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4 French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria Freed
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:27:21 GMT

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.






Captain and Two Crew Members Are Arrested in Korean Ferry Sinking
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:18:48 GMT

The captain, Lee Jun-seok, 69, was charged with abandoning the boat and its passengers at a time of crisis, among other counts, according to prosecutors.






Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest’s Risks
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:05:07 GMT

An avalanche that left at least 13 dead has focused attention on the Sherpas, skilled high-altitude climbers who put themselves at great risk for the teams that pay them.






Deadly Clash Between Vietnamese Border Guards and Chinese Migrants Reported
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:42:42 GMT

Seven people died during the gunfight Friday, which began after migrants grabbed one or more assault rifles from the guards and began firing, the reports said.






U.S. Plans Military Drills in Eastern Europe
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:27:01 GMT

The moves in Poland and Estonia are part of a broader effort to strengthen NATO’s air, sea and land presence in the region in response to Russia’s military actions in and near Ukraine.






Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:44:22 GMT

The F.B.I.’s inquiry became the focus of the pretrial hearings at Guantánamo this week, after the contractor who was visited by the F.B.I. disclosed it to the defense team.

In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:39:07 GMT

The murder trial of the double-amputee sprinter has highlighted the wide gap between celebrity justice and the treatment meted out to ordinary South Africans.






Study of Moon’s Atmosphere Ends With Planned Crash
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:24:56 GMT

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer slammed into the moon early Friday, ending a successful six-month mission, if a few days early.






Paper Shows U.S.-Flagged Plane in Iran Has Ties to Ghana
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:42:40 GMT

The ownership ties between a Utah bank and a Ghanaian company raise questions about the role of sanctions.






Pro-Russian Insurgents Balk at Terms of Pact in Ukraine
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:06:33 GMT

A U.S.-backed deal to settle the crisis in eastern Ukraine fell flat but appeared to arrest, at least temporarily, the momentum of separatist unrest in the region.






Heartbleed Highlights a Contradiction in the Web
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:59:26 GMT

The bug that rattled the Internet last week exposed the paradox that some of the web’s most crucial coding depends on the efforts of volunteers.

Ex-Marine Held in Iran Asks Official for Help
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:57:54 GMT

Amir Hekmati, an American incarcerated in Iran since August 2011, recently wrote to its foreign minister seeking help in gaining his release.

Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest’s Risks
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:28:33 GMT

An avalanche that left at least 12 dead has focused attention on the Sherpas, skilled high-altitude climbers who put themselves at great risk for the foreign teams that pay them.






U.S. Delays Final Call on Keystone XL Pipeline
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:24:31 GMT

The State Department will wait to decide whether to allow construction of the pipeline until it has a clearer idea how legal challenges to the route through Nebraska will be settled, sources said.






Memo From Berlin: Twin Shocks Shake Foundation of German Power
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:48:10 GMT

Revelations of American spying and the crisis in Ukraine have left Germany feeling that the established rules of the 21st century have been broken.

Theater Review: ‘Ubu Sings Ubu’ Adapts ‘Ubu Roi’ With Pere Ubu’s Music
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:26:23 GMT

“Ubu Sings Ubu” mixes a Google Translate version of the 1896 scatological satire “Ubu Roi” with songs by the experimental rock band Pere Ubu.

Theater Review: ‘Our God’s Brother,’ by the Future Pope John Paul II
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:24:02 GMT

“Our God’s Brother,” a 1949 play written by Karol Wojtyla, who became Pope John Paul II, is being revived at the Theater of the Church of Notre Dame.

Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shakes Buildings
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:21:17 GMT

A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.






Critic’s Notebook: ‘Orphan Black’ Returns, Rich With Conspiracy
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:02:30 GMT

When one of the clones gets a leading role in a play, yet another identity is born for Tatiana Maslany, the star of “Orphan Black.”

Love Those Royal Family Photos? It All Started With Victoria.
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:56:07 GMT

“A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography,” at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, reveals a monarch who quickly adopted a new art form and used it for her own purposes.

Critic’s Notebook: ‘All God’s Dangers,’ a Forgotten Autobiography
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:44:48 GMT

“All God’s Dangers,” a sharecropper’s story that won a National Book Award in 1975, still rings true 40 years later.

Thomas Piketty Tours U.S. for His New Book
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:37:26 GMT

The reception for his “Capital in the 21st Century” has led the French economist Thomas Piketty to Washington’s halls of power and New York’s media outlets.

What Is Putin’s ‘New Russia’?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:13 GMT

In a Q. and A. session, President Vladimir V. Putin referred repeatedly to southeastern Ukraine as “Novorossiya,” a historical term meaning “New Russia.”

The Lede: Snowden Defends His Part in Putin Forum
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:15:43 GMT

One day after he took part in a stage-managed forum with President Vladimir Putin on Russian state television, the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden defended his participation.

DealBook: Italian Bank Increases Planned Share Sale to $6.9 Billion
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:51:24 GMT

Monte dei Paschi di Siena is fighting to avoid nationalization and bracing for stress tests of its balance sheet by European regulators.







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New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:06:47 GMT

SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued.

Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:06:10 GMT

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.






Kidnapped French journalists found on Turkey's Syrian border
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:38:47 GMT

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June were found by Turkish soldiers on its border with Syria on Saturday, Turkish media reported, and French President Francois Hollande said the four were in good health.






Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:27:24 GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid on Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election alongside former army-chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is widely expected to win.

Current underwater search for Malaysia plane could end within a week
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:03:54 GMT

SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km (6.2 mile) circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said on Saturday.






Search resumes after Everest's worst climbing tragedy
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:58:39 GMT

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:51:07 GMT

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.

Obama-Abe summit to aid trade talks, not seal deal: U.S. official
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:48:02 GMT

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Next week's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a good opportunity to give impetus to Pacific trade negotiations but will not seal a deal, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.






New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:42:31 GMT

SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued.






Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:53:18 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis.

Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:51:57 GMT

MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 274 missing alive.






Avalanche kills at least 12 guides in deadliest incident on Mount Everest
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:46:51 GMT

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali guides on Friday in what may be the deadliest single incident on the world's highest peak.






Top Hollande aide quits in conflict of interest row
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:43:30 GMT

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (Reuters) - A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande quit on Friday over accusations of past conflict of interest linked to his work for pharmaceutical firms, adding to pressure on the unpopular Socialist leader weeks before European elections.






Italy PM Renzi cuts taxes for 10 million low earners
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:34:06 GMT

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday cut taxes for 10 million low earners to try to boost household spending after a two-year recession, making good on a promise he made after taking office two months ago.

Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:00:08 GMT

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.

Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:54:08 GMT

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Shell committed to Russia expansion despite sanctions
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:30:39 GMT

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell is committed to expansion in Russia, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden told Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on Friday amid sanctions imposed on the country after its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.






Libyan kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat demand Islamists' release
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:27:01 GMT

TUNIS (Reuters) - Libyan militants who kidnapped a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli on Thursday have demanded the release of Islamist fighters detained in Tunisia, its foreign minister said.






Belarus signals interest in resolving row with Uralkali
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:05:52 GMT

MINSK/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko signaled to Russian potash producer Uralkali on Friday that he was interested in ending a nine-month dispute that has hurt both sides.

GM could benefit, too, from an ignition-switch victims fund
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:20 GMT

(Reuters) - If General Motors Co creates a fund to compensate victims of its faulty ignition switches, an option that a top legal adviser suggested it is exploring, the company could give up strong defenses to a wave of lawsuits. But it could stand to gain even more.

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:02 GMT

(Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:36:52 GMT

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.

Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:31:35 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.

Drone risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:10:58 GMT

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage.

Iran says will firmly deter any attacks as military displays might
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:24:52 GMT

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might to deter any attacks as its military displayed a range of drones and missiles at an annual parade in Tehran, state television reported on Friday.


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Is the galaxy full of Earths?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:09:31 EDT

Jim Bell says NASA's latest discovery support the notion that habitable worlds are probably common in the galaxy.

Ukraine crisis could pull U.S. to war
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:12:15 EDT

Graham Allison says if an unchecked and emboldened Russia foments conflict in a nation like Latvia, a NATO member with a Russian speaking population, the West would have to defend it.

Taylor Swift surprises bride at shower
published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:25:17 EDT

John Daly does weird trick shot
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:39 EDT

Golfer John Daly gave one lady the thrill of her life when he hit a golf ball off a tee placed in her mouth. Take a look.

Undersea drone's search should be done within a week
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:07:29 EDT

"Today and tomorrow, it's imperative that we focus because the experts have narrowed down the search area," a Malaysian official says.

Close quarters and nowhere to go
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:14:35 EDT

Martin Savidge describes his claustrophobia and recounts the difficulties of spending days in a deep-diving submersible.

Cost of undersea search
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:55:18 EDT

A prolonged undersea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could cost nearly a quarter of a billion U.S. dollars if private companies are used, Australia's top transport official said Thursday.

How experts search for Flight 370
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:55:46 EDT

The wreckage of Malaysia Flight 370 has yet to be found, and the world has been riveted as search operations attempt to pinpoint the aircraft wreckage on the seafloor and begin to raise it.

See Rosie O'Donnell's 50-lb. weight loss
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:48:12 EDT

Rosie O'Donnell will be sporting a new look when she returns to "The View" in May.

Boy stumbles upon prehistoric find
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:17:07 EDT

Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did them in.

Where are Nigeria's abducted girls?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:52:07 EDT

Families of girls kidnapped from school by suspected Boko Haram militants are accusing the Nigerian military of lying. Despite the military's claims that nearly all the girls are now free, nearly all of them are still being held, the families said Thursday.

Russian separatists in Ukraine defiant
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:10:14 EDT

Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a key first step in resolving a crisis that has threatened to devolve into civil war.

New messages from Al Qaeda leader?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:37:24 EDT

Two videos and one audio link have come to light in recent days that suggest that al Qaeda, the world's most recognizable terrorist group, is still active -- at least online.

Terror group: We will blow you up
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:52:52 EDT

New video from al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab shows the terror group calling for recruits and more attacks.

Watch Chelsea announce pregnancy
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:11:19 EDT

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announces she is expecting her first child this year at an event in New York.

League kicks out HIV-positive man
published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:35:05 EDT

An HIV-positive Florida man was told he could no longer play in a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball league.

Dragon blasts off to space station
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:21:49 EDT

Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral. The International Space Station's robotic arm is scheduled to grab the space freighter Sunday morning

Is Charles Barkley leaving TNT?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:45:30 EDT

Much to the amusement of his co-hosts, CNN's Rachel Nichols addresses Charles Barkley's desire to be an NBA executive.

Drone finds 1,000-year-old village
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:27:30 EDT

Archaeologists used a drone to peer through the dry New Mexican desert to find this hidden treasure. KRQE has more.

At least 32 dead in ferry sinking
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:27:25 EDT

Divers will attempt to recover bodies from a capsized South Korean ferry Saturday after an earlier bid to reach the compartment they're in failed.

The ferry texts were fake
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:43:40 EDT

Disgust, anger and shock greeted official statements from South Korean authorities that texts and social media posts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry had been faked.

Last moments on the sinking ferry
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:30:07 EDT

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the latest developments in the South Korean ferry disaster.

FBI questions Delta flight passengers
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:02:41 EDT

The FBI screened passengers from a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver on Friday after a potential security threat.

Yemen: Drone strike kills 12 militants
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:56:10 EDT

A drone strike in Yemen killed at least 15 people on Saturday, including 12 suspected al Qaeda militants, three Yemeni Defense Ministry officials told CNN.

Death toll rises in Everest avalanche
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:28:43 EDT

Another Sherpa guide died in Friday's Mount Everest avalanche, bringing the death toll to 13, a Nepalese government official said Saturday.

Mount Everest by the numbers
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:30:52 EDT

Take a look at a few interesting facts about the highest mountain in the world.

7.2 magnitude quake hits Mexico
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:22:39 EDT

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Friday morning in southern Mexico's Guerrero state, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Body may be missing 5-year-old
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:21:55 EDT

Massachusetts investigators said Friday they think they have found the remains of Jeremiah Oliver, a 5-year-old boy who was missing for months before police were called.

Was bullying a factor in girl's suicide?
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:55:07 EDT

The police file in the case of Rebecca Sedwick's suicide raises questions about whether she was bullied in the months before her death.

