• Search for S Korea ferry passengers

    Search for S Korea ferry passengers

    16 April 2014 Last updated at 19:29 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Footage of the rescue gives an idea of the “incredible” speed at which the ship sank, as Lucy Williamson...
  • Did Lorde Get Married In Las Vegas?

    Did Lorde Get Married In Las Vegas?

    Lorde! Vegas! Wedding Chapel! A tuxedo! A lady in white! Umm … did Lorde Just get married? Not so much! But she certainly fooled some of her one million Twitter followers into believing she did...
  • KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

    KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses...
  • Anzio Anniversary: Saluting a 92-year-old hero

    To my generation, the word “Anzio” has a connotation like Antietam and Okinawa. Bob Lynch, a Florida neighbor and a vigorous 92-year-old Irishman from Rye, N.Y., served at Anzio in the Second World War with...
  • Pill developed to fight measles passes key test in animals

    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Scientists have developed an experimental pill that helped protect ferrets from a measles-like virus, raising hope for a treatment to thwart the deadly infection in unvaccinated people who have been exposed to...

Headline News

  • Psychiatric evaluation ordered for man charged in Boston bomb hoax


    BOSTON (Reuters) – A Boston man who was arrested on Tuesday for walking through the finish area of the Boston Marathon hooded and carrying a black backpack was formally charged on Wednesday with a bomb hoax and ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation, officials said. The man, 25-year-old Kevin Edson, was arraigned on charges including making a false bomb threat and possession of a hoax device after telling police officers that he was carrying a “rice cooker,” prompting the evacuation of a crowded downtown street that hours earlier had been the site of a memorial for the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In that attack, homemade pressure cooker bombs left in backpacks near the finish line killed three people and injured 264. Edson, who pleaded not guilty, could face up to 20 years in state prison if convicted of the charges, prosecutors said. He was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail. Prosecutors said he …

    April 16, 2014 1:34 pm
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Politics

  • Online Advertising Helps Hillary Clinton Super PAC Raise $5.7 Million


    By Kent Cooper Posted at 2:26 p.m. April 16 0 Tweet A Super PAC encouraging a presidential run by Hillary Clinton has spent over $1.5 million for online advertising during the last 15 months and raised over $5.7 million. Ready For Hillary, a Super PAC, reported receipts of $1,705,580 and disbursements of $1,597,306 during the first quarter of 2014, leaving $857,243 cash on hand as of March 31st. During the quarter, the committee spent $375,147 on online advertising; $227,796 on direct mail production, and $209,127 on payroll. The PAC raised $813,162 from donors giving $200 or less, and $872,100 from 933 contributions of more than $200. Of the itemized large contributions, most came from New York, California, and Pennsylvania. The occupations of ‘attorney’ and ‘retired’ were listed most often. Major donors in the quarter included $25,000 from the following: Sharon E, Corzine (psychotherapist, NY); Glen Fukushima (senior fellow, Center for American Progress, DC); Tim Gill (retired, CO); John Goldman …

    April 16, 2014 1:33 pm
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Stocks

  • KFC brings back its fabled Double Down


    KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a spring chicken, it won’t be around for long. “Yes, it’s true! What is arguably the most talked-about product in KFC history is coming back, but only for a limited time,” said KFC spokesman Rick Maynard, in an email to CNNMoney. He said the Double Down will be on the menu nationwide from April 21 to May 25. The news comes just days after KFC unveiled a chicken corsage for prom season. The corsage features a wristlet of flowers that comes with a gift card that the recipient can use to buy chicken at KFC. The unique Double Down sandwich was a big hit when it was first unveiled back in …

    April 16, 2014 1:53 pm
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Sports

  • UCLA’s Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine declare for NBA draft


    LOS ANGELES –  UCLA guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine are leaving early for the NBA draft. Anderson, a sophomore from Fairview, N.J., and LaVine, a freshman from Seattle, each said Wednesday that they will forego their remaining eligibility with the Bruins to start pro careers. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Anderson averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season, closer to a triple-double than any player in the nation. LaVine averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists while earning Pac-12 all-freshman honors. They helped lead the Bruins to a 28-9 record, a Pac-12 tournament title and the school’s first Sweet 16 appearance since 2008. Besides Anderson and LaVine, the Bruins are losing fifth-year seniors David and Travis Wear. First-year coach Steve Alford says he’s happy for Anderson and LaVine. The NBA draft is June 26.

