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Rhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese Students
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:29:25 GMT

The effort is part of an international push to reshape the program that for more than a century has sent promising students to the University of Oxford.






Well: GNC to Strengthen Supplement Quality Controls
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:11:39 GMT

The action comes after the New York State attorney general’s office accused GNC and three other major retailers of selling herbal supplements that were fraudulent or contaminated with unlisted ingredients.






Bank of England Outlines Parameters of 2015 Stress Test
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:11:07 GMT

The test is intended to measure the soundness of banks against severe economic and financial market upheavals, as occurred in 2008.

Germanwings Crash Leaves Home City of Andreas Lubitz, Pilot, Bewildered and Bristling
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:15:49 GMT

Residents of Montabaur, Germany, were angry at the media’s intrusion while wrestling with how to react to the reality that one of their own may have deliberately steered 149 other people to their deaths.






Chinese Outlets Say Security Official in Graft Case Had 6 Mistresses
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:00:37 GMT

The reports also said that the official, Ma Jian, a former vice minister of state security, had two sons by them and kept up to six villas in Beijing.






Inquiry Into Death of Litvinenko, a Putin Critic, Nears Conclusion
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:53:23 GMT

The judge will hear evidence from witnesses including Craig Mascall, the detective inspector who led the investigation into the killing of Alexander V. Litvinenko, before final legal submissions.






Ehud Olmert, Israeli Ex-Premier, Is Convicted of Fraud
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:24:40 GMT

The charges related to a case involving an American businessman, whose testimony in a Jerusalem court in 2008 was instrumental in the former leader’s downfall.






Arab Nations to Form Military Force to Counter Iran and Islamist Extremists
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:11:58 GMT

Many analysts attributed the move, intended to counter both Iranian influence and Islamist extremism, in large part to the Arab states’ drive for more independence from Washington.






An American Military Convoy in Europe Aims to Reassure Allies
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:11:32 GMT

Operation Dragoon Ride, consisting of 120 armored vehicles and more than 500 American troops, was envisioned as part public relations event, part training exercise and part signal to Russia.






Beef Ban in India Reaches Into Cages of Lions and Tigers
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:11:13 GMT

The prohibition has had a broad effect on everyday life, including for animals at a national park in Mumbai.

Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:10:40 GMT

Johanna Basford, a Scottish illustrator, has become a breakout success catering to an unexpected audience: adults who turn to coloring books for creative relaxation.

Tsunami Warning Issued for Parts of Pacific After Earthquake
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:40:22 GMT

A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning for vast swathes of the Pacific and as far north as Russia.






Kabul Journal: Woman Killed in Kabul Transformed From Pariah to Martyr
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:25:38 GMT

Farkhunda has emerged as the rarest of Afghan figures: a female religious champion who ventured into a shrine to preach Islam and was felled by ignorant men.

T Magazine: Laura Marling Bids Goodbye to All That
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:24:46 GMT

The British singer-songwriter has always been precocious, down to her (very productive) midlife crisis at 23.

News Companies See Movies as Opportunity for Growth
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:16:41 GMT

Some of the most aggressive contemporary purveyors of information, journalistic and otherwise, are betting on feature-length motion pictures.






Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:04:13 GMT

With a negotiating deadline on Tuesday, Iranian officials have backed away from a critical element of a proposed nuclear agreement, saying they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country.






Memo From Germany: Jet Crash Tests Germany’s Faith in Its Precision
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:55:00 GMT

Andreas Lubitz, in deliberately crashing a plane, has upended Germany’s well-ordered world and challenged other assumptions built into German life.






Germanwings Crash Settlements Are Likely to Vary by Passenger Nationality
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:37:43 GMT

The payout for an American aviation disaster victim averages $4.5 million versus $1.3 million for a German victim.

Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Point G.O.P. to Contrary Paths
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:20:19 GMT

Mr. Bush and Mr. Walker are becoming prominent exponents of dueling visions of how a Republican can retake the White House: by extending the party’s reach, or by energizing the base.

Conservative Alliance Gains in French Voting
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:18:47 GMT

An alliance of conservative parties took control of at least two-thirds of France’s local departments, trouncing the Socialists on Sunday in the second round of France’s local elections.







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Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began: Assad
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:15:21 GMT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts completed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.

Nigeria election results due to start trickling in
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:14:35 GMT

ABUJA (Reuters) - Results from Nigeria's elections, potentially the closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999, were due to start trickling in on Monday after a weekend vote marred by confusion, arguments and sporadic violence.






Warplanes hit Yemen's Sanaa overnight, after dawn: residents
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:13:32 GMT

SANAA (Reuters) - Warplanes struck the Yemeni capital of Sanaa overnight and after daybreak on Monday, residents said, the fifth day of a campaign by Saudi-led forces against Houthi forces opposed to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.






Ministers from Iran, six powers meet to end impasse in nuclear talks
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:00:07 GMT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary accord less than two days before their deadline to outline a deal to end Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West.






Dufry details $4 billion fundraising plan for WDF buy
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:49:15 GMT

ZURICH (Reuters) - Dufry AG has fleshed out plans for its takeover of Italy's World Duty Free SpA (WDF) , as the Swiss company seeks to consolidate its position as the biggest player in the fast-growing airport retail sector.






Second blogger hacked to death this year in Bangladesh
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:37:59 GMT

DHAKA (Reuters) - A blogger was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.

Oil prices drop on possible Iran deal, dollar
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:36:17 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Monday as officials from Iran and six world powers discussed a possible deal over Tehran's nuclear program that could bring an end to sanctions and allow an increase in Iranian oil exports.






Special Report: Inside Hungary's $10.8 billion nuclear deal with Russia
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:14:02 GMT

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Its currency is wounded and its economy besieged by sanctions, yet Russia still has money to spare for potential allies overseas. Even as it scrabbles for foreign funds, Moscow is poised to make a 10 billion euro ($10.8 billion) loan to Hungary, one of the European Union members most sympathetic to it.

Greece says not backing down on debt relief goal
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:50:13 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has not given up on its aim to renegotiate its debt to render it manageable, the country's deputy finance minister said on Monday as talks between Athens and its lenders on reforms to unlock aid continue.

Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if West helps
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:38:39 GMT

VIENNA (Reuters) - Billionaire financier George Soros is ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine, if Western countries help private investment there. He also put the odds of Greece leaving the euro at a third, in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard.






Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:20:52 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.






Juror in gender lawsuit sympathized with Pao, sided with Kleiner
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:40:47 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - To some Silicon Valley watchers, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers gender discrimination case became a referendum on the challenging state of women in technology. But for the lone woman in technology on the jury, an at times unfriendly workplace did not amount to gender discrimination at the powerful venture capital firm.






Australia imposes cockpit 'rule of two' after Germanwings crash
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:38:43 GMT

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government imposed a requirement on Monday that its airlines have two crew members in the cockpit at all times as a safety precaution following the Germanwings crash that killed 150 passengers and crew last week.

Nigeria vote runs into second day after glitches, killings
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:06:17 GMT

ABUJA (Reuters) - Voting in Nigeria's tensest election since the end of military rule in 1999 spilled into a second day on Sunday after technical glitches hit voter ID machines and Islamist Boko Haram militants killed more than a dozen people in drive-by shootings.

Two missing men likely found amid NYC gas explosion rubble: fire official
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:05:31 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two bodies found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, were believed to be those of two unaccounted for men, the city's top fire official said.






Western banks axed 59,000 jobs last year, more cuts to come in Europe
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:02:45 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Top European and U.S. banks axed 59,000 jobs last year as they restructured and cut costs, with headcount expected to shrink further in Europe as bosses strive to improve profitability that has been hit hard by tougher regulation.






Syria's Assad says Islamic State has expanded since start of U.S. air strikes
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:35:51 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group.

Juror in gender lawsuit sympathized with Pao, sided with Kleiner
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:23:04 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - To some Silicon Valley watchers, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers gender discrimination case became a referendum on the challenging state of women in technology. But for the lone woman in technology on the jury, an at times unfriendly workplace did not amount to gender discrimination at the powerful venture capital firm.

Sarkozy wins French local elections; far right makes limited gains
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:14:15 GMT

PARIS (Reuters) - The far-right National Front made only limited gains in French local elections won by a wide margin on Sunday by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives and their centrist allies.






Two bodies found at New York City gas explosion site
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:12:46 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two bodies were found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, and officials were working to determine if they were those of two men unaccounted for, police said.


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Why would co-pilot crash plane with 150 aboard?
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:12:56 EDT

As details continue to emerge about the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525, big questions still need answers. FULL STORY, TRANSCRIPT

German newspaper releases timeline of flight
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:27:29 EDT

The sounds recorded on one of the "black boxes" recovered from downed Germanwings Flight 9525 firms up a theory by investigators that the co-pilot locked the captain out of the cockpit and then crashed the plane.

Remembering victims of Germanwings crash
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:12:38 EDT

Vigils and remembrances are held for victims of Germanwings Flight 9525. The Airbus A320 was carrying at least 150 people when it crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24.

Church van crash kills 8 in Fla.
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:31:59 EDT

A van crash in Glades County, Florida, killed eight adults and injured 10 other people, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.

Prosecutors ending Tsarnaev case with grisly photos
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:25:38 EDT

Federal prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday with disturbing, unforgettable images showing the damage homemade bombs made from pressure cookers, fireworks and BBs do to human beings.

Report: World leaders' passport details released
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:37:36 EDT

Personal details including the passport numbers of U.S. President Barack Obama and 19 other world leaders at last year's G20 summit were inadvertently released by Australia's immigration department, British newspaper the Guardian reported Monday.

Asteroid to orbit our moon?
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:11:18 EDT

NASA says its Asteroid Redirect Mission will allow it to conduct tests that are essential to preparing humans for future deep-space flights.

How Yemen could spin out of control
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:14:43 EDT

Foreign intervention in Yemen's chaos has dramatically raised the stakes in the Arabian Peninsula, threatening to expand what is already a civil war into a conflict pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia and an Arab coalition.

Bergdahl claims disputed
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:10:50 EDT

U.S. troops who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the day he disappeared told CNN that the emerging "whistleblower" defense being prepared for him makes no sense.

Anger over Foxx's Bruce Jenner joke
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:22:49 EDT

Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night took to social media to vent about the opening monologue, saying one controversial joke crossed the line.

Tiger Woods drops out of golf's top 100
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:35:26 EDT

For the first time in his illustrious career, Tiger Woods is no longer considered one of the world's top 100 golfers.

5 times we gasped at 'Walking Dead' finale
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:42:33 EDT

Have Rick and his fellow survivors finally found a place they can settle in for the long term?

'The Rock Obama' scolds critics on 'SNL'
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:00:18 EDT

Actor Dwayne Johnson played a beefed-up version of President Obama in a "Saturday Night Live" skit of "The Rock Obama."

Jet's 'hard landing' off runway
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:06:04 EDT

An Air Canada jet came off the runway during its landing early Sunday at an airport in the eastern city of Halifax, officials said.

Angelina Jolie to kids: 'Different is good'
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:39:28 EDT

Angelina Jolie took the stage Saturday at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards and delivered a message of hope to anyone who's ever felt out of place.

Inmates forced to fight like gladiators?
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:11:18 EDT

Several San Francisco sheriff's deputies are being investigated for allegedly conducting and betting on inmate fights. CNN affiliate KRON reports.

Riders climb off stuck coaster
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:01:14 EDT

Riders on a New York roller coaster took the long way down Sunday after Coney Island's historic Cyclone got stuck in its track on opening day.

Ex-governor challenges Hillary Clinton
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:33:51 EDT

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election.

Have we ever had a poor president?
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:11:06 EDT

Nowadays, it takes a lot of money to run for president. But that wasn't always the case.

Indiana governor: Not changing law
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:46:57 EDT

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says concerns that his state's new "religious freedom" law will allow businesses to turn away LGBT customers is the result of a "tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding."

'Transformers' sequels, spinoffs coming
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:01:42 EDT

The bot world is getting bigger.