Parents flip out as boy is snatched
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:59:43 EDT

What looked like a real kidnapping sent parents into a frenzy. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports on why the "kidnappers" did it.

Miley Cyrus tour postponed
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:49:38 EDT

The American leg of Miley Cyrus' tour is now officially over, thanks to an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic.

W.H.: No comment on Bieber petition
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:14:20 EDT

The White House has declined to comment on a "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition, saying the "We the People" Whitehouse.gov petition system allows the Executive Office to dodge comments "to avoid the appearance of improper influence."

Easter egg hunt reveals dead body
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:58:32 EDT

A Tennessee woman helping her son hunt for Easter eggs makes a startling discovery in her own backyard. WBIR reports.

Pope leads Good Friday services
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:51:13 EDT

Thousands of Christians gathered at one of Rome's most famous landmarks Friday night as Pope Francis led the Catholic ceremony known as the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum. Crowds of the faithful stood in solemn attendance, holding candles that cast a soft yellow glow over the ancient Roman site, as a giant cross made of dozens of flickering candles towered over the audience.

Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:54:54 EDT

As Easter comes into view, the thoughts of billions of Christians turn to Jerusalem, to a sacred weekend that includes the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Of course, people regard these events with various degrees of literalness. But Easter retains its power.

Holy Week around the world
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:58:46 EDT

Photo gallery: Holy Week celebrations

Ellsberg: He's a hero
published: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:18:17 EDT

Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.

The best TV you don't watch
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:11:40 EDT

If fans thought season one of "Orphan Black" was mysterious, get ready to spiral deeper down the rabbit hole for a second season. The show returns this Saturday April 19 on BBC America.

What victim's mother did next is shocking
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:38 EDT

The murderer was seconds from death, a noose around his neck. Then the mother of his victim walked up to the gallows. A photographer talks about what happened then.

Saudi Arabia to build tallest building ever
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:05:45 EDT

Work will likely start on the Kingdom Tower next week. When it's finished, it will stand 3,280 feet tall -- 558 feet taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

Judge explodes: 'I hope you die'
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:02:30 EDT

A convicted killer interrupts a relative of the victim during sentencing, prompting a Michigan judge to erupt in court.

50 people turning 50 this year
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:33:09 EDT

Huffington: Long days damaged life
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:24 EDT

Arianna Huffington joins CNN's Jake Tapper to talk about her book and how a bloody gash changed her outlook on life.

Ford's Mustang turns 50
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:20:46 EDT

The Ford Mustang was introduced 50 years ago at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964.

Want to live forever? They may know how
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:42 EDT

Morgan Spurlock dives into the world of "futurism," and sees if its possible to live forever

Neat! Ice sculptures in your drink
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:33:02 EDT

Stunningly detailed miniature ice carvings made for a Japanese whiskey firm.

See why Navy paid $3 billion for this
published: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:47:59 EDT

The US Navy's newest stealth destroyer is twice as long as the Statue of Liberty but barely shows up on radar.

Watch cat leap out of burning building
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:29:03 EDT

Cat flies out window, kitties get shipped. Jeanne Moos reports on felines with one less of their nine lives to live.

The scary side of the Easter Bunny
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:56 EDT

Funny or Die looks at the best stuff on the internet. You're welcome. For more go to funnyordie.com.

Meet Michaela
published: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:15:29 EDT

Michaela Pereira on her background, her parents, and helping L.A.'s kids.

Photos that hit home
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:49:20 EDT

Boston University student Sebastian Filgueira-Gomez observes a moment of silence in Boston on the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombings. Just one of the best photos of the week

Dragon blasts off to space station
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:58:44 EDT

Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral. The International Space Station's robotic arm is scheduled to grab the space freighter Sunday morning

How much was bullying a factor in her suicide?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:45:03 EDT

The police file in the case of Rebecca Sedwick's suicide raises questions about whether she was bullied in the months before her death.

10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:57:08 EDT

Maybe you think of the Rat Pack, showgirls, mobsters and martinis. Or perhaps it's bachelorettes and bros on a bender. But there's much more to the city.

9 people dead in Mount Everest avalanche
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:44:30 EDT

A group of about 50 people, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by the avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, according an official. The avalanche took place just above base camp in the Khumbu Ice Fall.

Salsa legend killed in car wreck
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:07:59 EDT

Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music, a crooner with one of the most recognizable and imitated voices in Latin music and a Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash in San Juan, police said. He was 78.

Arrest made in Kansas City road shootings
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:18:49 EDT

Local and federal authorities have been trying to find out who is behind some 20 shootings on major highways and roads around the city since March 8. Three people have been wounded.

What victim's mother did next is shocking
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:33:56 EDT

The murderer was seconds from death, a noose around his neck. Then the mother of his victim climbed up on the gallows. A photographer talks about what happened then.

In blast-shattered town, a 'new normal' emerges
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:24:52 EDT

One year ago, death and devastation came to the town of West, Texas, when a fertilizer plant exploded. Today the town is more united than ever.

Photos that hit home
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:49:20 EDT

Boston University student Sebastian Filgueira-Gomez observes a moment of silence in Boston on the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombings. Just one of the best photos of the week

27 amazing sports photos
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:51:52 EDT

Fascinating libraries
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:24:52 EDT

Step inside 27 fascinating libraries

Ferry sinks
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:02:40 EDT

Divers will attempt to recover bodies from a capsized South Korean ferry Saturday after an earlier bid to reach the compartment they're in failed.

Flight 370
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:25:55 EDT

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 drastically changed course then soared to near its peak altitude, a senior Malaysian aviation source said -- adding yet another wrinkle to the enigma of the plane's last flight.

Dragon
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:37:11 EDT

Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday afternoon on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

South Sudan
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:41:37 EDT

Heavily armed militants on Thursday attacked a U.N. peacekeepers' base that was sheltering civilians in South Sudan, killing at least 48 people and seriously injuring dozens of others, a U.N. spokesman in the country said Friday.

Ukraine
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:38:04 EDT

Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a key first step in resolving a crisis that has threatened to devolve into civil war.

Mount Everest
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:44:30 EDT

Nine Sherpa guides were killed and three others were seriously injured Friday after a high-altitude avalanche on Mt. Everest, officials said.

Rosie O'Donnell
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:41:54 EDT

Rosie O'Donnell will be sporting a new look when she returns to "The View" in May.

Miley Cyrus
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:34:40 EDT

Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.

The week in 33 photos
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:41:22 EDT

What a shot! 27 sports photos
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'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT

South Korean officials say a rescue operation at the capsized ferry may take two months, as divers battle strong currents to reach the missing.

Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:41:37 GMT

Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.

Plane search at 'critical juncture'
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:37:18 GMT

The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.

Syria-held French journalists freed
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:16 GMT

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.

Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:19:22 GMT

President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".

Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:33:37 GMT

An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.

Pope leads Good Friday services
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:54 GMT

Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.

Three missing in Everest avalanche
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:48:34 GMT

The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.

UN outrage at South Sudan attack
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:35:58 GMT

The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".

Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:44:18 GMT

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:31 GMT

The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.

Court order halts Brazil match
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:47:19 GMT

A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.

Larrazabal stung by hornets in Malaysia
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:42:39 GMT

Pablo Larrazabal is repeatedly stung by a swarm of hornets at the Malaysian Open, where Lee Westwood leads by four shots.

Gold found in Indian man's stomach
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:51:01 GMT

A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.

Calgary killing suspect's dad speaks
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:39:25 GMT

The father of a man suspected of stabbing to death five people in the Canadian city of Calgary says his son was a "great kid" with a bright future.

US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:38 GMT

The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.

Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:16:11 GMT

Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.

Brazilian police end strike over pay
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:14 GMT

Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.

Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:53:11 GMT

Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.

Algeria's president gets fourth term
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:54:31 GMT

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.

Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:12 GMT

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.

Japan to launch Pacific whale hunt
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:32:09 GMT

Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.

Top aide to French president resigns
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:51:40 GMT

A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.

Charges over Todd cyber-bullying
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:09:40 GMT

A man is charged in the Netherlands in connection with the suicide of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who killed herself after cyber bullying.

Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:32 GMT

At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

Fresh Syria gas attack alleged
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:40:07 GMT

Activists in Syria have published what they say is evidence of a chlorine gas attack by government forces - the fourth, they say, this month.

Man held over NI dissident murder
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:36:17 GMT

Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.

Hunt warns against schools extremism
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:16:38 GMT

Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.

US banking giants see mixed results
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:30 GMT

US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.

Weibo shares surge on US debut
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:10:20 GMT

Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:07 GMT

The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.

Hamilton takes stunning pole in China
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:05:38 GMT

Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Moores named as new England coach
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:49 GMT

Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.

World Championship scores and results
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:07:12 GMT

The scores and results for the 2014 World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.

Prince re-signs with 'slave' label
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:23 GMT

Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.

Kim Novak speaks out over jibes
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:07:13 GMT

Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.

Easter funeral for Peaches Geldof
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:22 GMT

Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the church where she was married and her mother's funeral held, her family says.

VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:48:25 GMT

South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack.

VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:43:15 GMT

A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.

VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:55:06 GMT

US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.

VIDEO: S Korea families 'expect the worst'
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:20:06 GMT

Divers in South Korea have reached the lower deck of the ferry which sank on Wednesday, glimpsing at what appeared to be several bodies.

VIDEO: Guides killed in Everest avalanche
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:42:26 GMT

At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:44:13 GMT

The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

VIDEO: Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:11:54 GMT

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:09:40 GMT

A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT

The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents

Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:01:46 GMT

The best news photographs from around the world

Working Lives: South Africa
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:49:37 GMT

Five people discuss their jobs in South Africa

What makes Jerusalem so holy?
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:18:45 GMT

What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?

Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT

The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine

Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:03:18 GMT

What exactly is 'good' about Good Friday?

Iran killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:27:57 GMT

Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran

Congress' favourite son heading for defeat?
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:20:34 GMT

India's Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:02:14 GMT

Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx


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Robert Powell's Retirement Portfolio: Stress-test your retirement portfolio
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:01:03 GMT

What if you could predict how your investing strategy would perform in a crisis—before you committed your nest egg to it? Robert Powell looks at technology that attempts to do just that.

Hennessey’s limited-edition Venom GT WFE
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:00:22 GMT

Hennessey Performance is building an extremely limited run of World’s Fastest Edition Venom GTs.

NewsWatch: Rent or buy a home? This map has the answer
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:07 GMT

Like all real estate dilemmas, the rent or buy question comes down to location, this map shows.

Monte dei Paschi to raise 5 billion euros
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:02:24 GMT

Bank often called world’s oldest increases capital raise from original 3 billion euros

Outside the Box: 4 rewards credit cards that can help pay for your trip
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:42:58 GMT

A new travel credit card can help you pay for an upcoming trip — if you pick the right one, writes Jonathan Wu.

Personal Finance Daily: Where’s the cheapest place to buy a home?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:22:46 GMT

Renting or buying a home ultimately comes down to location, writes MarketWatch’s Daniel Goldstein. Find that story and more, in today’s Personal Finance Daily.

The Wall Street Journal: Newmont Mining, Barrick Gold merger talks break down
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:05:39 GMT

Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining were in advanced talks this week over a deal that would have combined the world’s two largest gold producers.

The Wall Street Journal: TPG-led group closes $450 million investment in Airbnb
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:35:45 GMT

A group led by private-equity firm TPG has finalized an agreement to invest $450 million in Airbnb, valuing the home-rental site at $10 billion.

Jennifer Openshaw: Bring ‘economic love’ to the holiday table
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:17:00 GMT

How to talk to your family about finances.

The Wall Street Journal: Volkswagen mulls expansion of China plant
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:31:51 GMT

German car-maker considering a move that may include the launch of a new small SUV.

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Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:49:51 -0400

National Security Adviser Susan Rice, right, accompanied by Ben Rhodes, deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, speaks about President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Asia, Friday April 18, 2014 , at the White House briefing room in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.


South Korean media reports ferry captain's arrest
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:36:30 -0400

Investigators arrested Lee Joon-Seok and two of his crew early in the morning. All three have been criticised for abandoning hundreds of passengers trapped in the ferry, as they made their own escape. Lee was charged with negligence and failing to secure the safety of passengers in violation of maritime law.

