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world Missing Teen Believed to Be With Escaped Inmate Found

A 15-year-old girl who went missing early Wednesday has been found, but the escaped inmate whom she was believed to be with remains at large.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 3 California ross to jumpstart the warm weather wine season

Handed a glass of ros on a warm afternoon, even diehard red wine fanciers are prone to succumb to the charms of a pink wine. Ros has traditionally been relegated to the summer months, but forget the rules.If any place on earth has the climate for year-round...

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dodgers call it a camp, but decisions still loom

They packed their bats and gloves and laptops and called it a camp. For the Dodgers a springs work was done. Or as close as they could manage, anyway.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Blood test for Down's syndrome hailed

Testing a pregnant woman's blood for disorders in her unborn child promises 'dramatic' advances in medicine, say researchers.

22 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 'Seize the Moment': Nuke Talks Extended Another Day

Iran called on the U.S. and other global powers to "seize the moment and use this opportunity which may not be repeated."

24 minutes ago // CBS

world N.J. school cancels Common as commencement speaker

Kean University made the call after police voiced concerns over a song about a woman convicted of killing a police officer who fled to Cuba

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world SeaWorld releases controversial video of ex-trainer, orca-treatment critic

SeaWorld is hitting back at an ex-trainer turned critic, including releasing a private video showing him using the N-word while drunk.

26 minutes ago // CBS

world Calif. issues unprecedented water restrictions

"The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day, that's going to be a thing of the past," says Calif Gov. Jerry Brown

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers raises and vacation time

Fast-food giant McDonalds Corp. will raise wages for its workers and plans to provide paid vacation and other benefits for employees at its U.S. restaurants, the company announced Wednesday.

27 minutes ago // ABC

world Bondholders Offer $2B Boost for Puerto Rico Power Company

Bondholders offer Puerto Rico power company $2 billion to boost finances, infrastructure

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world U.S. manufacturing growth slows as orders weaken

Two reports found signs of a slowing economy as U.S. factories expanded at a weaker pace in March and construction spending fell in February.

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Graphic anti-drone video ad to run on television near US air force bases

Created by group of US military veterans who ask pilots to refuse to flyVersion featuring images of wounded and dead children to run only after 10pm Continue reading...

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Kraft accused of wheat price fixing

US food giant Kraft is being accused by US watchdog the Commodities and Futures Commission of manipulating the price of wheat.

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Contract talks stalled, thousands of L.A. city workers take strike vote

Angered by stalled contract negotiations, 10,000 city workers represented by the Service Employees International Union are voting on whether to strike, a move that could potentially paralyze basic city services such as garbage collection, sewer maintenance and transportation.

39 minutes ago // New York Times

world Obama Expands Options for Retaliating Against Foreign Hackers

President Obama signed an executive order that would impose financial and travel sanctions against foreign-based hackers targeting the United States.

42 minutes ago // The Independent

world US Democratic Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges

US Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey was indicted on corruption charges, allegations that the high-ranking lawmaker said he would address at a news conference on Wednesday night.

45 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Canadian diplomat's teen son shot dead after botched drug deal in Miami

Jean Wabafiyebazu son of Canadas consul general in Miami, Roxanne Dub was killed in shootout while younger brother and suspected dealer were arrested Continue reading...

46 minutes ago // VOA

world New Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome

Down syndrome occurs in approximately one in 1,000 live births worldwide. Children with Down syndrome have intellectual and some physical disabilities. Many pregnant women get tested for the genetic disorder. The traditional prenatal test for Down syndrome has been around for decades but comes with risks to the fetus. Now, researchers have developed a non-invasive blood test thats very accurate in detecting the congenital disorder. Babies with Down syndrome, also known as trisomy h

46 minutes ago // Reuters

world Islamic State seizes vast Damascus refugee camp

BEIRUT Reuters - Islamic State fighters seized most of a vast camp for Palestinian refugees on the outskirts of Damascus from other insurgents on Wednesday in a bid to capture a major foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power.

47 minutes ago // VOA

world Istanbul Police Headquarters Attacked; Woman Shot Dead

Turkish security forces shot a woman dead and detained a man Wednesday after the pair attacked Istanbuls police headquarters. Turkish media reported that two policemen were injured when the attackers opened fire on police stationed at the entrance of the building in Istanbuls Fatih district. Authorities said they thought the two assailants belonged to a banned left-wing group, the Revolutionary Peoples Liberation Party Front DHKP-C. No one has claimed responsibility for Wednesda

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world USC's Adoree' Jackson, JuJu Smith are drawing crowds after practice

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian said this spring that the program would continue to attract top recruits by having young players on your roster that young kids want to emulate and be like.

51 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Lufthansa, Insurers Vow Quick Settlement

Relatives of victims of Germanwings Flight 9525 can expect a complete, fair and swift settlement of insured costs, the insurers of the flight and Germanwings parent Lufthansa pledged.

54 minutes ago // Fox News

world Hugo Chavez' favorite daughter makes debut as UN envoy as countries bash US over sanctions

The favorite daughter of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez has made her debut as her country's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations at an event where countries lined up to slam the United States for its recent sanctions against Venezuelan officials.

54 minutes ago // BBC

world Murray reaches Miami semi-finals

Andy Murray fights back from a set down to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Open with victory over Dominic Thiem.

55 minutes ago // ABC

world Puerto Rico Approves Law to Crack Down on Tax Evasion

Puerto Rico's governor approves law to crack down on tax evasion

55 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Furious 7': Looking back as a franchise does the same

Unless you've been holed up in an auto repair shop or, say, locked in the trunk of a turbocharged Nissan Skyline GT-R, you're probably aware that "Furious 7" is speeding toward a massive opening this weekend.

56 minutes ago // Fox News

world Puerto Rico's governor approves law to crack down on tax evasion

Puerto Rico's governor has signed a law that requires service providers to accept at least two different types of payment in a push to crack down on tax evaders.

56 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Tax returns and Obamacare: a perfect storm?

In my Wednesday column, I wrote that Congress keeps asking the Internal Revenue Service to do more work even as Congress cuts the IRS budget.

58 minutes ago // CBS

world Avril Lavigne opens up about Lyme disease

The 30-year-old singer told People, "I thought I was dying"

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Lacking Faith in Government, Mexican Parents Approach Cartel

Desperate to find sons, parents of 43 missing students in Mexico appeal to drug boss for help

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Service Held for 2 Coast Guard Cadets Killed in Car Crash

Memorial service held for 2 Coast Guard cadets from Republic of Georgia killed in car crash

59 minutes ago // Fox News

world Desperate to find sons, parents of 43 missing students in Mexico appeal to drug boss for help

Families of 43 college students missing in southern Mexico since September say desperation and a lack of confidence in the government has driven them to appeal to the leader of a drug gang for help in locating their sons.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Kane wants U21 Euros spot - Hodgson

England boss Roy Hodgson says in-form striker Harry Kane wants to play for the Under-21s at the European Championships.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world California imposes first-ever water restrictions as drought worsens

Governor Jerry Brown orders residents, businesses and farmers to cut water consumption by 25 per cent

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Feds: Menendez got $1 million in gifts, contributions from doctor

Sen. Robert Menendez, a powerful force on Capitol Hill and ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was charged Wednesday with receiving nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend and benefactor in exchange for using his Senate office to help...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Feds: Sen. Menendez received $1 million in gifts, contributions from doctor

Sen. Robert Menendez, a powerful force on Capitol Hill and ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was charged Wednesday with receiving nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend and benefactor in exchange for using his Senate office to help...