• Famous New York City deli closed over gas line issue

    April 6, 2004: Photo shows the exterior of the Carnegie Deli and Restaurant in New York. (AP) NEW YORK –  New York’s famous Carnegie Deli has been closed so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal...
  • Music boss tops Britain’s rich list

    Len Blavatnik (L) has taken the top spot from Gopi Hinduja (R) and his brother Sri Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain’s richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, according to The 2015 Sunday Times...
  • Klitschko outpoints Jennings to extend reign

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wladimir Klitschko used his big jab to extend a nine-year reign as world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points decision over a game but limited Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden...
  • Quake mission begins for UK experts

    Quake mission begins for UK experts

    Some buildings in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square have collapsed Humanitarian experts from the UK will begin to assess the damage caused by an earthquake in Nepal after travelling to the country overnight. The eight-strong team, which...
  • Twins take down Mariners

    Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – Eduardo Escobar homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in two runs to help the Minnesota Twins to an 8-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Torii Hunter stroked an RBI...

Headline News

  • Famous New York City deli closed over gas line issue


    April 6, 2004: Photo shows the exterior of the Carnegie Deli and Restaurant in New York. (AP) NEW YORK –  New York’s famous Carnegie Deli has been closed so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal gas hookup. A recording at the restaurant’s phone number Saturday says it is closed for repairs related to the city’s gas utility, Con Edison. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT But Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee says utility crews discovered a diverted line after investigating a gas leak. A stop-work order was posted Friday. Investigators from the city and the Manhattan district attorney’s office have stepped up inspections of gas hookups since an explosion in the East Village killed two people on March 26. Authorities believe that blast may have been caused by someone improperly tapping a gas line. The Carnegie Deli is a popular tourist destination known for its massive pastrami sandwiches and pop culture cameos. Scenes from Woody Allen’s “Broadway Danny Rose” …

    April 26, 2015 3:06 am
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Politics

  • Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – At the gathering he jokingly called “a night when Washington celebrates itself,” U.S. President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. Obama’s comedy routine at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner included a sly dig at Hillary Clinton, the current front-runner to be the Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Noting that some Americans are living in a time of uncertainty, Obama said, “For example, I have one friend just a few weeks ago, she was making millions of dollars a year and she’s now living out of a van in Iowa.” Clinton, who as a former secretary of state, former senator and former first lady is one of America’s best known figures, traveled around in a van this month in a deliberately low-key trip to the state that holds an early contest in the election …

    April 26, 2015 12:25 am
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Stocks

  • ‘Avengers’ sequel opens internationally, flying towards record U.S. debut


    Captain America and the rest of the Avengers are looking towards a big U.S. box office debut. Avengers assemble! That’s the rallying cry that movie theaters are hearing around the world this week as the highly anticipated “Avengers: Age of Ultron” debuts in many markets internationally. On Wednesday, the Disney (DIS)/Marvel Studios film opened as the #1 film in 11 foreign markets including France, Italy, and the Philippines making an estimated $9.5 million on its first day of release. The film opening expanded on Thursday to the United Kingdom, Germany and South Korea. So far “Ultron” has hauled in an estimated $44.8 million in just two days overseas. And the film is just getting starting with Iron Man, Thor, and Captain American hitting 55% of international markets by Sunday. Regardless of what the film makes in foreign markets, it will most likely not fly as high as next weekend’s potential record-breaking U.S. opening. Launching domestically …

    April 26, 2015 2:45 am
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Sports

  • Klitschko outpoints Jennings to extend reign


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wladimir Klitschko used his big jab to extend a nine-year reign as world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points decision over a game but limited Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Returning to the United States and the Garden for the first time in seven years, the 39-year-old Ukrainian regretted not being able to overpower the American challenger as he outboxed his opponent in an 18th consecutive successful title defense. The pro-Klitschko crowd, which numbered more than 17,000, lavished cheers and chants on the champion and his older brother, former champion and now Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko, who helped warm up the winner prior to the bout. “Bryant Jennings was really mobile and really tough to hit,” said Klitschko, sounding apologetic for not supplying a knockout finish to a bout in which he was defending five versions of the world title. “I couldn’t find the key to land punches …

    April 26, 2015 2:46 am
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World News

  • Music boss tops Britain’s rich list


    Len Blavatnik (L) has taken the top spot from Gopi Hinduja (R) and his brother Sri Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain’s richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, according to The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List. He takes the top spot from brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja, now worth £13bn. The total wealth of the richest 1,000 individuals and families in Britain has more than doubled in the last 10 years to £547bn, the survey reported. The Queen, who topped the first list in 1989, has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time. There are now 117 billionaires on the list, up from 104 in 2014, with 80 of them living in London. Mr Blavatnik, whose investments range from metals and oil to music publishing and digital media, has a £41m home in London and has donated £75m to Oxford University to found the Blavatnik School of Government. More billionaires The …

