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Senator indicted on bribery, other ...

Senator indicted on bribery, other charges

A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez asserted his innocence and pledged to fight federal corruption charges, which he said were politically motivated and "intended to silence me." FULL STORY
Robert Menendez's career

Robert Menendez's career

A look back at the New Jersey senator's work and life.
Menendez: 'I have always conducted ...

Menendez: 'I have always conducted myself appropriately'

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez responds to the news that the Justice Department will bring criminal charges against him. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Californians get mandatory water re...

Californians get mandatory water restrictions

"We're in a new era," Gov. Jerry Brown said. "The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day, that's going to be a thing of the past." FULL STORY
NCAA: We're not responsible for edu...

NCAA: We're not responsible for education

After years of making the case that the education of athletes is paramount, the NCAA now says it has no legal responsibility to make sure education is actually delivered.
Educators guilty of cheating

Educators guilty of cheating

All but one of 12 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal were convicted Wednesday.

FoxNews

ONE FOOT OUT THE DOOR Allies out, ...

ONE FOOT OUT THE DOOR Allies out, WH threatens to 'walk' from Iran talks

TERMITE 'SUPERSWARM' Destructive sp...

TERMITE 'SUPERSWARM' Destructive species could take a huge bite out of Fla.

INSTAGRAM FUROR Students suspended...

INSTAGRAM FUROR Students suspended for posting teacher's mug shot

A PITCH FOR 'THE MASK' Baseball's ...

A PITCH FOR 'THE MASK' Baseball's highest paid will wear unique face protector

NJ Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ind...

NJ Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

FOX NEWS POLL: US did wrong thing t...

FOX NEWS POLL: US did wrong thing trading prisoners for Bergdahl - FOX NEWS POLL: Confidence in economy up, yet majority still feels nervous

MSNBC

New Jersey's Menendez: I'll be vind...

New Jersey's Menendez: I'll be vindicated in corruption case

Justice Dept.: No contempt charges ...

Justice Dept.: No contempt charges for former IRS official

Mom whose 2 kids were found in free...

Mom whose 2 kids were found in freezer charged with murder

Pro gamer shaves beard to bring Xbo...

Pro gamer shaves beard to bring Xbox to children's hospital

Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil ri...

Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead

Wound-healing laser soon to be a re...

Wound-healing laser soon to be a reality - Israeli scientist

Washington Post

U.S. establishes sanctions program ...

U.S. establishes sanctions program to combat cyberattacks, cyberspying

President Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order establishing the first sanctions program to allow the administration to impose penalties on individuals overseas who engage in destructive attacks or commercial espionage in cyberspace.Read full article >>
Obstacles persist as talks on Iran?...

Obstacles persist as talks on Iran?s nuclear program move into overtime

LAUSANNE, Switzerland ? Negotiators striving to shrink Iran?s nuclear program struggled to square their remaining differences Wednesday, as they made conflicting assessments of where they stand on a seventh, taxing day of talks.Read full article >>
Atlanta teen who received controver...

Atlanta teen who received controversial heart transplant dies in chase with police

In 2013, then-15-year-old Anthony Stokes was dying and desperately needed a heart transplant that he couldn?t get because, according to doctors, he had ?a history of noncompliance.?Stokes?s family suspected that his low grades and a history of trouble with the law gave doctors reason to believe that he would not be willing to take his medicine or show up at subsequent doctor?s visits. The Georgia teen?s story story sparked outrage, and the hospital quickly reversed their decision, giving him priority on the transplant list.Read full article >>
Boehner in Israel: Despite politica...

Boehner in Israel: Despite political discord, ?bonds between our two nations are strong?

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), in Israel visiting newly reelected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, said that despite "political disagreements from time to time, the bonds between our two nations are strong."Read full article >>
Poll: Obama regains some ground los...

Poll: Obama regains some ground lost to Republicans after midterms

President Obama?s approval rating has softened since registering a sharp upward spike early this year, but he has regained some of the ground lost to Republicans during and after their big victories in the 2014 midterm elections, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.Read full article >>
Death toll in Yemen rises as Saudi-...

