one of the buildings.
Focus shifts to cause of NYC explosion after 2 bodies found
FILE - In this July 10, 2012 file photo, Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks to the media after hearing the verdict in his trial, in Jerusalem's District Court. Olmert was found guilty Monday, March 30, 2015, of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial on corruption charges, three years after being acquitted. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case
News crews photograph pieces of shrapnel taken from the body of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell and presented as evidence in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in BostonBOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against the accused Boston Marathon bomber on Monday with more testimony about the grievous injuries the blasts inflicted on the three people killed in the April 15, 2013, attack. The final witness last week was a medical examiner who described the extensive burns and wounds suffered by 29-year-old restaurant manager Krystle Campbell when one of the twin homemade pressure-cooker bombs exploded next to her as she watched runners near the finish line. ...
Prosecution in Boston bombing trial seen wrapping case on Monday
(Reuters) - Eight people were killed and 10 were hurt in Florida on Monday when their church van drove through a stop sign and crashed into a road-side ditch that was partially filled with water, authorities said. The single-vehicle crash occurred in Glades County at about 12:30 a.m., Lieutenant Gregory Bueno of the Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement. A preliminary investigation indicated that the van carrying 18 people was traveling east on State Road 78 when it passed through a stop sign. It crossed all lanes of traffic on U.S. ...
Eight dead, 10 injured in Florida van crash
A car sits amongst the rubble after an explosion destroyed four buildings in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two bodies found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, were believed to be those of two unaccounted for men, the city's top fire official said. The bodies were found about 20 feet apart of one of the buildings reduced to rubble by the blast and fire in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood on Thursday, Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters. While Nigro said a medical examiner had not officially determined that the remains belonged to the two people who remain unaccounted for, local broadcaster NY1 News said one of the missing men, 23-year-old Nicholas Figueroa, had been identified by his family as one of the bodies found on Sunday. Also missing was Moises Lucon.
Two missing men likely found amid NYC gas explosion rubble: fire official
DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims foundForensic teams have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands from body parts at the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, while investigators continued their grim task in the arduous mountain terrain. As well as trying to identify and return bodies to their families, search teams were also hunting for a second "black box" that has yet to be found six days into the search. "We haven't found a single body intact," said Patrick Touron, deputy director of the police's criminal research institute. So far, forensic teams have isolated 78 DNA strands from recovered body parts, said prosecutor Brice Robin, one of the lead investigators.
DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found
From left, U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz wait to start a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and others at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday.
Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others
Christians mark Palm SundayChristians around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter.
Waving fronds around the world, Christians mark Palm Sunday
Iran nuclear talks race towards deadlineForeign ministers from major powers pressed their Iranian counterpart on Monday as they sought to slot into place the final but also the trickiest pieces of a deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme as Tuesday's deadline loomed. Britain's Philip Hammond said as he became the last of the foreign ministers to arrive in a rainy Switzerland that they "believe a deal can be done". "But it has to be a deal which puts the bomb beyond Iran's reach," he said. With time of the essence, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Hammond and the top diplomats of Russia, China, France and Germany are meeting for the first time since November.
Iran nuclear talks race towards key deadline
Official: 2 found dead in rubble believed to be missing menTwo bodies were found Sunday amid rubble from the Manhattan apartment building collapse three days earlier and authorities said everyone was accounted for since the apparent gas explosion that caused a massive fire and altogether leveled three buildings and damaged a fourth.
Official: 2 found dead in rubble believed to be missing men
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, left, greets Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, on his arrival to attend an Arab summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Saturday, March 28, 2015. In a speech to Arab leaders, Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/MENA)They aim to create a joint Arab military force to deal with "challenges" facing the region.
Arab leaders: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015 file photo, former technology executive Carly Fiorina speaks during the Freedom Summit, in Des Moines, Iowa. During an interview Sunday, March 29, 2015 on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” Fiorina said she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And she is questioning the confidence people can have in likely Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks Clinton
BEIRUT (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama.
Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama
Islamic State group claims Tunisia attack that killed 23Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence.
Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed
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Twenty-five people were transported to the hospital.
