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Why Common Core tests fail kids

Why Common Core tests fail kids

In a few weeks, the New York State Education Department will begin the second round of Common Core tests. Earlier this spring, thousands of students refused to take the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) exams. In New York, as in states across the country, parents are telling administrators that their children will not sit for exams that pressure teachers to teach to the test and drain school budgets.
N. Korea nuke threat aimed at U.S.?

N. Korea nuke threat aimed at U.S.?

News reports indicate that North Korea may be preparing for a nuclear test, potentially scheduled to coincide with President Obama's visit to South Korea this week.
Maine couple attacked by moose

Maine couple attacked by moose

Bob and Janis Powell faced off with an aggressive moose while on a snowmobile ride. CNN affiliate WMUR has the story.
About that 'Game of Thrones' scene

About that 'Game of Thrones' scene

"Game of Thrones" has never strictly followed the book series it's based on, but that fan frustration turned disturbing on Sunday's episode.
The week in 33 photos

The week in 33 photos

Photos: Coming out in Hollywood

Photos: Coming out in Hollywood

FoxNews

'BACHELORETTE' DEATHContestant dies...
THE NEXT KEYSTONE? Natural gas proj...

THE NEXT KEYSTONE? Natural gas project draws environmentalists' fury

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTALISTS cite fracking fears in trying to block a $3.8 billion natural gas project, echoing opposition to the stalled Keystone XL pipeline.VIDEO: Battle brews over Md. natural gas export plan GOP, Dems slam Obama administration decision to again delay Keystone project
'NO-FLY' LAWSUITMuslims claim retal...

'NO-FLY' LAWSUITMuslims claim retaliation for not being informants

'OUT-OF-CONTROL' Perry blasts feder...
'MR AWESOME' Boy's self-portrait go...
Jeb Bush: ‘I’m thinking about runni...

Jeb Bush: ‘I’m thinking about running for president’

MSNBC

Seven 'extreme' rules in new Georgi...

Seven 'extreme' rules in new Georgia gun law

Yikes! NYPD's Twitter fail

Yikes! NYPD's Twitter fail

China gets its claws out

China gets its claws out

Video: Expert talks jet search

Video: Expert talks jet search

Video: Climber fractures spine

Video: Climber fractures spine

Social media draws fighters

Social media draws fighters

USA TODAY

Md. university offers free tuition ...

Md. university offers free tuition for final semester

Freshmen at the University of Baltimore must maintain 2.0 GPA and finish in four years.
Ga. governor signs 'guns everywhere...

Ga. governor signs 'guns everywhere' into law

The law, effective, July 1, makes it legal to bring a gun into bars, schools, churches.
Explosion, fire force evacuation of...

Explosion, fire force evacuation of Wyoming town

Though no reports of injuries, Opal is evacuated as a precaution, county spokesman said.
$2 million lottery winner has to gi...

$2 million lottery winner has to give ex-wife $50,000

Court rules man, separated from wife when he won, only has to give her 2.5% of winnings.
Diego Rivera's Detroit mural now a ...

Diego Rivera's Detroit mural now a national landmark

The historic artwork of the city is painted on a wall at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
No gunman found in medical offices ...

No gunman found in medical offices near S.F.

Doctor reported seeing man with a gun and hearing possible shot.

Washington Post

2014 NBA playoffs: Wizards head hom...

2014 NBA playoffs: Wizards head home with 2-0 series lead on the Bulls after win in overtime

CHICAGO ? The Washington Wizards had to wait six years to get back to the postseason. But they only needed two games to really get introduced to playoff basketball, with more physical play, short tempers and extreme rallies. In the intense cauldron of United Center ? a place that has devoured more seasoned units ? the Wizards refused to relent after watching a 17-point lead turn into a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and didn?t crumble when they were betrayed by free throws and calls that went against them.

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U.S. to partially resume military a...

U.S. to partially resume military aid to Egypt

The United States has decided to resume delivery of Apache helicopters to Egypt, the Pentagon announced late Tuesday, backtracking on a decision officials made last summer following the country?s military coup and its violent aftermath.

