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2014-07-09
R.I.P. William 'Bill' Herbert Kelder - Intellpuke

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

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TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

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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

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2012-11-07
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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


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Australia working with UK on tackling corporate tax, says Joe Hockey
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 21:04:49 (12 seconds ago) 

Treasurer says the two countries have established a joint working group on the issue but won’t commit to a British-style “Google tax” to beef up powers

Australia and the United Kingdom will join forces to tackle the issue of profit-shifting by multinational organisations, but treasurer Joe Hockey has stepped back from supporting a British-style “Google tax”.

Hockey and chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne discussed the British diverted profits tax, commonly known as the “Google tax”, at this week’s meeting of G20 treasurers in the United States.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 21:03:31 (2 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 21:01:29 (4 minutes ago) 
Red Sox manager on Hanley Ramirez's defense: 'Nothing of concern'
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 21:01:29 (4 minutes ago) 
Joan Jett emotional on induction into Rock Hall
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 21:01:29 (4 minutes ago) 




U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 21:01:28 (4 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 21:01:19 (4 minutes ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 21:01:19 (4 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 21:01:19 (4 minutes ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Cancer experts, gathered in Phila., shooting for moon
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-04-18 21:01:03 (4 minutes ago) 
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy committed the nation to landing a man on the moon by decade's end. In July 1969, it was mission accomplished.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 21:01:00 (4 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Fans Wait Hours for Reissue of Elvis' First Record
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 21:01:00 (4 minutes ago) 
Fans waited hours in line at Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 18, 2015, for a reissue of Elvis' first recording.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 21:00:57 (4 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Probe Launched Into Vet Who Bragged She Killed Cat
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 21:00:57 (4 minutes ago) 
Police in Texas opened an investigation after a veterinarian posted a photo showing her holding up a cat pierced through the head with an arrow.






Hot-button issue: Common Core standardized tests
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-04-18 21:00:55 (4 minutes ago) 
More than 250,000 students across the country have opted out of taking the standardized tests which measure proficiency in math and language arts. Julianna Goldman reports how the Common Core debate is playing out on the campaign trail.






California high school shines at academic decathlon
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-04-18 21:00:55 (4 minutes ago) 
Students from California’s Granada Hills Charter High School continued an academic dynasty, which started in 2011. Carter Evans shows what these dedicated students do in order to become national champions.
Why social media enjoys ESPN reporter’s gaffe
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-04-18 21:00:55 (4 minutes ago) 
After a video surfaced of Britt McHenry insulting a towing company worker, ESPN quickly suspended the reporter. But as Jericka Duncan reports, the Internet backlash against McHenry is far from over.
Inclement weather causes multi-hour flight delays
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-04-18 21:00:55 (4 minutes ago) 
Bad weather in Denver forced airplanes to be diverted to other airports. One plane arriving from Kansas City ended up grounded on a tarmac for more than 6 hours. Vinita Nair reports.
Thousands thrilled by heart-stopping air show stunts
  Source: Local News from News-Journal 2015-04-18 21:00:54 (4 minutes ago) 
Thousands thrilled by heart-stopping air show stunts
  Source: Local News from News-Journal 2015-04-18 21:00:53 (4 minutes ago) 




Lawsuit Targets 30-year Plan for Marine Terminal Receiving Ships Full of Dangerous Crude
  Source: Indybay newswire 2015-04-18 21:00:45 (4 minutes ago) 
SAN FRANCISCO- Environmental groups sued the California State Lands Commission on April 17 for approving a 30-year plan for refinery operations at a Suisun Bay marine terminal that will receive hundreds of tankers full of dangerous crude oil feedstocks, including highly explosive Bakken crude.
5 Years After Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Obama Pursues More Offshore Drilling
  Source: Indybay newswire 2015-04-18 21:00:45 (4 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON- Five years after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Gulf of Mexico is still reeling from the nation's biggest oil spill yet the Obama administration is pursuing dangerous new offshore oil drilling projects in the Gulf and in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, putting more wildlife at risk and exacerbating global climate change.
10th Circuit Court Rejects Navajo Coal Mine Emergency Motion
  Source: Indybay newswire 2015-04-18 21:00:45 (4 minutes ago) 
DENVER- Two days after a federal district court halted coal mining within a newly expanded area of New Mexico's Navajo Mine, mine operators filed an emergency motion asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow that coal mining to resume. The appeals court on Thursday denied that motion, saying that the Navajo Mine's owner, the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, "failed to make the requisite showing" justifying their request to restart coal mining.
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 21:00:33 (4 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Teens were bored, driver told police
  Source: CNN.com 2015-04-18 21:00:25 (5 minutes ago) 
The bored 16-year-old who gunned down a college baseball player in Oklahoma simply because he and his two friends "had nothing to do," is now a convicted murderer.




Police: Man, pregnant woman shot in the street
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-04-18 21:00:24 (5 minutes ago) 

Two people were shot in Mount Airy Saturday evening and suspects were at large, according to police reports.

        
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 21:00:22 (5 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 21:00:20 (5 minutes ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 21:00:20 (5 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 21:00:20 (5 minutes ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.










Police Arrest Armed Man Wearing Body Armor on BU Campus
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 21:00:20 (5 minutes ago) 







Tories plan Lloyds shares public sale
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-04-18 21:00:18 (5 minutes ago) 
Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the general public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron is to announce.
Baltimore police investigating officer-involved shooting
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2015-04-18 21:00:18 (5 minutes ago) 
Baltimore police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a suspect wounded in West Baltimore.






A friend printed out the NASA travel posters for me on fabric. Here they are sewn and hanging.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-04-18 20:50:32 (14 minutes ago) 
submitted by confibulator to space
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15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:50:28 (15 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 20:50:27 (15 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 20:50:18 (15 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Shane Victorino's availability uncertain for Red Sox on Sunday due to sore ribs
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 20:50:08 (15 minutes ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:50:08 (15 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:50:07 (15 minutes ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:50:07 (15 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:50:07 (15 minutes ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Woman arrested on suspicion of embezzling $850k at Tahoe
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2015-04-18 20:50:04 (15 minutes ago) 
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) -- A 61-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $850,000 from a business on Lake Tahoe's north shore....
Oasis to reform, definitely maybe
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 20:49:18 (16 minutes ago) 

Noel and Liam Gallagher rumoured to have buried the hatchet, heralding revival of Britpop wars as Blur release new album

The British music scene could be on the verge of a return to the Britpop battles of the 1990s after rumours emerged that Oasis could be planning to reform.

According to reports in the Mirror, Noel and Liam Gallagher have reached a “gentleman’s agreement” about reuniting after the band’s acrimonious split in 2009 when Noel walked out following a series of public spats.

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Minnesota's youth exodus spells trouble ahead for labor force
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:48:49 (16 minutes ago) 
Every year since 2002, Minnesota has been losing residents to other states. What’s worse: young adults are leaving in the greatest numbers.




This fish tale is the story of common sense getting away
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 20:47:59 (17 minutes ago) 

We have two cats. One doesn't like water; not many cats do. Then again, Chapman is afraid of just about everything, especially The Wife, so it's not surprising he's nervous around water. The other cat, Doug Jr., must be part dolphin.

Junior not only drinks from his water bowl, he's been known to stand in the toilet, lie in puddles in the yard and habitually jump into the sink while I'm doing the dishes.

Woodland Hills pilot Hilda Gurney, 98, passes away
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 20:47:59 (17 minutes ago) 
Green Day arrival at 2015 Rock Hall Induction Ceremony causes fan frenzy (video): Kristel's CLE
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 20:47:51 (17 minutes ago) 
Green Day fans show their excitement as the popular rock band arrived at the 2015 Rock Hall Induction Ceremony, which took place inside Cleveland's Public Hall.
Zac Brown and Tom Morello perform for 2015 Rock Hall inductee The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 20:47:51 (17 minutes ago) 
It was a short, but fantastic tribute to a pioneering blues band that waited way too long to make it into the Rock Hall.
Truck hits Brooklyn wall dedicated to fatal traffic victims
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-04-18 20:46:44 (18 minutes ago) 
A truck struck a wall in Brooklyn just as activists were putting up a mural dedicated to fatal traffic victims.










Brunch dine and bash at Bocca: witnesses
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-04-18 20:46:44 (18 minutes ago) 
A male brunch-goe grabbed and screamed at Bocca manager on Upper East Side, witnesses say.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:46:34 (18 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 20:46:01 (19 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Oasis to reform, definitely maybe
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 20:44:18 (21 minutes ago) 

Noel and Liam Gallagher rumoured to have buried the hatchet, heralding revival of Britpop wars as Blur release new album

The British music scene could be on the verge of a return to the Britpop battles of the 1990s after rumours emerged that Oasis could be planning to reform.

According to reports in the Mirror, Noel and Liam Gallagher have reached a “gentleman’s agreement” about reuniting after the band’s acrimonious split in 2009 when Noel walked out following a series of public spats.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 20:43:26 (22 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:41:18 (24 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:41:10 (24 minutes ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:41:09 (24 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:41:09 (24 minutes ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions 2015: Simulcast at Rock Hall, Plain Dealer photos
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 20:41:00 (24 minutes ago) 
Plain Dealer photographers Gus Chan, Chuck Crow, Lisa DeJong, and Thomas Ondrey will be covering all aspects of the Rock and Roll Hall of fame 2015 inductions tonight in Cleveland. They will shoot  photos from the red carpet, backstage with...




Conflict Over Soil and Water Quality Puts ‘Iowa Nice’ to a Test
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-04-18 20:40:57 (24 minutes ago) 
The state’s largest utility has sued three rural counties, saying they have done too little to prevent nitrates from farmland from getting into drinking water.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:40:52 (24 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Mom of Son Who Joined ISIS Wants to Save Others
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:40:52 (24 minutes ago) 
Christianne Boudreau's son, Damien, was killed after traveling to Syira to fight with ISIS.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 20:40:48 (24 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 20:40:24 (25 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:40:13 (25 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:40:12 (25 minutes ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:40:12 (25 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:40:12 (25 minutes ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-04-18 20:40:10 (25 minutes ago) 
An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (£91,000) at an auction in California.




Chris Davis helps Orioles put Red Sox away late, 4-1
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2015-04-18 20:40:10 (25 minutes ago) 
The Orioles had runners on base throughout the early innings Saturday against Boston starter Clay Buchholz, but came away with little to show for it. They battered Buchholz for 11 hits over five innings, but plated just two runs against the Red Sox right-hander, opening the door for another drama-filled...






Dark Souls in a nutshell
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-04-18 20:30:42 (34 minutes ago) 
submitted by Joseph_Valdez to gaming
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15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:30:38 (34 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 20:30:36 (34 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 20:30:16 (35 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:30:07 (35 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:30:06 (35 minutes ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:30:06 (35 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:30:06 (35 minutes ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Sony pirated ebooks on hacking
  Source: Boing Boing 2015-04-18 20:30:06 (35 minutes ago) 

Pirated copies of two O'Reilly books on hacking, Hacking: The Next Generation and Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld were hosted on Sony's internal servers. Read the rest





Unintelligible 90s Rock Band Guy
  Source: Boing Boing 2015-04-18 20:30:06 (35 minutes ago) 

Brought to you by Frederick Scott, the same guy who gifted us with "This is a Trent Reznor Song".

Family members' funeral 'pulls on your heartstrings'
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:29:36 (35 minutes ago) 

Seven Todd family siblings and their father were found dead in their home April 6.

       
Settle into island time for five days in Fiji
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 20:28:30 (37 minutes ago) 
It doesn't matter how much is going on, how many deadlines conspire to weigh me down, when I'm greeted by smiling men in floral shirts strumming ukuleles, I'm instantly on Fiji time.
Conflict over soil and water in Iowa
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-04-18 20:28:29 (37 minutes ago) 
Lawsuit asserts that too little has been done to control nitrate runoff.
Preschool funding fight shows teachers union's political muscle
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:28:27 (37 minutes ago) 
Education Minnesota's top issues this year are seniority, pre-K funding.




Tulsa reserve deputy's attorneys release training records
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:28:27 (37 minutes ago) 
Attorneys have released some of the training records for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma.
Rosenblum: Moms, dads, we need more free-range kids
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:28:26 (37 minutes ago) 
Years ago, we had a different phrase for this now controversial parenting style. We called it Normal Childhood.
Joseph Goebbels' Estate Sues Publisher Over Diary Excerpt Royalties
  Source: Slashdot 2015-04-18 20:28:13 (37 minutes ago) 
wabrandsma writes with this from The Guardian: The estate of Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler's minister of propaganda, is taking legal action against the publisher Random House over a new biography, claiming payment for the use of extracts from his diaries. Peter Longerich's biography of Goebbels is to be published in May (Random House/ Siedler). Longerich, who is the professor at Royal Holloway's Holocaust Research Centre, maintains this case has important censorship implications. 'If you accept that a private person controls the rights to Goebbels' diaries, then – theoretically – you give this person the right to control research,' he said.

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GOP hopefuls take aim at N.H. voters
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-04-18 20:26:56 (38 minutes ago) 
HUDSON, N.H. -- Ejected brass shell casings, glittering as the light caught them, flew as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee emptied a Sig Sauer P238 pistol at a human silhouette target at the Granite State Indoor Range and Gun Shop.
GOP hopefuls take aim at N.H. voters
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-04-18 20:26:54 (38 minutes ago) 
HUDSON, N.H. -- Ejected brass shell casings, glittering as the light caught them, flew as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee emptied a Sig Sauer P238 pistol at a human silhouette target at the Granite State Indoor Range and Gun Shop.




15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:26:19 (39 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 20:25:49 (39 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 20:23:19 (42 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
This week at progressive state blogs: equal pay in NH, tax day in MI, sharia fears in ID, guns in VA
  Source: Daily Kos 2015-04-18 20:22:48 (42 minutes ago) 
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents.

At Eclectablog, LOLGOP writes—All the proof you need that the Republican Party exists to make the richest richer:

Who are Republicans worried about on tax day?

The millions of Americans who haven’t had a raise in 15 years?

Nope. The richest .2 percent of Americans who will leave more than $5.4 million dollars to their kids. They want to cut these taxes on the inheritances of theses extraordinarily rich people—none of whom are family farmers, as much as Republicans like to pretend they are—to ZERO.

And I’d like to thank them for this, since it has zero chance of becoming law.

Republicans like to pretend their priorities are multifaceted but all connected by big themes like “life” and “personal responsibility.” In doing this, they’ve managed to trick many of the Americans who have been most brutalized by their economic failures to vote for them. …

More excerpts from progressive state blogs can be read below the orange gerrymander.
Woman starved 2 puppies, forced other dogs to fight: Prosecutors
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-04-18 20:21:33 (43 minutes ago) 
A South Side woman starved two puppies to death and forced other animals to dogfight, prosecutors said Saturday.




Prosecutors: Armed guard sexually assaulted another woman
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-04-18 20:21:33 (43 minutes ago) 
A South Side woman who’s a state-licensed armed security guard forced another woman to perform a sex act on her, prosecutors alleged Saturday.






Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rally
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 20:21:19 (44 minutes ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:21:18 (44 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Police Arrest Armed Man Wearing Body Armor on BU Campus
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:21:17 (44 minutes ago) 







Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:21:10 (44 minutes ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:21:09 (44 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:21:09 (44 minutes ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Cyclone Cave under threat
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-04-18 20:21:04 (44 minutes ago) 
An extraordinary momentum is gathering around Australia’s ancient rock art just as threatening clouds hang over heritage laws.
Vaccination loophole closed
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-04-18 20:21:04 (44 minutes ago) 
Christian Scientists will no longer be able to claim a religious exemption to avoid vaccinating their children.
Miley Cyrus inducts Joan Jett into the Rock Hall with stories of smoking and sexual desire
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 20:20:58 (44 minutes ago) 
Cyrus went on to tell a few more stories about Jett and praise Laguna for being a genius. It was Laguna who used his savings to help Jett start Blackheart Records.




15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:20:50 (44 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 20:20:46 (44 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Up, up and away Hot air balloons take to the skies over Southeast Volusia
  Source: Local News from News-Journal 2015-04-18 20:20:42 (44 minutes ago) 
Up, up and away Hot air balloons take to the skies over Southeast Volusia
  Source: Local News from News-Journal 2015-04-18 20:20:41 (44 minutes ago) 
Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-04-18 20:20:30 (45 minutes ago) 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another....




Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 20:20:23 (45 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Sustainable development offers new path
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 20:20:18 (45 minutes ago) 
Huckabee hits the trail, with a wink
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2015-04-18 20:20:17 (45 minutes ago) 
Mike Huckabee says he feels better positioned financially to launch a campaign now than he did in 2008, when he was a long-shot candidate who ultimately went on to win the Iowa caucuses.
Woman starved 2 puppies, forced other dogs to fight: Prosecutors
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-04-18 20:20:13 (45 minutes ago) 
A South Side woman starved two puppies to death and forced other animals to dogfight, prosecutors said Saturday.
Prosecutors: Armed guard sexually assaulted another woman
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-04-18 20:20:13 (45 minutes ago) 
A South Side woman who’s a state-licensed armed security guard forced another woman to perform a sex act on her, prosecutors alleged Saturday.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:20:12 (45 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:20:11 (45 minutes ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:20:11 (45 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:20:11 (45 minutes ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Cuban dissidents stand in local vote
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-04-18 20:20:08 (45 minutes ago) 
For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.




Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1
  Source: AP Top News 2015-04-18 20:20:06 (45 minutes ago) 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another. Every time the New Orleans Pelicans pulled closer, Curry came back even better....
2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote
  Source: AP Top News 2015-04-18 20:20:06 (45 minutes ago) 
HAVANA (AP) - At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system. Both men told The Associated Press that they expect to win the second round and become the first officials elected from outside the Communist Party since the first electoral law was established by Fidel Castro's government in 1976. Outside observers said the m...
Migrants' Protest Convoy Reaches Mexico City With Complaints
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-04-18 20:20:05 (45 minutes ago) 
200 Central American migrants in protest caravan arrive in Mexico City, file abuse complaints
Oklahoma City's pain still lingers, 20 years later
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-04-18 20:11:08 (54 minutes ago) 
Memories and regrets for one of the bombing’s most heartbreaking and memorable victims.
Cops Charge Man With “Destruction of Police Property” for Bleeding on Their Uniforms After They Beat Him
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-04-18 20:11:01 (54 minutes ago) 
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15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:10:56 (54 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 20:10:24 (55 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Conservatives pledge to sell public discounted shares in Lloyds bank
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 20:10:19 (55 minutes ago) 

David Cameron says Tories will offer bailed-out bank’s shares at a discount to those buying up to £1,000 worth

Small investors will be offered the chance to buy up to £4bn worth of Lloyds bank shares at below-market prices if the Conservatives are returned to power after the general election, David Cameron is to announce.

The chancellor, George Osborne, set out plans to sell a further £9bn tranche of the taxpayers’ stake in the bailed-out bank in his final budget of the last parliament in March.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 20:10:15 (55 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Lightning rebound to even series against Red Wings
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 20:10:08 (55 minutes ago) 




U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:10:07 (55 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:10:06 (55 minutes ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:10:06 (55 minutes ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:10:06 (55 minutes ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Cuban dissidents stand in local vote
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-04-18 20:10:06 (55 minutes ago) 
For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.




University of Missouri police investigating sex assault on campus
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-04-18 20:10:01 (55 minutes ago) 
Two women said a group of men tried to kiss and grope them.
Conservatives pledge to sell public discounted shares in Lloyds bank
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 20:09:21 (56 minutes ago) 

David Cameron says Tories will offer bailed-out bank’s shares at a discount to those buying up to £1,000 worth

Small investors will be offered the chance to buy up to £4bn worth of Lloyds bank shares at below-market prices if the Conservatives are returned to power after the general election, David Cameron is to announce.

The chancellor, George Osborne, set out plans to sell a further £9bn tranche of the taxpayers’ stake in the bailed-out bank in his final budget of the last parliament in March.

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Mark Selby relies on instinct to survive Crucible scare against Kurt Maflin
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 20:09:19 (56 minutes ago) 
• Defending champion defies Sheffield curse to emerge victorious
• Selby to play Anthony McGill or Stephen Maguire in second round
• Selby hitting form at right time as he wins China Open

The survival instincts of Mark Selby rescued the defending world champion and left Kurt Maflin heartbroken as the Crucible witnessed an opening day classic.

It seemed the theatre’s famous curse was set to strike again when Selby lost five successive frames from 8-4 in front, to be one away from a shock first-round defeat.

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Championship roundup: Blackburn Rovers manager fumes as Forest grab equaliser
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 20:09:19 (56 minutes ago) 
• Rudy Gestede scores hat-trick of headers as Rovers draw 3-3
• Bolton manager Neil Lennon’s mood lifted by 2-2 draw at Brentford

Gary Bowyer was fuming after his side lost the lead three times – Forest’s Michail Antonio making it 3-3 on 88 minutes after Rudy Gestede had completed a hat-trick. Bowyer said: “If I was Rudy I’d be absolutely fuming with my team-mates. To score late and be 3-2 up, that’s when you need people to stand up and see the game out. That’s what we need in the summer.” Forest’s Dougie Freedman said: “It was a great advertisement for the Championship. I just have to get some more ingredients in to make sure, in both boxes, we’re better.”

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Joint bid to tackle profit-shifting
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-04-18 20:09:05 (56 minutes ago) 
Australia and the UK join in a bid to force companies to pay more tax in the countries in which they operate.




U.S. arms sales fuel wars across the Middle East
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:08:46 (56 minutes ago) 
As the Middle East descends into proxy wars, sectarian conflicts and battles against terrorist networks, countries in the region that have stockpiled U.S. military hardware are now actually using it and wanting more.
Texas sheriff cannot arrest woman who bragged on Facebook of killing cat unless photo is genuine
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:08:45 (56 minutes ago) 
A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation determines the picture of the dead cat is genuine.
Superman holding a Soyuz FG fairing in Batman v Superman teaser
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-04-18 20:07:50 (57 minutes ago) 
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WINCHESTER SXP Faulty Firing Pin. Crazy scary!
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-04-18 20:07:50 (57 minutes ago) 
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Sale of U.S. Arms Fuels the Wars of Arab States
  Source: NYT > International 2015-04-18 20:07:21 (58 minutes ago) 
A de facto alliance in the region against Iran has opened the way to more sales to Arab states, and raised fears of an arms race.




15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:06:28 (59 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 20:05:57 (59 minutes ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Craft beer likely to keep flowing
  Source: Local News from News-Journal 2015-04-18 20:05:31 (1 hours ago) 
Craft beer likely to keep flowing
  Source: Local News from News-Journal 2015-04-18 20:05:29 (1 hours ago) 
Mark Selby relies on instinct to survive Crucible scare against Kurt Maflin
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 20:04:14 (1 hours ago) 
• Defending champion defies Sheffield curse to emerge victorious
• Selby to play Anthony McGill or Stephen Maguire in second round
• Selby hitting form at right time as he wins China Open

The survival instincts of Mark Selby rescued the defending world champion and left Kurt Maflin heartbroken as the Crucible witnessed an opening day classic.

It seemed the theatre’s famous curse was set to strike again when Selby lost five successive frames from 8-4 in front, to be one away from a shock first-round defeat.

Continue reading...




Championship roundup: Blackburn Rovers manager fumes as Forest grab equaliser
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 20:04:14 (1 hours ago) 
• Rudy Gestede scores hat-trick of headers as Rovers draw 3-3
• Bolton manager Neil Lennon’s mood lifted by 2-2 draw at Brentford

Gary Bowyer was fuming after his side lost the lead three times – Forest’s Michail Antonio making it 3-3 on 88 minutes after Rudy Gestede had completed a hat-trick. Bowyer said: “If I was Rudy I’d be absolutely fuming with my team-mates. To score late and be 3-2 up, that’s when you need people to stand up and see the game out. That’s what we need in the summer.” Forest’s Dougie Freedman said: “It was a great advertisement for the Championship. I just have to get some more ingredients in to make sure, in both boxes, we’re better.”

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 20:03:17 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Mike Huckabee hits 2016 campaign trail
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 20:02:22 (1 hours ago) 
Ringo Starr, Green Day, Bill Withers enter Rock Hall
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 20:01:16 (1 hours ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:01:15 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










California redrafts rules for water use in drought
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-04-18 20:01:11 (1 hours ago) 
LOS ANGELES — In case there was ever doubt, forcing a 25 percent cut in urban water use by Californians in the fourth year of a searing drought is not going to be easy. That became clear on Saturday when, after a 12-hour delay, state regulators took their second crack at a draft of community-by-community water-reduction rules intended to cut urban use of potable water by 25 percent statewide.
Bald eagles make history by nesting in NYC borough
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-04-18 20:01:11 (1 hours ago) 
NEW YORK — A pair of bald eagles is nesting in New York City for the first time in more than 210 years, wildlife experts said last week. That highlights a national comeback by the majestic raptors after bans on pesticides and hunting.
Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:01:06 (1 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:01:06 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:01:05 (1 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.










Woman dies in house fire on Bainbridge Island
  Source: seattlepi.com: Local News 2015-04-18 20:01:04 (1 hours ago) 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions 2015: Backstage with the artists, Plain Dealer photos
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 20:01:00 (1 hours ago) 
Plain Dealer photographers Gus Chan, Chuck Crow, Lisa DeJong, and Thomas Ondrey will be covering all aspects of the Rock and Roll Hall of fame 2015 inductions tonight in Cleveland. They will shoot  photos from the red carpet, backstage with...
Joan Jett kicks off 2015 Rock Hall ceremony with Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 20:01:00 (1 hours ago) 
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts took center stage at the start of the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:00:52 (1 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Obama to Trek to Florida Everglades for Earth Day
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 20:00:52 (1 hours ago) 
The president says he'll visit the Everglades on Wednesday to talk about how global warming threatens the U.S. economy.










15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 20:00:48 (1 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 20:00:21 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Christie: Does Obama care about U.S.? We don't know
  Source: CNN.com 2015-04-18 20:00:14 (1 hours ago) 
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie questioned Friday whether President Barack Obama cares about the United States, adding that, more than six years into Obama's presidency, "we still don't even know" who he is.
Gala at Horseshoe Casino honoring Lauren Hill
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-04-18 20:00:13 (1 hours ago) 

Almost 1,000 people will pack the Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino Saturday night for The Cure Starts Now's gala for Lauren Hill.

        
$54M Dixon theft now subject of college courses
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-04-18 20:00:12 (1 hours ago) 
It was one of the worst abuses of public trust in Illinois' corruption-rich history, and now a former bookkeeper's theft of nearly $54 million from the city of Dixon is the subject of several college courses.




Bulls Game Day: Rose back in playoffs; Hinrich out
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-04-18 20:00:12 (1 hours ago) 
Derrick Rose will play his first playoff game since tearing his left ACL on April 28, 2012, and isn't expected to be limited after sitting out the second half of the Bulls' regular-season finale with left knee soreness.
How my media diet is killing me
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-04-18 20:00:12 (1 hours ago) 
The first step in addressing a problem is recognizing there is a problem, and because I recognized I had a problem I went to see Sue Becker. I drove out to her home in Downers Grove and she met me at the front door. She was polite and formal and practical-seeming; she wore a cranberry-color, wrinkle-free...
$54M Dixon theft now subject of college courses
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-04-18 20:00:12 (1 hours ago) 
It was one of the worst abuses of public trust in Illinois' corruption-rich history, and now a former bookkeeper's theft of nearly $54 million from the city of Dixon is the subject of several college courses.
Bulls Game Day: Rose back in playoffs; Hinrich out
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-04-18 20:00:12 (1 hours ago) 
Derrick Rose will play his first playoff game since tearing his left ACL on April 28, 2012, and isn't expected to be limited after sitting out the second half of the Bulls' regular-season finale with left knee soreness.
How my media diet is killing me
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-04-18 20:00:12 (1 hours ago) 
The first step in addressing a problem is recognizing there is a problem, and because I recognized I had a problem I went to see Sue Becker. I drove out to her home in Downers Grove and she met me at the front door. She was polite and formal and practical-seeming; she wore a cranberry-color, wrinkle-free...










​California changes some drought restrictions
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2015-04-18 20:00:12 (1 hours ago) 
"All Californians need to step up more," chair of State Water Resources Control Board says; some cities told to conserve more, others less
Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-04-18 20:00:11 (1 hours ago) 
An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."
Hyde: Aging, fragile Dwyane Wade's transition key to Heat's future
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-04-18 20:00:11 (1 hours ago) 
The trick for Dwyane Wade is to view it as a graduation. The trouble is it can just as easily be seen as a demotion, because there's no label for the transition the winningest South Florida athlete of them all must make now.
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 20:00:11 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:00:10 (1 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:00:10 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 20:00:10 (1 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






More Severe Storms Slam the Plains; Threat Shifting East
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-04-18 20:00:02 (1 hours ago) 
More severe weather expected throughout the weekend.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:50:28 (1 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:50:26 (1 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










Conservatives pledge to sell public discounted shares in bailed-out bank
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:50:18 (1 hours ago) 

David Cameron will announce ‘retail offer’ in which Lloyds shares will be sold at a discount to those buying up to £1,000 worth, if the Tories win election

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 19:50:15 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:50:07 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:50:07 (1 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:50:07 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:50:07 (1 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






VIDEO: Russian opposition unite against Putin
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-04-18 19:50:06 (1 hours ago) 
Russia's fragmented opposition agrees to join forces and put forward joint candidates ahead of next year's parliamentary elections.
VIDEO: Ukraine condemns Moscow war exhibit
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-04-18 19:50:06 (1 hours ago) 
An interactive exhibition in Moscow about the conflict in eastern Ukraine has been criticised by the Ukrainian presidential administration as "propaganda".
Ringo Starr, Green Day, Bill Withers enter Rock Hall
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2015-04-18 19:50:04 (1 hours ago) 
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest class, featuring a Beatle, three punks from California and a guitar god from Texas....
Service dog inspires woman to train pups for others
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:49:57 (1 hours ago) 

Cathy Powell has learned about the benefits of a service dog firsthand.

       




Mike Leigh’s first opera goes to rescue of struggling ENO
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:49:28 (1 hours ago) 
Company in financial peril bets on Pirates of Penzance to lift its fortunes in battle with Covent Garden

Storm-tossed and besieged, English National Opera is hoping for rescue next month from a band of Cornish pirates. Film director Mike Leigh is to bring his first opera, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, to the stage of London’s Coliseum in three weeks amid fervent prayers that his production can repeat the commercial success of Jonathan Miller’s 1986 version of The Mikado, a show still regularly revived.

The opera company, which has built its reputation on English-language productions of classic operas and on daring new commissions, is in financial peril this year after the loss of its chairman, Martyn Rose, and executive director Henriette Götz, and the Arts Council of England’s shock decision two months ago to strip the organisation of its assured regular grant and put it into a “special funding arrangement”.

Continue reading...
Thea Porter, the woman behind 70s-style boho chic, is back in fashion
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:49:24 (1 hours ago) 
The queen of the kaftan dressed a decade marked by economic woes. Now a new generation is embracing her designs

Once, towns strewn across Turkey and Afghanistan owed their economies to the western appetite for the kaftan. During the 1970s travellers on the hippy trail brought back pottery, soft furnishings and piles of clothes to remind them of their spiritual adventures.

More than 40 years on, the kaftan has had several revivals as a key fashion piece. And, like Indian cuisine, it now seems to have been adopted as a British staple. This spring, as supermodels and rock stars reach out yet again for flimsy dresses with uneven hemlines, a new book and a popular exhibition are marking the career of the late Thea Porter, the woman who is credited with bringing the bohemian look to London catwalks and eventually to every high-street fashion chain in the land.

Continue reading...
I saw up close how an establishment closed ranks over the Janner affair
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:49:20 (1 hours ago) 
As a young reporter, I was given letters that might have helped make a case against the MP for child abuse

A little over 24 years ago, as a young freelance journalist on the Independent on Sunday, I telephoned the Leicester office of Raymonds News Agency and arranged for a reporter to cover an imminent pre-trial hearing at the city’s magistrates court. It was the sort of mundane hearing that would not normally trouble the media. A few days before, in a Leicester pub, I had met a solicitor’s clerk, to whom I had been introduced by a source on a previous story. The clerk told me that at the hearing a former children’s home manager called Frank Beck, who stood charged of sexually abusing the children in his care, would claim the man responsible for the offences was actually Leicester West’s long-standing MP, Greville, now Lord, Janner.

Events played out exactly as I had been told they would. At the hearing’s conclusion, Beck shouted out his claims and was duly wrestled to the floor by the clerk of the court, before being taken back to the cells. Rumours about Janner that had circulated in the city for some years were now recorded by the journalist I had placed there and thus out in the public domain.

Continue reading...
Zero-hours jobs stink – whatever you call them
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:49:20 (1 hours ago) 
Iain Duncan Smith is mistaken if he thinks that zero-hours contracts just require a change of name

Great news: everyone can stop worrying about nasty, unfair zero-hours contracts because Iain Duncan Smith has rebranded them and made them sound nice. The Conservative work and pensions secretary thinks that the phrase “zero-hours contracts” is too negative, and wants to replace it with “flexible hours”. Did you see what he did there? It’s even better than Esther McVey’s “enabling hours”.

Some have suggested that this is the Tories’ “Marie Antoinette moment”, with lots of blather about lack of employee rights. (Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has accused Duncan Smith of “trying to dress up insecurity as flexibility”.) But there will always be moody people trying to put everyone on a downer.

Continue reading...
Winner takes all: 85 seats that will decide election
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:49:17 (1 hours ago) 

As things go from bad to worse for Labour in Scotland, the party is focusing its gaze on a series of crucial English marginals where the voters face a straight choice between the two main parties

Back in May 2008, David Cameron swept into the Cheshire constituency of Crewe and Nantwich and declared the “end of New Labour”.

His party had won a byelection – the first such gain in a quarter of a century – following the sudden death of the Labour incumbent, Gwyneth Dunwoody, who had held the seat since 1983. Gordon Brown’s government was in the middle of its death spiral and Labour lost decisively.

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Sue Perkins: Bake Off host under fire
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:49:16 (1 hours ago) 
The comedian and presenter has charted a happy path from Edinburgh fringe to the nation’s TV screens. But she’s unlikely to present Top Gear and not because of the vile online abuse

And so another celebrity retreats from the front line of social media, fleeing the Twitter trenches for a well-earned break in the low-profile land of taciturnity. Last week, it was the turn of Sue Perkins to declare herself hors de combat.

