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Toomey, Manchin's Bill Expands Gun Rights for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report - ‎Apr 12, 2013‎
Today vets who have financial problems are barred from owning guns. But a new bill will give a better chance for appeal. By Lauren Fox.
Letter, 4/14: Time for gun law change
Collins, King support gun law
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Police officer fired over Trayvon Martin shooting target

Orlando Sentinel - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Port Canaveral police sergeant was fired Friday after an internal investigation showed he offered other officers a target resembling Trayvon Martin to use for shooting practice.
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Venezuelans Set to Vote for New President

Voice of America - ‎5 hours ago‎
Venezuelans choose a new president Sunday in a special election to find a successor to the late Hugo Chavez. The campaign has been unusually bitter, full of personal insults and strong language from both candidates.
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Isner Reaches Clay Court Final

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
John Isner got his big serve working after a slow start to reach the final of the United States Men's Clay Court Championship, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, in Houston.
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Joshua Tree targeted by graffiti vandals using social media

Los Angeles Times
1 hour ago
Written by
Phil Willon
Joshua Tree National Park has become a destination of taggers, and the graffiti has visitors and park officials outraged. "We come to this place because it's not as touristy as surrounding national parks, and you don't run into as many people.
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Indonesian Crash May Boost Lion Air's Rivals, Says Credit Suisse

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
The crash of a Lion Air jet at the resort town of Bali in Indonesia may temporarily help other budget carriers battling in the rapidly growing market, a Credit Suisse official said Sunday.
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China committed to maintaining peace on Korean Peninsula: State Councilor

Xinhua - ‎15 hours ago‎
BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said here Saturday that China is committed to maintaining peace and stability and advancing the denuclearization process on the Korean Peninsula.
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Guards, detainees clash at Guantanamo Bay over raid

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Guards and prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison clashed Saturday as the military attempted to move hunger strikers out of a communal section of the detention center on the U.S.
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Pakistan bus bombing kills eight

BBC News - ‎16 hours ago‎
At least eight people have been killed in a bomb explosion on a bus in Peshawar in north-western Pakistan. Police said the attack happened as the bus was travelling though a busy market in suburb of the city, on its way to a nearby town.

Big Sur: Four rescued after tug boat sinks

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
BIG SUR -- Four people are safe after the Coast Guard airlifted them to safety when their vessel sank Saturday afternoon. The Coast Guard received a distress called from the tug named Delta Captain at 2:55 p.m.
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Avalanches in Snoqualmie leave snowshoer missing

The Seattle Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
At least one person was missing and three hurt in two avalanches near Snoqualmie Pass on Saturday. By Brian M. Rosenthaland Dominic Gates.
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School apologizes for 'Nazi' writing assignment

Albany Times Union - ‎Apr 12, 2013‎
Comment on the story on the Schools blog. Albany. Think like a Nazi, the assignment required students. Argue why Jews are evil. Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked this week as part of a persuasive writing assignment to make ...
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Big drop in jobless claims: this week in the economy

Christian Science Monitor - ‎15 hours ago‎
After disappointing unemployment figures for March, an unexpected drop in the number of people applying for jobless benefits last week was a welcome surprise.
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Indices Pass Test With Flying Colors

AdviceTrade - ‎Apr 12, 2013‎
The stock market indices had another test today and passed with flying colors. In the early morning they dipped, and dipped hard, taking out near-term support, but not the key levels that we were looking for at 2838 Nasdaq 100, and near 1570-75 on the S&P ...
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Twitter acquisition move hints at music service

BBC News - ‎Apr 12, 2013‎
Micro-blogging site Twitter is rumoured to be launching a new music service after buying the music discovery site We Are Hunted. We Are Hunted confirmed the deal, adding "there's no question that Twitter and music go well together" - and said it was shutting ...
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Xbox LIVE is currently down, Microsoft is working hard to fix it

