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DealBook: I.R.S. Takes a Position on Bitcoin: It’s Property

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:53
Adding clarity to the regulatory landscape, the agency said it would consider Bitcoin property for tax purposes, since it “does not have legal tender status in any jurisdiction.”
    





10 more bodies found in Washington state mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:50
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials say searchers found 10 more bodies in the debris of a massive landslide, raising the number of people who died in the disaster to 24.

10 more bodies found in Washington state mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:50

Thick, oozing mud is cleared from Washington Highway 530 by workers using heavy equipment, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, on the western edge of the massive mudslide that struck the area Saturday, killing at least 14 people and leaving dozens missing, near Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials say searchers found 10 more bodies in the debris of a massive landslide, raising the number of people who died in the disaster to 24.


NHS urged to halve serious mistakes

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:49
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is asking the NHS in England to reduce the number of serious mistakes being made and save 6,000 lives over the next three years.
Categories: BBC World News

About New York: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Set Recalls Century of Movie Lore

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:48
The City Council has plans to declare the main soundstage at Kaufman Astoria Studio in Queens as the centerpiece of an arts district at the end of the week.
    

Mo. man executed for raping, killing teen in 1989

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:48
Jeffrey Ferguson abducted a gas station employee and her body was found 13 days later.

Authorities say 10 more bodies found in Washington state mudslide, raising death toll to 24

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:48
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say 10 more bodies found in Washington state mudslide, raising death toll to 24.

DealBook: Candy Crush Maker King Digital Set to Trade at $22.50

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:47
European technology entrepreneurs and investors say a successful initial public offering by King Digital would validate Europe’s reputation as a global center for start-ups and innovation.
    





Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after repairs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake.

Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Walker crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:45

FILE - In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. Crash investigators have determined that the Porsche was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a city street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend Roger Rodas. A person who has reviewed the investigators’ report told The Associated Press that it concluded unsafe driving, not mechanical problems, caused the crash. The person requested anonymity because the report has not been officially released yet.AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.


Pope Francis polls higher than Obama

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:43
Pope Francis well-liked by Catholics as well as all Americans.

American sentenced to 16 years in New York City pipe bomb case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:40

Jose Pimentel, 27, is seen in Manhattan Criminal Court in New YorkAn American Muslim who pleaded guilty to a New York state terrorism charge for attempting to make a pipe bomb was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday, the Manhattan District Attorney's office said. Jose Pimentel, a 29-year-old Dominican-born U.S. citizen, was arrested in 2011 after a police informant secretly recorded meetings with him as he bought bomb materials and read online instructions on how to assemble them, according to court documents. Pimentel was accused of plotting to attack police stations, post offices and military personnel in and around New York City. In a statement on Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said Pimentel had a personal website that advocated violence against U.S. citizens and government agencies and that had links to bomb-making instructions.


VIDEO: The day my pop star wife was killed

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:39
The day my wife was shot by her fan club manager
Categories: BBC World News

Qaeda Militants Seek Syria Base, U.S. Officials Say

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:38
Intelligence assessments say that Al Qaeda’s leadership is developing a long-term plan to create cells in Syria to train Westerners to carry out plots against targets in the West.
    

Polio casts a shadow over the Middle East

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:38
A disease once eradicated returns to threaten the Middle East
Categories: BBC World News

School says 8-year-old student not feminine enough

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:34
Officials at Timberlake Christian School said girl's dress, behavior were inappropriate.

Paltrow and Martin to separate

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:32
Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin are to separate after more than 10 years of marriage, the couple reveal.
Categories: BBC World News

Questions raised again about Secret Service culture

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:32
Another incident comes only two years after drinking, prostitution scandal.

Deaf 'marginalised' by Italian love of gesture

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:31
Italians' love of gestures leave deaf people feeling marginalised
Categories: BBC World News

Complaint by Fired Correction Officer Adds Details About a Death at Rikers Island

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:24
Court documents offer a deeper look into the death of a sick inmate in 2012 at the New York City jail complex.