Headline News

  • Search goes on for 5 lost after boats capsize off Alabama, Coast Guard says


    April 25, 2015: “We knew we were totally lost at sea,” said regatta participant Rhonda Morgan Gilreath, right, shown with her boyfriend Randy Rutledge of Rome Ga. (AP) DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. –  Coast Guard crews are searching for five people missing in the water after a powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Alabama. Coast Guard spokesman Seth Johnson says searchers have covered 1,150 square miles on Sunday using boats and three airplanes to find survivors. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Johnson says the Coast Guard will conduct an investigation into the weather conditions and the decision to go ahead with Saturday’s race. Family members anxious for updates have gathered near a Coast Guard station. More than 100 sailboats and as many as 200 people were participating in the Dauphin Island regatta. The storm rolled through the area about 4 p.m. Saturday.

    April 26, 2015 11:48 am
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Politics

  • Rubio doubted his qualifications to be President


    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.(AP Photo/Molly Riley) Marco Rubio lacks the experience to be president and Jeb Bush is a brilliant man ready for the job. So said Marco Rubio. Thing is, that was Rubio a few years ago, a man of seeming humility who joked that the only thing he deserved being president of was a condo association. He dismissed in colorful terms the idea that one term in the Senate could make a man ready for the White House. “Everyone I’ve ever known that tries to use their position as a stepping stone for something else has ended up destroying themselves,” he said during a 2012 book tour. Times — and ambition and ego — have changed. Bush, the former governor who guided Rubio’s early political career, won Rubio’s praise as “one of the biggest, best thinkers in the Republican Party” with an “amazing” depth of knowledge on almost every issue. …

    April 26, 2015 8:27 am
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Stocks

  • Google executive killed in Nepal earthquake while hiking Everest


    Google X privacy director Dan Fredinburg was killed in an avalanche on Mt. Everest during a massive Nepal earthquake. Google executive Dan Fredinburg died while climbing Mt. Everest during the massive Nepal earthquake on Saturday. Fredinburg was privacy director for the company’s Google X team, which is responsible for some of the search company’s more forward-thinking initiatives, including driverless cars and Google Glass. A frequent and experienced climber, Fredinburg was scaling Everest with two other Google (GOOGL, Tech30) employees this weekend, while a 7.8-magnitude earthquake caused an avalanche. Though the other two Googlers survived along with other sherpas and climbing team members, Fredinburg succumbed to a severe head injury, according to an Instagram post on his account written by his sister. “We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his spirit will live on in so many of us,” his sister Megan wrote. “All …

    April 26, 2015 10:48 am
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Sports

  • Cards place Wainwright on DL


    Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with an Achilles injury. Wainwright was hurt in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game against Milwaukee after taking a swing at the plate. He popped up and started to run toward first when the injury occurred. “I thought I got hit by something,” said Wainwright after Saturday’s game. “If you look at the replay, I kind of get out of the box and I look back thinking, ‘Gosh, the catcher’s mask must have hit me. The bat must have hit me or something.’” Instead, Wainwright was helped off the field and was in a walking boot after the contest. He is expected to undergo further tests on Monday when the Cardinals return to St. Louis. The Cardinals are calling it a left Achilles and left ankle injury. If it is a serious Achilles injury, the right-hander could …

    April 26, 2015 11:28 am
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World News

  • Legal costs hit Deutsche Bank profit


    Deutsche Bank has reported a sharp fall in profits after setting aside €1.5bn ($1.6bn; £1.1bn) to cover legal costs and regulatory fines. Net income for the first three months of the year was €559m, down by a half on a year earlier. Revenue rose by almost a quarter to €10.4bn. The bank had already disclosed it had set aside the €1.5bn. The results come just days after the bank was fined €2.3bn for trying to manipulate inter-bank lending rates. The sharp jump in revenue to “near record levels” reflected a “strong performance across businesses and a favourable impact of foreign exchange movements”, the bank said in a statement. Revenue at the bank’s asset management division was up 30% at €1.4bn, while revenue at the corporate banking arm rose 15% to €4.7bn. The $2.5bn fine by US and UK regulators related to Deutsche’s attempts to manipulate the Libor and Euribor rates. At the end of March, …