Four French journalists free after Syria kidnap
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:16:22 -0400

This combination shows the four French journalists (left to right) Didier Francois, Edouard Elias, Pierre Torres and Nicolas Henin who have been freed after being held captive for almost a year in SyriaFour French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world's most dangerous country for the media. French President Francois Hollande said Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were "in good health despite the very challenging conditions of their captivity". Turkish soldiers found the four men abandoned in no-man's land on the border with Syria overnight Friday-Saturday, wearing blindfolds and with their hands bound, the Turkish news agency Dogan reported. We just came from Syria," Francois was shown saying.


13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:14:31 -0400

Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.


Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:07:37 -0400

File photo of U.S. President Obama meeting with Russian President Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in EnniskillenBy David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War. He agreed that U.S. planes carrying humanitarian aid could fly through Russian air space. He said the U.S. military could use airbases in former Soviet republics in Central Asia. And he ordered his generals to brief their U.S. counterparts on their own ill-fated 1980s occupation of Afghanistan.


Russia says reinforced troops on Ukraine border as precaution
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:06:45 -0400

The extra Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine have been deployed there in response to instability in Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said, in a departure from the previous explanation that they were on routine exercises. Some of these forces are based there permanently, others are there to reinforce, against the backdrop of what is happening in Ukraine itself," Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the Rossiya 1 television station. "Forgive me but, it (Ukraine) is a country where there has just been a military coup, so naturally any country is going to take particular precautionary measures in terms of ensuring its security." He said as a sovereign state, Russia was free to deploy troops anywhere on its territory without restrictions. He denied allegations that the Russian military was interfering in events inside Ukraine territory.

Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:06:08 -0400

Family members of missing passengers onboard the Sewol ferry, watch an underwater video footage taken by a diver near the sunken ship, at a gym in JindoBy Ju-min Park and Jungmin Jang JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board. The Sewol, carrying 476 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. The 69-year-old captain, Lee Joon-seok, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday on charges of negligence along with two other crew members, including the third mate who was steering at the time of the capsize.


Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:01:58 -0400

Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, left, listens as Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers a question from a journalist during a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 19, 2014. An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.


Russia promises support to ending Ukraine crisis
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:56:03 -0400

A boy rides a bicycle past a building with Russian and Ukrainian national flags and words reading "Ukraine had sold herself for dollars Russia" in Uspenka village, 4 kilometers (2.8 miles) to the Ukrainian-Russian border, Donbas region, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders.


10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:43:55 -0400

Pro-Russian activists sit at a barricade in downtown Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:


Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:43:25 -0400

In this Wednesday April 16, 2014 photo, Charlotte van den Berg poses for a portrait outside the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, rear, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam’s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps. Van den Berg waged a lonely fight against Amsterdam’s modern bureaucracy to have the travesty publicly recognized. Now, largely due to her efforts, Amsterdam officials are considering compensating Holocaust survivors for the taxes and possibly other obligations, including gas bills, they were forced to pay for homes that were occupied by Nazis or collaborators while the rightful owners were in hiding or awaiting death in the camps. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)AMSTERDAM (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.


Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:36:55 -0400

Greek Orthodox Christian worshipers attend a Good Friday service at the church of Ayios Georgios Exorinos in Famagusta, in Cyprus’ breakaway Turkish Cypriot north on Friday, April 18, 2014. It’s the first time in nearly 60 years that such a service during Christianity’s holiest week is being held at this 14th century church. Although the island’s conflict has never been about religion, the service is seen as an example of how faith can help mend the island’s ethnic division. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.


Moores gets second stint as England cricket coach
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:32:54 -0400

England head coach Peter Moores attends a press conference ahead of the 4th Npower Test match between England and South Africa, at the Brit Oval, in London, on August 5, 2008Peter Moores has been given a second chance as England head coach, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced his appointment on Saturday. Moores, the first man to twice be appointed England coach, replaced Andy Flower after the former Zimbabwe batsman stood down following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. In a two-year spell from 2007 to 2009, the 51-year-old Moores led England in seven Test series, starting with a 3-0 win over West Indies, after replacing Duncan Fletcher. However, he was forced out in 2009 following a rift with Kevin Pietersen that cost the star batsman the England captaincy, although the ECB ended Pietersen's international career after the recent Ashes debacle.


4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:27:19 -0400

FILE - This file photo provided on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Prix Bayeux and dated Oct. 9, 2012, shows French journalist Didier Francois gesturing during a debate held in Bayeux, western France, as part of the Prix Bayeux Award. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement Saturday April 19, 2014 he feels "immense relief" after learning Saturday of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres _ all said to be in good health despite "very trying conditions" of their captivity. (AP Photo/Mikael Quemener, Prix Bayeux, File)PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.


Formula One: Hamilton storms to record pole in China
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:24:52 -0400

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives on the back straight during the third practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19, 2014Lewis Hamilton convincingly snared pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix Saturday as he put himself in line to win three races in a row for the first time and seize control of the championship. Under steady rain, the British Mercedes driver was untouchable as he powered to 1min 53.860sec, his third pole position in four races this season and more than half-a-second ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. Australian driver Ricciardo again out-qualified his Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel, the four-time defending world champion, who was third in 1:54.960. Hamilton's team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg could only manage fourth place in the slippery conditions as he ran wide on the last bend of his final flying lap and spun spectacularly.


Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:21:50 -0400

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

Ukraine in 'pivotal period' as deal stalls, US warns Russia
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:19:44 -0400

Armed pro-Russian activists guard a barricade outside the regional state building seized by the separatists, in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on April 18, 2014Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russia was under intense US pressure Saturday to convince pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine to give up eastern towns they are occupying, after Washington said the situation in the former Soviet republic was in a "pivotal period". But with the separatists' refusal to budge throwing a deal to defuse the crisis into doubt, and US sanctions looming large, Russia was biting back -- warning that its military is massed on Ukraine's border, ready to act. In the major eastern city of Donetsk, separatist gunmen remained barricaded inside the regional government building. The failure to implement the agreement hammered out in Geneva on Thursday by the US, Russia, Ukraine and the EU threatened to deepen the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.


EU official against cutting Russia gas ties
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:16:18 -0400

BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.

Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:08:34 -0400

Leftist presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi talks during an interview with Reuters in CairoLeftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid on Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election alongside former army-chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is widely expected to win. Sabahi, who heads a political alliance called the Popular Current, was a member of parliament during ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak's years in office and came third in the 2012 election that was won by Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Sisi, who led the army overthrow of Mursi in July after mass protests against his rule, is widely expected to win the election as he is viewed by many in the country as the saviour of the people who can bring stability to Egypt.


Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:01:38 -0400

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 18, 2014, where he presented the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team. The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.


Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:56:21 -0400

Lee Joon-seok, third from left, the captain of the ferry Sewol that sank off South Korea, and two crew members prepare to leave a court which issued their arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The captain of the sunken ferry, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTMOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.


Madagascar names Razafindravonona as finance minister
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:43:52 -0400

Rajaonarimampianina arrives at an EU-Africa summit in BrusselsMadagascar has named Jean Razafindravonona finance and budget minister, making him part of a 31-member cabinet crucial to ending a political crisis on the Indian Ocean island state. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who took office in January, has pledged to woo foreign investors and tourists back to Madagascar, which is famed for its exotic wildlife and also boasts nickel, cobalt, coal, iron ore and uranium deposits. Analysts said Razafindravonona has a good grasp of the management of public finances, earned during a long stint as the director of the budget office in the finance ministry. "The question is whether he will be able to put in place good financial governance and stable institutions which investors can have confidence in," said Hugues Rajaonson, an economist.


Algeria's ailing Bouteflika wins re-election
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:42:54 -0400

A supporter of Bouteflika holds his poster as she celebrates his victory his re-election in AlgiersBy Patrick Markey and Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the independence veteran in power for 15 years, won re-election on Friday with more than 80 percent of a vote opponents dismissed as fraud to keep an ailing leader in power. Bouteflika had cast his vote sitting in a wheelchair on Thursday in what was a rare public appearance since suffering a stroke last year that raised questions about stability in the North African OPEC oil-exporting state. The Algerian leader, 77, was already widely expected to win with the backing of the powerful ruling Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) party, which has dominated the political system since independence from France in 1962. Preliminary official results showed Bouteflika had won with 81.53 percent of the vote, Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz told a news conference.


Kidnapped French journalists found on Turkey's Syrian border
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:38:34 -0400

A poster calling for the release of French journalists Didier Francois, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres is installed on the facade of the Ile de france regional council headquarters in ParisFour French journalists held hostage in Syria since June were found by Turkish soldiers on its border with Syria on Saturday, Turkish media reported, and French President Francois Hollande said the four were in good health. Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres, Edouard Elias and Didier Francois were found in Sanliurfa province blindfolded with their hands bound, Dogan News Agency said. Dogan said the journalists had been kidnapped by the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but that an unknown group brought the journalists to the Turkish border on Friday night.


Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in C.African Republic
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:35:56 -0400

An internally displaced Muslim boy stands in front of his mother who is carrying another child in BodaBy Emmanuel Braun BODA Central African Republic (Reuters) - In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in Central African Republic. Today, they mark the fine line between life and death for hundreds of Muslims living under siege, encircled by Christian 'anti-balaka' militia fighters bent on chasing out the country's Islamic population. "We live in a prison," said Adou Kone, a tailor. It's very expensive to buy food ... Our life is at a critical stage." Boda illustrates the chaos that has gripped Central African Republic since late 2012 when a battle for political power degenerated into clashes between Muslims and Christians that have forced about 1 million people from their homes.


Nigeria Islamists still holding 85 schoolgirls after raid -state
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:35:09 -0400

Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still holding 85 girls it abducted from a raid on a secondary school in northeastern Borno state this week, although the other 44 were free, the state government said on Saturday. Monday's mass abduction of schoolgirls aged 15 to 18 by Boko Haram, who are fighting for a breakaway Islamic state in northern Nigeria, shocked Africa's most populous country. The Islamists attacked Chibok school, in remote Borno state, which had 129 girls staying in it, on Monday. Borno state education commissioner Inuwa Kubo said in a statement late on Saturday that 16 students had managed to flee back home during the night of the attack, while another 28 had escaped after being abducted.

Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:25:43 -0400

Lee Joon-seok, center, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, leaves a court which issued his arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTMOKPO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32.


Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:21:25 -0400

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis.

Malaysia asks world to pray for missing plane clue
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:11:59 -0400

Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, left, listens as Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers a question from a journalist during a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 19, 2014. An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to "pray hard" for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty.


France denies veto threat looms over Western Sahara negotiations
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:54:55 -0400

French ambassador to the United Nations Araud speaks to the media after voting on a resolution approving U.N. peacekeepers for Central African Republic, at the U.N. headquarters in New YorkBy Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France's U.N. envoy on Friday vehemently denied threatening to use its Security Council veto power to block any proposals to have U.N. peacekeepers in Western Sahara monitor the human rights situation in the disputed North African territory. The denial from French Ambassador Gerard Araud came after the United States circulated a draft resolution that would renew the U.N. mission in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, but without asking for sustained U.N. human rights monitoring as demanded by rights advocates.


Rescuers search for Everest avalanche victims
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:50:31 -0400

Graphic showing the main climbing route on Mount Everest where at least 12 Neplalese climbers died in the most deadly single accident on the world's highest peakRescuers searched Mount Everest for bodies Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from an avalanche that killed at least 12 Nepalese guides in the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak. Four sherpas were still missing from Friday's avalanche. The victims were among a large party of sherpas who left Everest base camp before dawn, carrying tents, food and ropes to prepare camps for foreign clients ahead of the main climbing season starting later this month. Nepal tourism ministry official Dipendra Paudel said search teams were trying to locate bodies buried under snow.


Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:44:50 -0400

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:42:49 -0400

Massachusetts State Police stand along Interstate 190 where police said a child's body was found Friday, April 18, 2014, near Sterling, Mass. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., said the body has not been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, of Fitchburg, but that the height and weight of the body was consistent with Oliver's size. Jeremiah Oliver was last seen by relatives in September 2013 but wasn't reported missing until December. His mother Elsa Oliver and her boyfriend Alberto Sierra are both charged in the case. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Tom Rettig)WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.


Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:42:30 -0400

FILE - This May 24, 2012 file photo shows some of about 500 miles worth of coated steel pipe manufactured by Welspun Pipes, Inc., originally for the Keystone oil pipeline, stored in Little Rock, Ark. The US is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections. The State Department didn’t say how much longer it will grant agencies to weigh in, but cited a recent decision by a Nebraska judge that overturned a state law that allowed the pipeline's path through the state, prompting uncertainty and an ongoing legal battle. Nebraska’s Supreme Court isn’t expected to rule for another several months and there could be more legal maneuvering after that, potentially freeing President Barack Obama to avoid making a final call on the pipeline until after the election in November. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.


Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:42:30 -0400

This aerial image provided by Tributary Environmental shows a home damaged by a landslide Friday, April 18, 2014 in Jackson, Wyo. A slow-moving landslide in Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting this house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Tributary Environmental) NO SALESJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon just-begun efforts to stabilize the hillside.


US police arrest man after LA Times shooting threat
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:37:15 -0400

A police car in Santa Monica, California, June 7, 2013US police arrested a man late Friday after he entered the Los Angeles Times building and threatened to start shooting, the newspaper said. It was unclear if the man was carrying a weapon or fired any shots, but building employees locked themselves in safe areas while police officers entered and detained the suspect. The LA Times said the suspect worked for Vxi Global Solutions, a company that specializes in call centers and rents office space in the building. The paper's art deco building opened in 1935 and is located in downtown Los Angeles across from the headquarters of the city police.


Putin welcomes new NATO head, says better ties with West possible
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:05:10 -0400

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed NATO's selection of former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its new head, saying on Saturday the pair had "very good relations" but that it was up to the West to improve ties. Relations between Russia and the NATO military alliance are at their worst since the Cold War following Russia's seizure of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, a move Putin said on Thursday was partly influenced by NATO's expansion into eastern Europe. In a sign of his strained ties with current NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Putin repeated an accusation that the former Danish prime minister had secretly taped and leaked a private conversation between them, a charge Rasmussen has denied. Putin said there was no reason why relations between Russia and the West can not improve, but that it was up to the West to make that happen.

Current underwater search for Malaysia plane could end within a week
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:03:52 -0400

The Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle sits in the water after being deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean during the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370By Matt Siegel and Byron Kaye SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km (6.2 mile) circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said on Saturday. Malaysia said the search was at a "very critical juncture" and asked for prayers for its success. A U.S. Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is scouring a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean floor for signs of the plane, which disappeared from radars on March 8 with 239 people on board. "Provided the weather is favorable for launch and recovery of the AUV and we have a good run with the serviceability of the AUV, we should complete the search of the focused underwater area in five to seven days," the Joint Agency Coordination Centre told Reuters in an email.


Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:01:43 -0400

Lee Joon-seok, center, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, leaves a court which issued his arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTMOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.


Sub search for missing plane to be done in week
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:53:27 -0400

Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers a reporter's questions during a press conference for the missing Malaysia Airline, Flight MH370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 19, 2014. An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)PERTH, Australia (AP) — An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday.



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Underwater Hunt for Missing Jet To Be 'Intensified'
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:32:57 GMT

Searchers would step-up the hunt for missing Flight MH370 over the next few days, Malaysia's defense minister said on Saturday.







Putin Plays Risky Game, Using Ukraine Crisis for Political Gain, Ex-Analyst says
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:30:52 GMT

Vladimir Putin is playing a dangerous geopolitical game by using the Ukraine crisis to try to shore up political support among ultra-nationalist Russians nostalgic for the Soviet era, according to a former U.S.







10 National Parks Worth a Visit This Spring
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:15:22 GMT

That big summer vacation may still be months away, but that’s no reason to stay indoors. This month, many of America’s national parks are just now shaking off winter’s chill and welcoming visitors with warmer temperatures, fields of wildflowers and blessedly few crowds.







Send in the Clones: 'Orphan Black' is Back for Season Two
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:15:21 GMT

A Clone 101 primer for fans and newcomers alike to the BBC America series, which features Tatiana Maslany playing multiple roles.








Showcasing Modern Latino Diversity - through Dance
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:44:16 GMT

NEW YORK, NY -- The name Ballet Hispanico might conjure up Flamenco or more of a folkloric dance performance, a far cry from the 44-year-old dance company's sleek, modern and powerful dances pieces."We fight that every day," said Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro.







'Why Me?' Vets Face Much Higher Risk of Lou Gehrig's Disease
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:44:16 GMT

A Vietnam veteran swoops his hand through a row of baby vegetables, caressing the peppers on down to the kale. The plants are aligned in tidy, military order atop his backyard fence. He could spend hours describing his first garden. But he cannot utter a word.He can’t even eat his eventual harvest.







'Lost Class' Found: Columbine Survivors Discover New Purpose
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:44:16 GMT

In July 2012, the Monday after a gunman opened fire on a crowded Aurora, Colo., movie theater, Jennifer Hammer tapped a text message to a friend.







Death Is Part of the Business for Everest Sherpa Guides
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:13:10 GMT

When an avalanche swept down Mount Everest on Friday, killing at least 13 Sherpa guides as they fixed ropes for other climbers, some members of the Sherpa community were not surprised.







Woman Pinned by Pickup in Grocery Store Crash Caught on Camera
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:42:07 GMT

A crash sent a pickup careening into a storefront, pinning a shopper and injuring a total of five people afternoon in Chicago.








Boy Electrocuted in Florida Swimming Pool Laid to Rest
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:42:06 GMT

The seven-year-old boy who died while swimming in a North Miami pool was laid to rest Friday.








Officer in Charge Was Steering Waters for First Time: Prosecutor
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:55:33 GMT

MOKPO, South Korea - A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.







Brewers' Maldonado Hits Cover off Baseball, Literally
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:24:33 GMT

Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado literally hit the cover off of a baseball when he grounded a Charlie Morton fastball to third base in the sixth inning.








NHL Playoffs: Ducks Outlast Stars to Seize 2-0 Lead
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:09:07 GMT

Ryan Getzlaf and the Ducks fended off yet nother late charge by the Stars to win 3-2 and take a 2-0 series lead.








Target Area Search for Jet May Be Finished in Days: Report
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:07:02 GMT

SYDNEY - Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 told Reuters on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days.A U.S.







Russian Supporters Defy Geneva Deal in Ukraine
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:51:35 GMT

Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.







An Immigration Reformer Defends Obama on Deportations
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:51:34 GMT

As the chorus calling President Barack Obama “deporter in chief” has grown louder, the founder of a progressive think tank has been trying to spread a different refrain.







Stunt Pilot Bails Out Before Fiery Crash on Vermont Highway
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:51:33 GMT

Rescuers found an aerobatic stunt pilot hanging in his parachute from a tree after his plane crashed onto a northern Vermont interstate.








Who Is Behind Letters Ordering Ukraine Jews to Register?
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:51:28 GMT

The crisis in Ukraine shows no signs of letting up and it’s still unclear who’s responsible for the anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Donetsk.








South Korea Ferry Captain Arrested
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:35:53 GMT

The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry, now under arrest and facing five charges, was reportedly among the first to abandon ship.








NBA Player Suspended over Breast Cancer Drug
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:35:50 GMT

Reserve guard Nick Calathes will reportedly be suspended 20 games after a drug test turned up tamoxifen, making the playoffs tough for Memphis.








'I Am Sorry': Ferry Captain Explains Delay in Evacuation
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:35:49 GMT

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, apologized Saturday as he was led off to jail in handcuffs after his arrest.







Divers Spot Three Bodies in Sunken South Korean Ferry
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:00:23 GMT

Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin on Saturday but were unable to retrieve them, the coastguard said, hours after the ship's captain was arrested.







Multiple Homes Destroyed in New Jersey Beachfront Fire
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:44:47 GMT

At least three houses were destroyed after a fire broke our near the beach front in Sea Isle City, N.J., on Friday. Numerous adjacent properties damaged, but there were no injuries reported, according to police.The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m.







Cargo Launch and Rocket Test Add Up to 'Happy Day' for SpaceX
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:29:12 GMT

SpaceX launched more than two tons of cargo to the International Space Station — and also conducted an experiment in rocket recovery.The company’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off into the cloudy skies over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:25 p.m.







SpaceX Launches Cargo to Space Station and Tries Rocket Recovery
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:13:41 GMT

SpaceX launched more than two tons of cargo to the International Space Station — and also conducted an experiment in rocket recovery.The company’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off into the cloudy skies over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:25 p.m.








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On fourth try, SpaceX capsule en route to space station

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Keystone XL pipeline: New delay could move decision beyond midterms

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Mexico earthquake shakes Acapulco, surrounding area

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Rebels in South Sudan state massacre hundreds, hit oil industry

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Suspected Kansas City highway sniper charged; no motive given

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Mercedes turns to navigation data to improve hybrid energy management system

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Moon orbiter LADEE crashes triumphantly after 'amazing' mission (+video)

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In N.C., how do spouses of gay soldiers fit in? Legal brief presses the issue.

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MIT honors police officer allegedly slain by Boston bombing suspects

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Dealnews.com has tracked down some new discounts, including ones for an Apple iTunes app, a Samsung smartphone and other gear.

Mount Everest: avalanche sweeps down world's highest peak, at least 12 killed

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. As soon as the avalanche hit, rescuers, guides, and climbers rushed to help.

Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika wins 4th term

Bouteflika's chief opponent, Ali Benflis, who garnered only 12 percent of the vote, said the election Thursday was marked by 'fraud on a massive scale' and vowed not to accept the results.

Border Patrol Nation

Journalist Todd Miller explores life under the expanding watch – and lucrative industry – of Homeland Security.

Behind Qatar's bet on the Muslim Brotherhood

Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood through a punishing crackdown in Egypt is in part a bet on the longevity of people-powered political movements.

Reader recommendation: In the Garden of Beasts

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

If firms get to expense investments, Congress should remove their interest deduction

If businesses can expense capital costs, and then deduct the interest on those purchases, it amounts to getting a subsidy from the government, writes Howard Gleckman. 

Why a pro-government militia attacked UN compound in South Sudan

The government has repeatedly accused the UN of harboring rebels in its camps. Many are worried the attack marks a new and dangerous phase in the civil war.

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes southern Mexico

An Associated Press reporter said the temblor was felt in the resort city of Acapulco.

Adam Braun hands out pencils – and hope

His nonprofit Pencils of Promise has built more than 170 schools in Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Laos.

A love letter to 'orphan books' – the works that time forgot

The simple, cold truth is that thousands – perhaps millions – of books languish in libraries and bookstores for years, unopened, ungrasped, unloved.

Ford launches Lincoln brand in China

Lincoln is moving into the Chinese market, and says it will be selling five models there by 2016 in as many as 50 cities across the country.

'Jessie' breaks romantic ground for Disney

'Jessie': It's the first time a lead character on the children's TV channel has become engaged, said Adam Bonnett, Disney Channel executive vice president of original programming.

Are you a true car buff? Test your knowledge with our quiz!

Buckle up and turn the key on our short quiz about all things automotive, and show us how well you really know cars! From car technology to the automotive industry and even motorsports, even the committed car enthusiast will find a challenge. But whether you’ve spent your life behind the wheel or are still aspiring to your learner’s permit, we think everyone will learn something new.

Easter candy: Homemade Peeps that are better than store-bought

This Easter, try making your own Peeps – they'll taste great, and are endlessly customizable. Whether you're a family of head-biters, or a all-in-one-bite bunch, these marshmallow chicks will disappear quick.

Moore, Oklahoma has new building codes after deadly tornado

Moore, Oklahoma suffered a devastating tornado almost one year ago. Now, Moore, Oklahoma, has updated building codes to help cope with severe weather.

With Brazil's Petrobras under fire for corruption, have Brazilians had enough?

Senate hearings on mounting allegations of corruption at the state-run oil company have put Brazil's ruling party in an uncomfortable spotlight. While attitudes have been slow to change, Brazilians are starting to challenge a culture of impunity.

'Transcendence': Not a transcendent movie experience

'Transcendence,' starring Johnny Depp, is the latest vehicle for the far-ranging actor.

'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel in develpment, 21 years later (+video)

'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel: While no deals are in place yet, Robin Williams and Chris Columbus are in talks to join the production, Summey said.

Pro-Russian protesters respond to a Ukraine peace deal: 'We're not leaving'

Less than 24 hours after it was signed by officials from Russia, Ukraine, the US, and the EU, the ambitious roadmap to defuse Ukrainian tensions was showing cracks.


