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Israel Targeted Iranian Missiles in Syria Attack

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIRUT, Lebanon - A series of powerful explosions rocked the outskirts of Damascus early Sunday morning, which Syrian state television said was the result of Israeli missile attacks on a Syrian military installation.
Syria news agency: Israel strikes near Damascus
Syrian report: Israel bombs outskirts of Damascus for second time in recent days
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Winds topple trees in Central Oregon, spark fires that prompt evacuations

Washington Post - ‎24 minutes ago‎
PORTLAND, Ore. - Winds gusting to 40 mph wreaked havoc on parts of Central Oregon Saturday, toppling trees that blocked roads and downing power lines that sparked at least two small wildfires and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.
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Harvard historian Niall Ferguson apologizes for tying Keynes' economic views to ...
9 hours ago
Written by
Jeremy C. Fox
Prominent Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson apologized Saturday for saying in a public speech that economist John Maynard Keynes' policies were too short-sighted because he was gay and did not have children.
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Mayweather powers past Guerrero to unanimous decision - USA Today

USA TODAY - ‎7 minutes ago‎
LAS VEGAS -- Everyone has a game plan, welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. likes to say. Saturday night, Robert Guerrero joined a growing list of busted blueprints and broken dreams.
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Anaheim 4, Detroit 0: Controversial Abdelkader hit earns ejection, turns tide ...

Detroit Free Press - ‎7 minutes ago‎
As homecomings go, the Red Wings left themselves out in the cold. They couldn't score, even during a two-man power play, couldn't contain the Ducks, couldn't feed off a crowd that went from jubilant to jittery to jogging out the doors of Joe Louis Arena.
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8 Soldiers Die in Attacks in Afghanistan

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - Eight soldiers with the American-led military coalition were killed Saturday, making it the bloodiest day this year for Western troops fighting here.
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Toxic chemicals on fire after train crashes in Belgium

ABC Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
At least one person is dead after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in Belgium and burst into flames. Up to 17 others were injured in the accident, which happened near the city of Ghent.
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Nigeria clashes kills dozens at Wukari leader's funeral

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
At least 39 people have been killed in Nigeria's Taraba state as clashes broke out between Christians and Muslims at a funeral, say reports.
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Government rift widens as rebels dig in on abortion

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Divisions and tensions within Government over the abortion legislation have escalated after the intervention of the Catholic bishops, with both sides now targeting the upcoming committee hearings to make amendments to the controversial bill agreed last ...
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Low-level eruption at Alaska's Cleveland Volcano - USA Today

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's Cleveland Volcano is undergoing a continuous low-level eruption following an explosion early Saturday morning, scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory and the U.S.
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Texas plant that blew up only carried $1M in liability insurance

Fox News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
McALLEN, Texas - The Texas fertilizer plant that exploded last month, killing 14 people, injuring more than 200 others and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to the surrounding area had only $1 million in liability coverage, lawyers said Saturday.
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Harper Lee sues agent over copyright to To Kill A Mockingbird

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Harper Lee, the reclusive author of To Kill A Mockingbird, has sued a literary agent, claiming that he tricked the ageing writer into assigning him copyright on the classic book.
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Legal experts say feds are pressuring widow, friends to cooperate in marathon ...

Washington Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
BOSTON - Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles.
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Key Walgreen revenue figure rises 1.2 pct in April - ‎May 3, 2013‎
Walgreen's revenue from established stores climbed 1.2 percent in April, but analysts expected more from the nation's largest drugstore chain.
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Elon Musk Ups Resale Value Of Tesla Model S: 'We Decided We Were Wrong'

Forbes - ‎May 3, 2013‎
In a conference call with reporters today Elon Musk said Tesla Motors Tesla Motors will make the Model S resale value guarantee the highest of any premium sedan brand on the market.
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Acer Iconia A1

May 3, 2013
Written by
Scott Stein
The budget 7-inch Android tablet landscape's getting awfully crowded, but that's not stopping Acer. The newly announced Acer Iconia A1 starts at $169, underlining this category's role as the "Netbook-of-the-moment," but that's no longer a unique selling point: ...
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Apple's iPad mini seen as 'winning template' for launching low-cost iPhone

Apple Insider - ‎May 3, 2013‎
Apple surprised many last year when it priced the iPad mini at $329 - more than $100 higher than the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7. But the same premium approach will probably be used to successfully introduce a more affordable iPhone, ...
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Charlie Sheen's twin boys taken from home of mom

New York Daily News - ‎May 3, 2013‎
Charlie Sheen's twin boys were taken out of custody of their mother, Brooke Mueller late Thursday night. Officials have reportedly deemed Mueller's home an "unsafe environment" for children, according to TMZ.
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Phil comes up Hughes, leads Yanks past A's

New York Daily News - ‎8 hours ago‎
We've heard plenty about how the Yankees' rotation is one of their strengths, but Phil Hughes is rarely judged to be on the same level as the club's top three starters, CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte.
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AAU coach: I took money intended to steer Ben McLemore - USA Today

USA TODAY - ‎4 hours ago‎
ST. LOUIS - Ben McLemore's former AAU coach says he received thousands of dollars in cash, lodging, meals and trips from a middle man who courted the Kansas player on behalf of sports agents and financial advisers during the 2012-13 college ...
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Mares gets TKO over Ponce de Leon

ESPN - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Mares-Ponce de Leon Ethan Miller/Getty Images Abner Mares stopped Daniel Ponce de Leon in Round 9 to capture a featherweight belt.
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Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez on the DL again

Detroit Free Press - ‎20 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - The Dodgers put Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. The team made the move Saturday, a day after he hurt himself running the bases.
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Bale on one-man mission to ensure Spurs join elite

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
It is the time of the season when the nerve ends are raw and the focus turns inwards. Tottenham knew what they needed to do here. There was not a single soul connected to the club who considered this fixture as anything other than must-win.
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New Dinosaur Discovered In China — Meat-Eating Dragon King From The Late ... - ‎4 hours ago‎
A new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been discovered in northwestern China by researchers from George Washington University. The fossil remains of the small theropod dinosaur show that the individual in question was less than a year old when it ...
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Space Mountain ride at Disneyland reopens after safety work

Los Angeles Times
May 3, 2013
Written by
Hugo Martin
After a three-week closure to complete safety work, the popular Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim reopened Friday evening.
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Greenhouse gasses may boost chances of exoplanetary life

Register - ‎May 3, 2013‎
Those pesky greenhouse gasses that are threatening to wreak havoc here on Earth may make other planets scattered throughout the universe more conducive to life, according to a paper published in the journal Science.
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Drug to Cut Cholesterol Is Approved by the FDA

New York Times - ‎May 3, 2013‎
The Food and Drug Administration approved on Friday a combination drug developed by Merck that lowers a patient's cholesterol but has not been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease or death, the company said.
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Saudi Arabia Sars-like virus 'kills five'

BBC News - ‎May 2, 2013‎
Five people in Saudi Arabia have died from a Sars-like virus and two more are seriously ill, officials say. The seven cases were all from al-Ahsa governorate in the east of the country, the Saudi news agency SPA said citing health officials.
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