Having announced that one of her Twitter correspondents had suggested that he’d like to see her “burn to death”, the comedian and TV personality followed up with a parting message: “All of which goes to say that I am off Twitter for a bit. Love and peace x.”

Continue reading...
Arsenal into FA Cup final after Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici blunder
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 19:48:49 (1 hours ago) 
Reading manager Steve Clarke and Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger have sympathised with Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici whose horrendous mistake in extra time gifted Alexis Sanchez the winning goal in the teams' FA Cup semifinal.
Lena Dunham joined by Girls co-stars on The Simpsons
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 19:48:49 (1 hours ago) 
It was announced earlier this year that Lena Dunham would be appearing on the new, 27th season premiere of The Simpsons. Well, turns out she's bringing some friends with her.
Oklahoma City's pain still lingers, 20 years later
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:48:45 (1 hours ago) 
Memories and regrets for one of the bombing’s most heartbreaking and memorable victims.
TIL: The 23¢ gender pay gap is the difference between average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It doesn't account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure or hours worked. When such relevant factors are consid
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15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:46:33 (1 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:46:00 (1 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Mike Leigh’s first opera goes to rescue of struggling ENO
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:44:32 (1 hours ago) 
Company in financial peril bets on Pirates of Penzance to lift its fortunes in battle with Covent Garden

Storm-tossed and besieged, English National Opera is hoping for rescue next month from a band of Cornish pirates. Film director Mike Leigh is to bring his first opera, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, to the stage of London’s Coliseum in three weeks amid fervent prayers that his production can repeat the commercial success of Jonathan Miller’s 1986 version of The Mikado, a show still regularly revived.

The opera company, which has built its reputation on English-language productions of classic operas and on daring new commissions, is in financial peril this year after the loss of its chairman, Martyn Rose, and executive director Henriette Götz, and the Arts Council of England’s shock decision two months ago to strip the organisation of its assured regular grant and put it into a “special funding arrangement”.

Continue reading...
Thea Porter, the woman behind 70s-style boho chic, is back in fashion
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:44:29 (1 hours ago) 
The queen of the kaftan dressed a decade marked by economic woes. Now a new generation is embracing her designs

Once, towns strewn across Turkey and Afghanistan owed their economies to the western appetite for the kaftan. During the 1970s travellers on the hippy trail brought back pottery, soft furnishings and piles of clothes to remind them of their spiritual adventures.

More than 40 years on, the kaftan has had several revivals as a key fashion piece. And, like Indian cuisine, it now seems to have been adopted as a British staple. This spring, as supermodels and rock stars reach out yet again for flimsy dresses with uneven hemlines, a new book and a popular exhibition are marking the career of the late Thea Porter, the woman who is credited with bringing the bohemian look to London catwalks and eventually to every high-street fashion chain in the land.

Continue reading...
Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:44:29 (1 hours ago) 
The pendulum clock of Longitude hero John Harrison is tested and declared a masterpiece

One of Guinness World Records’ more unusual awards was presented at the National Maritime Museum yesterday. After a 100-day trial, the timepiece known as Clock B – which had been sealed in a clear plastic box to prevent tampering – was officially declared, by Guinness, to be the world’s “most accurate mechanical clock with a pendulum swinging in free air”.

It was an intriguing enough award. But what is really astonishing is that the clock was designed more than 250 years ago by a man who was derided at the time for “an incoherence and absurdity that was little short of the symptoms of insanity”, and whose plans for the clock lay ignored for two centuries.

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I saw up close how an establishment closed ranks over the Janner affair
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:44:25 (1 hours ago) 
As a young reporter, I was given letters that might have helped make a case against the MP for child abuse

A little over 24 years ago, as a young freelance journalist on the Independent on Sunday, I telephoned the Leicester office of Raymonds News Agency and arranged for a reporter to cover an imminent pre-trial hearing at the city’s magistrates court. It was the sort of mundane hearing that would not normally trouble the media. A few days before, in a Leicester pub, I had met a solicitor’s clerk, to whom I had been introduced by a source on a previous story. The clerk told me that at the hearing a former children’s home manager called Frank Beck, who stood charged of sexually abusing the children in his care, would claim the man responsible for the offences was actually Leicester West’s long-standing MP, Greville, now Lord, Janner.

Events played out exactly as I had been told they would. At the hearing’s conclusion, Beck shouted out his claims and was duly wrestled to the floor by the clerk of the court, before being taken back to the cells. Rumours about Janner that had circulated in the city for some years were now recorded by the journalist I had placed there and thus out in the public domain.

Continue reading...
Zero-hours jobs stink – whatever you call them
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:44:24 (1 hours ago) 
Iain Duncan Smith is mistaken if he thinks that zero-hours contracts just require a change of name

Great news: everyone can stop worrying about nasty, unfair zero-hours contracts because Iain Duncan Smith has rebranded them and made them sound nice. The Conservative work and pensions secretary thinks that the phrase “zero-hours contracts” is too negative, and wants to replace it with “flexible hours”. Did you see what he did there? It’s even better than Esther McVey’s “enabling hours”.

Some have suggested that this is the Tories’ “Marie Antoinette moment”, with lots of blather about lack of employee rights. (Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has accused Duncan Smith of “trying to dress up insecurity as flexibility”.) But there will always be moody people trying to put everyone on a downer.

Continue reading...
Winner takes all: 85 seats that will decide election
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:44:22 (1 hours ago) 

As things go from bad to worse for Labour in Scotland, the party is focusing its gaze on a series of crucial English marginals where the voters face a straight choice between the two main parties

Back in May 2008, David Cameron swept into the Cheshire constituency of Crewe and Nantwich and declared the “end of New Labour”.

His party had won a byelection – the first such gain in a quarter of a century – following the sudden death of the Labour incumbent, Gwyneth Dunwoody, who had held the seat since 1983. Gordon Brown’s government was in the middle of its death spiral and Labour lost decisively.

Continue reading...
Sue Perkins: Bake Off host under fire
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:44:21 (1 hours ago) 
The comedian and presenter has charted a happy path from Edinburgh fringe to the nation’s TV screens. But she’s unlikely to present Top Gear and not because of the vile online abuse

And so another celebrity retreats from the front line of social media, fleeing the Twitter trenches for a well-earned break in the low-profile land of taciturnity. Last week, it was the turn of Sue Perkins to declare herself hors de combat.

Having announced that one of her Twitter correspondents had suggested that he’d like to see her “burn to death”, the comedian and TV personality followed up with a parting message: “All of which goes to say that I am off Twitter for a bit. Love and peace x.”

Continue reading...
Developer Jack Demetree: 1927-2015
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2015-04-18 19:44:05 (1 hours ago) 

Jack Demetree, a real estate developer and banker who was known for his civic and philanthropic activities, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 87.

He was involved in such real estate projects as the Prime Osborn Convention Center, The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach, The Atrium retirement community, Park Plaza condominiums, Pickwick Apartments and housing subdivisions.

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FSCJ changes policy to restrict sex offenders, bar sex predators from campuses
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2015-04-18 19:44:04 (1 hours ago) 

Florida State College at Jacksonville has implemented a policy that mandates sex offenders go through an additional application process while baring sexual predators from enrolling.

The change comes after a state database indicated more sex offenders enrolled at FSCJ than at any other Florida college or university.

That unflattering distinction occurred when the Florida Department of Law Enforcement created a database that allowed the public to search college campuses for enrolled sex offenders in the fall of 2013.

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All-First Coast boys basketball: Providence stars headline the team
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2015-04-18 19:44:04 (1 hours ago) 

The Times-Union recognizes the area’s top high school sports athletes this week by publishing the All-First Coast teams for the winter season. The T-U high school sports staff selects the teams after nominations are solicited from area varsity coaches. All-First Coast selections were made based on conversations with coaches and observers, the sports staff’s observations throughout the season, the players’ performance and statistics and their team’s quality.


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Auto honor guard greets families of slain NYPD officers here for Jacksonville's Guns 'N Hoses
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2015-04-18 19:44:04 (1 hours ago) 

An automotive honor guard made up of about 200 hot rods, police cruisers and local car owners gave the families of two slain New York City police officers a rousing welcome Friday night outside of Jacksonville International Airport.

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Early-morning shooting at Blue Anchor Pub may have been prompted by verbal argument
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2015-04-18 19:44:04 (1 hours ago) 

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early-morning shooting at the Blue Anchor Pub on Old St. Augustine Road that may have been prompted by a verbal argument earlier Friday night.

Deputies found the victim early Saturday morning with a gunshot wound at the nearby Walmart. The victim was taken to the hospital.

The victim had a verbal argument with the suspect earlier in the night, authorities said.

No other information was immediately available.

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Matt About Jax: Shut Em Down Authentic Southern Restaurant
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2015-04-18 19:44:04 (1 hours ago) 

There is an art to Southern cooking. Sure, it may not be the healthiest food around, but there is no denying how great it tastes.

Whether it’s from the bacon fat, a half stick of butter or ham hocks, I don’t care, it’s delicious.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 19:43:26 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 19:41:19 (1 hours ago) 
Clay Buchholz bounces back but Red Sox offense quiet in 4-1 loss to Orioles
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 19:41:18 (1 hours ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:41:17 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:41:08 (1 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:41:08 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:41:08 (1 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






A. Alfred Taubman, Shopping Mall Tycoon Involved in Price-Fixing Scandal, Dies at 91
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-04-18 19:40:52 (1 hours ago) 
With his flair for retailing, Mr. Taubman reincarnated Sotheby’s, which catered mainly to dealers, into a modern full-service art retailer.






VIDEO: Against austerity in Ireland
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-04-18 19:40:51 (1 hours ago) 
An Irish teacher turned to political activism after austerity measures were introduced in Ireland.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:40:47 (1 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










Share 'bonanza', EU poll fears and 'biased Beeb'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-04-18 19:40:46 (1 hours ago) 
Among Sunday's headlines are a "Thatcher-style" massive share sell-off, concerns over the planned 2017 EU referendum and UKIP's ire at what it says was a "biased" studio audience.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:40:43 (1 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 19:40:22 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Christie questions whether Obama cares about the US
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 19:40:17 (1 hours ago) 
Christie: 'We don't know' whether Obama cares about US
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2015-04-18 19:40:16 (1 hours ago) 




Saturday's high of 93 degrees in West Palm Beach breaks record
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-04-18 19:40:12 (1 hours ago) 
If you felt a summer-like roast Saturday, it was not your imagination.
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:40:12 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:40:11 (1 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:40:11 (1 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:40:11 (1 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.










VIDEO: Against austerity in Ireland
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-04-18 19:40:09 (1 hours ago) 
An Irish teacher turned to political activism after austerity measures were introduced in Ireland.
VIDEO: Ukraine condemns Moscow war exhibit
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-04-18 19:40:09 (1 hours ago) 
An interactive exhibition in Moscow about the conflict in eastern Ukraine has been criticised by the Ukrainian presidential administration as "propaganda".
Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:30:45 (2 hours ago) 
The pendulum clock of Longitude hero John Harrison is tested and declared a masterpiece

One of Guinness World Records’ more unusual awards was presented at the National Maritime Museum yesterday. After a 100-day trial, the timepiece known as Clock B – which had been sealed in a clear plastic box to prevent tampering – was officially declared, by Guinness, to be the world’s “most accurate mechanical clock with a pendulum swinging in free air”.

It was an intriguing enough award. But what is really astonishing is that the clock was designed more than 250 years ago by a man who was derided at the time for “an incoherence and absurdity that was little short of the symptoms of insanity”, and whose plans for the clock lay ignored for two centuries.

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Fatal crash in New Plymouth
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 19:30:42 (2 hours ago) 
A man is dead after plunging over a bridge in central New Plymouth on Sunday morning.  
Martin Crowe rediscovers his love for cricket
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 19:30:42 (2 hours ago) 
Just 10 days after Martin Crowe announced his goal was to live long enough to watch the Black Caps play in the World Cup, he was out on Eden Park's number two oval, in the nets with Ross Taylor.  




15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:30:28 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:30:26 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Vets call for an end to shooting of badgers
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:30:18 (2 hours ago) 
British Veterinary Association says cull is necessary to stop spread of TB in cattle but current methods are not effective or humane

The association for British vets has called for an end to the shooting of badgers, claiming that, two years in, the four-year pilot scheme to cull the animals has not shown it is an effective or humane method of killing them.

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) said it still supports the government’s controversial cull as necessary to control the spread of TB in cattle, but said projects in Somerset and Gloucestershire should be completed using the “tried and tested” method of trapping the badgers and then shooting them.

Continue reading...
Tipping points: the local factors that can swing a seat
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:30:18 (2 hours ago) 
Amid such a close battle over policy nationally, important constituency issues often neglected by the London press come into play

With less than three weeks to go, the outcome of the 2015 general election remains as uncertain as ever. Neither of the main parties has been able to gain a decisive advantage in the battle of issues and leaders, promises and policy. In such a close-fought contest, the often neglected but always important local factors that can tip the balance in marginal fights loom larger than ever. Here are five of the most important.

Continue reading...
Syrian artist hopes to show human cost of conflict in new London exhibition
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:30:18 (2 hours ago) 
Exiled painter Sara Shamma, a former leading light of the Damascus art scene, wants to open people’s eyes to the realities of the war in her homeland

One of Syria’s most well-known and striking artists, now exiled in the Lebanon, will bring her unsettling new work to Britain next month, in an attempt to share her experience of loss and fears for the future. Sara Shamma, once a leading lights of the art scene in Damascus, has given her show the title World Civil War Portraits to reflect her belief that the conflict tearing her city apart has wider implications, not only in the Middle East, but in Europe.

“This conflict is spreading all over the world,” the 39 year old told the Observer this weekend, “and, as it spreads, even to a country like France, the fear is spreading, too. I describe it as a World Civil War because the people attacking each other are often from the same country. This is what I want people to be more aware of, rather than some idea of terrorism from far away.”

Related: World Civil War Portraits by Sara Shamma

Continue reading...




Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 19:30:15 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Bryant gets 1st hit, reaches 5 times as Cubs beat Padres 7-6
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 19:30:08 (2 hours ago) 
Bailey returns to mound, Reds lose to Cardinals 5-2
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 19:30:08 (2 hours ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:30:07 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






WBZ AccuWeather Evening Forecast For April 18
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:30:07 (2 hours ago) 
Barry Burbank has your latest forecast.










Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:30:07 (2 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:30:07 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:30:07 (2 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Vets call for an end to shooting of badgers
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:29:12 (2 hours ago) 
British Veterinary Association says cull is necessary to stop spread of TB in cattle but current methods are not effective or humane

The association for British vets has called for an end to the shooting of badgers, claiming that, two years in, the four-year pilot scheme to cull the animals has not shown it is an effective or humane method of killing them.

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) said it still supports the government’s controversial cull as necessary to control the spread of TB in cattle, but said projects in Somerset and Gloucestershire should be completed using the “tried and tested” method of trapping the badgers and then shooting them.

Continue reading...
Nicola Sturgeon tries to tempt Ed Miliband into coalition – cartoon
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:29:11 (2 hours ago) 

Labour leader declines to do deal with Scottish National party in televised debate

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Tipping points: the local factors that can swing a seat
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:29:09 (2 hours ago) 
Amid such a close battle over policy nationally, important constituency issues often neglected by the London press come into play

With less than three weeks to go, the outcome of the 2015 general election remains as uncertain as ever. Neither of the main parties has been able to gain a decisive advantage in the battle of issues and leaders, promises and policy. In such a close-fought contest, the often neglected but always important local factors that can tip the balance in marginal fights loom larger than ever. Here are five of the most important.

Continue reading...
Hung parliament? Absolutely not. According to the great pretenders
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:29:09 (2 hours ago) 
In the face of everything the polls say, both main leaders insist there’ll be single-party rule after the election

Everyone keeps saying that this is an election like no other and yet the campaign is being conducted pretty much just like any other. TV crews trail around the country following the candidates to be prime minister in their battle buses for confected events and heavily staged encounters with “ordinary people”. Manifestos are launched and the pledges within them solemnly scrutinised as if they are 100% guaranteed covenants rather than negotiating positions for post-election bargaining in a hung parliament.

The principal protagonists try to persuade us – and, even more, to convince themselves – that there will be a late switch that will send a decisive number of voters surging into either the red column or the blue one. There are many absurd aspects to this campaign, but the most pantomime feature of it is that both David Cameron and Ed Miliband have to pretend that they are going to be in charge of a single-party majority government after the election.

Continue reading...
Which marginals could Labour win?
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:29:09 (2 hours ago) 
From the red north-east to the blue south-east, the regions of England form a distinctive political map: but in each, there are vital seats that could change the destiny of the general election. Here are the results to look for on polling day

Labour is dominant in the urban and post-industrial cities of Yorkshire and the north-east, while the remaining Conservative vote is concentrated in safe rural seats, particularly in Yorkshire. This leaves relatively few marginal targets – the ones remaining are typically smaller manufacturing or trade towns with a rural hinterland. Lord Ashcroft’s polls put Labour ahead in two of the marginals they would expect to take on a national swing, and the parties are tied in the other two. One thing to watch out for will be Ukip strength in the coastal seats, such as Cleethorpes and Scarborough, which may tip the balance towards Labour in seats where they would otherwise struggle.