    April 26, 2015 2:46 am
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Technology

  • Facebook isn’t a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data


    Luxury is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed. Such, at any rate, is the provocative argument put forward by Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist. Recently dubbed “the Varian rule”, it states that to predict the future, we just have to look at what rich people already have and assume that the middle classes will have it in five years and poor people will have it in 10. Radio, TV, dishwashers, mobile phones, flatscreen TVs: Varian sees this principle at work in the history of many technologies. So what is it that the rich have today that the poor will get in a decade? Varian bets on personal assistants. Instead of maids and chauffeurs we would have self-driving cars, housecleaning robots and clever, omniscient apps that can monitor, inform and nudge us in real time. As Varian puts it: “These digital assistants will be so useful that everyone will want one and the …

    April 25, 2015 11:44 pm
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Science

  • In search of tinnitus, that phantom ringing in the ears


    Related images(click to enlarge) About one in five people experience tinnitus, the perception of a sound–often described as ringing–that isn’t really there. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 23 have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to record directly from the brain of a person with tinnitus in order to find the brain networks responsible. The observations reveal just how different tinnitus is from normal representations of sounds in the brain. “Perhaps the most remarkable finding was that activity directly linked to tinnitus was very extensive, and spanned a large proportion of the part of the brain we measured from,” says Will Sedley of Newcastle University. “In contrast, the brain responses to a sound we played that mimicked [the subject’s] tinnitus were localized to just a tiny area.” In the new study, Sedley and The University of Iowa’s Phillip Gander contrasted brain activity during periods when tinnitus was relatively …

    April 26, 2015 12:06 am
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Health

  • Bristol-Myers says hepatitis C drug combination succeeds in study


    (Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said its experimental drug cured hepatitis C in over 90 percent of patients in combination with Gilead Sciences Inc’s Sovaldi and a commonly prescribed drug, ribavirin, in a late-stage study. Data presented at the International Liver Congress on Saturday showed that the combination cured 94 percent of the patients suffering from hepatitis C after a liver transplant and 83 percent of patients with severe scarring. There were no adverse events observed in the study, Bristol-Myers said on Saturday. Bristol-Myers has been testing the drug, daclatasvir, in combination with Sovaldi after shelving plans to market another hepatitis C drug, asunaprevir, in the United States. Asunaprevir was expected to face tough competition from more potent drugs for hepatitis C, such as Sovaldi and AbbVie Inc’s Viekira Pak. An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States are living with chronic hepatitis C infection and there are about 17,000 new hepatitis C cases …

    April 26, 2015 12:25 am
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Entertainment

  • Kate Hudson Gets All Dolled Up For A Dinner Date With Her Stylist


    Posted on Fri Apr 24th, 2015 9:44am PDT       By X17 Staff Kate Hudson and her stylist Sophie Lopez went to dinner at Hutchinson Cocktails Grill in West Hollywood on Thursday evening, and rather than going for a boho-chic look, the starlet wore dark lipstick and a winter-inspired ensemble. She certainly knows how to switch it up! Kate celebrated her 36th birthday on Sunday, and on Monday she went to dinner with her mom Goldie Hawn and Goldie’s longtime love Kurt Russell. So did she have a friendly dinner with former fiance/baby daddy Matt Bellamy? Doesn’t seem like it! Earlier this week it was revealed that the 36-year-old British rocker was dating 25-year-old model Elle Evans, who you may know as the hot topless blonde from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video. Matt definitely has a type! So what did Kate have to say about her ex dating her doppleganger? Check out the video below!   SEE THE …

    April 26, 2015 3:06 am
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Editorial

  • 100,000 Galaxies: What quest for alien ‘supercivilizations’ really tells us


    A Hubble Space Telescope image of galaxy cluster Abell 3827, where dark matter may have been observed interacting with itself during a galaxy collision. (ESO) Astronomers from Pennsylvania State University (PSU) have scrutinized 100,000 galaxies for signs of life – the most exhaustive such study ever undertaken – and recently published their results in the prestigious Astrophysical Journal. What did they find? Nothing. Nada. Nichts. Score one more failure for those who believe that life generally and human life specifically are nothing miraculous – that given enough time, life inevitably materializes on its own. “These galaxies are billions of years old,” explains Jason Wright, one of the PSU researchers quoted in a recent news article, “which should have been plenty of time for them to have been filled with alien civilizations, if they exist.” ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Plenty of time, indeed. Other recent and ongoing attempts to find signs of extraterrestrial life have come up empty handed …

    April 26, 2015 12:25 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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