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Obama to name Charlotte mayor to transportation post

UPI.com - ‎35 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to succeed Ray LaHood as transportation secretary, the White House said.
Obama to name Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx as transportation chief
Obama to tap Charlotte mayor to run Transportation - Huffington Post
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Man stabs 4 people at church in Albuquerque - USA Today

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man jumped over several pews at an Albuquerque Catholic church and stabbed several members in the choir area just as Mass was ending Sunday, Albuquerque police said.
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Suicide Bomber Kills 7 in Pakistan

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber killed 7 people and wounded 29 on a busy road here early on Monday, officials said, in the latest episode of violence as Pakistan moves nervously toward elections scheduled for May 11.
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What's left of Lakers isn't nearly enough to beat Spurs

Los Angeles Times
2 hours ago
Written by
Mike Bresnahan
The free giveaways made sense, handed off to all Lakers fans as they entered Staples Center. White towels to wave. The Lakers completed the symbolism by waving the white flag, throwing in the towel, whatever metaphor you chose in a season-ending ...
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'Game of Thrones' Recap: Jaime Reveals His Kingslayer Origin Story

Hollywood Reporter - ‎1 hour ago‎
Comments. Jon Snow becomes a man, Robb doles at justice and Tyrion gets an offer he'd like to refuse. Jaime Lannister. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
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Europe's Morning MoneyBeat

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Europe's financial markets are opening with a cautious tone Monday, with key central bank meetings this week by the Federal Reserve and the ECB, not to mention Friday's U.S.
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Mayhem greets Italy's grand coalition

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mario Monti and his technocrats were propelled into office 18 months ago by an external crisis on panicking debt markets. By contrast, Italy's unprecedented “grand coalition” agreed by left, right and centrist parties at the weekend is confronted by the country's ...
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North Korea to build replica of Big Ben in Pyongyang theme park

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pyongyang's take on Augustus Pugin's iconic clock tower will feature in a theme park that is planned to open this year, the Associated Press reported on Monday.
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Iraq shuts down 10 television channels

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government ordered 10 predominantly Sunni Muslim satellite television channels to cease broadcasting Sunday, accusing them of encouraging the sectarian unrest that left more than 200 people dead in a week of violence in northern ...
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Greek Job Market Woes Deepen As Lawmakers Approve Plan For Layoffs

RTT News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Unemployment woes in Greece is set to intensify further with the Parliament on Sunday approving a new bill that paves for around 15,000 civil service layoffs by the end of next year.
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One World Trade Center to have final pieces of spire installed

Fox News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building. And when the last pieces of its spire rise to the roof -- weather permitting -- the 104-floor skyscraper that replaces the fallen twin towers will be just feet from becoming the highest in the Western ...
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We're gonna need a bigger beach

TheDay.com - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Jeff Henry takes a photo of his son, Joel Henry, 9, as they look at the body of a 28½-foot male basking shark weighing several tons that washed up on Misquamicut Beach in Westerly Sunday morning.
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In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites - NECN.com

NECN - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack ...
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Mom Abducted From Late Shift Job

ABC News - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The disappearance of a Michigan mother who was last seen working the late shift at a gas station was reclassified today as an abduction, as the woman's family pleaded for her safe return.
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Dimon Loses Key Lieutenant

Wall Street Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
One of the most trusted allies of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive James Dimon left the nation's largest bank to run a payment-processing company, the latest executive to depart after a multibillion-dollar trading blunder.
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IMF warns over strong capital inflows into Asia

Financial Times - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Strong capital inflows into Asia have increased the risks stemming from rapid credit growth and rising asset prices, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.
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US Earnings Beating Forecasts but Jury's Out on Rest of Season - CNBC.com

CNBC.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
U.S. companies have easily beaten expectations for first-quarter earnings so far in the reporting season, but nearly half of the members of the S&P 500 are yet to announce results and they are unlikely to be as robust.
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Say adios to the Meebo Bar on June 6th

VatorNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
When Google purchased Meebo in June of last year, for a reported $100 million, it shut down nearly all of Meebo's products, including Meebo Messenger, Sharing on Meebo, Meebo Me, and all of Meebo's apps.
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LivingSocial hacked; 50 million affected

CNET - ‎Apr 26, 2013‎
Hackers target LivingSocial, stealing the personal data of more than 50 million people in an enormous security breach. Seth Rosenblatt.

Save Our Shows: Vote ends, wait begins - USA Today

USA TODAY - ‎8 hours ago‎
No. 1 was 'CSI: NY,' but results among the 116,800 votes bear further investigation. csi ny sos. Sela Ward (Det. Jo Danville) and Gary Sinise (Det.
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It's a somber day as Mad Men tackles assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Daily Mail - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Mad Men tackles it's toughest subject matter yet - the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The critically acclaimed series last night stepped away from the love lives and day-to-day professional bickering of its advertising executives as the historic April 4, ...
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Philly icon set to knock out Broadway - Philly.com

Philly.com
1 hour ago
Written by
Molly Eichel
Producers of a musical version of "Rocky" have announced that they are bringing the story of the Italian Stallion to Broadway after a run in Hamburg, Germany, where it was called "Rocky: Das Musical.
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Wisconsin Hockey: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Primer

Bucky's 5th Quarter - ‎44 minutes ago‎
The greatest trophy in sports is up for grabs, will there be a former Badger or two hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2013?  Share on Facebook ·  Tweet post · + Comments.
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Big Ten shakeup to bolster rivalries

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
FORT WAYNE - Big Ten football will split into East and West divisions of seven teams each as of 2014, with the additions of Maryland and Rutgers to the conference.
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Sea Surface Temperatures At Highest Level In 150 Years On Northeast ...

Newsroom America - ‎12 hours ago‎
(Newsroom America) -- Sea surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem during 2012 were the highest recorded in 150 years, according to the latest Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) ...
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Plastic surgery for toned arms: Upper-arm lifts surge more than 4000% in a decade

New York Daily News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The fastest-growing area for plastic surgery isn't on the face or below the belt. The arms have it, according to a report released Monday by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which found upper-arm lifts have jumped a staggering 4,378% in the past ...

Respect women's choice to have home birth: doctors

Reuters UK - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Genevra Pittman. NEW YORK | Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:09am BST. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although hospitals and birthing centers are the safest places to have a baby, pediatricians said today that women who choose to give birth at home should be ...
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