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LOHAN and the amazing technicolor spaceplane
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:44:09 GMT

Our Vulture 2 livery is wrapped, and it's les noix du mutt

Picture special Cue the traditional portentous drumroll and fanfare of trumpets as we reveal today the finished livery of our Vulture 2 spaceplane – a provocative combination of paint job and vinyl wrap which is, frankly, the mutt's nuts.…

R.I.P. LADEE: Probe smashes into lunar surface at 3,600mph
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:53:30 GMT

Swan dive signs off successful science mission

Pics NASA has confirmed that the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, which has spent the last 100 days orbiting the Moon, has shuffled off its mortal coil in a spectacular swan dive into the lunar regolith between 9:30pm and 10:22pm PDT on Thursday.…

Judge halts spread of zombie Nortel patents to Texas in Google trial
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:32:44 GMT

Epic Rockstar patent war to be waged in California

Google has won a victory in its battle against patent troll Rockstar, with a US District Court judge having denied Rockstar's request to try the case in the troll-friendly Eastern District of Texas, rather than in California.…

Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:00:49 GMT

Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972

Online radio service Pandora is being sued by a group of record labels seeking payout for songs released more than four decades ago.…

True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:58:15 GMT

Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half

An HTC spokesman says that smartphone camera technology is advancing at such a rate that it may soon catch up to "real" cameras in one critical feature that separates pro shooters from snap shooters: optical zoom.…

Google lets wannabe Glass Explorers ADMIRE THEMSELVES in their own mirrors
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:24:41 GMT

At-home trial offers fashionistas an eyeful of broken Glass

Interested in Google Glass but worried that you'll look like a dork wearing it? The Chocolate Factory is testing out a new pilot program to help ease your mind.…

Liftoff! SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts Dragon on third resupply mission to ISS
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:51:37 GMT

SpaceX snaps smartly into one-second launch window

Elon Musk should be a happy camper, as it appears that his orbital delivery firm SpaceX has pulled off a successful launch of its third resupply mission to the International Space Station.…

Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:04:12 GMT

Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?

Photos have surfaced that purport to show Apple's next iPad having a bonded LCD and front-panel glass display, allowing it to be even thinner than the current 7.5mm (0.29-inch) thick iPad Air – or perhaps the same thickness, but with a larger battery.…

Reddit users discover iOS malware threat
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:03:08 GMT

'Unflod Baby Panda' looks to snatch Apple IDs

Users on a mobile phone hacking subreddit are being credited with the discovery of a malware infection targeting iOS users.…

Edward Snowden on his Putin TV appearance: 'Why all the criticism?'
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:08:06 GMT

Denies Q&A cameo was meant to slam US, big-up Russia

Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has written an op-ed column in the Guardian justifying his decision to go on live TV to question Russian President Vladimir Putin about his country's policies on mass surveillance.…

Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:27:20 GMT

China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company

It has been 18 months since former Google golden girl Marissa Mayer took over the helm at Yahoo! and outwardly things look pretty good, but the latest financial analysis shows the Purple Palace might actually be worth less than zero.…

Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley: Ousting Steve Jobs 'was a mistake'
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:46:41 GMT

Twenty-nine years later, post-Pepsi exec has flat-forehead moment

Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley, who engineered Steve Jobs' removal from managing the company's Macintosh division in May 1985 – a move that eventually led Jobs to resign that September – now thinks it may not have been such a good idea.…

Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:01:12 GMT

Not exactly attractive to the Israeli tourist demographic

Residents in the Spanish village of Castrillo* Matajudíos (Castrillo Kill the Jews) will vote on Saturday on whether it's time to change the name of their small hamlet in the province of Burgos to something a little less offensive.…

Netcraft adds Heartbleed sniffing to site-scanning browser tool
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:42:49 GMT

Checks if sites were vulnerable and what they've done about it

Internet stats clearinghouse Netcraft has released a new tool aimed at letting consumers know when the sites they visit might have been compromised by the Heartbleed encryption bug.…

Arts and crafts store Michaels says 3 million credit cards exposed in breach
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:40:17 GMT

Meanwhile, Target investigators prepare for long process in nabbing hackers

As the officials investigating the Target data breach are settling in for what they believe will be a long and complex process of catching the hackers behind the heist, another US retailer is admitting that it lost millions of customer payment card details.…

Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:21:04 GMT

Power levels up 70 per cent as the rover keeps on truckin'

The winds on Mars have been scouring the surface of the Opportunity rover, and NASA says the plucky little robot is now cleaner than it has been in nearly a decade.…

AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:17:48 GMT

But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon

AMD's 64-bit ARM-based server chips, code-named "Seattle", will come to market late this year – but don't expect to see them wrapped up in any SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems at launch.…

Google eyes business service in latest Fiber trials
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:20:44 GMT

Lucky Kansas City buggers to host yet another pilot program

Google is in the planning stages of a project to offer its Fiber internet service to businesses in northwest Kansas City, Missouri.…

OpenStack Icehouse: IT'S ALIVE! – live migration, that is
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:02:11 GMT

Ninth release of open source cloud manager gains key enterprise features

OpenStack's Icehouse release has arrived, bearing stress-busting gifts for hollow-eyed cloud administrators.…

NASA finds first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone around star
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:13:23 GMT

Red dwarf harbors potential Nu Earth

NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted the first Earth-sized planet in orbit around a star in the so-called Goldilocks zone – the zone around a star that's not too hot or too cold for liquid water to exist on the surface.…

AMD posts $1.4bn in sales, beats Wall Street moneymen's predictions
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:57:32 GMT

Ah, but it's that pesky GAAP v. non-GAAP spread again: net loss of $20m or gain of $12m?

Updated AMD has announced its financial results for its first fiscal quarter, and the chip designer handily beat analysts' expectations in both revenues and the all-important – to the Wall Street moneymen, at least – earning per share (EPS).…

Nokia halts sales of Lumia 2520 Win RT tablet over zap-happy charger
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:14:21 GMT

Crummy cables pose risk of electric shock

Nokia's Lumia 2520 is one of the few tablets to ship with Windows RT besides Microsoft's own Surface line, but the Finnish firm has now suspended sales of its ARM-based Windows fondleslab in Europe due to issues with its charger.…

KILLER ROBOTS, DNA TAMPERING and PEEPING CYBORGS: the future looks bright!
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:33:06 GMT

Americans optimistic about technology despite being afraid of EVERYTHING

Coming advances in technology have a majority of Americans optimistic about the future, yet nervous about looming technologies, a survey has found.…

Red Hat: We don't need no stinking dictator to make money out of OpenStack (in late 2015)
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:23:08 GMT

Open source company reckons young technology is 18 months away from major market adoption

Open source company Red Hat thinks it might start making significant money out of OpenStack in the Autumn of 2015 and it won't need a Linus Torvalds-like dictator to keep the project focused.…

New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:13:42 GMT

Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks

Facebook is adding a new application that alerts smartphone users when their chums are nearby, but thankfully the feature is optional.…

Samsung, GlobalFoundries ink exclusive, multi-year 14nm FinFET deal
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:02:21 GMT

Customers can 'save literally hundreds of millions of dollars in design costs,' they claim

Samsung and GlobalFoundries have announced a collaborative agreement that will enable 14-nanometer FinFET chippery to be manufactured at Samsung's fabs in Hwaseong, South Korea and Austin, Texas, as well as at GlobalFoundries' fab in Saratoga, New York.…

Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:01:08 GMT

Gov't is too broke for that, Russian prez says

Vladimir Putin has said that Russia has no mass telephone and internet surveillance programs to compare with those in the United States.…

Battle of the Linux clouds! Linode DOUBLES RAM to take on Digital Ocean
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:18 GMT

Also adds SSDs, Intel Ivy Bridge for 'largest single investment we've made in the company'

Linux server slinger Linode has doubled its RAM allocations per-server, and swapped out all its hard drives with SSDs allowing it to match upstart Digital Ocean on prices.…

El Reg drills into IBM: The storage biz's got that sinking feeling
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:04:08 GMT

How long before Blue Big HQ pulls the plug on the whole thing?

Analysis With the tremendous noise of chickens coming home to roost, IBM's first quarter storage revenues carried on crashing down with depressed revenues.…

Win gorgeous strap-on, enter whole new world with Reg compo
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:02:03 GMT

Something to get egg-cited about over Easter

Competition How well do you know 3D and Virtual Reality ... well enough to answer three simple questions?…

Kids, guess where we're going for Easter? France for a 'software-defined storage experience'
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:01:04 GMT

The trip of an inode's lifetime

Not only are HP and Red Hat together touting a software-defined storage experience, they're touting an "open software-defined storage experience", which must be better, because, er, it's open.…

IRS boss on XP migration: 'Classic fix the airplane while you're flying it attempt'
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:02:10 GMT

Plus: Condoleezza Rice at Dropbox 'maybe she can find ... weapons of mass destruction'

Quotw That whole Heartbleed bug thing just kept running on and on this week, first with accusations that the National Security Agency had defied its brief by knowing about the security breach and doing stuff-all about it.…

OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:14:05 GMT

Anti-malware update gaffe trashes axed OSes

Microsoft has fixed a snafu with Windows Defender that took down thousands of business PCs and servers running Windows XP and Server 2003.…

Apple fanbois eat static as Beeb, Sky web stream vids go titsup on iOS
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:42:05 GMT

And how you can fix it, sort of, for now

Apple fans' expensive iOS gadgets have been cut off from video-on-demand services from the BBC and Sky due to an unknown fault.…

Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:21:34 GMT

Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?

Analysis Microsoft's private viewing of Windows Phone 8.1 has been opened to all comers*, many of whom don't like what they see.…

Is tech the preserve of the young able-bodied? Let's talk over a fine dinner and claret
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:29:08 GMT

Real Time Club invites Reg readers to a Whitehall soiree

As your body staggers down the winding road to death, user interfaces that require fighter pilot-grade eyesight, the dexterity of a neurosurgeon, and the mental agility of Derren Brown, are going to screw with you at some point.…

OpenSSL Heartbleed bug sniff tools are 'BUGGY' – what becomes of the broken hearted?
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:14:07 GMT

Hayter's gonna hate

Software that claims to detect the presence of OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug in servers, PCs and other gear may falsely report a system to be safe when users are actually in danger, according to a security consultancy.…

Virgin Media so, so SORRY for turning spam fire-hose on its punters
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:18:01 GMT

Hundreds of emails flood inboxes thanks to gaffe

Virgin Media has apologised for a blunder that resulted in some of its customers being bombarded with a deluge of emails.…

Fancy joining Reg hack on quid-a-day challenge?
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:28:12 GMT

Recruiting now for charity starvation diet

Last year, I rather recklessly signed my self up for the Live Below the Line quid-a-day nosh challenge, which involves surviving for five days on £1 per day for food.…

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – A jolly little war for lunchtime
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:04:55 GMT

Free-to-play WoW turn-based game when you have 20 minutes to kill

Quick review Hearthstone is a game that I've been a bit obsessed with lately.…

Inside the Hekaton: SQL Server 2014's database engine deconstructed
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:03:13 GMT

Nadella's database sqares the circle of cheap memory vs speed

It's 1996 and Mission:Impossible has just arrived on the cinema screens. RAM is $10 per megabyte and falling. Against this backdrop, Microsoft has quietly commenced its own seemingly impossible mission, a complete re-write of a little known database which will be released two years into the future, and will be known as SQL Server 7.…

Whoever you vote for, Google gets in
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:35:10 GMT

Report uncovers giant octopus squid of lobbying influence

Analysis Google's lobbying and influence-courting in Washington DC is more intense and extensive than even Google-watchers thought, a must-read Washington Post investigation has revealed.…

AWS bins elastic compute units, adopts virtual CPUs
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:27:12 GMT

Customers tired of wrapping their heads around odd computing power metric

Gartner analyst Kyle Hilgendorf has spotted something very interesting: Amazon Web Services seems to have stopped rating cloud servers based on EC2 compute units (ECUs), its proprietary metric of computing power.…

MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:01:07 GMT

What could go wrong with that?

