Headline News

  • Protesters plan to ‘shut down’ Baltimore as questions remain unanswered about Freddie Gray


    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, back left, listens as Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP, speaks in front of local faith leaders at a news conference regarding the death of Freddie Gray, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (The Associated Press)

    April 25, 2015 6:39 am
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Politics

  • Republican Wins Money Race in New York Special


    By Emily Cahn Posted at 11:53 a.m. on April 24 1 Tweet Grimm resigned from Congress in disgrace. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan walloped his Democratic opponent in fundraising for the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. Donovan reported raising $615,000 between Jan. 1 and April 15 and had $462,000 in cash on hand for the final weeks of the May 5 special. New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile brought in $196,000 over the same time period and reported $116,000 in the bank. The Staten Island-based 11th District is competitive territory as drawn, but it’s eluded Democrats since Grimm rode a GOP wave to election in 2010. President Barack Obama carried it by a 4-point margin, making it the kind of seat Democrats need for a House majority. Democrats made a hard play for the seat in 2014, …

    April 25, 2015 4:18 am
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Stocks

  • Starbucks computer glitch means free drinks


    Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada were hit by a computer glitch Friday and some stores responded by giving away free drinks until the system was fixed. A supervisor in a New York City Starbucks on Spring Street said they can’t ring up sales or accept credit cards. He declined to be identified. A barista in a San Francisco Starbucks said they were closed because of the computer problem. “Yes it is true,” Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson told CNNMoney. “The point of sale cash registers are down in the U.S. and Canada. It is not a hack. It happened during a typical daily menu refresh on the system. Something went wrong and they are working as quickly as possible to get them up.” Delighted Starbucks fans were tweeting that some stores were giving away freebies until the computer problem could be fixed. “Starbucks systems are down so I got my drink for free. Seems …

    April 25, 2015 6:38 am
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Sports

  • Kelly seeks another solid start at the Trop


    (SportsNetwork.com) – Joe Kelly tries to string his third straight solid start together on Wednesday when the Boston Red Sox resume their three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Kelly did not get a decision against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, as he allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings of his team’s 3-2 win. He had given up just one run and one hit over seven innings to win his season debut against the New York Yankees. Tampa, meanwhile, turns to righty Nathan Karns, who is 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA. Karns did not get a decision on Friday against the New York Yankees, as he yielded a pair of runs and two hits – both solo home runs – in five innings of the Rays’ 5-4 loss. Boston drew first blood in this series on Tuesday, as Wade Miley pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning and …

    April 25, 2015 6:38 am
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World News

  • Hundreds dead in huge Nepal quake


    Hundreds of people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say. The quake measured 7.8 and struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were felt across the region, as far afield as Pakistan, Bangladesh and neighbouring India. A Nepali minister said there had been “massive damage” at the epicentre. Get the latest updates on the Nepalese earthquake “We need support from the various international agencies which are more knowledgeable and equipped to handle the kind of emergency we face now,” said Information Minister Minendra Rijal. A national police spokesman told the BBC that 565 people had been killed across the country. Rescuers are digging through the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu trying to reach survivors. A number of historic buildings have been destroyed. Among those wrecked was the landmark Dharahara …

    April 25, 2015 6:39 am
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Technology

  • Mortal Kombat X review


    In the early days of video games, controversy was a nice, easy way of shifting units, a facet of the industry far from lost on spine-ripping, viscera-churning Mortal Kombat, a franchise grown on cartoonish levels of gore. Its 10th outing ratchets up the dismemberment further still, but somehow manages to be more funny than repulsive. Along with new and inventive fatalities, in single-player mode there’s an actual plot, albeit one involving the customary world-destroying supernatural absurdities. It’s beautifully woven into the “kombat”, segueing straight from plot exposition to fights involving fists, weapons and magic. The feel of the fighting has also been improved, with simple fatalities that let novice players get gruesome without weeks of practice, and a catalogue of special moves triggered by button combinations that will be instantly familiar to those who’ve played any of the other Mortal Kombats. ALSO OUT THIS WEEK Far Cry 4: Valley Of The Yetis, PS3/4, Xbox 360/One …

    April 25, 2015 3:37 am
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Science