Continue reading...
Syrian artist hopes to show human cost of conflict in new London exhibition
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:29:08 (2 hours ago) 
Exiled painter Sara Shamma, a former leading light of the Damascus art scene, wants to open people’s eyes to the realities of the war in her homeland

One of Syria’s most well-known and striking artists, now exiled in the Lebanon, will bring her unsettling new work to Britain next month, in an attempt to share her experience of loss and fears for the future. Sara Shamma, once a leading lights of the art scene in Damascus, has given her show the title World Civil War Portraits to reflect her belief that the conflict tearing her city apart has wider implications, not only in the Middle East, but in Europe.

“This conflict is spreading all over the world,” the 39 year old told the Observer this weekend, “and, as it spreads, even to a country like France, the fear is spreading, too. I describe it as a World Civil War because the people attacking each other are often from the same country. This is what I want people to be more aware of, rather than some idea of terrorism from far away.”

Related: World Civil War Portraits by Sara Shamma

Continue reading...
WWII aircraft carrier used in nuke tests found years after secret sinking
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-04-18 19:28:59 (2 hours ago) 
As part of a mission to map an estimated 300 historic shipwrecks in the waters outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has located the USS Independence, a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic-bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location.




Fatal crash in New Plymouth
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 19:28:38 (2 hours ago) 
A man is dead after plunging over a bridge in central New Plymouth on Sunday morning.  
Training records released for Oklahoma reserve deputy charged in unarmed suspect's shooting
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-04-18 19:28:37 (2 hours ago) 
Globe U whistleblower collects as school battles Minnesota AG, falling enrollment
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:28:35 (2 hours ago) 
In the four years since she was fired, Heidi Weber has become something of a celebrity.
Storms developing from Texas through central Nebraska
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:28:34 (2 hours ago) 
Storms featuring high winds, hail and at least one report of a tornado swept through an area stretching from southern Texas to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and central Nebraska on Saturday, and more were forecast later in the evening.
Pickup truck slams into Osteria Mozza in Hollywood, 1 injured
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 19:27:48 (2 hours ago) 




Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh talk about the Beatles drummer's Rock Hall Induction
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 19:27:38 (2 hours ago) 
Ringo Starr is set to hit the stage with his form bandmate Paul McCartney, along with a variety of other artists during tonight's ceremony.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:26:21 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:25:50 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Why social media delights in ESPN reporter's tirade
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-04-18 19:25:36 (2 hours ago) 
Britt McHenry is latest person to be tried and found guilty by social media. What does that say about online shaming?
Iraq's Baiji oil refinery retaken from Islamic State
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2015-04-18 19:25:33 (2 hours ago) 
Iraqi government forces have fully liberated the strategic Baiji refinery from Islamic State militants, state media said Saturday, and military reinforcements were reportedly arriving at the embattled western city of Ramadi.




Business group trying to cut Citizens Utility Board funding
  Source: JS Online 2015-04-18 19:25:05 (2 hours ago) 
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce pushed Republican lawmakers to make a change that could cripple a group that advocates for consumers when utilities seek rate increases.
Zero-hours jobs stink – whatever you call them
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:24:30 (2 hours ago) 
Iain Duncan Smith is mistaken if he thinks that zero-hours contracts just require a change of name Continue reading...
Tipping points: the local factors that can swing a seat
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:24:25 (2 hours ago) 
Amid such a close battle over policy nationally, important constituency issues often neglected by the London press come into play Continue reading...
Citizens UK makes Westminster’s politicians face power of the people
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:24:25 (2 hours ago) 
New civic groups across Britain are refreshing democracy so that politics is ‘something people do, not watch on TV’ Continue reading...
Winner takes all: 85 seats that will decide election
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:24:25 (2 hours ago) 

As things go from bad to worse for Labour in Scotland, the party is focusing its gaze on a series of crucial English marginals where the voters face a straight choice between the two main parties

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Nicola Sturgeon tries to tempt Ed Miliband into coalition – cartoon
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:24:16 (2 hours ago) 

Labour leader declines to do deal with Scottish National party in televised debate

Continue reading...
Hung parliament? Absolutely not. According to the great pretenders
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:24:13 (2 hours ago) 
In the face of everything the polls say, both main leaders insist there’ll be single-party rule after the election

Everyone keeps saying that this is an election like no other and yet the campaign is being conducted pretty much just like any other. TV crews trail around the country following the candidates to be prime minister in their battle buses for confected events and heavily staged encounters with “ordinary people”. Manifestos are launched and the pledges within them solemnly scrutinised as if they are 100% guaranteed covenants rather than negotiating positions for post-election bargaining in a hung parliament.

The principal protagonists try to persuade us – and, even more, to convince themselves – that there will be a late switch that will send a decisive number of voters surging into either the red column or the blue one. There are many absurd aspects to this campaign, but the most pantomime feature of it is that both David Cameron and Ed Miliband have to pretend that they are going to be in charge of a single-party majority government after the election.

Continue reading...
Which marginals could Labour win?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:24:13 (2 hours ago) 
From the red north-east to the blue south-east, the regions of England form a distinctive political map: but in each, there are vital seats that could change the destiny of the general election. Here are the results to look for on polling day

Labour is dominant in the urban and post-industrial cities of Yorkshire and the north-east, while the remaining Conservative vote is concentrated in safe rural seats, particularly in Yorkshire. This leaves relatively few marginal targets – the ones remaining are typically smaller manufacturing or trade towns with a rural hinterland. Lord Ashcroft’s polls put Labour ahead in two of the marginals they would expect to take on a national swing, and the parties are tied in the other two. One thing to watch out for will be Ukip strength in the coastal seats, such as Cleethorpes and Scarborough, which may tip the balance towards Labour in seats where they would otherwise struggle.

Continue reading...
They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:24:12 (2 hours ago) 
The Apple Watch is just the latest step in a fast-growing industry gathering data on our wellbeing

Going to the doctor’s is a pain. Why, if you have a recurring condition, do you need to take time off to go through the same checks to get the same prescription? How is it that the only time the doctor can see you is the least convenient hour of the week? Why is it that after wasting time with old copies of National Geographic in the waiting room, you are ushered into a smaller room only to wait again?

Now technology – bold disrupter of industries from media to banking – is promising a brave new world of medicine. A world in which, as author and cardiologist Dr Eric Topol has it in his new book, The Patient Will See You Now. Tech companies see healthcare as a new gold mine. Aggregating this information into big data will reveal patterns that will solve medical mysteries and lead to innovations, they argue. Last year, Google’s Larry Page predicted 100,000 lives a year could be saved if he could get his hands on all the data being generated by the medical industry. IBM has just announced it will be hiring hundreds of people to help analyse reams of health data with its Watson supercomputer.

Continue reading...
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 19:23:18 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




Cubs Game Day: Beat Padres 7-6 on Castro single in 11th
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-04-18 19:21:31 (2 hours ago) 
Another day, another opportunity for Kris Bryant and the Cubs to perform better as they beat the Padres 7-6 on an RBI single by Starlin Castro in the 11th Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Should airlines charge for weight of carry-on bags?
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-04-18 19:21:31 (2 hours ago) 
When I was young, I temped for an office that was in the middle of a cost-cutting drive. One way was to strictly control access to office products. For example, you were issued a single pen, and to get another one, you had to turn in the previous pen you'd used up.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:21:16 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:21:05 (2 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:21:05 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:21:05 (2 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






'Downton Abbey' gets smart, hilarious send-up in one-man stage show 'America's Got Downton'
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 19:20:52 (2 hours ago) 
'Downton Abbey' gets sharp, hilarious send-up in one-man stage show 'America's Got Downton'
Google’s Steely Foe in Europe
  Source: NYT > International 2015-04-18 19:20:50 (2 hours ago) 
The European Union’s commissioner for competition has a reputation for being tough, but she says it’s her responsibility to make sure that competition is fair and open.
Group nears 25,000 signatures in support of NYPD reforms
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-04-18 19:20:45 (2 hours ago) 
A police reform group is nearing it’s goal of collecting 25,000 signatures in support of NYPD reform.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:20:45 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:20:42 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






This Week's Top Downloads
  Source: Lifehacker 2015-04-18 19:20:36 (2 hours ago) 

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.

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Berkeley ordinance goes after tobacco products
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2015-04-18 19:20:25 (2 hours ago) 
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- The city of Berkeley is considering what would be among the nation's strictest buffer zones for tobacco products, as it tries to keep them away from schoolchildren....
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 19:20:21 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Pops adds Seth MacFarlane to summer lineup
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-04-18 19:20:14 (2 hours ago) 

Seth MacFarlane has just been confirmed as the headliner of a special concert with the Cincinnati Pops at Riverbend this summer.

        




Police: 2 shot in Mount Airy
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-04-18 19:20:14 (2 hours ago) 

Two people were shot in Mount Airy Saturday evening and a suspect was at large, according to police reports.

        
Cubs Game Day: Beat Padres 7-6 on Castro single in 11th
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-04-18 19:20:12 (2 hours ago) 
Another day, another opportunity for Kris Bryant and the Cubs to perform better as they beat the Padres 7-6 on an RBI single by Starlin Castro in the 11th Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Should airlines charge for weight of carry-on bags?
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-04-18 19:20:12 (2 hours ago) 
When I was young, I temped for an office that was in the middle of a cost-cutting drive. One way was to strictly control access to office products. For example, you were issued a single pen, and to get another one, you had to turn in the previous pen you'd used up.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:20:11 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:20:10 (2 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:20:10 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:20:10 (2 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Tulsa Reserve Deputy's Attorneys Release Training Records
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-04-18 19:20:01 (2 hours ago) 
Training records released for Oklahoma reserve deputy charged in unarmed suspect's shooting
They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you?
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:10:38 (2 hours ago) 
The Apple Watch is just the latest step in a fast-growing industry gathering data on our wellbeing

Going to the doctor’s is a pain. Why, if you have a recurring condition, do you need to take time off to go through the same checks to get the same prescription? How is it that the only time the doctor can see you is the least convenient hour of the week? Why is it that after wasting time with old copies of National Geographic in the waiting room, you are ushered into a smaller room only to wait again?

Now technology – bold disrupter of industries from media to banking – is promising a brave new world of medicine. A world in which, as author and cardiologist Dr Eric Topol has it in his new book, The Patient Will See You Now. Tech companies see healthcare as a new gold mine. Aggregating this information into big data will reveal patterns that will solve medical mysteries and lead to innovations, they argue. Last year, Google’s Larry Page predicted 100,000 lives a year could be saved if he could get his hands on all the data being generated by the medical industry. IBM has just announced it will be hiring hundreds of people to help analyse reams of health data with its Watson supercomputer.

Continue reading...
Attention deficit pill abuse graduates into workplace
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:10:35 (2 hours ago) 
Students’ misuse of prescription stimulants graduates with them.




Photos: 2015 Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2015-04-18 19:10:33 (2 hours ago) 
Cost of VA's Colo. hospital likely to top $2 billion
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:10:31 (2 hours ago) 

VA officials gave reporters a tour of the half-built complex Saturday.

       
Veterinarian under investigation for killing cat with arrow
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:10:31 (2 hours ago) 

The Sheriff's Office is investigating the picture that shows a woman holding up a dead cat that she claims to have killed. There is a captio...

       
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:10:27 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:10:24 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










Ohio police officer praised for restraint after refusing to shoot suspect
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 19:10:20 (2 hours ago) 
New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder was charged by suspect in killingBody camera captures suspect saying repeatedly ‘shoot me’

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a suspect in a killing charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me”.

WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported that the tense moments were captured on Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder. The video shows Kidder backpedaling and telling 27-year-old Michael Wilcox he doesn’t want to shoot him.

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The Observer view on the human tragedy in the Mediterranean
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 19:10:20 (2 hours ago) 
Europe can’t afford to sit back and do nothing when thousands of migrants are dying every week in search of a new life in Italy and Greece

A vast human tragedy is unfolding along the shores of the Mediterranean, its horrors largely ignored by Britain’s inward-looking, election-fixated politicians and an insouciant, slow-to-react European Union. Dozens of orphaned and malnourished children daily cry out for help; injured victims are thrown to sharks or forced overboard by religious fanatics; and hundreds die needlessly in this ruthless, expanding traffic in human suffering.

These grisly events are not occurring on the tourist beaches of Spain’s Costa del Sol, the French Riviera or the sheltered resorts of southern Turkey so beloved of well-to-do European holidaymakers. If they were, there would be more of a fuss. This tragedy has its origins, instead, in impoverished Chad, Darfur and Sierra Leone, in Eritrea and Somalia, in Syria and other war-ravaged countries of the Arab spring. And it reaches its usually unseen, often fatal denouement in the waters off northern Libya, as a growing number of refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants desperately bids to reach Italy and Greece by sea.

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Science is key to our country’s future wellbeing
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 19:10:20 (2 hours ago) 

Funding for the sciences must be increased and it must be pushed up the political agenda

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Syrian artist hopes to show human cost of conflict in new London exhibition
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 19:10:20 (2 hours ago) 
Exiled painter Sara Shamma, a former leading light of the Damascus art scene, wants to open people’s eyes to the realities of the war in her homeland Continue reading...
Aspire to the Order of Merit? Well, it helps to be a man
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
Only eight women have been appointed to the order since its inception in 1902. The Queen really should change this Continue reading...




These Tory quacks and charlatans are beyond belief
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
The Tories usually confine themselves to verbal trickery. Now the conning goes a stage further Continue reading...
Nicola Sturgeon tries to tempt Ed Miliband into coalition – cartoon
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 

Labour leader declines to do deal with Scottish National party in televised debate

Continue reading...
My cut-out-and-keep guide to the manifestos
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
The Lib Dems’ ‘easy-to-read version of their manifesto deserves to be emulated Continue reading...
Hung parliament? Absolutely not. According to the great pretenders
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
In the face of everything the polls say, both main leaders insist there’ll be single-party rule after the election Continue reading...
Which marginals could Labour win?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
From the red north-east to the blue south-east, the regions of England form a distinctive political map: but in each, there are vital seats that could change the destiny of the general election. Here are the results to look for on polling day Continue reading...




Keep smiling if you want a job in 2015
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
The boundary between job and home has been all but breached. And it’s not good for any of us

This year ought be a great moment in the history of work, by which I mean there shouldn’t be very much work to do. Eighty-five years ago, John Maynard Keynes predicted that the problem of future generations would be too little rather than too much work: not a bad problem to have. Technological development and compound interest would mean that we in the 21st century would be “only too glad to have the small duties and tasks and routines” of the rich, as paid work would take up an ever diminishing part of our time. We might be needed on the job for three hours a day.

While Keynes’s prophecy hasn’t come to pass, he was right in a sense: machines can do many things – more all the time – better, cheaper and more efficiently than people can. Algorithms write share reports for the Associated Press with a flat clarity; computer-controlled robot arms bend and weld the bonnets of Minis at the BMW pressings plant in Swindon. But in Swindon, and pretty much everywhere else, the robots’ human designers and repairers aren’t yet on a 15-hour week. Why have machines, and an evermore productive economy, led not to the world Keynes foresaw, in which work is a shrinking part of life, but to one in which work seems to be colonising life?

Continue reading...
Aspire to the Order of Merit? Well, it helps to be a man
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
Only eight women have been appointed to the order since its inception in 1902. The Queen really should change this

If, following a dodgy patch after the death of Princess Diana, the latter part of her reign has been a PR triumph for the Queen, much of the credit must surely to go the woman who now appears to impersonate – or as one critic has it, “regally inhabit” – her on pretty much a full-time basis: Helen Mirren.

True, the actual Queen has, quite independently, also earned ever-deepening esteem simply for being the only thing that stands between us and King Charles III. Also, courtesy of Danny Boyle’s inspired direction, her appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony usefully reinvented Elizabeth II as a relaxed, fun-loving monarch who could teach Boris Johnson a thing or two about how to dangle from a wire. Indeed, how different things might have been had the Queen, during her annus horribilis in 1992, staged some airborne stunt with James Bond, as opposed to asking for more money to fix a burned-out castle.

Continue reading...
The Observer view on Britain today
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
Let’s salute the stories of hope in this time of insecurity

Hope is alive but insecurity hovers and sharp divisions exist not only geographically but also between the generations. That is a glimpse of the country revealed in Britain Uncovered, the major new survey published in the Observer today. Though a third of us live in fear of redundancy, we have twice the faith in the monarchy as in the trade union movement. A staggering 17% of the population believes that more than half of us are migrants (based on the last UK census, 13% of the population was born outside the UK).

It’s possible that, in austerity, and in spite of the main political narratives that are often negative, altruism and civic engagement and collaboration between the generations are in evidence, if too rarely in the public spotlight.

Continue reading...
Power shift in America as Wall Street bows to Silicon Valley
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 

Ingenuity and energy abound in tech companies, but they are trapped within traditional financial power structures

American capitalism is in the midst of a remarkable transformation. For decades, Wall Street has been the beating heart of the American system. Its great investment banks have driven the financialisation of the globe. It has become a byword for extravagant salaries, amoral deal-making and, infamously, nearly precipitating its own collapse.