Hot shots: U.S. military's best photos
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:42 EDT

A glimpse of life on the reservation
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:47:37 EDT

13 ways to stop drinking soda
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:01:14 EDT

Destiny's Child together again?
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:07:47 EDT

The three best-known members of 1990s R&B group Destiny's Child reunited onstage Saturday night in a surprise performance.

Students invent a sound wave fire extinguisher
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:11:57 EDT

A duo of undergraduates at George Mason University in Virginia created a device that they say puts out fires with nothing but sound.

Story behind the world's most famous photograph
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:55:22 EDT

Giving a face to Sudan's refugee crisis
published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:55:25 EDT

Crawling in a 'polio-free' country
published: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:08:46 EDT

Rarer -- and cuter -- than a panda
published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:53:11 EDT

Check out the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:18:07 EDT

A theme park in North Carolina unveils Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster.

'SNL' impersonates Robert Durst of 'The Jinx'
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:18:17 EDT

Kate McKinnon portrayed Robert Durst, a real estate heir accused of murder by police, during a skit on "Saturday Night Live."

Is the Dead Sea dying?
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:10:39 EDT

Secrets abound in new 'James Bond' trailer
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:10:54 EDT

James Bond's latest mission has been revealed in the first trailer for "SPECTRE" which was released Friday.

What's 'true' about the cross that killed Jesus?
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:10:59 EDT

'Doctor Who': Where are they now?
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:29:48 EDT

Eat cereal and live a long time
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:25:13 EDT

There's good news for those of you who wake up to a bowl of cereal every morning, especially if your go-to choice is high in fiber. Hidden in that favorite box may be a prize better than a plastic toy. It just might hold the key to a longer life, according to a new study.

Sex assault filmed on subway
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:26:29 EDT

A man has been charged with first degree aggravated sexual abuse after police say video shows him attacking a sleeping passenger on the subway.

Cheers, tears for U.S. Army convoy in Europe
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:29:47 EDT

A convoy of U.S. Army armored vehicles is drawing crowds, cheers and tears as it makes an 1,100-mile journey from the Baltics through Poland and the Czech Republic to Germany.

Namaste in bed: Sleep better with bedtime yoga
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:29:47 EDT

Senator wants mandatory church attendance
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:20:24 EDT

During a gun bill debate, Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen says she supports mandating church attendance. CNN affiliate KTVK reports.

Greatest uncle ever wears princess dress
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:29:04 EDT

A 25-year-old man dressed up in a sparkly dress to take his niece to see "Cinderella" after she said she was nervous to wear hers to the theater.

The disease many doctors aren't diagnosing
published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:56:20 EDT

Doctors aren't always telling patients they have Alzheimer's. Stigma around the disease may be the reason, but it's detrimental to care and planning.


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Iran nuclear talks near key deadline
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:37:19 GMT

Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.

French elections see swing to right
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:21:03 GMT

Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, and inflict a bruising blow to the ruling Socialists.

Tense Nigeria awaits election result
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:46:52 GMT

Nigeria's election body is expected to announce the first results of Saturday's keenly contested presidential poll.

Knife attack kills Bangladesh blogger
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:50:05 GMT

A blogger has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, weeks after a prominent atheist writer was killed in a similar attack.

Israel ex-PM guilty of corruption
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:21:31 GMT

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012.

Arab League to create military force
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:46:34 GMT

Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats.

Japan overrules Okinawa head on base
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:53:35 GMT

Japan's fisheries minister overrules an order by the Okinawa governor suspending work on a new US military base, amid a deepening stand-off.

DNA of 78 Germanwings victims found
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:05:22 GMT

Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated DNA of 78 people on board.

Chile floods death toll rises to 14
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:09:30 GMT

The number of people killed in flash floods in northern Chile rises to 14 while the search continues for 20 people still missing.

Varoufakis: End 'toxic blame game'
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:45:23 GMT

The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany.

Solar aeroplane heads for China
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:07:31 GMT

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, heads out of Myanmar and on to China on leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.

Mad Men to live on at Smithsonian
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:33:20 GMT

A collection of costumes and props from hit US drama Mad Men is donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Show goes on for One Direction
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:48:41 GMT

1D performed for the first time since Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the group, at a gig in South Africa.

Bodies found days after NY gas blast
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:07:56 GMT

Three days on from a massive gas blast in New York that flattened three buildings, two bodies are found in rubble.

Air Canada plane 'exits' runway
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:32:11 GMT

An Air Canada plane landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leaves the runway while landing, with 23 people taken to hospital for observation.

Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:44 GMT

Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.

Argentine president's case dismissed
published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:51:55 GMT

A court of appeals in Argentina has upheld a decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Mass rally in Tunis over museum raid
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:55:44 GMT

Thousands march in Tunis over the Bardo Museum terror attack, as authorities say that one of the raid's leaders has been killed.

Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.

Flood warning issued in Kashmir
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:27:53 GMT

A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river.

Singapore arrests teenage Lee critic
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:29:48 GMT

A 17-year-old Singaporean has been arrested following an online rant criticising the country's founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Christians.

Two Britons found dead in Spain
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:52:40 GMT

Two Britons found dead near Alicante in Spain, Foreign Office confirms

Cameron launches election campaign
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:39:30 GMT

David Cameron says he has begun the task of "turning the country around" and he wants to "see the job through" as the election campaign gets under way.

Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:37:32 GMT

Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.

Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges'
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:59:10 GMT

Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe".

Pension data 'sales' investigated
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:39:34 GMT

The information watchdog launches an investigation into claims details of millions of people's pensions are being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling firms.

'Tube rescuer' hit by train dies
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:30:30 GMT

A man dies after being hit by a Tube train as he attempted to rescue another man who had fallen onto the tracks.

Bank stress tests cover global slump
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:52:39 GMT

The UK's banking industry will have to prove it can endure a global economic slump in this year's Bank of England stress tests.

Kingfisher fails to nail French deal
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:21:36 GMT

The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, has abandoned its planned purchase of French DIY chain Mr Bricolage.

ABN Amro executives renounce bonus
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:25:51 GMT

Executives at the Dutch bank ABN Amro have renounced a €100,000 allowance after a public outcry over the extra pay.

Woods drops out of world's top 100
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:25:31 GMT

Former world number one Tiger Woods drops out of the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in his career.

Vettel win a wake-up call - Wolff
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:17:11 GMT

Sebastian Vettel's shock Malaysian Grand Prix win on Sunday is a 'wake-up call' for Mercedes, says boss Toto Wolff.

Monday's gossip column
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:17:32 GMT

Chelsea to bid 75m for Bale, Sterling to turn down Liverpool deal, Modric to Manchester City, plus more.

Musicians unite behind Jay Z site
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:23:43 GMT

Kanye West, Jack White, Rihanna and Coldplay tweet their support for Jay Z's new streaming site, Tidal, ahead of its launch on Monday night.

One Direction 'not breaking up'
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:22:54 GMT

After losing one member, the boy band says there are no plans to split up, despite rumours started on social media.

Interstellar lands Empire treble
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:05:37 GMT

Deep space epic Interstellar leaves the competition earthbound at this year's Empire awards, taking off with three prizes including best film.

VIDEO: Australia introduces cockpit rules
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:55:58 GMT

Australia has introduced a new rule to ensure two people are in the cockpit at all times, following the Germanwings air crash last week.

VIDEO: Growing concern for India's Christians
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:55:52 GMT

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from the central Indian state of Chattisgarh on the growing insecurity that is gripping the Christian community

VIDEO: French polls suggest Conservative win
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:33:45 GMT

Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party look set for victory in France's local elections, exit polls suggest.

VIDEO: Arab League's military force plans
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:43:48 GMT

Arab leaders meeting in Egypt have decided to act together to confront what they say are "unprecedented" threats facing the region, as Alan Johnston reports.

VIDEO: Bangladesh's ongoing political unrest
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:52:12 GMT

At least 100 people have died in political unrest in Bangladesh since the beginning of the year, and hundreds more have been injured, as Akbar Hossain reports

VIDEO: Solar plane takes off in Myanmar
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:58:38 GMT

The Solar Impulse 2 plane has departed from Mandalay in Myanmar as part of its round-the-world flight, Kasia Madera reports

VIDEO: Sollecito: 'Many horrible moments'
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:41:32 GMT

Raffaele Sollecito has described the last 7 years and 5 months as unbearable, following his acquittal in the Meredith Kercher murder trial.

VIDEO: Thousands watch Lee Kuan Yew funeral
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:23:44 GMT

Tens of thousands of people line the streets of Singapore to bid farewell to the founding father of the city-state, Lee Kuan Yew.

VIDEO: Ukraine: On a drone mission
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:08:14 GMT

Ukrainian volunteers use drones over rebel-held Donetsk

The perils of speaking out against Islamic law in Malaysia
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:25:40 GMT

Malaysian journalist's satirical video prompts threats

BBC News website changes for Africa coverage
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:36:42 GMT

How we're expanding our coverage of African news

A question for Indian men: What does your wife do?
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:20:58 GMT

Asking Indian men a question they are not used to hearing

The special shoes
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:09:33 GMT

The refugee who carried these shoes until he met his mother

Should parents ever worry about Minecraft?
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:20:18 GMT

Should parents ever worry about Minecraft?


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Capitol Report: Martin O’Malley takes aim at Hillary Clinton’s ‘crown’
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:41:38 GMT

Martin O’Malley says the presidency isn’t a ‘crown’; Marco Rubio prepares his White House campaign; John Boehner on his job as speaker; and more.

The Wall Street Journal: Horizon Pharma to buy Hyperion Therapeutics
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:28:22 GMT

Horizon Pharma agrees to buy Hyperion Therapeutics for $955.7 million, or $46 a share, in cash as it looks to expand its drug portfolio.

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks: Futures rebound as bulls run with Yellen, Chinese easing hints
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:27:21 GMT

U.S. stock futures push higher in a shortened week of trade as bulls take inspiration from comments from Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and PBOC Governor Zhou Xiaochuan.

Europe Markets: Greek stocks drop as government struggles with reform deal
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:15:03 GMT

Greek stocks slump in an otherwise upbeat European market on Monday as the country’s government scrambles to reach a reform agreement with international lenders before it runs out of money.

Brett Arends's ROI: Indiana didn’t actually pass an anti-gay bill
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:09:11 GMT

If you’d read the text of the law, you’d understand right away, writes Brett Arends.

The Wall Street Journal: G-20 leak revealed world leaders’ personal details
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:08:38 GMT

Personal details of U.S. President Barack Obama and others, including their passport numbers, were accidentally emailed to organizers of a soccer tournament.

The Wall Street Journal: UnitedHealth to buy Catamaran for $12.8 billion in cash
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:01:13 GMT

UnitedHealth Group Inc. plans to buy Catamaran Corp. for about $12.8 billion in cash as it looks to bulk up its pharmacy-benefit business.

The Wall Street Journal: Marco Rubio makes plans for 2016 run
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:50:42 GMT

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is laying plans to announce his presidential bid in two weeks, a step that, along with other recent activity among likely contenders, shows the early sparring and positioning in the 2016 race for the White House is about to accelerate.

Need to Know: The best month of the year for Wall Street is almost upon us
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:47:24 GMT

There’s a lot of numbers packed into this shortened week, from car and home sales figures to the jobs report main event on Friday, a day when markets will be shut down for.

The Wall Street Journal: EU approves $13 billion Biomet-Zimmer merger
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:38:51 GMT

Zimmer Holdings secures approval in the European Union for its $13 billion acquisition of fellow orthopedic-device maker Biomet after agreeing to sell three businesses in Europe to assuage antitrust concerns.

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AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:54:15 -0400

President and CEO of the Associated Press Gary Pruitt delivers a speech at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club Monday, March 30, 2015. The Associated Press is calling for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage, the news agency’s president said on Monday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) — The president and CEO of The Associated Press called Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.


Yemeni Shiite rebels shell Aden, as airstrikes continue
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:53:37 -0400

Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, wearing an army uniform, ride on an armed truck to patrol the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Yemen's President Abed Raboo Mansour Hadi, speaking at an Arab summit in Egypt on Saturday, called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels along with security forces loyal to the former president began a fresh offensive Monday against the southern city of Aden, shelling the city with artillery and battling local militias as Saudi airstrikes continue to target rebel positions, according to security officials.