Passengers Called 'Lucky' in Air Canada Crash Landing
"We put our lives and our children's lives in their hands."
Crash Co-Pilot Seemed Like a 'Normal Guy,' Fellow Pilot Says
He was sentenced to three years in prison.
Police Taser Knife-Wielding Robber in Harrowing Surveillance Video
"What comes to mind is my gratitude for the life that???s been given to me."
Amanda Knox 'Grateful' Conviction Overturned
There are indications that the co-pilot of the Germanwings aircraft that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday hid an illness from his employers, prosecutors said.
Germanwings Co-Pilot Never Submitted Sick Note, Airline Says
Celebrate Earth Hour with AirPano aerials
Photos: Scenic Panoramas Turn Earth Into Miniature Planets
Many say you can see the face of Jesus in nature, but locals in a small town in Colombia are claiming that literally.
People Flock to See Jesus' Face on Hillside
State: 250 LRA fighters have left since 2012, alleged war criminal on the loose.
In Kony Hunt, US Uses Pop Music to Court Defectors
Comes after announcement that an American mother-daughter pair were on board.
Third American on Germanwings Flight Identified
Greece and its international creditors still struggle with reform list to unlock rescue funds
Greece and Its Creditors Still Struggle With Reform List
AP chief says killing, kidnapping of journalists should be war crimes under international law
AP President: Killing of Journalists Should Be a War Crime
Turkish Airlines flight diverts to Casablanca after note with word 'bomb' is found in toilet
Turkish Flight Diverts to Casablanca Due to Bomb Threat
Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital, 2 Islamic school students detained
Blogger Hacked to Death in Bangladesh's Capital
Muslim family carves special chair to seat Pope Francis during his visit to Bosnia
Muslim Family Carves Chair for Pope Francis Bosnia Mass
US, UK: Disturbing signs of political interference in count for Nigerian presidential election
US, UK: Signs of Political Interference in Nigerian Election
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Lawyers for a California woman and her boyfriend are steadfast that the woman's disappearance wasn???t a joke, despite police saying the kidnapping was orchestrated.
California Woman's Disappearance Wasn't a Joke, Lawyers Say
JetBlue reported a nationwide system outage this morning, and long lines and delays were reported at several airports as passengers were manually checked in.
JetBlue System Outage Leads to Long Lines, Delays
At least eight people died and 10 others were injured after the van they were riding in crashed into a Florida canal, authorities said.
8 Dead, 10 Injured After Van Crashes Into Florida Canal
With the NCAA men's basketball Final Four tournament set to begin this week in Indiana, the state's new religious freedom restoration act is drawing added attention.
'Religious Freedom' Law Scrutinized Ahead of Final Four
Gov. Pence defends Indiana's Religious Freedom law and Angelina Jolie steps out.
5 Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend
Officer John Moynihan was shot after he and five other cops pulled over a driver.
Decorated Boston Cop Is Stable and Improving, Police Say
No injuries were reported, according to NYPD and Luna Park.
See a Coney Island Roller Coaster Stuck in the Air
Investigators looking for evidence, possible human remains.
2nd Body Recovered From NYC Building Collapse Site
Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen Friday at a bar.
Desperate Search for Missing Sorority Sister
Seven people were shot and one person is in custody, officials said.
Students Wounded in Spring Break Shooting 'Innocent Victims'
3 teens arrested after 70 reports of vehicle damage by BB guns in central Ohio
3 Arrested After 70 Vehicles Damaged in Central Ohio
Florida Highway Patrol: 8 dead, 10 injured when van crashes into canal near Lake Okeechobee
Highway Patrol: 8 Dead, 10 Injured When Florida Van Crashes
Swastika graffiti found at Northeastern University; president calls it 'hateful' act
Swastika Graffiti Found at Northeastern University
More dead goats found at Connecticut farm whose operators face animal cruelty charges
More Dead Goats Found at Farm of Pair Charged With Cruelty
Single mom, retirees say nest eggs hit after they put too much faith in fee-hungry brokers
Small Investors Blame Losses on Brokers They Once Trusted
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election in 2016, ending a Senate career that has spanned three decades.
Sen. Harry Reid Will Retire in 2016
Actor Ben Affleck revealed Sen. Patrick Leahy will appear in the new Batman film.
