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Barack Obama Says More U.S. Sanctions Are 'Teed Up' Against Russia

Thursday April 24th, 2014 09:50:55 AM
More U.S. sanctions against Russia are "teed up" and ready to be put in place if Moscow does not honor a peace deal on Ukraine, President Barack Obama said Thursday.The U.S. and Russia signed an accord in Geneva last week committing to a plan to solve the crisis by diplomatic means.

No Charges in Heiress Huguette Clark's $300 Million Fortune

Thursday April 24th, 2014 09:35:22 AM Bill Dedman
NEW YORK — The Manhattan district attorney has closed the well-publicized investigation of the handling of the $300 million fortune of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark — without charging anyone with a crime.

Marooned Snorkelers Rescued in Australia After Scrawling SOS in Sand

Thursday April 24th, 2014 09:19:48 AM
Five marooned snorkelers were rescued after the huge "SOS" message they scrawled in a sandbar was spotted by a helicopter.The group was winched to safety after their boat broke its anchor and drifted while they were exploring a rocky outcrop off Australia's Whitsundays Islands on Monday.

South Korea Ferry Crew: We Were Ordered to Abandon Sinking Ship

Thursday April 24th, 2014 09:19:47 AM
A crew member on the sunken South Korean ferry said on Thursday she and her colleagues were "under command" to abandon ship while passengers were trapped on board.The unidentified crew member spoke briefly to reporters on the way from court back into detention.

South Korean Ferry Tragedy Spawned by Twists of Fate

Thursday April 24th, 2014 09:19:46 AM Bill Neely
In every disaster, numerous, often unconnected elements combine like atoms smashing together to create chaos and death. South Korea's worst disaster in decades was no different. It was the perfect storm.

Three Americans Slain at CURE Hospital in Kabul

Thursday April 24th, 2014 09:04:12 AM Fazul Rahim and Cassandra Vinograd
KABUL, Afghanistan - A rogue cop shot and killed at least three Americans at a children's hospital in the Afghan capital on Thursday, officials said.The attack is the second time this month a member of the Afghan security forces has turned a gun on foreign civilians.The U.S.

South Korea Ferry Watchdog Raided in Corruption Probe

Thursday April 24th, 2014 08:48:40 AM
South Korean prosecutors said on Thursday that they had raided the shipping safety watchdog as part of their expanded investigation following the fatal sinking of the Sewol ferry.

Three Americans Slain at Hospital in Kabul, Afghan Cop Says

Thursday April 24th, 2014 08:48:39 AM Fazul Rahim and Cassandra Vinograd
KABUL, Afghanistan - A rogue cop shot and killed at least three Americans at a children's hospital on Thursday, a police chief in the Afghan capital told NBC News.The attack is the second time this month a member of the Afghan security forces has turned a gun on foreign civilians.

Penguins Blow Three-Goal Lead, Fall in OT to Blue Jackets

Thursday April 24th, 2014 07:46:25 AM

The Blue Jackets scored with 22 seconds left to tie it and then score only a couple minutes into OT to stun the Penguins and tie the series at 2-2.

Aston Martin Signed by Michael Jordan, Other Greats, Up for Bids

Thursday April 24th, 2014 07:46:24 AM Erica Emmich
When spending six figures or more on a luxury sports car, most buyers inspect every inch to make sure there are no marks on it, but this 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish is the ultimate exception to that rule — the more marked up, the more valuable it is.

Miami Heat Survive 'Pedestrian Performance' vs. Bobcats

Thursday April 24th, 2014 07:46:23 AM

The Bobcats came close, but the Heat held on late in the fourth quarter to take a 2-0 lead to Charlotte.

Afghan Police Officer Kills Three Foreigners at Hospital in Kabul

Thursday April 24th, 2014 07:46:22 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan - A cop shot and killed at least three foreigners at a hospital run by a U.S.-based charity in the Afghan capital on Thursday, a senior police source said.The police officer gunned down five people before being shot and injured.

Holy Hemihelix! Scientists Discover a Bizarre Twist

Thursday April 24th, 2014 07:15:19 AM Alan Boyle
Researchers have figured out how to create a natural helix that looks like the tangle in a telephone cord — and that discovery could lead to new kinds of nanocircuitry.The new twist is called a "hemihelix," and it's not really that new.

LaMarcus Aldridge Puts Up 43 as Trail Blazers Beat Rockets

Thursday April 24th, 2014 07:15:18 AM

Trail Blazers forward Lamarcus Aldridge scored 43 points with eight rebounds and three blocks in Portland’s 112-105 Game 2 win Wednesday.

Patrick Kane Scores OT Winner as Blackhawks Tie Up Series

Thursday April 24th, 2014 06:44:17 AM

Patrick Kane added to his big-game legacy with an OT winner to lock his Chicago Blackhawks up 2-2 with the St. Louis Blues.

President Obama Arrives at Imperial Palace to Meet Japanese Emperor

Thursday April 24th, 2014 05:26:39 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Emperor Akihito, second left, and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday, local time.

Obama Urges China and Japan to Resolve Island Spat

Thursday April 24th, 2014 05:26:38 AM
President Barack Obama on Thursday called on China and Japan to resolve their long-simmering dispute over islands in the East China Sea.

More Than 7 Percent of Kids on Behavioral Meds

Thursday April 24th, 2014 05:26:36 AM Maggie Fox
A new survey finds that 7.5 percent of children aged 6–17 are taking some sort of prescription medicine for emotional or behavioral difficulties.It’s a first look at the problem, and supports evidence that more and more U.S.

Blackhawks Tie Series With Blues in Overtime Win

Thursday April 24th, 2014 05:26:35 AM

Patrick Kane added to his big-game legacy with a 4-3 OT winner to lock his Chicago Blackhawks up 2-2 with the St. Louis Blues.

FDA Proposes First E-Cigarette Rules

Thursday April 24th, 2014 04:24:28 AM Maggie Fox
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed asserting its authority over new tobacco products on Thursday, including e-cigarettes, flavored cigars and nicotine gels.

Kansas Slay Suspect Jeffrey Chapman Wanted to Erase 'Murder' Ink

Thursday April 24th, 2014 04:08:55 AM
A Kansas slaying suspect wanted to save his neck by getting the tattoo he splashed across it — the word "murder" spelled backward — inked over in jail.But county officials balked at Jeffrey Chapman's request for a personal needling session in lockup.

Decision on Sriracha Plant Tabled

Thursday April 24th, 2014 04:08:55 AM

City residents and Sriracha plant owner meet to determine the fate of a Sriracha plant.

Manson Follower 'Squeaky' Fromme Cool and Calm in Mental Exam Tape

Thursday April 24th, 2014 04:08:54 AM
A judge released a recording of an interview with former Manson “family” member Lynette Alice “Squeaky” Fromme, the woman who tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford -- almost 39 years after her failed attempt.U.S. District Judge Kimberly J.

Spacewalk Selfie! NASA Astronaut Shares Self-Portrait

Thursday April 24th, 2014 04:08:53 AM Alan Boyle
During Wednesday's fast-track spacewalk, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio complained that his arms were too short to take a selfie. But that didn't stop him from trying, or from sharing the results."The spacesuit makes it very difficult to get a good selfie.

Dog Bathroom Unveiled at Detroit Airport

Thursday April 24th, 2014 03:37:48 AM

The dog rest area, intended for service dogs in transit, includes fake hydrants and a lawn with sprinklers.

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