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Lawsuit says FBI uses no-fly list i...

Lawsuit says FBI uses no-fly list in bid to recruit Muslim informants

Awais Sajjad, a lawful permanent U.S. resident living in the New York area, learned he was on the no-fly list in September 2012 after he tried to board a flight to Pakistan at John F. Kennedy International Airport and was turned back.

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Nats Journal: Albert Pujols hits ca...

Nats Journal: Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 off Taylor Jordan

In the fifth inning of Tuesday?s game against the Angels, fans at Nationals Park witnessed a moment of baseball history. Albert Pujols hit the 500th home run of his career, a towering two-run shot into the center field seats off Nationals right-handed starter Taylor Jordan. He became the 26th player in history to hit 500 home runs.

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Army general disciplined over misha...

Army general disciplined over mishandling of sexual-assault case in Japan

The sexual misconduct complaints piled up on the desk of Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., the commander of U.S. Army forces in Japan. A colonel on his staff had been accused of having an affair with a subordinate, of drunken and inappropriate behavior with other women at a military club and lastly, of sexual assault.

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Navy to award contract for Marine O...

Navy to award contract for Marine One helicopter fleet in shadow of previous failure

The last time the Pentagon tried to upgrade the president?s coolest ride ? the fleet of helicopters that drop him at his doorstep on the South Lawn of the White House ? it didn?t go well. Costs doubled. Delays sparked ridicule, then outrage. And President Obama, then just a few weeks in office, said it was ?an example of the procurement process gone amok? before defense officials killed the program outright.

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Reuters

Qualcomm faces China bribery allega...

Qualcomm faces China bribery allegations from U.S. regulator

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm said on Wednesday it could face a civil action from U.S. authorities over alleged bribery of officials associated with state-owned companies in China.
Tech sector brightens as Apple jump...

Tech sector brightens as Apple jumps 8 percent

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets could get a lift on Thursday after tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook beat Wall Street expectations, sending their stock up sharply and boosting Nasdaq futures.
Bipartisan group slams U.S. SEC for...

Bipartisan group slams U.S. SEC for resisting email privacy reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of liberals and conservatives is lashing out at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for pushing back against legislation that would force government agencies to get warrants before they access the email of people under investigation.
Apple expands buybacks by $30 billi...

Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs seven-for-one stock split

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.
Buffett: No need for more BNSF rail...

Buffett: No need for more BNSF rail car buys on Keystone delay

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway , said on Wednesday the company's BNSF railroad unit probably will not need to expand its rail car purchases as a result of delays in the Keystone pipeline construction.
Exclusive: White House considers fo...

Exclusive: White House considers former banking lawyer for Fed board - sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former lawyer with the American Bankers Association is being considered by the White House as a possible nominee to the board of the Federal Reserve, according to sources familiar with the efforts

ABC

Minn. Homeowner: 2 Teens Shot Were ...

Minn. Homeowner: 2 Teens Shot Were 'Vermin,' Not Human

Authorities who searched the home of a Minnesota man who shot and killed two teens testified Wednesday that they found an audio recorder that was turned on, an operating surveillance system and a cellphone jamming device.
Caught on Video: Can Herbalife Cure...

Caught on Video: Can Herbalife Cure a Brain Tumor?

Nearly 600 independent distributors of the diet and nutrition sales brand Herbalife were disciplined last year for making medical claims when selling the company?s weight-loss shakes and supplements, despite company policies aimed at preventing such tactics.
Most Bizarre Baby Name ... Ever?

Most Bizarre Baby Name ... Ever?

How far would you go to ensure your baby?s name stands out? At least five babies in the United States have been named Zzyzx, pronounced ?Zay-Zix.?
Stowaway's Father Says Son Wanted t...

Stowaway's Father Says Son Wanted to Go to Africa

The father of the 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific says he was shocked to learn about his son?s extraordinary and dangerous trip in the wheel well of a 767.
Prince Charles's Brother-In-Law Mar...