Boffins at MIT have mooted a new concept for nuclear power plants which would see the entire facility towed several miles out to sea and moored in a similar way to offshore oil and gas platforms.…

Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:26:04 GMT

Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps

Fruity toy maker Apple’s next iPhone looks like it will definitely have a significantly bigger screen, if you believe the latest images to have found their way onto the Chinternet.…

Multi-hypervisor workload ... what? Just think of it as a virtual MAGIC CARPET
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:02:04 GMT

Zerto converts VMs between hypervisor environments

Comment Zerto offers multi-hypervisor and cloud workload transformation and protection services – there, I’ve said it. But what does it mean?…

Oz winemaker/cloud says DEY buy cheaper than vendors' SDS
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:02:08 GMT

Door left open to future productisation

CloudCentral, the Australian cloud-cum-wine company that this week acquired the intellectual property of software-defined storage (SDS) startup DEY, says the transaction was a cheaper way to build its own SDS than buying it from a vendor.…

Google spends in three months on data centers what used to take a year
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:02:11 GMT

Chocolate Factory on track for TEN BEEELLION dollar annual bit barn spend

Google spent a whopping $US2.35bn on its data centers in the first quarter of 2014.…

VMware starts invitation-only NSX training
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:56:07 GMT

How many of you really need network virtualisation anyway?

If you visit VMware's certifications portal you may notice there's something missing: Virtzilla currently offers no courses for its NSX network virtualisation product.…

Heartbleed mega-bug clean up shrinks Tor network by an eighth
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:02:09 GMT

And that's before they look at all the nodes and what version of OpenSSL they're running

Tor, the sometimes-controversial internet-traffic-anonymising service, is bleeding thanks to the Heartbleed flaw.…


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Crave Ep. 156: Snoop Dogg soon to be all up in your Call of Duty game
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:45:53 GMT

This week on the Crave podcast, Snoop Dogg is coming to you via a DLC voice pack for Xbox Live, machine-carved ice cubes brim with design potential, and a fan plays the Super Mario Bros. theme a new way.






Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:04:14 GMT

The sportswear company has decided that only software has a future in Nike’s technology vision. That means cutting the FuelBand, including a slimmer version planned for the fall.






7 things the Mazda Skyactiv Chassis tells us about the next Miata
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:02:48 GMT

We take close look at the clues and attempt to unravel the mystery of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Heartbleed attack used to skip past multifactor authentication
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:57:53 GMT

In one of the earliest instances of a Heartbleed attack breaking through a private corporate network, security firm Mandiant reports that a client's virtual private network session was successfully hacked.

Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:07:11 GMT

With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.






Samsung expert compares Apple's patented phone features to car cup holders
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:07:10 GMT

An Apple study on what features drive phone sales is flawed and those features aren't the major factors influencing purchases, a Samsung expert told jurors in a patent trial between the two rivals.






SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying crucial cargo to ISS
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:53:56 GMT

After numerous delays, the space transport company sends its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft into orbit to carry cargo to the International Space Station. Next up: get that rocket back.






Didn't win Apple's WWDC ticket lottery? You might still be in luck
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:44:19 GMT

Apple faithful this year had to enter a lottery to buy a ticket to the company's annual developer confab. But the unlucky ones may still get be able to buy a ticket.

What's hot? Google Trends now tells your inbox
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:32:44 GMT

Google Trends adds email subscriptions so that you can stay on top of changing search patterns and topics. Does it signal the end of Google Alerts?






Bake like a Jawa with R2-D2 measuring cups
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:13:54 GMT

Follow any recipe like a Jedi Master with this measuring cup set from ThinkGeek looks like the "Star Wars" droid you're looking for -- R2-D2.






Hide from, seek out nearby friends on Facebook
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:48:44 GMT

The social network is making it easy to locate your friends on a map, and it’s adding event alerts into the Paper app. Meanwhile, Samsung is about to push out a paid version of Milk Music.






On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:52 GMT

Here is a roundup of Google's jokes and hoaxes currently on the loose. Did you miss the Tardis?






The secret to swarming robots? Simplicity
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:09:36 GMT

Simple robots that identify and move toward each other could open the way to armies of machines that measure pollution, pollinate plants, or fly through our bodies.






LinkedIn passes 300M users, says mobile is key to goal of 3.3B
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:46:43 GMT

The social network for professional schmoozing wants the entire global workforce to sign on to its service.

Low Latency 94: Prime itch
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:21:17 GMT

Amazon's Prime service is increasing by $20. Can you handle it?

Get your hands on NASA software code
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:48:11 GMT

Science fans and space junkies alike can now access code for a range of NASA projects. Who knows? It could help you accomplish your next mission.






Tech Retrospect: Google drones and Amazon phones
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:33:37 GMT

Miss a few stories this week? We'll bring you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.






Is this what the iPhone 6 will look like? One artist thinks so
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:26:53 GMT

An artist's rendering shows what the iPhone 6 could look like based on the rumors surrounding Apple's next handset.






Cyborg glasses let you fake a good mood
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:04:58 GMT

Why bother with Google Glass, when AgencyGlass lets you convey emotions through digital eyes? Hirotaka Osawa wants to help people look happy even when they're not.






Disney making new 'Star Wars' books based on original trilogy
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:02:57 GMT

Books by leading children's authors will begin with retelling of Luke Skywalker origin story. Disney hopes to fan interest in 'Wars' before December 2015 release of "Episode VII."






Facebook Paper now with more Facebook
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:00:10 GMT

People who use the Paper iPhone app browse an average of 80 stories each day, but they told Facebook that they were missing essential daily information.

NASA crashes spacecraft into moon at 3,600 mph
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:48:47 GMT

NASA leaves some more debris on the lunar surface by intentionally crashing a spacecraft...for science.

College prof suspended for posting pic of kid in 'Game of Thrones' shirt
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:36:44 GMT

A professor of art and animation posts a picture of his young daughter doing yoga in a T-shirt that reads: "I will take what is mine with fire and blood." This is taken as a security threat.

3D-printed Nokia logo a sweet treat for Easter
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:47:46 GMT

The company creates a software rendering of its logo and then uses a 3D printer and liquid chocolate to create #Chokia.






Get a Combat Creatures Attacknid robot-spider 2-pack for $99.96
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:34 GMT

These normally sell for upward of $100 apiece, so this is almost like getting two for one. These dart-firing RC spiders are insanely cool and tons of fun.







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Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:43:00 GMT

1sockchuck (826398) writes "Microsoft will invest $1.1 billion to build a massive new server farm in Iowa, not far from an existing data center in West Des Moines. The 1.2 million square foot campus will be one of the biggest in the history of the data center industry. It further enhances Iowa's status as the data center capital of the Midwest, with Google and Facebook also operating huge server farms in the state."

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DARPA Developing the Ultimate Auto-Pilot Software
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:51:00 GMT

coondoggie (973519) writes "Call it the ultimate auto-pilot — an automated system that can help take care of all phases of aircraft flight-even perhaps helping pilots overcome system failures in-flight. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will in May detail a new program called Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) that would build upon what the agency called the considerable advances that have been made in aircraft automation systems over the past 50 years, as well as the advances made in remotely piloted aircraft automation, to help reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance and improve aircraft safety."

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SpaceX Lands Launches Load to ISS, Successfully Tests Falcon 9 Over Water
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT

mosb1000 (710161) writes "SpaceX is reporting that they've successfully landed the first stage of their CRS3 Falcon 9 rocket over the Atlantic Ocean today. This is potentially a huge milestone for low-cost space flight." In another win for the company, as the L.A. Times reports, SpaceX also has launched a re-supply mission to the ISS.

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Bookies Predict the Future of Tech
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:52:00 GMT

First time accepted submitter machineghost (622031) writes "It's one thing to make predictions about the future of tech; that happens all the time on Slashdot. But it's quite a different thing to put money on the line to back up those predictions, which is exactly what this British bookie has done. Think you know whether Google Glass will beat the iPhone, or whether we'll be ready to go to Mars and back by 2020? Now's your chance to capitalize on those predictions!" Or you could, y'know, invest money in at least some of them, and thereby increase their chances of succeeding.

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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:32:00 GMT

waderoush (1271548) writes "In April 2012, former Snapfish CEO Ben Nelson provoked both praise and skepticism by announcing that he'd raised $25 million from venture firm Benchmark to start the Minerva Project, a new kind of university where students will live together but all class seminars will take place over a Google Hangouts-style video conferencing system. Two years later, there are answers – or the beginnings of answers – to many of the questions observers have raised about the project, on everything from the way the seminars will be organized to how much tuition the San Francisco-based university will charge and how it's gaining accreditation. And in an interview published today, Nelson share more details about how Minerva plans to use technology to improve teaching quality. 'If a student wants football and Greek life and not doing any work for class, they have every single Ivy League university to choose from,' Nelson says. 'That is not what we provide. Similarly, there are faculty who want to do research and get in front of a lecture hall and regurgitate the same lecture they've been giving for 20 years. We have a different model,' based on extensive faculty review of video recordings of the seminars, to make sure students are picking up key concepts. Last month Minerva admitted 45 students to its founding class, and in September it expects to welcome 19 of them to its Nob Hill residence hall."

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Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:51:00 GMT

New submitter rotorbudd (1242864) writes with an article at Reason about Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria, Illinois, who ordered police to track down whoever was responsible for a parody Twitter account mocking him."Guess the good Mayor has never heard of the Streisand Effect. 'The original Twitter account had a total of 50 followers. The new account has over 200.'"

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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:09:00 GMT

dcblogs writes: "Southern California Edison is preparing to offshore IT jobs, the second major U.S. utility in the last year to do so. It will be cutting its staff, but it hasn't said by how much. The utility is using at least two offshore outsourcing firms, according to government records. SCE's management culture may be particularly primed for firing its IT workers. Following a workplace shooting in SCE's IT offices in 2011, the utility conducted an independent audit of its organizational and management culture. One observation in this report, which was completed a year later, was that 'employees perceive managers to be more concerned about how they 'look' from above, and less concerned about how they are viewed by their subordinates. This fosters an unhealthy culture and climate by sending a message to employees that it is more important to focus on how things look from the top than how they actually are down below.'"

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How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:22:00 GMT

Nerval's Lobster writes: "Forbes offers up a comforting little story about how Nest and FitBit are planning on turning user data in a multi-billion-dollar business. 'Smart-thermostat maker Nest Labs (which is being acquired by Google for $3.2 billion) has quietly built a side business managing the energy consumption of a slice of its customers on behalf of electric companies,' reads the article. 'In wearables, health tracker Fitbit is selling companies the tracking bracelets and analytics services to better manage their health care budgets, and its rival Jawbone may be preparing to do the same.' As many a wit has said over the years: If you're not paying, you're the product. But if Forbes is right, wearable-electronics companies may have discovered a sweeter deal: paying customers on one side, and companies paying for those customers' data on the other. Will most consumers actually care, though?"

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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:35:00 GMT

alphadogg writes: "Americans are optimistic about scientific inventions on the horizon, though are cautious about future uses of DNA, robots, drones and always-on implants, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey on future technology (PDF). Asked about the likelihood of certain advances 50 years from now, survey respondents were most sure that lab-grown custom organs for transplant will happen (81%). Only 19% expect humans will be able to control the weather by then. When asked how they felt about possible near-term advances, 65% thought robot caregivers for the elderly is a bad idea, 63% didn't want to see personal drones in U.S. airspace, and 66% thought parents altering the DNA of prospective children was a bad idea."

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MediaGoblin and FSF Successfully Raise Funds For Federation, Privacy Features
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:50:00 GMT

paroneayea writes: "GNU MediaGoblin and the Free Software Foundation have jointly run a campaign for privacy and federation on the web. The campaign is in its last day but has already passed the first two funding milestones, and is hoping to raise more with the possibility of bringing in multiple dedicated resources to the project. The project has also released a full financial transparency report so donors can know how they can expect their money to be used!"

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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:58:00 GMT

RoccamOccam sends news that the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that Michael Mann, a climate scientist notable for his work on the "hockey stick" graph, does not have to turn over the entirety of his papers and emails under Freedom of Information laws. Roughly 1,000 documents were turned over in response to the request, but another 12,000 remain, which lawyers for the University of Virginia say are "of a proprietary nature," and thus entitled to an exemption. The VA Supreme Court ruled (PDF), "the higher education research exemption's desired effect is to avoid competitive harm not limited to financial matters," and said the application of "proprietary" was correct in this case. Mann said he hopes the ruling "can serve as a precedent in other states confronting this same assault on public universities and their faculty."

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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:08:00 GMT

itwbennett writes: "When you think about tech products these days, you probably think 'refresh cycle' more than 'built to last.' But there are plenty of tech products that put up with hard, daily use year after year. Here's a few to get you started: Logitech MX510 mouse, Brother black & white laser printer, Casio G-Shock watch, Alvin Draf-Tec Retrac mechanical pencil, Sony Dream Machine alarm clock. What's your longest-lasting, hardest-working device?"