Uzbekistan's leader scores landslide re-election win
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:53:16 -0400

FILE - In this Saturday, March 21, 2015 file photo, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov greets people during the festivities marking the Navruz holiday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan's election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion. (AP Photo/File)MOSCOW (AP) — Election authorities in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan say incumbent leader Islam Karimov has won Sunday's presidential election, as expected.


Greece wrangles with creditors as PM faces parliament grilling
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:52:29 -0400

Experts from the IMF and the EU are scrutinising a list of proposed reforms that Athens says would raise an extra three billion euros ($3.3 billion) for government coffers without resorting to wage and pension cutsAthens (AFP) - Cash-strapped Greece wrangled Monday with its creditors over a new package of reforms needed to unlock vital bailout funds as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepared to face grilling in parliament on the negotiations.


Horizon Pharma buying Hyperion for about $1.1 billion
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:50:48 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — Horizon Pharma is buying Hyperion Therapeutics for about $1.1 billion, gaining two treatments for genetic disorders.

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:50:38 -0400

Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State extremist positions during clashes in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The Iraqi troops pressed their push in the city Saturday against IS militants holed up in the center of the city. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. said Monday it has only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.


Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:47:00 -0400

Supporters of presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, wait it the shade in Kaduna, Nigeria Monday, March 30, 2015. Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the tightest and most bitterly contested presidential election in the nation’s turbulent history. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians waited in hope and fear on Monday for results of a presidential election in which voting was relatively smooth nationwide despite technical glitches, deadly attacks by Islamic extremists and allegations of political thuggery in some areas.


Iran nuclear talks blocked on three issues: Western diplomat
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:45:42 -0400

(R-L) Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and EU Political Director Helga Schmid with foreign ministers before the start of the P5+1 meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on March 30, 2015Lausanne (AFP) - Down-to-the-wire nuclear talks with Iran remained blocked on three major issues, a Western diplomat said Monday on the eve of a deadline to agree the outlines of a deal.


Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:41:06 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number states like Indiana and Texas is dangerous.

JetBlue computer outage causes delays for passengers
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:37:12 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue says a computer outage that has caused delays for its passengers has been resolved.

Teva buying Auspex for $3.2 billion
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:31:47 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — Teva Pharmaceutical is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition treatments.

Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:25:26 -0400

Local activists take part in a torch-lit protest against the killing of US blogger of Bangladeshi origin and founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site, Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, on February 27, 2015Another blogger was hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, with police arresting two suspects after the latest attack targeting independent writers.


Investigators focus on German co-pilot's mental state
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:25:04 -0400

Flags representing differents nations are deployed during an homage ceremony with family members of victims, in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in memory of the victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Sunday, March 29, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)MARSEILLE, France (AP) — European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of a 27-year-old German co-pilot who prosecutors say deliberately flew a plane carrying 150 people into a mountain, a French police official said Monday.


PlayStation gets Spotify, replacing Sony's own music service
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:24:26 -0400

This undated image provided by Sony Computer Entertainment America shows a screen grab of tiles of Spotify on Playstation 4. Sony announced that it was ditching its own Music Unlimited service in favor of Spotify. Spotify arrives on the PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday, March 30, 2015, with a new Spotify app adapted for large television screens. (AP Photo/Sony Computer Entertainment America)NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games.


Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:24:03 -0400

The sun rises behind the Palace of Westminster and the statue of Sir Winston Churchill in central London Monday March 30, 2015. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron will visit the Queen Elizabeth II on Monday for a final audience ahead of the May 7 General Election formally marking the end of the five-year coalition government. (AP Photo/PA, Andrew Matthews) UNITED KINGDOM OUT: NO SALES: NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a farewell visit to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, the first day of formal campaigning for the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.


Greece and its creditors still struggle with reform list
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:22:13 -0400

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a Cabinet Meeting in Athens, on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Greece is going through difficult talks with its lenders with its cash reserves nearly depleted. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its international creditors are still struggling to agree on a list of economic reforms that are deemed necessary for the country to unlock emergency funds and stay afloat.


Highway Patrol: 8 dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:20:26 -0400

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Eight people died and 10 others were injured when a van from a church ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in rural southwest Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Hunt resumes for Alps plane crash DNA, black box
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:16:04 -0400

Policemen and rescuers stand next to a tent used as an DNA extraction centre on March 29, 2015 in front of a commemorative headstone in Seyne-les-Alpes, the closest accessible site to where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed on March 24Seyne-les-Alpes (France) (AFP) - Investigators sifting through the wreckage of the doomed Germanwings plane in the French Alps were forced Monday to resume the hunt on foot as bad weather hampered helicopter flights. "The teams will get to the site via the path that is already in existence," said Yves Naffrechoux of the local mountain police. Authorities are hoping to identify more DNA strands from the 150 people who died in Tuesday's crash, as well as locate the jet's second black box that should provide more clues as to the circumstances of the tragedy. Forensic teams have isolated almost 80 distinct DNA strands from the pulverised aircraft and have described the grim task as "unprecedented" given the tricky mountain terrain and the speed at which the plane smashed into the rock.


UnitedHealth to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:14:42 -0400

The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, has muscled up in its fight against rising specialty drug costs, spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.

Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:11:28 -0400

Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for best lyrics for “Blank Space”, song of the year for “Shake It Off” and artist of the year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.


France's far-right wins 62 seats but not a local council
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:10:53 -0400

French far-right National Front Party leader Marine Le Pen smiles after a news conference at party headquarters, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Nanterre, western Paris, France. French voters are choosing members of local councils in run off elections Sunday seen as a test for the far right National Front, which is expanding its presence in French politics. The mainstream conservative UMP party came out ahead in the first round, ahead of the National Front and the governing Socialists. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)PARIS (AP) — Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen couldn't hide her disappointment Monday not to have won one single local council in France's election, but insisted she was satisfied with her party's performance.


Thousands protest Belgian austerity reforms for second day
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:54:47 -0400

BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators and trade union activists have protested against the Belgian government's austerity measures for a second day running.

Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:49:54 -0400

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert smiles as he waits in a court room in Jerusalem's District Court on Monday, March 30, 2015. The court later found Olmert guilty of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges, (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.


Landslides bury 15 in flood-hit Indian Kashmir
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:48:38 -0400

A resident looks on as waters rise in a neighbourhood of Srinagar, Indian Kashmir on March 30, 2015Landslides buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir on Monday as hundreds fled their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region.


AP journalist's killer in Afghanistan jailed for 20 years: CEO
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:42:38 -0400

A portrait of German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed in Afghanistan in April 2014, is pictured on May 16, 2014 in Hamburg during the presentation of the Henri Nannen Prize award ceremonyAn Afghan policeman who shot dead a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photojournalist was imprisoned for 20 years over the weekend, after his death sentence was commuted, the AP's CEO said in Hong Kong on Monday. The policeman killed German photographer Anja Niedringhaus and left her Canadian colleague Kathy Gannon wounded while they were covering the run-up to elections in the conflict-wracked country in April 2014. His sentence was changed to 20 years," Gary Pruitt said during an address to the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong. The police commander opened fire on the two journalists in their car after shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great") on April 4, 2014, witnesses told AP at the time.


US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:37:19 -0400

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks at the start of a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing Monday, March 30, 2015. In the meeting Lew expressed "deep concern" about the curbs in proposed bank security and anti-terrorism rules. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said he pressed Chinese leaders Monday over proposed curbs on the use of foreign security products by banks and other restrictions on access to China's technology market.


Solar Impulse aircraft departs Myanmar for China
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:21:45 -0400

Pilot Bertrand Piccard waves from Solar Impulse 2, the world's only solar powered aircraft, before taking off from Mandalay International Airport in Myanmar on March 30, 2015Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun. The single-seater aircraft's team spent more than a week waiting in Mandalay for weather conditions to improve in southwestern China for what will be one of the most challenging legs of the round-the-world attempt so far. Speaking on a live feed from mission control in Monaco, Prince Albert gave pilot Bertrand Piccard clearance for takeoff.


Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:18:16 -0400

In this Friday, March 6, 2015 photo, retired architect Steve Meadows poses for photos with past financial statements at his home in the Venice area of Los Angeles. Meadows is angry that the brokerage industry is not held to the same high standards as his own industry. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.


Pentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:10:09 -0400

File-This March 6, 2015, file photo shows Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon. Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.


Total sells Nigerian oil field stake for $569 mn
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:09:12 -0400

Total has sold its stake in a Nigerian oil field to a local company for $569 mnFrench oil giant Total said Monday that it has sold its stake in a Nigerian oil field to a local company for $569 million (523 million euros). Total's sale of its share in the onshore Oil Mining Lease 29 to Aiteo Eastern E&P comes after the French group made two similar divestments in Nigeria. "These transactions ... reduce our exposure to non-operated blocks onshore Nigeria, and allow us to focus on our core, operated developments," said Patrick de La Chevardiere, Total's Chief Financial Officer. The group added that the divestment is "in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria's aim of developing Nigerian companies in the sector".


Eight dead, 10 injured in Florida van accident
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:08:33 -0400

Eight people have been killed and 10 injured after a van careered off a Florida highway into a canalMiami (AFP) - Eight people were killed and 10 injured early Monday after a van drove through a stop sign and careered off a Florida highway into a canal, officials said.


Tiger Woods out of golf world top 100
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:08:12 -0400

Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his careerFormer number one Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his career as he continues his battle against injuries and loss of form. Just last January Woods posted an 82 in the Phoenix Open -- his worst round as a professional -- that saw him drop outside the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time in more than three years. He then jumped from world number 221 to 75 five tournaments later in breaking through for a maiden pro career win at the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational, the first of his 79 PGA Tour titles.


10 Things to Know for Today
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:00:42 -0400

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, center, waits in a courtroom before a verdict in Jerusalem's District Court on Monday, March 30, 2015. The court later found Olmert guilty of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:48:07 -0400

From left, U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz wait to start a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and others at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.


Global stocks get European economy and Yellen boost
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:57:36 -0400

A man watches an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 30, 2015. Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets started the week strongly Monday following strong European economic figures and as investors cheered an indication from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that U.S. interest rates would rise only gradually. Chinese stocks soared Monday on hopes of more economic stimulus.


Nigeria awaits tense presidential poll results
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:21:50 -0400

Electoral officials start the counting operations at a polling station in Lagos on march 29, 2015Nigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election, despite protests over the conduct of the vote and calls for calm given fears of a repeat of post-poll violence. The United Nations and the African Union, which both had election observers on the ground, said the vote in Africa's most populous nation was broadly in line with "continental and regional principles". "The AUEOM (African Union Election Observation Mission) encourages all parties to resort to legally established channels, should there be a dispute on the outcome of the process," it said in a statement. The presidential election pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is the closest in Nigeria's history, with the first credible opposition challenge.


National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:21:28 -0400

In this Monday, March 23, 2015 photo, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, right, and the head of the National Park Foundation Dan Wenk walk at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. With its centennial approaching in 2016, the park service will launch a major campaign Thursday, April 2 in New York City to raise support and introduce a new, more diverse generation of millennials and children to "America's best idea," the national parks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there's also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white.


Iran nuclear talks race towards key deadline
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:19:29 -0400

(R-L) Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and EU Political Director Helga Schmid with foreign ministers before the start of the P5+1 meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on March 30, 2015Foreign ministers from major powers pressed their Iranian counterpart on Monday as they sought to slot into place the final but also the trickiest pieces of a deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme as Tuesday's deadline loomed. Britain's Philip Hammond said as he became the last of the foreign ministers to arrive in a rainy Switzerland that they "believe a deal can be done". "But it has to be a deal which puts the bomb beyond Iran's reach," he said. With time of the essence, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Hammond and the top diplomats of Russia, China, France and Germany are meeting for the first time since November.


