Mobile Version
Free Internet Press
  Uncensored News For Real People


FIP Year In Review

FIP Month in Review

FIP Archive Search




2013-11-28
Gamers Donate 37,500 Pounds Of Food To Needy

2013-09-30
Statement From The Whitehouse Regarding The Government Shutdown

2013-09-29
An Open Response To 'Organizing for Action'

2013-08-26
Bayou Corne: The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. You Have Not Heard Of

2013-04-21
Boston Mayor Hopes Feds 'Throw the Book' at Marathon Bombing Suspect

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

2013-04-15
2 Explosions At Boston Marathon. 2 Dead, Many Injured.

2013-01-03
The Press vs Citizens Rights and Privacy - Act 3

2012-12-30
CBS News - Year In Review 2012

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

FIP Year In Review(s?)

2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

2012-12-16
An Open Letter To United Health Care, Medcom, And The Medical Insurance Industry In General

2012-11-17
Whitehouse Petition To Remove "Under God" and "In God" From Currency And The Pledge.

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

2012-11-11
If Hillary Clinton Ran For President, She Would Probably Be The Best-prepared Candidate In American History

2012-11-10
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist

FIP Format Update

2012-11-07
Thank you for voting.

2012-11-06
Live Election Results

2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

2012-09-18
U.S.-Afghan Military Operations Suspended After Attacks

Iran Nuclear Chief Says IAEA Might Be Infiltrated By 'Terrorists And Saboteurs'

Romney Stands By Gaffe

2012-09-17
President Obama Says China Trade Practices Harm American Auto Parts Workers

Tolerating Hate - Muslim Protests Show Limits Of Free Speech


Free Internet Press - News Aggregator
Recent stories collected from around the world.
Updated every 30 minutes.
Family 'shocked' over Taylorsville woman's death, arrest of 18-year-old
  Source: deseretnews.com - Top Stories 2014-04-20 17:50:39 (49 seconds ago) 
The family of Margaret Steffey, 59, reacted Sunday to her death and arrest of an 18-year-old man
Earthquake near Tooele Saturday called a 'minor' event; no aftershocks
  Source: deseretnews.com - Top Stories 2014-04-20 17:50:39 (49 seconds ago) 
Seismologists at the University of Utah are calling Saturday night's earthquake a "minor" event.
CNN Student News - April 21, 2014
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 17:50:32 (56 seconds ago) 
Chris Brown on trial in D.C.: Bodyguard set to defend singer
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 17:50:32 (56 seconds ago) 
A lot rides on Chris Brown trial
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 17:50:30 (58 seconds ago) 
Although it's just a misdemeanor charge, Chris Brown has a lot riding on Monday's assault trial in Washington.




2 UNICEF staffers missing in Pakistan
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 17:50:30 (58 seconds ago) 
Police are investigating after two UNICEF staff members went missing in Karachi, Pakistan, a United Nations spokesman said Sunday.
Hear frantic audio from ship
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 17:50:30 (58 seconds ago) 
New audio reveals frantic radio calls from the crew of the sinking South Korean ferry.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 17:50:18 (1 minutes ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 17:50:14 (1 minutes ago) 
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day.
On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-04-20 17:50:11 (1 minutes ago) 
BOSTON (AP) -- In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston....






On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-04-20 17:50:11 (1 minutes ago) 
BOSTON (AP) -- In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston....
Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead
  Source: AP Top News 2014-04-20 17:50:10 (1 minutes ago) 
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory. The Mavericks were not going to let San Antonio beat them with 3-pointers, and they did not want Tony Parker using the lane as his personal playground. So the veteran Duncan overcame a brief injury scare to score 27 points. The Spurs held Dallas to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 win Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Ea...
Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85
  Source: AP Top News 2014-04-20 17:50:10 (1 minutes ago) 
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory. The Mavericks were not going to let San Antonio beat them with 3-pointers, and they did not want Tony Parker using the lane as his personal playground. So the veteran Duncan overcame a brief injury scare to score 27 points. The Spurs held Dallas to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 win Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series....
Foreign language teaching archaic: academic
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 17:41:58 (10 minutes ago) 
A leading academic in bilingualism has warned Kiwis are dropping well below global levels and the consequences could be significant.

Woman killed in Riverhead crash
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 17:41:58 (10 minutes ago) 
A woman has died after her car collided with a truck near Riverhead, northwest of Auckland.







Long queues for legal highs
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 17:41:58 (10 minutes ago) 
Scores of people apparently desperate for their legal high fix formed long queues outside a Palmerston North retailer late on Friday and last night, as the store reopened after the public holidays.

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:41:56 (10 minutes ago) 
Families celebrating Easter contrasted with tight security checks as Boston welcomed tens of thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators for the annual marathon.
Firefighters union fined for not reporting donors
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:41:56 (10 minutes ago) 
A Southern California firefighter's union has been fined $12,000 for failing to report all its donors for a year-and-a-half and not disclosing a contribution it made to the Oceanside mayor's re-election campaign.
Hughes picks up win as Twins top Royals, 8-3
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:41:56 (10 minutes ago) 
Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning Sunday and helping the Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 17:40:12 (11 minutes ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










On Eve of Marathon, Festivities and Tight Security
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 17:40:03 (11 minutes ago) 
On eve of Boston Marathon, security checks on festive Easter remind visitors of deadly attacks
In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 17:34:16 (17 minutes ago) 
Denver police have issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana as revelers celebrate April 20.
Watch: Adorable bear cub learns to walk
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 17:34:16 (17 minutes ago) 
It's the cutest waddle you'll see all day.
Forget musical chairs—this furniture is for audiophiles
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 17:34:16 (17 minutes ago) 
For those with a discerning ear and a large checkbook.
Eco-terrorist sentenced to read Malcolm Gladwell
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 17:33:22 (18 minutes ago) 




Chelsea blow their top after Sunderland virtually snuff out their title chance
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 17:33:22 (18 minutes ago) 
Samir Nasri key to Manchester City title challenge, says Manuel Pellegrini
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 17:33:22 (18 minutes ago) 
Newcastle left to rue summer failure to sign Swansea City's Wilfried Bony
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 17:33:22 (18 minutes ago) 
Alastair Cook and Peter Moores to make 'clean break' with England
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 17:33:22 (18 minutes ago) 
Father of UK teenager killed in Syria implores his other sons to return
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 17:33:22 (18 minutes ago) 




Former EPA official: Wisconsin can remain leading frack-sand supplier, but transparency is key
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 17:33:14 (18 minutes ago) 
On eve of Boston Marathon, security checks on festive Easter remind visitors of deadly attacks
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 17:33:14 (18 minutes ago) 
Twins defeat Kansas City 8-3 to snap Royals' 5-game win streak
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-04-20 17:33:14 (18 minutes ago) 
Trevor Plouffe scored twince and hit a two-run double, Josmil Pinto added a solo homer and Kurt Suzuki contributed a two-run double as the Twins got back to .500 for the season.
Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All
  Source: Slashdot 2014-04-20 17:33:11 (18 minutes ago) 
Ars Technica has nothing good to say about the scientific understanding (or at least public understanding) that led Portland to drain 38 million gallons of water after a teenage prankster urinated into the city's water supply. Maybe SCADA systems shouldn't be quite as high on the list of dangers, when major utilities can be quite this brittle even without a high-skill attack.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Wie finally wins an LPGA event at home
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 17:33:02 (18 minutes ago) 




Solar-Panel Windows (completely transparent) made possible by quantum dot breakthrough
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 17:33:01 (18 minutes ago) 
submitted by thehermitkingdom to science
[link] [27 comments]
What's an interesting thing from history most people don't know?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 17:33:01 (18 minutes ago) 
submitted by NotNowGimli to AskReddit
[link] [2292 comments]
'I Want Answers': Father of Slain 5-Year-Old Boy Seeks Justice
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 17:32:13 (19 minutes ago) 
NBCConnecticut.com The father of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver, whose body was found Friday off a Massachusetts highway, is seeking justice for his murder.






Dozens killed in Pakistani bus crash
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2014-04-20 17:32:11 (19 minutes ago) 
Police say bus collided with disabled tractor-trailer in the south of the country; at least 17 women and children are among the dead
San Francisco police officer dragged by car during foot chase
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2014-04-20 17:32:10 (19 minutes ago) 
Police are searching for a suspect they say dragged a San Francisco police officer in the Castro District while trying to evade him in a getaway car.




Marijuana tourism booms in Colorado, though officials remain skeptical
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2014-04-20 17:32:10 (19 minutes ago) 
Marla Cooley isn't exactly being discreet when she advertises the marijuana friendliness of her vacation rental home near Lyons.
Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread
  Source: Lifehacker 2014-04-20 17:32:08 (19 minutes ago) 

If your child asks about the Easter Bunny, should you tell them the truth or build the fantasy? Some quick pieces of advice for those who just had (or are about to have) a new baby. (And congratulations!) I just set up a Raspberry Pi as a Bittorrent Sync server, network storage location, and local backup location. Is there any reason I shouldn't just use Bittorrent Sync to perform my PC and Mac backups? How do you get to the Most Recent setting on the newest version of the Android Facebook app? I've been using my browser instead because I can't stand the Top Stories feed and can't figure out how to change it since the app udpated. Anyone else like to stream baseball? I was excited to see that MLB.tv now supports Chromecast, however I think I'm going to have to continue using my HTPC + VPN to watch in-market games because the At Bat app requires location services to be on. Has anyone tested out PIA using Chromecast yet? I use no-ip.com as a DNS host/free domain thing, so I'm able to get mydomain.no-ip.org as an easy SSH shortcut. But the site requires an annoying monthly check-in with Captcha. Any alternatives? I don't have an Android right now but will be getting one soon. I'd still like to avail of the app deals I see right now though. Is there a way that I can download and save some of the apps from Dealhacker so that I have a few apps ready to go for when I finally get my phone? How much information should I give about myself on my personal site? Is there a way to get text on <canvas> indexed on Google? I have a small game that outputs its name and possibly a bit of background. Is paying more for a surge protector worthwhile? I get that some have better physical designs, but what about the ciruitry? How do I know how many joules I need? Food Question! Would anyone happen to know any good sauces that go well with pasta that are not tomato based? Alfredo sauce seems like an easy answer but anything else?

Read more...








Yordano Ventura struggles as Royals lose 8-3 to Twins
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 17:32:03 (19 minutes ago) 
On Sunday, fresh off his first big-league victory last week, Yordano Ventura reminded observers of that fact he is only 22. Ventura stumbled through only four innings in an 8-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Royals saw their five-game winning streak snapped and their budding young right-hander humbled.
Eco-terrorist sentenced to read Malcolm Gladwell
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 17:31:39 (20 minutes ago) 
Alastair Cook and Peter Moores to make 'clean break' with England
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 17:31:39 (20 minutes ago) 




Father of UK teenager killed in Syria implores his other sons to return
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 17:31:39 (20 minutes ago) 
Shane Victorino, Will Middlebrooks closer to returning to Red Sox' lineup
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 17:30:18 (21 minutes ago) 
Messi helps Barcelona end skid, beat Bilbao 2-1
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 17:30:18 (21 minutes ago) 
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 17:30:17 (21 minutes ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants
  Source: AP Top Political News 2014-04-20 17:30:07 (21 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking....




Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations
  Source: AP Top News 2014-04-20 17:30:07 (21 minutes ago) 
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. AP Top News at 5:17 p.m. EDT STRY:V5...
Tahoe tourism officials borrow ideas from Utah
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:21:48 (30 minutes ago) 
Tourism officials from several key Lake Tahoe agencies have paid a visit to Park City, Utah, to catch a glimpse at how another mountain town operates and manages its major challenges.
Survey: US gas prices jump 9 cents per gallon
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:21:48 (30 minutes ago) 
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.
Stars don't feel like it's an 0-2 series vs. Ducks
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:21:48 (30 minutes ago) 
Lindy Ruff figures anyone who has watched the Dallas Stars in their first two playoff games should know they won't quit.
Thunder, Grizzlies look to control pace in Game 2
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:21:48 (30 minutes ago) 
Pace was a word in fashion after Oklahoma City's 100-86 win over Memphis in their first-round playoff opener.




Wie finally wins an LPGA event at home
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:21:48 (30 minutes ago) 
Michelle Wie began the week reminiscing about the first time she played on the LPGA Tour.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 17:20:09 (31 minutes ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-04-20 17:20:08 (31 minutes ago) 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Some California beekeepers say pesticides may be to blame for the death or damage of as many as 80,000 bee colonies after the insects pollinated almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley....
Police: 6 people injured in Easter party shooting
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-04-20 17:20:02 (31 minutes ago) 
MONTGOMERY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say six people were injured in a shooting at an Easter party in suburban Chicago.
Nats rally, take a walk-off win from Cards
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-04-20 17:20:02 (31 minutes ago) 
Washington flips inning on Martinez, wins on sacrifice fly in ninth. Also: Lyons will make start in New York on Monday.




Captain America Dominates Box Office for Third Week in a Row
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 17:13:08 (38 minutes ago) 
A
Body found in portable toilet near St. Clair Shores boat ramp
  Source: The Detroit News - Metro/State 2014-04-20 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 
— Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body found in a portable toilet at a boat launch near Nine Mile and East Jefferson over the weekend.
Ukraine tensions rise after deadly gunfight
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 17:12:54 (39 minutes ago) 
A truce called by the Ukranian government to mark the Easter holiday has been shredded by a gunfight that left at least three dead and four wounded at a checkpoint occupied by pro-Russia militia outside a breakaway city in eastern Ukraine.

With a swipe of the smartphone, loyalty punch cards becoming obsolete
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-04-20 17:12:53 (39 minutes ago) 
Businesses are replacing their paper rewards-program cards with an electronic swipe.
Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 17:12:41 (39 minutes ago) 
Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.




Which businesses give the coolest freebies for your Birthday?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 17:12:40 (39 minutes ago) 
submitted by MisterToughguy to AskReddit
[link] [1549 comments]
Going green in Broward County: Ninety-eight Blue Bird school buses equipped with the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system have been ordered for Broward County Public Schools, to be in operation during the 2014-2015 school year.
  Source: Most E-mailed Stories / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2014-04-20 17:11:49 (40 minutes ago) 
Each bus will displace about 40,000 gallons of smog-producing diesel and emit 150,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over their lifetime.
Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village on Easter
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2014-04-20 17:11:48 (40 minutes ago) 
Village of Maaloula an important prize ahead of coming presidential elections; Assad promises to defend Christians
Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart thrilled by how good he feels
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2014-04-20 17:11:47 (40 minutes ago) 
Brad Stuart said he's going into Game 2 against the Los Angeles Kings feeling as good physically as he has in a long time.
San Francisco police officer dragged by car during foot chase
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2014-04-20 17:11:47 (40 minutes ago) 
Police are searching for a suspect they say dragged a San Francisco police officer in the Castro District while trying to evade him in a getaway car.




A's developing a rivalry with Texas Rangers
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2014-04-20 17:11:47 (40 minutes ago) 
Oakland A's and Texas Rangers appear to be the main contenders in the A.L, West for the third straight season.
NewsWatch: Long view on stocks is best during weak earnings season
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-04-20 17:11:46 (40 minutes ago) 
As we enter the peak week of one of the weakest earnings seasons in several quarters with reports from Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp., the best strategy is to take the long-term view.
Pacifica voting in secret with no accountability? Is this part of KPFK ?
  Source: LA IMC 2014-04-20 17:11:42 (40 minutes ago) 
How confusing !!!!

How does a website [ Counterpunch or Pacifica too ] provide information that remains erroneous and is read and resposted and then can never be corrected everywhere else… as the info has been used, repeated, misunderstood and there has been no corrections ? huh ?

Is a comment from www.anngarrison.com/ saying that the PNB vote On Phone to ‘fire’ Executive Director Summer Reese was 11 to ‘fire’ and “7” opposed? That does not add up to the 22 Pacifica board members many assumed were telephone-at-least-present to vote on such an important issue.

And no names were noted anywhere - to reveal who is choosing to do what to Pacifica ?

How do we know if how many were our KPFK PNB members ? And how did they vote to agree to firing ED or disagreeing ?
or which other station members voted how and why ?

Can there honestly in anonymous voting - - which means no responsibility for anyone saying whatever ? huh ? Can such a delicate and vital issue as firing or not of the top position person be left as no-one-known-or-counted-by-name ? Is this possible? How ?

Are there no records or accountability ? - so the secret-ballots are the way to pretend rational neutrality when other intentions are at play? huh?

what a way to steal elections, anyone's, here or in Ukraine, Iraq, India, Pacifica, or USA government- anywhere else too ?

Those on PNB = Pacifica nat'l Bd = who took-counted votes, or recorded the votes, or even those who actually were present and voted on phone, they must know who spoke up and who said what, no ?

And there are no public records available ?
Or no one is saying anything but hiding behind secret collusions ?
or what ?


Did not the PNB members not hear each other on the phone nor name themselves while voting ?
was it a secret voice vote ?
Was that a legally binding voting ?
Did it confirm to Pacifica's bylaws [own self rules made by themselves for themselves] ?

Really ?

What the everF is going on if this is how Pacifica has been claiming to [dysfunctionally] work at all ? Or who is pretending to be 'working' on behalf of all who pay for it's upkeep, all the while instead fiddling and making Pacifica burn ....down....down...down...

Has this same process and procedure been going on before too, in the same ways ?

A USA public non profit corporation acting as if it were a private fiefdom with anything-we-want-goes ?

Is this a business we want to ever again send $$$money to or free work volunteer for, ever again ? How or Who has the power to change or shift HOW voting occurs, if not by the bylaws already written and in place ?

We are confused, and not just in LA.

down down down dump…and, oh yeah, also drop 'hope', because that is just a wish and dream. Reality has just appeared !

Apparently, only legal court proceedings can rectify and clarify what is and must be happening in our NON PROFIT CORPORATION called Pacifica Fdtn - which is not acting businesslike nor is being held accountable for the ways that PNB board members proceed ... or how some attempt to take full charge and all authority.

If this is how Pacifica and all whom we have assumed, erroneously, are trustworthy organizations operate, then who can be believed ? ever ?


--------------------- another Indy comment reposted here = --------------


"by Ann Garrison - Apr. 17, 2014
anniegarrison@gmail.com

I just came across this and thanks to the poster for sharing my work. I just wish it were a little more clear that I did not write the opening summary, because at first I read that and thought, "Huh? I didn't write this."