Prince Charles's Brother-In-Law Mark Shand Dead At 62

The brother of Camilla Parker-Bowles suffered a head injury in NYC.
Ga Gov Signs Law Allowing Guns in S...

Ga Gov Signs Law Allowing Guns in Schools, Churches, Bars

Critics are calling it ?the guns everywhere? law.

BBC

US troops in Poland for exercises

US troops in Poland for exercises

A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift

Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.
Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
S Sudan president sacks army chief

S Sudan president sacks army chief

South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
Debris dismissed in plane search

Debris dismissed in plane search

Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
Obama pledges Japan islands support

Obama pledges Japan islands support

US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.

New York Times

Facebook Profit Tripled in First Qu...

Facebook Profit Tripled in First Quarter

The company reported 1.28 billion monthly users, most on mobile devices, and easily exceeded analysts? expectations for revenue and profit.
Apple?s Profit Climbs, but Cracks A...

Apple?s Profit Climbs, but Cracks Are Showing

The increase was small compared with huge growth the company had even just a few years ago. Apple also announced a stock split and expanded its buybacks.
Eastern Europe Frets About NATO?s A...

Eastern Europe Frets About NATO?s Ability to Curb Russia

An alliance hollowed out by years of military cuts has awakened to altered circumstances involving Ukraine and is not prepared to counter a newly assertive Moscow, its own leaders acknowledge.
Vermont Will Require Labeling of Ge...

Vermont Will Require Labeling of Genetically Altered Foods

Vermont?s approval was hailed by food-safety advocates. Meanwhile, the biotech industry has drafted federal legislation to pre-empt any such state initiatives.
New Offense Leaves Giants Puzzled b...

New Offense Leaves Giants Puzzled but Positive

The system installed by the Giants? new offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo, is expected to overhaul the way Eli Manning communicates with receivers.
Palestinian Rivals Announce Unity P...

Palestinian Rivals Announce Unity Pact, Drawing U.S. and Israeli Rebuke

The deal between Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization appeared more serious than past attempts, experts said, and came as hopes faded for a resolution to peace negotiations with Israel.

WallStreet Journal

Facebook Results Surge on Ad Revenu...

Facebook Results Surge on Ad Revenue

The social network displayed new evidence of its advertising momentum, posting a big increase in first-quarter earnings that will give the company more resources to challenge bigger players in the technology industry.
Ratings Firms Ride Bond Resurgence

Ratings Firms Ride Bond Resurgence

The revival is due largely to the absence of any major changes to the industry since the financial crisis, including a business model that is blamed for contributing to the meltdown.
U.S. New-Home Sales Plunge

U.S. New-Home Sales Plunge

Sales of newly built homes tumbled in March while prices surged, in the latest indication that the U.S. housing market is struggling to regain traction.
Pension Costs Hurt Boeing Profit

Pension Costs Hurt Boeing Profit

Boeing said its first-quarter earnings fell 13% as costs tied to changes to its retirement plans masked the continued strong demand for its jetliners, which boosted core earnings.
Discount Brokerages See Bounce in T...

Discount Brokerages See Bounce in Trading

Discount brokers TD Ameritrade and E*Trade Financial on Wednesday reported big jumps in daily trading volume in the first quarter from the same period a year ago.
U.S. Stocks Drop

U.S. Stocks Drop

Stocks snapped their recent winning streak Wednesday, as weakness in technology shares weighed on equity indexes.

VOANews

Zimbabwe Surveys Show President Mug...

Zimbabwe Surveys Show President Mugabe's Party Gaining Ground

HARARE, Zimbabwe ? In Zimbabwe, two new surveys show the popularity of President Robert Mugabe?s party is surging while that of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change [MDC] is going down. Analysts say supporters of Tsvangirai have not been happy with his efforts in a fragile power-sharing government he formed three years ago with Mugabe?s ZANU-PF party. Two surveys released by Freedom House and Afrobarometer on Friday said Mugabe?s ZANU-PF would win polls ...
Ivory Coast Violence Stokes Politic...