Ex-PM Olmert found guilty in corruption case: Israel media
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:09:18 -0400

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert (L) pictured in the courtroom at Jerusalem's District Court before hearing the verdict in his corruption case on March 30, 2015A Jerusalem court found former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption Monday over allegations that he received envelopes of cash from a US businessman, Israeli media reported. It was the latest legal blow in a humiliating fall from grace for the debonair man who took over as premier in 2006 after his mentor and predecessor Ariel Sharon lapsed into a coma from which he never recovered. He had initially been acquitted of fraud and corruption in the case, escaping with a $19,000 fine and a suspended jail sentence for breach of trust in 2012. The six-year prison sentence handed down against Olmert in May last year was the first ever against a former Israeli premier for corruption.


Syrian president says IS is expanding despite airstrikes
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:35:46 -0400

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year.


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A deadline in the Iran talks and the investigation into the Germanwings jetliner crash are among the stories making news.






Eight Dead, 10 Hurt After Church Van Crashes Into Canal
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:40:35 GMT

Eight people were killed and 10 injured when their van crashed in Florida, officials said Monday.






Iran Rejects Key Demand of Nuclear Talks as Deadline Nears
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:36:48 GMT

Iranian leaders are reportedly balking at one element of the deal. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.






Cops Question Germanwings Co-Pilot's 'Female Partner'
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:35:04 GMT

The "female partner" of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 first officer Andreas Lubitz has been questioned by German investigators, prosecutors told NBC News.






Obama's Passport Details Accidentally Revealed: Report
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:33:09 GMT

The Guardian reported that an immigration officer inadvertently sent the personal details of leaders attending last Novembers G-20 summit to the wrong person.

JetBlue Computer Outage Snarls Check-Ins Systemwide
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:33:00 GMT

JetBlue Airways experienced a major computer system outage Monday, delaying check-in and flights for thousands of passengers.






UC Berkeley Soccer Player Vanishes; $50K Reward Offered
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:58:17 GMT

A $50,000 reward was being offered for the safe return of a UC Berkeley student who went missing after leaving a party early Saturday.

Amanda Knox's Ex-Boyfriend Savors 'Air of Freedom'
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:56:02 GMT

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito said that he and his family went "crazy with joy" when the pair's murder convictions were overturned.






Robin Williams' Wife, Kids Head to Court in Estate Fight
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:54:08 GMT

Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate.

Pope Appoints Bishop Accused of Child Sex Cover-Up
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:37:40 GMT

The pope has appointed a Chilean bishop accused of covering up the activities of one of the Catholic Church's most notorious child abusers.






Hitting the Beach: Watch U.S. and S. Korean Military Exercise
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:12:11 GMT

7,600 personnel participated in the amphibious landing at Pohang as part of annual Foal Eagle joint exercises.

Hitting the Beach: Watch U.S. and South Korean Military Exercise
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:03:00 GMT

7,600 personnel participated in the amphibious landing at Pohang as part of annual Foal Eagle joint exercises.

Wife Dead After Husband Drives Off Barricaded Bridge
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:21:54 GMT

A Chicago woman was killed in a fiery crash Saturday morning after her husband drove off a barricaded bridge in northwest Indiana.






Mariners Prospect Dead at 20 After Being Hit by Boat
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:44:09 GMT

Victor Sanchez had spent three years in the Mariners' minor league system, reaching Double-A for the first time at 19 years old last year.






Firefighter Battling for Life After Terrifying Roof Collapse
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:54:29 GMT

A Fresno, California firefighter was in critical condition Sunday after falling through a roof into a burning garage, an incident captured on video.






Apple to Oppose Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Laws
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:36:17 GMT

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, sparking an outcry from those who say it could be used to discriminate.






Indiana Gov. Slams Critics of Religious Freedom Law
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:27:21 GMT

"This is not about discrimination. This is about empowering people to confront government overreach," Pence said Sunday.






Assad Dismisses Chlorine Claims as 'Propaganda'
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:08:05 GMT

Assad said reports of chlorine gas and barrel bombs used by the government are "part of the malicious propaganda against Syria."






NCAA Final Four Set: Duke, Kentucky, MSU and Wisconsin
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:49:01 GMT

Duke beats Gonzaga in the Elite Eight matchup, filling out the Final Four cast of Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and Wisconsin.






Man With Machete Goes on Rampage in California
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:11:56 GMT

A San Jose neighborhood was shut down when a man with a machete went on a rampage. His sister said he may have wanted police to take his life.







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The talks on Iran's nuclear program continued in Switzerland Monday, with a Western diplomat saying there were three major outstanding issues as negotiators raced to beat their self-imposed deadline. The diplomat told reporters in Lausanne the Iran and a ...
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Diplomat: Hurdles Remain in Iran Nuclear Talks
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The talks on Iran's nuclear program continued in Switzerland Monday, with a Western diplomat saying there were three major outstanding issues as negotiators raced to beat their self-imposed deadline. The diplomat told reporters in Lausanne the Iran and a ...
Iran talks intensify with last-ditch attempt to reach agreementWashington Post
Iran Deal Unlikely Before March 31 as Russia Leaves TalksBloomberg
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Analysis: Olmert as a warning to new Knesset members - Jerusalem Post Israel News
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Analysis: Olmert as a warning to new Knesset members
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New MKs on the Left can only look back at the Olmert era as a missed opportunity to reach an agreement with the Palestinians that was artificially cut short by corruption. The Knesset . (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST). Share on ...
10 Things to Know for TodayU-T San Diego
Former Israeli Premier Olmert Convicted in Corruption CaseNew York Times
Will Israel's ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert go to jail after new conviction?Haaretz
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8 dead, 10 injured in Florida van crash, Highway Patrol says - Fox News
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At least eight people died and 10 others were injured early Monday when a church van from Fort Pierce ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in southwest Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash happened ...
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Airport anger: JetBlue outage fixed, but chain reaction delays flights around nation - Fox News
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Airport anger: JetBlue outage fixed, but chain reaction delays flights around nation
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Airports around the nation were thrown into chaos after a JetBlue computer outage caused a chain reaction of delays that affected other airlines and had passengers fuming at the start of the week. The hour-long delay was fixed by shortly after 6 a.m., ...
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Personal details of world leaders including Obama, Putin mistakenly... - Hindustan Times
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Personal details of world leaders including Obama, Putin mistakenly...
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The personal details of world leaders travelling to Australia for the G20 summit were mistakenly emailed to a member of the Asian Cup football local organising committee, a report said Monday. Australia's immigration department confirmed there had been a ...
Human error reveals personal information of top world leadersTimes of India
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Damascus Sounds Warning Over US-Led Strikes On Islamic State - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Damascus Sounds Warning Over US-Led Strikes On Islamic State
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Criticism of U.S.-led interventions in Syria by President Bashar Al-Assad is nothing new. (file photo). Related Articles. CIA: IS Halted In Iraq, Syria · Coalition Aircraft Strike IS Targets In Tikrit. March 30, 2015. Damascus has launched a fresh offensive in its war ...
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TSB update on AC624 crash landing 14:37 - CBC.ca
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TSB update on AC624 crash landing 14:37
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A dozen Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigators will begin examining the wreckage of Air Canada Flight AC624 this morning, but aviation experts warn against rushing to judgment about what caused the crash at the Halifax airport.
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Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS - Reuters
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A series of strong earthquakes struck off the neighboring South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west.
South Pacific islands rocked by strong earthquakes; No immediate damage ...The Indian Express
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Family of missing UC Berkeley student offers $50K reward - San Francisco Chronicle
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Family of missing UC Berkeley student offers $50K reward
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This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows 19-year-old Eloi Vasquez. The University of California, Berkeley, student went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles early ...

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Obama to salute Senate, and its 'lion' - CNN
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Obama to salute Senate, and its 'lion'
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Boston (CNN) President Barack Obama may not always get along with the Senate -- particularly when it's under Republican control -- but on Monday he nonetheless planned to formally dedicate an institute devoted to the legislative body and one of its ...
Honoring Ted Kennedy by inspiring tomorrow's leadersCBS News
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Gaza in ruins: why money, cement, and leadership are scarce

More than half a year after a devastating conflict in Gaza, large sections of the Palestinian territory show little sign of a rebuilding effort, leaving tensions to build toward another war.

Meatless Monday: Collard greens and tofu in coconut sauce

Collard greens don't need to be strictly Southern. When paired with Indonesian ingredients, tofu, and coconut milk this bitter vegetable makes a sweet and savory dish.

Proposed payday loan rules: Consumer protection or unnecessary oversight?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced more proposed rules to control the practices of payday loan companies this week. What is the size and scope of this industry that is seen by predatory by some and a necessary lifeline for others? 

Saudi airstrikes will continue until Yemeni president may return

On Sunday Saudi Arabia announced airstrikes again the Shiite Houthi militia would continue until Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is able to rule.

Looking nervous? Yawning too much? TSA may be keeping an eye on you.

Details about TSA’s program to detect suspicious air travelers have been revealed by the online publication The Intercept. Critics say it’s unreliable and can lead to racial and religious profiling.

Would you buy a car that makes you obey the speed limit?

Ford says it will soon be releasing minivans in Europe that obey the speed limit. How long before this technology spreads to other models?

Five questions you should ask when choosing a financial advisor

If you'd like to hire a financial advisor, here's a helpful guide.

Victim found in East Village rubble

On Sunday, emergency workers found a body in the rubble of three East Village apartment buildings which collapsed earlier this week following an apparent gas explosion.

Carly Fiorina: There's a 'higher than 90 percent' chance she'll run for president

Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said she would announce her plans for 2016 in late April or early May. Fiorina is one of many potential Republican presidential candidates.

Academic dishonesty at Stanford: What compels elite students to cheat?

Stanford University is the latest in a series of schools to investigate violations of academic honor codes. Why do students, even at the country's most prestigious institutions, cheat?

Panama City Beach debates spring break crack down (+video)

Raucous parties in Florida's Panama City Beach have politicians, police, and businesses debating how much to crack down on a key economic force. A shooting that left seven injured Saturday reignited the debate.

Company store turned bed and breakfast: Appalachia mines for tourists

Appalachian communities that owe their existence to coal are turning to tourism to replace traditional jobs and revenues. But some argue natural beauty and mountain character are at odds with the area's history of environmental degradation and poverty.

Outlasting terror's waves

Every generation deals with the desperation of terrorism. Every generation of terrorists learns how futile their cruelty is.

Lioness gives birth to quintuplets in Pakistani home

A lioness kept as an exotic pet in a home in Pakistan is the proud mother of five newborn cubs. Lions normally have litters of two or three cubs. 

4-year-old girl boards Philly bus alone in search of a slushie (+video)

A Philadelphia bus driver and a handful of passengers were shocked to see a 4-year-old girl board the bus alone at 3 a.m. on Friday, cheerfully stating she wanted to get a slushie. The girl and her parents were later reunited.

Martin O'Malley slams Hillary Clinton, says presidency is not 'some crown'

Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Maley said the country would benefit from new leadership an fresh perspectives. He said, 'The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families.'

How big a threat are the world's jihadi groups?

Sophisticated and lethal, growing in number, Islamic State and other extremist groups won't become a global force. Here's why.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence scrambles to 'clarify' new religious freedom law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been under fire for the ‘religious freedom’ law he signed, which critics say is discriminatory – especially against gay people. Now, Gov. Pence says he wants to legislatively ‘clarify the intent’ of the law.

A look at Lee Kuan Yew and the 'malaria-infested backwater' myth

Singapore made incredible strides under Mr. Lee, who was laid to rest today. But it was also well ahead of many of its Asian peers at independence.

WWII heroes will present Congressional Gold Medal to Ohio museum (+video)

On the 73rd anniversary of a historic bombing run on Japan, the 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' will receive the Congressional Gold Medal and then present it to the National Museum of the US Air Force near Dayton, Ohio.

Boko Haram attacks polling stations as voting continues in Nigeria (+video)

Nigerian residents said Boko Haram fighters were advancing on the northeastern city of Bauchi Sunday. Officials say extremists killed at least 41 people and scared hundreds away from polling stations as Nigeria votes in presidential elections.