    April 16, 2014 1:34 pm
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World News

  • Search for S Korea ferry passengers


    16 April 2014 Last updated at 19:29 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Footage of the rescue gives an idea of the “incredible” speed at which the ship sank, as Lucy Williamson reports Emergency services are continuing to search overnight for almost 300 people missing after a ferry carrying 462 people sank off South Korea. Officials say 174 people were rescued from the ship, which was travelling from Incheon Port, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju. Emergency teams have been using floodlights and flares to search the vessel for passengers into the night. At least six people are thought to have died, with dozens more injured. Continue reading the main story Analysis Martin Patience BBC News, Seoul South Korean TV networks are constantly replaying dramatic footage of the rescue efforts. It shows an armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its …

    April 16, 2014 1:54 pm
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Technology

  • Music multitasking, part 2: Why music anywhere, anytime, is awesome


    Geoffrey Morrison (x3) I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. Every time I try to start a debate on the Internet, it devolves to “Well I didn’t read this but you’re stupid.” I’m paraphrasing. Barely. A few weeks ago Steve “Audiophiliac” Guttenberg and I decided to have a bit of a debate, on the “correct” way to listen to music. While we agreed on many things, we disagreed on others. Conveniently, commenters ran with it to call us both names. OK, then game on. If you missed the original articles, check them out before you check out this one. You can read mine Music multitasking: How ‘background’ listening enhances life, and Steve’s To listen to music or not: That is the question. I say that, knowing that a certain percentage of you read neither and are already filling out the comment form at the bottom. Cheers. To recap, I’m of the opinion that you can …

    April 16, 2014 1:13 pm
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Science

  • Could an Oral Measles Drug Help the Unvaccinated?


    It all begins with a cough or a simple rash. Then a note from school may be sent home with students that says someone in the fifth grade class has been diagnosed with measles, a highly infectious disease that could have been prevented with a vaccine. If another child in class has not been vaccinated, by that point it’s too late—there is nothing to do but wait and see what happens.   Like the flu, measles can spread through the air via droplets carried by sneezes, coughs and breathing. When an unvaccinated person is exposed to the virus there is about a 90 percent chance that he, too, will soon have measles, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new medication geared toward staving off sickness among the unvaccinated but measles-exposed, however, is showing some early promise. New work indicates an oral medication is effective at preventing measleslike disease in ferrets. …

    April 16, 2014 1:14 pm
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Health

  • Pill developed to fight measles passes key test in animals


    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Scientists have developed an experimental pill that helped protect ferrets from a measles-like virus, raising hope for a treatment to thwart the deadly infection in unvaccinated people who have been exposed to the virus, according to an international study released on Wednesday. In the study, all of the ferrets were infected with canine distemper virus, which is closely related to measles. When treated with the drug, known as ERDRP-0519, the ferrets survived the normally fatal infection and levels of the virus were sharply reduced. All of the animals remained disease-free and developed immunity to the virus. The findings were reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine. “The emergence of strong antiviral immunity in treated animals is particularly encouraging, since it suggests that the drug may not only save an infected individual from disease but contribute to closing measles immunity gaps in a population,” Dr. Richard Plemper of Georgia State University said in …

    April 16, 2014 1:34 pm
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Entertainment

  • Did Lorde Get Married In Las Vegas?


    Lorde! Vegas! Wedding Chapel! A tuxedo! A lady in white! Umm … did Lorde Just get married? Not so much! But she certainly fooled some of her one million Twitter followers into believing she did when she and some friends dressed up and took some pics at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas. But despite the photos, it appears as though Lorde was only pranking us — and has not actually married boyfriend James Lowe. Phew! The two-time Grammy winner posed in the middle of her two ladies in white while wearing a tuxedo-style ensemble. She added fuel to the wedding-speculation fire when she merely caption the photo as, “Bridesmaids!!!” The singer also posted a few other pics from the infamous chapel where Britney Spears’ 2004 marriage to her childhood sweetheart Jason Allen Alexander. The 17-year-old may have rocked Coachella over the weekend, but is Lorde is currently in the city of sin to …

    April 16, 2014 1:54 pm
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Editorial

  • Anzio Anniversary: Saluting a 92-year-old hero


    To my generation, the word “Anzio” has a connotation like Antietam and Okinawa. Bob Lynch, a Florida neighbor and a vigorous 92-year-old Irishman from Rye, N.Y., served at Anzio in the Second World War with the fabled 3rd Infantry Division. He managed to survive some 330-plus days in front-line combat across France and Germany in 1944 and 1945.After years of silence and bitterness, Lynch now talks of all he saw. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT We who were too young to fight cannot spend enough time listening to this dwindling group of heroes.We should stand up and salute them when they enter the room. They will soon be gone. At 19, he was all of 130 pounds as a soldier. He had his conflicts with military discipline, but he never surrendered his buoyant optimism. Lynch enlisted in the Army in April 1943 through the ROTC program at New York University.At 19, he was all of 130 pounds as …

    April 16, 2014 1:34 pm
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Odd News

  • A gay artist will get his images on stamps in Finland


    HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s postal service will honor “Tom of Finland” with stamps taken from his work – homoerotic drawings of muscular men wearing tight, black leather uniforms, when they wear anything at all. The stamps, which will be issued in September, are based on the drawings of Touko Laaksonen, better known by the pseudonym “Tom of Finland,” who split his time between Finland and California. “Tom of Finland is considered one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world,” Finnish postal service Itella said in a statement issued this week regarding Laaksonen, who died in 1991. “His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion.” Graphic artist Timo Berry, who designed the sheet of three stamps, said they portray a sensual life force and being proud of oneself. “There is never too much of that in this northern country,” …

    April 16, 2014 1:13 pm
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