    April 26, 2015 11:28 am
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Technology

  • Recession rich: Britain’s wealthiest double net worth since crisis


    Britain’s billionaires have seen their net worth more than double since the recession, with the richest 1,000 families now controlling a total £547bn. While average UK incomes have yet to recover from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with thousands still flocking to food banks, the financial elite have emerged not only with their fortunes intact, but holding a larger than ever slice of the cake. Their assets have increased from £258bn in 2009, a rise of more than 112%, according to the 2015 Sunday Times Rich List. The last 12 months saw the biggest bounce for the UK super rich in six years, and London now has 80 billionaires, up from 72 last year and more than any other world city. Leading the pack for the first time is Ukrainian born petro-billionaire Len Blavatnik, whose London address is a £41m residence in Kensington Palace Gardens. Now a US citizen, Blavatnik gambled a …

    April 26, 2015 11:48 am
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Science

  • Scientists see deeper Yellowstone magma


    Related images(click to enlarge) University of Utah seismologists discovered and made images of a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber. The hot rock in the newly discovered, deeper magma reservoir would fill the 1,000-cubic-mile Grand Canyon 11.2 times, while the previously known magma chamber would fill the Grand Canyon 2.5 times, says postdoctoral researcher Jamie Farrell, a co-author of the study published online today in the journal Science. “For the first time, we have imaged the continuous volcanic plumbing system under Yellowstone,” says first author Hsin-Hua Huang, also a postdoctoral researcher in geology and geophysics. “That includes the upper crustal magma chamber we have seen previously plus a lower crustal magma reservoir that has never been imaged before and that connects the upper chamber to the Yellowstone hotspot plume below.” Contrary to popular perception, the …

    April 26, 2015 4:07 am
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Health

  • Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens


    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Health store employees may encourage teens to buy body-shaping dietary supplements, even though the products’ labels state they’re for adult use only, researchers report. Despite the labeling, it’s legal for minors to buy these over-the-counter products in 49 states. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics says teens younger than 18 should not use the supplements, which are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “Adolescents are being enticed by flashy advertisements and promises of quick, body-shaping results,” senior investigator Dr. Ruth Milanaik, of Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., said in a North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System news release. “In this body-conscious world, flashy advertising of ‘safe, quick and easy body shaping results’ are very tempting to younger individuals trying to achieve ‘the perfect body.’ It is important for pediatricians, parents, coaches and mentors to stress that healthy eating habits, sleep and …

    April 26, 2015 8:27 am
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Entertainment

  • Kendall Jenner Avoids The Press At LAX After Dad Bruce Jenner’s Tell-All Interview


    Posted on Sun Apr 26th, 2015 8:51am PDT       By X17 Staff Kendall Jenner covered her face and avoided reporters and photographers at LAX on Saturday as she jetted out of town following the broadcast of her dad Bruce Jenner’s tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer. The young model watched the show with her father and commented afterward, saying: “Nothing has changed.” She Tweeted after the airing, “So proud of you, my hero” and “I love you.” Jenner also Instagramed a copy of a homework paper from when she was 11 years old that read “If I could be anybody in the world, I would be my dad.” She and sis Kylie released a statement to ABC: “We love our dad very much, he has the biggest heart and all we want is for him to be happy.”   Stories from around the Web

    April 26, 2015 11:08 am
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Editorial

  • ‘Remembering Everyone Deployed’ Fridays: Let’s wear red America


     (Courtesy Mansfield University)  (Courtesy Mansfield University) The events of September 11, 2001 undoubtedly changed the lives of Americans across the country. But the rubble of the Twin Towers has long been cleared, Freedom Tower now in their place, and most Americans have returned largely to the same lives they led before the attacks. Men and women of the United States military haven’t had this option. These men and women continue to volunteer to fight an enemy thousands of miles from home. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The relatively normal lives we take for granted is a testament to the incredible job they’ve done to protect our quality of life. But we owe it to each of them to better understand the struggles they face not only in combat, but when they return home. Wearing a specific colored shirt might seem like a trivial act, but the meaning behind it is significant. It translates to mean that as you …

    April 26, 2015 4:27 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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