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Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:06:00 GMT

CowboyRobot sends in an article about how Samsung's constantly shifting plans for its smartwatches are making it hard for developers to commit to building apps. Quoting: "Samsung's first smartwatch, released in October last year, ran a modified version of Google's Android platform. The device had access to about 80 apps at launch, all of which were managed by a central smartphone app. Samsung offered developers an SDK for the Galaxy Gear so they could create more apps. Developers obliged. Then Samsung changed direction. Samsung announced a new series of smartwatches in February: the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit. Unlike the first device, these three run Samsung’s Tizen platform. ... This week, Samsung made things even more interesting. Speaking to Reuters, Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team, said the company is working on a watch that will use Google’s Android Wear platform. In other words, Samsung will bring three different watches to market with three different operating systems in under a year."

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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:22:00 GMT

jfruh writes: "Over the past few years, the growth rate in Detroit tech jobs has been twice the natural average. The reason is the industry that still makes Detroit a company town: U.S. automotive companies are getting into high tech in a big way, and need qualified people to help them do it. Another bonus: the rent is a lot cheaper than it is in San Francisco. '[A]ccording to Automation Alley's 2013 Technology Industry Report, the metro Detroit area grew to a total of 242,520 technology industry jobs in 2011, representing a 15% increase from the 2010 level of 210,984 technology industry jobs. No other benchmarked region had greater technology industry growth than metro Detroit in this period. Further, according to the report, this growth helped propel metro Detroit to a ranking of fourth among the 14 benchmarked regions, passing San Jose."

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Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:40:00 GMT

Bennett Haselton writes: "I was an early advocate of companies offering cash prizes to researchers who found security holes in their products, so that the vulnerabilities can be fixed before the bad guys exploited them. I still believe that prize programs can make a product safer under certain conditions. But I had naively overlooked that under an alternate set of assumptions, you might find that not only do cash prizes not make the product any safer, but that nothing makes the product any safer — you might as well not bother fixing certain security holes at all, whether they were found through a prize program or not." Read on for the rest of Bennett's thoughts.

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The Internet of Things and Humans
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:57:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes "Speculating the future of human computer interaction, Tim O'Reilly contemplates how humans and things cooperate differently when things get smarter. He says, '[S]o many of the most interesting applications of the Internet of Things involve new ways of thinking about how humans and things cooperate differently when the things get smarter. It really ought to be called the Internet of Things and Humans ... is Uber an #IoT application? Most people would say it is not; it’s just a pair of smartphone apps connecting a passenger and driver. But imagine for a moment the consumer end of the Uber app as it is today, and on the other end, a self-driving car. You would immediately see that as #IoT. ... Long before we get to fully autonomous devices, there are many “halfway house” applications that are really Internet of Things applications in waiting, which use humans for one or more parts of the entire system. When you understand that the general pattern of #IoTH applications is not just sensor + network + actuator but various combinations of human + network + actuator or sensor + network, you will broaden the possibilities for interfaces and business models."

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Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:15:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes "Yahoo is most known for its search, email, and news services. But its U.S. web presence is only part of its corporate portfolio. It also owns large stakes in Yahoo Japan and Alibaba (a web services company based in China). Yahoo Japan is publicly traded, and Alibaba is heading toward an IPO, so both have a pretty firm valuation. The thing is: when you account for Yahoo's share of each and subtract them from Yahoo's current market cap, you get a negative number. Investors actually value Yahoo's core business at less than nothing. Bloomberg's Matt Levine explains: 'I guess this is fairly obvious, but it leads you to a general theory of the conglomerate discount, which is that a business can be worth less than zero (to shareholders), but a company can't be (to shareholders). ... A fun question is, as fiduciaries for shareholders, should Yahoo's directors split into three separate companies to maximize value? If YJHI and YAHI are worth around $9 billion and $40 billion, and Core Yahoo Inc. is worth around, I don't know, one penny, then just doing some corporate restructuring should create $13 billion in free shareholder value. Why not do that?'"

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Mathematicians Devise Typefaces Based On Problems of Computational Geometry
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:33:00 GMT

KentuckyFC writes: "Typeface design is something of an art. For many centuries, this art has been constrained by the materials available to typographers, mainly lead and wood. More recently, typographers have been freed from this constraint with the advent of digital typesetting and the number of typefaces has mushroomed. Verdana, for example, is designed specifically for computer screens. Now a father and son team of mathematicians have devised a number of typefaces based on problems they have studied in computational geometry. For example, one typeface is inspired by the folds and valleys generated by computational origami designs. Another is based on the open problem of 'whether every disjoint set of unit disks (gears or wheels) in the plane can be visited by a single taut non-self-intersecting conveyor belt.' Interestingly, several of the new typefaces also serve as puzzles in which messages are the solutions."

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Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:49:00 GMT

bennyboy64 writes: "IT security industry experts are beginning to turn on Google and OpenSSL, questioning whether the Heartbleed bug was disclosed 'responsibly.' A number of selective leaks to Facebook, Akamai, and CloudFlare occurred prior to disclosure on April 7. A separate, informal pre-notification program run by Red Hat on behalf OpenSSL to Linux and Unix operating system distributions also occurred. But router manufacturers and VPN appliance makers Cisco and Juniper had no heads up. Nor did large web entities such as Amazon Web Services, Twitter, Yahoo, Tumblr and GoDaddy, just to name a few. The Sydney Morning Herald has spoken to many people who think Google should've told OpenSSL as soon as it uncovered the critical OpenSSL bug in March, and not as late as it did on April 1. The National Cyber Security Centre Finland (NCSC-FI), which reported the bug to OpenSSL after Google, on April 7, which spurred the rushed public disclosure by OpenSSL, also thinks it was handled incorrectly. Jussi Eronen, of NCSC-FI, said Heartbleed should have continued to remain a secret and be shared only in security circles when OpenSSL received a second bug report from the Finnish cyber security center that it was passing on from security testing firm Codenomicon. 'This would have minimized the exposure to the vulnerability for end users,' Mr. Eronen said, adding that 'many websites would already have patched' by the time it was made public if this procedure was followed."

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New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:05:00 GMT

Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Iain Thomson reports that Facebook is adding a new application called 'Nearby Friends' that alerts smartphone users when their friends are nearby. 'If you turn on Nearby Friends, you'll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up,' says Facebook in a statement. 'For example, when you're headed to the movies, Nearby Friends will let you know if friends are nearby so you can see the movie together or meet up afterward.' The feature, which is opt-in, allows users to select which friends get a warning that you are in the area, and prepare a subset of people who might like to know when you're near, if they have the Nearby Friends activated as well. According to Josh Constine what makes 'Nearby Friends' different than competitors and could give it an advantage is that it's centered around broadcasting proximity, not location. 'If someone's close, you'll know, and can ping them about their precise location and meeting up. Broadcasting location is creepy so we're less likely to share it, and can cause awkward drop-ins where someone tries to come see you when you didn't want them to.'"

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Lying Eyes: Cyborg Glasses Simulate Eye Expressions
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:34:00 GMT

Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "A researcher in Japan has taken what is, perhaps, the next step after Google Glass: Glasses which produce animated images of the user's eyes to simulate emotional responses. They are intended to aid workers in emotionally-intensive environments. As the researcher explains, '... they allowed others to feel they were "cared" about ...'"

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Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:58:00 GMT

mr crypto (229724) writes "A group of scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to change the rules that govern seeds. They're releasing 29 new varieties of crops under a new 'open source pledge' that's intended to safeguard the ability of farmers, gardeners and plant breeders to share those seeds freely."

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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:30:00 GMT

schwit1 (797399) writes "There has been a huge surge in the number of hidden cannabis farms across Halesowen, Cradley Heath and Oldbury, towns on the outskirts of rural Shropshire some seven miles from central Birmingham. They require hydroponic lights for the marijuana plants to grow – and the huge amounts of excess heat given off make them easily spottable for a would-be criminal with a drone carrying infrared cameras. One such man says that after finding a property with a cannabis farm he and his crew either burgle or 'tax' the victim."

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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:02:00 GMT

itwbennett (1594911) writes "Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational. In a letter obtained by the Oregonian newspaper this week, Oracle co-president Safra Catz said that Oregon officials have provided the public with a 'false narrative' concerning who is to blame for Cover Oregon's woes. In the letter, Catz pointed out that Oregon's decision to act as their own systems integrator on the project, using Oracle consultants on a time-and-materials basis, was 'criticized frequently by many'. And as far as Oracle is concerned, 'Cover Oregon lacked the skills, knowledge or ability to be successful as the systems integrator on an undertaking of this scope and complexity,' she added."

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'Accidental' Siberian Mummies Part of Mysterious Ancient Arctic Civilization
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:50:00 GMT

concertina226 (2447056) writes "Russian archaeologists are trying to discover the origins of a group of 800-year-old bodies found just 29 km from the Arctic Circle, which were accidentally mummified by copper when they were buried. The mummies were discovered at Zeleniy Yar in Siberia, in 34 shallow graves, and 11 of the bodies found in the medieval burial place had either smashed skeletons or missing and shattered skulls. They may have been damaged by their peers deliberately to prevent spells emanating from them. There is only one female, a child, who is buried with her face masked by copper plates, and three male infant mummies, who wear copper masks and were bound in four or five copper hoops that each measure several centimetres wide."

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Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda’s Dancing Humanoid Robot
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:46:50 GMT

Even in today's rapidly evolving world of technology, there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life. Honda’s ASIMO is one of those things.






7 Ways the Feds Can Make a Comcast-Time Warner Merger Less Terrible
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:46:49 GMT

If the Comcast-Time Warner deal must go through, the FCC should impose the seven rules I outline below. But first, some background on Comcast’s special place in what is looking increasingly like our new Gilded Age.






The Minor-League Superhero Who Changed the Face of Fandom
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:46:48 GMT

One of the most close-knit fandoms in comics has rallied around a character who's only recently found her way to the front lines.






Gadget Lab Podcast: A Smartphone With a Vaporizer Module
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:11:19 GMT

In celebration of 4/20 on Sunday, Mat and Mike spend this week's show getting high — on technology!






Game|Life Podcast: President Dirtbike
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:11:18 GMT

WIRED editors talk Trials Fusion, PAX East and more on this week's Game|Life podcast.






Free iPhone 5s Deal Proves Apple Isn’t So Special
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:24:38 GMT

Little more than six months after Apple tried to rev up a more diversified market for its iPhones by releasing a “premium” model (the 5s) and a “cheap” model (the 5c), the supposedly fancier phone is now available for free.






Sexual Healing: Bonobos Use Sex to De-Stress
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:04:47 GMT

Bonobos have earned a reputation as a “sexy” ape. Sexual activity — in many creative forms — plays a large role in bonobo society. Sexual contacts occur often, in virtually all partner combinations and in a slew of different positions. Bonobo society is also known to be more egalitarian and peaceful, especially compared with their […]






Adorable Bees That Live Inside Snail Shells
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:47:05 GMT

Osmia bicolor is one of the first bees of spring, emerging as early as February in their native range of South England and Wales. As solitary bees, there are no queens and workers; females build their nests alone. Males emerge, mate, and then die. What makes these little bees so captivating is where they make their nests. They repurpose empty snail shells, belonging to a small group of bees known as "helicophiles" (snail-lovers). As a single mom, letting a snail do all the construction work for a home seems much more sensible than building your own from scratch.






The Week in WIRED Comments: Comics Sex, Chris Farley, and Pizza-Cutter Bikes
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:16:00 GMT

Welcome to the weekly roundup of comments on WIRED that really added something to the conversation. Below are the best conversations going on across the site this week.






Watch These Amazing Flip Books of Birds and Butterflies
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:11:37 GMT

Colorful hummingbirds and butterflies flit across the page in constant motion, like an Audubon guide come to life






This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:40:37 GMT

This week's Apple rumors include more hints about the iPhone 6's final design and speculation about a new, Shazam-like song ID system for iOS.






Absurd Creature of the Week: World’s Most Badass Ant Skydives, Uses Own Head as a Shield
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:09:32 GMT

With a range stretching from Argentina all the way up into the southern U.S., this incredible genus of ants has also mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree. And they do it with remarkable agility.






Small Type
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:02:56 GMT

Adding a physical keyboard to an iPad mini is an easy and inexpensive way of converting the small tablet into something closer to a laptop. OK, more like a netbook.