Death toll in Yemen rises as Saudi-led military attacks continue

SANAA, Yemen ? An apparent airstrike from a Saudi-led military force destroyed a dairy plant along Yemen?s Red Sea coast, killing more than two dozen people Wednesday in another possible boost to the civilian death toll from mounting attacks seeking to target Shiite rebels, officials and witnesses said.Read full article >>

Reuters

Morgan Stanley boosts CEO pay to $1...

Morgan Stanley boosts CEO pay to $16 million in 2014: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley's board boosted Chairman and Chief Executive James Gorman's compensation by one-third last year, saying the bank's performance was "strong" but had "room for continued progress," according to its proxy filing on Wednesday.
McDonald's raising average worker w...

McDonald's raising average worker wage to about $10 an hour

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp plans to raise the average pay of about 90,000 U.S. workers to around $10 an hour, but the increase will not benefit workers at the vast majority of the restaurants, because they are operated by franchisees, who make their own wage decisions.
U.S. judge orders temporary block o...

U.S. judge orders temporary block of Allegiant Air pilot strike

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge issued an order Wednesday temporarily blocking Allegiant Air pilots from striking unlawfully after they announced a Thursday walkout.
Wall St. declines after data; autom...

Wall St. declines after data; automakers fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks eased on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected data spurred concerns over economic growth ahead of Friday's jobs report and first-quarter earnings.
U.S. says HSBC must do more to impr...

U.S. says HSBC must do more to improve compliance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc is making progress toward cleaning up its operations, after reaching a $1.92 billion settlement of charges related to money laundering, but has not done enough, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.
Tesla shares get late boost on Apri...

Tesla shares get late boost on April Fool's press release

(Reuters) - Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. jumped and trading volume surged in the final minutes of trading on Wednesday after the electric car maker issued a press release proclaiming the launch of a new product that turned out to be an April Fool's Day prank.

ABC

Sen. Bob Menendez 'Outraged' Over C...

Sen. Bob Menendez 'Outraged' Over Corruption Charges

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, was indicted today on federal corruption charges stemming from his interactions with a Florida eye doctor.
Indiana Pizzeria Says It Wouldn't C...

Indiana Pizzeria Says It Wouldn't Cater a Gay Wedding

A pizza restaurant in Indiana says it supports the Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence.
See the Triplet Sisters Who Tied th...

See the Triplet Sisters Who Tied the Knot Together

Identical triplet sisters got married in a joint wedding together in Passo Fundo, Brazil.
Iran Nuclear Talks Continue Past De...

Iran Nuclear Talks Continue Past Deadline

US negotiators continue as pressure increases for a deal.
Oil Rig Explosion Kills 4 in Gulf o...

Oil Rig Explosion Kills 4 in Gulf of Mexico

Hundreds of workers evacuated after a deadly explosion,
Governor's Son in the Middle of Rel...

Governor's Son in the Middle of Religious-Freedom Debate

Seth Hutchinson says he's happy his father declined to sign Arkansas bill.

BBC

IS militants 'enter Damascus camp'

IS militants 'enter Damascus camp'

Islamic State militants enter the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital, seizing control of large areas, reports say.
Strict water limits for California

Strict water limits for California

The governor of California has announced the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history after years of drought.
Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic...

Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic'

Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.
US senator charged with corruption

US senator charged with corruption

US Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, says 14 charges of corruption against him are groundless.
Iraq forces declare Tikrit 'victory...

Iraq forces declare Tikrit 'victory'

The Iraqi government declares what it says is a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State militants in the city of Tikrit after a month-long siege.
Nigeria victor issues Boko Haram vo...

Nigeria victor issues Boko Haram vow

The winner of Nigeria's presidential election Muhammadu Buhari vows that militants Boko Haram will "soon know the strength of our collective will".

New York Times

California Imposes First-Ever Water...

California Imposes First-Ever Water Restrictions to Deal With Drought

The move by Gov. Jerry Brown comes as California?s drought has reached near-crisis proportions after a winter that brought record-low snowfalls.
Former I.R.S. Official Won?t Be Cha...

Former I.R.S. Official Won?t Be Charged for Refusing to Testify

Federal prosecutors said they did not agree with House Republicans? claims that Lois Lerner had waived her Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate herself at hearings on the agency?s treatment of conservative groups.
Senator Robert Menendez Indicted on...

Senator Robert Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges

Mr. Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, is accused of bribery, conspiracy, fraud and making false statements on government documents.
ISIS Said to Step Up Offensive in S...