Ben Affleck Talks 'Batman' During Senate Hearing (And Yes There's a Spoiler)
Rep. Aaron Schock returned to the Capitol, casting a final vote in the House before delivering a farewell address to close a drama for the Illinois Republican.
Disgraced Congressman Ignores Questions on Criminal Probe
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is interviewed on "This Week."
O'Malley Says Presidency 'Not Some Crown to Be Passed Between Two Families'
Mike Pence said that the issue had been turned into "shameless rhetoric."
Indiana Gov. Says 'Religious Freedom' Law Won't Change
Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley interviewed on "This Week."
'This Week' Transcript: Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
A glimpse at some of the stories your ABC News political team is tracking in the week ahead.
5 Stories You'll Care About in Politics This Week
Seattle Mayor is the first to take official action against Indiana over the state's "religious freedom" law, barring travel to Indiana on city funds.
Seattle Mayor Bans Travel to Indiana Over 'Religious Freedom'
He sent a letter to the State Department's IG recently.
Kerry Orders Email Preservation Review at State
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O???Malley is interviewed on "This Week."
Sunday on ???This Week???: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O???Malley
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has won a fan in Iowa's kingmaker
Religious Freedom Bill Might Rile 2016 Race
Read an excerpt from 'In Defense of a Liberal Education' by Fareed Zakaria.
Excerpt: 'In Defense of a Liberal Education' by Fareed Zakaria
President Obama unveils new initiative to expand ???Take Our Daughters and Sons to
Kids Set to Take Over the White House for a Day (Sort of)
Jeff Rathke answers questions during a briefing related to the instability in Yemen.
Watch: US Supports Initial Saudi Military Actions In Yemen
Jeff Rathke answers questions during a briefing related to an Inspector General???s review of the department???s record keeping practices.
Watch: John Kerry Requests Records Review at State Department
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Silicon Valley's biggest sex discrimination case has awarded one of the most prominent venture capital firms with a resounding victory.
Ellen Pao Loses Big Silicon Valley Sex-Bias Case
Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a growing chorus of business leaders who are opposed to legislation that may allow businesses to refuse service to gay customers for religio
Apple CEO Tim Cook Opposes Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law
Two former representatives say they used tactics like purposely transferring customers from department to department.
Why Customer Service Reps Might Deliberately Make Experiences Worse
Healthways completes review of strategic options, decides against selling company
Healthways Decides Against Selling Company After Review
Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke starting new career in private life as blogger on economics
Former Fed Chairman Starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog'
US consumer spending rebounds 0.1 percent in February after 2 straight monthly declines
US Consumer Spending Edges up 0.1 Percent in February
US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February after 2 straight monthly declines
US Consumer Spending Edges up 0.1 Percent in February After 2 Straight Monthly Declines
Insurer UnitedHealth to spend $12.76B on pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran
UnitedHealth to Buy Pharmacy Benefits Manager Catamaran
Eds: JetBlue computer outage causes delays for passengers; now fixed, company says
JetBlue Computer Outage Causes Delays for Passengers
Stocks surge after Fed chief outlines gradual approach to rate hikes and strong European data
Global Stocks Get European Economy and Yellen Boost
Teva Pharmaceutical buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals for $3.2 billion
Teva Buying Auspex for $3.2 Billion
Horizon Pharma buying Hyperion Therapeutics for about $1.1 billion
Horizon Pharma Buying Hyperion for About $1.1 Billion
4 tips to avoid getting fleeced by your broker
4 Tips to Avoid Getting Fleeced by Your Broker
Soda sales in the U.S. increased 1.4 percent last year to $77.4 billion. However, volume sold fell. While Coca-Cola remains the soda king by volume, Pepsi jumped into the No. 2 spot, knocking down the previous runner up, Diet Coke.
Watch: Soda Sales Up as Volume Fizzles
According to the New York Times, Apple is working with Beats in developing a music streaming service to take on industry leader, Spotify. The music streaming business hit $1.9 billion in revenue last year, topping CD sales for the first time.
Watch: And the 'Beat' Goes On... for Apple
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How Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge compare to HTC's One M9.