The Silent Hybrid Motorcycles the Pentagon Will Use for Stealth Raids
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:37 GMT

Special Forces teams are all about silently penetrating remote areas and executing complex, lightning-fast raids. Now DARPA is developing a new vehicle to soundlessly race commandoes to their missions: stealthy, hybrid-powered motorcycles.






Vinyl Freaks Show Off Their Epic Collections in Beautiful New Photo Book
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:36 GMT

The idea for the coffee-table tome is simple: The author traveled around the world, photographing record collectors in their homes with their vast libraries.






Transcendence: A Movie Too Terrible to Even Hate-Watch
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:34 GMT

Sometimes a review isn't enough. Sometimes you need...a poem.






3-D Printed Fabrics Turn Body Suit Into a Wearable MP3 Player
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:34 GMT

"In the future it could be as normal as your cell phone," says the designer.






18 Maps From When the World Thought California Was an Island
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:32 GMT

Glen McLaughlin wandered into a London map shop in 1971 and discovered something strange. On a map from 1663he noticed something he'd never seen before: California was floating like a big green carrot, untethered to the west coast of North America. He bought the map and hung it in his entryway, where it quickly became a conversation piece. It soon grew into an obsession.McLaughlin began to collect other maps showing California as an island.






Americans Aren’t Ready for the Future Google and Amazon Want to Build
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:31 GMT

A new study out of Pew Research Center shows how Americans view the future of tech and what they're not quite ready for.






Turkish Soap Operas and Social Unrest Collide in Surreal Photos
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:30 GMT

In his ongoing project City of Dreams, photographer Guy Martin has created a compellingly strange visual concoction that combines shots from last year’s Gezi Park protests with photos from Turkish soap opera sets.






These Are Some of the Oldest Living Things on Earth
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:29 GMT

Animals sometimes sleep inside the hollows of giant 2,000-year old baobab trees inside Kruger Game Preserve in South Africa. Humans too, sometimes use the trees, for more dubious purposes -- a jail, a toilet, a pop-up bar -- as photographer Rachel Sussman discovered when she toured the park to photograph the trees for her new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World.






The Craziest, Coolest Mustangs That Never Were
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:29 GMT

Ford released a trove of drawings and photos from its archives, and we dug through them all to offer the craziest and coolest Mustangs that never were.






Solar Power Satellites: A Visual Introduction
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:04:00 GMT

Of all the spaceflight concepts NASA has seriously studied, the most enormous of all was the Solar Power Satellite (SPS) fleet of the 1970s. Czech-born physicist/engineer Peter Glaser outlined the concept in a brief article in the esteemed journal Science in November 1968, and was awarded a patent for his invention on Christmas Day 1973. […]






X-Men Director Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Boy
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:50:51 GMT

Director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexual abuse of an underage boy in a new civil lawsuit filed just weeks before the release of his next movie X-Men: Days of Future Past.






CDC: Foodborne Illness in the US Not Getting Better
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:19:43 GMT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released their annual survey of foodborne illnesses in the United States, and the news is, well, not great. In the words of the press announcement they sent out to announce the data release: “limited progress.” The survey — technically the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, but usually […]







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Kim Kardashian Looks Pretty in Pink While Grabbing Lunch With Her Grandmother!
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:31:59 GMT

Kim KardashianFlirty and feminine! Kim Kardashiancovered her curves in a girlish look when she put on a darling pink romper and black pumps to join her grandmotherMary Jo Shannonat...

Jennifer Garner Celebrates Her 42nd Birthday at Disneyland With Family!
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:35:41 GMT

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner definitelyknows how to celebrate! The actress and mother of three turned 42 yesterday and hit Disneyland to party with the beloved Mickey Mouse to enjoy a day at...

Nina Agdal and Jeremy Piven "Definitely Flirting" With Each Other During Charity Event
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:20:26 GMT

Nina Agdal, Jeremy PivenIs there love in the air or just some friendly competition? E! News learns that there was chemistry between supermodel Nina Agdal and Jeremy Piven during their charity event in New York...

Kardashians Settle Lawsuit Against Robert Kardashian Sr.'s Widow Over Diary and Photo Leak
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:45:38 GMT

Kris Jenner, Robert Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe KardashianAnd this case has finally come to an end. Over a year later, Attorney Even Spiegel tells E! News the Kardashians have officially settled their lawsuit with Robert Kardashian Sr.'s...

Drake Bell Says Justin Bieber "Tried" to Crash His Album Release Party, Adds "There's No Real Beef"
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:03:47 GMT

Drake Bell Drake Bell wants to make something clear—Justin Bieber "tried" to crash his album release party. The 27-year-old star spoke out about what happened at his event at Mixology...

Miranda Lambert Pitches In to Help at a Dog Adoption!
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:00 GMT

Miranda Lambert, DogAnd they called it puppy love. Miranda Lambert has a passion for pups so it comes as no surprise that she was willing to pull her hair back, roll up her sleeves and provide her star...

DJ Mia Moretti's Awesome Playlist to Kick Coachella Off Right
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT

Mia Moretti, Marcelle Harlow, CoachellaNew York City DJ Mia Moretti knows how to get the party started. The fashionista and music curator, who can take a trend and spin it into a hot set of songs, took her talents to...

Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal Enjoy Some Sibling Bonding Over Dinner
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:06:01 GMT

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake GyllenhaalMaggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal wanted to take a break from their busy schedules to have some family time. The Hollywood brother-and-sister duo were spotted arriving at Giorgio...

Hot Mess Alert! Zosia Mamet in Goodwill Bargain Bin Confusion
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Zosia MametShoshanna would burst into a fit of a thousand omg's and wtf's if she saw Zosia Mamet in this look. We realize the HBO star is nothing like her TV counterpart, but she might want...

Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse Sightsee in Paris: See the Couple's Cute Pics
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:45:00 GMT

Bradley Cooper, Suki WaterhouseBradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse are enjoying a romantic Parisian getaway! The cute couple enjoyed a day out and about in the City of Light yesterday. Joined by Waterhouse's little...

Australian Designers You Need to Know: Zimmermann, Camilla and Marc & More!
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:20:11 GMT

Rebecca Vallance, Jessica StamFor our special Australian-themed post, we've asked our resident Aussie Kathryn Eisman to give us the scoop on the hottest designers Down Under. Take a look! With fashion-forward...

Selena Gomez Goes for a Horseback Ride in Los Angeles While Flaunting a Fresh Face
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:30:11 GMT

Selena Gomez Selena Gomez: actress, singer, model...equestrian? The brunette babe opted to go around the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles by choosing a different form of transportation that is not...

Check Out Who's Standing in for Kim Kardashian in Kanye West's New Music Video!
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:17:39 GMT

Kanye West, I WonThe song may be about her, but Kim Kardashian is nowhere to be seen during Kanye West's new music video for his track with Future called "I Won." The video shows both rappers...

Nick Carter Responds to Joey Fatone's Backstreet Boys Diss, Says He's "Disappointed"
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:15:00 GMT

Joey Fatone, Nick CarterNick Carter isn't too happy with Joey Fatone. One day after Fatone blasted the Backstreet Boys' recent tour and said the boy-banders did it just because they needed money, Carter...

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Star Sightings: Katie Holmes, Chelsea Clinton & Many More!
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:12:29 GMT

Katie HolmesAttention, film buffs! This year's Tribeca Film Festival kicked off earlier this week, and Hollywood's biggest names have started to flock to all the New York City movie...

Rita Ora's Fringe Leather Capelet: Gotta Have It or Make It Stop?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT

Rita OraWhat exactly would you call the piece of black fabric sitting on top of Rita Ora's shoulders? A mini-cape? A biker shawl? The top portion of a fringed leather jacket? Or maybe the best answer...

Alex O'Loughlin Is Married! Hawaii Five-O Star Weds Malia Jones
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:50:03 GMT

Malia Jones, Alex O'LoughlinAlex O'Loughlin is a married man! The Hawaii Five-O star quietly wed girlfriend Malia Jones in Hawaii, E! News confirms. The two recently tied the knot on the islands, where they...

Sophia Bush Says Boyfriend Dan Fredinburg Is Safe After Mt. Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:44:00 GMT

Sofia Bush, Dan FredinburgSophia Bush's boyfriend Dan Fredinburg is safe after an avalanche at Mt. Everest killed at least twelve people. The 31-year-old actress confirmed the good news about the Google...

Nene Leakes' Dancing With the Stars Blog: Tony and I Went to a Salsa Club to Show Off Our Moves—And Hunni I'm Sweatin'!
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:36:37 GMT

Nene Leakes, Dancing with the StarsEditor's Note: Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is hitting the dance floor for season 18 of Dancing With the Stars and she's blogging about her experience exclusively for E!...

Kim, Khlo and Rob Kardashian Wish Kourtney Happy Birthday, Scott Disick Shares Sweet Photo: See the Pics!
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:33:03 GMT

Kourtney Kardashian, Birthday, InstagramKourtney Kardashian is getting lots of sweet messages from her famous family in honor of her 35th birthday! "Happy Birthday @kourtneykardash!!!!!" sister Kim Kardashian wrote on...


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Prosecutor: Mate steering ferry unfamiliar with area
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:22:54 -0400

South Korean investigators looking at whether third mate ordered turn so sharp that it caused doomed vessel to list

Climbing Mount Everest: once lonely, now crowded, but always treacherous
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:25 -0400

First American to reach summit recalls his climb -- a contrast, one expert says, from the present commercialization of Everest

After leaking Tsarnaev pics, would police photographer do it again?
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:23:22 -0400

Police photographer Sean Murphy revealed stunning pictures of the surviving Boston bombing suspect after controversial Rolling Stone cover

Time Lapse: Paris in Motion - Part 4
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:03:26 -0400

Remarkable time-lapse video shows off the beauty of France's capital city

Boston marathoner will run again, a year after finishing just ahead of the bombs
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:25:20 -0400

Last year, Kris Biagiotti pushed her special-needs daughter across the finish line

Wisconsin residents blame fracking for a boom in sand mining facilities
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:42:04 -0400

Residents fear mining for special sand used in controversial drilling technique is ruining their farmland and affecting their health

Mich. judge to convicted killer: "I hope you die in prison"
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:19:11 -0400

"If this was a death penalty state, you'd be getting the chair," Mich. judge tells woman convicted of murdering her boyfriend

Farmers in drought-stricken California get some good news
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:57:30 -0400

Third dry year in a row has led to water restrictions for farmers, cities

Watch: Courtroom outburst following guilty verdict against Iraqi man
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:51:26 -0400

A San Diego jury found Kassim Alhimidi, 49, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, prompting an outburst from family members

Massive illuminated park in U.K.
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:47:47 -0400

Over 35,000 LED lights used to create six interactive illuminated worlds in Blackpool, England

Library at school for girls in Pakistan named for bin Laden
published: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:39:42 -0400

Preacher who runs the school wanted to honor memory of the al Qaeda leader

Students' leader on doomed ferry found hanging from tree
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:52:37 -0400

High school vice principal had been rescued from sinking South Korea ferry where more than 200 of his students may have died

Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:03:39 -0400

Mohammed Whitaker, 27, has been charged with nine separate counts of armed criminal action, in addition to seven counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and an additional two for injuring people

Fla. man allegedly suffocated son so he could play video games
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:58:22 -0400

Cody Wygant, 24, told officers that he was frustrated because the 16-month-old boy was crying uncontrollably

Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline review
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:48:04 -0400

The State Department is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the controversial pipeline

Report: Utah woman allegedly hid pregancies of living kids, too
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:16:09 -0400

Megan Huntsman - the woman accused of killing 6 infants found in her garage - is the mother of two young adults and one teenager

Pot shop pulls edibles from shelves following deadly shooting
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:31:22 -0400

The Denver shop that sold marijuana-infused candy and a pre-rolled joint to Richard Kirk in the hours before police say he killed his wife has made changes to what they sell

Hilarious flight attendant cracks up passengers with safety speech
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:35:57 -0400

Check out some of the week's best viral videos, courtesy of The Feed

Lindsay Lohan talks about that sex list
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:02:04 -0400

The 27-year-old actress gets serious when talking about a reported list of her sexual partners

Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night "bullies"
published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:48:45 -0400

The "Vertigo" actress said cruel jabs about how she looked at the Academy Awards left her crushed, then determined to speak out in protest

Will, Kate and baby go Down Under
published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:09 -0400

Britain's Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive in Australia with baby George for nine-day tour