Six credit card myths debunked

Separate the myths from the facts about using credit cards wisely. 

Bats obey traffic rules, study says

New research from the University of Bristol shows that bats follow special ‘traffic rules’ to avoid bumping into each other while hunting.

US, Russian astronauts begin one-year space mission

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian astronaut Mikhail Kornienko lifted off Friday for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station.

Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed (+video)

A suspect in Tunisia's deadly museum attack on foreign tourists was killed in a clash with security forces near the Algerian border. Nine suspected 'terrorists' were killed in the clash.

Gas line to East Village restaurant had been illegally tapped (+video)

Months before an explosion and fire that leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Village a gas crew found multiple leaks in a line that had been illegally tapped at a restaurant in one of the buildings.

Pope Francis remembers Germanwings crash victims on Palm Sunday (+video)

Pope Francis prayed for those who died in Tuesday's Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps at Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square.

Hidden fossil site yields bizarre 500-million-year-old predator

Unlike modern arthropods, Yawunik kootenayi, had dual-purpose limbs for hunting and grabbing prey. 

Crews battle Montana wildfire, ski lodge evacuation lifted

Visitors were free to return to the ski area at the Red Lodge Mountain Resort Saturday evening, after being evacuated as a precautionary move due to a 700-acre wildfire nearby.

Air Canada plane skids off runway, injuring 23 (+video)

Passengers say they believe an Air Canada plane hit a power line as it made an abrupt landing at the Halifax airport in bad weather. The plan skidded off the runway, injuring at least 23 people and damaging the aircraft.

Despite significant obstacles, Iran negotiations could see success (+video)

Two officials involved in the nuclear negotiations with Iran say the talks have a chance of succeeding by Tuesday, the target date for a preliminary agreement. Iran has indicated a greater willingness to accept constraints to its uranium enrichment program.

Pastrami on rye pasta bake

This unique take on macaroni and cheese features pastrami ribbons and cheese tossed in a creamy, mustardy sauce, and topped with a hint of toasty rye breadcrumbs. 

Officials search for Germanwings pilot's motivation (+video)

Medical documents and ripped-up sick notes from a doctor suggest 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz may have hid an illness from his employers at Germanwings. But without a suicide note investigators can't be sure what was going through the pilot's mind.

In Kenya, religious coexistence feels pressure of stronger Muslim identity

Kenyan Christians have long dominated political and social institutions. But an increasingly devout Muslim population is pushing for a greater voice, testing the ability of religious leaders to sustain longstanding religious harmony. 

NCAA tournament 2015 TV schedule: Who to watch in Sunday's 'Elite 8' (+video)

On Sunday, Duke plays Gonzaga and Louisville takes on Michigan State. Who will emerge Sunday to travel to Indianapolis next weekend for the "Final Four?".

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, and more: A guide to mobile payment apps

Security, savings, and convenience attract shoppers to 'mobile wallets,' payment apps such as Apple Pay, now available for phones and tablets. Check out these options. 

The frontline in liberating child soldiers

The international war in Yemen comes after a surge in the recruitment of children by armed groups and the military. An end to the conflict must focus on renewing the UN's efforts to protect Yemen's teenagers from being pressed into battle.

Nigerian elections: Boko Haram is one of many disruptions, but voters persist (+video)

Attacks by Boko Haram and violence between the two main opposing parties, compounded technical problems with Nigeria’s new polling machines. But millions of Nigerian citizens voted in a presidential election Saturday.

Did Hillary Clinton destroy evidence in 'wiping clean' her email server? (+video)

Friday was the deadline for Hillary Clinton to respond to a congressional subpoena for emails and documents related to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. She provided nothing since her email server had been wiped clean.

Boston Police officer shot, suspect killed: A case of justified deadly force? (+video)

Boston Police officer John T. Moynihan was shot in the line of duty on Friday night, leaving him critically injured. The suspected shooter was killed in a gun fight with police. 


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Ofcom's to-do list: Number porting, sell spectrum, buy milk
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:29:12 GMT

MVNO issues also pretty important, says specialist lawyers DLA Piper

Ofcom has set out its objectives for 2015/16, and they're broadly as outlined in the draft report.…

Don't listen to me, I don't know what I'm talking about – A pundit speaks
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:58:08 GMT

What the puck is going on?

Storagebod A day rarely goes by without someone declaring one technology or another is dead and rarely a year goes by without someone declaring this to be the year of whatever product they happen to be pimping, or be in favour of.…

Just WALK IN and buy an Apple Watch. Are you mad?
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:29:10 GMT

Follow these few simple steps, and wait a while

Apple has slapped some restrictions on early-bird madcap punters who want to part with hard-earned cash for a fancy wrist-job – they must shop only on white unicorns, bring virgin £50 notes and rap their order.…

Belgium to the rescue as UK consumers freeze after BST blunder
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:58:09 GMT

Hey, Nest Thermostats! ‘Spring forward, Fall back’

British consumers awoke to cold houses this morning as Nest “Learning” Thermostats failed to accommodate the switch to British Summer Time.…

Huawei networking kit gets the green light from Blighty's spooks
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:28:06 GMT

All above board, concludes board

A board put together to double-check the work of a British government team set up to investigate Huawei has given the Chinese giant a clean bill of health.…

Apple's 13-incher will STILL cost you a bomb: MacBook Air 2015
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:04:12 GMT

It may pine for the fjörds, but it's not snuffed it yet

Review Well, it looks as though the writing is on the wall for the MacBook Air. It’s still one of the slimmest and lightest laptops around, with impressive 10-12 hour battery life. But that 1440x900 resolution is dead in the water these days – especially at Apple price levels – while the chunky metal bezel around the screen is the tech equivalent of those huge shoulderpads that Dame Joan Collins used to wear on Dynasty back in the 1980s.…

Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:38:09 GMT

Institute of Directors warns against giganto UK.gov cock-up

A report from the Institute of Directors (IoD) warns that the government's rollout of smart meters “should be 'halted, altered or scrapped' to avoid a potentially catastrophic government IT disaster.”…

David Cameron's Passport number emailed to footy-head
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:22:03 GMT

Outlook autocomplete SNAFU sees world leaders' particulars leaked during G20 summit

Last week, Australia passed mandatory metadata retention laws, over objections that personal data should only be accessible by a very small number of people under very secure circumstances because it is is bound to leak and cause embarrassment.…

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Vulture's claws: we find looks AND brains
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:02:05 GMT

S6 Edge cuts corners in the best possible way

FIRST LOOK Samsung's gone for beauty and brains with its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but hasn't fallen into the trap of style over substance.…

Insight's EMEA prez: It's not our fault cloud sales are slow, blame the NSA
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:57:07 GMT

Firms' fluffy white services payoff is due in 2016, adds gros fromage

Services investments made by box-peddling shape shifter Insight Enterprises will start to pay dividends in Europe from next year, regional head honcho Wolgang Eberman has predicted.…

Unlimited stolen Uber accounts flogged for $5
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:28:03 GMT

Accounts 100 percent valid, fraudsters claim

Fraudsters are flogging an 'unlimited' number of stolen Uber accounts containing personal details and limited credit card data for less than $5.…

Starry-eyed hackers stuff Eurovision's voting app
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:28:09 GMT

It's only rock and roll but hackers like it

The Eurovision Song Contest has been targeted by obsessed hackers who stuffed the voting ballots during the final qualifier song performance.…

UN inflicts 10,000 flat pack IKEA shelters on Iraq - WITHOUT TOOLS
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:57:07 GMT

Haven't those poor souls suffered enough, you fiends?

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has placed an order for 10,000 flat-pack IKEA refugee shelters.…

EMC and Cloudera withdraw from Indiana big data event
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:29:08 GMT

Execs issue weekend Tweets objecting to religious freedom law

The technology industry's objections to the US State of Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which permits businesses to decline to serve people on the basis of sexuality or other traits, have deepened after EMC and Cloudera cancelled their presence at a forthcoming conference.…

Jailed Brit con phishes prison, gets bail
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:56:04 GMT

'Hi this is < name > please release < prisoner >'

A convicted British fraudster used a fake website and fake identities to trick prison officers into releasing him.…

Short circuit at Large Hadron Collider slows return to matter-mauling
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:58:04 GMT

CERN boffins hope high-pressure helium will chill out their problems

The eager Igors of CERN are going to have to wait a little longer before they try to destroy the universe: it turns out that the upgraded Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has a short circuit in one of its dipole circuits.…

Atomic clocks' tics tamed by 3,000 entangled atoms
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:58:03 GMT

Boffins break record for entanglement with mirrors and lasers

MIT and University of Belgrade boffins have taken a big step in applying the quantum property of entanglement to macro systems: they're claiming to have roped together more than 2,900 rubidium atoms with a single photon.…

Apple is like HITLER says Chinese billionaire
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:04:24 GMT

Android, however, is a beacon of freedom and openness

One of the ways Chinese kids like to pass their time is watching video on a site called Leshi TV that's sufficiently popular the company's CEO Jia Yueting is ranked among the planet's billionaires.…

Accedian goes hybrid NFV in carrier QoS product
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:52:15 GMT

Virtualises CPE to cut deployment cost

Rather than pull out all the stops on network function virtualisation (NFV), telcos would like to stage their implementations one piece at a time, according to Canadian vendor Accedian Networks.…

Opportunity suffers another flash-memory 'amnesia' moment
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:05:28 GMT

Rover's didn't lose data, Mars boffins 'disappointed' but not surprised at memory glitch

A flash memory reformat left NASA's Mars rover Opportunity with a brief episode of what the agency calls “amnesia” – thankfully, without any loss of scientific data.…

AWS flicks switch for cloud storage replication
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:32:38 GMT

Double the redundancy, double the bills

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has done something rather useful to its simple storage service (S3), namely making it possible to replicate data across regions.…

Affirmative wrist action: Pebble Time raises 20 MEELLION BUCKS on Kickstarter
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:09:39 GMT

78k backers chuck tons of cash at colour-screen smartwatch

Startup Pebble Time – which, we're told, plans to start shipping its wrist-puter in May – raised more than $20m during a month-long Kickstarter campaign.…

Frayed British Airways plays down mega hack attack on frequent flyer accounts
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:16:56 GMT

In-a-pickle firm insists personal info is safe after breach

Wrongdoers have hacked into tens of thousands of British Airways' frequent flyer accounts, however the travel giant claimed on Sunday that no personal information had been swiped.…

Dino-boffins discover ancient, TOOTHY-CLAWED, four-eyed MONSTER LOBSTER
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:09:15 GMT

508 million-year-old predator unearthed

Scientists have revealed a terrifying-sounding new species of lobster-like marine creature that pre-dates the first living dinosaur by 250 million years.…

Yahoo! and! Microsoft! extend! tricky! search! deal! talks! by! 30! days!
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:30:03 GMT

Can Redmond and the Purple Palace continue to hang tough?

Microsoft and Yahoo! have extended discussions about whether to remain wedded to a decade-long and at times stormy search deal that was first struck in 2009.…

'If people can encrypt their cell phones, what's stopping them encrypting their PCs?'
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:00:03 GMT

Plus: Tim Cook is the pebble in the pond

QuoTW This week NASA showed off its plans to lasso an asteroid, researchers mourned over a bug-riddled Chrome browser, and RSA banned buxom booth babes.

Google turns creepy, predictive search tech up to 11 in Chrome OS beta
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:30:09 GMT

Launcher 2.0 to be released within days

Google's Chromebooks are about to undergo an overhaul that puts the Chocolate Factory's creepy, predictive search tech – Google Now – at the heart of the firm's OS.…

Robot Overlords: Tween babysitting fodder with no in-jokes for the adults
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:00:12 GMT

Hey, you guys! This one's a 1980s' truffle shuffle just for the kids

Film Review Robot Overlords is an old-school kids’ movie, with none of the surreptitious nods to the dragged along adult audiences that we’ve become accustomed to, just friendly, under-13s fun.…

Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea exhibition – life beneath the waves
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:00:04 GMT

Take a dive at the Natural History Museum

Review There's an undeniable fascination to coral reefs and the creatures that inhabit them, whether it's tales of shipwreck on tropical islands surrounded by a lagoon, romantic snorkelling adventures, or captivating documentaries about the Great Barrier Reef.…

Honda CR-V: SUV-lite that’s also light on the pocket
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:00:03 GMT

Works well on tarmac – just remember to keep it there

Vulture at the Wheel This wasn't the car I was expecting. If I’d been paying attention I would have known that the new twin-turbo, 9-speed auto, 4WD 1.6L diesel turbo CR-V isn’t on the UK press fleet yet. What rolled up outside Vulture Central was the decidedly white-bread 2WD i-DTEC single-turbo 1.6L diesel.…

Building a better society from the Czechs' version of Meccano
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:00:10 GMT

And a tale of international intellectual property piracy

Worstall @ the Weekend To move a little off the normal sort of subject around here, something from an exhibition just around the corner here in Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic. The lads I hang out with here are 40ish professionals and they were terribly excited about an exhibition being put on of “Merkur”.…

Microsoft's Windows 10 build list snowballs for Lumia mobes
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:48:18 GMT

WARNING: Coders are still stitching together partition stitching code

Microsoft has tentatively opened up its Windows 10 Technical Preview to more phones, after its initial list back in February had been extremely limited.…

Easy come, easy go: Euro astroboffins blast brace of Galileo sats INTO SPAAACE
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:52:52 GMT

Look up to the skies and see

The European Space Agency has successfully launched two new satellites into orbit as part of the Galileo project to offer EU citizens an alternative GPS system from late 2016.…

$23m to a WordPress biz? Why top-end hosting is big money
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:02:08 GMT

VC North Bridge explains its investment

Analysis Website hosting may not be the first thing you consider when looking at tech industry growth, but venture capitalists North Bridge are betting different.…

Exercising with chocolate: Festival and tours galore
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:20:55 GMT

Gorge your way to fitness this weekend

Chocolate and exercise together, whatever next? Well, for the chocoholics and general lovers of cacao based products, there are various chocolate tours springing up at various locations around the country including Edinburgh, Oxford and one taking place in London this weekend.…

Apple's Tim Cook and Salesforce's Marc Benioff DECLARE WAR on anti-gay Indiana
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:01:12 GMT

But why should we care what rich execs think?

Analysis Two high-profile tech CEOs – Apple's Tim Cook and Salesforce's Mark Benioff – have publicly criticized a new Indiana law that legalizes discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.…

Street Culture: Reg man's snazzy snaps of punky London go on display
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:30:09 GMT

Captures capital's sharp, stylish side from 1976 to 1988

For the next four days a London exhibition features the youth cult photos of Register contributor Phil Strongman. Here he explains the whys and wherefores – and how technology has changed such shows.

Blood Relatives, The Tears of the Rajas and The Fifth Gospel
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:00:12 GMT

Ian Caldwell finds religion (again) and more

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston looks at literature's latest with a compelling debut novel from Stevan Alcock. The days of empire in India get up close and personal due in no small part to Ferdinand Mount's well-documented family history. And for those with a taste for antiquity, Ian Caldwell's latest gives Dan Brown a run for his money.

Dot-sucks sucks, say lawyers: ICANN urged to kill 'shakedown' now
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:03:11 GMT

Trademark briefs complain of 'predatory, exploitative and coercive practices'

The intellectual property constituency (IPC) of domain overseer ICANN has formally asked the organization to halt the rollout of the controversial .sucks top-level domain, due to start on Monday.…

Forum chat is like Clarkson punching you repeatedly in the face
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:00:06 GMT

Oh, you're one of them there racists, are you?

Something for the Weekend, Sir? How can you condone racist violence, Alistair?

To BALDLY GO where few have gone before: NASA 'naut twin to spend YEAR IN SPAACE
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:48:11 GMT

Study will pave the way for mission to Mars

Pic + vid Three 'nauts are on their way to the International Space Station – and two of them are going to remain onboard the orbiting lab for a full year…

Hotel Wi-Fi not only hideously expensive – it's horribly insecure
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:05:33 GMT

Wide-open rsync blunder leaves popular gateways vulnerable to hijacking

Travelers are used to getting screwed over by hotel internet access.…

Chip rumor-gasm: Intel to buy Altera! Samsung to buy AMD! ... or not
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:50:22 GMT

One way to boost your share price by 28 per cent

Rumors flew fast and furious on Friday about possible acquisitions in the chip industry, with both Intel and Samsung said to be eyeing purchases that could strengthen their positions against rivals.…

FCC supremo slams big cable in gridiron Robin Hood metaphor mash-up
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:07:56 GMT

It's net neutrality, I'm Buckeye, they're Little John, is that all clear?

Net neutrality Tom Wheeler, the chairman of US broadband regulator the FCC, fresh from no fewer than four Congressional grillings, has given a spirited defense of his radical net neutrality rules.…

Flak for Slack chaps in yak app hack flap: User database whacked
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:21:52 GMT

Enable two-factor auth, says biz chat startup

Workplace chat app Slack, popular among West Coast startup hipsters and others, has been hacked, its makers said on Friday.…

Appeal court bombshell: Google must face British justice for 'Safari spying'
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:31:03 GMT

Angry Apple users get their shot at licking the Chocolate Factory

Apple Safari-using Brits, who claim they were tracked by Google's adbots without permission, can sue Google in the UK, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ruled.…

Did we just wake up in an alternate universe? BlackBerry turns a profit
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:20:17 GMT

Back in Black, but one fair quarter does not a turnaround make

BlackBerry actually made money in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015, but the bigger picture for the ailing smartphone maker is far from rosy.…

In-depth: Supermicro's youngest Twin is a real silent ice maiden
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:31:06 GMT

Don't look now, folks, Trevor's in luuurve

Sysadmin blog Supermicro has released the first of its new line of Twin series unblade* servers and El Reg has taken the opportunity to given them a right good kicking.…

GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:17:07 GMT

Users unwittingly add to chronic traffic congestion

GitHub's servers are being hammered by web traffic from an army of unwitting cyber-foot-soldiers.…

Red Hat explains its choice of scale-out storage hats
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:01:10 GMT

Ceph and Gluster – not a cabaret double act after all

Which Red Hat scale-out storage product should you choose: Ceph or Gluster?…


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Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:21:48 GMT

What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated for the first time.






'Fear the Walking Dead' in ominous first trailer for zombie spin-off
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:15:44 GMT

The spin-off to hit show "The Walking Dead" goes back to the beginning of the infection that turned everybody into undead cannibals.






PlayStation spins free Spotify on your TV
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:05:03 GMT

From the ashes of the Sony Music Unlimited streaming service comes the first way to listen to the free version of Spotify on TVs.






G20 world leaders' personal information leaked in 'email error'
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:50:59 GMT

Australian G20 organisers have been left red-faced after it was revealed an email autofill error led to a leak of passport details for 31 world leaders, including Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and more.






'Grinder' biohacks his eyeballs to get night vision
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:54:49 GMT

Members of a biohacking site experiment with a chlorophyll-like substance to try to see better at night. The instructions are online.






Coachella, Lollapalooza ban selfie sticks
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:57:40 GMT

The upcoming Coachella and Lollapalooza music festivals have joined a growing number of festivals worldwide forbidding selfie sticks on the grounds.






Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against pro-discrimination laws
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:41:07 GMT

Published in the Washington Post, the Apple CEO's latest statement says a wave of legislation is pending across the country that would discriminate against the LGBT community.






School principals threaten parents with police if kids play 'Grand Theft Auto'
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:11:49 GMT

Technically Incorrect: A group of British school principals sends a letter to parents saying that violent adult-rated video games risk getting them into serious trouble.






Smiling selfies at Manhattan blast site anger some
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:58:02 GMT

Technically Incorrect: A photograph of seven women using a selfie stick to take pictures near the site of last week's East Village explosion causes quite a stir. And it's not the only smiling selfie from the scene.






Windows 10 Mobile on track for most Lumia phones
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:36:24 GMT

Microsoft's next test version of Windows 10 Mobile, expected around the first week of April, will support a lot more devices than the first one did.






From Siberia with size: 'New species' of big dinosaur found, scientists claim
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:45:54 GMT

Technically Incorrect: In Russia, scientists say they've found enough bones to now identify something we might want to call the Sibirosaurus. And it's a doozy.






40 years of gadgets come out to play
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:35:29 GMT

An exhibit in New York reunites stars from technology's past -- from the "laptop" that's heavier than an automobile tire to computers you don't even need to touch -- and puts them at your fingertips.






Jury decisively says Ellen Pao lost sexual-discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:48:27 GMT

After a second round of deliberations, the jury gives a decisive victory to prominent venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, which was being sued for gender discrimination by former junior partner Ellen Pao.






Juror kerfuffle leads to high drama in Ellen Pao discrimination trial
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:46:41 GMT

A funny thing happened as the jurors walked to the courtroom. One juror changed his vote, throwing the whole verdict into disarray.






Ellen Pao waxes philosophical in post-trial tweet storm
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:33:18 GMT

After her loss to venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins in a sexual-discrimination case, Pao takes to Twitter to speak her mind.

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge or S5 -- which do I choose?
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:52:27 GMT

Samsung has a dizzying array of flagship smartphones. CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps you break down your options.

'Back to the Future' hoverboard looks great, fails to hover (hands-on)
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:18:03 GMT

A new replica of the "Back to the Future Part II" hoverboard strives for screen accuracy.

Low Latency 124: Whack-a-Meerkat
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:05 GMT

There can only be one king of Twitter livestreaming.






Those amazing 'Furious 7' cars? This man built them
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:03 GMT

The seventh installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise is nearly upon us. Dennis McCarthy, who has wrangled cars for the series since 2006's "Tokyo Drift," tells us how he pulled together the amazing rides for this latest film.






The cars of 'Fast & Furious 7'
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:02 GMT

The "Fast & Furious" series always compiles an impressive set of actors, but for many it's the machines that are the real stars of the show.







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At the Track With Formula E, the First e-Racing Series
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:04:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes Ars is running a story about the new all-electric racing car series first visit to the U.S.. "The pit lane we're standing in is unusual, and not only because it's a temporary setup placed in the shadow of American Airlines Arena (home of the NBA's Miami Heat). Garages are set up on both sides rather than being limited to one. A few things also appear to be missing. To start, a familiar smell from the usual mix of burning hydrocarbons is absent. And it's remarkably quiet. The occasional impact wrench bursts out in a mechanical staccato, generators drone here and there, but there are no V8s burbling, no V6s screaming....Welcome to Formula E, the world's first fully electric racing series. Miami is playing host to the first of two US rounds—the next being held in Long Beach, CA, on April 4—and it's the fifth race in this ePrix's inaugural season. Given we've got a bit of a thing about racing at Cars Technica, as well as an obvious interest in electric vehicles, we had to be on the ground in Miami to experience this for ourselves."

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Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:01:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes The law enforcement lobbying campaign against encryption continues. Today it's Europols director Rob Wainwright who is trying to make a case against encryption. "It's become perhaps the biggest problem for the police and the security service authorities in dealing with the threats from terrorism," he explained. "It's changed the very nature of counter-terrorist work from one that has been traditionally reliant on having good monitoring capability of communications to one that essentially doesn't provide that anymore." This is the same man who told the European Parliament that Europol is not going to investigate the alleged NSA hacking of the SWIFT (international bank transfer) system. The excuse he gave was not that Europol didn't know about it, because it did. Very much so. It was that there had been no formal complaint from any member state.

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FCC Chairman: Net Rules Will Withstand Court Challenge
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:04:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes with this story about FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's confidence that the net neutrality rules the agency passed last month will stand up to upcoming challenges in court."Now that the FCC is the subject of several lawsuits, and its leader, Chairman Tom Wheeler, was dragged in front of Congress repeatedly to answer the same battery of inanity, it's worth checking in to see how the agency is feeling. Is it confident that its recent vote to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act will hold? Yes, unsurprisingly. Recently, Wheeler gave a speech at Ohio State University, laying out his larger philosophy regarding the open Internet. His second to last paragraph is worth reading: "One final prediction: the FCC's new rules will be upheld by the courts. The DC Circuit sent the previous Open Internet Order back to us and basically said, 'You're trying to impose common carrier-like regulation without stepping up and saying, "these are common carriers.'" We have addressed that issue, which is the underlying issue in all of the debates we've had so far. That gives me great confidence going forward that we will prevail.""

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NASA Denies New Space Station Partnership With Russia
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:22:00 GMT

schwit1 writes NASA officials today denied they were negotiating a partnership with Russia to build a space station replacement for ISS, as suggested yesterday by the head of Russia's space program. Maybe the misunderstanding comes from NASA head Charles Bolden, who is currently in Russia. Bolden probably said some nice feel-good things to the Russians, things like "We want to keep working together," and "We will support your plans for your future space station." None of this was meant as a commitment, but the Russians might have taken them more seriously than Bolden realized.

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Chrome OS Receives Extreme Makeover With Material Design and Google Now
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:15:00 GMT

MojoKid writes Late last week, Google quietly began inviting people to opt into the beta channel for ChromeOS to help the company "shape the future" of the OS. Some betas can be riskier than others, but Google says that opting into this one is just a "little risk", one that will pay off handsomely for those who crave new features. New in this version is Chrome Launcher 2.0, which gives you quick access to a number of common features, including the apps you use most often (examples are Hangouts, Calculator, and Files). Some apps have also received a fresh coat of paint, such as the file manager. Google notes that this is just the start, so there will be more updates rolling out to the beta OS as time goes on. Other key features available in this beta include the ability to extract pass protected Zip archives, as well as a perk for travelers. ChromeOS will now automatically detect your new timezone, and then update the time and date accordingly.

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Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:10:00 GMT

tomhath writes with this story that make shake up the nuclear industry. "The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp., operator of the largest fleet of U.S. nuclear plants, says it could have to close three of them if Illinois rejects the company's pitch to let it recoup more from consumers since the plants do not produce greenhouse gases. Exelon and other around-the-clock plants sometimes take losses when wind turbines produce too much electricity for the system. Under the system, electric suppliers would have to buy credits from carbon-free energy producers. Exelon says the plan would benefit nuclear plants, hydroelectric dams, and other solar and wind projects."

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NSA: We Mulled Ending Phone Program Before Edward Snowden Leaks
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:04:00 GMT

Mark Wilson writes Edward Snowden is heralded as both a hero and villain. A privacy vigilante and a traitor. It just depends who you ask. The revelations he made about the NSA's surveillance programs have completely changed the face of online security, and changed the way everyone looks at the internet and privacy. But just before the whistle was blown, it seems that the NSA was considering bringing its telephone data collection program to an end. Intelligence officials were, behind the scenes, questioning whether the benefits of gathering counter-terrorism information justified the colossal costs involved. Then Snowden went public and essentially forced the agency's hand.

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Supermario 64 Coming To a Browser Near You!
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:56:00 GMT

Billly Gates writes "Since Unity has been given a liberal license and free for non commercial developers it has become popular. A computer science student Erik Roystan Ross used the tool to remake SuperMario 64 with a modern Unity 5 engine. There is a video here and if you want to play the link is here. You will need Firefox or Chrome which has HTML 5 for gamepad support if you do not want to use the keyboard. "I currently do not have any plans to develop this any further or to resolve any bugs, unless they're horrendously game-breaking and horrendously simple to fix," says Ross.

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Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:50:00 GMT

An anonymous reader points out that a long held goal of keeping the Earth's average temperature from rising above 2 degrees Celsius might not be good enough. "A long-held benchmark for limiting global warming is 'utterly inadequate,' a leading U.N. climate scientist declared. Keeping the Earth's average temperature from rising past 2 degrees Celsius – a cap established by studies in the early 1970s – is far too loose a goal, Petra Tschakert, a professor at Penn State University and a lead author of an assessment report for the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, said in a commentary published in the journal Climate Change Responses. Already, with an average increase of just 0.8 degrees Celsius, she wrote, 'negative impacts' are 'widespread across the globe.' Tschakert called for lowering the warming target to 1.5 degrees Celsius."

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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:43:00 GMT

Rambo Tribble writes "Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced on Fox News Sunday that she stood a 'higher than 90 percent' chance of running as a presidential candidate in 2016. Fiorina's tenure at HP was marked by controversy over her leadership, and it is unclear what level of name recognition she enjoys. Her only previous political experience appears to be a failed U.S. Senate seat effort in 2010, as the Republican candidate challenging sitting Democrat Barbara Boxer, in California. Fiorina lost by 10%.

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SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:37:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes Alison Griswold writes that in an effort to improve its tanking image, SeaWorld launched a new advertising campaign this week to educate the public about its "leadership in the care of killer whales" and other work to protect whales in captivity and in the wild. As part of that head-on initiative, someone at SeaWorld decided to invite Twitter users to pose their questions to the company directly using the hashtag #AskSeaWorld. That was not a good idea as twitter users bashed Sea World relentlessly.. "As easy as it is to make fun of SeaWorld here, the real question is why any company still thinks hosting an open Twitter forum could be good for public relations," writes Griswold. "So maybe SeaWorld's social and PR folks just really have no idea what they're doing. Even so, you'd think they'd have learned from the corporate failures before them." Let's review some of the times this has backfired, starting with the infamous McDonald's #McDStories Twitter campaign of January 2012. Rather than prompting customers to share their heart-warming McDonald's anecdotes, the hashtag gave critics a highly visible forum to share their top McDonald's horror stories. MacDonalds pulled the campaign within two hours but they discovered that crowd-sourced campaigns are hard to control. Three years later the #McDStories hashtag is still gathering comments. "Twitter Q&As are a terrible idea.," concludes Griswold. "A well-meaning hashtag gives critics an easy way to assemble and voice their complaints in a public forum. Why companies still try them is a great mystery. Maybe they'll all finally learn from SeaWorld and give this one horrible PR trick up for good."

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Festo Reveals New Robotic Ants and Butterflies
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:32:00 GMT

mikejuk writes "Every year around this time of year Festo builds some amazing robot or other — last year it was a kangaroo. What could it possibly do to top previous amazing devices? What about some even more amazing robotic insects. BionicANT is designed not only look good but to demonstrate swarm intelligence. The robot not only looks like an ant, but it works like one. The design makes use of piezo bending transducers rather than servos to move. As well as being able to move its six legs, it also has a piezo-activated pair of pincers. The second insect robot is a butterfly — eMotion. For flying machines these are incredibly lightweight at 32 grams. The bodies are laser sintered and the wings use carbon fiber rods. Two miniature servo motors are attached to the body and each wing. The electronics has a microcontroller, an inertial sensor consisting of gyro, accelerometer and compass and two radio modules. Flying time is around 3 or 4 minutes."

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Arduino Dispute Reaches Out To Distributors
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:29:00 GMT

szczys writes Two companies are claiming ownership of the Arduino Trademark. The most recent development in this sad state of affairs is a letter from Arduino SRL to long-time Distributors of Arduino products. SRL is claiming they are the real Arduino, but there are some tasty tidbits including a Q/A section with some peculiar answers. From the article: "In short, Arduino LLC has been working on developing the Arduino platform, software, and community while Smart Projects / Arduino SRL was the major official producer of the hardware for most boards. Both are claiming to 'be' Arduino, and going after each other in court. So it’s not strange that Arduino SRL would like to try to keep its hold on the distribution channels."

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SpaceX's New Combustion Technologies
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:25:00 GMT

An anonymous reader shares this story that takes a look at some of the advances SpaceX is working on. "Getting a small group of human beings to Mars and back is no easy task, we learned at the recent GPU Technology Conference in San Jose hosted graphics chip and accelerator maker Nvidia. One of the problems with such a mission is that you need a very large and efficient rocket engine to get the amount of material into orbit for the mission, explained Adam Lichtl, who is director of research at SpaceX and who with a team of a few dozen programmers is try to crack the particularly difficult task of better simulating the combustion inside of a rocket engine. You need a large engine to shorten the trip to Mars, too....Not only do you need a lot of stuff to get to Mars and sustain a colony there, but you also need a way to generate fuel on Mars to come back to Earth. All of these factors affect the design of the rocket engine....As if these were not problems enough, there is another really big issue. The computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, software that is used to simulate the movement of fluids and gases and their ignition inside of all kinds of engines is particularly bad at assisting in rocket engine design. 'Methane is a fairly simple hydrocarbon that is perfectly good as a fuel,' Lichtl said. 'The challenge here is to design an engine that works efficiently with such a compound. But rocket engine CFD is hard. Really hard.'"

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Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:21:00 GMT

jones_supa writes: There's no video footage from inside the cockpit of the Germanwings flight that left 150 people dead — nor is such footage recorded from any other commercial airline crash in recent years. Unlike many other vehicles operating with heightened safety concerns, airline cockpits don't come with video surveillance. The reason, in part, is that airline pilots and their unions have argued vigorously against what they see as an invasion of privacy that would not improve aviation safety. The long debate on whether airplane cockpits in the U.S. should be equipped with cameras dates back at least 15 years, when the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) first pushed regulators to require video monitoring following what the agency called "several accidents involving a lack of information regarding crewmember actions and the flight deck environment." The latest NTSB recommendation for a cockpit image system (PDF) came in January 2015. Should video streams captured inside the plane become a standard part of aviation safety measures?

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Material Made From Crustaceans Could Combat Battlefield Blood Loss
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:12:00 GMT

MTorrice writes: A foam composed of a polymer derived from crustacean shells may prevent more soldiers from falling victim to the most prolific killer on the battlefield: blood loss. Pressure is one of the best tools that medics have to fight bleeding, but they can't use it on severe wounds near organs. Here, compression could do more harm than good. First responders have no way to effectively dam blood flows from these non-compressible injuries, which account for the majority of hemorrhagic deaths. The new foam could help stop bleeding in these types of injuries. It relies on chitosan, a biopolymer that comes from processed crustacean shells. By modifying the chitosan, the developers gave the material the ability to anchor blood cells into gel-like networks, essentially forming blood clots. The researchers dispersed the modified chitosan in water to create a fluid they could spray directly onto noncompressible wounds.

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Australian Government Outlines Website-Blocking Scheme
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:07:00 GMT

angry tapir writes: The Australian government has revealed its (previously mooted) proposed legislation that will allow copyright holders to apply for court orders that will force ISPs to block access to pirate websites. It forms part of a broader Australian crackdown on online copyright infringement, which also includes a warning notice scheme for alleged infringers. They're not the only ones getting on board with website blocking — a judge in Spain ruled that local ISPs must block access to The Pirate Bay.

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Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:03:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: A light bulb made from graphene — said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon — is to go on sale later this year. The dimmable LED bulb with a graphene-coated filament was designed at Manchester University, where the material was discovered in 2004. It is said to cut energy use by 10% and last longer owing to its conductivity. It is expected to be priced lower than current LED bulbs, which cost about £15 (~$22) each.

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Measuring How Much "Standby Mode" Electricity For Game Consoles Will Cost You
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Modern game consoles have a "standby" mode, which you can use if you want the console to instantly turn on while not drawing full power the whole time it's idle. But manufacturers are vague about how much power it takes to keep the consoles in this standby state. After a recent press release claiming $250 million worth of electricity was used to power Xbox Ones in standby mode in the past year, Ars Technica decided to run some tests to figure out exactly how much power is being drawn. Their conclusions: the PS4 draws about 10 Watts, $10-11 in extra electricity charges annually. The Xbox One draws 12.9W, costing users $13-$14 in extra electricity charges annually. The Wii U draws 13.3W, costing users $14-$15 in extra electricity charges annually. These aren't trivial amounts, but they're a lot less than simply leaving the console running and shutting off the TV when you aren't using it: "Leaving your PS4 sitting on the menu like this all year would waste over $142 in electricity costs."

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Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:56:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes with news that Russian officials are talking about working with NASA to build a new space station as a replacement for the ISS after its operations end in 2024. Igor Komarov, head of the Russian Federal Space Agency, was unambiguous in his support for such a partnership. He added, "It will be an open project. It will feature not only the current members of the ISS." NASA, while careful not to discourage future cooperation, was not so enthusiastic. They said, "We are pleased Roscomos wants to continue full use of the International Space Station through 2024 -- a priority of ours -- and expressed interest in continuing international cooperation for human space exploration beyond that. The United States is planning to lead a human mission to Mars in the 2030s, and we have advanced that effort farther than at any point in NASA's history. We welcome international support for this ambitious undertaking." They reiterated that there are no formal agreements in place as of yet. These comments come as three crew members arrive at the ISS, two of whom will be up there for an entire year.

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The Most Epic Demo in Computer History Is Now an Opera
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:53 GMT

The Most Epic Demo in Computer History Is Now an Opera

Doug Engelbart's famous demo is being reborn in suitably dramatic form: avant garde opera.

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The Virtual Reality Sim That Helps Teach Cops When to Shoot
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:45 GMT

The Virtual Reality Sim That Helps Teach Cops When to Shoot

“In cases like Ferguson, the question comes down to whether the officer should have used deadly force. A lot of that comes down to decision making.”

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French Guys See How Many People They Can Cram Into Cars
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:42 GMT

French Guys See How Many People They Can Cram Into Cars

Three artists cram dozens of people into tiny cars on the streets of LA.

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14 Tools That Changed the Way We Live
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:36 GMT

14 Tools That Changed the Way We Live

A million years ago, humans were content with rocks and sticks. The sheer number of objects humans use today is not just impressive, it’s downright bonkers.

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US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:29 GMT

US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them

A a new document sheds light on the backstory behind the development of the government’s zero-day policy and offers some insight into the motivations for establishing it.

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Google Takes on the Challenge of Making Robot Surgery Safer
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:14 GMT

Google Takes on the Challenge of Making Robot Surgery Safer

Google's Life Sciences division will partner with Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary to create the next generation of robotic surgery systems.

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Internet of Anything: This Smart-Lock Startup Is the Best Bet for Taking On Nest
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:02 GMT

Internet of Anything: This Smart-Lock Startup Is the Best Bet for Taking On Nest

The two well-heeled companies are poised to take the smart home mainstream. But will they do it together, or try to take each other down?

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A Card Game That Makes Players Fight Over Pop Culture
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:45:48 GMT

A Card Game That Makes Players Fight Over Pop Culture

Like to argue about the aesthetic merits of the Pyramids of Giza versus legwarmers? It's time you played The Metagame.

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The Electric Scooter That Could Make Battery Swapping Work Launches This Summer
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:02:48 GMT

The Electric Scooter That Could Make Battery Swapping Work Launches This Summer

A pilot program starts this week, with a full commercial launch planned for this summer.

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Why Country Rules the Airwaves: Chronicling the Genre’s Continuing Moment and Challenging Future in One Music-Filled Night
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:41:25 GMT

Why Country Rules the Airwaves: Chronicling the Genre’s Continuing Moment and Challenging Future in One Music-Filled Night

The brief walk from dressing room 9 to the stage of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry takes about 20 seconds, but passes decades of country music’s most prized heritage. There’s the photo of Dolly Parton with Paul McCartney, next to the piano Richard Nixon played and just down the hall from the “duets” room inspired by […]

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Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:58 GMT

Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen

In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, two fantasy author/military vets discuss their contributions to the Operation Arcana anthology.

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While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:55 GMT

While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World

If the Internet taught us anything this week it's that it pays to think about domain registrations in advance. Also, people get really sad about pop stars.

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Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:55:29 GMT

Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’

Read "Rules of Enchantment" from the military fantasy anthology Operation Arcana here.

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We Have No Way to Screen Every Pilot for Mental Illness
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:59:12 GMT

We Have No Way to Screen Every Pilot for Mental Illness

The regular physical exams pilots go through don't seriously address the risk of mental illness.

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Wii U Zelda Won’t Arrive in 2015, or Even Show at E3
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:45:47 GMT

Wii U Zelda Won’t Arrive in 2015, or Even Show at E3

Nintendo said today that its highly anticipated new Legend of Zelda for Wii U won't make its planned 2015 release date, and won't be at this year's E3 Expo.

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To Stay Relevant, Intel Explores Its Biggest Takeover Ever
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:39:34 GMT

To Stay Relevant, Intel Explores Its Biggest Takeover Ever

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is in talks to acquire Silicon Valley chip builder Altera, according to reports. If the deal goes through, it would be Intel's largest takeover ever.

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After Loss, Pao Hopes Case Helped Level the Playing Field
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:10:33 GMT

After Loss, Pao Hopes Case Helped Level the Playing Field

After deliberating since Wednesday, a San Francisco jury delivered its verdict in Silicon Valley's most closely watched trial.

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F1 Drivers Push Their Bodies to Extremes in Malaysia’s Heat
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:52:11 GMT

F1 Drivers Push Their Bodies to Extremes in Malaysia’s Heat

This weekend, Formula One heads to Malaysia, one of the most humid and hottest tracks on the calendar. It tests both man and machine.

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Storage Breakthrough Will Improve SSD Capacity Tenfold
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:33:30 GMT

Storage Breakthrough Will Improve SSD Capacity Tenfold

Two companies today announced new 3D NAND technology that stacks layers of flash cells vertically to increase density.

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Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:19:42 GMT

Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye

A final post from the Superbug blog, with sincere thanks to readers, colleagues and editors.

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Shahs of Sunset Star Mike Shouhed Marries Jessica Parido—Get the Details!
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMT

Jessica Parido, Mike Shouhed, InstagramCongratulations are in order for Mike Shouhed! The Shahs of Sunset star said "I Do" to fianc Jessica Parido Sunday evening in a romantic wedding ceremony. Co-star...

Ronda Rousey Attacks Stephanie McMahon, The Bella Twins Battle for Victory and More WrestleMania Highlights
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:25:00 GMT

Nikki Bella, Brie BellaReady, set, wrestle! For those of you not watching the most talented musicians perform at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, chances are you were all about WrestleMania 31. After all,...

Kim Kardashian Takes North West and Her BFF on a Precious Easter Egg Hunt—See the Adorable Pics!
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:27:46 GMT

Kim Kardashian, North WestLook who's getting an early start on Easter! Kim Kardashian loves spending some time with her precious daughter North West and this time, the mother-daughter duo adventured outdoors...

The Walking Dead's Incredible Season Five Finale Nearly Killed Us – Find Out What Went Down!
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:20:00 GMT

The Walking Dead, S5 Ep16That was incredible. We were on the edge of our seat throughout that entire finale, and for once, we left it almost totally satisfied and not drowning in tears. Morgan...

Taylor Swift Can't Stop Dancing With Justin Timberlake and More Must-See iHeartRadio Music Awards Moments
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:17:06 GMT

Madonna, Taylor SwiftWhat a night! That's our immediate reaction after watching the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards that featured a whole lot of must-see musical moments. For three hours...

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & More Big Winners at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards!
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:00:00 GMT

Taylor SwiftThey came, they saw, they won! The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards started with a bang (we're of course talking about that ultra-hot Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson duet) and ended...

The Good Wife's Hack Threatens—and Reveals—Everything
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:38:29 GMT

The Good WifeAlicia Florrick is getting her ducks in a row now that The Good Wife is the new State's Attorney, but those ducks aren't exactly cooperating. David Lee and Julius want her office,...

Kourtney Kardashian Discovers a Shocking Secret About Scott Disick, Thinks He Is The Shadiest Person—Get the KUWTK Recap!
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:01:00 GMT

Scott DisickSo much drama! On the latest Keeping Up With the Kardashians, things get heated in the world of the Kardashian-Jenner family! Kourtney Kardashian is showing Khloe...

Rihanna Performs "Bitch Better Have My Money" for the First Time in the Shortest Black Dress Possible
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:53:00 GMT

RihannaRihanna definitely deserves to "Take a Bow" after this performance! The 27-year-old singer took to the stage at the Shrine Auditorium Sunday night at the 2015 iHeart Radio Music...

Justin Timberlake Thanks ''Best Friend'' Jessica Biel During iHeartRadio Speech: ''I Can't Wait to See Our Greatest Creation''
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:49:00 GMT

Justin TimberlakeHusbands take note, this is how you thank your wife! Justin Timberlake was more than grateful to accept the iHeartRadio Innovator Award Sunday night in Los Angeles. But all of his...

Nick Jonas Performs Hit Single "Chains" as a Prisoner at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards—See the Pic!
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:48:50 GMT

Nick JonasNick Jonas wowed the audience—as a prisoner, no less!—in a steamy performance of his hit single "Chains." The 22-year-old singer took the stage for the 2015...

Fear The Walking Dead Teaser Trailer Is Here! It's Flu Season...
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:45:39 GMT

The Walking Dead, SpinoffThe Walking Dead's spinoff, Fear The Walking Dead, is making Los Angeles creeeeepyyyy (extra E's and Y's really tell you how creepy it's going to be). The new show, which stars...

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson Are Behind Bars for Sultry iHeartRadio Music Awards Performance—Watch Now!
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:10:16 GMT

Jennifer Hudson, Iggy AzaleaTalk about a show-stealing performance! The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards have drawn in several big stars in music, some of which are doing repeat performances after Saturday's Kids...

Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Heads to the Philippines as Phaedra Parks Questions Her Friendships
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT

Phaedra Parks, RHOAMake new friends and keep the old! That's what some parents try to install in their children at a very young age. But for Phaedra Parks, she appears to be putting it into practice as...

Best & Worst Dressed Stars at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Brittany Snow & More!
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT

Best Dressed, iheartRadio AwardsThe stars are out for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which obviously means our eyes are all over the red carpet fashion! Taylor Swift is never one to disappoint, which she reinforced...

Iggy Azalea Is Happy She Admitted to Getting a Boob Job: "I Love Them So Much, I Had to Talk About Them"
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:02:00 GMT

Iggy Azalea, iHeartRadio Music AwardsWhy on earth did Iggy Azalea reveal she got a boob job? "I love them so much I had to talk about them," Iggy told me on the red carpet Sunday afternoon at the 2015 iHeartRadio...

Kylie Jenner Posts 3 Sexy Bikini Photos in Only 1 Hour During Pool Day With Scott Disick—Take a Look!
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:38:45 GMT

Kylie JennerWhen the temperatures heat up, there's only one thing Kylie Jenner wants to do: Bring out the bikinis, of course! The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star enjoyed the sunny Southern...

Demi Lovato Embraces Her Adorable Puppy in Latest Bikini-Clad Selfie—See the Pic!
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:32:28 GMT

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato looks like she's ready for spring break! The 22-year-old songstress took to Instagram to post a bikini-clad selfieas sherocked some retro shades while holding...

2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Red Carpet—See All the Stars as They Arrive!
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:52:51 GMT

Iggy Azalea, iHeartRadio Music AwardsMusic lovers, rejoice: The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards are about to begin! (And with some of the biggest stars in music set to attend, you know something awesome is about to go...

Roger Moore, '70s and '80s James Bond Star, Denies Saying "Something Racist About Idris Elba"
published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:32:33 GMT

Roger Moore, Idris ElbaSir Roger Moore apparently did notpull a Rush Limbaughin a recent interview that referenced Idris Elba, who was months ago named as a possible future James Bond star. Moore,...


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11th hour hurdles for Iran nuclear deal
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:04:22 -0400

With pressure on in Switzerland for U.S.-led talks to bear fruit by Tuesday deadline, there are signs of backsliding

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on "60 Minutes"
published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:04:51 -0400

Charlie Rose interviews the Syrian dictator as a four-year-old civil war drags on in which his regime has been accused of devastating attacks on civilians

The economic slowdown deserves a second look
published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:31:11 -0400

Amid much disappointing data, the outlook for working Americans is actually improving in a U.S. economy that's pretty resilient

Eye Opener: Outrage over Indiana's religious freedom law
published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:16:29 -0400

Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling the law "very dangerous." Also, Syria's president reveals how his government knows when the U.S. will attack ISIS. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.