Battle of the Phones: Samsung vs. HTC
Facebook Messenger is about to balloon into a full-service hub for chatting up businesses, creating new content and changing the way users shop online.
How Facebook Messenger Is Getting Cooler
Long-range tracking technology will help researchers understand bee behavior.
Why Some Bees Are Now Carrying Backpack Trackers
Apple's Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous, bad for business; calls for courage
Cook Calls 'Religious Objection' Laws Dangerous
US Treasury Secretary Lew presses Beijing on technology controls, regional bank
US Treasury Secretary Presses Beijing on Technology Curbs
Sony replaces its own Music Unlimited service with Spotify app on PlayStation
PlayStation Gets Spotify, Replacing Sony's Own Music Service
Israel installs solar panels on roof of parliament to cut electricity use by 10 percent
Israel Installs Solar Panels at Parliament to Save Energy
Eiffel Tower goes dark for 5 minutes for Earth Hour, months before Paris 2015 climate summit
Eiffel Tower Goes Dark in Symbolic Move for Earth Hour
Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles were breached; airline says data is safe
Some British Airways Frequent Flier Accounts Miles Breached
Experts: Silicon Valley gender bias case will inspire women despite jury verdict
Experts: Sex Bias Case Will Embolden Women Despite Verdict
Fighting home-as-hotel rentals, an NYC task force knocks on doors, follows digital trails
In NYC, an Unusual Task Force Fights Home-as-Hotel Rentals
Scott Kelly and Russian counterpart spending a year away from Earth.
Astronauts Board Space Station for 1-Year Mission
Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate, retaliate against female worker
Jury Says Silicon Valley Firm Did Not Discriminate
Twitter launched its Periscope live streaming app today.
Twitter's Periscope Makes Everyone a Reality Star
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed today that his company has been quietly testing unmanned aircraft that can beam Internet access from the sky.
Facebook Reveals Plan for Unmanned Internet Airplanes
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Researchers examined 20 years of plane crash data to delve into pilot suicides.
How Often Pilots Commit 'Aircraft-Assisted Suicide'
Mom says her 7-year-old asked her if she was fat after seeing the BMI note from school.
School Tells 'Tiny' Girl Her Body Mass Index is Too High
A new anti-smoking ad seems to take aim at e-cigarettes.
CDC Does 1st Anti-Smoking Ad Citing E-Cigarettes
After going blind two years ago, this woman received a bionic eye implant.
Blind Hawaii Woman Gets Bionic Eye to See Again
Denise "Wee Wee" Ross allegedly plugged injection holes with super glue.
Woman Behind Bars for Allegedly Giving Illegal Butt Injections
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency for an Indiana county battling what is believed to be the worst HIV outbreak in the state's history.
Indiana Declares Health Emergency to Battle Record HIV Outbreak
Four-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still is cancer-free.
Leah Still's Cancer In Remission, Dad Says
The California legislature is considering a death with dignity bill.
Brittany Maynard's Family Releases Video Supporting Right-to-Die Law
This simple cooking technique might one day reduce the calories in rice by up to 60 percent.
Simple Rice Cooking Method May Drastically Cut Calorie Count
Why this bodybuilder who appeared to have nearly 0 percent body fat is a legend.
How Legendary Bodybuilder Who Died With Almost Zero Body Fat Lives On
Amy's Kitchen products among those recalled due to listeria in organic spinach.
What to Know About Spinach Listeria Outbreak
Smoking has long been known to cause complications in pregnancy but a new study aims to show how a fetus, of a smoking mother, reacts differently.
Study Reveals How Some Fetuses React to Smoking Moms
After Angelina Jolie surgery op-ed, other women discuss life-changing decision.
Women Facing Angelina Jolie's Choice Speak Out
Explaining the actress' decision to have her ovaries removed preemptively.
What You Should Know About Angelina Jolie's Surgery
About 5 percent of the population has a brain aneurysm.
30,000 Experience Brain Aneurysm Rupture Each Year
Entertainment
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:51
ABC News: Entertainment
An Idaho radio station morning show reportedly has pulled Little Big Town???s new song, "Girl Crush," but the singer says the song is misunderstood.