There's also one error that this is reminding me to ask Counterpunch to correct. The vote was actually 11 to 7 because of low PNB attendance, lack of notice that Summer Reese's employment would be put to a vote, and several Board members leaving the meeting in outrage. I believe that one of the WBAI members also had to leave before the meeting ended,near midnight, because of ill health. www.anngarrison.com/"
=================================================

Michael Ruppert dead.
  Source: LA IMC 2014-04-20 17:11:42 (40 minutes ago) 
Some believed him, some did not.

But when he emerged many years ago to explain what he had investigated, many at KPFK and elsewhere were excited and interested. Personality conflicts ensued later. But his intentions were not mainly self aggrandizement but to share what he found and was concerned was happening to America.

He did his work, and whatever others did not like or appreciate about Michael Ruppert is not what is important. Each task and job accomplished to find out- to share information - to persist and continue despite difficulties and resistances - as he did...is to be commended.

It is not total agreement that is necessary. It is seeing who is working for the People and what is given away. He often did. Imperfect man, surely, as are most others who criticize and complain.

He did enough. Two books published and well read. He spoke, Often and articulately.

Some will be sorry. Dont be. He did his "job". He had the courage to then leave, on his own terms.

Thanks to all who worked with him and helped Ruppert accomplish all he did.
Has KPFK's GM Duncan just dis-appeared?
  Source: LA IMC 2014-04-20 17:11:42 (40 minutes ago) 
another repost from another source who knows a whole more than we in LA ever can find out:
+++++++++++++++++++++++++


“IED [interim Executive Director of Pacifica] Vanishing Act and Who's Representing Whom?

posted April 18, 2014

Berkeley-Appointed/disputed/interim executive director Bernard Duncan failed to appear without notice at two scheduled meetings on Thursday, the first with national office administrative staff and the second, the weekly senior management call.

Duncan reported illness and may have left the Berkeley area on Thursday after missing both scheduled meetings. Duncan appeared on KPFA briefly during the April 15th fundraising drive. His full interview can be heard here.

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/101941. (Duncan's interview is midway through the hour-long program). ….“

+++++++++++++++++++

If any other Indy reader knows more information about Duncan's doings or Pacifica's solutions or breakups, please share it on this site as Los Angeles is desert dry with no information or updates of what affects us seriously.

KPFK is one of the 2 ongoing vital radio stations that have most at stake at this time. Berkeley seems to be creating their own separatist group [not all at KPFA - but a strong contingent is acting in a we-want-our-own-separated-way] to break up Pacifica perhaps and to take the power to rule their worlds for themselves mostly. The older models are breaking down and the chaos continues...for now.






Runners gather from world over to take back Boston Marathon
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 17:11:40 (40 minutes ago) 
On a chilly but sunny Sunday here, runners from around the world gathered the day before the 118th Boston Marathon. Here is what I am seeing less than 24 hours before we head to the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass.
DNR to study tracking data, roadkill to gauge winter's effect on deer
  Source: JS Online 2014-04-20 17:11:40 (40 minutes ago) 
Northern Wisconsin’s winter set a record on the DNR’s winter severity index, which judges the effect of snow and cold on white-tailed deer.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 17:10:14 (41 minutes ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Finland air crash kills skydivers
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 17:10:10 (41 minutes ago) 
Eight skydivers on an Easter Sunday jump are killed as their plane crashes near the town of Jamijarvi in Finland.
Two shot in leg, groin in S. Baltimore Sunday
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2014-04-20 17:10:08 (41 minutes ago) 
Two men were shot — one in the leg and the other in the groin — in South Baltimore Sunday afternoon, police said.










The most Earth-like planet is only 500 light years away
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-04-20 17:10:08 (41 minutes ago) 
NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-CalTech

Less than two months ago, NASA’s Kepler mission announced the confirmation of 700 new exoplanets, but its latest news of a single exosolar system may be a bit more exciting. Kepler has now found an Earth-like planet that may have liquid water on its surface, and the new discovery is located less than 500 light years away.

Since its launch in 2009, Kepler has been finding exoplanets with a deceptively simple technique. At any given time, it stares at thousands of stars, looking for a dip in the amount of light received from them. That dip can be caused by a planet passing in front of whatever star it is orbiting (from the perspective of Earth). By observing the time interval between these dips and the size of the dip, Kepler can calculate the planet’s orbit and radius. When this data is combined with other data from the star, astronomers can build a rough picture of what the planetary system looks like.

The new planet has been named Kepler 186f, and it is part of a five-planet system that is orbiting a red dwarf star (smaller and cooler than the Sun). What makes 186f so interesting is that its radius is only 1.1 times that of the Earth and it is orbiting its star in the habitable zone. This is the distance where, if the planet has water, then it is likely to remain in the liquid form. Liquid water is essential to life as we know it, and planets in this zone remain the top candidates to harbor some form of life.

Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Marlins score 2 in 8th to sweep Mariners
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:02:01 (49 minutes ago) 
Adeiny Hechavarria hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an instant replay went in Miami's favor and the Marlins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep.
Pivotal Game 3 awaits with Pens, CBJ tied at 1-1
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:02:01 (49 minutes ago) 
After an injury-filled regular season, about the last thing the Pittsburgh Penguins needed or expected was a major struggle early in the playoffs.
Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:02:01 (49 minutes ago) 
Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.
Tigers edge sloppy Angels 2-1
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:02:01 (49 minutes ago) 
Rick Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of four Los Angeles errors in a 2-1 victory over the Angels on Sunday.




Calif. nurse in critical condition after stabbing
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:02:01 (49 minutes ago) 
A nurse in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times while on the job in a northern Los Angeles County hospital.
Pacers seeking solution for Hawks 3-point shooters
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 17:02:01 (49 minutes ago) 
Paul George wants to guard Atlanta's Jeff Teague on Tuesday night, and it appears he'll get his wish. But how much time the Indiana All-Star spends on Teague is unclear.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 17:00:10 (51 minutes ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Police: Man Pelted Woman at Egg Decorating Party
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 17:00:03 (51 minutes ago) 
Police: Man pelted girlfriend with hardboiled eggs during argument at Easter decorating party
Dad of Massachusetts Boy Found Dead Plans Funeral
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 17:00:03 (51 minutes ago) 
Dad of missing boy found dead by Massachusetts highway says he's crushed, is planning funeral




Backes' availability not yet known after Seabrook hit
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-04-20 17:00:02 (51 minutes ago) 
Blackhawks defenseman has been suspended three games by the league.
Nats sting Martinez, tie game
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-04-20 17:00:02 (51 minutes ago) 
Four consecutive singles off fireball reliever rallies Nats for 2-2 game. Also: Lyons will make start in New York on Monday.
Biggest news you missed this weekend
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 16:53:50 (58 minutes ago) 
Out of the loop this weekend? We've got the top stories right here.
WILLIAMS: Bill Maher, comedian or bigot?
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2014-04-20 16:53:09 (58 minutes ago) 

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Comedy has many subjects: leaders, governments, things we don't understand.

Regarding that last topic, I suppose it is understandable that comedians pick on religions. In any event, freedom of speech allows them to do so. What is generally not condoned, however, are continuous and sweeping insults aimed at those ...

Police: Man pelted girlfriend with hardboiled eggs during argument at Easter decorating party
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 16:52:56 (59 minutes ago) 




Found this cop in a subway tunnel.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 16:52:45 (59 minutes ago) 
submitted by Smoka-Cola to gaming
[link] [139 comments]
So today is Easter
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 16:52:45 (59 minutes ago) 
submitted by Tambe to gaming
[link] [59 comments]
Deadly Shootout Underscores Fragile Truce in Eastern Ukraine
  Source: NYT > International 2014-04-20 16:52:07 (59 minutes ago) 
At least three people were killed Sunday at a checkpoint run by pro-Russian militants near the town of Slovyansk, days after a settlement was reached calling on insurgents to disarm.
Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, Boxer Whose Murder Convictions Were Overturned, Dies at 76
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-04-20 16:52:07 (59 minutes ago) 
Mr. Carter, a ferocious, crowd-pleasing prizefighter, became an international cause célèbre after being convicted in New Jersey of murder and imprisoned for 19 years before the charges were dismissed.






Deadly Shootout Underscores Fragile Truce in Eastern Ukraine
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-04-20 16:52:07 (59 minutes ago) 
At least three people were killed Sunday at a checkpoint run by pro-Russian militants near the town of Slovyansk, days after a settlement was reached calling on insurgents to disarm.










In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2014-04-20 16:52:06 (59 minutes ago) 
DENVER (AP) - Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2014-04-20 16:52:06 (59 minutes ago) 
DENVER (AP) - Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
WILLIAMS: Bill Maher, comedian or bigot?
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 16:51:59 (59 minutes ago) 

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Comedy has many subjects: leaders, governments, things we don't understand.

Regarding that last topic, I suppose it is understandable that comedians pick on religions. In any event, freedom of speech allows them to do so. What is generally not condoned, however, are continuous and sweeping insults aimed at those ...

Joseph Troutman
  Source: Most E-mailed Stories / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2014-04-20 16:51:55 (1 hours ago) 
Joseph Horace Troutman, 63, charged in the fatal stabbing of his son, Tyrone Troutman, 40, also was convicted of stabbing the mother of his son over 25 years ago, according to the Broward Sheriffs Office.
Utah boy, 2, shot and killed by 3-year-old sister
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-04-20 16:51:55 (1 hours ago) 
Officials say the victims' dad had used the .22-caliber rifle earlier in the day and set it down; unclear whether charges will be filed against parents




Terry Richardson Reportedly Offering Vogue Photo Shoots For Sex
  Source: Gawker 2014-04-20 16:51:26 (1 hours ago) 

The dirtbag of the millennium is back and this time, he's slithering up to model Emma Appleton, who posted this revealing screenshot on her Instagram this afternoon.

Read more...








WILLIAMS: Bill Maher, comedian or bigot?
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 16:51:26 (1 hours ago) 

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Comedy has many subjects: leaders, governments, things we don't understand.

Regarding that last topic, I suppose it is understandable that comedians pick on religions. In any event, freedom of speech allows them to do so. What is generally not condoned, however, are continuous and sweeping insults aimed at those ...

Indian man's skull passed down by Michigan family turned over to tribe
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 16:50:39 (1 hours ago) 
A skull that was passed down through generations of a northern Michigan family has been turned over to an Indian group.
2 Benton Harbor men jailed after gunfight wounds girl, 12
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 16:50:39 (1 hours ago) 
Authorities in southwestern Michigan say they've arrested two Benton Harbor men who got in a gunfight and wounded a 12-year-old girl.
Shootout shatters Easter truce in Ukraine
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 16:50:39 (1 hours ago) 
Yuri Zhadobin, who coordinates the pro-Russia unit manning the checkpoint, told the Associated Press he was with about 20 men celebrating Easter when unknown men drove up in four vehicles and opened fire around 3 a.m.




Hiker finds skeletal remains near Provo peak, police find second body
  Source: deseretnews.com - Top Stories 2014-04-20 16:50:38 (1 hours ago) 
A hiker in a remote area of Rock Canyon found the skeletal remains of a person Saturday.
We unlucky few: A look at the incumbents who lost their primaries, 1994-2012
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-04-20 16:50:33 (1 hours ago) 
Former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), one of seven unlucky senators to lose their primary since 1994 For the most part, incumbent representatives, senators and governors who seek renomination get it. It's not hard to see why: To start with, most challengers have difficulty competing with the incumbent for name recognition, money and critical endorsements. Most incumbents have a good understanding of their party's primary electorate and are careful not to alienate them.

Even incumbents who may be vulnerable to a primary often prevail. While some southern states force the top two vote-getters into a runoff if no one receives more than 50 percent in the first round, most states do not use this system. If too many challengers enter the race, they can split the anti-incumbent vote, allowing the unpopular office-holder to clinch renomination with a plurality.

However, every so often, an incumbent is unseated in a primary. Since 1994 a sitting member of the House has lost renomination to a challenger 31 times. This may sound like a high number, but it's important to note that during this period primary voters across the nation have re-nominated their Congressman or Congresswoman numerous times. In 2010 alone, of the over 390 representatives who sought renomination, only four were denied it. Among senators during the 1994-2012 period only seven have been denied renomination; of governors, only six were defeated. These primary losers are a rare breed, as they fell despite the seemingly sky-high odds to win.

What follows is an analysis of the members of the House members, senators and governors who lost renomination during this time. I've omitted representatives who lost renomination to another sitting representative since the dynamics of those races were different. I've also omitted the few incumbents who lost a general election to a member of the same party (In 2012, California Democratic Reps. Pete Stark and Joe Baca were defeated in a general election because of California's new top-two electoral law). In those general elections, the electorate was far larger than it would be in a primary and included members of the other party and independents who would otherwise have been barred from voting in a party primary, or chosen not to vote.

Head over the fold for a look at the unlucky incumbents.

Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 16:50:15 (1 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 16:40:10 (1 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Does the Ozarks attract hate groups?
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 16:34:03 (1 hours ago) 
Southern Poverty Law Center says area has three things that help sustain these groups.




Ukrainian PM: Putin Wants to Restore USSR
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 16:33:21 (1 hours ago) 
A
Silverdale Boy Scout was killed by rolling log
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 16:33:17 (1 hours ago) 
A 12-year-old Silverdale boy was killed Saturday when a log rolled over him during a Boy Scout outing in the Olympic National Forest, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.
Sex claim shows desperation of Malaysia's rulers, says top opponent
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 16:33:13 (1 hours ago) 
Man shot in Makara Beach
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 16:33:07 (1 hours ago) 
Makara Beach near Wellington has been closed off after a man was found with serious gunshot wounds early this morning.

SpaceX Successfully Delivers Supplies To ISS
  Source: Slashdot 2014-04-20 16:33:02 (1 hours ago) 
Reuters reports on the successful SpaceX-carried resupply mission to the ISS: "A cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, with a delivery of supplies and science experiments for the crew and a pair of legs for the experimental humanoid robot aboard that one day may be used in a spacewalk. Station commander Koichi Wakata used the outpost's 58-foot (18-meter) robotic crane to snare the Dragon capsule from orbit at 7:14 a.m. (1114 GMT), ending its 36-hour journey. ... "The Easter Dragon is knocking at the door," astronaut Randy Bresnik radioed to the crew from Mission Control in Houston. Space Exploration, known as SpaceX, had planned to launch its Dragon cargo ship in March, but was delayed by technical problems, including a two-week hold to replace a damaged U.S. Air Force radar tracking system."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.












One killed, one injured as teen driver looks for cell phone
  Source: SacBee -- News 2014-04-20 16:32:55 (1 hours ago) 
A distracted driver was arrested in Manteca early Saturday, after she ran into a group of teens walking along a road, killing one and injuring three.
One killed, one injured as teen driver looks for cell phone
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 16:32:54 (1 hours ago) 
A distracted driver was arrested in Manteca early Saturday, after she ran into a group of teens walking along a road, killing one and injuring three.
Distant Black Hole Spins at Half the Speed of Light
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 16:32:53 (1 hours ago) 
submitted by Futuretechman to science
[link] [46 comments]
My sister randomly leaves drawings like this around our house...
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 16:32:53 (1 hours ago) 
submitted by lance-a-little to funny
[link] [49 comments]
Opinionator | The Stone: Abandon (Nearly) All Hope
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 16:32:15 (1 hours ago) 
Faith and optimism can be forms of denial that only prolong our suffering.




Gene Estess, Who Left Wall Street to Aid the Poor, Dies at 78
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 16:32:15 (1 hours ago) 
Mr. Estess left the financial world to lead the Jericho Project, which serves homeless, mentally ill and addicted people in Harlem and the South Bronx.
Deadly Weekend: 8 Killed in Chicago Shootings
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 16:32:05 (1 hours ago) 

At least eight people have been killed and 27 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday.








Sharks hoping for better success on faceoffs in Game 2
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2014-04-20 16:32:01 (1 hours ago) 
San Jose Sharks center Andrew Desjardins has advice on how to win more faceoffs against the Los Angeles Kings
Saudi spy chief removal may not change U.S. ties -- or end his career
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2014-04-20 16:32:00 (1 hours ago) 
Prince Bandar bin Sultan's replacement last week as Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has fueled speculation about a shift in the monarchy’s shaky relations with the United States and its position toward the Syrian conflict — not to mention about the prince's political future.
Hang Cups and Use Wire Racks to Maximize Kitchen Cupboard Space
  Source: Lifehacker 2014-04-20 16:31:59 (1 hours ago) 

To make maximum the space in the shelves of your kitchen cupboards, designer Chip Cordelli shares two great tips at Real Simple: hang your cups and put wire racks to create mini-shelves.

Read more...












Kansas students attend prom via robots
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 16:31:56 (1 hours ago) 
Two Lawrence students danced with friends at their prom thanks to a couple robots.
Sex claim shows desperation of Malaysia's rulers, says top opponent
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 16:31:32 (1 hours ago) 
Transcript reveals new details
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 16:30:31 (1 hours ago) 
The number of victims from the South Korea Ferry accident is growing once again.
Team MR8 ready to run for Martin Richard, Boston Marathon bombing's youngest victim
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 
It wasn't an easy winter for marathon training, but the cause gave runners a new focus
Syria's Bashar Assad visits recaptured Christian village on Easter
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 
Village of Maaloula an important prize ahead of coming presidential elections; Assad promises to defend Christians




Runners blessed at Boston church on marathon's eve
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 

BOSTON — Marathon runners have been blessed at a Boston church service that celebrated Easter as it also remembered the victims of last year's bomb attacks near the finish line.

Runner Jillian Pillsbury of San Diego became emotional Sunday morning at the Old South Church as she gathered with other runners. Her daughter was uninjured although she was near the site of the second bomb that exploded.

Knitters from around the country donated blue and gold scarves that were presented at the service.

Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 
NBA: Refs missed foul call in Warriors-Clippers
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 

LOS ANGELES — The NBA says referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score.

Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul lost the ball out of bounds with 18.9 seconds left Saturday and Golden State leading 107-105. Rod Thorn, the league's president for basketball operations, said in a statement Sunday that the Warriors' Draymond Green should have been whistled for a foul, which would have given Paul two free throws.

Missing Rehoboth woman found dead outside hospital
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 

A Rehobeth woman reported missing by her husband Tuesday was found dead in her Honda Civic late Thursday night parked outside Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, police said.

In a posting on Twitter, Rehobeth police said the body of Joyce Eddy, 57, was discovered by Attleboro police at about 10:30 Thursday night.

The hospital is approximately 6 miles from Eddy’s home.

“No foul play is suspected,” police said, but added her death is under investigation.

Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 




Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 
4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 

NEW YORK — A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday.

