• Nepal airport restricts larger planes

    Tribhuvan Airport has been the hub for international aid efforts for Nepal Nepal’s only international airport has banned larger aircraft carrying aid from landing because of concerns over its runway. Planes heavier than 196 tonnes...
  • Flames hope to rebound in Game 2 vs. Ducks

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Calgary Flames will try to put an embarrassing loss behind them when they visit the sizzling Anaheim Ducks on Sunday for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Flames are coming...
  • Baltimore lifts night-time curfew

    Baltimore lifts night-time curfew

    The protest over Gray’s death have been largely peaceful in recent days Baltimore has lifted an overnight curfew imposed this week following riots sparked by the death of a black man in police custody. The...
  • Baltimore lifts nighttime curfew

    Baltimore lifts nighttime curfew

    Baltimore has lifted an overnight curfew imposed this week, following riots sparked by the death of a black man in police custody. The curfew had been in place since Tuesday, after protests over the death...
  • Baltimore lifts overnight curfew

    Baltimore lifts overnight curfew

    Baltimore has lifted an overnight curfew imposed this week, following riots sparked by the death of a black man in custody. The curfew had been in place since Tuesday, when protests over the death of...
  • Families pay visit to new princess

    Family members have visited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new baby daughter at Kensington Palace. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall spent more than an hour with their new granddaughter. The Duchess...

Headline News

  • Baltimore lifts night-time curfew


    The protest over Gray’s death have been largely peaceful in recent days Baltimore has lifted an overnight curfew imposed this week following riots sparked by the death of a black man in police custody. The curfew had been in place since Tuesday, after protests over the death of Freddie Gray, 25, turned violent. His death has been ruled a homicide and six police officers are facing criminal charges. They deny wrongdoing. Gray was arrested on 12 April, and died a week later from injuries sustained in the back of a police van. Under the curfew, residents were ordered to stay home from 22:00 until 05:00, and officials had been expected to keep it in place for another day. But on Sunday morning, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she did not want to maintain it any longer than was necessary. “My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer …

    May 3, 2015 11:17 am
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Politics

  • FEC: Campaign money abuses out of control


    Money, money, money The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission says she’s largely given up hope of reining in abuses in raising and spending money in the 2016 presidential campaign and calls the agency she oversees “worse than dysfunctional.” In an interview with The New York Times, Ann M. Ravel says she was determined to “bridge the partisan gap” and see that the agency confronted its problems when she became its chair last December. She said she had now essentially abandoned efforts to work out agreements on what she saw as much-needed enforcement measures. Instead, Ravel said she plans on concentrating on getting information out publicly, rather than continuing what she sees as a futile attempt to take action against major violations, the Times reported in a story posted to its website Saturday night. She said she was resigned to the fact that “there is not going to be any real enforcement” in the coming …

    May 3, 2015 9:16 am
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Stocks

  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ hauls in second biggest box office opening ever


    Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man brought in one of the biggest openings in movie history. Disney and Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron” smashed the box office this weekend, but missed breaking the record for largest box office opening. The comic book film’s opening weekend pulled in an estimated $187.7 million, the second biggest in box office history. This number came up short of the series’ first film, “The Avengers,” which opened to a record $207.4 million in 2012. “Ultron” has made an estimated $627 million worldwide in just 12 days. The opening falls well short of industry projections, as some analysts were predicting an opening as high as $220 million just last week. However, record or not, with the mighty U.S. opening of “Ultron,” Marvel now holds the top three box office openings in movie history. (2013’s “Iron Man 3″ takes the third spot.) “Built into the Marvel DNA is that perfect combination …

    May 3, 2015 11:37 am
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Sports

  • Flames hope to rebound in Game 2 vs. Ducks


    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Calgary Flames will try to put an embarrassing loss behind them when they visit the sizzling Anaheim Ducks on Sunday for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Flames are coming off their first playoff series win in over a decade, but the club may have been caught resting on its laurels Thursday night at Anaheim’s Honda Center. The Ducks scored six straight goals to open the game and cruised to a lopsided 6-1 triumph, grabbing the early advantage in this best-of-seven set. Anaheim, the top seed in the West, has yet to lose in the 2015 postseason after sweeping Winnipeg in the opening round. “It’s a good wake-up call for us, for sure,” Calgary forward Mikael Backlund said. “We got a taste of what a really good playoff team is like.” Corey Perry had two goals and two assists while Ryan Getzlaf added a goal and three helpers to lead …

    May 3, 2015 11:17 am
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World News

  • Nepal airport restricts larger planes


    Tribhuvan Airport has been the hub for international aid efforts for Nepal Nepal’s only international airport has banned larger aircraft carrying aid from landing because of concerns over its runway. Planes heavier than 196 tonnes had been allowed to land after last week’s earthquake but restrictions have been imposed because of potholes on the runway, officials say. A government spokesman said the move would not affect aid efforts. More than 7,000 people died in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The chief of Nepal’s civil aviation authority, Mahendra Singh Rawal, told the BBC that there were no restrictions on medium-sized and smaller aircraft, and that the ban would be lifted after maintenance work to the runway. Also on Sunday, the United Nations said that the problem of customs controls holding up aid deliveries from the airport was “diminishing”. “The government has taken note of some of the concerns that we’ve expressed to them and they’ve addressed those,” …