Little Big Town Responds to Radio Controversy Over 'Girl Crush'
Get the details of the new movie, with voices by Rihanna and Jim Parsons.
Should You Take Your Kids to See 'Home'?
Peter Dinklage recently leaked a big bit of show information, but not on purpose.
Peter Dinklage Accidentally Reveals Major 'Game of Thrones' Spoiler
Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell are two of the funniest people on the planet. So how did they end up making such an unfunny movie?
How Funny Is 'Get Hard'?
Betty White's biggest regret in life involved her late husband Allen Ludden, who died from stomach cancer in 1981.
93-Year-Old Betty White Reveals Her Biggest Regret
The actress talked about the baby's gender and more.
Zooey Deschanel Reveals the Downsides of Pregnancy
The two divorced last year and she made Kourtney her executor.
Bruce Jenner Breaks Down Because Kris Replaced Him in Living Will
Gareth Neame said it would be "a wonderful extension."
'Downton Abbey' Executive Producer Says a Movie Could Happen
Drea DeMatteo's New York home of more than two decades was among those destroyed by a building explosion and fire.
Drea De Matteo's Apartment Destroyed in the New York Fire
Find out what the actress named her baby!
Molly Sims Welcomes Second Child
Wait, what!? Kelly Rowland dropped 70 pounds of baby weight in just four months.
How Kelly Rowland Lost 70 Pounds in Just 4 Months
Talk about a nice birthday treat! Taylor Swift surprised Country icon Kenny Chesney on his 47th birthday, when she took the stage in Nashville to perform "Big Star" with
Watch Taylor Swift Join Kenny Chesney Onstage for His Birthday
The books will be developed into a series and TV movie.
'Fancy Nancy' Optioned by Disney Junior
Zac Efron has more than 10 million Twitter followers, and a good number of those people are fans who are completely obsessed with him.
Zac Efron's Girlfriend Opens Up About Their Relationship
She had personal and professional motives!
Kerry Washington Reveals She Live Tweeted 'Scandal' While in Labor
Travel
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:51
ABC News: Travel
As in, the art viewers are the ones who are naked.
For Exhibitionists, Famed Art Museum Offers 'Nude Tour'
The top world travel destinations revealed.
Photos: TripAdvisor's 2015 Top 10 Travel Spots Around the World
After passenger complaints, staff sent out reminder to dress appropriately.
Look Sharp! Qantas Airport Lounge to Turn Away Casual Dressers
These women and men have pretty tough jobs.
What Flight Attendants Really, Really Want You to Know
March in Iceland means Northern Lights, hot dogs and more.
Weekends Away: Iceland
From armrest hoggers to snorers to seat kickers, one woman has the answer.
How to Handle Annoying Air Passengers
This lodging has been open for 1,300 consecutive years.
Japanese Inn Has Been Passed Down 46 Generations
These American Airlines pilots' story will warm your heart.
The Sweet Story Behind This Cockpit Photo
Photos of the Penthouse Suite located in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: The Penthouse Suite at Hyatt Regency Buffalo
From Jimmy Choos to Ferragamos, the glass slipper gets a makeover.
Photos: Nine Designers Give Cinderella's Slipper a High-Fashion Update
Hotel Suite of the Week: Le Sereno Villas in St. Barth
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: Le Sereno Villas in St. Barth
Romain Veillon documented surreal and beautiful scenes from European buildings that have been vacant for years.
Photos: Photographer Captures Beauty in Abandoned Buildings
You won't believe the size of these guest rooms.
Photos: Behold: The Smallest Hotel Rooms in New York
ABC News gets the first glimpse of the new "Frozen" topiaries.
Watch: Rare Behind the Scenes Look at the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
ABC's Genevieve Shaw Brown tries some unusual burgers at Disney World.
Watch: Culinary Delights At Walt Disney World
Relationships
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:51
GMA
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:51
ABC News: GMA
U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway???s participation on season 20 of ???Dancing With the Stars??? has been an inspiration to viewers and the show???s cast.
Why Galloway Won???t Use Prosthesis on ???DWTS??? Tonight
NASCAR officials are investigating whether race teams tampered with tires, using a technique called "bleeding" to gain an improper advantage.