The financial “masters of the universe” have made money from money on a scale never before witnessed, their values and priorities cascading over the US and the west. The ambitious graduates from the great American law and business schools have unquestioningly put a Wall Street career as their number one objective. US finance rules, or ruled, supreme. But the rise and rise of Silicon Valley and the second industrial revolution it represents has launched a challenge to the old order. It is becoming ever more obvious that digitisation, the internet and the supercomputer are reinventing the entire industrial, financial and business landscape in a process that is only just beginning.

Continue reading...
These Tory quacks and charlatans are beyond belief
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
The Tories usually confine themselves to verbal trickery. Now the conning goes a stage further

For some time now, Conservative strategist Lynton Crosby has been reassuring his adopted party they will reach “crossover”. This is the term he’s been using to describe the moment when they take over the lead from Labour in the polls and push ahead.

The date of crossover, rather like the rapture, keeps being pushed back. It was meant to be Christmas last year, but nothing of significance happened then apart from a particularly good Dr Who special. January was also disappointing, February was frigging desolate and March passed without a squeak. Now we’re in the middle of April, what TS Eliot described as “the cruellest month”: for the Tories that’s proved true, with Labour and Conservative still stuck on more or less 33%.

Continue reading...




My cut-out-and-keep guide to the manifestos
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
The Lib Dems’ ‘easy-to-read version of their manifesto deserves to be emulated

God love the Liberal Democrats. After five years during which they have become less popular than Ukip, their hopes now rest on how sincere they sound in television studios when they have to apologise for their U-turn on free tuition fees. You can’t, though, accuse them of over-estimating the voting public or taking any of them for granted. Thus the Lib Dems have produced an “easy-to-read” version of their manifesto. My first thought on reading this was that it was a clumsy attempt to show us all why they have chosen education to be one of the key drivers of their “hard-to-read” manifesto, the one that’s aimed at sentient beings.

These are among a few of the Lib-Dems’ easy-to-read manifesto key messages. “We believe in everyone. Liberal Democrats do not exclude anyone. We think children should have good education. People buy things like food and clothes and sell things like cars and houses. Businesses buy and sell things. For example, a business that makes washing machines buys the parts for the machines and then sells the finished washing machines.

Continue reading...
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 19:10:14 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
This week in the war on workers: Union membership falls. The middle class falls. Not a coincidence.
  Source: Daily Kos 2015-04-18 19:10:12 (2 hours ago) 
Oh, look. Another chart showing how declining union membership goes hand in hand with the declining strength of the middle class. Shall we look at some more specifics?
Collective bargaining raises the wages and benefits more for low-wage workers than for middle-wage workers and least for white-collar workers, thereby lessening wage inequality. Collective bargaining also raises wages and benefits more for black, Asian, Hispanic, and immigrant workers, thereby lessening race/ethnic wage gaps. The decline of unions has affected middle-wage men more than any other group and explains about three-fourths of the expanded wage gap between white- and blue-collar men and over a fifth of the expanded wage gap between high school– and college-edu­cated men from 1978 to 2011. The states where collective bargaining eroded the most since 1979 had the lowest growth in middle-class wages and the largest gap between rising productivity growth and middle-class wage growth. Continue reading below the fold for more of the week's labor and education news.
Donaldson's homer in 10th lifts Blue Jays over Braves 6-5
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 19:10:08 (2 hours ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:10:07 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:10:06 (2 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:10:06 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:10:06 (2 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Security guard critically wounded in St. Louis bus stop shooting
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-04-18 19:10:02 (2 hours ago) 
ST. LOUIS • A security guard remained in critical condition Saturday after he was shot while waiting for a bus in the 4100 block of North Newstead Avenue on Friday.
TV ‘exposure’ of Scientology halted by UK libel law split
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:09:58 (2 hours ago) 
Lawyers warn that differences in defamation law in Northern Ireland mean controversial US documentary ‘Going Clear’ might not be broadcast

Plans to broadcast HBO’s Church of Scientology exposé, Going Clear, have been shelved by Sky Atlantic in a virtual repeat of events two years ago, when UK publishers abandoned publication of the book on which the hard-hitting new TV documentary is based.

Sky originally indicated that the Alex Gibney-directed film, which alleges abusive practices at the religion’s US headquarters, would be transmitted in the UK earlier this month in step with its American release.

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Father of jihadi brothers on Syria mission to save surviving son
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:09:55 (2 hours ago) 
Two sons of Abubaker Deghayes have died fighting president Assad – now their father must race to save last ‘Brighton Boy’

A father from Brighton who lost two sons during fighting in Syria is on his way to the Middle East to bring home his remaining son, currently fighting with Islamist extremists against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

Abubaker Deghayes is currently thought to be in Libya, on his way to northern Syria, in an audacious mission to “rescue” Amer, 20, who travelled to the Middle East in January last year.

Continue reading...
Keep smiling if you want a job in 2015
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:09:55 (2 hours ago) 
The boundary between job and home has been all but breached. And it’s not good for any of us

This year ought be a great moment in the history of work, by which I mean there shouldn’t be very much work to do. Eighty-five years ago, John Maynard Keynes predicted that the problem of future generations would be too little rather than too much work: not a bad problem to have. Technological development and compound interest would mean that we in the 21st century would be “only too glad to have the small duties and tasks and routines” of the rich, as paid work would take up an ever diminishing part of our time. We might be needed on the job for three hours a day.

While Keynes’s prophecy hasn’t come to pass, he was right in a sense: machines can do many things – more all the time – better, cheaper and more efficiently than people can. Algorithms write share reports for the Associated Press with a flat clarity; computer-controlled robot arms bend and weld the bonnets of Minis at the BMW pressings plant in Swindon. But in Swindon, and pretty much everywhere else, the robots’ human designers and repairers aren’t yet on a 15-hour week. Why have machines, and an evermore productive economy, led not to the world Keynes foresaw, in which work is a shrinking part of life, but to one in which work seems to be colonising life?

Continue reading...
Aspire to the Order of Merit? Well, it helps to be a man
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:09:55 (2 hours ago) 
Only eight women have been appointed to the order since its inception in 1902. The Queen really should change this

If, following a dodgy patch after the death of Princess Diana, the latter part of her reign has been a PR triumph for the Queen, much of the credit must surely to go the woman who now appears to impersonate – or as one critic has it, “regally inhabit” – her on pretty much a full-time basis: Helen Mirren.

True, the actual Queen has, quite independently, also earned ever-deepening esteem simply for being the only thing that stands between us and King Charles III. Also, courtesy of Danny Boyle’s inspired direction, her appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony usefully reinvented Elizabeth II as a relaxed, fun-loving monarch who could teach Boris Johnson a thing or two about how to dangle from a wire. Indeed, how different things might have been had the Queen, during her annus horribilis in 1992, staged some airborne stunt with James Bond, as opposed to asking for more money to fix a burned-out castle.

Continue reading...
The Observer view on Britain today
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:09:54 (2 hours ago) 
Let’s salute the stories of hope in this time of insecurity

Hope is alive but insecurity hovers and sharp divisions exist not only geographically but also between the generations. That is a glimpse of the country revealed in Britain Uncovered, the major new survey published in the Observer today. Though a third of us live in fear of redundancy, we have twice the faith in the monarchy as in the trade union movement. A staggering 17% of the population believes that more than half of us are migrants (based on the last UK census, 13% of the population was born outside the UK).

It’s possible that, in austerity, and in spite of the main political narratives that are often negative, altruism and civic engagement and collaboration between the generations are in evidence, if too rarely in the public spotlight.

Continue reading...
Power shift in America as Wall Street bows to Silicon Valley
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:09:54 (2 hours ago) 

Ingenuity and energy abound in tech companies, but they are trapped within traditional financial power structures

American capitalism is in the midst of a remarkable transformation. For decades, Wall Street has been the beating heart of the American system. Its great investment banks have driven the financialisation of the globe. It has become a byword for extravagant salaries, amoral deal-making and, infamously, nearly precipitating its own collapse.

The financial “masters of the universe” have made money from money on a scale never before witnessed, their values and priorities cascading over the US and the west. The ambitious graduates from the great American law and business schools have unquestioningly put a Wall Street career as their number one objective. US finance rules, or ruled, supreme. But the rise and rise of Silicon Valley and the second industrial revolution it represents has launched a challenge to the old order. It is becoming ever more obvious that digitisation, the internet and the supercomputer are reinventing the entire industrial, financial and business landscape in a process that is only just beginning.

Continue reading...




These Tory quacks and charlatans are beyond belief
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:09:54 (2 hours ago) 
The Tories usually confine themselves to verbal trickery. Now the conning goes a stage further

For some time now, Conservative strategist Lynton Crosby has been reassuring his adopted party they will reach “crossover”. This is the term he’s been using to describe the moment when they take over the lead from Labour in the polls and push ahead.

The date of crossover, rather like the rapture, keeps being pushed back. It was meant to be Christmas last year, but nothing of significance happened then apart from a particularly good Dr Who special. January was also disappointing, February was frigging desolate and March passed without a squeak. Now we’re in the middle of April, what TS Eliot described as “the cruellest month”: for the Tories that’s proved true, with Labour and Conservative still stuck on more or less 33%.

Continue reading...
My cut-out-and-keep guide to the manifestos
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 19:09:52 (2 hours ago) 
The Lib Dems’ ‘easy-to-read version of their manifesto deserves to be emulated

God love the Liberal Democrats. After five years during which they have become less popular than Ukip, their hopes now rest on how sincere they sound in television studios when they have to apologise for their U-turn on free tuition fees. You can’t, though, accuse them of over-estimating the voting public or taking any of them for granted. Thus the Lib Dems have produced an “easy-to-read” version of their manifesto. My first thought on reading this was that it was a clumsy attempt to show us all why they have chosen education to be one of the key drivers of their “hard-to-read” manifesto, the one that’s aimed at sentient beings.

These are among a few of the Lib-Dems’ easy-to-read manifesto key messages. “We believe in everyone. Liberal Democrats do not exclude anyone. We think children should have good education. People buy things like food and clothes and sell things like cars and houses. Businesses buy and sell things. For example, a business that makes washing machines buys the parts for the machines and then sells the finished washing machines.

Continue reading...
Abbott filmed skolling beer
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-04-18 19:09:12 (2 hours ago) 
Tony Abbott has followed in the footsteps of Bob Hawke after he was filmed knocking back a schooner n a Sydney pub.
Why children are no longer free to roam
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 19:08:56 (2 hours ago) 
Last Sunday at 5pm, a man walking his dog through the suburban streets of Silver Spring, just outside Washington DC, saw something that compelled him to take out his phone and call 911.
Dayton: 'Now is the time to make the push' for universal preschool
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:08:52 (2 hours ago) 
Gov. Mark Dayton on Saturday addressed delegates of Education Minnesota, the statewide union representing 70,000 educators, and urged them to tell legislators to support his universal preschool plan.




15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:06:39 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Movement to Allow Weapons on Campuses Triggers Debate
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:06:38 (2 hours ago) 
A handful of states are considering laws that would allow college students to carry concealed weapons on campus, triggering a fierce debate.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:06:08 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Father of jihadi brothers on Syria mission to save surviving son
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 19:04:54 (2 hours ago) 
Two sons of Abubaker Deghayes have died fighting president Assad – now their father must race to save last ‘Brighton Boy’

A father from Brighton who lost two sons during fighting in Syria is on his way to the Middle East to bring home his remaining son, currently fighting with Islamist extremists against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

Abubaker Deghayes is currently thought to be in Libya, on his way to northern Syria, in an audacious mission to “rescue” Amer, 20, who travelled to the Middle East in January last year.

Continue reading...
TV ‘exposure’ of Scientology halted by UK libel law split
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 19:04:52 (2 hours ago) 
Lawyers warn that differences in defamation law in Northern Ireland mean controversial US documentary ‘Going Clear’ might not be broadcast Continue reading...




TV ‘exposure’ of Scientology halted by UK libel law split
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:04:36 (2 hours ago) 
Lawyers warn that differences in defamation law in Northern Ireland mean controversial US documentary ‘Going Clear’ might not be broadcast

Plans to broadcast HBO’s Church of Scientology exposé, Going Clear, have been shelved by Sky Atlantic in a virtual repeat of events two years ago, when UK publishers abandoned publication of the book on which the hard-hitting new TV documentary is based.

Sky originally indicated that the Alex Gibney-directed film, which alleges abusive practices at the religion’s US headquarters, would be transmitted in the UK earlier this month in step with its American release.

Continue reading...
Father of jihadi brothers on Syria mission to save surviving son
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 19:04:33 (2 hours ago) 
Two sons of Abubaker Deghayes have died fighting president Assad – now their father must race to save last ‘Brighton Boy’

A father from Brighton who lost two sons during fighting in Syria is on his way to the Middle East to bring home his remaining son, currently fighting with Islamist extremists against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

Abubaker Deghayes is currently thought to be in Libya, on his way to northern Syria, in an audacious mission to “rescue” Amer, 20, who travelled to the Middle East in January last year.

Continue reading...
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 19:03:34 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:01:32 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:01:24 (2 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:01:24 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:01:24 (2 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Lloyds shares for small investors
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-04-18 19:01:02 (2 hours ago) 
Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the general public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron is to announce.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions 2015: Red carpet photos from The Plain Dealer
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 19:00:55 (2 hours ago) 
Plain Dealer photographers Gus Chan, Chuck Crow, Lisa DeJong, and Thomas Ondrey will be covering all aspects of the Rock and Roll Hall of fame 2015 inductions tonight in Cleveland. They will shoot  photos from the red carpet, backstage with...
World Briefing: Mali: 2 Dead in Attack on U.N. Convoy
  Source: NYT > International 2015-04-18 19:00:52 (2 hours ago) 
The attack killed two civilian workers, the United Nations peacekeeping mission said Saturday. Another member of the team was wounded but escaped with others in the convoy.




World Briefing: Somalia: Regional Lawmaker Killed
  Source: NYT > International 2015-04-18 19:00:52 (2 hours ago) 
Gunmen from the Shabab killed Aden Haji Hussein, a regional lawmaker, on Saturday in the capital, Mogadishu, officials said.
World Briefing: Spain: Couple Accused of Links to ISIS
  Source: NYT > International 2015-04-18 19:00:52 (2 hours ago) 
Two residents of Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla are accused of having links to terrorists and membership in the Islamic State group.
Essay: Trout Fishing, a Taut Line to Our Past
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-04-18 19:00:52 (2 hours ago) 
The ancient communication between angler and fish is a connection to when humans had to hunt and gather to survive.
China’s Crackdown on Corruption Targets Golf, a ‘Sport for Millionaires’
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-04-18 19:00:52 (2 hours ago) 
President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption has a new target: the popular capitalist pastime of golf, derided by Mao as a rich man’s game.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:00:48 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










Yemen's Government Rejects Iranian Peace Plan
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 19:00:48 (2 hours ago) 
"The goal of the initiative is only a political maneuver," a spokesman for Yemen's government said of the peace proposal submitted to the U.N.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:00:45 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Shop Refuses Openly Gay Customers
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 19:00:45 (2 hours ago) 
Michigan auto repair shop owner says he's being threatened after his Facebook post outlining why he doesn't want openly gay customers at his business. WOOD's Leon Hendrix reports.






​California changes some drought restrictions
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-04-18 19:00:43 (2 hours ago) 
"All Californians need to step up more," chair of State Water Resources Control Board says; some cities told to conserve more, others less
Idaho parrots yell "help" from inside burning house
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-04-18 19:00:43 (2 hours ago) 
Firefighters in the Boise, Idaho area give oxygen to two parrots after they were rescued from a burning home in Middleton, Idaho. Firefighters say the parrots were calling "help" and "fire," which initially made them think human beings were trapped in the house. But it was just two parrots, who are expected to survive.




Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 19:00:22 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
U.N. weeps over Syria video
  Source: CNN.com 2015-04-18 19:00:15 (2 hours ago) 
Video of what some are calling a gas attack in Syria left U.N. diplomats in tears as the state continues to deny allegations of the attacks.
Take a look behind the scenes of Project Loon, Google's lofty plan to bring the Internet to everyone
  Source: CNET News 2015-04-18 19:00:15 (2 hours ago) 
Google's network of Internet-beaming balloons has come a long way.






Doc: What would the 1990 Reds cost today?
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-04-18 19:00:14 (2 hours ago) 

Through the twin miracles of baseball-reference.com and Cot's Baseball Contracts, I gathered salaries and service times for the 16 top Reds of 1990: Five starting pitchers, three relievers and the Everyday Eight.

        
Stanton rips Marlins' lack of fire; players holding meeting
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-04-18 19:00:13 (2 hours ago) 
In the wake of their biggest star saying the team lacked fire in their staggering start to the season, the Marlins held a players-only meeting before Saturday's game at Citi Field.




U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 19:00:12 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:00:11 (2 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:00:11 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 19:00:11 (2 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Video Shows Cop Being Run Down With Own Cruiser
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-04-18 19:00:01 (2 hours ago) 
Officer Jeff Swett still recovering from the January incident.