ISIS Said to Step Up Offensive in Syria

Islamic State militants are reported to have launched offensives on two fronts ? in the province of Hama and near Damascus, residents said.
Motherlode Blog: If an Expert in Da...

Motherlode Blog: If an Expert in Day Care Can?t Find a Good One, Can Anyone?

Here I was, an ?expert? in childcare, and yet I knowingly left my own baby in a mediocre program.
Study Finds No Link Between Militar...

Study Finds No Link Between Military Suicide Rate and Deployments

The findings were the latest in a series of studies prompted by a military suicide rate that has nearly doubled since 2005.

WallStreet Journal

Ackman Report on Herbalife Figures ...

Ackman Report on Herbalife Figures in Probe

Federal prosecutors have begun to look at a presentation organized by investor William Ackman on Herbalife?s operations in China as part of a probe into potential market manipulation of the company?s stock.
RadioShack Is Dead, Long Live Radio...

RadioShack Is Dead, Long Live RadioShack

After a brush with liquidation last week, a reincarnated version of the RadioShack electronics chain will debut later in April under the ownership of hedge fund Standard General with an assist from Sprint.
Banks Are Poised to Profit From For...

Banks Are Poised to Profit From Forex Tumult

The big currency swings of the past three months have whipsawed many investors. Wall Street may end up loving the action.
GoDaddy's Shares Surge in Debut

GoDaddy's Shares Surge in Debut

Shares of GoDaddy, a technology provider to small businesses, opened at $26.15 in their market debut, 31% above their initial public offering price.
Momentum Builds to Elevate Yuan

Momentum Builds to Elevate Yuan

Top finance officials are throwing their weight behind Beijing?s proposal to label the yuan a reserve currency?a move that would put it in an elite group that includes dollar, the euro and the yen.
Macerich Rejects Simon Property's T...

Macerich Rejects Simon Property's Takeover Bid

Real-estate investment trust Macerich rejected a bid from rival Simon Property Group, which promptly withdrew its $16.8 billion offer, ending for now the possible combination of rival mall operators.

Wired News

Photos: Astronomers Find Hundreds o...

Photos: Astronomers Find Hundreds of Baby Galaxy Clusters

Photos: Astronomers Find Hundreds of Baby Galaxy Clusters

Astronomers have found the biggest bunch of young galaxy clusters ever, and studying them could help us understand how they get born in the first place.

The post Photos: Astronomers Find Hundreds of Baby Galaxy Clusters appeared first on WIRED.

Cadillac Thinks Its ?Ultra-Luxe? Se...

Cadillac Thinks Its ?Ultra-Luxe? Sedan Can Take on Mercedes

Cadillac Thinks Its ‘Ultra-Luxe’ Sedan Can Take on Mercedes

The gorgeous 2016 Cadillac CT6 is a new top-of-the-line sedan meant to take the luxury fight right to BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

The post Cadillac Thinks Its ‘Ultra-Luxe’ Sedan Can Take on Mercedes appeared first on WIRED.

Silk Road Boss? First Murder-for-Hi...

Silk Road Boss? First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor?s Idea

Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

A newly revealed chat log shows it was not the creator of the Silk Road who first suggested enlisting the services of a hit man, but rather his top advisor and mentor.

The post Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea appeared first on WIRED.

The Top 15 Spots to Play Pac-Man in...

The Top 15 Spots to Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

The Top 15 Spots to Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

The Google Maps Pac-Man game is one of the best easter eggs in internet history. Here are the weirdest and wildest spots to play in the WIRED universe.

The post The Top 15 Spots to Play Pac-Man in Google Maps appeared first on WIRED.

Post-Apocalypse Hacker Flick Jackra...

Post-Apocalypse Hacker Flick Jackrabbit Actually Looks Good

Post-Apocalypse Hacker Flick Jackrabbit Actually Looks Good

Check out an exclusive clip from the post-apocalypse flick Jackrabbit, which premieres at this month's Tribeca Film Festival.

The post Post-Apocalypse Hacker Flick Jackrabbit Actually Looks Good appeared first on WIRED.

Yik Yak Is Testing a Photo Feature....

Yik Yak Is Testing a Photo Feature. What Could Go Wrong?

Yik Yak Is Testing a Photo Feature. What Could Go Wrong?

Yik Yak, the anonymous app that's caught on with college campuses (and bullies), wants to let users post photos.

The post Yik Yak Is Testing a Photo Feature. What Could Go Wrong? appeared first on WIRED.

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Follow everything Texas at HornsNation.com: Texas Longhorns football, basketball, news, recruiting and more.

Follow everything Texas at HornsNation.com: Texas Longhorns football, basketball, news, recruiting and more.
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Follow everything Florida at GatorNation: Florida Gators football, basketball, news, recruiting and more.

Follow everything Florida at GatorNation: Florida Gators football, basketball, news, recruiting and more.
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Follow all the latest Fighting Irish football news on ESPN's Notre Dame football blog.

Follow all the latest Fighting Irish football news on ESPN's Notre Dame football blog.
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Follow everything USC at WeAreSC.com: USC Trojans football, basketball, news, recruiting and more.

Follow everything USC at WeAreSC.com: USC Trojans football, basketball, news, recruiting and more.
Follow all the latest Stanford foot...

Follow all the latest Stanford football news on ESPN's Stanford football blog.

Follow all the latest Stanford football news on ESPN's Stanford football blog.
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Follow everything Oklahoma at SoonerNation: Oklahoma Sooners football, basketball, news, recruiting and more.

Follow everything Oklahoma at SoonerNation: Oklahoma Sooners football, basketball, news, recruiting and more.

Yahoo Movies

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...

France bows to stage director Patri...

France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

Editorial New York Times

Taking Note: Political Thunder Over...

Taking Note: Political Thunder Over the Iran Deal

With a preliminary deal limiting Iran?s nuclear program apparently near, opponents are using rhetoric to substitute for real information.
Op-Ed Columnist: Religious Freedom ...

Op-Ed Columnist: Religious Freedom vs. Individual Equality

What to do when people want to retain their right to discriminate ? wrapped in the cloak of piety ? after most of the country has lost the appetite for it?
Letter: A Presidential Meow

Letter: A Presidential Meow

More than just barking at the White House.
Op-Ed Columnist: Religious Freedom ...

Op-Ed Columnist: Religious Freedom vs. Individual Equality

What to do when people want to retain their right to discriminate ? wrapped in the cloak of piety ? after most of the country has lost the appetite for it?
Editorial: The Scrambled States of ...

Editorial: The Scrambled States of Immigration

A country that has abandoned all efforts at creating a saner immigration policy has gotten the result it deserves: a national incoherence.
Taking Note: To Catch a Hacker

Taking Note: To Catch a Hacker

President Obama has given the Treasury Department power to issue financial sanctions against hackers. Will it help?

Editorial MSNBC

Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.

Clicked: One day at a time

Clicked: One day at a time

This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.

First Read: The day in politics

First Read: The day in politics

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Colorado man arrested after three h...

Colorado man arrested after three hours perched on cliff-top tree

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado man who wrecked his car, fled from police and climbed a tree atop a mountain cliff has been arrested after negotiators spent three hours talking him down from his precarious perch, authorities said on Wednesday.
South African media fall for presid...

South African media fall for presidency's April Fool joke

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African president's office sent out a press release on Wednesday announcing new cabinet appointments for positions that do not exist, making April Fools of some local media.
CERN proves The Force exists, Alber...

CERN proves The Force exists, Albert Hall outraged at Beatles 'holes' slur

LONDON (Reuters) - From a supermarket putting in trampolines for customers to reach the top shelf to prestigious CERN saying it has proved The Force exists, Wednesday brought April Fool's spoofs a-plenty.
Painting in Dutch royal collection ...

Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: official report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted during by the Nazis during Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a report published on Tuesday.
Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of l...

Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of law named after his dead patient

(Reuters) - An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker is seeking to overturn a state law named for one of his patients, whose death 16 years earlier triggered legislation requiring insurers to pay for minimum post-pregnancy hospital stays, records show.
Mother-in-law's tombstone topples o...

Mother-in-law's tombstone topples on Pennsylvania man, killing him

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man was helping decorate his mother-in-law?s tombstone on Monday ahead of the Easter holiday when it suddenly toppled over, pinning him underneath and killing him, a cemetery caretaker said.
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