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world U.S., Japan Miss Trade Deal Deadline

The U.S. and Japan failed to meet a goal of reaching a broad agreement on free trade during President Obama's three-day stay in Tokyo, Japan's economy minister said.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Why is Kim Jong-un always surrounded by people taking notes?

A newly released batch of photos of the North Korean leader show him surrounded by note-takers - who are they?

25 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Photos of the Day: April 24

In photos picked Thursday by Wall Street Journal editors, a woman mourns on the anniversary of a garment-factory collapse in Bangladesh, a South Korean coast guard official is surrounded, an Indian police official reacts after an attack, and more.

25 minutes ago // CBS

world Joan Rivers won't apologize over controversial joke

The 80-year-old comedienne is on the defensive following a joke she made about imprisoned Ohio women

25 minutes ago // CBS

world Joan Rivers refuses to say she's sorry about joke

The 80-year-old comedienne is on the defensive following complaints over a joke she made on NBC's "Today"

26 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Minnesota Man: Two Teens Shot Were 'Vermin,' Not Human

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin.

26 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Bearded Dragon Lizards Infect 132 With Salmonella

Health officials are warning fans of lizards known as bearded dragons to keep them away from young children and use careful hygiene following a two-year, multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning tied to the unusual pets.At least 132 people in 31 states have been sickened since Feb.

26 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 'Milkshake Murderer' Nancy Kissel Loses Final Bid for Appeal

HONG KONG American Nancy Kissel, serving a life sentence in a Hong Kong jail for the "milkshake" murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband, failed in her bid on Thursday for a final appeal against her conviction.

26 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Fossil Unearthed in China Sheds Light on Origin of Flying Reptiles

A Chinese fossil is the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid, part of a group of flying reptiles that ruled the skies some 163 million years ago, scientists report.

26 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Drink Up: More Coffee Could Lower Diabetes Risk

Go ahead and indulge in that extra cup of coffee. New research suggests that an extra cup of coffee is associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.Researchers examined 20 years worth of data on diet, lifestyle, medical conditions and chronic diseases from three large U.S.

26 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy Doesn't Apologize, Repeats Racist Remarks

Anyone expecting rancher Cliven Bundy to apologize at a news briefing Thursday for widely condemned remarks that black people were happier during the slavery era than now would be disappointed.

26 minutes ago // NPR

world Feds Rescind Washington's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

The news marks an important flare-up in a long-running war between teachers unions and the federal government over standardized testing. Washington has become the first state to lose its waiver.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world Coalition's Church 'split' - front pages

Claims that the coalition is split over the role of the Church of England and interviews given by the girlfriend of the Duchess of Cornwall's late brother make headlines.

31 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S., Japan Miss Trade Deal Deadline

The U.S. and Japan failed to meet a goal of reaching a broad agreement on free trade during President Obama's three-day stay in Tokyo, Japan's economy minister said

37 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Take a tour of a million-dollar car

Since the age of five, Christian von Koenigsegg knew he wanted to create the world's fastest car. On the floor of the New York International Auto Show, he tells the BBC how he did it.

40 minutes ago // Sky News

world US Accuses Russia Of Ukraine 'Deception'

In an uncompromising message, Secretary of State John Kerry warns Moscow: "The window to change course is closing."

44 minutes ago // VOA

world Online Job Postings Seeing Rapid Growth

Applications for unemployment benefits jumped in the United States to a seasonally-adjusted 329,000 last week, up 24,000 from the week before.  Unemployment is still high at 6.7 percent.  But for job seekers, especially those with college educations, researchers at a prominent University in Washington say finding a job can be as easy as logging on to a computer. It used to be that looking for a job meant pounding the pavement, knocking on doors and poring over help-wanted ads. 

46 minutes ago // CBS

world Yankees' Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for using pine tar

Pitcher was ejected from Wednesday night's loss at Boston after umpires found substance on his neck

46 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ukraine's Divisions Extend to East Itself

The disparity between protests in Ukraine's west and east reflect national differences that are at the center of the current crisisas well as the mixed feelings in Donetsk itself.

47 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world France Recommends Uber Drop Maps

France may force online car-service companies such as Uber Technologies to forgo providing maps that pinpoint nearby cars-for-hire in their popular apps, the latest twist in a battle that has spread across Europe between traditional cabs and the car-hailing apps.

47 minutes ago // CBS

world Michelle Obama gets resume from girl with unemployed dad

At a White House event marking Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, the daughter of an executive branch employee went to bat for her dad

48 minutes ago // BBC

world Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, and warns of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

57 minutes ago // MSNBC

world E-Cig Makers Say Proposed FDA Regs Should Keep Sales Smoking

The $2 billion electronic cigarette industry blew a big vapor ring of relief Thursday as the FDA released long-awaited proposed regulations for the booming tobacco alternative.

57 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Kerry to Putin: 'Window to Change Course Closing'

Secretary of State John Kerry issued a stern warning to Russia Thursday evening to take concrete measures to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine or face further sanctions.

57 minutes ago // CBS

world New Yorker who faked drowning in insurance scam gets sentence

"I wasn't doing good mentally," Raymond Roth says at sentencing hearing for fraud that attracted national headlines in 2012

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Vyacheslav Ponomarev: the 'people's mayor' who runs Slavyansk

Public face and apparent leader of pro-Russian separatists in city was previously little-known even in the area Continue reading...

58 minutes ago // CBS

world Aaron Carter on Hilary Duff: "I would sweep her off her feet"

The singer says he still has feelings for his ex-girlfriend and wants to "fix the relationship I had with the love of my life"

1 hour ago // VOA

world Online Job Postings Seeing Rapid Growth

Applications for unemployment benefits jumped in the United States to a seasonally-adjusted 329,000 last week, up 24,000 from the week before. Unemployment is still high at 6.7 percent. But for job seekers, especially those with college educations, researchers at a prominent University in Washington say finding a job can be as easy as logging on to a computer. Mil Arcega explains.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Afghan Officer Kills 3 Americans

An Afghan policeman opened fire on doctors at a hospital run by a U.S. charity in Kabul, killing three Americans.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Did Pixar make Steve Jobs funny?

Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, explains how Steve Jobs use of humour in presentations was influenced by his time at the animation firm.

1 hour ago // Sky News

world US Accuses Russia Of Ukraine 'Deception'

In unusually blunt language, Secretary of State John Kerry warns Moscow: "The window to change course is closing."

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Hiroshi Sugimoto's Brave New World

The subject of a vast new show at Paris's Le Palais de Tokyo, Japanese photographer and collector Hiroshi Sugimoto's visions of a world after human beings have ceased to exist are both exhilarating and full of dread.

1 hour ago // Mercury News

world Vladimir Putin: Internet is a 'CIA project'

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Terrorism financing suspect arrested

Officers from the Metropolitan Police arrest a man in London on suspicion of financing and encouragement of terrorism.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Saudi Arabia to Regulate YouTube Content

The move comes after an explosion of news, satire and comedy that has made the kingdom the biggest per capita consumer globally of Google Inc.'s video platform.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules about to come into force.