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Saudi-Led Air Campaign Resumes in Yemeni Capital
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:59:20 GMT

In addition to the bombings in Sana, the coalition carried out airstrikes in several other provinces, suggesting a broadening, rather than a scaling back of the monthlong air offensive against the Houthi rebels.






Critic’s Notebook: Vietnam Is Focus of TV Programs During Fall of Saigon Anniversary
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:35:33 GMT

A lineup of historical programs this week reflects events surrounding the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia and in the United States.






Maps: Aftershocks Continue in Nepal
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:56:48 GMT








Israel Says Airstrike on Syrian Border Targeted Militants
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:26:26 GMT

Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

Packed Field Stokes Competition for Digital Ad Dollars
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:23:53 GMT

Heavyweights like AOL, Google and Yahoo will vie with upstarts like Refinery29 and Vice in an increasingly crowded two-week frenzy to secure upfront advertising commitments.






News Analysis: As Boardroom Struggle Ends, Volkswagen Looks to the Future
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:48:50 GMT

The automaker faces slim profits, dwindling market share in the United States and an organization that critics say is bloated and inefficient.

Nepal Terrorized by Aftershocks, Hampering Relief Efforts
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:41:18 GMT

Powerful aftershocks continued to convulse Nepal on Sunday, complicating efforts to rescue those trapped and to maintain adequate supplies of food and water.






Fear, Loss and Devastation in Katmandu
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:48:12 GMT

Residents were on a difficult search for safety in a city where thousands have died and homes and temples have been reduced to rubble.






Nepal Struggles to Provide Relief
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:08:29 GMT

The country’s premier rushed back from an overseas trip as the government began setting up relief stations.






Deutsche Bank Profit Falls on Legal Costs
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:38:45 GMT

Although revenue rose 24 percent in the quarter, profit fell because of the 1.5 billion euros the bank set aside to cover a settlement with regulators.

Helsinki Journal: Speeding in Finland Can Cost a Fortune, if You Already Have One
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:11:47 GMT

The Finnish “day fine” system, which factors in income when calculating penalties for infractions, is causing a debate in a nation with an egalitarian streak. One millionaire, for example, was fined 54,024 euros (about $58,000) for a traffic ticket.






Reporter's Notebook: Grace and Hope Found Amid the Destruction of Nepal Quake
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:20:28 GMT

A writer who survived the earthquake with her 10-year-old son tells of the sadness at seeing history destroyed, but also of the resilience of the Nepalese.

Global Soccer: No Workhorse, Just a Devastating Weapon
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:09:08 GMT

Though Antoine Griezmann has scored 22 La Liga goals for Atltico Madrid, he has played the full 90 minutes in just a handful of games.

Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:44:09 GMT

Nine people, most of them foreigners, are scheduled to go before firing squads in what is believed to be the largest mass execution in the nation in decades.






Earthquake Devastates Nepal, Killing More Than 1,900
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:30:31 GMT

The earthquake struck near Katmandu. Residents described scenes of panic, and trekkers reported a major avalanche on Mount Everest.






Wladimir Klitschko Retains His Crown Against Bryant Jennings
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:11:29 GMT

Before a nearly sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden, Klitschko, a Ukrainian heavyweight, prevailed by unanimous decision over Jennings, an American.






Laughter (and a Few Boos) as Obama Takes Aim at Correspondents’ Dinner
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:54:03 GMT

At the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, President Obama made use of an Anger Translator, and sought to skewer just about everyone in the ballroom.

Scenes of Chaos in Baltimore as Thousands Protest Freddie Gray’s Death
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:08:31 GMT

A largely peaceful protest over the death of Mr. Gray while in police custody turned chaotic on Saturday night after demonstrators smashed a store’s window and damaged police cruisers.

Nusra Front Releases Two Swedish Hostages
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:30:12 GMT

Two men who were abducted in 2013 by Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch were released on Friday after more than two months of negotiations.






Deep Support in Washington for C.I.A.’s Drone Missions
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:00:20 GMT

Unwavering support from Capitol Hill is but one reason the C.I.A.’s killing missions are unlikely to change significantly, despite the revelation Thursday that a drone strike had killed two hostages.


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Republican presidential contenders woo evangelical voters
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:40:54 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa and elsewhere have recently begun sounding a call to arms to Christian conservatives, describing what they say is an urgent threat to religious liberty.

Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:54:34 GMT

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of desperate Nepalese spent another night in the open in the early hours of Monday, terrorized by strong aftershocks that continued to shake the country two days after a massive quake struck, killing almost 2,500 people.






Wake held in Baltimore for black man who died after arrest
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:21:10 GMT

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A wake was held on Sunday for the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died after being taken into police custody and sustaining a mysterious spinal injury, a death that has angered many residents of this predominantly African-American city.






Fighting escalates across Yemen, air strikes on capital Sanaa
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:17:52 GMT

ADEN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized large tracts of the country.






Yemeni foreign minister rejects peace talks call from ex-president
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:16:03 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen on Sunday rejected a call for peace talks issued by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and said a Saudi-led military campaign against Iran-allied Houthi fighters opposed to his government had not ended.

Ukraine's ceasefire under pressure as one more serviceman killed
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:24:31 GMT

KIEV (Reuters) - A fragile ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists came under renewed pressure on Sunday with the Ukrainian military reporting a serviceman had been killed and seven others wounded in rebel attacks.






Clinton Foundation admits making mistakes on taxes
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:15:04 GMT

(Reuters) - The Clinton Foundation's acting chief executive admitted on Sunday that the charity had made mistakes on how it listed government donors on its tax returns and said it was working to make sure it does not happen in the future.

German Chancellor, Greek PM agree to stay in touch to reach debt deal
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:00:39 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a phone conversation on Sunday to maintain contact during talks between Athens and its lenders to reach a debt deal, a Greek government official said.

Syrian jets pound insurgent-held town: monitor
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:35:32 GMT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian jets killed at least 34 people in air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a group monitoring the war said, one day after it was seized by Islamist fighters closing in on government-held territory by the coast.






Deutsche Bank first-quarter profit falls by half as legal charges bite
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:01:52 GMT

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's earnings fell by half in the first quarter, a greater-than-expected drop as hefty legal charges eroded gains in investment banking revenue, while it prepares to unveil details of a strategic overhaul.

Top U.S. court appears on cusp of declaring right to gay marriage
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:56:50 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's arguments on Tuesday over same-sex marriage will cap more than two decades of litigation and a transformation in public attitudes.






No military solution to boat migrant crisis: U.N. chief to paper
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:53:42 GMT

ROME (Reuters) - There is no military solution to migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Sunday, as European leaders search for ways to manage the flow of people leaving North Africa in rickety boats.

Russia's Putin says taking Crimea righted historical injustice
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:51:10 GMT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow's seizure of Crimea righted a historical injustice, according to news agency reports on Sunday citing a new documentary film.

Car bombs, suicide attack kill at least 22 in Iraq
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:48:28 GMT

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed in explosions across Iraq on Sunday, including a suicide car bomb attack on a military post in western Anbar province, police and medical sources said.






Pleas for mercy rain on Indonesia's president as executions near
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:08:43 GMT

CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Relatives of several convicts on death row in Indonesia made emotional last-ditch appeals for mercy on Sunday, adding their voices to foreign governments and the head of the United Nations who called for the group of nine to be spared the firing squad.

Oklahoma lethal injection drug faces U.S. Supreme Court test
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:08:07 GMT

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week on whether a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection mix should be banned in a case that comes as a shortage of execution chemicals has sent some states scrambling for alternatives.

SEC's stock market reform club locks out retail brokers
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:11:10 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is convening a group of financial industry veterans for the first time next month to consider stock market reforms, but one group will be conspicuously absent: retail brokerages.

Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:15:53 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," U.S. President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him.

More central banks meet, but ability to pilot economies in doubt
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:38:03 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn't clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global economy much.

Egypt's trial of Mursi 'badly flawed': Human Rights Watch
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:31:03 GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, deposed by the army and sentenced to 20 years in jail, was "badly flawed" and appears to have been politically motivated, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.


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Opinion: Deadly quake was not unexpected
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:48:18 EDT

The disastrous earthquake in Nepal was large, but geophysicists knew it was coming, writes scientist Colin Stark. FULL STORY | MAJOR AFTERSHOCK | GOOGLE EXEC KILLED ON EVEREST | EVEREST CLIMBERS TRAPPED | CNN ON THE GROUND

Everest avalanche caught on camera hitting climbers
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:23:23 EDT

A photographer captured the moment an avalanche on Mt. Everest barreled into a group of people.

Photos: Avalanche on Everest
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:01:29 EDT

Obama's top 10 jokes at Correspondents' Dinner
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:53:35 EDT

Huge war games begin off UK
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:47:00 EDT

Huge military exercises are underway off and around Britain's coast, but NATO insists they are not a deliberate response to the Russian military's increasingly brazen behavior.

Scuffles at Baltimore protests
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:13:46 EDT

Shop owners are paying a price for rage over Freddie Gray's death in police custody. The vast majority of protesters who took to Baltimore's streets late Saturday were peaceful, but the handful who weren't left behind shards, rubble, and dents.

2 dead, 5 missing after storm hits regatta
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:00:39 EDT

At least six people are missing after a severe storm capsized several sailboats in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Saturday afternoon during a regatta, said Coast Guard Public Information Officer Carlos Vega.

Cruz on Dems: 'Liberal fascism'
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:14:14 EDT

Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party."

Report: Hackers got Obama's emails
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:40:37 EDT

CNN's Jonathan Mann discusses the New York Times report stating that Russian hackers broke into the White House email system.

Israel runs strikes at border
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:31:37 EDT

The Israeli military conducted airstrikes Sunday night in the area between Israel and Syria, targeting a group of militants allegedly trying to plant a bomb on the Israeli border.

Opinion: Google endangers cops
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:57:58 EDT

For the fifth year in a row in 2014, ambush attacks on police officers were the No. 1 cause of felonious deaths of law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Nevertheless, Google continues to market a smartphone application that lets lawbreakers pinpoint the location of police officers in the field. Google's executives won't even discuss the subject with organizations representing law enforcement.

Bergen: Why did hostage die?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:57:23 EDT

Warren Weinstein, who appears to have been the only American citizen held hostage by al Qaeda, was accidentally killed in a U.S. drone strike in January. But it didn't have to be that way.

With new Joker, many memes launched
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:41:37 EDT

Love it or hate it, Jared Leto's interpretation of the Joker is an internet sensation.

Shots fired at Lil Wayne tour bus
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:14:21 EDT

Gunshots were fired at rapper Lil Wayne's tour bus early Sunday in Atlanta.

Bruce Jenner comes out ... as what?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:45:55 EDT

Bruce Jenner didn't just come out as a transgender woman Friday night — he also came out as a Republican.

Aurora: Coping with grief, conquering life
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:21:38 EDT

On July 20, 2012, excited moviegoers gathered for a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century Aurora 16 Multiplex Theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Cops: Plane cleaner stole computers, booze
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:18:10 EDT

Talk about cleaning up. Wowza.

Stranded sisters live on Girl Scout cookies
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:22:23 EDT

Snacks and a shiny SUV windshield saved two sisters who were stranded for almost two weeks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Man gets mauled by bears twice on same trail
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:34:08 EDT

A Washington man was attacked by a bear for the second time while walking his dog. CNN affiliate KOMO has more.

Girl fighting cancer kicked out of school
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:31:31 EDT

A young girl who has just finished battling leukemia has been dealt another blow, she was kicked out of her Catholic school. CNN affiliate WWMT reports.

America's hottest liquor shot is ...
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:19:37 EDT

When drinkers in Clayton's, a beachfront bar in South Padre Island, Texas, belly up for a round of shots, bartender Casey Belue can usually guess what they'll order.