    May 3, 2015 11:37 am
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Technology

  • Meet Da Poke Shack, one of the US’ finest restaurants — according to Yelp


    Da Poke Shack, a hole-in-the-wall lunch spot, became the highest-rated restaurant in the US by Yelp reviewers in 2014. Dara Kerr/CNET KONA, Hawaii — Albert Vasconcelles was fishing one day in February 2014 when an employee called with strange news. Da Poke Shack — Vasconcelles takeout eatery here — had just been named the No. 1 restaurant in the US by Yelp. The employee thought it was a crank call. “I was like, ‘ah whatevers,’” said Vasconcelles, in a Hawaiian accent. Then, he said, he went back to fishing. But Vasconcelles got another phone call — this time from Yelp. The online reviews site confirmed that Da Poke Shack was indeed the highest-rated restaurant on its list of the “Top 100 Places to Eat in the US.” Da Poke Shack isn’t some haute cuisine restaurant with white tablecloths, fine wines and a reservation wait list. Like the name implies, it’s a hole-in-the-wall lunch spot. It …

    May 3, 2015 8:36 am
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Science

  • Sustainability progress should precede seafood market access, researchers urge


    Demand for seafood from wild fisheries and aquaculture around the world has nearly doubled over the past four decades. In the past several years, major retailers in developed countries have committed to source their seafood from only sustainably certified fisheries and aquaculture, even though it is not clear where that supply will come from. A team of researchers led by the University of California, Davis, has focused its attention on fishery improvement projects, or FIPs, which are designed to bring seafood from wild fisheries to the certified market, with only a promise of sustainability in the future. They conclude that FIPs need to be fine tuned to ensure that fisheries are delivering on their promises. The researchers’ policy forum titled “Secure Sustainable Seafood from Developing Countries” will be published May 1 in the journal Science. “We’re cautiously optimistic that fishery improvement projects, which fast-track access to international markets, can lead to sustainable fisheries, especially in …

    May 3, 2015 8:57 am
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Health

  • Be a Responsible Camper


    SUNDAY, May 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When you camp out, take steps to reduce your impact on the environment, experts advise. The nonprofit group Tread Lightly recommends using existing campsites whenever possible and camping on durable surfaces. Other ways to minimize your “footprint” include placing tents on non-vegetated areas, not digging trenches around tents, and camping at least 200 feet from water, trails and other campsites. Pack out what you pack in, the organization advises in a news release. It’s also a good idea to carry a trash bag and pick up litter left by less considerate people. Other tips from the organization: Before setting out, repackage your food and snacks in resealable food bags. This will reduce the weight and trash you have to carry out. For cooking, use a camp stove instead of a campfire to reduce your impact on the land. If you must build a fire, use existing fire rings, …

    May 3, 2015 9:17 am
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Entertainment

  • Hilary Duff’s Tinder presence is all a huge sham, according to new reports


    More: 11 Creeps we hope Hilary Duff doesn’t run into on Tinder The former Lizzie McGuire star recently announced that she had joined Tinder and was already chatting to around nine guys. But while we initially thought this was a cute idea and a great way for Duff to meet interesting people in the wake of her divorce, it looks as though this was all just a ploy to hook a new reality show. According to TMZ, Duff might be swiping right so that she can get footage for a new reality TV show, because she’s reportedly planning on shooting footage of all the dates that she’s set up through Tinder. And she already has some footage, because sources told TMZ that the actress’s recent bowling alley date was filmed. More: Hilary Duff’s estranged husband fights back in heated custody battle Duff revealed a little more about the date with the guy, whose name is …

    May 2, 2015 8:10 pm
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Editorial

  • Tomorrow’s Cures Today: Let’s liberate medicine in America. Here’s our vision of health for the 21st Century


     (AP) Expediting the development and delivery of medical treatments—treatments that bring a new standard of care, or even actual cures for serious illnesses—should be a bipartisan goal, a mission of mercy that should be undertaken by both political parties. We are both involved with a new, non-profit organization, the Tomorrow’s Cures Today Foundation, which supports consumer choice and competition as one way to achieve this goal. We might note that time is especially critical for Lieutenant Commander (Ret.) Matt Bellina, who recently sent us an email that began: “My name is Matt. I‘m 31 years old, I’m a U.S. Navy veteran, I have a beautiful wife and two small boys, and I’m dying. I have ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and without hope for a cure, my doctors say I only have a couple of years left to live.” The world is a very different place today compared to 1962, when new federal legislation required …

    May 2, 2015 1:10 pm
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Odd News

  • Man sues Florida hospital after his leg found in the garbage


    MIAMI (Reuters) – A south Florida man is suing a hospital for emotional distress, saying his leg was amputated and thrown in the garbage with his name tag still on it. John Timiriasieff, 56, had his right leg amputated below the knee in October at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. “Rather than properly disposing of the plaintiff’s limb as expected and as required by Florida law, Doctors Hospital threw the Plaintiff’s amputated limb into the garbage, with tags indicating it belonged to the Plaintiff,” according to the lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. A month later, Timiriasieff said his family was contacted by homicide detectives investigating if he had been the victim of foul play. When the family went back to the hospital to find out what happened, they were told it would “provide no explanation for what had occurred,” the lawsuit said. Doctors Hospital Inc, part of the Baptist Health South …

    May 1, 2015 4:44 pm
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