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ArtsBeat: Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist to Stop Drawing Muhammed

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:22
Muhammad “no longer interests me,” Rénald Luzier, who works under the name Luz, said in an interview.






Noting slower economy, Fed appears no closer to a rate hike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:21

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Federal Reserve issues a policy statement when its two-day meeting ends at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve downgraded its view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. The Fed offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon.


Iran's foreign minister says nuke deadline not 'sacrosanct'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:20

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is interviewed by David Ignatius of the Washington Post, during his appearance, hosted by the Center on International Cooperation, at New York University, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says his country and world powers will meet Thursday to start bringing together the elements of a draft on a comprehensive nuclear deal, with meetings starting Monday in Europe to finalize all its elements.


McConnell suggests Obama plan to cut power emissions won't stick

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:18

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to the media after a weekly Senate caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate majority leader on Wednesday urged countries to go slowly on committing to cut carbon emissions in any global agreement later this year, in his latest effort to cripple President Barack Obama's clean power plan. Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, a Republican from coal-producing Kentucky, told a congressional panel that as long he is in charge of the Senate, "this body is not going to be signing off on any back door energy tax." "The failure of Congress to sign off should signal to other countries they should proceed with caution into the December 2015 climate talks in Paris," he added. Last month, the Obama administration submitted plans to the United Nations to cut emission up to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, seeking to take a leadership role ahead of the talks in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.


Iran seized ship in 'legal dispute'

BBC World News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:17
The detention of a Danish cargo ship by the Iranian navy is linked to a long-running legal dispute, Iran's foreign minister has said.
Categories: BBC World News

New York City Underreported School Violence to State, Audit Shows

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:11
An examination by the state comptroller of 10 schools found that almost a third of the violent episodes were not reported, as required.






U.S. top court allows judicial campaign solicitations ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:11
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States may bar judicial candidates from soliciting campaign contributions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a decision rejecting a Florida candidate's assertion that such limits violate the Constitution's guarantee of free speech. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in a 5-4 decision that made it easier for states to regulate judicial elections. The ruling follows Supreme Court decisions in recent years lifting other campaign finance restrictions, but it affects only judicial elections and is unlikely to have a broader impact. As such, the ruling does not indicate the court is stepping away from its contentious 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling.

Coast Guard IDs 3rd victim in deadly sailboat disaster

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:10

This 2011 photo provided by Ravin Patel, shows Kris Beall. Beall, of Pineville, La., was swept away into the white-capped water during a fierce storm in Mobile Bay, only to be found dead later — one of two people confirmed killed in a marine tragedy that left four others missing. Amanda Allbritton Beall said Tuesday, April 28, 2015, her husband died trying to save others aboard his vessel. (Ravin Patel via AP)DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday identified the third person killed when a powerful storm struck a sailboat race off the Alabama coast and said they will search one more day for three boaters who remained missing.


FBI arrests RI fugitive in Washington State - Turn to 10

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:07

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The FBI on Wednesday arrested James William Bell, 61, in Spokane, Washington, after evading authorities for more than 10 years. Bell is wanted for the alleged molestation of three young girls, then aged 9 to 13, in Middletown. The molestation allegedly ...
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Trial set for Ohio dad charged in toddler's starvation death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:06
CINCINNATI (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old girl who weighed 13 pounds when she died of starvation and blunt-force injury is scheduled for trial on murder charges next year in southwest Ohio.

More than 30 charged in two NJ drug busts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:06

More than 30 charged in two NJ drug bustsTwo massive drug investigations resulted in charges for more than 30 people, the Ocean County prosecutor announced on Wednesday.


A look at the knowns and unknowns in the Baltimore case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:00

Protestors demonstrate outside the State Attorney's office calling for the continued investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. Activists stressed that they will continue to press for answers in the case of Gray, the 25-year-old black man whose death from a spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances while in police custody set off the riots. (AP Photo/David Goldman)BALTIMORE (AP) — A week and a half after 25-year-old Freddie Gray died, there are still many unanswered questions about the explosive case. A look at some of the knowns and unknowns:


Kroger expands in central Indiana to create 3,400-plus jobs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:59
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kroger will build 11 new stores and expand or remodel 22 others in a $464.6 million central Indiana expansion that will create 3,440 permanent jobs, the retailer announced Wednesday.

Most weapons found in NYC jails are homemade, report shows

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:43
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 80 percent of the 2,100 weapons recovered in New York City jails last year were shivs and shanks made from materials scrounged in the jailhouse, according to a new report that advocates say is at odds with the official view that smuggled razors are behind a recent surge in stabbings and slashings.

Seen ‘Hamilton’? No? You Poor Thing.

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:43
Celebrities are flocking to see the hip-hop musical “Hamilton” at the cozy Public Theater, setting off a mad status grab.

Washington State high school teacher tackles alleged gunman - WHAS 11.com (subscription)

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:42

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Washington State high school teacher tackles alleged gunman
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Washington State high school teacher tackles alleged gunman. As students raced out of the school, evacuating in a moment of terror, civics teacher Brady Olson was still inside, face-to-face with a 16-year-old student with a gun. Loading… Post to Facebook.
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Update: 17 Lab-Confirmed E. Coli Cases, 4 Hospitalized in Washington State - Food Safety News

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:41

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Update: 17 Lab-Confirmed E. Coli Cases, 4 Hospitalized in Washington State
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The latest reported case count in the E. coli outbreak in Washington state is 17 lab-confirmed cases, with four of those people hospitalized, and another 15 individuals exhibiting symptoms of the infection but whose lab results were not yet available ...

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Leicester City 1-3 Chelsea

BBC World News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:40
Chelsea fight back to beat in-form Leicester and are now just one win away from the Premier League title.
Categories: BBC World News

Jean Nidetch, 91, Dies; 72 Pounds Lighter, She Helped Start Weight Watchers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:40
A 214-pound Queens housewife struggled with a lifelong addiction to food until she shed 72 pounds and became the public face of the worldwide weight-control empire Weight Watchers.






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