The twin of one of the children survived the blaze that was reported to authorities just before midnight Saturday in a two-story brick home in the Far Rockaway section of Queens.

Khalid Baylor, spokesman with the Fire Department of New York, said the fire was accidental, but he wouldn't elaborate on exactly what caused it.

GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 16:30:19 (1 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.

The National Republican Congressional Committee's $21.2 million fundraising haul in January, February and March gave the group its best first-quarter showing since 2003. It also puts the committee roughly $8 million ahead of its fundraising at this point in 2012.

Still, the GOP committee faces a well-funded challenge from House Democrats, who amassed a $40 million fund.

Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 16:30:17 (1 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 16:21:51 (2 hours ago) 
A Malaysia Airlines flight heading to India with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday after it was forced to turn back when a tire burst upon takeoff, the airline said.




GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 16:21:51 (2 hours ago) 
The House Republican campaign committee says it raised almost $10 million in March and has $31 million in the bank to defend the GOP's majority.
Murphy delivers for Indians in 6-4 win
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 16:21:51 (2 hours ago) 
David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday to avoid a series sweep.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 16:20:09 (2 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Ukraine crisis shadows Obama's Asia trip
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2014-04-20 16:14:14 (2 hours ago) 
In Asia, Obama's actions on Ukraine are considered through the prism of China.
Ukraine crisis shadows Obama's Asia trip
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 16:14:14 (2 hours ago) 
In Asia, Obama's actions on Ukraine are considered through the prism of China.




Study: Fuels from corn waste worse than gas
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 16:14:14 (2 hours ago) 
Biofuels are better in the long run, but won't meet a standard set in '07 law to qualify as renewable fuel.
8 Killed in Finland Parachutist Plane Accident
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 16:13:34 (2 hours ago) 
A
Indian man's skull turned over to Michigan tribe
  Source: The Detroit News - Metro/State 2014-04-20 16:13:25 (2 hours ago) 
Suttons Bay Township — A skull that was passed down through generations of a northern Michigan family has been turned over to an Indian group.
Everest survivors recall panic, chaos
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 16:13:19 (2 hours ago) 
Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.

Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 16:13:01 (2 hours ago) 




This Golden Retriever Adopts An Orphaned Kitten That Was Rejected By Its Mother
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 16:12:59 (2 hours ago) 
submitted by Hue__Jass to aww
[link] [37 comments]
A monster bluefin tuna caught off the New Zealand coast could spell a big payday for some Coromandel fishermen.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 16:12:59 (2 hours ago) 
submitted by PaperkutRob to pics
[link] [321 comments]
Marriage as comfy as sweatpants: Multitasking Moms and Dads
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 16:12:59 (2 hours ago) 
We present our best selves to the world. We save our sweats for our spouse.
David Murphy delivers clutch hit to spark Cleveland Indians' 6-4 victory against Blue Jays
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 16:12:59 (2 hours ago) 
David Murphy's three-run double in the sixth inning on Sunday erased a two-run deficit and paved the way for Cleveland's 6-4 victory against the Blue Jays.
'Capt. America' tops box office for third week
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 16:11:52 (2 hours ago) 
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.




Hyde Park Easter festival offers egg hunt, petting zoo, and a lonely Easter Bunny
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 16:11:52 (2 hours ago) 
Just where in the pecking order the Easter Bunny fits has always been something of a vexing conundrum.
See teen ask Mrs. America to prom
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 16:10:33 (2 hours ago) 
A teen was suspended from school for asking Mrs. America to prom during an assembly.
See car riddled with bullet holes
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 16:10:33 (2 hours ago) 
Mystery surrounds a shooting incident in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead.
Denzel remembers 'Hurricane'
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 16:10:33 (2 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer wrongly convicted of murder, has died at the age of 76 in Toronto.
Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 16:10:17 (2 hours ago) 

SAN ANTONIO — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice."

TNT's Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. So his son, Craig Sager Jr., filled in for Sunday's broadcast of San Antonio's playoff opener against Dallas, asking Popovich a few questions before the fourth quarter.





Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 16:10:16 (2 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Major media publisher admits it is “afraid of Google”
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-04-20 16:10:09 (2 hours ago) 
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. JD Lasica

The chief executive of Axel Springer, one of Europe's largest media publishers, has said that his company is afraid of the power that Google has accumulated and worries that the search giant is becoming a "superstate," immune from regulation.

Mathias Döpfner published an open letter to Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in which he points out that Google is not only the largest search engine in the world, but the largest video platform, the largest browser, and the most used e-mail service and mobile operating system. The open letter was published as a response to a guest column written by Schmidt in the same newspaper.

Döpfner goes on to talk about the "schizophrenic" relationship between Axel Springer and Google. On one hand the publisher is part of a European antitrust lawsuit against the search giant, while it also relies on Google's traffic and ad revenue. "We know of no alternative that even begins to offer similar technological requirements for automated advertising sales, and we cannot do without this source of income," he says.

Read 12 remaining paragraphs | Comments

NBA Playoff Glance
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 16:02:05 (2 hours ago) 
Saturday, April 19: Atlanta 101, Indiana 93
NBA Daily Playoff Glance
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 16:02:05 (2 hours ago) 
Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87, Brooklyn leads series 1-0
Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 16:02:05 (2 hours ago) 
Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.




Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 16:02:05 (2 hours ago) 
California beekeepers are trying to understand why as many as 80,000 bee colonies have died or been damaged after pollinating almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 16:00:14 (2 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Calif. congresswoman, aide sued in fatal DUI case
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-04-20 16:00:12 (2 hours ago) 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Parents of a Santa Barbara woman killed by a drunk-driving congressional aide have filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps, and the U.S. government....
Oklahoma man faces execution Tuesday in 1999 death
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2014-04-20 15:53:12 (2 hours ago) 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who's been trying for months to find out more about the drugs the state would use to kill him faces a Tuesday execution unless a court intervenes.

Clayton Lockett, 38, was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman with a sawed-off shotgun ...

Join state Fish and Wildlife experts for live chat April 24 on opening day of trout fishing
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 15:53:10 (2 hours ago) 
%%%5a620487635ebc15e148aff561a9b619%%%The statewide opening day of the lowland lakes trout fishing season - one of the biggest fishing events in Washington - is coming up soon.




Detroit faithful celebrate resurrection, rebirth on Easter
  Source: The Detroit News - Metro/State 2014-04-20 15:53:05 (2 hours ago) 
Resurrection, rebirth and reaching out to help others were all part of Easter celebrations across Metro Detroit on Sunday when thousands of worshipers attended church services and volunteered in their community for the religious holiday.
Christchurch home 'fills like sink'
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 15:53:00 (2 hours ago) 
Stephen and Rose Lennon ran out of time.

Ohio memorial for 11 women whose remains were found in serial killer's home is short $250,000
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 15:52:59 (2 hours ago) 
Bobcats F Douglas-Roberts makes most of 2nd chance
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:52:50 (2 hours ago) 
Motivated LeBron preps for the playoff grind
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:52:50 (2 hours ago) 




Heat open quest for another title vs Bobcats
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:52:50 (2 hours ago) 
Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:52:50 (2 hours ago) 
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice."
Calif. Congresswoman, aide sued in fatal DUI case
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:52:50 (2 hours ago) 
Parents of a Santa Barbara woman killed by a drunk-driving congressional aide have filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps, and the U.S.
No mistake: A's have most errors in American League, and most wins
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:52:50 (2 hours ago) 
OAKLAND -- With two more errors on Saturday, the A’s have committed six over their last three games and 13 in their last eight. Their total of 18 for the season is the highest in the American League. They’re also 12-5, leading the league in wins.
Scumbag Kanye West
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 15:52:49 (2 hours ago) 
submitted by cehughes3 to AdviceAnimals
[link] [209 comments]




Income tax troubles, sexting talk, Bitcoin Boulevard: Weekend update
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 15:52:49 (2 hours ago) 
Whether you’re nibbling the ear off a chocolate bunny or munching Matzah, here’s what you may have missed in community news this week.
Flyers 4, Rangers 2: Rangers Squander Lead, and Flyers Tie Series
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-04-20 15:52:11 (2 hours ago) 
The Rangers jumped to an early 2-0 lead, but the Flyers used the strong goaltending of Ray Emery and a second-period goal by Luke Schenn to even the series at 1-1.






Oklahoma man faces execution Tuesday in 1999 death
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 15:52:04 (2 hours ago) 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who's been trying for months to find out more about the drugs the state would use to kill him faces a Tuesday execution unless a court intervenes.

Clayton Lockett, 38, was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman with a sawed-off shotgun ...

Live Hockey: Red Wings and Bruins Face Off
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 15:51:57 (2 hours ago) 

Watch live hockey on NBCSports.com








Flyers Overcome Two-Goal Deficit to Tie Rangers
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 15:51:57 (2 hours ago) 

Watch live hockey on NBCSports.com.












NBA says Golden State Warriors should have been assessed a foul in final minute of win
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2014-04-20 15:51:54 (2 hours ago) 
The NBA announced Sunday that Warriors forward Draymond Green should have been assessed a foul for making contact with Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who turned the ball over in the final minute of Golden State's Game 1 win.
San Jose Sharks, L.A. Kings sticking with same lineups for Game 2
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2014-04-20 15:51:54 (2 hours ago) 
Sharks coach Todd McLellan wants his team to play aggressive hockey like it did in the first two periods of a Game 1 win against the Kings
Over 42 people have died in a bus accident in the Sindh province of Pakistan in what officials are d
  Source: Gawker 2014-04-20 15:51:23 (2 hours ago) 

Over 42 people have died in a bus accident in the Sindh province of Pakistan in what officials are describing as one of the worst traffic accidents in the country in recent memory. A bus, overloaded with 75 people, crashed head on with a tractor trailer. The driver and several others were killed immediately.

Read more...








Oklahoma man faces execution Tuesday in 1999 death
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 15:51:23 (2 hours ago) 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who's been trying for months to find out more about the drugs the state would use to kill him faces a Tuesday execution unless a court intervenes.

Clayton Lockett, 38, was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman with a sawed-off shotgun ...

2 men die as small plane crashes in Michigan field
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 15:50:36 (2 hours ago) 
Authorities say a small plane crashed in a Michigan farm field, killing the pilot and his passenger.




Indian man's skull passed down by Michigan family turned over to tribe
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 15:50:36 (2 hours ago) 
A skull that was passed down through generations of a northern Michigan family has been turned over to an Indian group.
NYC cabbie accused of dodging $28,000 in tolls
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 15:50:28 (2 hours ago) 
Lightning can't stop Lee Westwood
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 15:50:28 (2 hours ago) 
IP: Cruz and Rubio campaign for donors
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2014-04-20 15:50:27 (2 hours ago) 
CNN's Peter Hamby talks about Senators Cruz and Rubio courting conservatives at a conference in Florida.
In celebration of 4/20: A tale of two cities
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2014-04-20 15:50:27 (2 hours ago) 
Bruce Barcott looks at the dramatic differences in marijuana laws in Colorado and Louisiana




Baghdad to Boston: Running in solidarity
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2014-04-20 15:50:27 (2 hours ago) 
Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S., talks to Candy Crowley on running the Boston marathon for victims of terror.
Mission to avoid a civil war in Ukraine
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2014-04-20 15:50:27 (2 hours ago) 
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt reflects on the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.
Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-04-20 15:50:21 (2 hours ago) 
DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana.






Utah boy, 2, shot and killed by 3-year-old sister
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-04-20 15:50:17 (2 hours ago) 
Officials say the victims' dad had used the .22-caliber rifle earlier in the day and set it down; unclear whether charges will be filed against parents
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 15:50:14 (2 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










Kuwait newspapers ordered to close
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 15:50:10 (2 hours ago) 
A Kuwaiti judge orders the temporary closure of two independent newspapers for breaking a news blackout about an alleged plot to topple the emir.
Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:41:53 (2 hours ago) 
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice."
Memorial for 11 serial-killing victims needs $250K
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:41:53 (2 hours ago) 
Construction of a memorial at the Cleveland site where the remains of 11 women were found in a serial killer's home has been delayed because its funding is short by $250,000.
Calif. Congresswoman, aide sued in fatal DUI case
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:41:53 (2 hours ago) 
Parents of a Santa Barbara woman killed by a drunk-driving congressional aide have filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps, and the U.S.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 15:40:11 (2 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










Memorial for 11 Serial-Killing Victims Needs $250K
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 15:40:02 (2 hours ago) 
Ohio memorial for 11 women whose remains were found in serial killer's home is short $250,000
Miscommunication Could Have Led to More Deaths in Sunken Korean Ferry
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 15:40:02 (2 hours ago) 
Chaos and confusion plagued communications between marine traffic control and the crew aboard a South Korean ferry, as the boat began tilting dangerously before capsizing, a radio transcript released today showed.
Easter messages include prayers for Boston Marathon
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:33:55 (2 hours ago) 
Americans mark Christianity's most joyous day with prayers, egg hunts and family get-togethers
Miss America: Don’t Suspend Teen Who Asked Me to Prom
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:33:17 (2 hours ago) 
A
What’s This? Oh Nothing, Just a Llama Frolicking to DMX
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:33:17 (2 hours ago) 
A




Councils sit on £67m in emergency help for poor
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 15:33:11 (2 hours ago) 
Ask Slashdot: Professional Journaling/Notes Software?
  Source: Slashdot 2014-04-20 15:33:00 (2 hours ago) 
netdicted writes "At the very outset of my career the importance of keeping a daily journal of activities and notes was clearly evident. Over the years I've always had a college ruled composition notebook nearby to jot down important ideas, instructions, tasks, etc. Putting away the rock and chisel was not optional when the volumes grew beyond my mental capacity to successfully index the contents. Over the years I've tried countless apps to keep a digital journal and failed miserably. In my mind the ideal app or solution is a single file or cloud app where I can organize personal notes on projects, configurations, insights, ideas, etc., as well as noting major activities or occurrences of the day. My original journals saved me on a number of occasions. Unfortunately my tenacity for keeping one has suffered from a fruitless search for a suitable solution. Currently I'm experimenting with Evernote and Tiddlywiki. They approach the problem from two different angles. What do you use?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








NBA: Refs missed foul call in Warriors-Clippers
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:32:55 (2 hours ago) 
The NBA says referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score.
Wet weather may add to U.S. 50 traffic challenges
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:32:55 (2 hours ago) 
April showers will make a return on Tuesday for the Sacramento area, just when commuters have to figure out how to get around the lane closures on Highway 50.
General Mills scraps controversial new legal terms
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:32:55 (2 hours ago) 
General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company.




Recreation areas reopening after Yosemite fire
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:32:55 (2 hours ago) 
National forest managers are opening recreation areas that have been closed since a massive wildfire scorched areas in and around Yosemite National Park last summer.
TIL a fugitive ecoterrorist was sentenced to read Malcolm Gladwell's book, David and Goliath
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 15:32:53 (2 hours ago) 
submitted by simpsonsfanhere to books
[link] [9 comments]
It's especially a problem in the American South.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 15:32:53 (2 hours ago) 
submitted by Euphonatron to AdviceAnimals
[link] [226 comments]
Mystery physics: What does the M in M-theory mean?
  Source: New Scientist - Online News 2014-04-20 15:32:11 (2 hours ago) 
Some of the world's greatest physicists couldn't tell you why our leading theory of everything is labelled "M". Amanda Gefter hit the road to solve the mystery (full text available to subscribers)






QuickClick Customizes Volume Button Actions, No Root Required
  Source: Lifehacker 2014-04-20 15:31:58 (2 hours ago) 

Android: With touch screen smartphones, volume buttons are among the few physical keys you can press. QuickClick makes it easy to put them to use for more than volume control.

Read more...












Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 15:31:54 (2 hours ago) 
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
Councils sit on £67m in emergency help for poor
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 15:31:30 (2 hours ago) 
NBA playoffs: Damian Lillard looks to first postseason with Portland
  Source: deseretnews.com - Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:30:40 (2 hours ago) 
Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts expects guard Damian Lillard to make a quick adjustment to playoff basketball.
2 UNICEF staffers missing in Pakistan
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 15:30:33 (2 hours ago) 
Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 15:30:21 (2 hours ago) 

BEIRUT — Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he appears poised to contest.

President Bashar Assad's visit to Maaloula, some 60 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Damascus, serves a propaganda victory for his government in its quest to be seen as protector of religious minorities as its civil war grinds on.





Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 15:30:17 (2 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Draining reservoir after urination incident shows tenuous grasp of science
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-04-20 15:30:08 (2 hours ago) 
Dallas Swonger, right, caught in the act by a security tape. pdxwater

The city of Portland, OR will empty a 38-million gallon reservoir after a teenager allegedly urinated in it, according to the Associated Press. It's the second time in three years that Portland is flushing its Mount Tabor reservoir after a urine-related incident.

The reservoir is open-air and sits exposed to all of nature, leading many parties to question how necessary a draining would be, or how polluted 38 million gallons of water can really be by a single man's urine.

David Shaff, Portland's water bureau administrator, reserves a special disgust specifically for human urine. In 2011, when Shaff drained the reservoir following a urination, he reasoned to the Portland Mercury, "Do you want to be drinking someone's pee?… There's probably no regulation that says I have to be doing it but, again, who wants to be drinking pee?" This time around, Shaff wrote in a statement, "Our customers have an expectation that their water is not deliberately contaminated."

Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Tuesday's Sports Scoreboard
  Source: AP Top News 2014-04-20 15:30:06 (2 hours ago) 
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. AP Photos: Christians seek hope in E...
NHL Playoff Glance
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:21:47 (3 hours ago) 
Friday, April 18: Detroit 1, Boston 0
Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:21:47 (3 hours ago) 
Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and backup Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers, who rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series.