NASCAR Investigating Whether Race Teams Tampered With Tires
Lawyers for a California woman and her boyfriend are steadfast that the woman's disappearance wasn???t a joke, despite police saying the kidnapping was orchestrated.
California Woman's Disappearance Wasn't a Joke, Lawyers Say
With less than a week until Easter Sunday, ???Good Morning America??? and Yahoo are teaming up to share creative ideas for D-I-Y crafts that involve the entire family.
DIY Easter Crafts 101
JetBlue reported a nationwide system outage this morning, and long lines and delays were reported at several airports as passengers were manually checked in.
JetBlue System Outage Leads to Long Lines, Delays
At least eight people died and 10 others were injured after the van they were riding in crashed into a Florida canal, authorities said.
8 Dead, 10 Injured After Van Crashes Into Florida Canal
With the NCAA men's basketball Final Four tournament set to begin this week in Indiana, the state's new religious freedom restoration act is drawing added attention.
'Religious Freedom' Law Scrutinized Ahead of Final Four
The bachelor party included a Philadelphia duck tour and casino trip.
How One Groom Celebrated his Bachelor Party With Cross-Country Stranger
She attended the Kids' Choice Awards with two of her children.
Angelina Jolie Makes First Post-Surgery Appearance
Seven people were shot and one person is in custody, officials said.
Students Wounded in Spring Break Shooting 'Innocent Victims'
Groundbreaking new research reveals whether quality may be more important than quantity.
Watch: How Much Time Should Parents Spend With Their Children?
New England Patriots player's vacation video on Facebook garners a lot of attention.
Watch: Tom Brady Cliff Jump Under Scrutiny
Popular racer says he's concerned by the investigation into "bleeding," a technique used to gain a competitive advantage on the track.
Watch: Jeff Gordon Addresses NASCAR Tiring Tampering Allegations
Now that she's clear of murder charges, Knox may travel to Italy to write book on the country's legal system.
Watch: Amanda Knox Weighs Next Move After Italian Court Decision
Susan Schneider and her stepchildren battle over the contents of the Hollywood actor's Tiburon, California, home.
Watch: Robin Williams' Estate Dispute Goes to Court
Nightline
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:51
ABC News: Nightline
There???s a new app for bros looking for other bros to hang with, and it could be the salvation of the modern male heterosexual friendship.
New App Lets Bros Grow Their 'Wolfpack'
A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that distractions are a factor in nearly 60 percent of the moderate to severe teen crashes.
Distractions a Problem for Teen Drivers, Study Finds
The singer reveals she has to feed her husband, who has throat cancer
Celine Dion on Husband's Cancer Battle
After Angelina Jolie surgery op-ed, other women discuss life-changing decision.
Women Facing Angelina Jolie's Choice Speak Out
In the age of the Internet, there is one woman who considers herself an advocate for the cause against cyberbullying: Monica Lewinsky.
When the Pain of Cyberbullying Lingers Years Later
As the old adage goes, one person???s trash is another person???s treasure, and Kraig Bantle has turned finding treasures in other people???s cluttered garages into a business.
Turning Junk Into Cash While Cleaning Out the Garage
Apple, a company known for keeping its product developments under the strictest of lock-and-key, gave ABC News exclusive access into the company???s top secret health lab.
Inside Apple's Top Secret Apple Watch Fitness Lab
He names the one scene that kept him from being let go from the picture.
Al Pacino Says He Was Almost Fired From 'The Godfather'
Tony and Diana, subjects of a new reality TV show, have been married for five years and have three kids together, but they also share a secret lifestyle with neighbors.
The Swingers Next Door
ABC News has found that hundreds of new vehicles have been sold with open safety recalls.
ABC News Investigation: New Vehicles Sold With Open Safety Recalls
The Penn State chapter of Kappa Delta Rho has been suspended after allegedly maintaining a Facebook page that showed nude, unconscious women and other illegal activity.
Penn State Fraternity Under Criminal Probe
In the new ABC crime drama, ???Secrets and Lies,??? actor Ryan Phillippe plays a family man who become the prime suspect in the murder of a neighbor???s 5-year-old boy.