15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:50:28 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:50:26 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Melbourne teenager charged with terrorism offence as three released
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 18:50:22 (2 hours ago) 

Sevdet Besim, 18, charged with conspiring to commit terrorist acts, while another 18-year-old man is held, expected to be charged, police say

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Melbourne teenager charged with terrorism offence as three released
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 18:50:20 (2 hours ago) 

Sevdet Besim, 18, charged with conspiring to commit terrorist acts, while another 18-year-old man is held, expected to be charged, police say

Three of five teenagers arrested in pre-dawn raids in Melbourne have been released while two remain in custody. Police allege the pair were planning an imminent terror attack on Anzac Day events.

Eighteen-year-old Sevdet Besim, from Hallam, has been remanded in custody after appearing briefly in Melbourne magistrates court on Saturday charged with conspiring to commit terrorist acts.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 18:50:16 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




Blues whip Wild 4-1, even series at game apiece
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:50:08 (2 hours ago) 
A-Rod surprised by his early success
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:50:08 (2 hours ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:50:08 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:50:07 (2 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:50:07 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:50:07 (2 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Harry Kane’s form has dipped after England high, says Mauricio Pochettino
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 18:49:17 (2 hours ago) 
• Tottenham manager seeks response from players at Newcastle
• Pochettino stresses that this has been a transitional season
• Pochettino: Harry Kane deserves to win PFA award

Tottenham have paid a price for the England exploits of Harry Kane and Ryan Mason, says Mauricio Pochettino, who argues that the pair have struggled to refocus on domestic matters after their senior international bows last month.

Kane scored with his third touch for England in the Euro 2016 qualifying win over Lithuania while Mason was brought on for his debut in the friendly against Italy. The Italy game finished with four Spurs players on the field – Kane, Mason, Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend, who scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw.

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Manuel Pellegrini says Europa League would be disaster for Manchester City
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 18:49:17 (2 hours ago) 
• Pellegrini confident he will still be in charge next season
• Owners trust Chilean to qualify for Champions League, he says
• Manchester City v West Ham United: match preview
• Vincent Kompany could miss rest of Manchester City’s season

Manuel Pellegrini has admitted it would be a disaster should Manchester City end up in the Europa League next season. The Chilean remains confident he will be at the club for the third year of his contract regardless of the fact that no trophies have arrived this season and therefore it is difficult to argue progress has been made, but accepts missing out on the Champions League would change the picture entirely.

City are currently in fourth place, four points ahead of Liverpool, but have lost their last two league games. Pellegrini’s designation of his side’s run-in as eight cup finals does not seem to have worked in his favour, and it remains to be seen whether he can motivate his players sufficiently to retain the top-four place City have held all season. His future employment could hinge on the outcome.

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Melbourne teenager charged with terrorism offence as three released
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 18:49:14 (2 hours ago) 

Sevdet Besim, 18, charged with conspiring to commit terrorist acts, while another 18-year-old man is held, expected to be charged, police say

Three of five teenagers arrested in pre-dawn raids in Melbourne have been released while two remain in custody. Police allege the pair were planning an imminent terror attack on Anzac Day events.

Eighteen-year-old Sevdet Besim, from Hallam, has been remanded in custody after appearing briefly in Melbourne magistrates court on Saturday charged with conspiring to commit terrorist acts.

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott forgets binge drinking stance
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 18:48:49 (2 hours ago) 
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown back a glass of beer at a university rowing party in a Sydney pub. 




The end of the wild child? Why kids today are no longer free to roam
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 18:48:49 (2 hours ago) 
Last Sunday at 5pm, a man walking his dog through the suburban streets of Silver Spring, just outside Washington DC, saw something that compelled him to take out his phone and call 911.
DOJ Could Nix Comcast-Time Warner Merger
  Source: Slashdot 2015-04-18 18:48:33 (2 hours ago) 
jriding (1076733) writes The Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has been in the works for so long, it's starting to feel like the impending monopolistic telecom Frankenbaby was inevitable. But the Justice Department may kibosh the deal for violating antitrust laws, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Buddhist sect leader wanted in China, gains followers in Pasadena, Monterey Park
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 18:47:58 (2 hours ago) 
LPT: If two people are travelling with luggage, both people should should share the two suitcases. If one gets lost in transit you will each still have at least half of your things.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-04-18 18:47:54 (2 hours ago) 
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I asked Nick Offerman for highschool graduation advice. He delivered.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-04-18 18:47:52 (2 hours ago) 
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Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett to perform 'Crimson and Clover' at Rock Hall Induction
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 18:47:48 (2 hours ago) 
Miley Cyrus promises to be one of the biggest draws for HBO when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony airs on May 30.
World Briefing: Pakistan: 47 Indian Fishermen Arrested
  Source: NYT > International 2015-04-18 18:47:23 (2 hours ago) 
The fishermen were accused of violating Pakistan’s territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, the police said. Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency also seized eight boats, which it said had strayed into Pakistani waters.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:46:36 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:46:06 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






China steps up pressure on journalists
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2015-04-18 18:45:54 (2 hours ago) 
"You're constantly in fear of having your work removed or getting punished," journalist tells CBS News. "...You start to censor yourself"




In wake of violent week, Milwaukee vigil features pleas for peace
  Source: JS Online 2015-04-18 18:45:19 (2 hours ago) 
In the wake of a startlingly violent week, religious leaders and community members gathered in Milwaukee Saturday for a vigil to promote peace.
Harry Kane’s form has dipped after England high, says Mauricio Pochettino
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 18:44:30 (2 hours ago) 
• Tottenham manager seeks response from players at Newcastle
• Pochettino stresses that this has been a transitional season
• Pochettino: Harry Kane deserves to win PFA award

Tottenham have paid a price for the England exploits of Harry Kane and Ryan Mason, says Mauricio Pochettino, who argues that the pair have struggled to refocus on domestic matters after their senior international bows last month.

Kane scored with his third touch for England in the Euro 2016 qualifying win over Lithuania while Mason was brought on for his debut in the friendly against Italy. The Italy game finished with four Spurs players on the field – Kane, Mason, Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend, who scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw.

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Manuel Pellegrini says Europa League would be disaster for Manchester City
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 18:44:30 (2 hours ago) 
• Pellegrini confident he will still be in charge next season
• Owners trust Chilean to qualify for Champions League, he says
• Manchester City v West Ham United: match preview
• Vincent Kompany could miss rest of Manchester City’s season

Manuel Pellegrini has admitted it would be a disaster should Manchester City end up in the Europa League next season. The Chilean remains confident he will be at the club for the third year of his contract regardless of the fact that no trophies have arrived this season and therefore it is difficult to argue progress has been made, but accepts missing out on the Champions League would change the picture entirely.

City are currently in fourth place, four points ahead of Liverpool, but have lost their last two league games. Pellegrini’s designation of his side’s run-in as eight cup finals does not seem to have worked in his favour, and it remains to be seen whether he can motivate his players sufficiently to retain the top-four place City have held all season. His future employment could hinge on the outcome.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 18:43:33 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Pete Rose hired as Fox as special guest studio analyst
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:41:25 (2 hours ago) 




No injuries in UConn charter bus fire at I-84 and I-90
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:41:25 (2 hours ago) 

STURBRIDGE, Mass. — No one was injured when a charter bus taking UConn students on an outing to Boston caught fire on a ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz tells WVIT-TV in New Britain, Connecticut, (http://bit.ly/1OrsGrW) that the bus was one of four headed for a harbor cruise organized by a student group.

Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez hit hard, White Sox romp 12-3
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:41:24 (2 hours ago) 
With sparkling season debut by Salazar, Indians top Twins
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:41:24 (2 hours ago) 
Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:41:24 (2 hours ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:41:21 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:41:13 (2 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:41:13 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:41:13 (2 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






2016 to dominate Sunday shows
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:41:07 (2 hours ago) 

With Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton officially in, the presidential race is a hot topic.

       
Aussie keeper’s FA Cup howler
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-04-18 18:40:59 (2 hours ago) 
Australia and Reading keeper Adam Federici’s Wembley dream turned into a nightmare after his semi-final howler.




Replica ship recalls French-US history
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2015-04-18 18:40:58 (2 hours ago) 
Replica of 18th Century French frigate heads for US
Ohio murder suspect begs cop to shoot him; rookie officer's reply: 'No, man'
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 18:40:54 (2 hours ago) 
The tense confrontation at about 8 p.m. Thursday in the Cincinnati suburb of Elsmere, Kentucky, was caught on a body camera worn by New Richmond Officer Jesse Kidder.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:40:46 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Lewiston delays construction of new aircraft rescue station
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2015-04-18 18:40:44 (2 hours ago) 

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Lewiston airport and fire department officials say they're delaying the construction of a new aircraft rescue and firefighting station until 2017.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1DwHDGs ) the decision to delay was made to allow more time to find the best site for the station. The ...

15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:40:43 (2 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










Movement to Allow Weapons on Campuses Triggers Debate
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:40:43 (2 hours ago) 
A handful of states are considering laws that would allow college students to carry concealed weapons on campus, triggering a fierce debate.






Lewiston delays construction of new aircraft rescue station
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2015-04-18 18:40:25 (2 hours ago) 

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Lewiston airport and fire department officials say they're delaying the construction of a new aircraft rescue and firefighting station until 2017.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1DwHDGs ) the decision to delay was made to allow more time to find the best site for the station. The ...

Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 18:40:22 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
'Anne of Green Gables' actor dies
  Source: CNN.com 2015-04-18 18:40:14 (2 hours ago) 
Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie, who co-starred in the "Anne of Green Gables" TV movies, died this week at age 48.
Rare tour of the only federal weed farm in America
  Source: CNN.com 2015-04-18 18:40:14 (2 hours ago) 
Since the 1970s, the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi, known as Ole Miss, has been the sole provider of marijuana for federally approved research in the United States. The farm is strictly controlled by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).




U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:40:12 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:40:11 (2 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:40:11 (2 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:40:11 (2 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-04-18 18:40:08 (2 hours ago) 
A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.




Watch: Man Runs Down Cop in His Own Cruiser
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-04-18 18:40:02 (2 hours ago) 
Video shows moment when man runs down cop in his own cruiser.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:30:27 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:30:25 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 18:30:15 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Martinez, Heyward, Cardinals beat Reds for 4th win in row
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:30:08 (3 hours ago) 

ST. LOUIS — Carlos Martinez pitched six strong innings and Jason Heyward hit his first home run for St. Louis, leading the Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Saturday for their fourth straight win.

Matt Carpenter drove in a pair of runs as the NL Central champion Cardinals kept winning after a 3-3 start.

Zack Cozart homered for the Reds, who have lost three in a row and six of seven. Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton left in the eighth inning after beating out an infield single.





Phillies snap 6-game skid, defeat Nationals 5-3
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:30:08 (3 hours ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:30:07 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:30:07 (3 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:30:07 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:30:07 (3 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.










Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-04-18 18:30:06 (3 hours ago) 
A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.
UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-04-18 18:30:06 (3 hours ago) 
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.
Overland Medicine Shoppe robbed
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-04-18 18:30:01 (3 hours ago) 
OVERLAND • Police are investigating a robbery at the Medicine Shoppe in the 2500 block of Woodson Road on Saturday.
Marathon winner to re-create 'breaking of tape' at Busch
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-04-18 18:30:01 (3 hours ago) 
Andrea Karl crossed the finish line at the GO! St. Louis marathon to polite applause last weekend, having seemed to finish second in the women's division.
Grichuk headed to DL with back strain
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-04-18 18:30:01 (3 hours ago) 
Rookie outfielder has had two back injuries in past three months, both stemming from his workouts in the weight room. Anna coming to majors.




Blues even series with 4-1 win over Wild
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-04-18 18:30:01 (3 hours ago) 
Tarasenko scores hat trick, Allen shines in goal
Lewiston delays construction of new aircraft rescue station
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2015-04-18 18:29:58 (3 hours ago) 

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Lewiston airport and fire department officials say they're delaying the construction of a new aircraft rescue and firefighting station until 2017.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1DwHDGs ) the decision to delay was made to allow more time to find the best site for the station. The ...

Peer furious at UK ‘dithering’ over treaty to protect cultural heritage
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 18:29:36 (3 hours ago) 
Lord Renfrew says artefacts in Iraq endangered by war would be protected under the Hague convention

One of Britain’s foremost archaeologists has voiced his fury over the government’s apparent refusal to ratify an international treaty to protect cultural property.

Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, a Conservative peer and Cambridge academic, said the world had watched in horror as Isis militants destroyed ancient artefacts in Iraq. Yet, he said, Britain “dithered” rather than join other countries in ratifying the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, which was adopted at The Hague in 1954. He told the Observer: “It seems outrageous that Britain doesn’t adhere to the convention, which makes it illegal to do those things in Iraq.”

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Rupert Murdoch lists New York penthouse for $92 million
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 18:29:08 (3 hours ago) 
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has listed his New York penthouse for an eye-watering $US72 million ($93.75 million).
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott skols a beer in a Sydney pub
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 18:29:08 (3 hours ago) 
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown back a glass of beer at a university rowing party in a Sydney pub. 




Cathay Pacific passengers stuck for seven hours 'not angy'
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 18:29:08 (3 hours ago) 
A passenger stuck on a plane for seven hours at Ohakea on Saturday has praised the efforts of Cathay Pacific to keep everyone calm and informed.
'Star Wars' design team teases themes, inspirations behind 'The Force Awakens'
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-04-18 18:29:06 (3 hours ago) 
'Revolutionary' specialty drugs: Huge promise and price tag
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:29:05 (3 hours ago) 
The problem has big implications for both private and government insurers as more promising drugs come down the pipeline.
Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2015-04-18 18:28:25 (3 hours ago) 
Ohio woman's search for mother leads to co-worker
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2015-04-18 18:28:25 (3 hours ago) 

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - A 38-year-old northeast Ohio woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place - the company where she works.

WKBN-TV in Youngstown reports that La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark requested records that were made available recently by the Ohio Department of Health.





Gilmour Academy names Kathleen Coffey Kenny new head of school
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2015-04-18 18:28:25 (3 hours ago) 
Mentor-on-the-Lake seeks balance regarding rezoning
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2015-04-18 18:28:25 (3 hours ago) 
Interactive: Fast-food caloric equivalents by numbers of beers
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2015-04-18 18:28:19 (3 hours ago) 
Armenian Genocide's toll, and America's helping hand, remembered in Los Angeles exhibit
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 18:28:18 (3 hours ago) 
Voices: Looking back at the Armenian Genocide
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 18:28:18 (3 hours ago) 

"My father had a friend named Mohammed who helped us stay in Turkey. But when I used to look out of our door, I would hear people crying. I would hear mothers, fathers, children saying, 'I'm hungry, I'm thirsty.' The Turkish general would crack his whip and he would say, 'You! You! You! Get out of here!'"

-- Yevnige Salibian, 101, survivor, resident of the Ararat Home in Mission Hills

"I will not eat for those who were tortured, raped, abused, sent on death marches, dehumanized and killed.





Armenian Genocide's 100th anniversary commemorated in Los Angeles-area events
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 18:28:17 (3 hours ago) 
Actor Alfonso Ribeiro wins 2015 Long Beach Grand Prix Pro/Celebrity race
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 18:28:17 (3 hours ago) 
Celebrity sightings: Red carpet has nothing on the Long Beach Grand Prix
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 18:28:17 (3 hours ago) 
Saw this in my psych textbook. It made me laugh.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-04-18 18:28:12 (3 hours ago) 
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15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:26:12 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










Peer furious at UK ‘dithering’ over treaty to protect cultural heritage
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 18:24:49 (3 hours ago) 
Lord Renfrew says artefacts in Iraq endangered by war would be protected under the Hague convention Continue reading...
Peer furious at UK ‘dithering’ over treaty to protect cultural heritage
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 18:24:30 (3 hours ago) 
Lord Renfrew says artefacts in Iraq endangered by war would be protected under the Hague convention

One of Britain’s foremost archaeologists has voiced his fury over the government’s apparent refusal to ratify an international treaty to protect cultural property.

Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, a Conservative peer and Cambridge academic, said the world had watched in horror as Isis militants destroyed ancient artefacts in Iraq. Yet, he said, Britain “dithered” rather than join other countries in ratifying the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, which was adopted at The Hague in 1954. He told the Observer: “It seems outrageous that Britain doesn’t adhere to the convention, which makes it illegal to do those things in Iraq.”

Continue reading...
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 18:23:31 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Pete Rose, banned from baseball, joins Fox Sports as analyst
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 18:21:25 (3 hours ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:21:23 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










Questions swirl around issue of faith and facial hair
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:21:23 (3 hours ago) 

Religious leaders discuss the customs.

       
Drought is not just a California problem
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:21:23 (3 hours ago) 

Forty states expect to see water shortages in the next decade, according to a government watchdog agency.

       
WBZ AccuWeather Afternoon Forecast For April 18
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:21:23 (3 hours ago) 
Barry Burbank has your latest forecast.






Greek euro exit talk rejected
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-04-18 18:21:15 (3 hours ago) 
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has rejected speculation Greece may be forced to abandon the euro.
Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:21:15 (3 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:21:15 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:21:15 (3 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Miley Cyrus may wear pasties during 2015 Rock Hall induction
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 18:21:09 (3 hours ago) 
Miley Cyrus was seen during rehearsals rocking a pair of pink pasties, while singing with Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt.
Rock Hall 2015: Ringo Starr singing Beatles classic with Paul McCartney, Tom Morello and others
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 18:21:09 (3 hours ago) 
Ringo Starr will sing "With A Little Help From My Friend" Paul McCartney, Billie Joe Armstrong, John Legend, Leon Bridges, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello and more.
Editorial: New York City’s Landmarks Law at 50
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-04-18 18:21:07 (3 hours ago) 
New construction is needed, the best of the past must be preserved, and the resulting conflicts and debates are unavoidable.