Ivory Coast Violence Stokes Political Tensions

DAKAR ? Political tensions that brought Ivory Coast to all-out civil war in 2011 are flaring up.  Ivory Coast's military prosecutor Ange B. Kessi Kouame has charged 73 people ? 19 of them soldiers ? in connection with deadly raids against seven military and police installations in the past month. The attacks, carried out by unidentified gunmen, took place around the commercial capital, Abidjan, and in the country's already volatile western regions.  The government blames the ...
Rice Payment Scheme Threatens Thail...

Rice Payment Scheme Threatens Thailand's Status as World's Top Exporter

Thailand is risking its status as the world's biggest rice exporter because of a controversial government purchasing policy to boost farmers' incomes.  Rice industry insiders say the costly program is inefficient and money would be better spent on long-term investment. Thailand's rice stocks are full but the rice keeps coming.  The government's rice-buying policy guarantees farmers better than market prices for all the rice they can sell, but it is costing the ...
Turkey Lobbies Museums Around World...

Turkey Lobbies Museums Around World to Return Artifacts

ISTANBUL ? Turkey is following an increasingly aggressive policy of getting top museums around the world to return its heritage. Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertugrul Gunay says that in the last decade, more than 4,000 artifacts had been brought back to Turkey from world museums and collections. Turkey's minister of culture recently opened a new archeological museum in the western city of Izmir. Ertugrul Gunay is the architect of a museum revolution in the country aiming to harness ...
Aid Agencies Scrambling to Relocate...

Aid Agencies Scrambling to Relocate Refugees from Syrian Schools

Aid agencies in Syria and neighboring countries are scrambling to relocate refugees sheltered in education facilities before school resumes in mid-September.  The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says many children will not be able to return to schools occupied by people made homeless by the Syrian conflict.  Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva. The UNHCR reports the outflow of refugees from Syria continues unabated.  It says the total number of ...
Kenya Tensions Ease Following Riots...

Kenya Tensions Ease Following Riots Over Cleric Assassination

NAIROBI ? Security has been restored in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after heavy rioting early this week. On Monday, the assassination of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohamed triggered the protests, but analysts believe the perceived marginalization of coastal communities underlie the unrest. The streets of Mombasa, patrolled by security forces, were calm on Friday after widespread rioting earlier in the week.   On Monday, the assassination of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohamed triggered two ...

Wired News

Apple Sales Numbers Show iPad Fever...

Apple Sales Numbers Show iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

For the first time, analysts, investors, and the public widely expected Apple to post a drop in iPad sales numbers during its second quarter earnings today. And the numbers didn't lie: The public is not gobbling up iPads like they used to.
Pulp Hero Flash Gordon May Be Heade...

Pulp Hero Flash Gordon May Be Headed Back to the Big Screen

Fox has reportedly snagged the rights to pulp hero Flash Gordon. Adapting the character has been popular for decades, with varying results. Here's what it needs to succeed.
Feds Beg Supreme Court to Let Them ...

Feds Beg Supreme Court to Let Them Search Phones Without a Warrant

American law enforcement has long advocated for universal "kill switches" in cellphones to cut down on mobile device thefts. Now the Department of Justice argues that the same remote locking and data-wiping technology represents a threat to police investigations--one that means they should be free to search phones without a warrant.
Here?s the Right Way to Build the F...

Here?s the Right Way to Build the Futuristic Cities of Our Dreams

Our technology-first approach has failed the city of the future. So-called “smart cities,” powered by technology, carry the promise of responding to the great pressures of our time, such as urban population growth, climate instability, and fiscal uncertainty. But by focusing on the cutting-edge technologies themselves and relying on private companies to move forward, we […]
Award-Winning Microscope Images Com...

Award-Winning Microscope Images Come to Life in Extraordinary Videos

The Nikon Small World photomicrography competition was expanded to include video three years ago, and the result has been an incredible look into living things on the microscopic scale. This year's winning video is a three-dimensional look through a 10-day-old quail embryo growing inside its egg.
Genetic Tricks Could Make Bionic Ea...