Adorable Way Ryan Phillippe's Son Reacted to 'Secrets and Lies' Role
How the nation's largest police force is being re-imagined.
Exclusive: A Look Inside the NYPD's Officer Retraining
Here are a few things you might not have known about Rumer Willis, a contestant on this new season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
5 Things You Didn???t Know About Rumer Willis
A former member of the Jehovah's Witnesses is taking on the leadership of this wealthy, secretive religion, who she says failed to protect her from a predatory pedophile.
Former Jehovah's Witness Takes on Church Over Sex Abuse Allegations
Primetime
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:51
ABC News: Primetime
Jaycee Dugard says she doesn't want to live in the past.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Tells Diane Sawyer About Moving On
On her first trip to New York City, Jaycee Dugard attended a star-studded awards ceremony, took in a Broadway play and was awed by the city's skyscrapers. But for her, the most memorable part of the trip was going for pizza. "Just walking down the street. With everybody. It was my favorite moment," Dugard told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.
Dugard Revels in Being Free in NYC
Abducted by strangers and held captive for 18 years.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard: The Full Interview
Jaycee Dugard revels in saying her name, a name she wasn't allowed to utter or even write for 18 years while she was held captive by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Dugard chose to tell her story in a new memoir and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer because she wants to live free of Phillip Garrido's secrets.
Jaycee Dugard: 'Life After Something Tragic'
Handcuffed in the backyard, her attacker, Phillip Garrido, is her only contact.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Dependent on Her Abductor
Phillip Garrido's wife is introduced bearing dolls and chocolate as gifts.
Watch: Introducing Jaycee Dugard to Nancy Garrido
While held captive she gives birth to two girls.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Pregnant at Age 14
Over 18 years, officials fail to detect a crime right under their noses.
Watch: Parole Officers Visit the House 60 Times
Lisa Campbell and Ally Jacobs look into Phillip Garrido's past after public rant
Watch: Unlikely Heroes Start to Investigate Garrido
The system failed despite Garrido being a known sex offender and being monitored
Watch: How Did Phillip Garrido Pull Off This Crime?
Nancy Garrido videotapes a parole officer as he conducts a surprise search.
Watch: Officer's Failed Search Caught on Tape
Adjusting to life after being rescued from the torments of Phillip Garrido.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Recovers With the Love of Family
Jaycee Dugard has powerful memories from the last 20 years, 18 of them spent as a prisoner of kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Yet, some of the most overwhelming memories come from her first two years of freedom which she and her children have spent reunited with her mother.
Jaycee Dugard's Triumph Over Kidnapping, Captivity
Authorities visited the home of Phillip Garrido at least 60 times and still somehow missed the hidden compound housing Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters. There were even reports that neighbors and residents alerted authorities to sightings of Dugard and the fact that children were living in tents in the convicted sex offender's backyard. Experts say there are several things you can look for to help a missing or exploited child.
How to Report a Missing Child Sighting
Jaycee Dugard has formed the JAYC Foundation to help families of abduction. Dugard, kidnapped at 11 and held captive for 18 years, has spent her first two years of freedom healing with her family. She now wants to help other families do the same.
Jaycee Dugard's New Foundation Helping Families of Abduction
20/20
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:51
ABC News: 20/20
Act 1: "I've never engaged in any activities that could be characterized sexual harassment," Dov Charney said.
Watch: Ex-American Apparel CEO Denies Sexual Harassment Accusations
Act 2: Newly appointed CEO Paula Schneider says the company lost over $300 million in the last five years.
Watch: How Dov Charney Is at War With Company He Created
Adam Smith has been unable to find a job since a video he made in protest of Chick-Fil-A went viral.
Watch: Former CFO Now Unemployed, on Food Stamps After Viral Video
Jacob Curtis and Mark Pavlic say one tactic used was transferring customers from department to department.
Watch: How Ex-Customer Service Reps Say They Dealt With Unruly Customers
"I knew this was going to be my exit," Charlo Greene said. "All of it was planned out, top to bottom."
Watch: Ex-Reporter on the Moment She Said 'I Quit' on Live TV
Act 1: Sarah Jones was killed when a freight train sped over the film set on a Georgia train trestle.
Watch: Hair Stylist Recalls Day 'Midnight Rider' Camera Assistant Died
Act 2: After the accident, investigators sought to figure out who failed to protect the film crew.
Watch: Video Shows Train Involved in Death of a Midnight Rider' Crewmember
Act 3: Randall Miller was charged with trespassing and involuntary manslaughter in July 2014.
Watch: 'Midnight Rider' Director Questioned in Crewmember's Death
Act 4: Randall Miller will serve two years in the county jail and will pay a fine.
Watch: Director Headed to Jail for 'Midnight Rider' Crewmember's Death
The real estate heir was the subject of HBO's "The Jinx," in which he appears to say he "killed them all."
Watch: Robert Durst's Alleged Trail of Crimes
Fifty years after its release, Julie Andrews returns to Salzburg, Austria, with ABC News' Diane Sawyer.
Watch: Go Inside 'The Sound of Music' With Julie Andrews: Part 1
A former CFO is now on food stamps after a video he posted on YouTube three years ago bashing Chik-Fil-A went viral and destroyed his career.
Former CFO on Food Stamps After Controversial Viral Video
For the first time since his ouster, former American Apparel CEO Dov Charney is talking publicly about being at war with the company he built.
Ex-American Apparel CEO Speaks Out for First Time Since Ouster
Two former representatives say they used tactics like purposely transferring customers from department to department.
Why Customer Service Reps Might Deliberately Make Experiences Worse
Alaska Cannabis Club owner Charlo Greene said, "F*** it, I quit," while on air.
Police Raid Cannabis Club Run By Reporter Who Quit on Live TV
WNT
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:51
ABC News: World News Tonight
On Scott Kelly's return, he will be compared to his twin brother to study what space does to the body.
Watch: The Astronaut Who Agreed to Leave Earth for 342 Days
Silicon Valley's biggest sex discrimination case has awarded one of the most prominent venture capital firms with a resounding victory.
Ellen Pao Loses Big Silicon Valley Sex-Bias Case
"What comes to mind is my gratitude for the life that???s been given to me."
Amanda Knox 'Grateful' Conviction Overturned
The fraternity members who were recorded singing a racist chant on a bus learned the song during a leadership cruise held by Sigma Alpha Epsilon four years ago.
Fraternity Members Learned Racist Chant During Cruise, School Says
Former cop Eric Sloan Parker is charged with using unreasonable force.
Federal Charge for Ex-Cop in Confrontation With Indian Man
Two people were unaccounted for after a massive building fire in New York City, according to a New York City police official.
2 Unaccounted for, 22 People Injured in NYC Building Explosion
There are indications that the co-pilot of the Germanwings aircraft that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday hid an illness from his employers, prosecutors said.
Germanwings Co-Pilot Never Submitted Sick Note, Airline Says
Aaron Quinn reported the "abduction" to authorities, Huskins' family said.
Denise Huskins' Attorney Says She Was Not Involved in a Hoax
The stories people have been buzzing about all week.
Watch: Index: School Bus Engulfed in Flames
Hillary Clinton E-mail Scandal Getting Worse Amid New Details; Cause of Manhattan Building Explosion May Have Been Criminal Related
Full Episode: WN 03/28/15: Train Crash in Southern California Leaves Nearly Two Dozen Injured
Astronaut twins prep for pioneering space study.
Scott Kelly Prepares for a Year in Space
Fans around the nation have been in support of Leah since her cancer diagnosis.
Watch: Doctors Clear Devon Still's Daughter of Any Active Disease
Read your insurance policy -- you might be surprised by what's covered.
Tips to Fix Winter Storm Damage to Your Home
When Oscar Lomeli asked his friends for a recommendation on a tax preparer, he didn???t think he???d end up getting stuck paying back his bogus refund. Need more help with your tax returns? See more information below. ???They [friends] told me she was good,??? said...
3 Red Flags to Remember When Picking Tax Preparer
Family gets a new vehicle to help their first-grade son get to school on time after he is forced to eat alone in detention.
Watch: Community Helps Little Boy Arrive to School on Time

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