SlashGear - ‎7 hours ago‎
If you're trying again and again to sign into your Xbox LIVE account, you're not alone, and it's not your fault. According to the Xbox LIVE Status page, several Xbox LIVE services are currently down, and Microsoft is working diligently to correct the issue.
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Massive Attack on WordPress Sites by Hackers Reported

Headlines & Global News - ‎3 hours ago‎
WordPress, one of the largest blogging platforms in the world, has been hacked again by the hackers. Unidentified hackers aim was to capture and retrieve login credentials for accounts that work at administrator levels.
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Dark Souls tops 2.3 million sales - ‎22 hours ago‎
Dark Souls Screenshot According to Japanese site Gpara (via NeoGAF), the sales figure was revealed at the start of a Dark Souls 2 press conference.
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Farrah Abraham sends cease-and-desist letter to Vivid Entertainment to halt sex ... - ‎2 hours ago‎
The latest development in the Farrah Abraham-James Deen sex tape circus is that the Teen Mom star has changed her mind and doesn't want the tape to be produced after all.
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'Glee' Season Finale Update: [SPOILER] Pops the Question!

14 hours ago
Written by
Deena Bustillo
WARNING: Don't read any further if you want the season finale of Glee to be a complete surprise. Now that's out of the way: Are you ready for a seriously exciting spoiler?
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Spurrier's light-hearted spring game at South Carolina includes TD pass to ...

Fox News - ‎9 hours ago‎
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The most watched player at South Carolina got just one play at Saturday's spring game. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier had all-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney run he coach's annual pass-to-someone-coming-off-the-sideline ...
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Sports Log: Jose Reyes probably won't be back until All-Star break - ‎5 hours ago‎
BASEBALL. Reyes (ankle) out until All-Star break. All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes likely will be sidelined until the All-Star break because of a severely sprained left ankle suffered Friday night.
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Morrow shows Penguins the way to win

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) celebrates with Brenden Morrow (10) and other teammates after scoring a goal against Florida in the first period.
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Battle for FSU's starting QB spot turning into two-man race
3 hours ago
Written by
Patrik Nohe
TALLAHASSEE -- Headed into Florida State's annual Garnet and Gold spring game, the Seminoles were holding a four-man competition to replace quarterback EJ Manuel.
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FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns stalemate rings in NWSL - ‎31 minutes ago‎
It only took three minutes for the new National Women's Soccer League to find its first goal scorer, with FC Kansas City's Renae Cueller winning her battle with Portland Thorns' defender Rachel Buehler before beating Karina LeBlanc in the third minute of ...
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Half-Human, Half Ape Ancestor Walked Pigeon-Toed

Discovery News - ‎Apr 12, 2013‎
To put a human face on our ancestors, scientists from the Senckenberg Research Institute used sophisticated methods to form 27 model heads based on tiny bone fragments, teeth and skulls collected from across the globe.
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Ice-Free Arctic Possibly Within The Next Decade Or Two, New NOAA Report Says - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The Arctic Ocean may be free of summer sea-ice as soon as sometime this decade, according to a new report from NOAA. As the report notes, it isn't a question of if the Arctic will have ice-free summers, it's simply when.
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Hawaii Panel Approves Telescope Plan

New York Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
HONOLULU (AP) - A plan to build the world's largest optical telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii has won approval from the State Board of Land and Natural Resources.
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Sounds can Help Strengthen Memory during Sleep

Nature World News - ‎Apr 12, 2013‎
Sounds that are in sync with the brain's slow oscillations help enhance memory, a new study reported. Slow oscillations in the brain occur during slow-wave sleep and are associated with memory.
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FDA advisory panel to reconsider Avandia safety

Reuters - ‎Apr 12, 2013‎
By Ransdell Pierson. Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:19pm EDT. (Reuters) - A federal health advisory panel in June will reconsider safety data on GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Avandia diabetes drug, although the British drugmaker on Friday said it has not sought permission to ...
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