Genetic Tricks Could Make Bionic Ears Hear Better

Scientists have devised a strategy they hope will one day make bionic ears even sharper. The idea is to make neurons inside the cochlea sprout new branches and become more sensitive to signals from a cochlear implant.

Sports ESPN

Pujols goes yard twice to join 500 ...

Pujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club

Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
Seahawks to host Packers in season ...

Seahawks to host Packers in season opener

The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will open the 2014-15 NFL season against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Giants-Lions, Chargers-Cards to ope...

Giants-Lions, Chargers-Cards to open MNF

ESPN's 2014 Monday Night Football slate will open in Detroit and Glendale, Ariz., for the season-opening Sept. 8 doubleheader as 26 of the league's 32 teams will make an appearance on MNF.
Pineda ejected for foreign substanc...

Pineda ejected for foreign substance on neck

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night's game with the Boston Red Sox in the second inning for having a foreign substance on his neck that he was applying to the baseball.
Sources: Vogel 'coaching for job' w...

Sources: Vogel 'coaching for job' with Pacers

One playoff win has not eased the mounting pressure on Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel.
Source: Manziel on Bucs' short list...

Source: Manziel on Bucs' short list at No. 7

Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heavily considering with their first-round pick in the NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

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: The Real Reason Red St...

Taking Note: The Real Reason Red States Won?t Expand Medicaid

Hint: It?s not about money.
Room for Debate: Passport Diplomacy

Room for Debate: Passport Diplomacy

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that touches on Congress?s authority over foreign policy. When is Congress justified in overriding the president?s policy?
Opinionator | Fixes: Bangladesh?s C...

Opinionator | Fixes: Bangladesh?s Chance to Get It Right

Amid the efforts to improve garment-factory safety after the Rana Plaza collapse, some lessons from a shipbuilding company.
Taking Note: Why Do the Boy Scouts ...

Taking Note: Why Do the Boy Scouts Still Ban Gay Troop Leaders?

The organization?s new president, Robert Gates, should speak out against the rule.
Editorial: Accountability in North ...

Editorial: Accountability in North Korea

A report on Pyongyang?s history of human rights abuses should now go to the International Criminal Court.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Politics of ...

Op-Ed Contributor: The Politics of Saint-Making

A double papal canonization has never occurred before. Francis should make this one the last.

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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Ship that sank in 1888 found near S...

Ship that sank in 1888 found near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The wreckage of a passenger steamship that sank in the 19th century after a collision in the San Francisco Bay has been found near the Golden Gate Bridge, officials said on Wednesday.
Two 10-year-olds caught selling gra...

Two 10-year-olds caught selling grandparents' pot at Colorado school

DENVER (Reuters) - Two 10-year-old boys in Colorado were caught selling and swapping marijuana that they pilfered from their grandparents' supplies of legally purchased pot in separate incidents at the same school, a district official said on Wednesday.
Sriracha hot sauce makers head for ...

Sriracha hot sauce makers head for next showdown in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Southern California makers of the popular Sriracha brand of hot sauce faced another potential showdown on Wednesday with the city of Irwindale over a peppery smell emitted from the company's chili-processing factory in town.
Tennessee man breaks into civil rig...

Tennessee man breaks into civil rights museum, then falls asleep

(Reuters) - A Tennessee man looking for a place to sleep found a bed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where the Rev. Martin Luther King was shot and killed in 1968.
Stowaway slept in wheel well of pla...

Stowaway slept in wheel well of plane at California airport, FBI says

(Reuters) - A teenage stowaway who survived a flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of a passenger plane told investigators he spent the night sleeping in the jet's cramped compartment at a California airport before the flight took off, an FBI official said.
NYPD Twitter campaign backfires, th...

NYPD Twitter campaign backfires, thousands of negative tweets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York Police Department campaign to burnish its image via social media instead produced a flood of pictures of apparent police brutality and tweets critical of the force being shared at a rate of thousands an hour.
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