15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:21:00 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:20:56 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Labour warns of fewer nurses in NHS
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-04-18 18:20:52 (3 hours ago) 
There will be 2,000 fewer NHS nurses in England over the next four years according to projections, Labour says, but the Conservatives say the figures are old.
Learn the Basics of Ladder Safety with This Illustrated Guide
  Source: Lifehacker 2015-04-18 18:20:51 (3 hours ago) 

Ladders are essential tools, but they can be dangerous. This illustrated guide will guide you through the basics of safely using yours.

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BuzzFeed Deleted Posts Under Pressure from Its Own Business Department
  Source: Gawker 2015-04-18 18:20:38 (3 hours ago) 

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed launched an internal review of any posts that its editors or writers had deleted from the site since editor-in-chief Ben Smith was hired in January 2012. In an interview on Friday, and a memo sent to staff on Saturday, Smith revealed that the review has already uncovered three instances where complaints from the site’s business and advertising departments led Smith to delete posts.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 18:20:35 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Major Ferry/Ship Sinkings Fast Facts
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 18:20:30 (3 hours ago) 
Sanders edges toward joining 2016 race
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2015-04-18 18:20:27 (3 hours ago) 
Bernie Sanders was preaching to the choir. And the choir was eating it up.
'Batman v Superman' trailer officially released
  Source: CNN.com - Entertainment 2015-04-18 18:20:25 (3 hours ago) 
Police investigating vet who allegedly killed cat with bow and arrow
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-04-18 18:20:23 (3 hours ago) 
A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation determines the picture of the dead cat is genuine.










Suspicious packages at police building land Lake Worth woman in jail
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-04-18 18:20:23 (3 hours ago) 
A Lake Worth woman was jailed Saturday in lieu of $3,000 bond on charges she placed a hoax bomb outside the Greenacres police building and corruption by threat.
Man, 18, dies in Jupiter fight; police investigating
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-04-18 18:20:23 (3 hours ago) 
The death of an 18-year-old man in Jupiter early Saturday is being investigated as a homicide, according to Jupiter police.
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:20:22 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:20:21 (3 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:20:21 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:20:21 (3 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
  Source: AP Top News 2015-04-18 18:20:17 (3 hours ago) 
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that some of his Republican colleagues would do more harm in international affairs than would leading Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton....
Astronaut Includes His Rescued Dogs in Best Official NASA Portrait Ever
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-04-18 18:10:33 (3 hours ago) 
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15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:10:29 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:10:27 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 18:10:16 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Study: Some insurance companies skirting contraceptive coverage mandate in Obamacare
  Source: Daily Kos 2015-04-18 18:10:13 (3 hours ago) 
Obamacare requires that every insurance policy covers certain things with no additional out-of-pocket charges for the policy-holder. One of those things to be covered is prescribed birth control, whether pills or an IUD or implants or any kind of birth control prescribed by a doctor. Insurance companies are not allowed to make customers pay anything for them, but some are doing it anyway, as the Kaiser Family Foundation finds.
The analysis looked at 20 health insurers in five states and found companies that provided limited or no coverage for some forms contraception. In some cases, the insurers imposed copays or required women to pay the full cost of a drug.

For example, seven insurers didn't pay the full cost of vaginal rings, and one company does not pay for ParaGard, the only nonhormonal IUD available to women. It can cost up to $1,000.

"That's a flagrant violation of the law," says Gena Madow, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood.

Insurance companies disagree, saying that the law gives them latitude and that the federal guidelines on coverage of contraception "makes clear that plans do not have to cover every single form of birth control." So, take the case of two emergency contraceptive pills: Plan B or ella. According to a recent study, ella could be more effective than Plan B at preventing pregnancy. But ella is newer and might be more expensive for insurance companies to provide. So they only provide Plan B. A woman wanting more assurance that the drug will work and choosing to use ella would have to pay for it herself.

Planned Parenthood disagrees that this picking and choosing by insurance companies is not, in fact, complying with the law, and has asked the government to make insurers comply with the actual law, not their interpretation of it.

U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:10:08 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:10:08 (3 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:10:08 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:10:08 (3 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-04-18 18:10:05 (3 hours ago) 
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field....
What I love about where I live – in pictures
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 18:09:17 (3 hours ago) 

To tie in with its Britain Uncovered survey, the Observer asked readers to share pictures of their favourite neighbourhood haunts. Here are some of the best, submitted via GuardianWitness

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Greville Janner affair: Children’s homes inquiry evidence ‘must be released’
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 18:09:06 (3 hours ago) 
Plea to make findings public after director of public prosecutions decides not to prosecute former MP Greville Janner

All the evidence given to a 1993 inquiry into sexual abuse at a children’s home to which Greville Janner – now Lord Janner – has been linked should be made public, survivors of child abuse have demanded.

The proceedings of the Kirkwood inquiry, which examined child abuse in children’s homes in Leicestershire in the 1970s and 1980s, were kept secret to avoid the naming of innocent third parties. It followed the trial of Frank Beck, a serial abuser who ran children’s homes in Leicestershire, during which Janner was accused by a witness of abusing him when he was 13 and 14.

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Former Black Cap Mathew Sinclair vanishes with kids
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 18:08:33 (3 hours ago) 
Police were called to the Hawke's Bay family home of former Black Cap Mathew Sinclair on Saturday afternoon after a domestic incident.




Susan Wood recovering 'remarkably well' from brain injury
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 18:08:33 (3 hours ago) 
Broadcaster Susan Wood is making steady progress after suffering a severe brain injury, and is expected to make a full recovery, delighted friends say.
Outfit worn in film 'Gone With the Wind' by Vivien Leigh fetches $137,000 at auction
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-04-18 18:08:32 (3 hours ago) 
Tarasenko's hat trick leads Blues over Wild in Game 2
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:08:30 (3 hours ago) 
Russian phenom Vladimir Tarasenko scored the first hat trick against the Wild in playoff history as the Blues worked to even the best-of-seven series at 1 game apiece.
Rep. Tom Emmer's eyes opened on congressional African trip
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:08:29 (3 hours ago) 
 
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:06:22 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










Bus Carrying UConn Students Burns on Mass. Highway
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:06:21 (3 hours ago) 
The bus caught fire on a turnpike ramp in Sturbridge, as the students headed to a harbor cruise in Boston Saturday.






Winter Blooms in the Arabian Sea
  Source: NASA Earth Observatory 2015-04-18 18:05:54 (3 hours ago) 


Waters of the Arabian Sea are witnessing a sea change in the composition of its tiny inhabitants.

15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:05:51 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Bus Carrying UConn Students Burns on Mass. Highway
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:05:51 (3 hours ago) 
The bus caught fire on a turnpike ramp in Sturbridge, as the students headed to a harbor cruise in Boston Saturday.






Greville Janner affair: Children’s homes inquiry evidence ‘must be released’
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 18:04:32 (3 hours ago) 
Plea to make findings public after director of public prosecutions decides not to prosecute former MP Greville Janner

All the evidence given to a 1993 inquiry into sexual abuse at a children’s home to which Greville Janner – now Lord Janner – has been linked should be made public, survivors of child abuse have demanded.

The proceedings of the Kirkwood inquiry, which examined child abuse in children’s homes in Leicestershire in the 1970s and 1980s, were kept secret to avoid the naming of innocent third parties. It followed the trial of Frank Beck, a serial abuser who ran children’s homes in Leicestershire, during which Janner was accused by a witness of abusing him when he was 13 and 14.

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What I love about where I live – in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 18:04:24 (3 hours ago) 

To tie in with its Britain Uncovered survey, the Observer asked readers to share pictures of their favourite neighbourhood haunts. Here are some of the best, submitted via GuardianWitness

Continue reading...
Greville Janner affair: Children’s homes inquiry evidence ‘must be released’
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 18:04:13 (3 hours ago) 
Plea to make findings public after director of public prosecutions decides not to prosecute former MP Greville Janner

All the evidence given to a 1993 inquiry into sexual abuse at a children’s home to which Greville Janner – now Lord Janner – has been linked should be made public, survivors of child abuse have demanded.

The proceedings of the Kirkwood inquiry, which examined child abuse in children’s homes in Leicestershire in the 1970s and 1980s, were kept secret to avoid the naming of innocent third parties. It followed the trial of Frank Beck, a serial abuser who ran children’s homes in Leicestershire, during which Janner was accused by a witness of abusing him when he was 13 and 14.

Continue reading...
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 18:03:20 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Google’s Steely Foe in Europe
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-04-18 18:01:27 (3 hours ago) 
The European Union’s commissioner for competition has a reputation for being tough, but she says it’s her responsibility to make sure that competition is fair and open.
Lawsuit in Spain Seeks Recognition of Another Dalí Creation: A Daughter
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-04-18 18:01:27 (3 hours ago) 
A lawsuit filed in March by Pilar Abel, a tarot card reader, claims that her mother had a “clandestine love affair” with the painter in the 1950s.




Police Unions, Facing Public Anger, Rethink How to Address Shootings
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-04-18 18:01:27 (3 hours ago) 
Though they have historically defended suspect officers and denounced what they see as efforts to undermine the police, unions are reconsidering how best to deliver their message.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 18:01:22 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:01:11 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:01:03 (3 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:01:03 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:01:03 (3 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 18:00:48 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






The Clean Energy Blockade
  Source: Indybay newswire 2015-04-18 18:00:35 (3 hours ago) 
The oil and battery industries have spent over $73 Billion on disinformation and lobby campaigns to keep it from happening. Kleiner Perkins, Elon Musk and a cartel of Silicon Valley VC's that control the battery market, will stop at nothing to sabotage it. The most powerful thing in the galaxy, our Sun, is powered by it. You can get it from any organic material, or body of water, anywhere, in any country, any place on Earth. If the word is even mentioned once in any blog, anywhere on the internet, it triggers alerts in hundreds of hired "Meat Puppet" farms where assigned blog trolls rush to the blog to cut-and-paste their assigned disinformation text in order to create doubt and concerns about it.
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 18:00:24 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Columbine High School Shootings Fast Facts
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 18:00:19 (3 hours ago) 




Iran's Nuclear Capabilities Fast Facts
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 18:00:19 (3 hours ago) 
Sanders nears decision on joining '16 presidential race
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 18:00:19 (3 hours ago) 
Oil and Gasoline Fast Facts
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 18:00:19 (3 hours ago) 
OPEC Fast Facts
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 18:00:19 (3 hours ago) 
Iran Fast Facts
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 18:00:19 (3 hours ago) 




Police investigating vet who allegedly killed cat with bow and arrow
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-04-18 18:00:14 (3 hours ago) 
A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation determines the picture of the dead cat is genuine.






Inspection standards for attractions vary
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-04-18 18:00:14 (3 hours ago) 
The thrill rides at small attractions and county fairs get regular checkups from Florida inspectors. But other entertainment venues — including speedways where inexperienced tourists pay hundreds of dollars to get behind the wheel of a race car — don't get the same scrutiny.
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 18:00:14 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:00:12 (3 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:00:12 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 18:00:12 (3 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 17:50:55 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Lawsuit seeks recognition of another Dalí creation: daughter
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2015-04-18 17:50:35 (3 hours ago) 
Pilar Abel, a tarot-card reader, wants a court to recognize her as Salvador Dalí’s daughter — and perhaps grant her a share of the hundreds of millions of euros worth of paintings he bequeathed to Spain.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 17:50:23 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Jeremy Clarkson: I’m finished with Top Gear but I’ll do another car show
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 17:50:21 (3 hours ago) 

‘I have lost my baby but I shall create another,’ says former BBC presenter as he admits becoming obsessed with motoring series

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is already thinking about his next television project after becoming “obsessed” with the long-running BBC motoring series he fronted before being axed for attacking a colleague.

The outspoken star also revealed he had been told he probably had cancer two days before the fracas with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, although he has since been given the all-clear.

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Migrant boat disaster: ‘irresponsible’ rhetoric blamed for failure to restart rescue
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 17:50:19 (3 hours ago) 
UN official accuses politicians in Britain and across Europe of obstructing attempts to save migrant lives after boat sinks in Mediterranean

Anti-immigrant rhetoric from politicians across Europe, including Britain, is blocking attempts to introduce large search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean that would save large numbers of migrant lives, a senior UN official has warned.

In comments that reveal the growing frustration within the UN Refugee Agency over Europe’s response to the growing migration crisis in the Mediterranean, Laurens Jolles said political expediency was preventing measures being taken to reduce migrant deaths.

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Fears grow of Greek euro exit after IMF meeting
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 17:50:19 (3 hours ago) 
ECB chief warns Europe would be entering ‘uncharted waters’ if Greece defaults on its debts Continue reading...
From the heart: readers' photos on the theme of emotion
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 17:50:18 (3 hours ago) 

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of emotion via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites

Share your photos on this week’s theme ‘fresh.’ Continue reading...
Fears grow of Greek euro exit after IMF meeting
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 17:50:17 (3 hours ago) 
ECB chief warns Europe would be entering ‘uncharted waters’ if Greece defaults on its debts

The European Central Bank has raised the prospect of Greece crashing out of the euro after it said financial buffers were sufficient to prevent contagion to other weak economies in the currency union.

ECB president Mario Draghi said funds were sufficient to cope should Athens default on its debts, but warned that Europe would be entering “uncharted waters” that made the outcome of a default uncertain.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 17:50:14 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




Fears grow of Greek euro exit after IMF meeting
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 17:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
ECB chief warns Europe would be entering ‘uncharted waters’ if Greece defaults on its debts

The European Central Bank has raised the prospect of Greece crashing out of the euro after it said financial buffers were sufficient to prevent contagion to other weak economies in the currency union.

ECB president Mario Draghi said funds were sufficient to cope should Athens default on its debts, but warned that Europe would be entering “uncharted waters” that made the outcome of a default uncertain.

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GOP hopefuls take turns blasting Hillary Clinton, Obama
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-04-18 17:50:07 (3 hours ago) 
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 17:50:06 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:50:06 (3 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:50:06 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:50:06 (3 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






The U.S. Is Helping Commit Atrocities in Yemen—And Pretending It's Iran's Fault
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2015-04-18 17:50:03 (3 hours ago) 
The powerful Saudi regime has long meddled in Yemen.

In an April interview with PBS Newshour, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked about Iran’s involvement in the escalating war in Yemen. His response was astounding and revealing.

“Iran needs to recognize that the United States is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage in overt warfare across lines — international boundaries — in other countries,” Kerry said.

The quip was astounding because Iran is not bombing Yemen or engaged in “overt warfare” there, though it has given some support to one side. The culprit on the overt warfare front is Saudi Arabia.

It was revealing that Kerry ignored the Saudi and Gulf Arab role in the catastrophe unfolding in Yemen. The silence on their bombing campaign, which has led to civilian deaths, a flow of refugees and the destabilization of the poorest country in the Arab world, is effectively a show of support for the Saudi war. And that support extends far beyond mere words, or the lack of them.

In late March, Saudi warplanes, alongside Gulf allies like the United Arab Emirates, commenced an intense bombing campaign in Yemen. The muscular move was launched in response to rapid gains by Yemeni Houthi rebels, who were sweeping across the country and capturing territory as the Saudi-backed president’s regime crumbled. Yemen quickly became the hottest front in the proxy war between the Saudis and Iran, which the Gulf says is backing the Houthi rebels, a claim that is overblown. While Iran has hosted Houthi leaders and reportedly supplied them with weapons and training, the support does not mean Houthis are controlled by Iran, which is what the Gulf states say. In March, Reuters reported that U.S. officials had concluded that “Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps personnel were training and equipping Houthi units.” But some U.S. officials said they thought the Iranian backing is “largely opportunistic and not a top priority for Tehran.”

The U.S. government has been engaged in its own war in Yemen by using drones to attack Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, attacks that frequently kill civilians. The Obama administration is now fully backing the Saudis with intelligence and equipment as the Gulf Arab powerhouse rains bombs down on Yemen. At a time when the Gulf states are concerned with the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration is showing the Saudis that it will still back them in a chaotic Middle East, no matter how flawed and brutal their military adventure is. And Yemeni civilians are paying the price.

UN officials estimate that 650 civilians have died. At least 100,000 civilians have been internally displaced. Residents in the the city of Aden, which has seen intense fighting, say the area is in ruins and that there are shortages of electricity and water.

The Saudi-led campaign in Yemen is the latest example of the state’s involvement in Yemen, its southern neighbor. The powerful Saudi regime has long meddled in the poor country. The roots of this crisis lie in the 2011 Arab revolts, which deeply impacted Yemen.

Yemen’s democratic uprising was massive, touching on every social sector in the country. It sparked a schism in the Yemeni military which led to gun fights between pro-regime and anti-regime factions of the armed forces. To stave off a prolonged crisis and civil war, the United States and its oil-rich Gulf Arab allies brokered a compromise to ease Yemen’s long-standing president, Ali Abdallah Saleh, out of office. They installed Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in his place. A national dialogue with many of Yemen’s groups ensued. The end goal was to recommend a path forward for the country after the revolt.

