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Troopers issue report on fatal Fla. day care crash

When a car crashed into a central Florida day care last week, it slammed through the playroom where it hit three children — killing one...

South Sudan facing famine threat

UN Secretary General Ban Ki‑moon warned Wednesday that more than one million people in South Sudan were at risk of famine....

Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

Police say two fire trucks have collided in a Los Angeles suburb, slamming one engine into a restaurant and causing several injuries, some of them...

Syrian regime accused of new poison gas attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Opposition activists accused President Bashar al‑Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of...

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

Hopes that Malaysia's missing jet might soon be found are yielding to the sobering realisation of the immense challenge of searching an uncharted seafloor at...

Ocean floor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again

The search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short on Wednesday when technical problems forced a U. S....

Drone found no objects from MH370

The first mission of an underwater drone searching for the Malaysia Airlines plane wreck turned up nothing of interest.

The automated submarine vehicle was deployed...

 

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Ford Mustang celebrates 50 years atop the Empire State Building

Ford Mustang commemorates its 50th anniversary by bringing the 2015 Mustang convertible to the top of the Empire State Building. Vanessa Johnston reports....

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies...

 

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Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip‑hop beat....

Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show

Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for what her publicist says is a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. (April 16)...

Diaz gets physical for new comedy

Actress Cameron Diaz relishes the chance to infuse some physical comedy into her latest role as 'The Other Woman.' (April 16)...

 

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'Chief Yahoo' David Filo returns to board

Yahoo announced the nomination of three new board members, including company co‑founder David Filo, who earned the nickname and formal job title of "Chief Yahoo."...

Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google

Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google: Re/code...

Japan business mood up, outlook clouded by tax hike

TOKYO (Reuters) - Confidence at Japanese manufacturers grew in April for the first time in three months, and a more moderate dip is seen over...

West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western countries on the U. N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in...

 

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Hot models at this year's New York Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U. S. auto...

Sales of homes for more than $10 million increase

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in...

Australia welcomes Will and Kate with sunshine and cheers

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate charmed a welcoming crowd at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as they began the Australian leg of a...

US college entrance test, the SAT, gets a revamp

Getting into college in the United States will no longer hinge so much on a high school student's grasp of arcane vocabulary or obtuse mathematical...

Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula

In the Bab Tuma district of Syria's capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town of Maalula which was retaken...

Man executed for killing three members of Texas family

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex‑girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed...

More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-month‑old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history...

Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human‑like than ever

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with...

Tencent launches Candy Crush game in China

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch a Chinese version of King Digital Entertainment Plc's explosively popular "Candy Crush Saga" game in China, as...

US tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies....

Sanctions‑hit Iran triumphs in football's RoboCup

Iran may be lumbered with economic sanctions but that did not stop a local team of robotics experts from sweeping aside German and Dutch rivals...

New kind of trial aims to speed cancer drug development

Scientists and drugmakers are pioneering a new kind of clinical trial that changes the way cancer drugs are studied, potentially cutting both the time and...

Experimental drug offers promise in fight against measles

An experimental antiviral drug taken orally could help contribute to the eradication of measles, an infection responsible for thousands of deaths per year, scientists said...

 

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Philly's 13th St. brings good luck to great food

Tourism officials will tell you the restaurant‑rich area at the heart of downtown is called Midtown Village, but that moniker hasn't entirely caught on with...

Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods

Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars....

Trip Tips: Savoring summertime in Seattle

SEATTLE (Reuters) - First tip: Don't come to Seattle right now.

The rainiest March on record just ended, and April started just as wet.

Seattle...

Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand

The bucolic, once laid‑back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists....

 

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Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion club for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017....

Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees win over Cubs

Japanese pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka delivered a dazzling 10 strikeouts and allowed just two bunt singles Wednesday in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over...

Laumape back in familiar role for Warriors

Young Warriors back Ngani Laumape is under pressure to perform when he steps into his more familiar position of centre against St George Illawarra on...