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Tornado slams Wichita, Kan.; 'uncontrolled chaos' reported

Los Angeles Times -
By Matt Pearce KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A tornado hit Wichita on Saturday night as a series of storms tore through central Kansas. The number of injuries and the extent of the damage could not be immediately confirmed, but local media reported that a ...

Kim stresses 'military first' in debut speech

Financial Times -
By Christian Oliver in Seoul Barack Obama, US president, said North Korea's leaders should spend money on the starving population rather than ballistics.

Opposition: Syrian forces pummel Homs from the sky

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Government helicopters pounded the besieged city of Homs from the sky, opposition activists said Sunday, three days after a so-called cease-fire in Syria.

How the plan to tax millionaires more might play out in the election

Kansas City Star -
By DAVID LIGHTMAN WASHINGTON -- The White House and congressional Democrats think they have the ideal issue to use against Republicans all year - that the GOP is eager to give tax breaks to the rich.

Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick fall short in late stages again

By Seth Livingstone, USA TODAY FORT WORTH - After being foiled late in a race once again in its quest for a 200th Sprint Cup victory, the good news for Hendrick Motorsports is that its next chance comes at Kansas Speedway, site of win No.

Analysis: China currency move nails hard landing risk coffin

Reuters -
By Nick Edwards | BEIJING (Reuters) - China's weekend reform of its currency regime nails shut the coffin on the last remains of doubt about whether the world's second biggest economy has successfully steered a course past a hard economic landing.
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Egypt bars 10 candidates from presidential polls

Times of India -
CAIRO: Egypt's Election Commission has barred 10 presidential hopefuls, including former spy chief Omar Suleiman and Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat al-Shater, from running in the upcoming polls, a move that could dramatically alter the race for the ...

West optimistic after Iran talks

euronews -
Western powers say they are cautiously optimistic after the first talks with Iran over its nuclear programme in more than a year. Although Tehran has not budged on the key issue of uranium enrichment, talks in Istanbul were described as positive and ...

Nearly 400 escape in Pakistan jailbreak

By Lehaz Ali (AFP) - 4 hours ago PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Nearly 400 prisoners including militants escaped early Sunday from a jail in northwestern Pakistan after an attack by insurgents armed with guns, grenades and rockets, officials said.

Israel moves to block pro-Palestinian "fly-in"

Reuters -
By Jeffrey Heller | JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A pro-Palestinian "fly-in" to Tel Aviv got off to a slow start on Sunday after Israel scrambled to block activists from boarding flights in Europe.

Drug war, including legalization, hot topic at Summit of the Americas

US President Barack Obama attends the opening ceremony at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia on April 14. (CNN) -- The second and final day of the Summit of the Americas takes place in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, where leaders from ...

Human remains at Titanic shipwreck site?

Chicago Sun-Times -
BY AP April 15, 2012 1:40AM The remains of a coat and boots in the mud on the seabed near the Titanic's stern, could be evidence of where a victim of the disaster came to rest, a US official says.

New jersey mayor carries woman out of burning home

Southeast Missourian -
By SAMANTHA HENRY ~ AP NEWARK, NJ -- In a smoky stairwell, with embers falling from the ceiling and his neighbor slung over his shoulder, Cory Booker called it his "proverbial come-to-Jesus moment.

Best Buy names locations of closing stores

The Daily Advertiser -
AP Neither Lafayette's Best Buy store nor any other Louisiana Best Buy was named in the company's list of 50 closures to be completed by the end of the year.

Last-minute tax tips for procrastinators

Scranton Times-Tribune -
By DAVE CARPENTER (AP) CHICAGO - Getting an extra two days to file taxes beyond the usual April 15 tax filing deadline isn't likely to cure a nation of procrastinators this year.

Why Citigroup's Earnings May Surprise

DailyFinance -
By Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, The Motley Fool Thanks to the earnings reports from Wells Fargo (NYS: WFC) and JPMorgan Chase (NYS: JPM) on Friday, we have a bit of color on the banking sector -- and a bit of a jump start on what to expect as Citigroup (NYS: ...

Global stocks, euro sag as China GDP spooks investors

Reuters -
By Richard Leong | NEW YORK (Reuters) - US stocks closed out its worst week this year and the euro fell on Friday after disappointing Chinese growth data stoked worries about the strength of the global economy and a rise in Spain's borrowing costs ...

More CEOs resign amid controversy

Detroit Free Press -
By Anne D'Innocenzio AP NEW YORK -- Innocent until proven guilty? Maybe not if the defendant is a CEO and the jury is a company's board of directors.

What? Mitt and Ann Romney Don't Even Have a Maid?

Sunshine State News (blog) -
Now the news is out that, not only did Ann Romney stay at home to care for her five boys, she didn't get a lick of help from maids or nannies.

Rosen's Romney slight ignites Twitter, outpaces Bieber

Fox News -
Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen apologized Thursday to Ann Romney, wife of presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, for criticizing her choice to be a stay-at-home mother -- but not before sparking a political ...

Google Is Faulted for Impeding US Inquiry on Data Collection

New York Times -
SAN FRANCISCO - When Google first revealed in 2010 that cars it was using to map streets were also sweeping up sensitive personal information from wireless home networks, it called the data collection a mistake.

Will Apple's game plan beat the trustbusters?

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The challenge for Apple's attorneys is presenting a different picture of the e-book market than the one offered by the Department of Justice, experts say.

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb in coma

Times of India -
Robin Gibb, singer with the legendary British band the Bee Gees, was in a coma in hospital Sunday after contracting pneumonia in his battle against cancer.

Beastie Boys, Guns N'Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers enter the Rock and Roll ...

HitFix -
By Tom Withers (AP) Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 3:59 AM Ronnie Wood, Flea and Billie Joe Armstrong perform during the finale of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions in Cleveland.

'American Idol' judges save Sanchez from elimination - omg!

San Francisco Luxury News -
Judges storm stage to save Jessica Sanchez, who received the fewest viewer votes on Thursday. It was the first time at the bottom for Sanchez Los Angeles: The American Idol judges didn't stutter: Jessica Sanchez “ain't going home.

Neil snaps Sens to series-tying victory in OT

Chicago Tribune -
New York, NY - Chris Neil scored just 77 seconds into overtime as the Ottawa Senators took a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Giants closer Brian Wilson could be out for the season

Los Angeles Times -
By Chuck Schilken Brian Wilson's season could be over after an MRI exam on the San Francisco Giants closer's right elbow revealed structural damage and an issue with the ligament.

Kemp hits two homers as Dodgers beat Padres 6-1

HeraldNet -
AP LOS ANGELES - Getting Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp rolling early in the season has helped the Los Angeles Dodgers to the best start in the majors.

Uranus Auroras Spotted by Hubble Telescope Scientists [VIDEO]

Mashable -
Conditions are bizarre on the peculiar seventh planet in our solar system, Uranus. Much is different from our planet, including auroras, which were spotted by the Hubble telescope last November.

Majorana particle glimpsed in lab

BBC News -
By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News Scientists think they may finally have seen evidence for a famously elusive quarry in particle physics.

Beer makes men smarter: study

New York Daily News -
By Corky Siemaszko / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS They found that men with a couple beers under their belts were actually better at solving brain-teasers than their sober counterparts.

Study: Memory 're-consolidation' may keep drug addicts from relapsing

GlobalPost -
Chinese scientists have found that disassociating memories that link "cues" like needles or cigarettes to the pleasurable effects of drugs made relapsing less likely.


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