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    Letcher man who starred in snake-handling TV show is charged with a dr... - Kentucky.com 2 hours ago

        A man who once appeared in a reality TV show about snake-handling was among several suspects arrested in a county drug roundup, the Letcher County Sheriff's Department confirmed Wednesday.Click to Continue »

    Cell 'kill switch' to become standard - CNN 3 hours ago

        The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping data, is expected to become standard in 2015.

    Clippers' Griffin out for finale because of 16th tech - CBS Sports 3 hours ago

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    Prince George Touches Down in Australia Sporting an Outfit Reminiscent... - E Online 3 hours ago

        Like father, like son. Well, 31 years later, that is. When Prince George touched down in Australia with Prince William and Kate Middleton on Wednesday, the 8-month-old future King of...

    Police: 2 arrested in connection with armed robbery of convenience sto... - Kentucky.com 2 hours ago

        Two men have been charged in the armed robbery of a convenience store in Meade County, according to Kentucky State Police.Click to Continue »

    Entertainment News
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        Okay. Stay with us on this one. Does it not look like Solange Knowles put on that bright orange jacket with the intention of it serving as a dress then had to come up with a quick solution the...

    Lorde Claims Magazine Photoshopped Her Nose, Meanwhile Glows on Cover ... - E Online NEW!

        Do we have another retouch mishap on our hands? Lorde posted a photo from her spread for the May issue of Fashion Magazine on Twitter today, and while the 17-year-old singer looks...

    Valerie Harper Is Not Cancer-Free: "I Have Hope for the Future&qu... - E Online NEW!

        Despite reports to the contrary, Valerie Harper is not cancer-free. After an "erroneous quote" in Closer Weekly, in which the TV icon reportedly declared she was "absolutely...

    Jenny McCarthy's Engagement Ring: All the Details on Her 10-Karat Yell... - E Online 1 hour ago

        We've got all the exclusive details on Jenny McCarthy's engagement ring! Earlier today, the 41-year-old View cohost announced she is engaged to Donnie Wahlberg before debuting...

    Amber Heard and Her Pink Wig Continue to Film Scenes for New Movie in ... - E Online 1 hour ago

        Amber Heard is still busy on the set of her latest film. The 27-year-old actress was spotted shooting scenes for her movie When I Live My Life Over Again in New York this...

    Financial News
    China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place: sources - Reuters 1 hour ago

        BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said.

    Weak U.S. prices, not inflation, the threat now: Fed's Yellen - Reuters 1 hour ago

        NEW YORK (Reuters) - Persistently low inflation poses a more immediate threat to the U.S. economy than rising prices, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, stressing that the U.S. central bank would be delivering policy stimulus for some time to come.

    Syrian opposition accuses Assad's forces of new poison gas attack - Reuters 3 hours ago

        BEIRUT (Reuters) - Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics.

    Janet Yellen to Wall Street: don't panic - CNN Money 4 hours ago

        Wall Street was a lot more pleased with Fed Chief Janet Yellen's latest remarks on interest rates

    Yellen says full U.S. employment coming into view, slowly - Reuters 4 hours ago

        NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday the U.S. economy appeared to be slowly moving toward full employment, but that it would need help from the central bank for some time to come.

    Health News
    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling - AP 1 hour ago

        NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting....

    Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic - AP 1 hour ago

        MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with her unborn child....

    Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain - AP 1 hour ago

        Scientists say that the Ebola (ee-BOH'-lah) virus that has killed scores of people this year in Guinea (GIH'-nee) is a new strain. That means it did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations....

    New SAT: What will those questions look like? - AP 3 hours ago

        WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students....

    UK unemployment keeps falling amid recovery - AP 8 hours ago

        LONDON (AP) -- Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation for the first time since 2010....

    Regional News
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    Opponents of Murray center closure win round in court - The Southern NEW!

        SPRINGFIELD -- A state appeals court has ruled in favor a group of parents trying to stop Gov. Pat Quinn from closing a state-run developmental center in Centralia.

    Beshear: It's 'too early to determine' if special session needed for a... - Kentucky.com 1 hour ago

        Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday it's "too early to determine" if a special legislative session will be needed to deal with an anti-heroin bill, funding for a renovation of Rupp…Click to Continue »

    Clarksville woman convicted of stealing police car, high speed chase d... - The Leaf Chronicle 1 hour ago

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    Science News
    Honeybees in East Africa Resist Deadly Pathogens - National Geographic 1 hour ago

        A new study reveals that East African honeybees are resistant to the pathogens blamed for colony collapses elsewhere.

    Declining catch rates in Caribbean green turtle fishery may be result ... - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua's legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida.

    High disease load reduces mortality of children - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        Children who have been conceived during a severe epidemic are more resistant against other pathogens later in life. For the first time this has been proved by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, for the 18th century epidemics of measles and smallpox in the Canadian province of Quebec.

    Family ties in the language jungle - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        Max Planck researchers reveal relationships between rare languages in the Colombian Amazon.

    The surprising consequences of banning chocolate milk - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        The new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study by Andrew Hanks, David Just, and Brian Wansink, found that eliminating chocolate milk from elementary schools decreased total milk sales by 10 percent, and increased milk waste by 29 percent. Additionally, the ban may have been a factor in a 7 percent decrease in District's Lunch Program participation. Nutritionally, after the milk substitution, students on average consumed less sugar and fewer calories, but also consumed less protein and calcium.

    Sports News
    Georgia QB Murray healthy, impressive in pro day - CBS Sports NEW!

        Georgia QB Murray healthy, impressive in pro day

    Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017 - Yahoo Sports 1 hour ago

        ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta has become the newest city in Major League Soccer with an expansion franchise that will begin play in 2017.

    Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim - Yahoo Sports 1 hour ago

        PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona detective says the DNA of former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them last year at a Tempe apartment.

    Texans' Foster: NCAA's unlimited food for athletes still not enough - FOX Sports 1 hour ago

        When the NCAA announced on Tuesday that college athletes will now have unlimited food and snacks, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster still wasn't satisfied.

    Yasiel Puig's 'other stuff' lingers as Dodgers lose to Giants - FOX Sports 2 hours ago

        The details of Puig's defection from Cuba -- including reported death threats directed at the Dodgers outfielder -- have become the pink elephant inside the Dodgers clubhouse.

    Technology News
    Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints - PC World NEW!

        Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.Revenue for the quarter ended March 31 was US$15.42 billion, Google reported Wednesday. That was a healthy jump from last year but less than the $15.52 billion analysts had been expecting, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.Google’s earnings per share, excluding costs like those from the sale of its Motorola Mobility division, were $6.27 per share, which was better than last year but also lower than expected.The results hurt Google’s share price in trading after hours. Its stock was down about 3 percent at the time of this report, to $541.13.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    People Like Their Music Served Medium Funky - Wired NEW!

        For all but the shyest of wallflowers, moving to music is a natural human response. But what is it about a catchy tune that makes us groove? Scientists think they’ve figured out at least part of the recipe: just the right mix of regular rhythms and unexpected beats. The researchers came to this conclusion with […]

    AT&T wearables to hit the smartwatch runway soon - PC World 1 hour ago

        Smartwatches for use on AT&T’s network will be out this year, a company executive said Wednesday.“I think you’ll see wide-area, high-bandwidth [smart]watches this year at some point,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices at AT&T, in an interview.The company has a group working in Austin, Texas, on thousands of wearable-device prototypes, and is also looking at certifying third-party devices for use on its network, Lurie said.“A majority of stuff you’re going to see today that’s truly wearable is going to be in a watch form factor to start,” Lurie said. If smartwatch use takes off—“and we believe it can,” Lurie said—then those devices could become hubs for wearable computing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling - PC World 1 hour ago

        A U.S. federal court has affirmed contempt charges against Lavabit, rejecting an attempt by company attorneys to argue new issues on appeal.The ruling, released Wednesday by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, upheld contempt of court charges brought against the now-defunct secure email provider last August for refusing to hand over records of a user in a timely manner. The ruling leaves for a future court the question of whether, and under what circumstances, the government can legally spy on encrypted emails.Although Lavabit founder and operator Ladar Levison and his lawyers had hoped to challenge the legality of using pen trap devices on encrypted communications, the appeals court decided not to consider the lawyer’s arguments, citing improper procedural handling of the case on the part of Lavabit and its legal team.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump - AP 1 hour ago

        NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exasperated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets....

    US News
    John Edwards returns to court practicing law - Yahoo NEW!

        GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case.

    Philadelphia using 'robo-calls' as weapon in war on illegal signs - Yahoo 1 hour ago

        By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia is taking on businesses that blanket its neighborhoods with illegal paper and plastic signs by using automated phone calls to disrupt the operations of people who post them along with contact numbers. "It's as plain as that," said Philadelphia Streets Commissioner David Perri. "We hook them up to robo-calls so all their voicemails get filled up." City officials are recording phone numbers on the advertisements, which hype everything from cash for junk cars to fixer upper homes.

    Portland reservoir flush planned after teen cited for urination - Fox News 1 hour ago

        Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.

    Big Flush II: Teen cited for urinating in city water; Portland to drai... - Fox News 1 hour ago

        Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.

    Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited - Yahoo 1 hour ago

        PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.

    World News
    US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine - AP 1 hour ago

        WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities....

    Japan, S. Korea talk over 'comfort women' issue - CNN 1 hour ago

        Japan and South Korea are meeting over the controversial issue of 'comfort women' during WWII. Paula Hancocks reports.

    Japan, S. Korea talk over 'comfort women' - CNN 1 hour ago

        Japan and South Korea are meeting over the controversial issue of 'comfort women' during WWII. Paula Hancocks reports.

    Despite drought, Dominican Republic going ahead with artificial beach ... - Fox News 1 hour ago

        The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought.

    Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing - AP 2 hours ago

        MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers....

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