NHL Daily Playoff Glance
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:21:47 (3 hours ago) 
Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 4, OT
AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:21:47 (3 hours ago) 
the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:21:47 (3 hours ago) 
Israeli and Palestinian minors accused of crimes in the West Bank are subject to two different sets of laws. Israeli settlers are prosecuted under Israeli civilian law, while Palestinians are thrust into the military justice system. Critics complain that the conviction rate in the military system is higher and the penalties stiffer. Here are some statistics about juvenile arrests between 2008 and 2013 from Israel's national police force:
Sunday's Sports Transactions
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:21:47 (3 hours ago) 
Released SS Alex Gonzalez. Selected the contract of INF Danny Worth from Toledo (IL).
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 15:20:09 (3 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-04-20 15:20:09 (3 hours ago) 
From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus....
AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-04-20 15:20:08 (3 hours ago) 
From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus....
AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2014-04-20 15:20:08 (3 hours ago) 
From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus....
AP Photos: Christians Seek Hope in Easter Events
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 15:20:03 (3 hours ago) 
AP Photos: In holiest event of Christianity, followers seek hope, peace for troubled regions
A Look at the Dual Justice System in the West Bank
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 15:20:03 (3 hours ago) 
A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank




8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:13:54 (3 hours ago) 
Three people survived the accident after they parachuted from the aircraft.
8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:13:54 (3 hours ago) 
Three people survived the accident after they parachuted from the aircraft.
General Mills Reverses Legal Terms After Controversy
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:13:14 (3 hours ago) 
A
Martin Garrix on Coachella, ‘Animals’ and His Upcoming Singles
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:13:14 (3 hours ago) 
A
Miss America: Don’t Suspend Teen Who Asked Me to Prom
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:13:14 (3 hours ago) 
A




Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2014-04-20 15:13:12 (3 hours ago) 
Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 15:13:11 (3 hours ago) 
Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
You have just 12 minutes to save the future of love
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 15:13:09 (3 hours ago) 
Saracens win but Newcastle Falcons claim potentially vital bonus point
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 15:13:09 (3 hours ago) 
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
  Source: Techdirt 2014-04-20 15:13:00 (3 hours ago) 

When a Pennsylvania student recorded an incident of bullying and brought it to his school's administration, it kicked off a darkly farcical series of escalations, with the school calling the cops, the cops calling the attorney general, and nobody calling perspective or common sense. An anonymous commenter won most insightful comment of the week by summing it all up in a sentence:

Kid gets bullied, goes to bigger bullies who then refer him to even bigger bullies.

In last week's comments post, I had mentioned how infuriating it is that the rightsholder's word is so often taken as law when it comes to DMCA takedowns. That's just the tip of the iceberg though, and Loki won second place for insightful by delving below the surface:

My issue with this is that in a lot of cases these claims aren't from actual rightsholder's and that these people can potentially violate MY rights whenever they feel like it without facing any of the penalties they insist I should face for doing the same.

On top of that, even when they are the legal rightsholders, they like to ignore or pretend other rights I have, like fair use, simply don't exist (when they aren't trying to pay or cajole governments into actually voiding those rights) and then get upset when other people do the same to their rights.

All from an industry that moved thousands of miles away so as to avoid what they felt was a totally unfair and restrictive patent system, so they could turn around and impose an equally unfair and restrictive copyright system.

That sort of hubris, hyprocrisy, and arrogance is not even close to deserving of respect, but merely both of my middle fingers raised high in salute.

For editor's choice on the insightful side, we head to our post about the RIAA trying to have its pre-1972 recording cake and eat it too. There were two comments on that post expanding on key related issues and exposing the broken thinking behind so much of copyright law. First up, PaulT on the fact that retroactive copyright changes make no sense:

It's my opinion that copyright changes should never be applied retroactively. If the argument is that copyright encourages or even enables work to be created in the first place, then clearly the copyright terms in force at the time of creation were sufficient. The work wouldn't exist to argue over in the first place if the artist required today's copyright laws to create it.perhaps decades after his death - is just wrong.

This is, of course, not the RIAA's argument, but they can't just come out and admit that they want to be able to collect huge sums of money for decades after an artist's death no matter when the recording took place. They have to play word games to pretend they have the moral high ground.

As ever, "fairness" means "letting corporations make as much as possible" rather than anything that actually benefits a living human being not on the RIAA's board.

Next, it's Ninja making the related point that paying people for decades-old work at all doesn't make much sense to begin with:

So we are talking about songs that are at least 45 years old, right?

Funny they talk about fairness. I don't see old engineers being paid continuously because structures were made based on their projects. In fact, I have yet to see a dead engineer whose estate still receives money for his/her work. You can replace engineer with any profession.

Professionals usually earn money because they put their work, effort, sweat into it. Constantly.

There's no reason for a 45+ yr-old song not to be in the Public Domain.

Over on the funny side, we start out with our challenge to "find the fib" in some NSA statements. DannyB won first place for funny with a highly appropriate reaction to this scavenger hunt:

That's like searching for a needle in a needlestack. Therefore, we need to collect all metadata.

Meanwhile, the internet was abuzz this week after a bizarre discovery about Kate Mulgrew aka Captain Janeway aka that terrifying prison cook (just one more thing — aka Mrs. Columbo). She had (accidentally) lent her voice to a trailer for a documentary promoting geocentrism aka stupidity, leading G Thompson to question how such a thing was possible for anyone with a little fame:

What celebrity would ever accept this stupid theory? Of course they all know that THEY are the absolute center of the universe.

For editor's choice on the funny side, we start with Digger, who responded to General Mills' attempts to rope customers into bizarre legal agreements just for buying their product by drafting his own license agreement:

CELA

Cereal
Eaters
License
Agreement

States the following, and I tape it to every box of cereal that I eat.

By allowing my CELA to stick to your box, you, the cereal provider, agree to the following terms.

My agreement supersedes any and all previous agreements. My agreement can never be superseded, ever, even if forced to sign a new contract while someone holds a nuke over my head, my agreement will still be valid and enforceable over yours.
My agreement allows me to sue you for over 1 quadrillion dollars if I so much as bite my cheek while chewing on your cereal, or burn my tongue if I overheat my coffee that I drink while eating your cereal.
My agreement holds your corporate officers and board members fiscally and legally responsible for any and all effects of using your cereal and any activities taken while eating said cereal, no limitations apply.
My agreement says that you owe me $1000.00 per bite of your cereal that I eat just to suffer through the crap you put in it.

END OF AGREEMENT. THANKS FOR PLAYING.

And finally, we've got a simple answer to a simple question. We asked if you'd trust the NSA's advice on fixing Heartbleed; an anonymous commenter replied:

Short answer: No
Long answer : Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Indeed. That's all for this week foooooooolks!



Permalink | Comments | Email This Story











Foreign language teaching archaic says academic
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 15:12:59 (3 hours ago) 
A leading academic in bilingualism has warned Kiwis are dropping well below global levels and the consequences could be significant.

Predator fear after Rape Alley attacks
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 15:12:59 (3 hours ago) 
Two women have been attacked in the same area of central Wellington in less than 24 hours, leading to fears a serial sexual predator is at work.

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dead at 76
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 15:12:59 (3 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

Bid, Dick, bid: Art by 'Dick and Jane' illustrator Childress on New Hampshire auction block
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 15:12:58 (3 hours ago) 
AP Photos: In holiest event of Christianity, followers seek hope, peace for troubled regions
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 15:12:58 (3 hours ago) 




Trying to avoid a sweep; Twins need more from Hicks
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:12:58 (3 hours ago) 
The Twins must gear up for Yordano Ventura and his blazing fastballss if they are to avoid a three-game sweep by Kansas City
Finnish plane crash kills 8 parachuters; 3 jump before impact, survive
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-04-20 15:12:58 (3 hours ago) 
Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.
Wet weather may add to U.S. 50 traffic challenges
  Source: SacBee -- News 2014-04-20 15:12:49 (3 hours ago) 
April showers will make a return on Tuesday for the Sacramento area, just when commuters have to figure out how to get around the lane closures on Highway 50.
Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewers, Pirates brawl
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:12:48 (3 hours ago) 
Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 15:12:48 (3 hours ago) 
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.




Shhhh...... it'll be over soon.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 15:12:46 (3 hours ago) 
submitted by mister-e-account to funny
[link] [85 comments]
Oven catches fire at Parma meat market, no one injured
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 15:12:45 (3 hours ago) 
Firefighters say an oven caught fire at a vacant Parma meat market Sunday afternoon.
General Mills Reverses Itself on Consumers’ Right to Sue
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 15:12:07 (3 hours ago) 
The company had a change of heart after consumers had a negative reaction to its new arbitration rules.
ArtsBeat: Another Faithful Hit for Hollywood: ‘Heaven Is for Real’
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-04-20 15:12:07 (3 hours ago) 
That film became Hollywood’s fourth overtly faith-based hit of the year over the Easter weekend, taking in an estimated $21.5 million at North American theaters.






Scores Dead in Pakistani Bus Accident
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-04-20 15:12:07 (3 hours ago) 
At least 42 people, including 13 children, were killed after a bus collided with a trailer truck in southern Pakistan in one of the nation’s worst traffic accidents in years, officials said.










Video: Family Flees Burning Car in Lion Enclosure
  Source: NBCNews.com: Europe 2014-04-20 15:12:03 (3 hours ago) 

A family in Wiltshire, England, is forced to flee from their burning car while it was in a lion enclosure. The incident occurred Friday at Longleat Safari Park. Park officials removed the lions from the area to keep the family safe. (NBC News)


Easter Sunday Celebrations Around the World
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 15:11:57 (3 hours ago) 

Christians ended Holy Week by marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.








Weekend Deals: Blu-rays, Games, Anime, and David Attenborough
  Source: Lifehacker 2014-04-20 15:11:51 (3 hours ago) 

Sorry you didn't find the golden egg in today's hunt. Here are a whole bunch of deals pulled from our five Twitter accounts to cheer you up. While you're here, you may as well follow them too.

Read more...








Stop Union Busting And Privatization At Staples By UPSO All Out On April 24 UPWA Statement
  Source: Indybay newswire 2014-04-20 15:11:42 (3 hours ago) 
There will be national protests against the privatization of the post office focused on Staples which is being used to outsource public postal worker jobs. This is the statement of the United Public Workers For Action supporting these protests.
Canada Targets Russia
  Source: Indybay newswire 2014-04-20 15:11:42 (3 hours ago) 
Russia




Councils sit on £67m in emergency help for poor
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-04-20 15:11:34 (3 hours ago) 
The crisis in local welfare assistance explained
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-04-20 15:11:34 (3 hours ago) 
You have just 12 minutes to save the future of love
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 15:11:33 (3 hours ago) 
Saracens win but Newcastle Falcons claim potentially vital bonus point
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 15:11:33 (3 hours ago) 
Surgeons Find 12 Gold Bars Inside Man's Stomach
  Source: Gawker 2014-04-20 15:11:28 (3 hours ago) 

A 63-year-old Indian businessman was having stomach trouble. He told his doctors he'd swallowed a water bottle cap out of anger after arguing with his wife—totally normal thing to do, nothing to see here—and had since been vomiting and having difficulty going to the bathroom.

Read more...












7-year-old twin boys fight off carjacker with toy snake
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 15:11:28 (3 hours ago) 

Seven-year-old twin boys are being credited with fighting off a carjacker, who took off with them in their family's vehicle as it was sitting in their San Antonio driveway.

Lucia Lozada had strapped her three children in the car and was standing only a few feet away when a man ...

Obamacare is working. Now's the time to start talking about making it better.
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-04-20 15:10:32 (3 hours ago) 
Markos argued last week that the harder the Republicans fight Obamacare, the easier it's going to be to make a single-payer system happen. He uses Vermont, which is working now to implement a statewide single-payer system under an Obamacare waiver, as his example. Is he right? From a political perspective, yes, though there's more to the picture than he included. From a policy perspective, things get a lot murkier, and a lot harder. Still, there's good reason to look to the law as it stands, what Vermont is trying to do, and how Republican intransigence is going to help move the cause beyond expanded insurance coverage to actual universal health care.

On the Republican side, yes, as Markos writes, their intransigence means that the Heritage-devised plan they should have embraced and worked with Democrats to home and perfect is less than perfect, still leaving out too many people. That's particularly true of all the people in the Medicaid gap. Those millions, as many as 6 million, are in health insurance purgatory—too poor to qualify for subsidies to buy private insurance, making too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid.

Righting that wrong, making access to health coverage more universal, can be the rallying cry for progressive activists, for Democrats. Most of us who had great hopes for health care reform have had to accept the Affordable Care Act as a step toward the ultimate goal of universal health care. When it passed, and many of us ended up grudgingly lobbying for it to pass, we hoped to take the momentum from its passage to start working on expanding it. Instead, it's been more than three years of a rear-guard action to fight Republican efforts to kill it. That wasn't just necessary to keep Obamacare alive, but to convince Democrats that health care reform is not the kiss of political death and it's something they shouldn't be running away from. If this reform effort didn't work, it could take decades longer for a political generation willing to take it on again.

But, now that Obamacare's success seems to be firmly assured, we can press its shortcomings and highlight it as the first step toward the universal health care. Vermont is a great place to start and plays a key role here, but it can't do it alone. Below the fold, we'll talk about why that's the case.

NCAA faces change, legal challenges in months ahead
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 15:10:29 (3 hours ago) 
Queen Elizabeth II gets new profile pic
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 15:10:28 (3 hours ago) 
Queen Elizabeth II has a new profile pic. @BritishMonarchy tweeted the image Sunday, noting it was released to mark her 88th birthday Monday.
Blackhawks' Seabrook suspened 3 games for hit
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-04-20 15:10:22 (3 hours ago) 
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook received a three-game suspension Sunday from the NHL for his hit Saturday on the St. Louis Blues' David Backes.










No terror 'chatter' on eve of marathon, Gov. Patrick says
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 15:10:17 (3 hours ago) 
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 15:10:16 (3 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






The Science of Flirting
  Source: Big Think 2014-04-20 15:10:13 (3 hours ago) 
Scientists recently found that it's not how attractive you are but how well you flirt that helps you find a potential mate. What are the classic tactics of flirting and how well do you have them down, from a scientific standpoint? Watch this video from DNews to learn how science can help you become ...

Read More
Looking back at Saturday's dugout-emptying Orioles-Red Sox game
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2014-04-20 15:10:11 (3 hours ago) 
BOSTON – Everyone knew that the American League East would be a battle this season, and that’s certainly shaping up to be the case.
Marylanders look to create new memories at Boston Marathon
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2014-04-20 15:10:11 (3 hours ago) 
About 600 runners from Maryland will compete

Lynne Douglas stood frozen some 100 yards shy of the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the second bomb exploded, bringing last year's race to an abrupt and chaotic end.










AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events
  Source: AP Top News 2014-04-20 15:10:08 (3 hours ago) 
From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In Rome, Pope Francis made an Easter plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria. He also called for more attention to the needy and the hungry....
AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-04-20 15:10:08 (3 hours ago) 
From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus....
Bending Aid Toward Business
  Source: Truthout Stories 2014-04-20 15:02:19 (3 hours ago) 
'Capt. America' tops box office for third week
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:02:05 (3 hours ago) 
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.
Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewers, Pirates brawl
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:02:05 (3 hours ago) 
Brewers CF Carlos Gomez and Pirates OF Travis Snider were ejected from a game Sunday afternoon following a third-inning brawl.




Festive hats, pastels abound at NYC Easter parade
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:02:05 (3 hours ago) 
Most New Yorkers showed their best colors in the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but a few may have dusted off their Halloween outfits.
Calif. prison officials search for missing inmate
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:02:05 (3 hours ago) 
California prison officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Riverside County prison camp while serving a four-year burglary sentence.
NBA: Refs missed foul call in Warriors-Clippers
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:02:05 (3 hours ago) 
The NBA says referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score.
Bid, Dick, bid: 'Dick and Jane' artworks for sale
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 15:02:05 (3 hours ago) 
A collection of works by the artist who illustrated the "Dick and Jane" reader series is being sold at auction.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 15:00:09 (3 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










Festive Hats, Pastels Abound at NYC Easter Parade
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 15:00:03 (3 hours ago) 
Festive hats, whimsical costumes abound at NYC Easter parade down Fifth Avenue
8 Killed in Finland Parachutist Plane Accident
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 15:00:03 (3 hours ago) 
8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident; 3 survived by jumping out with parachutes
Malaysia Airlines Jet Turns Back After Gear Fails
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 15:00:03 (3 hours ago) 
Malaysia Airlines jet turns back to Kuala Lumpur after gear fails, lands safely
Sleeping Girl Killed in Alleged Drunk Driver Crash
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 14:53:20 (3 hours ago) 
A
7-year-old twin boys fight off carjacker with toy snake
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2014-04-20 14:53:18 (3 hours ago) 

Seven-year-old twin boys are being credited with fighting off a carjacker, who took off with them in their family's vehicle as it was sitting in their San Antonio driveway.

Lucia Lozada had strapped her three children in the car and was standing only a few feet away when a man ...





Sport picture of the day: apocalypse now
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:53:13 (3 hours ago) 
On race, the US is not as improved as some would have us believe
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:53:13 (3 hours ago) 
Why Roy Hodgson cannot afford to ignore Liverpool's Raheem Sterling
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:53:13 (3 hours ago) 
Philippe Gilbert holds on for victory in the Amstel Gold Race
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:53:13 (3 hours ago) 
Ukraine shootout threatens to bury Geneva peace deal
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:53:13 (3 hours ago) 




President Obama, family welcomed to Easter service by eager congregation at DC Baptist church
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 14:53:03 (3 hours ago) 
Festive hats, whimsical costumes abound at NYC Easter parade down Fifth Avenue
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 14:53:03 (3 hours ago) 
'Capt. America' tops box office for third week
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 14:52:47 (3 hours ago) 
Perfect
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 14:52:44 (3 hours ago) 
submitted by haxorroxor to pics
[link] [82 comments]
Ever get the feeling you're being watched?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 14:52:44 (3 hours ago) 
submitted by I_am_the_1_who_knox to sports
[link] [11 comments]




Avalanche passing puts them up 3-1
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 14:52:44 (3 hours ago) 
submitted by pbs094 to sports
[link] [12 comments]
I AM T.J. MILLER AMA!
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 14:52:44 (3 hours ago) 

I am a comedian. I'm on Silicon Valley on HBO, I've been in movies, Yogi Bear 3D being the most important but also She's Out Of My League, How To Train Your Dragon, Our Idiot Brother, soon to be in Transformers 4, and some pretty great cancelled TV shows: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2554352/ www.tjmillerdoesnothaveawebsite.com

ASK ME ANYTHING!

https://twitter.com/nottjmiller/status/457945395578933248

submitted by Nottjmiller to IAmA
[link] [238 comments]
Orbital Mechanics
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 14:52:44 (3 hours ago) 
submitted by Pattern_Is_Movement to gaming
[link] [63 comments]
Scores Dead in Pakistani Bus Accident
  Source: NYT > International 2014-04-20 14:52:05 (3 hours ago) 
At least 42 people, including 13 children, were killed after a bus collided with a trailer truck in southern Pakistan in one of the nation’s worst traffic accidents in years, officials said.
Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2014-04-20 14:52:05 (3 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.




Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2014-04-20 14:52:04 (3 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
7-year-old twin boys fight off carjacker with toy snake
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 14:51:58 (3 hours ago) 

Seven-year-old twin boys are being credited with fighting off a carjacker, who took off with them in their family's vehicle as it was sitting in their San Antonio driveway.

Lucia Lozada had strapped her three children in the car and was standing only a few feet away when a man ...

Boston Boosts Police Force Ahead of Marathon
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 14:51:56 (3 hours ago) 

Law enforcement officials are working around the clock to make sure the Boston Marathon is safe.








Miss America: Don't Suspend Student Who Asked Me to Prom
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 14:51:56 (3 hours ago) 

Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision.








Malaysia Airlines flight forced to turn back after mechanical issues
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2014-04-20 14:51:54 (3 hours ago) 
Airline at center of missing jet mystery reports problems on a Bangalore-bound jet, saying it made an "emergency landing" in Kuala Lumpur




Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2014-04-20 14:51:50 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON — The fragile diplomatic accord to resolve the Ukraine crisis frayed Sunday as an armed clash erupted in eastern Ukraine and top Russian and Ukrainian officials, appearing on television talk shows, each demanded the other side lay down its weapons.
Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite
  Source: Homepage News Bizarre heds 2014-04-20 14:51:39 (3 hours ago) 
(AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. The York Dispatch reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1iBazDw) that Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to ask officials to rethink the three-day in-school suspension issued to 18-year-old Patrick Farves.
Sport picture of the day: apocalypse now
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:51:31 (3 hours ago) 
On race, the US is not as improved as some would have us believe
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:51:31 (3 hours ago) 
Why Roy Hodgson cannot afford to ignore Liverpool's Raheem Sterling
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:51:31 (3 hours ago) 




Philippe Gilbert holds on for victory in the Amstel Gold Race
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:51:31 (3 hours ago) 
Ukraine shootout threatens to bury Geneva peace deal
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:51:31 (3 hours ago) 
Is Boston Really America's Second Funniest City?
  Source: Gawker 2014-04-20 14:51:28 (3 hours ago) 

The Humor Research Lab has done the impossible and likely unnecessary, by determining through an elaborate algorithm which cities in the US are funniest. Joke's on us: Chicago is #1 and Boston is #2.

Read more...








Bizarre saga of fake kidnapping of Quinn Hanna Gray reaches quiet end in court
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2014-04-20 14:51:27 (3 hours ago) 

St. Augustine Record

ST. AUGUSTINE — The saga of Quinn Hanna Gray, which started in a Jacksonville motel room 17 months ago and wound up titillating a nationwide audience, ended Friday afternoon not with a bang but something like a whimper in a nearly deserted St. Johns County courtroom.

read more

Improbable Resurrections: 5 Real Cases
  Source: Discovery News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 14:50:42 (3 hours ago) 
In celebration of Easter and the resurrection of Christ, here are some stories of people being revived against all odds, including from rabies, coma, catatonic states and brain-eating amoebas.




Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 14:50:41 (3 hours ago) 
TORONTO Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
Queen Elizabeth II gets new profile pic
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 14:50:32 (3 hours ago) 
Australia sees 'regroup' on Malaysian plane search in a few days
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-04-20 14:50:25 (3 hours ago) 
Australia will decide in a few days whether to alter or scale back the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but will consult all countries involved on any changes, Australia's ambassador to the United States said on Sunday.






Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 14:50:19 (3 hours ago) 
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 14:50:18 (3 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










IPL corruption probe panel proposed
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 14:50:14 (3 hours ago) 
India's cricket board proposes an investigative panel into allegations of corruption against 13 players and officials in the Indian Premier League.
Shale gas — the real game changer?
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:39

When natural gas prices in the US soared in January on the back of another cold snap in a long and weary winter, it wasn’t simply due to an imbalance in supply and demand.
Sure, gas...

Life is but a balancing act
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:40

When he felt death crawling toward his bed, he called for his sons and daughters to come. Gathered around in his room, he looked at them, one after another, adults of different personalities,...

Scholarships: Best way to ensure bright future
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:40

The importance of scholarships for higher education was recently highlighted at an event in London in which the Ministry of Higher Education celebrated the graduation of 34,000 Saudi students....

Realizing the Saudi dream in our own way
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:40

I was having a friendly discussion with a group of Americans in New York last month, when I brought up the topic of US politics. To my astonishment, it turned into a heated debate, they started...





Importance of recognizing the red lines for stability
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:40

One of the pleasures of living in the West is that one doesn’t have to be bothered with bad news. The Syrian civil war, sectarian violence in Africa and missing jets need not register on anybody’s...

Assad is still using chemical weapons, says Hollande
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:45

PARIS: France has “information” but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday.
“We have a few elements...

Submerged Korean ferry: 19 bodies pulled out
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:45

JINDO, South Korea: Divers finally began pulling bodies Sunday from the South Korean ferry that sank four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angry at the pace and focus of...

‘Deadly shootout’ in east Ukraine shatters truce
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:46

SLAVYANSK, Ukraine: Four people were reported killed Sunday in a gun battle in restive eastern Ukraine, shattering a fragile Easter truce in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic.
Three pro-...

Thousands in China protest after officials beat vendor, passer-by
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:46

BEIJING: Thousands took to the streets of a Chinese city to protest at the beating of a vendor and of a passer-by who took photos of the incident, reports said Sunday.
The incident at Lingxi...





Bangladesh’s Khaleda Zia forced to wait for trial decision
  Source: ArabNews 2014-04-20 14:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Sun, 2014-04-20 21:46

DHAKA: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was given a short reprieve on Sunday, with a court postponing a decision on whether to halt her embezzlement trial that could see her jailed for...

8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-04-20 14:50:06 (3 hours ago) 
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire....
Recreation areas reopening after Yosemite fire
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 14:41:54 (3 hours ago) 
National forest managers are opening recreation areas that have been closed since a massive wildfire scorched areas in and around Yosemite National Park last summer.
Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 14:41:54 (3 hours ago) 
President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 14:40:10 (3 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-04-20 14:40:09 (3 hours ago) 
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire....
8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-04-20 14:40:08 (3 hours ago) 
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire....
Recreation areas reopening after Yosemite fire
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-04-20 14:40:07 (3 hours ago) 
SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) -- National forest managers are opening recreation areas that have been closed since a massive wildfire scorched areas in and around Yosemite National Park last summer....
8 Dead in Northern Mexico Plane Crash
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 14:40:02 (3 hours ago) 
Plane crashes and bursts into flames in northern Mexico, killing all 8 on board.
Photos: Easter Celebrations Around the World
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 14:40:02 (3 hours ago) 
See how the holiday is celebrated throughout the world.




Egypt: Ex-Army Chief, Leftist to Run for President
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 14:33:33 (3 hours ago) 
A
In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
  Source: The Detroit News - Nation-World 2014-04-20 14:33:24 (3 hours ago) 
Denver — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
Twins claim Fuld, designate Mastroianni
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 14:33:03 (3 hours ago) 
The Twins have claimed outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland and designated outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment.
This helped me A LOT through high school.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 14:33:01 (3 hours ago) 
submitted by KarmaContestHue to AdviceAnimals
[link] [115 comments]
Nick Swisher, Carlos Santana will stay near the top of the lineup for now: Cleveland Indians notes
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 14:33:00 (3 hours ago) 
"I just think that when you believe in guys, you have to be patient. I think sometimes maybe I am to a fault."




Hurricane Carter, Fearsome Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Dies at 76
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 14:32:23 (3 hours ago) 
Mr. Carter, a ferocious, crowd-pleasing prizefighter, became an international cause célèbre after being convicted in New Jersey of murder and imprisoned for 19 years before the charges were dismissed.
Fractured State of Pakistani Taliban Calls Peace Deal Into Question
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-04-20 14:32:22 (3 hours ago) 
Infighting between commanders appears to be impeding talks with government negotiators, and recent bombings raise the possibility that the very idea of making peace has divided the Taliban.






Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2014-04-20 14:32:03 (3 hours ago) 
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter's wrongful conviction of three murders caused celebs such as Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan and Denzel Washington to speak out on his behalf.
Live updates, stats from Sunday's Royals-Twins game
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 14:31:55 (3 hours ago) 
Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Sunday's Royals-Twins game for live stats and updates from The Star's sports team. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.
4/20 weekend: Denver holds marijuana festival in state capitol's shadow
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 14:31:32 (3 hours ago) 




Everest Sherpas divided over call to halt climbs after fatal avalanche
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 14:31:32 (3 hours ago) 
Growing up behind bars: 1,500 children being raised by parents in Bolivian jails
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 14:31:32 (3 hours ago) 
Ukraine shootout threatens to bury Geneva peace deal
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 14:31:32 (3 hours ago) 
Stuart Hall on 50 years of pop culture, politics and power
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:31:29 (3 hours ago) 
Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao live!
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:31:29 (3 hours ago) 




Stanislas Wawrinka stuns Roger Federer in Monte Carlo final
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 14:30:31 (3 hours ago) 
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 14:30:17 (3 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 14:21:50 (4 hours ago) 
An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure.
Angels make 3 errors on 1 play against Tigers
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 14:21:50 (4 hours ago) 
The Los Angeles Angels made three errors on one play in the first inning of their game against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 14:20:12 (4 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-04-20 14:20:07 (4 hours ago) 
DENVER (AP) -- Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana....
Sleeping Girl Killed in Alleged Drunk Driver Crash
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 14:20:02 (4 hours ago) 
Sleeping Calif. teen killed after alleged drunken driver crashes SUV into her home
Robbers Wielding Guns, Machetes and Tasers Target Cell Phone Stores
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 14:20:02 (4 hours ago) 
Armed robbers threatening cell phone store employees with machetes, guns and tasers caught on camera.
Fight leads to truck fire in Northgate neighborhood
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 14:12:58 (4 hours ago) 
Seattle Police arrested a man for allegedly setting a pickup on fire near Northgate Mall late Saturday night after a scuffle over a woman.
What Alan Carr taught me about gay men's homophobia
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:12:55 (4 hours ago) 




Brendan Rodgers' tweaks to talented trio is key to Liverpool's success
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:12:55 (4 hours ago) 
Stuart Hall on 50 years of pop culture, politics and power
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:12:55 (4 hours ago) 
Stanislas Wawrinka wins Swiss battle to lift Monte Carlo Masters title
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:12:55 (4 hours ago) 
Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao live!
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:12:55 (4 hours ago) 
Teachers consider boycott over testing of four-year-olds
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:12:55 (4 hours ago) 




British couple to sue Tanzania over farm deal that 'ended in death threats'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:12:55 (4 hours ago) 
'Oldest bar in Berlin' faces closure as rents rise
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 14:12:55 (4 hours ago) 
'Profoundly impacted' by Boston bombings, and pleading for a spot in marathon: 'I need to run'
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 14:12:48 (4 hours ago) 
Sleeping Calif. teen killed after alleged drunken driver crashes SUV into her home
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 14:12:48 (4 hours ago) 
Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads
  Source: Slashdot 2014-04-20 14:12:42 (4 hours ago) 
An anonymous reader writes "The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a Scientology front group, has received a 'grant from Google in the amount of $10,000 per month worth of Pay Per Click Advertising to be used in our Orange County anti-psych campaigns.' CCHR believes that ALL psychiatrists are evil. They believe that psychiatrists were behind the holocaust, and these shadow men were never brought to justice. CCHR also believes that psychiatrists were behind the 911 attacks. Scientologists believe that psychiatrists have always been evil, and their treachery goes back 75 million years when the psychiatrists assisted XENU in killing countless alien life forms. Thanks Google! We may be able to stop these evil Psychs once and for all!"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.












Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 14:12:37 (4 hours ago) 
As a girl
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 14:12:36 (4 hours ago) 
submitted by holoboron to AdviceAnimals
[link] [199 comments]
Old lady at our church wore her "festive bunny earrings" for Easter service this morning. She has no clue...
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 14:12:36 (4 hours ago) 
submitted by KeepOnKeepinOff to funny
[link] [96 comments]
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' tops box office for third week
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 14:12:35 (4 hours ago) 
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp.
Fractured State of Pakistani Taliban Calls Peace Deal Into Question
  Source: NYT > International 2014-04-20 14:11:58 (4 hours ago) 
Infighting between commanders appears to be impeding talks with government negotiators, and recent bombings raise the possibility that the idea of making peace is a cause of division.




Six People Shot During Easter Party
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 14:11:49 (4 hours ago) 

Six people were shot Sunday while attending an Easter gathering in a Chicago suburb.








Search for missing Sherpas suspended as Everest climbers weigh risks
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2014-04-20 14:11:45 (4 hours ago) 
MUMBAI, India — Bill Burke, a 72-year-old mountaineer from Costa Mesa, was making his latest attempt to scale Mt. Everest’s northern face when the news came of the deadliest avalanche ever on the world’s highest peak.
Engage in Creative Tasks Outside Work to Boost Job Performance
  Source: Lifehacker 2014-04-20 14:11:44 (4 hours ago) 

Creative work is not only best for bad moods , but doing creative activities outside of the office can boost your on-the-job performance, says a new study by psychologist Kevin Eschleman of San Francisco State University.

Read more...








Topeka seniors to get 6 tickets for first lady's commencement speech
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 14:11:39 (4 hours ago) 
Amid complaints about the possibility of limited tickets for friends and families to attend a Topeka high school graduation where Michelle Obama is speaking, the school district announced that graduating seniors will be given up to six tickets each.
Union Pacific will pay for damage to Milwaukee bridges
  Source: JS Online 2014-04-20 14:11:39 (4 hours ago) 


Union Pacific Railroad says it will pay for the damage its trains caused at two city of Milwaukee bridges last month.




British couple to sue Tanzania over farm deal that 'ended in death threats'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 14:11:27 (4 hours ago) 
'Oldest bar in Berlin' faces closure as rents rise
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 14:11:27 (4 hours ago) 
Glenn Greenwald book to contain 'new stories from the Snowden archive'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 14:11:27 (4 hours ago) 
Spain's 'Robin Hood' swindled banks to help fight capitalism
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 14:11:27 (4 hours ago) 
Enric Duran in hiding and unapologetic after obtaining dozens of loans and handing out money to social activists Continue reading...
What Alan Carr taught me about gay men's homophobia
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:11:26 (4 hours ago) 




Brendan Rodgers' tweaks to talented trio is key to Liverpool's success
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:11:26 (4 hours ago) 
Stanislas Wawrinka wins Swiss battle to lift Monte Carlo Masters title
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:11:26 (4 hours ago) 
Teachers consider boycott over testing of four-year-olds
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:11:26 (4 hours ago) 
British couple to sue Tanzania over farm deal that 'ended in death threats'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:11:26 (4 hours ago) 
'Oldest bar in Berlin' faces closure as rents rise
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 14:11:26 (4 hours ago) 




4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 14:10:36 (4 hours ago) 
Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Kuala Lumpur
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 14:10:28 (4 hours ago) 
Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine
  Source: CNN.com - World 2014-04-20 14:10:28 (4 hours ago) 
Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.
'The ship listed too much'
  Source: CNN.com - World 2014-04-20 14:10:28 (4 hours ago) 
Passengers couldn't board lifeboats as the ferry had listed too much, a crew member said, according to a transcript released Sunday.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2014-04-20 14:10:27 (4 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who was wrongly convicted of a triple murder in New Jersey in the 1960s, has died in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.




New portrait of the Queen released
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 14:10:26 (4 hours ago) 
Here's a look at the life of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Malaysia Airlines flight forced to turn back after mechanical issues
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-04-20 14:10:16 (4 hours ago) 
Airline at center of missing jet mystery reports problems on a Bangalore-bound jet, saying it will make an "emergency landing" in Kuala Lumpur
Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 14:10:16 (4 hours ago) 

DOVER, N.J. — A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.

The woman called police early Saturday to say that her dog, Violet, had been tied by its leash to the TV, and both were left in the front yard of her Dover home, the Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1eNpgE1) reported. Violet appeared to be in good health.

Bruins winger Brad Marchand on Game 2: We know it's a big game
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 14:10:16 (4 hours ago) 
Massachusetts woman found dead outside hospital
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 14:10:16 (4 hours ago) 

REHOBOTH — A Rehoboth woman who had been reported missing since Tuesday has been found dead outside an Attleboro hospital.

Rehoboth police said Saturday that Joyce Eddy was found dead in her car in the parking lot of Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.

The 57-year-old Eddy was last seen at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Burger King in East Providence, R.I. She was to have followed her husband home from the restaurant.

Police say her husband reported her missing.

No foul play is suspected, but Rehoboth, Attleboro and state police are investigating.





Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 14:10:16 (4 hours ago) 
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 14:10:14 (4 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Paolo Nutini sets 2014 sales record
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 14:10:10 (4 hours ago) 
Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year.
Bouncing neutrons fail to find dark matter or energy
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-04-20 14:10:09 (4 hours ago) 
An array of neutron detectors. Oak Ridge National Labs

Earlier this year, researchers found the signal of inflation hidden in the cosmic microwave background—the radiative remnants of the Big Bang took a long time to reveal their secrets. It was a big day. Cosmologists everywhere broke out the Radler, got horrendously drunk, and rioted in front of campus administration buildings. Okay, maybe not—getting drunk while drinking Radler is difficult under the best of circumstances.

No, in reality, they went back to work. Even if those results hold up and inflation is as predicted, that still leaves cosmologists missing two pieces of their puzzle: dark matter and dark energy. While everyone else is searching the skies, a group of physicists has shown that bouncing neutrons are actually very sensitive to variations in gravity. Their research is now putting stringent limits on certain dark energy and dark matter theories.

Three forces walk into a bar

Before we crack open the door to the lab and reveal results, it is important to see how inflation, dark energy, and dark matter all fit together. When we look out into the Universe, its appearance is rather odd. It is surprisingly smooth over very large scales, containing lots of, well, bugger all. And where there is matter, it is clumped up much more than expected. So, the Universe is both smooth and lumpy. It's also still inflating. Our observations show that the expansion of the Universe not only continues, but is getting faster.

Read 15 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 14:02:06 (4 hours ago) 
"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.




Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 14:02:06 (4 hours ago) 
John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 14:00:10 (4 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






General Mills Scraps Controversial New Legal Terms
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 14:00:03 (4 hours ago) 
General Mills reverses course on legal terms barring consumers' right to sue after outcry
Sen. Warren willing to take on system
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 13:53:47 (4 hours ago) 
A senator rises among Democrats by confronting the powerful and questioning the system.
Report: Lab delays lead to false drug convictions
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2014-04-20 13:53:07 (4 hours ago) 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lengthy crime lab delays have forced at least 21 people across Texas to serve time in prison or jail on drug possession charges when the substance they had wasn't actually illegal.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that all pleaded guilty and began serving time before confiscated samples ...