  • Secret of record-breaking superconductor explained


    Breaking with convention: the Fermi surface of hydrogen sulphide Conventional superconductivity can occur at much higher temperatures than previously expected, according to calculations made by an international team of physicists led by Matteo Calandra of the IMPMC Institute in Paris. The researchers have developed a theoretical model for the record high-temperature superconductivity reported last year in hydrogen sulphide, which the team says arises from relatively simple interactions similar to those underlying conventional low-temperature superconductors. This is different to other high-temperature materials in which the superconductivity is caused by complicated and poorly understood processes. Low-temperature superconductors are usually well described by the BCS theory of superconductivity, whereby interactions with lattice vibrations called phonons cause electrons to pair-up to form “Cooper pairs” that can travel through the material without encountering any resistance. Such materials stop superconducting above a transition temperature (TC) fairly close to absolute zero – the highest to date being just 39 K. High-temperature superconductors, in …

    April 25, 2015 3:59 am
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Health

  • Washington governor signs medical marijuana overhaul


    (Reuters) – Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Friday signed a bill that will overhaul the state’s medical marijuana market, reconciling the long unregulated system with the voter-approved recreational pot industry. While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, voters in Washington state and Colorado approved recreational cannabis use in landmark votes in 2012 that ushered in licensed and taxed retail stores offering a range of products to adults. But in Washington state, a loosely regulated medical marijuana industry has run alongside the recreational-use system. “Until today, our system has been completely unregulated,” Inslee said in a statement. “Today, after tremendous hard work and compromise by legislators on both sides of the aisle, I signed a bill that will create a medical marijuana system that works for Washington.” The bill will remove collective gardens that supply medical dispensaries starting next year, in favor of four-person “cooperatives.” Some existing collectives will be allowed to continue operating however, if …

    April 25, 2015 4:18 am
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Entertainment

  • Kim Kardashian Shows Off The Goods At Variety’s Power Of Women Lunch


    Posted on Fri Apr 24th, 2015 1:07pm PDT       By X17 Staff Getty Images For Variety Kim Kardashian made sure all eyes were on her when she attended Variety‘s Power Of Women lunch in a striking Narcisco Rodriguez outfit and a statement-making purse. The golden clutch was designed to look like a book and showed an illustration of Kim and Kanye at their wedding with the words: “Mr Mrs. West. A Love Story.” Those two sure do love each other! Things certainly seem to be going well for the couple, who was married almost a year ago on May 24, 2015. But it wasn’t just Kim’s purse that was making the statements, the 33-year-old reality star spoke about her step father Bruce Jenner’s highly anticipated Diane Sawyer interview, which airs tonight. When E! asked whether or not Kim would be watching the special with the Olympian, Nori’s mom said, “Yes, we will be all watching as a …

    April 25, 2015 6:58 am
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Editorial

  • Did Bill and Hillary Clintons’ greed threaten America’s national security?


    FILE – Dec. 3, 2014: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Editor’s note: Fox News Channel presents a special documentary on the Clinton Foundation scandal anchored by Bret Baier, “The Tangled Clinton Web” on Friday, April 24 at 10 pm ET. The special will reair on Saturday, April 25 at 5 p.m. ET and Sunday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET. Although Peter Schweitzer’s new book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” will not hit bookstores until May 5, it has already set off a firestorm of controversy that foreign governments bought influence with the Clintons – including when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State – by contributing millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and paying the Clintons millions in speaking fees. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Bill Clinton, according to Schweizer, earned $48 …

    April 25, 2015 4:18 am
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Odd News

  • Argentine side train with dust masks as volcano spews ash


    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An amateur side set to meet league champions Racing Club in the last 64 of the Argentine Cup are wearing dust marks to train near an Andean volcano spewing ash. “We’re playing against the Argentine champions, we’re taking it very seriously and anxiously await the match,” coach Gustavo Coronel of regional side Independiente of Neuquen, a province in the southwest of Argentina, told TyC Sports on Friday. Across the nearby Andes mountains in neighboring Chile, the 2,000-metre Cabulco volcano erupted on Wednesday and has been spewing clouds of ash since Thursday. The venue and date of the match have not been confirmed. The ash has reached Buenos Aires in the east with flights into and out of Ezeiza international airport suspended or rerouted while those at Neuquen and the Andean ski resorts of Bariloche and Chapelco have been closed. (Reporting by Rex Gowar; Editing by Ken Ferris)

    April 24, 2015 11:57 pm
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