But a powerful group, the Zaydi revivalist Houthis, felt they were left out. Some Southern Yemenis, who have been discriminated against by Northern Yemen (North and South Yemen unified in 1990), were also angry at the national dialogue process. But the Houthis, who espouse anti-imperialist, pro-Islamist politics, took the most decisive action, sparking the current war in Yemen.

Founded in 2004, the Houthis have capitalized on grievances that stem from Saudi-backed Wahhabist proselytizing in traditional Zaydi strongholds. Wahhabism is an extremist form of Sunni Islam which derides other sects of Islam. The Zaydis are an offhoot of Shia Islam, though they share much in common with Sunni schools of Islam, making claims that the current conflict is only a sectarian war specious.

In recent months, the Houthis, based in the north of the country, have captured territory throughout Yemen. This deeply worried Saudi Arabia. Since the 2011 Arab revolts, the Saudis have used their money—and sometimes, as in Bahrain, weapons—to suppress political Islamist movements that want to use the ballot box to gain power. Saudi Arabia wants to be the paragon of political Islam in the region. The Muslim Brotherhood threatens that place, and also threatens to upend the regional order of which Saudi Arabia is an integral part. The Houthis are a political Islamist force that rails against the prevailing American-backed system in the Middle East.

The Saudis and the Yemeni president they back have cast the Houthis as direct Iranian proxies. That’s the main justification for the brutal bombing campaign. In doing so, they have internationalized what is a local conflict and imposed a sectarian overtone on Yemen, a dangerous move that could spark tensions that go out of control. The Obama administration, despite its apparent moves toward detente with Iran, remains a strong backer of the Saudis.

U.S. support for the Saudi campaign is no surprise. The advent of the oil age meant the U.S. needed to secure a steady supply to pump up its own economy, and the Saudis were their guys. While Saudi Arabia did eventually take control of its own oil reserves, it remained a key ally of the U.S., big players in the oil market and in the region—a counterweight against the Arab nationalist tide. Even though that tide eased, the U.S. remains a key ally of Saudi Arabia, a pole of oil-wealth, Gulf capitalism and a counter-weight against Iran.

The Saudis have spent some of their oil wealth on American weapons. And the Obama administration has been all too willing to supply them. President Obama has authorized arms sales for the Saudis to the tune of $46 billion, a record. The Saudis have bought warplanes and attack helicopters, and they’re now using those weapons to wage war in Yemen. In addition, the U.S. has “increased intelligence-sharing with the Saudis, providing them with direct targeting support for sites the kingdom wants to bomb,” according to anApril 12 Wall Street Journal report.

Iran has demanded that the Saudi Arabian campaign stop and that peace talks between the warring factions commence. But Saudi Arabia has so far rejected those pleas.

The bombing campaign has no end in sight. That means that the Saudi military, with the full backing of the U.S., will continue to cause deep suffering among Yemeni civilians.

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Susan Wood recovering 'remarkably well' from brain injury
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 17:49:13 (3 hours ago) 
Broadcaster Susan Wood is making steady progress after suffering a severe brain injury, and is expected to make a full recovery, delighted friends say.
Protests halt auction of internment camp artifacts
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-04-18 17:49:12 (3 hours ago) 
Some Japanese Americans objected to planned sale of WWII arts and crafts.
Are we vulnerable to a drone attack?
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-04-18 17:49:12 (3 hours ago) 
Some prominent lawmakers are raising questions about how the pilot of a gyrocopter was able to fly the aircraft apparently undetected through protected airspace.




In wake of oil slump, watchful North Dakotans adjust expectations
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 17:49:10 (3 hours ago) 
The crash in oil prices hasn’t turned Boomtown, U.S.A., into a bust, but life has changed.
Lake Minnetonka cities face parking crunch due to popular new restaurants
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 17:49:10 (3 hours ago) 
Suburbs, known for sprawling surface lots, are usually the last place drivers expect to fight to find parking.
Minnesota's youth exodus spells trouble ahead for labor force
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-04-18 17:49:10 (3 hours ago) 
Casey Sperzel is Minnesotan through and through.
Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says
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Soul-singer Leon Bridges to perform The '5' Royales classic at Rock Hall ceremony
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 17:48:06 (3 hours ago) 
Up and coming soul singer Leon Bridges will pay tribute to The "5" Royales by singing the group's classic "Dedicated To The One I Love."
China’s Crackdown on Corruption Targets Golf, a ‘Sport for Millionaires’
  Source: NYT > International 2015-04-18 17:47:41 (3 hours ago) 
President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption has a new target: the popular capitalist pastime of golf, derided by Mao as a rich man’s game.
Twin infants injured in fatal Paulding wreck released from hospital
  Source: News from Georgia and the region 2015-04-18 17:47:17 (3 hours ago) 
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 17:46:57 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 17:45:56 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Jeremy Clarkson: I’m finished with Top Gear but I’ll do another car show
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 17:44:30 (3 hours ago) 

‘I have lost my baby but I shall create another,’ says former BBC presenter as he admits becoming obsessed with motoring series

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is already thinking about his next television project after becoming “obsessed” with the long-running BBC motoring series he fronted before being axed for attacking a colleague.

The outspoken star also revealed he had been told he probably had cancer two days before the fracas with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, although he has since been given the all-clear.

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From the heart: readers' photos on the theme of emotion
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 17:44:27 (3 hours ago) 

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of emotion via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites

Share your photos on this week’s theme ‘fresh.’ Continue reading...
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 17:43:19 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Majority of Americans don't want Obamacare repealed now
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-04-18 17:41:34 (3 hours ago) 
It might come as news to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, but a majority of Americans are not, in his words, dreaming of “repealing every word of Obamacare.” Fifty-one percent of U.S. adults say that while the Affordable Care Act might require changes, “we should see how it works,” according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll.




Green Day, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney to perform 'Boys' at Rock Hall Induction
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-04-18 17:41:28 (3 hours ago) 
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Billie Joe Armstrong are set to perform "Boys" during the Rock Hall ceremony.
California Releases Revised Water Consumption Rules
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-04-18 17:41:25 (3 hours ago) 
State regulators took their second crack at a draft of community-by-community water reduction rules intended to cut urban potable water use by 25 percent statewide.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 17:41:20 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 17:41:12 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:41:04 (3 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:41:04 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:41:04 (3 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 17:40:46 (3 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Officer praised for not shooting suspect
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2015-04-18 17:40:44 (3 hours ago) 
An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, 'shoot me.'
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 17:40:25 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




Messi marks 400 goals as Barcelona beats Valencia
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 17:40:19 (3 hours ago) 
'Anne of Green Gables' actor Jonathan Crombie dies
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-04-18 17:40:19 (3 hours ago) 
Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-04-18 17:40:14 (3 hours ago) 
An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."






Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-04-18 17:40:14 (3 hours ago) 
An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 17:40:13 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.










Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:40:12 (3 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.






U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:40:12 (3 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:40:12 (3 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Martinez stifles Reds again
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-04-18 17:40:03 (3 hours ago) 
Heyward, Molina, Carpenter supply firepower in a 5-2 win as Cardinals take ninth straight series from Cincinnati at Busch.
15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 17:30:26 (4 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.










15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 17:30:24 (4 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Magaluf’s days of drinking and casual sex are numbered – or so Mallorca hopes
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 17:30:18 (4 hours ago) 
As the party season begins and thousands jet in from Britain, ‘Shagaluf’ wants to take itself upmarket and curb the notorious pub crawls

Mid-afternoon on the “strip” and a group of men leaving a pizzeria have forgotten something. Staggering between tables, they notice that they’re a man down and lurch back inside. Red-faced, tripping over chairs and their own flip-flops, they eventually locate him.

“Lee!” the group yell to a slumped figure in pink shorts. Lee is face down on the chequered tablecloth in a deathly drunken slumber. “You can’t stay here, mate. He can’t, can he?”

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-04-18 17:30:14 (4 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com / News 2015-04-18 17:30:07 (4 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Marathon Bombings Don’t Want Tsarnaev to Get Death Penalty
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:30:06 (4 hours ago) 
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 , wrote a plea to spare convcted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.










U.S. Attorney Has No Plans to Change Course After Anti-Death Penalty Plea from Marathon Bombing Victim’s Family
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:30:06 (4 hours ago) 
A statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she is “aware” of the anti-death penalty views of the parents of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, but that “many have strong views” on how best to move forward.






This Boston College Student is Collecting Your Empty Cans for His Marathon Fundraising Efforts
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2015-04-18 17:30:06 (4 hours ago) 
College student Brendon Anderson is raising money to run the Boston Marathon by recycling empty beer cans from his friends on campus.






Ohio police officer praised for restraint after refusing to shoot suspect
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 17:29:09 (4 hours ago) 
New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder was charged by suspect in killingBody camera captures suspect saying repeatedly ‘shoot me’

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a suspect in a killing charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me”.

WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported that the tense moments were captured on Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder. The video shows Kidder backpedaling and telling 27-year-old Michael Wilcox he doesn’t want to shoot him.

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Shay Given: ‘Do you ever get over being dropped for an FA Cup final?’
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 17:29:05 (4 hours ago) 
Aston Villa’s veteran goalkeeper was left out of Newcastle’s 1999 defeat to Manchester United by Ruud Gullit and owns a winner’s medal he cares little for but is relishing the chance to end the Wembley pain against Liverpool
• Christian Benteke: ‘I am happy because I play how I want to play’

Shay Given has been trying his best to put a positive spin on his three previous trips to Wembley when it dawns upon the Aston Villa goalkeeper that he is kidding nobody as he dances around a question about whether the stadium actually holds any happy memories for him. “It was a politician’s answer, wasn’t it,” Given says, laughing.

The truth is that Given is desperate for his luck to change in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley. Given was in the Newcastle United team that lost 2-0 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final in 1998, dropped from the starting XI at Wembley the following year when Ruud Gullit’s side were beaten by Manchester United – a decision that still rankles with him – and an unused Manchester City substitute during their triumph over Stoke City in 2011.

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Magaluf’s days of drinking and casual sex are numbered – or so Mallorca hopes
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 17:29:03 (4 hours ago) 
As the party season begins and thousands jet in from Britain, ‘Shagaluf’ wants to take itself upmarket and curb the notorious pub crawls

Mid-afternoon on the “strip” and a group of men leaving a pizzeria have forgotten something. Staggering between tables, they notice that they’re a man down and lurch back inside. Red-faced, tripping over chairs and their own flip-flops, they eventually locate him.

“Lee!” the group yell to a slumped figure in pink shorts. Lee is face down on the chequered tablecloth in a deathly drunken slumber. “You can’t stay here, mate. He can’t, can he?”

Continue reading...




Revealed: how Tories covered up pro-EU evidence in key Whitehall report
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-04-18 17:29:02 (4 hours ago) 
Lib Dem peer accuses top Conservatives and aides of blocking testimony from big business to boost ‘Eurosceptic spin’

Tory cabinet ministers and their advisers tried to rig the findings of the biggest-ever Whitehall investigation into EU powers by removing evidence that cast Brussels and the European project in a favourable light, according to a Liberal Democrat minister.

In a devastating intervention, the respected Lib Dem foreign affairs spokesman, Lord Wallace of Saltaire, revealed to the Observer that Tory cabinet ministers and their aides had attempted to impose a “Eurosceptic spin” on the Balance of Competences review because most of the evidence submitted by businesses, foreign governments and other interested parties portrayed the EU as a force for good, which was not what they wanted to hear.

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Passengers stuck in Ohakea for seven hours praise Cathay Pacific's handling of the incident
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 17:28:27 (4 hours ago) 
A passenger stuck on a plane for seven hours at Ohakea on Saturday praises the efforts of Cathay Pacific to keep everyone calm and informed.
Vanuatu cargo cults see cyclone aid as a sign
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 17:28:27 (4 hours ago) 
When aid first started arriving on the cyclone-stricken island of Tanna, everyone was relieved. But for a few island residents, it was an event they had been foretelling for decades.
Deadly Hamilton house fire stumps police
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-04-18 17:28:27 (4 hours ago) 
All around number 192 Collingwood St, downtown Hamilton, life goes on. Next door, plastic surgeons practice "appearance medicine"; a law firm dishes out advice from an old villa and a community trust helps the intellectually disabled.
Norway Will Switch Off FM Radio In 2017
  Source: Slashdot 2015-04-18 17:28:11 (4 hours ago) 
New submitter titten writes The Norwegian Ministry of Culture has announced that the transition to DAB will be completed in 2017. This means that Norway, as the first country in the world to do so, has decided to switch off the FM network. Norway began the transition to DAB in 1995. In recent years two national and several local DAB-networks has been established. 56 per cent of radio listeners use digital radio every day. 55 per cent of households have at least one DAB radio, according to Digitalradio survey by TNS Gallup, continuously measuring the Norwegian`s digital radio habits.

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Coachella 2015: Outstanding in the Field experience a must for festival-loving foodies
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 17:27:36 (4 hours ago) 
Victims of Fresno gas-line blast released from hospital
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 17:27:36 (4 hours ago) 
Caged puppies on car roof trigger dozens of 911 calls
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 17:27:36 (4 hours ago) 

AKRON, Ohio -- Police finally caught up with a minivan carrying four caged puppies on its roof after dozens of calls poured in to 911 centers in northeast Ohio.

Akron police say the driver didn't realize he did anything wrong by leaving the mixed-breed puppies on the roof. He said Friday he was transporting them for his father, who couldn't keep them.

Body found on San Miguel Island is boater missing since 2014
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-04-18 17:27:35 (4 hours ago) 

VENTURA -- A severely decomposed body found last summer on San Miguel Island off the Central California coast has been identified as that of a missing Sacramento County boater.

The Ventura County Star reported Friday that 63-year-old Richard Martin Smith had been missing since May 28, 2014.

Two men attempt to slide down a glass roof shopping centre [NSFW]
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My friend's son left his toy lion behind at a museum in the country last weekend. As well as sending the lion back first class, they included a whole treasure stash of postcards, stickers, an activity book and a diary (and photos) of his adventures w
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15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-04-18 17:26:17 (4 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-04-18 17:25:47 (4 hours ago) 
The students were at a Schoolboy Q rap concert Friday night when they had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.






Revealed: how Tories covered up pro-EU evidence in key Whitehall report
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 17:24:34 (4 hours ago) 
Lib Dem peer accuses top Conservatives and aides of blocking testimony from big business to boost ‘Eurosceptic spin’ Continue reading...
Ohio police officer praised for restraint after refusing to shoot suspect
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-04-18 17:24:32 (4 hours ago) 
New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder was charged by suspect in killingBody camera captures suspect saying repeatedly ‘shoot me’ Continue reading...




Revealed: how Tories covered up pro-EU evidence in key Whitehall report
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-04-18 17:24:28 (4 hours ago) 
Lib Dem peer accuses top Conservatives and aides of blocking testimony from big business to boost ‘Eurosceptic spin’

Tory cabinet ministers and their advisers tried to rig the findings of the biggest-ever Whitehall investigation into EU powers by removing evidence that cast Brussels and the European project in a favourable light, according to a Liberal Democrat minister.

In a devastating intervention, the respected Lib Dem foreign affairs spokesman, Lord Wallace of Saltaire, revealed to the Observer that Tory cabinet ministers and their aides had attempted to impose a “Eurosceptic spin” on the Balance of Competences review because most of the evidence submitted by businesses, foreign governments and other interested parties portrayed the EU as a force for good, which was not what they wanted to hear.

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Ohio police officer praised for restraint after refusing to shoot suspect
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 17:24:15 (4 hours ago) 
New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder was charged by suspect in killingBody camera captures suspect saying repeatedly ‘shoot me’

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a suspect in a killing charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me”.

WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported that the tense moments were captured on Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder. The video shows Kidder backpedaling and telling 27-year-old Michael Wilcox he doesn’t want to shoot him.

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Shay Given: ‘Do you ever get over being dropped for an FA Cup final?’
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 17:24:12 (4 hours ago) 
Aston Villa’s veteran goalkeeper was left out of Newcastle’s 1999 defeat to Manchester United by Ruud Gullit and owns a winner’s medal he cares little for but is relishing the chance to end the Wembley pain against Liverpool
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Shay Given has been trying his best to put a positive spin on his three previous trips to Wembley when it dawns upon the Aston Villa goalkeeper that he is kidding nobody as he dances around a question about whether the stadium actually holds any happy memories for him. “It was a politician’s answer, wasn’t it,” Given says, laughing.

The truth is that Given is desperate for his luck to change in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley. Given was in the Newcastle United team that lost 2-0 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final in 1998, dropped from the starting XI at Wembley the following year when Ruud Gullit’s side were beaten by Manchester United – a decision that still rankles with him – and an unused Manchester City substitute during their triumph over Stoke City in 2011.

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Alex Salmond: Ed Miliband ‘foolish’ to rule out SNP election deal
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-04-18 17:24:11 (4 hours ago) 

Former Scottish National party leader says all parties would have to react to the ‘electorate’s judgment’ after polling day

The former SNP leader Alex Salmond has warned Ed Miliband he will find it difficult to avoid doing a deal with the Scottish National party in the event of a hung parliament after the general election.

Salmond, who is standing for election in Gordon, Aberdeenshire, said all parties would have to react to the “electorate’s judgment” after polling day. The latest Guardian seats projection has Labo