Poll: What is more enjoyable as a Sounders fan — Seattle in second or Portland in eighth?
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 13:53:04 (4 hours ago) 
The Western Conference standings could look better for a Sounders FC fan, but not much. Seattle, a little more than 20 percent into the season, is tied with Real Salt Lake on points but would have the tiebreaker on most wins. Rival Portland, on the other hand, sits eighth out of nine teams amid a wo
Rodgers uses Hillsborough campaigner to help inspire Liverpool at Norwich
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:53:02 (4 hours ago) 
Everton make light of Manchester United on David Moyes's return
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:53:02 (4 hours ago) 
'Just Do It'? Brand names within NY standardized tests raise suspicions of product placement
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 13:52:54 (4 hours ago) 
General Mills reverses course on legal terms barring consumers' right to sue after outcry
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 13:52:54 (4 hours ago) 




Retired Justice Stevens says it's OK for justices to consider politics in weighing retirement
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 13:52:54 (4 hours ago) 
Smith survives early hand in poker's 'Hunger Games'
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 13:52:43 (4 hours ago) 
At the Bay 101 tournament in San Jose, Calif., one of the draws used to promote the event is the presence of poker celebrities, who are labeled "shooting stars" and have a $2,500 bounty placed on them. That means every opponent has a significant incentive to play big pots with the stars, especially if it could eliminate them.
Garfunkel and Oates -- Fuck Me in the Ass Because I Love Jesus [Spiritual]
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 13:52:39 (4 hours ago) 
submitted by Neoptolemian to Music
[link] [19 comments]
Cleveland Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin linked to Detroit Pistons GM search
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 13:52:38 (4 hours ago) 
The Detroit Pistons reported are interested in Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin for their vacant general manager position. Two names to keep in mind should Griffin leave -- or not be retained by owner Dan Gilbert -- are Bryan Colangelo and Ed Stefanski, longtime NBA executives who were most recently with the Toronto Raptors.
White House Hosts ‘Next Generation’ Young and Rich
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 13:52:00 (4 hours ago) 
The White House hosts “next generation” philanthropists about to step into billions.




Report: Lab delays lead to false drug convictions
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 13:51:48 (4 hours ago) 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lengthy crime lab delays have forced at least 21 people across Texas to serve time in prison or jail on drug possession charges when the substance they had wasn't actually illegal.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that all pleaded guilty and began serving time before confiscated samples ...

Sleeping Teen Killed When SUV Slams Into Her Apartment
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 13:51:46 (4 hours ago) 

A 16-year-old Californian girl who was asleep in bed was killed early Sunday when a sport utility vehicle plowed into an apartment complex.








Live Golf: Watch RBC Heritage Final Round
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 13:51:46 (4 hours ago) 

Watch live golf on GolfChannel.com.








Labour prepared to introduce judge quotas to achieve balanced judiciary
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-04-20 13:51:25 (4 hours ago) 
Rodgers uses Hillsborough campaigner to help inspire Liverpool at Norwich
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:51:25 (4 hours ago) 




Everton make light of Manchester United on David Moyes's return
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:51:25 (4 hours ago) 
Report: Lab delays lead to false drug convictions
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 13:51:22 (4 hours ago) 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lengthy crime lab delays have forced at least 21 people across Texas to serve time in prison or jail on drug possession charges when the substance they had wasn't actually illegal.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that all pleaded guilty and began serving time before confiscated samples ...

DNews: Can We Grow Plants on Mars?
  Source: Discovery News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 13:50:35 (4 hours ago) 
Last year, NASA announced that they had found water on Mars. This posed a question to scientists: Could we grow plants in the soil of Mars? Trace explains what is necessary to grow crops on Earth, and if Mars is able to sustain life.
Anything Russian 'in czarist times' is fair game in Putin's mind
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-04-20 13:50:29 (4 hours ago) 
Vladimir Putin provided a glimpse into what he thinks the map of Eurasia should look like when he offered this thought on the current crisis in eastern Ukraine: Those territories, the Russian president noted, were part of Russia "in czarist times." One can almost hear him thinking to himself: And so why shouldn't they be part of Russia today? After all, the lands he referred to as "New Russia" only became part of Ukraine in 1920, and only "God knows" why that happened.

It is one thing to cite (false) accounts of ethnic Russians being abused as a pretext for intervening in a neighbor's sovereign territory. It is another to cite the historical borders of a country that was twice as large not that long ago.

Know who else was Russian "in czarist times?" How about NATO members Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, not to mention much of Poland, as well as non-aligned Finland. Know who else in Europe had larger borders before 1918 (i.e., in czarist times) than they do now? Hungary, Serbia, Germany, Turkey, Austria ... you get the picture. For example, I don't trust Hungary's semi-authoritarian, sharply nationalist government to resist the opportunity to restore its Habsburg-era borders if it got the chance, something that would tear NATO apart.

But let's keep the focus on Russia. Putin's citing of historical borders created by czarist conquest (which, of course, altered even older, more "historical" borders) opens up another justification for him to wreak havoc all over the area of the former Soviet Union.

As a historian, I can tell you that virtually all of today's borders (including our own) resulted in part from conquest and often resettlement. War has long been how disputes over territory are settled. But since the establishment of the United Nations, countries are not supposed to be allowed to take land from one another. More specifically, Russia agreed to respect Ukraine's borders when Kiev gave up its nuclear weapons 20 years ago. Putin has shredded that historical document.

And since we are on the subject of history, please remember that Putin once described the breakup of the USSR as the "greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the previous century. I guess he likes some parts of history better than others. That's what concerns me about the future.

My family vacation with weed
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 13:50:25 (4 hours ago) 
I have always romanticized the family ski vacation -- that's before I actually started skiing with my own children. What no one warns you about is that skiing with young kids can suck the relaxation right out of you.




Weed and a tale of two cities
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 13:50:25 (4 hours ago) 
Through a bit of calendrical coincidence, Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20. That's unfortunate because April 20 has become, through no fault of its own, the highest and holiest day of the pot smoker's year.
Marking 420
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 13:50:25 (4 hours ago) 
Cannabis lovers flock to Denver
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 13:50:25 (4 hours ago) 
Tens of thousands of visitors are in Denver to mark 420, a date that's emerged as a holiday among those steeped in cannabis culture.
Malaysia Airlines flight turns back
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 13:50:25 (4 hours ago) 
Malaysia Airlines Flight 192, which was headed to Bangalore, India, has turned around and is returning to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the airline said Sunday on Twitter.
Cardinal's Easter service, perhaps his last, draws huge crowd
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-04-20 13:50:20 (4 hours ago) 
More than an hour before the Sunday's Easter Mass, two lines of parishioners wrapped around Holy Name Cathedral to see Cardinal Francis George.










Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 13:50:15 (4 hours ago) 
Brad Marchand on Game 2: 'we know how big of a game this is'
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 13:50:15 (4 hours ago) 
Yankees' RHP Nova on DL due to elbow ligament tear
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 13:50:15 (4 hours ago) 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

Nova left Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. An MRI exam after the game revealed the injury.

"It's hard," Nova said. "I really don't know what to say. I'm sad right now."

Everton overwhelms Man United in 2-0 win
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 13:50:15 (4 hours ago) 
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 13:50:13 (4 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










Everton 2-0 Manchester United
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 13:50:10 (4 hours ago) 
Goals from Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas keep Everton's hopes of a top-four finish alive as they beat Manchester United.
Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-04-20 13:50:07 (4 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests....
Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-04-20 13:50:07 (4 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests....
Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring
  Source: AP Top Political News 2014-04-20 13:50:07 (4 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire....
Fresno County deputies fatally shoot suspect
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 13:41:49 (4 hours ago) 
Fresno County authorities say sheriff's deputies fatally shot a motorist who led them on a car chase and pointed a firearm at them.




Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 13:40:11 (4 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2014-04-20 13:40:10 (4 hours ago) 
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface....
Full Episode: GMA 4/20: Hillary Clinton's Presidential Prospects Meets Chelsea's Pregnancy
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 13:40:06 (4 hours ago) 
Meth Lab Found in Million-Dollar Mansion; Fishermen Reel in Giant Mako Shark
Full Episode: GMA 4/20: Hillary Clinton's Presidential Prospects Meets Chelsea's Pregnancy
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 13:40:06 (4 hours ago) 
Meth Lab Found in Million-Dollar Mansion; Fishermen Reel in Giant Mako Shark
Take a Look at Jane Austen, Roald Dahl, and Albert Einstein’s Stunning Business Cards
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 13:33:15 (4 hours ago) 
A




Jack White Sets World Record for Fastest-Released Album
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 13:33:15 (4 hours ago) 
A
10 Cities Where Americans Are Pretty Much Terrified to Live
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 13:33:15 (4 hours ago) 
A
Tarantino's The Hateful Eight liveread: 'Reminiscent of Reservoir Dogs'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:33:09 (4 hours ago) 
Food banks see donations surge after being criticised by Mail on Sunday
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:33:09 (4 hours ago) 
Terry Francona called a team meeting to ease his players' minds: Cleveland Indians chatter
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 13:32:50 (4 hours ago) 
Terry Francona met with his team after Saturday's 5-0 loss.




White Sox, Furthering Legacy, Provide Warm Home for Cubans Amid Chill
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-04-20 13:32:07 (4 hours ago) 
The Chicago White Sox are the center of an expanding universe of Cuban defectors in Major League Baseball.
Changing Skyline: Harmony over planned riverside high-rise
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2014-04-20 13:32:03 (4 hours ago) 
Usually when neighbors and developers lock horns over a project design, things turn ugly and stay ugly. There's a happier ending for One Riverside, a high-rise that Carl Dranoff plans to build on the Schuylkill next to the popular riverfront trail.
The Mavericks give full house at Knuckleheads a long, memorable evening
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 13:31:44 (4 hours ago) 
The Mavericks filled Knuckleheads for a second straight night Saturday, drawing about 1,200 fans and unleashing nearly two hours and 45 minutes of music drawn from an array of genres and styles: rockabilly, jazz, country, blues, Mexican folk and old-time rock and roll.
United Way balks at filling Milwaukee SDC board seat
  Source: JS Online 2014-04-20 13:31:42 (4 hours ago) 
The United Way of Greater Milwaukee has concerns about the mission and direction of the troubled anti-poverty agency.
Shorewood High School's athletic upgrades have taxpayers seeing red
  Source: JS Online 2014-04-20 13:31:42 (4 hours ago) 
A review shows taxpayers shouldered about $800,000 of the $4.1 million construction costs, despite plans to rely on private donations.




Marine Le Pen accuses Nigel Farage of slander over antisemitism claims
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 13:31:31 (4 hours ago) 
Tarantino's The Hateful Eight liveread: 'Reminiscent of Reservoir Dogs'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:31:29 (4 hours ago) 
Food banks see donations surge after being criticised by Mail on Sunday
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:31:29 (4 hours ago) 
Run for the Hills: Tila Tequila Is Having a Baby
  Source: Gawker 2014-04-20 13:31:27 (4 hours ago) 

Myspace personality, Hitler sympathizer , and greatest actor of her generation Tila Tequila is pregnant, she announced in a tweet Friday.

Read more...








DNews: Why People Believe Jesus Had a Wife
  Source: Discovery News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 13:30:39 (4 hours ago) 
It was recently announced that an ancient text claiming that Jesus had a wife was not forged. Ross Everett joins DNews to report on this new finding, and what discuss if it means anything to religion as we know it.




Prince George meets his bilby namesake at Sydney zoo
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 13:30:39 (4 hours ago) 
It's all happening at the zoo today, Easter Sunday in Sydney, where Prince George met a cute little critter named for him and the world got to see the royal baby for a second official appearance.
Claim: Loch Ness Monster spotted on Apple Maps
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 13:30:39 (4 hours ago) 
Apple Maps may have gotten a bad rap upon release - but when it comes to monster-hunting, it beats Google.
Tigers release Gonzalez, put hopes in Worth at SS
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 13:30:39 (4 hours ago) 
Age and a lack of range finally caught up with the veteran Gonzalez, who was given his outright release as the Tigers purchased the contract of Worth from Toledo.
2 men die as small plane crashes in Michigan field
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 13:30:39 (4 hours ago) 
Authorities say a small plane crashed in a Michigan farm field, killing the pilot and his passenger.
Miss America asks for leniency against student suspended over prom query
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 13:30:39 (4 hours ago) 
Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to be his prom date during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.




Game thread: Rick Porcello, Tigers looking for series win over Angels
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 13:30:39 (4 hours ago) 
Live, FSD: Follow along as the Tigers look to take the three-game set against the Angels at Comerica Park today.
With sale of marijuana now legal, Denver 420 weekend hits new highs
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 13:30:28 (4 hours ago) 
Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-04-20 13:30:21 (4 hours ago) 
SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict.






A look at security measures for Boston Marathon
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-04-20 13:30:16 (4 hours ago) 

Some of the security measures in place for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday:

— More than 3,500 police officers — double the usual number — will be out along the 26.2-mile course, including undercover officers with special training.

— At least 100 strategically positioned video cameras will monitor the crowds.

— Spectators are asked to carry their belongings in clear plastic bags instead of backpacks.

— Spectators who do bring backpacks will be subject to a search.

Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 13:30:14 (4 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










Crash victim was 'brilliant student'
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 13:30:11 (4 hours ago) 
The father of a 21-year-old Chinese woman killed in a car crash in Swansea says his daughter was a brilliant student whose death leaves behind a huge void.
Four hurt in pub garden tree fall
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 13:30:11 (4 hours ago) 
Four people, including two children, are taken to hospital after a large tree falls in a pub beer garden in Greater Manchester.
Third race win a dream - Hamilton
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 13:30:11 (4 hours ago) 
Lewis Hamilton said it was a "dream" to have won three consecutive races with Mercedes this season.
Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
  Source: AP Top News 2014-04-20 13:30:08 (4 hours ago) 
GROTON, Conn. (AP) - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface. Research by a Navy laboratory in Groton is now leading to changes for the undersea fleet. Military scientists concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour schedule, and the Navy has endorsed the findings for a...
Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
  Source: AP Top News 2014-04-20 13:30:08 (4 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more greenhouse gases...




Mets demote Valverde, make Farnsworth their closer
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 13:21:57 (5 hours ago) 
Three weeks into the season, the New York Mets are trying their third closer.
Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 13:21:57 (5 hours ago) 
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
Lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 13:21:57 (5 hours ago) 
Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May.
Broncos gather for 1st time since Super Bowl flop
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 13:21:57 (5 hours ago) 
No trip to the White House, diamond-encrusted rings or ticker tape parade.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 13:20:09 (5 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2014-04-20 13:20:08 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change....
Fresno County deputies fatally shoot suspect
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-04-20 13:20:08 (5 hours ago) 
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Fresno County authorities say sheriff's deputies fatally shot a motorist who led them on a car chase and pointed a firearm at them....
Yemen: Airstrike Targets Al-Qaida Training Camps
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 13:20:02 (5 hours ago) 
Yemen's government says airstrike in rugged southern region targets al-Qaida training camps
Russia 'Outraged' by Deadly Ukraine Shootout
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 13:20:02 (5 hours ago) 
Moscow said Sunday that is is "outraged" by a shootout overnight that left at least three dead, saying the attack was carried out by an Ukrainian right-wing nationalist group.
Man identified who died in mobile home fire in St. Charles County
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-04-20 13:20:02 (5 hours ago) 
Authorities have identified the man who died in an early-morning fire Saturday at a St. Charles County mobile home park as Gerald Dorlac.




Truthout Interviews John Logan on the Antiunion Campaign in Tennessee
  Source: Truthout Stories 2014-04-20 13:13:24 (5 hours ago) 
Mistake in Shutting Down a US News Source
  Source: Truthout Stories 2014-04-20 13:13:24 (5 hours ago) 
The Selective Subservience System
  Source: Truthout Stories 2014-04-20 13:13:24 (5 hours ago) 
Rubin Carter, Falsely Imprisoned and Later Freed
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 13:13:18 (5 hours ago) 
A
Saudi Arabia Confirms 20 New Cases of Deadly MERS Virus
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 13:13:18 (5 hours ago) 
A




‘Capt. America’ Tops Box Office for Third Week
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 13:13:18 (5 hours ago) 
A
Sportsman Warehouse in Federal Way is hosting a May 4 fly-casting class
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 13:13:15 (5 hours ago) 
The Sportsman Warehouse in Federal Way is hosting The Fundamentals of Fly Casting Class 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4.
Mariners minor league report -- April 20, 2014
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 13:13:15 (5 hours ago) 
Full report: 04.20.14 Mariners Minor League Report
Outdoor writer Dave Graybill seeks out trout in Buffalo Lake
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 13:13:15 (5 hours ago) 
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:
The reinvention of Mongolia  in pictures
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:13:12 (5 hours ago) 




Beyond the shoot-em-up: how gaming got killer stories
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:13:12 (5 hours ago) 
St Helens put Challenge Cup first by resting key names for Widnes trip
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:13:12 (5 hours ago) 
IPPR proposes payday-loan levy to help fund affordable lending
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:13:12 (5 hours ago) 
Labour prepared to introduce judge quotas to achieve balanced judiciary
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:13:12 (5 hours ago) 
British tourist killed in Malaysian bus crash
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 13:13:12 (5 hours ago) 




2 men die as small plane crashes in Michigan field
  Source: The Detroit News - Metro/State 2014-04-20 13:13:06 (5 hours ago) 
Venice Township — Authorities say a small plane crashed in a Michigan farm field, killing the pilot and his passenger.
Michigan moves digital archive records to cloud
  Source: The Detroit News - Metro/State 2014-04-20 13:13:06 (5 hours ago) 
Lansing — The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands
Bank: Detroit councilman Cushingberry stripped foreclosed home
  Source: The Detroit News - Metro/State 2014-04-20 13:13:06 (5 hours ago) 
Detroit — A bank is suing the City Council's president pro tem on claims he 'willfully and maliciously' damaged his foreclosed home, a property that's now being targeted as part of Mayor Mike Duggan's anti-blight effort.
Here’s why Aereo scares broadcasters to death
  Source: Tech CP Headlines 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
If you've been curious as to just why broadcasters are so frightened of Aereo, the company's CEO provides some insight.
Mobil in port oil spill inquiry
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
Mobil's response to a Lyttelton Harbour fuel spill is being investigated as the regional council's harbour master voices concerns about how the oil giant reacted.