Korea: 24 intoxicated hours
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:28:48 EDT

40 most beautiful places in South Korea
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:27:26 EDT

In South Korea there are places where travel photographers fall in love, and go back to again and again.

Karaoke can make your career
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:27:59 EDT

Anthony Bourdain travels to South Korea, where he's reminded of the country's voracious appetite for a good time.

How to survive a drinking session in Korea
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:18:47 EDT

Most companies in South Korea have hoesik at least once a month and sometimes every week.

Tasting the 'soup of death'
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:22:01 EDT

Anthony Bourdain meets up with Mark Yin, a former member of Korean hip-hop group Drunken Tiger, for a bowl of bugs on "Parts Unknown."

Volcanoes seen from space
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:02:21 EDT

Look at trees in a different way
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:59:06 EDT

It all started by looking up.

Four Seasons unveils luxury private jet
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:09:50 EDT

Upscale brand takes the wraps off its "champagne and caviar-inspired" Boeing 757

Gallipoli: Grim battle in Turkey trenches
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:34:18 EDT

Those 'Big Bang Theory' moms are back
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:07:52 EDT

First look: Jared Leto is the Joker
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:07:51 EDT

You can call him... Joker.

Summer movies we can't wait to see
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:56:19 EDT

How good is 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:07:51 EDT

The powers of Marvel's all-star superheroes go a bit wobbly in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Faced with the daunting prospect of topping the surprise and excitement of 2012's The Avengers, the third highest-grossing film of all time, writer-director Joss Whedon mixes some brooding down-time in with the abundant spectacle. To be sure, series junkies will get their fix from the sheer massiveness of the exploits, but at least two of the big action scenes are lackluster, while the climax and resolution could have been worked out in more complex, less rote ways, so as to further increase intrigue and anticipation for "Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2," already scheduled for release in May of 2018 and 2019, respectively. Not that any of this will matter much, since the pent-up excitement among the enormous international fan base is so intense that nothing will keep the summer's presumed biggest franchise blockbuster from soaring to and beyond the one-billion dollar threshold internationally.

'Galaxy Quest' TV series in the works
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:07:52 EDT

A TV series based on the 1999 sci-fi film "Galaxy Quest" is in the works at Paramount Television.

Unarmed man paralyzed after police shooting
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:47:30 EDT

CNN's Alina Machado reports on a police dashcam video that shows an officer shooting an unarmed suspect in Palm Beach, Florida.

Bruce Jenner: I have the 'soul of a female'
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:47:49 EDT

Former Olympian Bruce Jenner tells Diane Sawyer in an ABC News exclusive that he is a woman.

Fitness guru called fat; see her viral response
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:34:56 EDT

YouTube fitness star Cassey Ho responded to negative comments about her looks in a video that has gone viral.

Cop jumps fence into yard, kills dog
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:22:54 EDT

A homeowner's rottweiler was shot and killed by a deputy, who jumped the fence into the yard. It is all captured on body camera. CNN affiliate WFTS reports.

The navy uniform that changed everything
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:07:06 EDT

Amazing photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:28:03 EDT

The week in 37 photos
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:52:56 EDT

Look at me! 29 selfies of the week
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:41:32 EDT

Pregnant women try to cross sea to Europe
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:55:25 EDT

It took one Somali woman seven months and 4,000 miles to trek to Libya. From there, she hoped to cross the Mediterranean Sea so her baby could be born in Europe. She didn't get there.

Obama breaks promise for 7th time
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:53:34 EDT

This week is the 100th anniversary of what many historians acknowledge as the Armenian genocide -- the Turkish massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians

Climate: 7 questions on 2 degrees
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:55:38 EDT

We're 2 degrees from a different world.

Would you eat raw Gulf oysters?
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:19:36 EDT

Mike and Ardis Knoflicek acquired a taste for raw oysters late in life.

Sally Kohn: Obama, Clinton don't get trade
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:55:38 EDT

In case you needed a reminder that President Barack Obama isn't running for office again, he just alienated not only Republicans, who have largely resented him from day one, but the progressive base of Democratic voters.

Yellowstone supervolcano more vast than thought
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:06:28 EDT

What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:53:23 EDT

Netflix to stream 'Full House' reunion, spinoff
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:35:38 EDT

So, you'd like a "Full House" reunion and spinoff? You got it, dude!

Will John Roberts anger conservatives?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:27:55 EDT

Chief Justice John Roberts is back in the spotlight.

Quadruple rainbow awes New York
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:27:56 EDT

It was a busy week for trending stories. If you weren't online much, here's some of the best of what you missed:

Yemen: Living under fire
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:57:49 EDT

Since the fighting broke out in Yemen on March 25, my husband, five sons and I have been prisoners to our home.

Mom pens her own heartbreaking obituary
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:48:34 EDT

A Massachusetts woman wrote her own moving obituary before she lost her years-long battle with cancer. CNN affiliate WFXT reports.

Inside a samurai's bedroom
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:27:30 EDT

Hubble Space Telescope turns 25
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:58:31 EDT

It's up there right now -- flying about 340 miles over the Earth and circling us every 97 minutes. It's a telescope -- in the sky. Just think about that for a bit.

5 nursing students killed in wreck
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:48 EDT

Georgia Southern University was in mourning Thursday after five nursing students were killed the day before in a multivehicle wreck near Savannah, according to the school's website.

Actors walk off Adam Sandler set
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:22 EDT

About a dozen Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie comedy, saying the satirical Western's script is insulting to Native Americans and women, according to a report.

Deputy eats, ignores 911 call
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:33:25 EDT

CNN affiliate WFTX reports that a deputy was fired for going to lunch instead of answering a medical emergency 911 call. The woman who made the call died later.


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Nepal quake victims flee to tents
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:27:32 GMT

Tent cities spring up in the Nepalese capital after Saturday's earthquake, which is now reported to have killed some 2,500 people.

Deadly protests in Burundi capital
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:23:27 GMT

At least two people die in violent protests in Burundi after the president announces he will seek a third term.

Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:51:53 GMT

France's president warns that anti-Semitism and racism "are still here" on a commemorative visit to the site of France's only Nazi concentration camp.

Russian twerking video women jailed
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:37:02 GMT

A Russian court jails three women for performing a twerking dance in front of a World War Two memorial and posting it online.

SA anger over Nigeria envoy recall
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:24:40 GMT

South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners.

Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:28:18 GMT

Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.

Akinci wins North Cyprus election
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:49:58 GMT

Mustafa Akinci sweeps to victory in North Cyprus' presidential elections after pledging renewed urgency in seeking a peace deal on the island.

Ghana told to stop new oil drilling
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:43:52 GMT

Ghana is told by an international tribunal not to begin any new offshore drilling for oil in disputed waters with the Ivory Coast.

Baltimore protest turns violent
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:12:28 GMT

A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.

Kazakh leader heads for big vote win
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:19:32 GMT

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is on course for a crushing election victory, with exit polls showing him with 97.5% of the vote.

Bayern Munich win 25th German title
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:27:24 GMT

Bayern Munich claim a third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.

VIDEO: Obama jokes at annual dinner
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:08:36 GMT

President Obama has been poking fun at himself and his political friends and enemies at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Harper Lee saves Mockingbird play
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:59:54 GMT

Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show.

Bruce Jenner: I am a woman
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:53:34 GMT

The reality TV star and Olympic gold medallist says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.

Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:20:06 GMT

A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.

Chile volcano causes flight problems
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:56:25 GMT

The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.

Anderson leads England to victory
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:57:47 GMT

James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.

Kipchoge and Tufa win in London
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:16:48 GMT

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the men's London Marathon, with Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race.

Al-Shabab kills man for blasphemy
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:45 GMT

The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab has killed a man for "insulting the prophet Muhammed", witnesses tell the BBC.

SBS presenter fired for Anzac tweets
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:39:58 GMT

SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.

Indonesia issues execution orders
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:43:10 GMT

At least three of 10 people on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling are given formal notice of their imminent execution.

Legal costs hit Deutsche Bank profit
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:09:19 GMT

Deutsche Bank reports a sharp fall in profits after setting aside €1.5bn to cover legal costs, days after being fined €2.3bn for rate rigging.

VW chairman resigns in power struggle
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:41:36 GMT

Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.

Syria Islamists take northern town
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:31:44 GMT

Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.

Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:17:59 GMT

Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.

UK gives 5m to help Nepal victims
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:31:51 GMT

The UK government is giving 5m to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people.

No 'lack of drive' in campaign - PM
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:35:42 GMT

Having a strong economy "matters more than anything", David Cameron says as he insists there is "no lack of drive" in the Conservative campaign.

Music boss tops Britain's rich list
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:22:33 GMT

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a 13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.

Nasdaq and S&P 500 at record highs
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:49:50 GMT

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.

Comcast ends Time Warner Cable deal
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:08:06 GMT

US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.

Mourinho hits back at 'boring' jibes
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:32:18 GMT

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his team are not boring but suggests Arsenal are after failing to win the title since 2003-04.

Hazard named Player of the Year
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:21:00 GMT

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard wins the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.

Five up for BBC Women's player award
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:00:49 GMT

The five names in contention for the BBC inaugural Women's Footballer of the Year award are revealed.

Fellowes to adapt Trollope novel
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:31:28 GMT

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne - one of his favourite novels - for TV.

Native Americans quit Sandler set
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:40:31 GMT

Several Native American actors walk off the set of an Adam Sandler comedy, claiming the film is "totally disrespectful" of Apache culture.

US child star 'takes own life'
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:29:11 GMT

Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, takes his own life at his family home in Texas.

VIDEO: Moment aftershock hits - caught on camera
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:41:04 GMT

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt is in the middle of filming in Kathmandu when an aftershock hits.

VIDEO: Chile volcano ash buries farmland
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:14:58 GMT

Residents in the foothills of the Calbuco volcano in Chile survey the damage caused by its eruption.

VIDEO: Pinhead-sized Bible goes on show
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:01:07 GMT

A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

VIDEO: Australian pair keep book-making alive
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:15:11 GMT

Gwen Harrison and Sue Anderson use printing techniques more familiar to Johannes Gutenberg than the 21st century to create their handcrafted books.

VIDEO: Peru percussionists' world record bid
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:52:44 GMT

Thousands of people in Peru have attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the largest cajon ensemble.

VIDEO: The life-saving shipping container
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:00:59 GMT

A charity in Peru is tackling high rates of multi-drug resistant TB with the help of a shipping container.

VIDEO: Rebels 'all but taken over' Idlib
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:50:57 GMT

Reports in Syria say that rebels linked to al-Qaeda are almost completely in control of the last big government-held city in the northern province of Idlib.

VIDEO: Putin's 'Hells Angels' ride on Berlin
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:51:37 GMT

A Russian biker group, famed for their patriotism, have set off from Moscow hoping to recreate the route taken by the Red Army 70 years ago and travel to Berlin.

The photographer who captures the horrors of the Mediterranean
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:22:39 GMT

The photographer who shows the horrors of the Mediterranean

Farkhunda's death - 'turning point' for Afghanistan?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:25:55 GMT

The Afghan shrine killing that could be a watershed

Viewpoint: Across China by wheelchair
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:22:21 GMT

Backpacking around China in a wheelchair

Why is a cheeky Nando's ad from 2012 popular again?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:30:23 GMT

Why a cheeky Nando’s advert is suddenly popular

The woman who adopts dead babies
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:20:15 GMT

The woman who adopts dead babies found in the rubbish


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Economic Preview: Will economy roar back after rocky start to the year?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:49:49 GMT

The U.S. economy suffered a big letdown in the first three months of 2015. Now it’s time to find out if warmer weather resuscitates growth — just like it did last year.

The Margin: Video: Terrifying footage of Mount Everest avalanche
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:52:15 GMT

Footage reportedly uploaded on YouTube by German adventurer Jost Kobusch shows a wall of snow and rock bearing down, and eventually washing over, Mount Everest’s base camp.

Earnings Outlook: What to watch for in Apple’s earnings
published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:26:22 GMT

Apple is set to report second-quarter earnings after the market close on Monday—and all eyes are on the iPhone

The Margin: Godzilla, and the hotel that ate Tokyo
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:16:08 GMT

At long sweet last, Tokyo now has a Godzilla-themed luxury hotel.

NewsWatch: Apple, energy, health care earnings to dominate week
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:00:08 GMT

Heading into another peak earnings week, Apple Inc., energy, and health care company earnings are set to dominate.

Google executive Fredinburg dies in Everest avalanche
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:58:14 GMT

Google Inc. executive Daniel Fredinburg was one of at least 18 people who died Saturday when an avalanche triggered by the massive 7.8 earthquake in Nepal swept down Mount Everest into a base camp, according to reports Sunday.

The Wall Street Journal: Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:54:59 GMT

An era at one of Europe’s biggest corporations ends dramatically when Ferdinand Piech, chairman of Volkswagen AG and grandson of the company’s founder, unexpectedly resigned after losing a rancorous battle to oust Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn.

NewsWatch: Apple, energy, health care earnings to dominate week
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:00:11 GMT

Heading into another peak earnings week, Apple Inc., energy, and health care company earnings are set to dominate.

The Wall Street Journal: Nepal earthquake: Rescuers hunt for survivors as death toll rises
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:42:46 GMT

Soldiers and police dig through debris Sunday across Nepal’s Katmandu Valley and other parts of the Himalayan country, authorities said, racing to find survivors of a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people.

This security flaw puts online shoppers’ data at risk
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:11:36 GMT

About 87,000 websites are vulnerable to a flaw that gives hackers “complete control.”

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Cards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:51:07 -0400

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) is helped off the field after getting injured while batting during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Adam Wainwright tried his best to hide the stress of the situation.


Newgarden claims first IndyCar Series win not far from home
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:48:50 -0400

Josef Newgarden (67), right, celebrates after winning the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Newgarden held off a hard-charging Graham Rahal on Sunday in the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for his first IndyCar Series victory. (Joe Songer/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden's wait is over. To his relief, so is the race.


Chelsea's title bid on hold, Everton overpower United
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:45:14 -0400

Arsenal's defender Hector Bellerin (L) vies with Chelsea's defender John Terry during the English Premier League football match at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 26, 2015Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards the Premier League title was checked by a goalless draw away to Arsenal on Sunday. Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho's men would have travelled to Leicester City on Wednesday knowing that victory over the resurgent Foxes would have been enough to secure Chelsea's first English title since 2010. Sunday's fiery clash ended with Arsenal going level on points with second-placed Manchester City, with both clubs 10 points adrift of Chelsea, who like the Gunners have five league matches left to play this season.


Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:43:59 -0400

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in front of Kerry's residence in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Abe arrived in the U.S. Sunday for a weeklong visit. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.


Republican presidential contenders woo evangelical voters
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:40:54 -0400

U.S. Presidential candidate and Senator of Texas Ted Cruz speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in WaukeeBy Luciana Lopez DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa and elsewhere have recently begun sounding a call to arms to Christian conservatives, describing what they say is an urgent threat to religious liberty. Citing high-profile dust-ups over religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, the contenders are painting a vivid picture of faith under fire. “In the past month, we have seen religious liberty under assault at an unprecedented level,” Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Saturday at a forum sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition outside Des Moines.


Kerry to see Iranian FM as nuke talks hit end phase
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:28:13 -0400

FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland. The State Department said Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would meet Monday, April 27, 2015 at the United Nations on the sidelines of a conference on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in which both men are participating. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart will meet this week for the first time since they laid out the framework for a nuclear deal earlier this month.


Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:28:07 -0400

Family members break down during the cremation of an earthquake victim in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors of the massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation a day earlier, killing more than 2,500 people.


Memphis G Conley to miss Game 4 in Portland
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:25:32 -0400

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is helped off the floor after a collision during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. Conley left the game and did not return. The Grizzlies won 115-109 to lead the series 3-0. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Memphis point guard Mike Conley will not play Monday night in Game 4 of the Grizzlies' playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers because of a facial injury.


Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:15:07 -0400

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all.

Three U.S. citizens among dead in avalanche after Nepal quake
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:54:34 -0400

(Reuters) - Three Americans died in a massive avalanche triggered by the devastating Nepal earthquake, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday, including a medic and a filmmaker who were at a base camp for Mount Everest climbers. Nearly 2,500 people were confirmed killed in the 7.9 magnitude quake, making it the worst such disaster to hit Nepal since 1934 when 8,500 died. The medic, Marisa Eve Girawong, was a physician's assistant who worked for Madison Mountaineering, a Seattle-based guide service, according to Kurt Hunter, the company's co-founder and chief technology officer. "We’re deeply saddened by her loss." Girawong, who was from Edison, New Jersey, according to media reports, was among more than a dozen people who perished in the Mount Everest avalanche.

James leads Cavs past Celtics into playoffs second round
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:46:40 -0400

LeBron James (R) of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts with Kendrick Perkins during the game against the Boston Celtics after the second quarter on April 26, 2015 in BostonBattered but unbowed, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 101-93 on Sunday to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs. With 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists from James, the Cavs withstood the early exit of star forward Kevin Love with a shoulder injury to complete a 4-0 sweep of the Celtics in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. Love was hurt in the first quarter battling Celtics seven-footer Kelly Olynyk, who grabbed Love's left arm as they chased a loose ball.


Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:41:50 -0400

Kurt Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.


Paul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:37:10 -0400

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul (3) celebrates after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday to even their first-round series at two games apiece.


Grizzlies, Bulls wary even with big leads in playoffs
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:35:17 -0400

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley looks back towards his bench from the floor after a collision during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. Conley left the game and did not return. The Grizzlies won 115-109 to lead the series 3-0. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)The Grizzlies and Bulls head into their games on Monday night in complete control of their respective series, needing just one more victory to advance to the next round.


Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:33:35 -0400

FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks in Nashua, N.H. Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. “Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this week’s debate. Also trying to discourage any changes, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey urged senators to stick with the plan as it emerged from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it.


Justin Rose wins in New Orleans for 7th PGA Tour title
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:27:22 -0400

Justin Rose, of England, celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Justin Rose birdied the final two holes Sunday to win the Zurich Classic.


No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:22:46 -0400

Members of a German rescue organization board a plane at the airport in Frankfurt, central Germany, Sunday, April 26, 2015, for their flight to earthquake-torn Nepal. International Search and Rescue Germany says a team of 52 relief workers including doctors, experts trained in searching for people buried under rubble and several dog squads will fly to Nepal. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)LONDON (AP) — There is still time to save lives — that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.


Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:21:54 -0400

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mourners filed for hours Sunday past the coffin of the man who died after sustaining serious injuries in the custody of Baltimore police, somberly paying respects after a night of violent protests.

Parise, Wild advance with 4-1 win over Blues
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:20:13 -0400

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, left, celebrates with teammates center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, defenseman Jared Spurgeon, and defenseman Marco Scandella (6) after Parise's goal on St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday in Game 6.


Cavs' Kevin Love out after hurting shoulder in first quarter
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:14:35 -0400

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder Sunday on what he said was a "bush-league" play.

Gladbach win hands Bayern 25th German title
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:12:08 -0400

Bayern Munich's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (C) and defender Philipp Lahm (R) celebrate after the German first division Bundesliga football match in Munich on April 25, 2015Bayern Munich were confirmed as German champions for the 25th time on Sunday as Wolfsburg's 1-0 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach meant Pep Guardiola's Bavarians can no longer be caught. Gladbach's Germany striker Max Kruse sent the title to Munich as his 90th-minute winning goal at Borussia Park saw Bayern finish the weekend with an unassailable 15 point-lead with four games left.


Clinton Foundation admits missteps in donor disclosure
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:08:42 -0400

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 21, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to students and faculty during a campaign stop at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, N.H. The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign, Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.


Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:07:11 -0400

A family sits inside their makeshift shelter at an open ground after an earthquake in KathmanduBy Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of desperate Nepalese spent another night in the open in the early hours of Monday, terrorized by strong aftershocks that continued to shake the country two days after a massive quake struck, killing almost 2,500 people. Across the capital, Kathmandu, and beyond, exhausted families whose homes were either flattened or at risk of collapse laid mattresses out on streets and erected tents to shelter from rain.


Quacking duck ringtone helps firefighter rescue ducklings
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:03:25 -0400

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain.

Orioles get 20 hits in 18-7 rout of Red Sox
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:00:20 -0400

Baltimore Orioles Delmon Young follows through on a two run single against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles circled the bases more often than ever before under Buck Showalter, twice scoring six runs in an inning and pounding out 20 hits without even batting in the ninth.


Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:52:07 -0400

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:51:17 -0400

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, takes a shot at the basket as Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, left, and forward Brandon Bass, right, look on in the third quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The Cavaliers won 101-93 to complete a first-round sweep of the Celtics. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics.


Winehouse family criticizes 'misleading' movie about singer
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:49:06 -0400

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in north London. The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival.A statement issued Sunday, April 26, 2015 by family spokesman Chris Goodman said director Asif Kapadia's "Amy" is "misleading and contains some basic untruths." The statement said the film suggested family members did too little to help the singer, who died in July 2011, aged 27, after battling drug and alcohol abuse. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)LONDON (AP) — The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival.


As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:39:15 -0400

People participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament.


Photographer says Baltimore police beat him during protest
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:35:24 -0400

Police line a street in downtown Baltimore in response to protests that followed a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — A photo editor for a Baltimore newspaper says he was beaten by police at a protest over the death of Freddie Gray.


Nepal hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off: aid groups
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:34:03 -0400

A Nepali man talks on the phone as his relative is treated for injuries in a Kathmandu hospital on April 26, 2015Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already poor country. As the death toll in the Himalayan nation surpassed 2,500, the US together with European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in cut-off rural areas. "Tragically, more bodies are being pulled from collapsed buildings every hour," the Australian Red Cross said in a statement. Mike Bruce, regional communications manager for the Plan International aid organisation, said many areas -- both rural and in some of the larger towns -- had suffered landslides and roads were blocked.


Baltimore police arrest 34 after violent protests
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:27:58 -0400

Police hold their position during a demonstration in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 25, 2015, against the death of Freddie Gray while in police custodyPolice arrested 34 people when protests over the death of a black man in custody spiraled into violence in Baltimore, authorities said, calling for calm in the tense US city. Six police officers were also injured in the disturbances late Saturday, a spokesman said, in the latest demonstrations in the United States over what critics say are overly aggressive police tactics, particularly when it comes to confronting African Americans. Baltimore, a blue-collar city about an hour from the capital Washington, was on edge Sunday and police were out in force, as a wake was held for the 25-year-old Freddie Gray. "A small contingent of yesterday's protesters caused violent disruptions downtown and in west Baltimore last night and early this morning after what had been mostly peaceful protests throughout the day," police spokesman Jeremy Silbert said.


Factbox: Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:22:26 -0400

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who found themselves in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 2,450 people. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday at a busy time of year for the tourism-reliant country's trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, several hundred of those on Mount Everest. Countries are listed in alphabetical order. - AUSTRALIA: 549 Australians registered as traveling in Nepal, 200 confirmed safe. No reports of Australian deaths. ...

Wake held in Baltimore for black man who died after arrest
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:19:03 -0400

People rally for support of Freddie Gray, who died following an arrest in Baltimore, at his wake in Baltimore, MarylandBy Shannon Stapleton BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A wake was held on Sunday for the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died after being taken into police custody and sustaining a mysterious spinal injury, a death that has angered many residents of this predominantly African-American city. The wake for Freddie Gray on Sunday afternoon came the day after thousands of demonstrators marched through downtown Baltimore to protest police brutality against minorities, especially black men like Gray, who died on April 19. As darkness fell on Saturday, about 100 protesters splintered off and threw bottles, metal barricades and other objects at police officers and their cruisers, authorities said.


American Pharoah completes final pre-Kentucky Derby workout
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:07:37 -0400

Martin Garcia rides Kentucky Derby hopeful American Pharoah during a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah put in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert says his colt is quite comfortable with the track at Churchill Downs.


Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,500
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:50:57 -0400

Nepalese residents mourn the death of a relative at a mass cremation at Pashupatinath in the capital Kathmandu on April 26, 2015, following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake the day beforePowerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,500 and triggering new avalanches at Everest base camp, as mass cremations were held in the devastated capital Kathmandu. The Kathmandu-based National Emergency Operation Centre put the toll in Nepal at 2,430 while around 6,000 more people had been injured.


Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:46:38 -0400

Turkish Cypriot newly elected leader Mustafa Akinci waves to his supporters after won the leadership election in Nicosia in the Turkish Cypriot breakaway north part of the divided island of Cyprus, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus. Akinci defeated hard-line incumbent Dervis Eroglu with 60.38 percent of the vote, preliminary official results showed. Turnout for Sunday's vote was just over 64 percent. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected Sunday as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus, pledging to focus his energy on breaking decades of stalemate and achieving an accord reunifying the small island nation.


Quake deals heavy blow to Nepal's rich cultural heritage
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:37:22 -0400

People clear rubble in Kathmandu's Durbar Square on April 25, 2015Reduced to piles of rubble and splintered wood, Nepal's rich cultural heritage has suffered a devastating blow from a massive earthquake that tore through the country, experts said Sunday. In the heart of Kathmandu, many of a cluster of temples and statues built between the 12th and 18th centuries by the ancient kings of Nepal have collapsed, killing scores and trapping others underneath. The nine-storey Dharahara tower, a major tourist attraction in the city's Durbar square with its spiral staircase of 200 steps, was reduced to just its base when the 7.8-magnitude quake struck at lunchtime on Saturday. "I had just bought tickets to climb the tower and was at its base when I felt a sudden shaking," Dharmu Subedi, 36, said from a hospital bed in Kathmandu.


It's here: Fight week begins with Pacquiao caravan to Vegas
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:31:38 -0400

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The last time Freddie Roach was on the interstate linking Los Angeles with this boxing capital, he was written up for going 140 mph.

Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:21:17 -0400

A capsized catamaran drifts in the water as search and rescue operations continue off Dauphin Island, Ala. on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Coast Guard crews continued searching Sunday for five people missing in the water after recovering two bodies following a powerful storm that capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Ala. (Sharon Steinmann/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Coast Guard crews searched for five people missing Sunday after recovering two bodies following a powerful weekend storm that capsized several sailboats competing in a regatta near Mobile Bay.



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Anonymous Donor Pays Oso Mudslide Victim's Mortgage
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:49:12 GMT

An anonymous donor is paying off the $360,000 mortgage for a man who lost his wife and home in the deadly Washington mudslide.






Israel Says It Launched Airstrike at Syrian Border
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:21:36 GMT

The Israeli military said it launched airstrikes and "neutralized" an imminent attack by bomb-carrying militants along the Israeli-Syrian border.






Major Aftershock Hits Nepal as Quake Death Toll Reaches 2,500
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:17:33 GMT

The United States Geological Survey said the tremor registered an initial 6.7 magnitude — compared with the day earlier's 7.8 magnitude quake.






Two Dead, Five Missing After Storm Hits Alabama Regatta
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:09:03 GMT

Coast Guard crews were scouring the waters near Mobile Bay Sunday morning for five sailors who were missing after a number of boats capsized in a storm.






Loved Ones Mourn Freddie Gray After Night of Protest
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:48:48 GMT

Mourners filed quietly in and out of Vaughn Greene East Funeral Home to honor Freddie Gray, who died April 19, a week after his arrest.






Clinton Foundation Admits 'Mistakes' in Tax Returns
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:40:34 GMT

The acting CEO of the Clinton Foundation said Sunday there were mistakes on its tax returns but says its total revenue was accurately reported.

Flying High: Man Arrested at Airport With 18 Pounds of Pot: Cops
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:25:50 GMT

A Bronx man was arrested at LaGuardia Airport for attempting to board a flight with 18 pounds of marijuana in his luggage, police said.

Rescue Choppers Pluck the Badly Wounded Off Everest
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:09:58 GMT

Choppers arrived on Sunday to take out the first of the injured, according to mountaineers and climbers.






25 Dead in Pakistan Windstorm, Hundreds Injured
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:59:30 GMT

At least 25 people died and many more injured when a powerful windstorm, coupled with rain and hail, ripped through Peshawar in northwest Pakistan.






'Heartbroken': 3 Americans Killed in Nepal Quake
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:18:01 GMT

Eve Girawong was killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by the 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal.






Sisters Survive 2 Weeks on Girl Scout Cookies, Cheese Puffs
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:48:50 GMT

Two sisters whose SUV got stranded in a remote part of Michigan spent two weeks surviving on melted snow, Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs.






'Nightmare Waiting to Happen': Quake Experts Gathered in Nepal a Week Ago
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:44:36 GMT

Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor that leveled this city.






Kathmandu's Historic Dharahara Tower Destroyed
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:38:40 GMT

The nine-story Dharahara Tower was built by Nepal's royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument.

Remains Found at Construction Site IDed as Missing Woman
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:23:26 GMT

Officials in Monroe County announced Saturday that human remains found on a construction site have been positively identified as Chelsea Bruck.






Hospitals Swamped as Quake Toll Rises, Aftershocks Rattle
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:09:28 GMT

Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled already damaged hospitals.






Body Found in Burning Car at Maryland Golf Course
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:26:37 GMT

A joint investigation has been launched into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the unidentified person's death.






Will LSU Have to Declare 'Bankruptcy'?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:58:33 GMT

Louisiana's public colleges are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as they face a drop in state funding of up to 82 percent.






Richard Engel Reports on Aftershocks in Nepal
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:38:57 GMT

NBC's Richard Engel reports live from Nepal, where many earthquake survivors are sleeping in open, uncovered areas, as aftershocks continue to roll through.






It Looks Like China Has a New Bestie
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:22:43 GMT

China wooed Pakistan with sweet words and hard cash this week, part of a lovefest less about mutual investment than Beijing's deepening ambitions.

Little Girl Finds Dismembered Newborn in Backyard
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:21:03 GMT

The remains of a newborn were found in a Westmont backyard Saturday, sheriff's deputies said.


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The Clinton Foundation on Sunday offered its first response to an allegation that it failed to report $2.35 million in donations from a Canadian foundation run by the chairman of a uranium company who was seeking U.S. approval to sell his firm to the Russian ...
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Saturday Night Live cast member and Chicago native Cecily Strong told some pretty brutal jokes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night. One observation, however, about the extrajudicial killing of Black men in the United States seemingly ...
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AL MUKALLA, Yemen — Warplanes of the Saudi-led military coalition bombed targets in the Yemeni capital on Sunday for the first time since Saudi officials said they were shifting the focus of their campaign against a Yemeni rebel group toward political ...
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BALTIMORE — Residents here shaken by violent protests over the death of a man in police custody awoke Sunday to sweep up shattered glass and board up broken windows, while authorities upped the count for those arrested to nearly three dozen.
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AURORA, Colo.— For nearly three years, Tom and Caren Teves have ached over the murder of their son, Alex, in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater—grief made worse by the fact that there has been no reckoning for the accused gunman, James ...

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MOSCOW. In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. helped separatists in Russia's North Caucasus in the 2000s, underscoring his suspicions of the West. The two-hour documentary, which aired ...

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Freddie Gray protests show how much America has already changed

The protesters rallying for Freddie Gray, the young black man who died in Baltimore police custody, say they want police reforms. But the protests themselves hint at a deeper societal change.

Iraq announces slow progress in retaking Anbar province

The Iraqi army said that progress was slow but measurable as it struggles to retake territory.

Will Bruce Jenner's coming out make Americans more accepting of transgender people?

Bruce Jenner came out as transgender in a two-hour interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer. Will this change the public's perception of transgender people?

As Senate takes up Iran bill, questions remain

The Iran bill is a careful compromise, but last-minute amendments threaten to derail it.

Quest for Earth-like planets becoming more sophisticated

Astronomers are joining forces to make the hunt for potentially habitable worlds outside of our solar system more efficient.

Man who works for Senate sleeps on streets

Charles Gladden works for the US Senate, yet he is homeless.

Hubble at 25: The iconic space telescope's greatest discoveries

During its first quarter century in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope has helped revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.

Colorado shooter's trial to begin Monday

James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 more in 2012's spree killing at a Colorado theater.

Israel indicts three soldiers for looting

The Israeli soldiers are accused of taking money during last year's incursion into Gaza.

Pregnant? Eight things to do before having a baby.

From buying diapers to saving for college, here are some tips for preparing for your new baby.

More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

NBC insiders have leaked information about former Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and the stories he apparently inflated. Are company officials trying to push him out?

Five still missing after storm tears through regatta

The storm blew through Mobile Bay, Alabama, on Saturday afternoon, capsizing several sailboats. The Coast Guard is still searching for survivors.

New England amphibian migration endangered by late spring

The long winter pushed the migration back, which may cause the pools the amphibians require to dry up before they are finished growing.

Baltimore protests turn violent after nightfall

Thousands of people rallied to protest the death of Freddie Gray, but after sunset a smaller group of them smashed storefronts and attacked police.

Nepal earthquake: How to help

In the aftermath of the worst earthquake to strike Nepal in eight decades, here are some organizations who have long had a presence in the Himalayan country who have a proven capacity for providing disaster relief. 

At last, Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cases. Will history be made?

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments on whether the Constitution requires state governments to license and recognize same-sex marriages. A landmark decision is expected by late June.

Why the peaceful protest of Freddie Gray's death turned violent

A demonstration in Baltimore, Md. turned violent when protesters clashed with baseball fans outside of Camden Yards ballpark.

Take fear-mongering out of US politics

As presidential campaigns for the 2016 election start to demonize candidates, a study finds a sharp rise in American voters disliking those in opposing camps. This coarsening of society can end if politics stop relying on 'negative partisanship.'

A guide to bird feeders and seeds for backyard bird watching

Spring brings beautiful and melodious birds to your backyard. But how can you feed them, while keeping away predators and other critters? Here are some options.

Presidential zingers from the White House Correspondents' Dinner

At the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama took aim at the large GOP field running to replace him. And he brought out 'Luther the Anger Translator.'

Nepal quake: 'The earth hasn't stopped trembling.'

Many residents in Kathmandu spent a sleepless night outside after Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left over 2,200 dead and toppled iconic city monuments. Amid large aftershocks, international aid is starting to arrive in Nepal. 

Back in debt? Here's how to pay it off for good

A strategy for getting out, and staying out, of debt.

The most common investment mistake

A diversified portfolio, while not a panacea, is still a wise choice. Don't give up too early on an asset class after a downturn. 

Interview: Hank Paulson on dealing with China and Xi Jinping

Is China going to beat the US at its own game of capitalism? And is China the enemy of the US and the West? The former US Treasury Secretary argues both against over-estimating China the idea that conflict with the US is inevitable. 

Baltimore is not Ferguson: Police violence and its aftermath (+video)

Like Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore is dealing with the death of a young black man stopped by police for a minor infraction. But unlike Ferguson, officials in Baltimore have been quick to question police conduct, and protests have been generally peaceful.

Global outpouring of support for Nepal quake victims

National governments and private charities pledged help Saturday as the Nepal earthquake toll passed 1,300. 

Chihuahua of the sea? Scientists find rare 'pocket shark'

The accidental discovery of a tiny, but extraordinary shark species, is a big moment for ocean research. It also reminds us of how little we know about life in the deep seas.

Russian 'Night Wolves' bikers banned from Germany

Is 11-year-old girl too young for a Pink concert? No, says judge

A bad parent? A New Jersey judge OKs mother-daughter Pink concert trip over father's objections.

Cappuccino coyote captured in New York City

Police captured a coyote near a sidewalk cafe in downtown Manhattan on Saturday morning. New York City may be home to a dozen or more coyotoes. In Chicago, the population numbers about 2,000. 

Drone killing accidents reveal Obama’s tough war choices (+video)

The US has come to rely on targeted killing by drones – maybe too much, as the accidental killing of two hostages shows. Critics are calling for more transparency and accountability in the US drone program.

Liberty University: The rise of a really big conservative college

Liberty now claims more than 100,000 students, including 13,500 who take classes on campus.  The university's 7,000-plus acres are part campus, part construction zone, with a $500 million construction program.

Free-range vs. helicopter: What does it mean to be a good parent?

Parenting decisions that were commonplace a few decades ago are now cause for 911 calls and visits from a police officer or someone from child protective services.

How to create neighborhoods where children are free to play

Mike Lanza, author of 'Playborhoods,' set out to make his home a neighborhood hangout for kids.

Why Nepal gets such big earthquakes (+video)

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake Saturday has leveled Kathmandu and surrounding cities and has killed more than 1,000 people. What’s behind Nepal’s long history of seismic events, and how prepared is its government?

Why Oregon lawmakers want limits on antibiotics for farm animals

If the legislation passes, Oregon would be the first in the nation to mandate stricter rules on livestock antibiotics.

The key to successful retirement? Save, save, save

Amid all the variables that affect retirees' finances, saving money during working years is by far the most important preparation. 

Missing sisters found: They survived two weeks on Girl Scout cookies

Two sisters, missing for nearly two weeks in Michigan, survived on Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs while stuck in their snow-crippled SUV. 

Volcanic ash cancels flights to Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay (+video)

The Chilean volcano Calbuco erupted without warning this week, spewing ash into South American skies. 

ISIS launches multiple attacks in western Iraq

In response to the Iraq Army offensive in Tikrit, ISIS launched assaults on a Jordan border crossing, as well as a water dam and military barracks in western Anbar province. 


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App makers, you're STILL doing security wrong
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:58:10 GMT

Microsoftie Troy Hunt unpicks privacy invasion and unencrypted passwords

Security expert Troy Hunt has taken a look at what mobile apps collect to send home to their owners, and isn't impressed: even PayPal is still addicted to invasive habits, he says.…

NBN Co loses the “Co” for AU$700,000
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:19:14 GMT

The National Broadband Network is now brought to you by NBN, not by NBN Co

NBN Co, the entity charged with building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has changed its name to NBN.…

Grooveshark faces $750 MEELLION piracy payout
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:58:45 GMT

The day the illegally shared music died

Copy-shop Grooveshark's prospects in the latest round of its lawsuit are looking bleak: remarks made by the judge hearing the case have opened up the possibility of damages close to three quarters of a billion dollars against the song-share site.…

Google exec and avid climber dies on Mount Everest
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:21:01 GMT

Dan Fredinburg suffers fatal head injury in avalanche set off by Nepal earthquake

One of Google's top privacy wonks was killed by an avalanche on Mount Everest on Saturday. The snowslide was triggered by a massive Nepal earthquake that has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people in the region.…

Nokia DENIES consumer mobile comeback rumours
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:00:07 GMT

Talk to the buried handset, cos the face don't give a damn ... currently

Nokia has dismissed claims that suggested the company was "currently" planning a big, splashy return to the smartphone business next year.…

Golem: Prominent plasticine phallus caught in tech consumerist nightmare
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:00:19 GMT

This ain't no Morph, dear readers

Theatre Review Golem, coming straight from a critically acclaimed run at London's Young Vic, presents us with a modernist cautionary tale of mass media manipulation and conspicuous consumerism.…

Quid-A-Day Nosh Challenge kicks off early for starvation veteran
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:00:06 GMT

Toby Sibley back on board, and already tightening his belt

The El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse has attracted two last minute members for the 2015 Live Below the Line challenge, and we're delighted to welcome back on board 2014 participant Toby Sibley, who's joined by his better half Ros Griffin.…

'Hiding our wristjobs from Apple stores ain't easy' – iThing retail boss
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:00:11 GMT

Plus: 'Old kit dumps are an urban gold mine that can KILL YOU'

QuoTW This week, Moore's Law turned 50, Microsoft lost a pile of cash and Comcast gave up on its dream of buying Time Warner Cable.…

[NSFW] Who was downloading smut in the office while eating ice cream?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:00:10 GMT

A reader catches a colleague going at it with a cold spoon

On-call +NSFW Welcome back to On-call, our planned-to-be-fortnightly look at the things readers have been asked to do in the course of their employment, often at odd hours.…

Citron C4 Cactus BlueHDi: A funky urban crossover
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:00:06 GMT

But this car is more style than substance

Vulture at the Wheel Concept cars are great. I love them. As bold, inventive declarations of intent by car makers they are gorgeous to look at. Of course, the vast majority of concepts are for just that. Looking at. Build the thing and you run the risk of the styling writing cheques the engineering can’t cash.…

So how should we tax these BASTARD COMPANIES, then?
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:00:08 GMT

In which our man comes out as pretty much a lefty

Worstall @ the Weekend To break with tradition: this week let's see if we can propose something sensible rather than doing our usual liverish snarling at whatever it is that grips my goat this week. So, let's see if we can work out how we should actually be taxing capital and the returns to it.…

Google TUGS Nexus 7-INCHER slab from online store
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:45:41 GMT

Just as well, perhaps, after Lollipop lick froze some older tabs

Fandroids may be mourning the sudden death of Google's Nexus 7 slab today, after the world's largest ad broker yanked the device from its online shopfront.…

Astroboffins mine data in pursuit of lonely, homeless RUNAWAY GALAXIES
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:47:38 GMT

Stellar systems exiled from Main Street

Astronomers have observed 11 runaway galaxies wandering aimlessly around in spaaace.…

Yahoo! Mail! goes! titsup! in! Blighty! due! to! mystery! error!
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:44:22 GMT

Purple Palace fails to explain what's gone wrong ...

Updated Yahoo!'s email service tumbled off the interwebs in the past hour when it began spewing out a "temporary error" message to an unknown number of users in the UK.…

Business plans, good ideas, and 8 other myths about startups – by Indiegogo's CEO
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:00:07 GMT

Slava Rubin explains what you really need to know

"We have the ability to be an entrepreneur beaten out of us," explained the CEO of funding site Indiegogo Slava Rubin, in front of a big picture of a kettle.…

Hubble hits 25th anniversary IN SPAAACE – time for telescope to come home
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:00:10 GMT

A quarter century of observing the universe

Pics On 24 April, 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida carrying a very special cargo: 24,490lbs (11,110kg) of advanced optics, electronics, and antennas that made up the Hubble Space Telescope.…

Avengers: Age of Ultron – blisteringly big banter, brawls and brio
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:00:11 GMT

Time to Marvel as director Joss Whedon delivers pure entertainment

Film Review Marvel’s Avengers franchise is such a massive, behemoth of a marketing machine, such a merchandise-heavy, almost decade-long suction of talent, time and money that I want to hate it. I want to say, why don’t we spend all that money on independent films? Original stories? Something new, for God’s sake! But there’s just no denying the fact that nine films later (if one counts the standalone Iron Mans, Thors and Captain Americas) it’s still a whole lot of cinema fun.…

Memory Man, The Lady from Zagreb and Blood on Snow
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:00:11 GMT

A trio of crime thrillers that are suitable beach companions

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston takes a look at the new releases in crime fiction with the latest from David Baldacci that introduces a new character series. Philip Kerr wheels outs Bernie Gunther for another wartime adventure and we've some Scandi noir from Jo Nesbo.

Synths you've been gone: Vintage tech rules at Musikmesse 2015
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:12 GMT

Crowdfunded classic reissues and more

+Vids The trend of re-releasing or updating classic synths, which we saw at NAMM in January, continued apace at the biggest musical instrument fair in the world in Frankfurt last week. But for once there was a strong British presence, with innovative new products, as well.…

Stuff your RFID card, just let me through the damn door!
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:00:11 GMT

Otherwise I might go 'full Clarkson'

Something for the Weekend, Sir? "Never heard of them."…

Fandroids, take your phone's antivirus and burn it – Android bod
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:27:02 GMT

Our security is that good, honest

RSA 2015 Google takes a lot of stick from Apple and others over malware on the Android platform, but the company thinks the OS is now so secure that users don't need antivirus software.…

Bloke, 22, in knockoff Microsoft Xbox ring gets 18 months in the cooler
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:23:07 GMT

Source code, blueprints swiped by gang

A 22-year-old member of a games-hacking ring that sold counterfeit Microsoft's Xbox One consoles could spend the next year and a half behind bars in America.…

Internet kingmakers drop ego, devise future of DNS, IP addys etc
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:51:05 GMT

Sane IANA plan released for public comment

Five months after the release of a bloated, ego–driven mess of a plan to shift control of the top level of the internet from the US government to the internet community, a greatly improved version 2.0 has been offered for public comment.…

Here's why the Pentagon is publishing its cyber-warfare rulebook – if China hasn't already hacked in and read it
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:27:30 GMT

A 'don't make me come over there' moment in infosec

The Pentagon has published an outline of its cyber-warfare strategy for the first time, revealing the conditions under which it will hack enemy nations.…

Oracle's Hurd says 95% of its software will be cloud services this year
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:11:25 GMT

Big Red 'not protecting anything,' says co-CEO

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd has said the database giant plans to make substantially all of its software products available as cloud services, and that it will be ready to start signing up subscriptions come this October.…

ZOMBIE Google Glass 2 FEEDS ON Italian BRAINS, says specs supremo
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:46:40 GMT

Techno-goggles comeback appears to be in the works

Italian eyewear maker Luxottica has been working with Google engineers to come up with a new version of Glass – adding further weight to the suggestion the project isn't truly dead.…

Comcast flees $45bn monster-merger with Time Warner Cable
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:11:29 GMT

Thing we all knew was going to happen has officially happened

Comcast has admitted it has given up on its $45bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC).…

Why Box and not SharePoint? 'Everybody doesn't hate us' says Box engineering veep
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:42:06 GMT

Cloud storage company launches Developer Edition with app-specific users

BoxDEV Box announced a Developer Edition of its cloudy storage service at its developer conference in San Francisco this week.…

Looking for laxatives, miss? Shoppers stalked via smartphone Wi-Fi
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:19:07 GMT

FTC tsks at startup promising an opt-out that was invisible to millions of citizens

The FTC has now settled with a New York startup that stealthily tracks the movements of Americans around stores using their smartphones' Wi-Fi signals.…

Win 95 code gaffe nearly made Stuxnet Suxnet, say infosec blokes
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:01:11 GMT

But was the Iranian nuke lab bothering malware really that buggy?

RSA 2015 [Please see the bootnote on this story, which we've added post-publication. The code shown at the conference does not appear to marry up with the claims made by the speakers. – ed.]

Sick of tech bro Silicon Valley? Oakland is building a better tech world – say Oaklanders
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:31:10 GMT

'We don't need any more photo-sharing apps'

It's rare that the politician is the most blunt person in the room, but Oakland's Mayor Libby Schaaf pulled it off on Thursday afternoon at the Vator Splash tech conference in the city.…

US judge lobs antivirus patents back to Hell
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:02:14 GMT

Loss of two patents cripples case against Trend Micro, could slash Symantec payout

A US district court has torn the heart out of two patents wielded by Intellectual Ventures against two antivirus makers.…

The big boys made us do it: US used German spooks to snoop on EU defence industry
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:37:12 GMT

Lickspittles may have leaked military secrets to America

Germany's BND spy agency spied on European politicians and enterprises at the behest of the NSA for over a decade.…

Unisys looks to ‘streamline’ as losses increase, sales fall
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:21:10 GMT

‘Enhancing competitiveness’ also probably a good idea

Losses at mainframe maker Unisys plunged deeper into the red in the company's first quarter of 2015, falling a further $10 million (£6.6 million) to $27.4 million (£18.1 million).…

Can't wait to bonk with Apple? Then try an Android phone
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:31:15 GMT

Blighty bonking tech updated – although not a lot

Four years ago, your reporter paid for cookies with a mobile phone. Now, with Apple poised to bring some wrist action to bonking cash, we thought we’d take a look at how the competition has evolved.…

Oh Em Pee! Giant Android tinkles on Apple in Google Maps graffiti
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:02:09 GMT

Golden shower for fruit-bitten icon

Updated A huge Google Android robot urinating on an Apple logo in Google Maps seems to have summed up the rivalry between Apple and Google fans.…

Value of European outsourcing deals plummets
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:38:12 GMT

Folk don't want to do mega deals these days, it seems

The number of mega outsourcing deals shrank by 25 per cent in Europe for the first quarter of 2015, with just 128 contracts, valued at €1.9 billion (£1.4 billion), according to outsourcing analysts Information Services Group (ISG).…

SUPERVOLCANIC MAGMA reservoir BUBBLING under Yellowstone Park
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:03:11 GMT

Could fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over

Geoboffins have claimed that a massive lake of magma found under the Yellowstone National Park's supervolcano could fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over.…

UK rail signals could be hacked to cause crashes, claims prof
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:32:44 GMT

He's also flogging anti-hack tech. Make of that what you will

The rollout of a next generation train signalling system across the UK could leave the network at greater risk of hack attacks, a university professor has claimed.…

Microsoft vs AWS: If you can't bark with the BIG DOGS get off the PORCH
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:02:08 GMT

A tight squeeze in the cloud

Don’t be fooled: Microsoft’s cloud business is not bigger than that of Amazon’s AWS, although that’s the immediate implication.…

ECJ upholds LG’s €210M LCD panel cartel fine
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:41:06 GMT

Selling to your mum and dad doesn't make it OK

The European Court of Justice has said the EU Commission was right to fine LG €210 million for its LCD panel cartel involvement.…

Reg Lectures serve up Net Terrors, Rare Earths, and Ancient Tech
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:23:06 GMT

And top notch beer and vittles ...

Reg Events If you want to get ahead of the on-beach reading lists this year, you need to get down to our next series of Register Lectures.…

Apple Watch: Exactly how many vids does it take to teach a fanboi to tell the time?
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:57:09 GMT

10 ... the first one explores how to wait for delivery

A mini-series of tutorial videos has appeared on the Apple website, giving step-by-tap instructions on how to use the new shiny wristjob.…

Hadoop ODP: No thanks says MapR, and Cloudera isn't impressed either
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:38:27 GMT

It benefits Hortonworks, not us

Hadoop disty MapR has kicked the Open Data Platform into touch, saying it only benefits competitor Hortonworks and provides a way for Pivotal to get out of a hole.…

Apple Watch RIPPED APART, its GUTS EXPOSED to hungry Vultures
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:17:10 GMT

Gaze upon Cook's wristjob, ye fanbois, and despair

Teardown Apple's Watch innards have been bared, and they're not so dissimilar from those one might expect of a teeny tiny iPhone.…

Surveillance, broadband, zero hours: Tech policy in a UK hung Parliament
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:03:04 GMT

Mixing and matching the party manifesto promises

Election 2015 Five years after its first coalition government for decades, Britain again looks likely to refuse to elect a single party to government.…

Violin playing marketing Love songs with new CMO
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:11:05 GMT

Mysterious hire has NetApp experience

All-flash array maker Violin has finally got over chief marketeer Eric Herzog's abrupt departure on the eve of a massive product announcement, and has appointed a new CMO, Amy Love.…

Revenue jumps, but FalconStor still wobbly on its feet
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:29:11 GMT

Out of the wheelchair at least, slowly walking around

The sickly software-defined storage child that was FalconStor is not yet a strapping adolescent, but is at least on the way back to full health.…

EU’s Timmermans: You can have our ear, lobbyists – just don't lie
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:01:07 GMT

Lest I unleash a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ on you

Lying lobbyists will be kicked out of the EU Commission, vowed veep Frans Timmermans, who has been promising to create a mandatory lobby register since he took office.…

Disk drive shipment numbers set to spin down
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:39:55 GMT

Rush to flash and collapse of PC market fingered for decline

Disk drive shipments have a negative CAGR, and will fall by 3.7 per cent between 2013 and 2020, said spindle motor maker Nidec.…


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Google engineer dies in Everest avalanche after Nepal quake
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:41:57 GMT

Dan Fredinburg, an engineer in Google's Project X division, was among more than a dozen climbers killed in avalanche set off by Nepal's massive earthquake.






Official look at Jared Leto as the Joker from 'Suicide Squad'
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:07:53 GMT

Batman's nemesis has a new look as Jared Leto becomes the Joker in all his crazy, tattooed glory.






Stephen Hawking says One Direction could be intact in the multiverse
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:53:36 GMT

The great mind has some words of comfort for heartbroken tweens with an interest in theoretical physics.






Tiny gecko-inspired robot pulls 100 times its weight
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:49:54 GMT

Technically Incorrect: Engineers at Stanford build little robots with big pulling power, using a design inspired by a real animal.






An old film canister just fetched $13,000 at auction
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:36:16 GMT

When bidding on detritus you'd probably walk past at a flea market, it's not the condition of the item that counts, it's where it's been.






Apple earnings: It's still all about the iPhone
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:52:40 GMT

People may be curious about the Apple Watch, which got delivered to customers around the world on April 24. But when it comes to money, Apple's first wearable won't even be a blip in its financials.






Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:54:42 GMT

Former handset giant calls reports it will rejoin the smartphone sector in 2016 "false."






How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:00:06 GMT

Comcast's $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is officially dead, and the companies may have the fiery Net neutrality debate that raged this past year to blame.






Facebook's Sandberg says she identifies with Ellen Pao
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:53:35 GMT

The more powerful and successful a woman becomes, the less she's liked, says the "Lean In" author.






Geeks, gamers and Trekkies most likely to pay with Apple Watch, survey says
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:23:45 GMT

Technically Incorrect: A survey asks Americans who they think will most likely pay for items by waving their Apple Watch at a scanner.






Robert Downey Jr. says Apple Watch is meh
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:42:03 GMT

Technically Incorrect: In another exciting interview to promote the new Avengers movie, Iron Man says Apple's new watch is small and not terribly interesting. He prefers his Omega.

Can one woman change the way Uber operates?
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:55:37 GMT

After allegedly being raped by her Uber driver in Delhi, an Indian woman sues the US-based ride-hailing service on its home turf. She's asking Uber to "overhaul" its safety measures around the world.






14 tricky fridge features you never knew you wanted (pictures)
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:59:38 GMT

There are plenty of refrigerators that can do a lot more than keep your food cold.






Apple MacBook (2015) teardown: Revamped design makes DIY repairs very difficult
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:00:02 GMT

Apple packed a ton of new tech into the 2015 MacBook, but thanks to a completely redesigned interior, DIY repairs on this laptop can be a real nightmare.






Living woolly mammoths could roam the tundra again soon
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:48:19 GMT

Scientists have sequenced a nearly complete woolly mammoth genome, which should bolster efforts to resurrect the Stone Age zoological rock star.






As Apple Watch lands, Samsung teases round smartwatch
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:26:08 GMT

More than 3,000 apps fill the Apple Watch app store on launch day -- and some may not make great sense. Meanwhile, Samsung teases a new watch, and Google may soon reveal a new Glass.






The 404 Show 1,611: A Fuller House we've never seen
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:56:47 GMT

Eric Sandine and Jonathan Strickland join Iyaz to discuss Sony's new comic book universe, running with drones and what we expect from D.J. Tanner.






Comcast calls off Time Warner Cable merger
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:30:09 GMT

Scrutiny from regulators proves too much for a proposed $45 billion deal to combine the two biggest US cable operators. However, the merger frenzy may start back up, thanks to Charter Communications.






New Apple Watch ads: So cute, so cuddly, so get one (if you can)
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:19:49 GMT

Technically Incorrect: Apple releases some new ads for its timepiece. It's not a fashion item at all. It's all about love.

3D printing in brief: A few printers for your consideration
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:00:14 GMT

CNET editor Dong Ngo briefly explains 3D printing and lists a few recently reviewed printers for your consideration.


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The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:25:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: English teacher Michael Godsey writes in The Atlantic what he envisions the role of teachers to be in the future. In a nutshell, he sees virtual classrooms, less pay, and a drastic decrease in the number of educators, but thinks they will all be "super-teachers". From the article: "Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it's enough to say that the role is shifting from 'content expert' to 'curriculum facilitator.' Instead, I describe what I think the public-school classroom will look like in 20 years, with a large, fantastic computer screen at the front, streaming one of the nation's most engaging, informative lessons available on a particular topic. The 'virtual class' will be introduced, guided, and curated by one of the country's best teachers (a.k.a. a "super-teacher"), and it will include professionally produced footage of current events, relevant excerpts from powerful TedTalks, interactive games students can play against other students nationwide, and a formal assessment that the computer will immediately score and record. I tell this college student that in each classroom, there will be a local teacher-facilitator (called a 'tech') to make sure that the equipment works and the students behave. Since the 'tech' won't require the extensive education and training of today's teachers, the teacher's union will fall apart, and that "tech" will earn about $15 an hour to facilitate a class of what could include over 50 students. This new progressive system will be justified and supported by the American public for several reasons: Each lesson will be among the most interesting and efficient lessons in the world; millions of dollars will be saved in reduced teacher salaries; the 'techs' can specialize in classroom management; performance data will be standardized and immediately produced (and therefore 'individualized'); and the country will finally achieve equity in its public school system."

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Officials Say Russian Hackers Read Obama's Unclassified Emails
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:15:00 GMT

An anonymous reader points out that Russian hackers reportedly obtained some of President Obama’s emails when the White House’s unclassified computer system was hacked last year. Some of President Obama's email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation. The hackers, who also got deeply into the State Department's unclassified system, do not appear to have penetrated closely guarded servers that control the message traffic from Mr. Obama's BlackBerry, which he or an aide carries constantly. But they obtained access to the email archives of people inside the White House, and perhaps some outside, with whom Mr. Obama regularly communicated. From those accounts, they reached emails that the president had sent and received, according to officials briefed on the investigation.

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Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Among Victims of Everest avalanche
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:04:00 GMT

alphadogg writes: Dan Fredinburg, privacy director for the company's Google X team, and an engineer who worked on many of Google's most exciting projects during his 8 years with the company, died over the weekend in an avalanche on Mount Everest. The 33-year-old worked on projects such as Google Loon, the company's balloon-based Internet access effort and self-driving car. He also was involved in Google Street View Everest, leading expeditions to gather imagery of the Khumbu region around Mt. Everest. Fredinburg's career began in a much less glamorous fashion as a "dock rat" and as a farm hand in Arkansas.

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Seeing Buildings Shake With Software
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:55:00 GMT

mikejuk writes: In 2012 a team from MIT CSAIL discovered that you could get motion magnification by applying filtering algorithms to the color changes of individual pixels. The method didn't track movement directly, but instead used the color changes that result from the movement. Now another MIT team has attempted to put the technique to use in monitoring structures — to directly see the vibrations in buildings, bridges and other constructions. Currently such monitoring involves instrumenting the building with accelerometers. This is expensive and doesn't generally give a complete "picture" of what is happening to the building. It would be much simpler to point a video camera at the building and use motion magnification software to really see the vibrations and this is exactly what the team is trying out. Yes you can see the building move — in real time — and it seems to be a good match to what traditional monitoring methods say is happening. The next stage is to use the method to monitor MIT's Green Building, the Zakim Bridge and the John Hancock Tower in Boston.

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Intel Showcases RealSense 3D Camera Applications and Technologies In New York
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:47:00 GMT

MojoKid writes: Intel gathered a number of its OEM and software partners together in New York City recently to showcase the latest innovations that the company's RealSense 3D camera technology can enable. From new interactive gaming experiences to video collaboration, 3D mapping and gesture controls, Intel's front-facing RealSense technology holds promise that could someday reinvent how we interact with PCs. The F200 RealSense camera module itself integrates a depth sensor and a full color 1080p HD camera together with standard technologies like dual array mics, but with an SDK, on-board processing engine and 3rd party software that can allow the camera module to sense numerous environmental variables, much more like a human does. In the demos that were shown, RealSense was used to create an accurate 3D map of a face, in a matter of seconds, track gestures and respond to voice commands, allow touch-free interaction in a game, and remove backgrounds from a video feed in real-time, for more efficient video conferencing and collaboration.

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Cosmologists Find Eleven Runaway Galaxies
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:40:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Discovery News reports that 11 homeless galaxies have been identified by Igor Chilingarian, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and Moscow State University, and his fellow astronomers. "The 11 runaway galaxies were found by chance while Chilingarian and co-investigator Ivan Zolotukhin, of the L'Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie and Moscow State University, were scouring publicly-available data (via the Virtual Observatory) from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the GALEX satellite for compact elliptical galaxies."

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Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:37:00 GMT

An anonymous reader sends word that Sabeen Mahmud, a prominent Pakistani social and human rights activist, has been shot dead. The progressive activist and organizer who ran Pakistan's first-ever hackathon and led a human rights and a peace-focused nonprofit known as The Second Floor (T2F) was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Karachi. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving the T2F offices with her mother some time after 9pm on Friday evening, reports the Pakistani newspaper Dawn. She was on her way home when she was shot, the paper reports. Her mother also sustained bullet wounds and is currently being treated at a hospital; she is said to be in critical condition.

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Apple's Next Frontier Is Your Body
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:32:00 GMT

Lashdots writes: Amid the unveiling of the Apple Watch, Tim Cook's wrist distracted from another new product last month: ResearchKit, an open source iOS platform designed to help researchers design apps for medical studies—and reach millions of potential research subjects through their iPhones. Alongside the company's new frontiers, like the car and the home, Cook told Jim Cramer last month that health "may be the biggest one of all." As Fast Company reports, Cook says Apple's devices could could help pinpoint diseases within decades—and position the company at the center of a "significantly underestimated" mobile-health industry.

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Nepal Earthquake: Facebook To Google, How Tech Is Helping Survivors Reach Out
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:29:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal, many social media sites and mobile applications have come up with features that could help locate friends and loved ones. From the Times of India: "Social networking website Facebook, and Google's Person Finder have helped locate the whereabouts of those stranded in quake-hit areas. For instance, members of one Himmatramka family residing in Birgunj in Nepal marked themselves safe on Facebook. 'Our relatives back in India were worried about our safety. So, we marked ourselves safe to inform them,' said Nitesh Himmatramka.

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Tiny Robots Climb Walls Carrying More Than 100 Times Their Weight
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:24:00 GMT

schwit1 writes: Mighty things come in small packages. The little robots in this video can haul things that weigh over 100 times more than themselves. The super-strong bots — built by mechanical engineers at Stanford — will be presented next month at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle, Washington. The secret is in the adhesives on the robots' feet. Their design is inspired by geckos, which have climbing skills that are legendary in the animal kingdom. The adhesives are covered in minute rubber spikes that grip firmly onto the wall as the robot climbs. When pressure is applied, the spikes bend, increasing their surface area and thus their stickiness. When the robot picks its foot back up, the spikes straighten out again and detach easily.

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In New AI Benchmark, Computer Takes On Four Top Professional Poker Players
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:22:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes: Stephen Jordan reports at the National Monitor that four of the world's greatest poker players are going into battle against a computer program that researchers are calling Claudico in the "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" competition at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Claudico, the first machine program to play heads-up no-limit Texas Hold'em against top human players, will play nearly 20,000 hands with each human poker player over the next two weeks. "Poker is now a benchmark for artificial intelligence research, just as chess once was. It's a game of exceeding complexity that requires a machine to make decisions based on incomplete and often misleading information, thanks to bluffing, slow play and other decoys," says Tuomas Sandholm, developer of the program. "And to win, the machine has to out-smart its human opponents." In total, that will be 1,500 hands played per day until May 8, with just one day off to allow the real-life players to rest. An earlier version of the software called Tartanian 7 (PDF) was successful in winning the heads-up, no-limit Texas Hold'em category against other computers in July, but Sandholm says that does not necessarily mean it will be able to defeat a human in the complex game. "I think it's a 50-50 proposition," says Sandholm. "My strategy will change more so than when playing against human players," says competitor Doug Polk, widely considered the world's best player, with total live tournament earnings of more than $3.6 million. "I think there will be less hand reading so to speak, and less mind games. In some ways I think it will be nice as I can focus on playing a more pure game, and not have to worry about if he thinks that I think, etc."

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Declassified Report From 2009 Questions Effectiveness of NSA Spying
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:53:00 GMT

schwit1 writes: With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program code-named Stellarwind, which collected information on Americans' calls and emails. The report was from the inspectors general of various intelligence and law enforcement agencies. They found that while many senior intelligence officials believe the program filled a gap by increasing access to international communications, others including FBI agents, CIA analysts and managers "had difficulty evaluating the precise contribution of the [the surveillance system] to counterterrorism efforts because it was most often viewed as one source among many available analytic and intelligence-gathering tools in these efforts." "The report said that the secrecy surrounding the program made it less useful. Very few working-level C.I.A. analysts were told about it. ... Another part of the newly disclosed report provides an explanation for a change in F.B.I. rules during the Bush administration. Previously, F.B.I. agents had only two types of cases: "preliminary" and "full" investigations. But the Bush administration created a third, lower-level type called an "assessment." This development, it turns out, was a result of Stellarwind.

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Debian 8 Jessie Released
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:29:00 GMT

linuxscreenshot writes: After almost 24 months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name Jessie), which will be supported for the next five years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and the Debian Long Term Support team. (Release notes.) Jessie ships with a new default init system, systemd. The systemd suite provides features such as faster boot times, cgroups for services, and the possibility of isolating part of the services. The sysvinit init system is still available in Jessie. Screenshots and a screencast are available.

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Random Generator Parodies Vapid Startup Websites
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:10:00 GMT

alphadogg writes: A pair of Georgia Tech computer science students have created a Random Startup Website Generator that spits out a different jargon-laden startup website every time you click on the URL. Mike Bradley and Tiffany Zhang's project "serves as a parody of startups that have websites full of vague praise and little information about their actual business, often because they have little to show in that regard."

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Think Tanks: How a Bill [Gates Agenda] Becomes a Law
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:04:00 GMT

theodp writes: The NY Times' Eric Lipton was just awarded a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting that shed light on how foreign powers buy influence at think tanks. So, it probably bears mentioning that Microsoft's 'two-pronged' National Talent Strategy (PDF) to increase K-12 CS education and the number of H-1B visas — which is on the verge of being codified into laws — was hatched at an influential Microsoft and Gates Foundation-backed think tank mentioned in Lipton's reporting, the Brookings Institution. In 2012, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a forum on STEM education and immigration reforms, where fabricating a crisis was discussed as a strategy to succeed with Microsoft's agenda after earlier lobbying attempts by Bill Gates and Microsoft had failed. "So, Brad [Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith]," asked the Brookings Institution's Darrell West at the event, "you're the only [one] who mentioned this topic of making the problem bigger. So, we galvanize action by really producing a crisis, I take it?" "Yeah," Smith replied (video). And, with the help of nonprofit organizations like Code.org and FWD.us that were founded shortly thereafter, a national K-12 CS and tech immigration crisis was indeed created.

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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:58:00 GMT

janimal writes: The iPhone used to be the smartphone that "just works." Ever since the 4S days, this has been true less and less with each generation. My wife's iPhone 6 needs to be restarted several times per week for things like internet search or making calls to work. An older 5S I'm using also doesn't consistently stream to Apple TV, doesn't display song names correctly on Apple TV and third party peripherals. In short, as features increase, the iPhone's stability is decreasing. In your opinion, which smartphone brand these days is taking up the slack and delivering a fully featured smartphone that "just works"?

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FCC Chairman: a Former Cable Lobbyist Who Helped Kill the Comcast Merger
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:51:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: After Friday's news that the Comcast/TWC merger is dead, the Washington Post points out an interesting fact: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who was instrumental in throwing up roadblocks for the deal, used to be a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry. "Those who predicted Wheeler would favor industry interests 'misunderstood him from the beginning — the notion that because he had represented various industries, he was suddenly in their pocket never made any sense,' said one industry lawyer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he represents clients before the FCC." The "revolving door" between government and industry is often blamed for many of the problems regulating corporations. We were worried about it ourselves when Wheeler was nominated for his current job. I guess this goes to show that it depends more on the person than on their previous job.

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Oculus Rift: 2015 Launch Unlikely, But Not Impossible
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:50:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Earlier this week during Facebook's 2015 Q1 earnings call, the company seemed to suggest that a 2015 Oculus Rift release date was unlikely. At least, that's what a report about the call from Gamasutra indicated, saying, "It doesn't sound like Oculus will ship the consumer version of its Oculus Rift VR headset this year, or at least not in very large quantities." However, an equity analyst has chimed in to say that the language used during the call shouldn't be interpreted colloquially, concluding that "...there is no information here that rules out Oculus shipping in 2015."

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Liquid Mercury Found Under Mexican Pyramid
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:48:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: An archaeologist has discovered liquid mercury at the end of a tunnel beneath a Mexican pyramid, a finding that could suggest the existence of a king's tomb or a ritual chamber far below one of the most ancient cities of the Americas. Mexican researcher Sergio Gómez ... has spent six years slowly excavating the tunnel, which was unsealed in 2003 after 1,800 years. Last November, Gómez and a team announced they had found three chambers at the tunnel’s 300ft end, almost 60ft below the the temple. Near the entrance of the chambers, they a found trove of strange artifacts: jade statues, jaguar remains, a box filled with carved shells and rubber balls.

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Vizio, Destroyer of Patent Trolls
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:44:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: We read about a lot of patent troll cases. Some are successful and some are not, but many such cases are decided before ever going to court. It's how the patent troll operates — they know exactly how high litigation costs are. Even without a legal leg to stand on, they can ask for settlements that make better financial sense for the target to accept, rather than dumping just as much money into attorney's fees for an uncertain outcome. Fortunately, some companies fight back. TV-maker Vizio is one of these, and they've successfully defended against 16 different patent trolls, some with multiple claims. In addition, they're going on the offensive, trying to wrest legal fees from the plaintiffs for their spurious claims. "For the first time, it stands a real chance, in a case where it spent more than $1 million to win. Two recent Supreme Court decisions make it easier for victorious defendants to collect fees in patent cases. The TV maker is up against a storied patent plaintiffs' firm, Chicago-based Niro, Haller & Niro, that has fought for Oplus tooth and nail. ... For Vizio, the company feels that it's on the verge of getting vindication for a long-standing policy of not backing down to patent trolls."

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The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:00:37 GMT

The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River

Los Angeles' river, a long-neglected wasteland, is about to become an urban oasis: a linear, riparian Central Park.

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Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED’s Coders
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:00:37 GMT

Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED’s Coders

WIRED announces the rebirth of Webmonkey, with a new podcast on what happens behind the scenes at WIRED, and what's happening in the greater web community.

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While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:00:36 GMT

While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell

If there's a running theme to this week's online stories, it's the idea that being a celebrity is fairly weird.

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Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Like Ex Machina’s
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:00:27 GMT

Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Like Ex Machina’s

In this Geek's Guide to the Galaxy author and Ex Machina director Alex Garland discusses why sci-fi films need more big ideas.

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You Should Google Everyone, Even Your Therapist
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:00:03 GMT

You Should Google Everyone, Even Your Therapist

Googling and Facebooking allows us to expedite intimacy when we need it most. We should embrace it.

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Subject: Help, Dammit
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:30:52 GMT

Subject: Help, Dammit

About a month ago, I bought a car. Unlike the average person, I didn't have to face the dealer alone. I had access to the writers behind WIRED's automotive coverage.

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Amp Up Movie Night With This Essential Home Theater Gear
published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:54:53 GMT

Amp Up Movie Night With This Essential Home Theater Gear

An auteur-worthy home theater is easy to achieve–just cast the right gear.

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No, Apple Isn’t Cutting Pebble Off From iOS
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:32:55 GMT

No, Apple Isn’t Cutting Pebble Off From iOS

Apple started rejecting Pebble apps seemingly out of nowhere---but it's not as bad as it looks.

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Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:19:16 GMT

Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal

The world is paying attention to internet policy in a way that it never has before.

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Surprise: Frank Miller Is Returning to the Dark Knight Saga
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:36:02 GMT

Surprise: Frank Miller Is Returning to the Dark Knight Saga

Thirty years after his seminal Batman miniseries The Dark Knight, the comics legend is coming back to wrap up the Crusader's darkest timeline.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: We’ve Got Some Serious Questions About Google and Yoga
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:00:57 GMT

Gadget Lab Podcast: We’ve Got Some Serious Questions About Google and Yoga

The merger of Comcast and Time-Warner isn't a thing anymore. But you know what is? Yoga.

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2015: The Year We Saved the Internet
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:49:01 GMT

2015: The Year We Saved the Internet

We’ve gracefully sidestepped not one but two potential online dystopias, and it’s not even May.

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TV This Week: Fallon and Russell Crowe Duet About Oil Balls
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:30:49 GMT

TV This Week: Fallon and Russell Crowe Duet About Oil Balls

At first we weren't sure about this week's TV; it started out a bit slow. But then mid-week things got nuts.

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Split Screen: Last Man on Earth Is a Nature Show About Jerks
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:21 GMT

Split Screen: Last Man on Earth Is a Nature Show About Jerks

Even though Peter and Kelli watched The Last Man on Earth together, they had completely different experiences.

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Want the Latest Science News? Here’s Who to Follow
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:54:51 GMT

Want the Latest Science News? Here’s Who to Follow

If you want to follow the latest science news, may we suggest following people who make their living following it?

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DoD’s New ‘Transparent’ Policy on Cybersecurity Is Still Opaque
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:34:33 GMT

DoD’s New ‘Transparent’ Policy on Cybersecurity Is Still Opaque

When the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter laid out the Pentagon’s new cybersecurity strategy this week, few were expecting it to break news. And, indeed, his talk at Stanford’s Hoover Institution on Thursday offered no surprises. But the secretary did set up an expectation during his speech on which he ultimately failed to deliver. […]

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5 Essential Pieces of Gear for Street Photographers
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:00:09 GMT

5 Essential Pieces of Gear for Street Photographers

Enough with the snapshots of your cat and your eggs Benedict. There’s real life happening outside your door—go document it.

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Drivers Love the Tech That’ll Soon Power Self-Driving Cars
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:15:51 GMT

Drivers Love the Tech That’ll Soon Power Self-Driving Cars

A J.D. Power survey found the best-liked features are the ones that lighten the burden of driving.

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Meet the Duo Behind the Killer Horror/Sci-Fi Mashup Spring
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:17 GMT

Meet the Duo Behind the Killer Horror/Sci-Fi Mashup Spring

Everything you need to know about Benson & Moorhead, the directing duo behind the quirky, romantic horror/sci-fi flick Spring.

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9 Clever Ways to Rethink the Selfie
published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:03 GMT

9 Clever Ways to Rethink the Selfie

These nine photography projects are a retaliation against the thoughtless snapshot.

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published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:21:00 GMT
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Colin Farrell Reveals the "Honest Truth" About His Relationships: "I Have Not Dated for Four Years Now"
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:21:00 GMT

Colin Farrell, Dolce & GabbanaColin Farrell may be single, but he's not exactly ready to mingle. In a new interview with The Sunday Times, the 38-year-old actor is opening up about his life as a father. And along...

Brad Pitt Explains the Story Behind His Bruised Face: Don't Run Up Steps Wearing Flip Flops!
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:33:04 GMT

Brad PittRest easy, ladies. Brad Pitt's bruised face isn't serious at all. The Oscar-winning actor stepped out Saturday night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood to support the...

Téa Leoni & Tim Daly Make Red Carpet Debut as a Couple, at White House Correspondents' Dinner—See Pic!
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:12:12 GMT

Tim Daly, Tea LeoniTa Leoniand new beauTim Daly, her co-star on Madam Secretary,made their most major public debut as a couple on Saturday, on the red carpet at the 2015 White House...

Real Housewives of New York City Star Kelly Bensimon Can't Stop Having Nip Slips During Risqu Photo Shoot
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:41:03 GMT

Kellly BensimonBoobs, boobs and more boobs! Kelly Bensimon has been known to turn a few heads. After all, who can forget Bethenny Frankel's reaction to seeing the model on last week's...

Did Tyga Get a Brand-New Tattoo in Honor of Kylie Jenner? Decide for Yourself!
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:56:05 GMT

TygaNow this is the look of love! There's no question Tyga and Kylie Jenner share a very close friendship. But according to a new photo going viral on social media, it appears the famous...

Nepal Earthquake Kills More Than 2,500: Celebs Such as Dwayne Johnson, Kim and Khlo Kardashian Tweet Prayers
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:47:00 GMT

Nepal Earthquake, Dwayne JohnsonCelebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Khlo Kardashian and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnsontook to Twitter this weekend to post prayers and other messages of support after a 7.8...

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Kim Richards Checks Into Rehab
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:06:26 GMT

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS Cast, RHOBH, Kim RichardsKim Richardsis ready to get some help. Less than two weeks after beingarrested and later charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a...

Charlie White Marries Fellow Olympic Ice Dancer Tanith Belbin—Get the Details!
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:52:00 GMT

Charlie White, Tanith Belbin, InstagramCharlie White is married! The 27-year-old, who won the gold medal for ice dancing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi,wed longtime girlfriend and fellow Olympic ice dancer Tanith...

Lil Wayne Survives Tour Bus Shooting Near Atlanta—Get the Details
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:11:09 GMT

Lil WayneUnidentified assailants fired shots at a tour bus carryingLil Waynenear Atlanta, while the rapper and others were unharmed, police say. The incident took place early on...

Katie Couric Was the Belle of the Ball at 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner—See Cute Instagram Photos!
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:39:06 GMT

Jenna Dewan Tatum, Chrissy Teigen, Katie CouricKatie Couric turned heads in a romantic, gray and yellow floral gown at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday and showed her playful side in some behind-the-scenes...

Demi Lovato Dedicates Song to Bruce Jenner During Concert: "He Probably Saved So Many Lives"
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:12:50 GMT

Bruce Jenner, Demi LovatoDemi Lovato threw her musical support behind Bruce Jenner last night in New Zealand. The pop star dedicated her performance of her ballad "Warrior" to the Olympic gold medalist...

Joan Collins Plays Elizabeth Hurley's Sassy, Badass Mother on The Royals Tonight—See the Hilarious Sneak Peek!
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:00:00 GMT

Alexandra Park, Elizabeth Hurley, Joan Collins, The RoyalsThe Royals is just about to get even more...royal. Tonight, Joan Collins finally makes her highly anticipated visit to the palace! Collins plays Queen Helena's mother and immediately...

Kylie Jenner Received a Creepy Delivery and Marriage Proposal From an Obsessed Fan—See the Package!
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:05:00 GMT

KUWTKToo far? In the above sneak peek to this Sunday's brand new Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris Jenner opens the door and walks into their kichen carrying "about 20...

Macklemore & Pregnant Fiancée Tricia Davis Are All Smiles, Assemble Team Before 1st Baby's Birth—See Pic
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:28:00 GMT

Macklemore, Tricia DavisMacklemoreand pregnant fiance Tricia Davis are set to become parents soon and their delivery team has been assembled! Davis Instagrammed on Saturday a sweet pic of her and...

Joss Whedon "Can't Try to Replicate the Success" of The Avengers With Avengers: Age of Ultron—Watch Now!
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:00:00 GMT

Joss WhedonAvengers: Age of Ultron will be "darker" and "weirder" than its predecessor. So said Joss Whedon, who returned to direct the sequel to 2012's The Avengers. During an...

Barack Obama Brings Key & Peele "Anger Translator" Onstage at White House Correspondents Dinner!
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:32:04 GMT

Barack ObamaBarack Obama got in plenty of jabs of his own at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, but for the real digs, he called his "Anger Translator," Luther! Key & Peele...

Zac Efron Enjoys PDA-Filled Karaoke Night With Girlfriend Sami Mir: "They Were Lovey All Night"
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:14:22 GMT

Zac Efron, Sami Miro, InstagramNow this is karaoke night done right! Zac Efron decided to kick off his weekend a bit early Thursday evening when he traveled to Blind Dragon in West Hollywood, Calif....

Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez and Fifth Harmony Win Big at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:30:38 GMT

Jennifer LopezThis awards show is going to be must-see for the kids! The 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards were held Saturday night at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles where dozens of Disney stars...

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Star Anna Marie Cardwell Pregnant With Second Child
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:16:45 GMT

HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOOHere comes baby No. 2! Anna "Chickadee" Cardwelland her husband Michael Cardwell are expecting their second child together. "We are all happy," the...

Laverne Cox Praises "Hero" Bruce Jenner: "People's Lives Will Be Saved"
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:16:29 GMT

Laverne CoxBruce Jenner's transition won't only affect one person, one family, one fanbase—the Olympian going public is changing the way society understands the transgender...


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Death in the Mediterranean
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:41:24 -0400

Desperation fuels the largest mass migration since WWII in which thousands have died trying to reach Europe by sea

Helicopter needed for trapped American Everest teams
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:41:40 -0400

No safe way to climb down peak after massive earthquake triggered avalanche that claimed more than a dozen lives on famous slope

Freddie Gray's twin sister speaks after violent protests
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:54:29 -0400

Thousands clogged downtown Baltimore Saturday night in protest over man's death in police custody, leading to tense situation at Orioles' game

A dangerous moment in a rescue at sea
published: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:29:48 -0400

60 Minutes travels with the Italian coast guard as it conducts search and rescue missions for men, women and children -- many fleeing war zones in rickety fishing boats