Shearer slates soaring power prices
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
Power prices are soaring "out of control" on the eve of winter, with some companies hiking prices up a "staggering" 9 per cent in one month, Labour says.

Churches' fate still bound by red tape
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
Christchurch and century-old stone churches were once synonymous.

Flockton home 'fills like sink'
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
Stephen and Rose Lennon ran out of time.

ACC forces paraplegic to return mismailed records
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
A Gore paraplegic says he was forced to drive from Gore to Dunedin so that confidential ACC documents mistakenly sent to him could be destroyed.

Ngati Toa battle ends with $70m settlement
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
The Porirua-based iwi Ngati Toa is "elated" after a long battle for Treaty justice ended with a $70 million settlement and the right to buy landmark properties, including Wellington central police station.





Haka to get legal protection under new law
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
Companies looking to hijack the Ka Mate haka without acknowledging its source may run foul of the law under new legislation.

Call for noisier electric cars
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
Safety campaigners are calling for all electric cars to be fitted with devices that mimic the sound of a petrol engine so blind pedestrians can hear them coming.

Killer denied parole
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-04-20 13:13:02 (5 hours ago) 
A teenager who was 14 when she bashed a truck driver to death with his own hammer has been denied parole.

On subs, Navy finds sailors' sleep benefits from schedule closer to life above sea's surface
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 13:13:01 (5 hours ago) 
Research casts doubt on global warming benefits of biofuels made with cornfield waste
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 13:13:01 (5 hours ago) 




Cody Wilson Interview at Reason: Happiness Is a 3D Printed Gun
  Source: Slashdot 2014-04-20 13:12:57 (5 hours ago) 
An anonymous reader writes "Cody Wilson details his conflict with the State Department over 3-D printable guns in this new interview with ReasonTV. In this video, he discusses how 3-D printing will render gun control laws obsolete and unenforceable; why Dark Wallet, his new crypto-currency, is much more subversive than Bitcoin; his legal defense, headed by Alan Gura (attorney in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago); and his forthcoming book about anarchy and the future."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Nets
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 13:12:50 (5 hours ago) 
Nowitzki's groove has Mavericks back in playoffs
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 13:12:50 (5 hours ago) 
Kawhi Leonard waits for Spurs spotlight
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 13:12:50 (5 hours ago) 
Pot smokers to celebrate 4/20 in Golden Gate Park
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 13:12:50 (5 hours ago) 
San Francisco authorities are preparing for thousands of marijuana smokers to gather in Golden Gate Park for the annual 4/20 pot-smoking celebration.




Were you listening to me, Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 13:12:48 (5 hours ago) 
submitted by CoolAsACucumber to gifs
[link] [27 comments]
I didn't want to be the one to tell you this, but...
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 13:12:48 (5 hours ago) 
submitted by franbatista123 to gifs
[link] [15 comments]
My uncle is one of the few people in Canada to privately own cheetahs. He tried to give one some Easter spirit. She doesn't look impressed.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 13:12:48 (5 hours ago) 
submitted by almostlucid to pics
[link] [85 comments]
Hunt for new Westlake superintendent ramps up: Best of the Beat
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 13:12:48 (5 hours ago) 
Check out some of the stories you may have missed last week in Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake.
North Olmsted schools push back controversial 7:20 a.m. start times; driver won't be charged in fatal crash: Best of the Beat
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 13:12:48 (5 hours ago) 
NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio -- In case you may have missed them, here are recaps of some of this week's biggest stories in Sun Post-Herald area:




Character Study: Dressed to Lead the Pack
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 13:12:09 (5 hours ago) 
Costello Caldwell created a dog-walking company with a strict uniform code for its staff because, he said, “I’m a walking advertisement.”
Editorial: This Time, Get Global Trade Right
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 13:12:09 (5 hours ago) 
The country needs new trade agreements, but they can be negotiated to be smarter and stronger.
Opinion: Being ‘Good’ Isn’t the Only Way to Go
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 13:12:09 (5 hours ago) 
Corporate day jobs can provide meaningful, purpose-driven work.
Make graphene in your kitchen with soap and a blender
  Source: New Scientist - Online News 2014-04-20 13:12:05 (5 hours ago) 
A method for making large amounts of the wonder material graphene is so simple that it can be done with kitchen appliances and Fairy Liquid






Mississippi dams aren't to blame for flood risks
  Source: New Scientist - Online News 2014-04-20 13:12:05 (5 hours ago) 
Dams on the Mississippi river aren't swallowing the sandy sediment needed to build up the river's delta and protect nearby cities from flooding










Structure of the AcrAB–TolC multidrug efflux pump
  Source: Nature - AOP - nature.com science feeds 2014-04-20 13:12:02 (5 hours ago) 

Nature advance online publication 20 April 2014. doi:10.1038/nature13205

Authors: Dijun Du, Zhao Wang, Nathan R. James, Jarrod E. Voss, Ewa Klimont, Thelma Ohene-Agyei, Henrietta Venter, Wah Chiu & Ben F. Luisi

The capacity of numerous bacterial species to tolerate antibiotics and other toxic compounds arises in part from the activity of energy-dependent transporters. In Gram-negative bacteria, many of these transporters form multicomponent ‘pumps’ that span both inner and outer membranes and are driven energetically by a primary or secondary transporter component. A model system for such a pump is the acridine resistance complex of Escherichia coli. This pump assembly comprises the outer-membrane channel TolC, the secondary transporter AcrB located in the inner membrane, and the periplasmic AcrA, which bridges these two integral membrane proteins. The AcrAB–TolC efflux pump is able to transport vectorially a diverse array of compounds with little chemical similarity, thus conferring resistance to a broad spectrum of antibiotics. Homologous complexes are found in many Gram-negative species, including in animal and plant pathogens. Crystal structures are available for the individual components of the pump and have provided insights into substrate recognition, energy coupling and the transduction of conformational changes associated with the transport process. However, how the subunits are organized in the pump, their stoichiometry and the details of their interactions are not known. Here we present the pseudo-atomic structure of a complete multidrug efflux pump in complex with a modulatory protein partner from E. coli. The model defines the quaternary organization of the pump, identifies key domain interactions, and suggests a cooperative process for channel assembly and opening. These findings illuminate the basis for drug resistance in numerous pathogenic bacterial species.

Dichloroacetate prevents restenosis in preclinical animal models of vessel injury
  Source: Nature - AOP - nature.com science feeds 2014-04-20 13:12:02 (5 hours ago) 

Nature advance online publication 20 April 2014. doi:10.1038/nature13232

Authors: Tobias Deuse, Xiaoqin Hua, Dong Wang, Lars Maegdefessel, Joerg Heeren, Ludger Scheja, Juan P. Bolaños, Aleksandar Rakovic, Joshua M. Spin, Mandy Stubbendorff, Fumiaki Ikeno, Florian Länger, Tanja Zeller, Leonie Schulte-Uentrop, Andrea Stoehr, Ryo Itagaki, Francois Haddad, Thomas Eschenhagen, Stefan Blankenberg, Rainer Kiefmann, Hermann Reichenspurner, Joachim Velden, Christine Klein, Alan Yeung, Robert C. Robbins, Philip S. Tsao & Sonja Schrepfer

Despite the introduction of antiproliferative drug-eluting stents, coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. In-stent restenosis and bypass graft failure are characterized by excessive smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation and concomitant myointima formation with luminal obliteration. Here we show that during the development of myointimal hyperplasia in human arteries, SMCs show hyperpolarization of their mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) and acquire a temporary state with a high proliferative rate and resistance to apoptosis. Pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase isoform 2 (PDK2) was identified as a key regulatory protein, and its activation proved necessary for relevant myointima formation. Pharmacologic PDK2 blockade with dichloroacetate or lentiviral PDK2 knockdown prevented ΔΨm hyperpolarization, facilitated apoptosis and reduced myointima formation in injured human mammary and coronary arteries, rat aortas, rabbit iliac arteries and swine (pig) coronary arteries. In contrast to several commonly used antiproliferative drugs, dichloroacetate did not prevent vessel re-endothelialization. Targeting myointimal ΔΨm and alleviating apoptosis resistance is a novel strategy for the prevention of proliferative vascular diseases.

Spontaneous transfer of chirality in an atropisomerically enriched two-axis system
  Source: Nature - AOP - nature.com science feeds 2014-04-20 13:12:02 (5 hours ago) 

Nature advance online publication 20 April 2014. doi:10.1038/nature13189

Authors: Kimberly T. Barrett, Anthony J. Metrano, Paul R. Rablen & Scott J. Miller

One of the most well-recognized stereogenic elements in a chiral molecule is an sp3-hybridized carbon atom that is connected to four different substituents. Axes of chirality can also exist about bonds with hindered barriers of rotation; molecules containing such axes are known as atropisomers. Understanding the dynamics of these systems can be useful, for example, in the design of single-atropisomer drugs or molecular switches and motors. For molecules that exhibit a single axis of chirality, rotation about that axis leads to racemization as the system reaches equilibrium. Here we report a two-axis system for which an enantioselective reaction produces four stereoisomers (two enantiomeric pairs): following a catalytic asymmetric transformation, we observe a kinetically controlled product distribution that is perturbed from the system’s equilibrium position. As the system undergoes isomerization, one of the diastereomeric pairs drifts spontaneously to a higher enantiomeric ratio. In a compensatory manner, the enantiomeric ratio of the other diastereomeric pair decreases. These observations are made for a class of unsymmetrical amides that exhibits two asymmetric axes—one axis is defined through a benzamide substructure, and the other axis is associated with differentially N,N-disubstituted amides. The stereodynamics of these substrates provides an opportunity to observe a curious interplay of kinetics and thermodynamics intrinsic to a system of stereoisomers that is constrained to a situation of partial equilibrium.

General Mills apologizes for 'right to sue' confusion, reverses policy
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 13:12:00 (5 hours ago) 

A wave of backlash has pressured General Mills to reverse a policy change that would have prohibited customers from being able to sue the company if they "liked" any General Mills products online.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that General Mills "quietly added language" to its ...

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 13:12:00 (5 hours ago) 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.

That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts ...





GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 13:11:49 (5 hours ago) 
The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.
Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 13:11:49 (5 hours ago) 
After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
The reinvention of Mongolia  in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 13:11:38 (5 hours ago) 
Mongolia: 'The Gobi desert is a horrible place to work'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 13:11:38 (5 hours ago) 
The reinvention of Mongolia  in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:11:36 (5 hours ago) 




Beyond the shoot-em-up: how gaming got killer stories
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:11:36 (5 hours ago) 
St Helens put Challenge Cup first by resting key names for Widnes trip
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:11:36 (5 hours ago) 
IPPR proposes payday-loan levy to help fund affordable lending
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:11:36 (5 hours ago) 
Labour prepared to introduce judge quotas to achieve balanced judiciary
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:11:36 (5 hours ago) 
British tourist killed in Malaysian bus crash
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 13:11:36 (5 hours ago) 




General Mills apologizes for 'right to sue' confusion, reverses policy
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 13:11:27 (5 hours ago) 

A wave of backlash has pressured General Mills to reverse a policy change that would have prohibited customers from being able to sue the company if they "liked" any General Mills products online.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that General Mills "quietly added language" to its ...

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-04-20 13:11:27 (5 hours ago) 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.

That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts ...

Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 13:10:18 (5 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Weibo IPO reveals a company struggling with censorship
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-04-20 13:10:09 (5 hours ago) 
Jon Russell

Starting yesterday, investors have been able to purchase shares of Weibo, sometimes called “China’s Twitter,” on NASDAQ. The company’s regulatory filing with the SEC reveals details not previously known about Weibo’s censorship apparatus, which we wrote about last year.

Weibo, like all Internet publishers and providers in China, is prohibited from letting its users display content that is obscene, fraudulent, defamatory or otherwise illegal under Chinese laws. The content prohibitions also forbid material that “impairs the national dignity of China,” “is reactionary,” “superstitious,” or “socially destabilizing.”

As required under SEC regulations, the company must list for investors potential risks that might affect its share price. Weibo is up front about the risk that the Chinese government’s regulation of content poses to its ability so succeed. “Failure to [censor] may subject us to liabilities and penalties and may even result in the temporary blockage or complete shutdown of our online operations.”

Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-04-20 13:10:08 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change....




Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-04-20 13:10:08 (5 hours ago) 
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- The U.S. Navy has endorsed changes to submarine sailors' schedules based on research into sleep patterns by a military laboratory in Connecticut....
Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-04-20 13:10:08 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change....
Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-04-20 13:10:08 (5 hours ago) 
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- The U.S. Navy has endorsed changes to submarine sailors' schedules based on research into sleep patterns by a military laboratory in Connecticut....
Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
  Source: AP Top Political News 2014-04-20 13:10:08 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change....
Sleeping girl killed in alleged drunk driver crash
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 13:01:56 (5 hours ago) 
A 16-year-old Southern California girl was killed while sleeping in her bed after an alleged drunken driver crashed his SUV into her home.




Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 13:00:13 (5 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2014-04-20 13:00:12 (5 hours ago) 
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom....
Watch: Cell Phone Store Robberies Caught on Camera
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 13:00:02 (5 hours ago) 
Surrey, British Columbia experiences three incidents of thieves storming into stores and tying up the owners.
Large Wildfire in Dutch National Park
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 13:00:02 (5 hours ago) 
Large wildfire in Dutch national park Hoge Veluwe; museum closed but not threatened
General Mills apologizes for 'right to sue' confusion, reverses policy
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2014-04-20 12:53:11 (5 hours ago) 

A wave of backlash has pressured General Mills to reverse a policy change that would have prohibited customers from being able to sue the company if they "liked" any General Mills products online.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that General Mills "quietly added language" to its ...





Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2014-04-20 12:53:11 (5 hours ago) 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.

That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts ...

Abdullah Abdullah stretches lead as Afghan election count continues
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:53:06 (5 hours ago) 
Some of you can never know my frustration; many of you already do.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 12:52:44 (5 hours ago) 
submitted by drmrmatty to AdviceAnimals
[link] [403 comments]
Video: Rocket ‘War’ Lights Up Greek Sky
  Source: NBCNews.com: Europe 2014-04-20 12:52:00 (5 hours ago) 

Handmade rockets are fired at two rival churches in an annual event on Chios Island, Greece. The side with the most direct hits of the opposing church is crowned the winner. (NBC News)


Raw video: Aftermath of Ukraine checkpoint shooutout
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2014-04-20 12:51:53 (5 hours ago) 
The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a deadly shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine. The video shows investigators examining the remnants of burned out cars and flowers left at the scene to mourn the victims.




'Steel Magnolias' at the MET showcases strong performances
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 12:51:46 (5 hours ago) 
Robert Harling's play about female bonding in a beauty shop can still deliver laughter and dramatic weight.
Korean Railway Workers Union 2013 Struggle Against Privatization
  Source: Indybay newswire 2014-04-20 12:51:40 (5 hours ago) 
The Korean Railway Workers Union launched a general strike against privatization and union busting. This video is about the struggles of the Korean Railway Workers Union against privatization in 2013.
Abdullah Abdullah stretches lead as Afghan election count continues
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 12:51:33 (5 hours ago) 
Ukraine PM asks US for 'real support' to prevent further Russian hostility
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 12:51:33 (5 hours ago) 
Abdullah Abdullah stretches lead as Afghan election count continues
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:51:29 (5 hours ago) 




Female Cave Insects With Penises Have Sex for 40-70 Hours
  Source: Gawker 2014-04-20 12:51:25 (5 hours ago) 

In an excellent new discovery in Brazil, insects of the Neotrogla genus who live in caves have been discovered with completely role-reversed genitalia. The boss female has a penis and the male has a vagina, and they get after it for 40-70 hour stretches.

Read more...








English Premier League: Liverpool inspired by Hillsborough words
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 12:50:28 (5 hours ago) 
Cardinal Dolan "worried" about marijuana legalization
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-04-20 12:50:17 (5 hours ago) 
The Archbishop of New York explained to "Face the Nation" why he fears the prospect of legalized marijuana
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 12:50:14 (5 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dead at 76
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2014-04-20 12:50:09 (5 hours ago) 
Former professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to reports in the Canadian media.










Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date
  Source: AP Top News 2014-04-20 12:50:07 (5 hours ago) 
DOVER, N.J. (AP) - A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online. The woman called police early Saturday to say that her dog, Violet, had been tied by its leash to the TV, and both were left in the front yard of her Dover home, the Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1eNpgE1) reported. Violet appeared to be in good health....
Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
  Source: AP Top News 2014-04-20 12:50:07 (5 hours ago) 
PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking....
Kuwait orders 2 newspapers shut over coup articles
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 12:41:58 (5 hours ago) 
Kuwait's state news agency says the government has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government.
Pot smokers to celebrate 4/20 in Golden Gate Park
  Source: SignOnSanDiego.com: Nation 2014-04-20 12:41:58 (5 hours ago) 
San Francisco authorities are preparing for thousands of marijuana smokers to gather in Golden Gate Park for the annual 4/20 pot-smoking celebration.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 12:40:13 (5 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2014-04-20 12:40:09 (5 hours ago) 
DOVER, N.J. (AP) -- A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online....
Pot smokers to celebrate 4/20 in Golden Gate Park
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-04-20 12:40:08 (5 hours ago) 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco authorities are preparing for thousands of marijuana smokers to gather in Golden Gate Park for the annual 4/20 pot-smoking celebration....
Fracking Foes Cringe as Unions Back Drilling Boom
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 12:40:03 (5 hours ago) 
Environmental groups cringe as some trade unions support oil and gas drilling, pipelines
Camera Captures Couple's Encounter With Angry Moose
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 12:40:03 (5 hours ago) 
Cameras capture a frightening encounter between a snowmobiling couple and a moose.
Kuwait Orders 2 Newspapers Shut Over Coup Articles
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-04-20 12:40:02 (5 hours ago) 
Kuwait orders 2 newspapers temporarily shut after articles about probe into alleged coup plot




Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-04-20 12:40:01 (5 hours ago) 
His wrongful murder conviction has been chronicled as symbol of racial injustice.
Female House Candidates Struggle to Break Through Despite GOP Efforts
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 12:33:23 (5 hours ago) 
A
Game thread: Mariners vs. Marlins -- April 20, 2014
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 12:33:20 (5 hours ago) 
%%%1529c72fbd157f5c77d10cf5579565fe%%%
Ukraine crisis: Putin should know we mess with Europe's borders at our peril
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:33:17 (5 hours ago) 
Lewis Hamilton's hat-trick caps 'incredible weekend' in Shanghai
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:33:17 (5 hours ago) 




Family's car catches fire in middle of Longleat lion enclosure
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:33:17 (5 hours ago) 
Clinton Twp. man struck, killed crossing Mound Road
  Source: The Detroit News - Metro/State 2014-04-20 12:33:15 (5 hours ago) 
A Clinton Township man died early Saturday after being hit by a car in Sterling Heights.
Environmental groups cringe as some trade unions support oil and gas drilling, pipelines
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 12:33:10 (5 hours ago) 
Mankato banquet hall gunfire kills 1, wounds 3; arrest made
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-04-20 12:33:10 (5 hours ago) 
One person was arrested, a handgun was recovered and two other people were apprehended for what police described as “obstruction of legal process.”
Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 12:33:01 (5 hours ago) 




7 Life Lessons From 'Anna Karenina' By Lev Tolstoi
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 12:32:59 (5 hours ago) 
submitted by rayoo to books
[link] [12 comments]
ELI5: Why do humans eyes have a large visible white but most animal eyes are mostly iris and pupil?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 12:32:59 (5 hours ago) 
submitted by halfmanhalfsquidman to explainlikeimfive
[link] [18 comments]
For the third time in two years, feminists at a major Canadian university interrupt a male issues lecture on campus. The feminists yelled and talked over the lecturer, blew air horns in the lecture room, and later pulled a fire alarm to sabotage the
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 12:32:59 (5 hours ago) 
submitted by hitbart000 to videos
[link] [304 comments]
Boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter dead at 76
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-04-20 12:32:08 (5 hours ago) 
Carter was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1967 in N.J. and became the subject of famous Bob Dylan song and was played by Denzel Washington in movie
Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 12:32:01 (5 hours ago) 
A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.




Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 12:32:01 (5 hours ago) 
A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
Ukraine crisis: Putin should know we mess with Europe's borders at our peril
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:31:37 (5 hours ago) 
Lewis Hamilton's hat-trick caps 'incredible weekend' in Shanghai
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:31:37 (5 hours ago) 
Family's car catches fire in middle of Longleat lion enclosure
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:31:37 (5 hours ago) 
The ghosts, joys and unexpected obsessions of seeing it live
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-04-20 12:30:41 (5 hours ago) 
There's nothing wrong with watching television. You will never find a "kill your television" bumper sticker on any car of mine. But there is something special about live performance. It's more difficult to do, for one thing—and again, difficult isn't always better, but sometimes it's good to trade our couch-sitting clothes for going-out clothes. There's a particular pleasure to following the same story and set of TV characters week in, week out, to sharing that experience via social media with friends we don't often see. There's also a particular pleasure to hearing and seeing something live and available only in that moment, something that will be different in the next performance, something shared by everyone in the room with you, whether you know them or not. And sometimes it's transcendent.

At intervals, I become obsessed, or maybe possessed, by a live performance. Usually it's music; the creak and throb and texture of the live voice not smoothed and perfected in the studio, the way sound becomes a tactile experience, the sway or stillness, the silence or shout of the people around you. When you get down to it, being part of an audience is a collective experience we don't most of us get on a regular basis, and it can heighten the immediacy of the performance itself. Then, too, we are seeing the performer unedited and in 3-D. Even if we don't get the close-ups of TV, we see or hear things we wouldn't in the physical effort of performance.

For years my ongoing performance obsessions have been two musicians: Australian country singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers, and "hardcore Americana" musician Tim Eriksen. You may gather, if you listen to them, that I have a thing for intense, stripped-raw vocals. When you see a musician perform over decades of your life, and still more when your relationship with the music and musician become deeper and more complex, music can raise the ghosts of your own past, of where and who and how you were other times you heard a song. I see ghosts, too, as well as rapturous dancing and virtuosic choreography during performances of the Mark Morris Dance Group.

Sometimes, though, a performance comes from nowhere to grab you, enchant you, tear your heart out. The mime show (no, really) I saw a couple years ago that shocked me by delighting me. And, recently, two performances a metaphorical world apart: the recent Broadway production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and figure skater Jeremy Abbott performing in Stars on Ice.

Like I said, different.





Brother and sister, 4, die in Queens house fire
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 12:30:39 (5 hours ago) 
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, boxer wrongly convicted of murder, dies
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-04-20 12:30:39 (5 hours ago) 
Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 12:30:37 (5 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who was wrongly convicted of a triple murder in New Jersey in the 1960s, has died in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.
Pilot parachutes before fiery crash
  Source: CNN.com 2014-04-20 12:30:37 (5 hours ago) 
Pilot Dan Marcotte parachuted out of his single-engine plane before it made a fiery crash on a Vermont interstate.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 12:30:20 (5 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.










Crouching Tiger prequel set to shoot
  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-04-20 12:30:18 (5 hours ago) 
A prequel to Oscar-winning martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will begin filming later this year.
Crouching Tiger prequel set to shoot
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 12:30:17 (5 hours ago) 
A prequel to Oscar-winning martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will begin filming later this year.
The Populist Wave: Politics and Pitchforks
  Source: Truthout Stories 2014-04-20 12:21:55 (6 hours ago) 
Honduras: Three Legislative Profiles in Courage
  Source: Truthout Stories 2014-04-20 12:21:55 (6 hours ago) 
Cold War II: Evil Russkie He-Men Turn Us Into Fracking Hell
  Source: Truthout Stories 2014-04-20 12:21:55 (6 hours ago) 




Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 12:20:09 (6 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Search underway for inmate who escaped from Bond County
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-04-20 12:20:02 (6 hours ago) 
Andrew J. Walker, who was being held on drug charges, apparently climbed through a vent.
Climate changes visible by ZIP code with new online tools
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 12:13:58 (6 hours ago) 
Americans can track how the environment around them is changing, including rising sea levels and deforestation.
Check Out Queen Elizabeth’s Fancy New Birthday Portrait
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 12:13:13 (6 hours ago) 
A
Miss America: Rethink Suspension Over Prom Query
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 12:13:13 (6 hours ago) 
A




Sunday Memo: Sounders up, M's down ... Boy hiker killed ... Minimum wage negotiations
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 12:13:10 (6 hours ago) 
Winners, losers: The Sounders were winners in their 2-1 victory over Chivas yesterday, but the poor Mariners were shut out in a 7-0 loss to Miami. It was the Mariners’ fifth straight loss. The M's face the Marlins again today. Game time is 10:10 a.m.
Mountain biking (and eating) in the Basque country in pictures
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:13:07 (6 hours ago) 
Premier League: Norwich v Liverpool in pictures
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:13:07 (6 hours ago) 
Should I stop being a perfectionist?
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:13:07 (6 hours ago) 
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, US boxer wrongly convicted of murder, dies at 76
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:13:07 (6 hours ago) 




Iran nuclear talks to be held in New York, reports say
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:13:07 (6 hours ago) 
Easter bank holiday weekend traffic likely to peak on Monday
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 12:13:07 (6 hours ago) 
‘Tesla and Twain’ Web TV sitcom – quirky or dorky?
  Source: Tech CP Headlines 2014-04-20 12:13:00 (6 hours ago) 
Last week, NBCUniversal announced a new made-for-Web TV series called “Tesla and Twain,” which you can see from the trailer above could be a quirky buddy sitcom or, as one of my colleagues put it, “the dorkiest” TV show ever. It’s part of a growing trend of Netflix-style original programming for the Internet, which you […]
Boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies; Dylan song brought injustice into spotlight
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 12:12:59 (6 hours ago) 
Boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies; Dylan song brought injustice into spotlight
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-04-20 12:12:59 (6 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.




Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?
  Source: Slashdot 2014-04-20 12:12:55 (6 hours ago) 
theodp (442580) writes "'The government is not the only American power whose motivations need to be rigourously examined,' writes The Telegraph's Katherine Rushton. 'Some 2,400 miles away from Washington, in Silicon Valley, Google is aggressively gaining power with little to keep it in check. It has cosied up to governments around the world so effectively that its chairman, Eric Schmidt, is a White House advisor. In Britain, its executives meet with ministers more than almost any other corporation. Google can't be blamed for this: one of its jobs is to lobby for laws that benefit its shareholders, but it is up to governments to push back. As things stand, Google — and to a lesser extent, Facebook — are in danger of becoming the architects of the law.' Schmidt, by the way, is apparently interested in influencing at least two current hot-button White House issues. Joined by execs from Apple, Oracle, and Facebook, the Google Chairman asserted in a March letter to Secretary of State John Kerry that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is not in the economic interests of the U.S.; the Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the pipeline, perhaps until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections. And as a 'Major Contributor' to Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us PAC, Schmidt is also helping to shape public opinion on the White House's call for immigration reform; FWD.us just launched new attack ads (videos) and a petition aimed at immigration reform opponent Rep. Steve King. In Dave Eggers' The Circle, politicians who impede the company execs' agenda are immediately brought down. But that's fiction, right?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 12:12:50 (6 hours ago) 
ELI5: Why do our emotions control our tear ducts?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 12:12:46 (6 hours ago) 
submitted by Random_access_user to explainlikeimfive
[link] [13 comments]
A friend removed all the dialogue from a scene in Zoolander. This was the result.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 12:12:46 (6 hours ago) 
submitted by NikoIsAJerk to videos
[link] [66 comments]
If space based telescopes cant see planets how will the earth based European Extremely Large Telescope do it?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 12:12:46 (6 hours ago) 

I thought hubble was orders of magnitude better because our atmosphere gets in the way when looking at those kinds of resolutions. Would the same technology work much better in space?

submitted by greiton to askscience
[link] [4 comments]




Ohio's new voting rules make it easier to vote but harder to cheat: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 12:12:45 (6 hours ago) 
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted writes in favor of Ohio's new voting regulations.
Ohio legislature puts stumbling blocks in the way of voters: Catherine Turcer of Common Cause
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 12:12:45 (6 hours ago) 
Catherine Turcer of Common Cause takes Ohio Legislature to task for putting roadblocks in way of voters.
Hotel Leaves Oklahoma City Thunder Opponents Telling Ghost Stories
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 12:12:07 (6 hours ago) 
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s visiting opponents usually stay in the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, where a housekeeper’s ghost may or may not leave them shaken and bleary-eyed.
Op-Ed Columnist: In Dad’s Hometown, European Souls
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 12:12:07 (6 hours ago) 
In a village in southwest Ukraine, the kids may know how to speak Russian, but they say they’d rather sing to Taylor Swift.
U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 12:12:07 (6 hours ago) 
The United Nations, facing a shortage of supplies to handle the epidemic, refuses to address whether its peacekeepers brought a deadly strain of the disease into the country.




Repatriated Works Back in Their Countries of Origin
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-04-20 12:12:07 (6 hours ago) 
It’s a new life for many repatriated antiquities, back on display in their countries of origin.
Live Hockey: Flyers and Rangers Face Off
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 12:11:56 (6 hours ago) 

Watch live hockey on NBCSports.com.








NewsWatch: Long view on stocks is best during weak earnings season
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-04-20 12:11:52 (6 hours ago) 
As we enter the peak week of one of the weakest earnings seasons in several quarters with reports from Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp., the best strategy is to take the long-term view.
Economic Preview: Home sales getting crimped by more than the weather
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-04-20 12:11:52 (6 hours ago) 
The early-spring sales season for the housing market is looking decidedly tepid. Officials will release monthly sales data this week for new and existing homes, and economists polled by MarketWatch expect that both series remain at lackluster rates in March.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine ask Putin to send troops
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2014-04-20 12:11:52 (6 hours ago) 
MOSCOW — Separatists appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday to deploy Russian troops in eastern Ukraine after a shootout Easter night on the outskirts of Slovyansk left at least three people dead and four injured.




Easter Sunday lineups: Twins vs. Royals
  Source: Kansas City Star: Front Page 2014-04-20 12:11:46 (6 hours ago) 
The Royals look to pick up their sixth consecutive victory, and their second consecutive series sweep, as they face the Twins on Sunday afternoon. The game begins at 1:10 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.
Community barbecue turns into police riot
  Source: Indybay newswire 2014-04-20 12:11:40 (6 hours ago) 
A community barbeque and speakout was held on April 12 in Stockton, Calif., organized by the Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Dionne Smith and Carey Downs led the speakout, providing updates on their struggle for justice in the Stockton police killing of their son, James Rivera Jr.
The insects are revolting: blow for Kiev as creepy-crawly zoo sides with Russia
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 12:11:34 (6 hours ago) 
The weekend in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 12:11:34 (6 hours ago) 
Easter bank holiday weekend traffic likely to peak on Monday
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 12:11:34 (6 hours ago) 




Iran nuclear talks to be held in New York, reports say
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-04-20 12:11:34 (6 hours ago) 
Mountain biking (and eating) in the Basque country in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:11:32 (6 hours ago) 
Premier League: Norwich v Liverpool in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:11:32 (6 hours ago) 
Easter Sunday around the world in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:11:32 (6 hours ago) 
Should I stop being a perfectionist?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:11:32 (6 hours ago) 




Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, US boxer wrongly convicted of murder, dies at 76
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:11:32 (6 hours ago) 
Iran nuclear talks to be held in New York, reports say
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:11:32 (6 hours ago) 
Easter bank holiday weekend traffic likely to peak on Monday
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-04-20 12:11:32 (6 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Dies at 76
  Source: Gawker 2014-04-20 12:11:29 (6 hours ago) 

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the legendary boxer who spent 19 years in prison on murder charges that were later dismissed, died of prostate cancer in his home this morning. He was 76.

Read more...








International Space Station gets Easter delivery of food, supplies
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-04-20 12:10:22 (6 hours ago) 
A Space Exploration Technologies' cargo ship made an Easter Sunday delivery of food, science experiments and supplies to the crew living aboard the International Space Station.










Former boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dead at 76
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-04-20 12:10:22 (6 hours ago) 
"Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died Sunday after a battle with cancer.






New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-04-20 12:10:17 (6 hours ago) 
British photographer David Bailey described his subject as a "very strong woman" with "very kind eyes with a mischievous glint"
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 12:10:15 (6 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






It's tough luck to lose to your team-mate
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 12:10:11 (6 hours ago) 
Lewis Hamilton builds edge in F1 championship
Wawrinka takes Monte Carlo title
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-04-20 12:10:11 (6 hours ago) 
Stanislas Wawrinka beats fellow Swiss Roger Federer to win the first Masters 1000 title of his career in Monte Carlo.




Ex-church that became nightclub reopens for Easter service
  Source: Detriot Free Press 2014-04-20 12:00:20 (6 hours ago) 
Easter is marking the re-opening of a Pontiac church that went through several years as a nightclub.
Jeanne Shaheen avoids directly engaging Scott Brown, but questions his New Hampshire credentials
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2014-04-20 12:00:10 (6 hours ago) 
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen declined to engage a public back-and-forth with Scott Brown three days after he made official his bid to unseat her. Instead, she offered a glancing knock on his New Hampshire credentials. Shaheen spoke in the corner of a cavernous gymnasium after taking part in a ceremony honoring National Guard soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan, her first public event since Brown’s Thursday announcement. She said she would let “pundits” analyze the state of the nascent race.






Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2014-04-20 12:00:09 (6 hours ago) 
TORONTO (AP) -- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76....
Part of Fla. History to Step Back Into Spotlight
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-04-20 12:00:04 (6 hours ago) 
Part of Fla. history to step back into spotlight; State spends millions to transform The Grove
Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2014-04-20 11:53:57 (6 hours ago) 
Sherpa guides heard sickening boom of ice breaking above, and then roar as it came down around them.




Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-04-20 11:53:57 (6 hours ago) 
Sherpa guides heard sickening boom of ice breaking above, and then roar as it came down around them.
Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 11:53:12 (6 hours ago) 
A
Video: Inside the Air Search for MH370
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-04-20 11:53:12 (6 hours ago) 
A
Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.




Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
Sunday's pregame notes and line-ups vs. the Marlins
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
%%%3e73761993bcc97f330140324f3a4fb7%%%
Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.




Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
A transcript released Sunday shows the South Korean ferry that sank was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously, possibly adding to a death toll that is officially at 58 but could eventually exceed 300.
Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.
Easter morning delivery for space station
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-04-20 11:53:10 (6 hours ago) 
Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
Easter Sunday around the world in pictures
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 11:53:07 (6 hours ago) 
Malaysian minister discusses financial aid with MH370 relatives
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 11:53:07 (6 hours ago) 




France backs claims that Syrian forces have used chemical weapons recently
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-04-20 11:53:07 (6 hours ago) 
Part of Fla. history to step back into spotlight; State spends millions to transform The Grove
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-04-20 11:52:59 (6 hours ago) 
Alcohol cited in canoeing death of man in southern Minnesota
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-04-20 11:52:59 (6 hours ago) 
Authorities in Blue Earth County say a canoe carrying two men capsized on Madison Lake, and one man apparently drowned.
Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 11:52:44 (6 hours ago) 
Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 11:52:44 (6 hours ago) 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.




Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-04-20 11:52:44 (6 hours ago) 
If companies were prostitutes, what would they be like?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 11:52:40 (6 hours ago) 
submitted by AzzaTheArsonist to AskReddit
[link] [476 comments]
Whose Line is it Anyway? - The Best "Scenes From A Hat"
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-04-20 11:52:40 (6 hours ago) 
submitted by MulciberTenebras to television
[link] [3 comments]
Easter Sunrise Service
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-04-20 11:52:40 (6 hours ago) 
Christians gather on the shores of Lake Erie for a community Easter sunrise service
Miss America: Suspend punishment for Pa. student
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2014-04-20 11:51:59 (6 hours ago) 
YORK, Pa. - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.




Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies at 76
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-04-20 11:51:53 (6 hours ago) 

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.








Roundtable: Putin Against the West
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2014-04-20 11:51:52 (6 hours ago) 

The Meet the Press roundtable breaks down the latest developments on the crisis in Ukraine and what might be Vladimir Putin’s next move.


PolitiFact: Testing WMC claim on typical minimum wage earners
  Source: JS Online 2014-04-20 11:51:44 (6 hours ago) 


New today from PolitiFact Wisconsin:
Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query
  Source: Homepage News Bizarre heds 2014-04-20 11:51:38 (6 hours ago) 
(AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. The York Dispatch reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1iBazDw ) that Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to ask officials to rethink the three-day in-school suspension issued to 18-year-old Patrick Farves.
Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date
  Source: Homepage News Bizarre heds 2014-04-20 11:51:38 (6 hours ago) 
DOVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1eNpgE1) reports the woman called police to say her dog, Violet, had been tied by its leash to the TV and left in the front yard of her Dover home early Saturday.




Malaysian minister discusses financial aid with MH370 relatives
  Source: