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  • Maria Tallchief Dead: New York Ballet Legend Dies At 88

    Maria Tallchief Dead: New York Ballet Legend Dies At 88

    CHICAGO — Maria Tallchief, one of America’s first great prima ballerinas who gave life to such works as “The Nutcracker,” “Firebird,” and other masterpieces from legendary choreographer George Balanchine, has died. She was 88.
    Tallchief died Thursday in Chicago, her daughter, […]

  • Crowds of immigrants protest in favor of comprehensive immigration reform while on the West side of Capitol Hill in Washington, April 10, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

    Senate plan deports illegal immigrants entering U.S. after 2011

    Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:07pm EDT
    WASHINGTON – Senators crafting an immigration bill have agreed that foreigners who crossed the U.S. border illegally would be deported if they entered the United States after December 31, 2011, a congressional aide said on […]

  • Comedian Jonathan Winters performs at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada in this September 7, 1971 handout photo from the Las Vegas News Bureau. Winters, the film and TV actor who starred on ”Mork and Mindy,” died April 11, 2013 at age 87 in Montecito, California of natural causes.
Credit: Reuters/Las Vegas News Bureau/Handout

    Manic comic Jonathan Winters dead at 87

    Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:38pm EDT
    LOS ANGELES – Comedian Jonathan Winters, whose manic improvisational genius never seemed to take a rest, has died at the age of 87 after a more than 50-year career in stand-up, on television and in […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se shake hands during a photo opportunity shortly before private meetings at the Foreign Ministery in Seoul April 12, 2013. REUTERS/ Paul J. Richards/Pool

    Kerry warns North Korea against missile launch

    By Arshad Mohammed and Jack Kim (Reuters) | Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:24am EDT
    SEOUL – Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea on Friday it would be a “huge mistake” to launch a medium-range missile and said the United […]

  • VIDEO: U.S. storm leaves one dead, others injured

    VIDEO: U.S. storm leaves one dead, others injured

    Tornado sweeps through Mississippi, levelling houses and leaving one person dead. Lily Grimes reports.

  • VIDEO: Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions

    VIDEO: Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions

    As Rosie Huntington-Whiteley steps out without a bra in Los Angeles, we check out some other celebs and their style slip ups.

  • VIDEO: John Kerry: U.S. Will Defend Allies Against N. Korea

    VIDEO: John Kerry: U.S. Will Defend Allies Against N. Korea

    U.S. Secretary of State is in South Korea. He will also visit Japan and China on this trip.

  • U.S. singer Beyonce (L) and her husband rapper Jay-Z walk as they leave their hotel in Havana in this April 4, 2013 file photo.
Credit: Reuters/Enrique De La Osa/Files

    White House denies having any role in Jay-Z, Beyonce Cuba trip

    (Reuters) Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:55pm EDT –
    Washington – U.S. President Barack Obama’s spokesman on Thursday denied any White House role in allowing a visit to Cuba by rapper Jay-Z and pop star Beyonce last week, after the hip hop […]

  • British singer and songwriter Sir Paul McCartney greets spectators at the begining of his concert in the Czech Republic capital of Prague, June 6, 2004. REUTERS/Petr Josek

    McCartney Tops UK Music Rich List, Adele Richest Youngster

    LONDON – Former Beatle Paul McCartney’s 680-million-pound ($1.04 billion) fortune put him at the top of a list ranking the UK and Ireland’s richest musicians that also highlighted Adele as the wealthiest young music millionaire.
    McCartney was followed closely by music […]

  • Senate votes to open debate on gun control

    Senate votes to open debate on gun control

    By John Whitesides and David Lawder (Reuters)| Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:13pm EDT
    WASHINGTON – The Senate cleared the way on Thursday for an emotional, weeks-long debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to block […]

  • Gwinnett County Police Department SWAT members are shown in this handout courtesy of Gwinnett Daily Post responding to the scene of a barricaded gunman holding four firefighters hostage in a home in Suwanee, Georgia April 10, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Brendan Sullivan/Gwinnett Daily Post

    Gunman dead, officer wounded as Georgia hostage standoff ends


    By David Beasley (Reuters) | Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:37am EDT
    ATLANTA – A gunman who took four Georgia firefighters hostage, demanding his utilities and cell phone service be restored, was killed on Wednesday in an exchange of gunfire with authorities […]

  • Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) (R) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) (L) hold a news conference on background checks for firearms on Capitol Hill in Washington April 10, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

    Key senators announce deal on background checks for gun buyers

    By John Whitesides and Richard Cowan (Reuters) | Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:56am EDT
    WASHINGTON – A Democratic and a Republican senator said on Wednesday they had struck a deal to expand background checks for gun buyers, boosting prospects for passage […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on measures to reduce gun violence, at the University of Hartford in Connecticut April 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

    Obama budget targets millionaires, replaces sequester cuts

    By Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason (Reuters) | Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:01am EDT
    WASHINGTON – The White House on Wednesday proposed a budget that sharply trims the U.S. deficit over three years by forcing millionaires to pay more in taxes […]

  • Syrian Opposition Coalition members and Syrian National Coalition members attend a meeting in Istanbul March 18, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Osman Orsal

    UK to urge more help for Syrian opposition at G8 talks

    By Natalie Huet and Arshad Mohammed (Reuters) | Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:16am EDT
    LONDON – Britain will call for more help for the Syrian opposition in its civil war against President Bashar al-Assad when G8 foreign ministers meet on […]

  • Stabbing Attack At Texas College

    Stabbing Attack At Texas College

    CYPRESS, Texas — A student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack at a Texas community college Tuesday, wounding at least 14 people – many in the face and […]

  • NATO Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan

    NATO Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan

    By KIM GAMEL 04/09/13 09:26 AM ET EDT
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A NATO helicopter crashed in a field in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two American service members.
    The U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force said the cause of the crash is […]

  • VIDEO: Obama on background checks: ‘We need a vote’

    VIDEO: Obama on background checks: ‘We need a vote’

    VIDEO | President Obama delivered an impassioned and urgent plea in West Hartford, Conn., Monday evening for swift action, asking a state still shaken by the Newtown school massacre why there isn’t more support in Congress for gun control legislation.

  • Louisville celebrates defeating Michigan to win the NCAA Division I National Championship on Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville beat Michigan 82-76. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton)

    Louisville Wins National Championship, Defeats Michigan In NCAA Tournament Final 82-76

    By PAUL NEWBERRY 04/08/13 11:54 PM ET EDT
    ATLANTA — Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
    Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino […]

  • Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday morning after suffering a stroke, her spokesman said.
    Thatcher, 87, a conservative was the longest-serving prime minister in the 20th century. She led Britain from 1979 to 1990.

  • VIDEO: Mobile News – Facebook, Frank X. Shaw, Mark Zuckerberg

    VIDEO: Mobile News – Facebook, Frank X. Shaw, Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook: The Power And Weakness That Come With Being The Default
    Microsoft Tells Facebook It Already Made A People-First Phone, Calling The Whole Concept Into Question
    Can Facebook Build an Android-Style Home on the iPhone? Probably Not.

  • North Korean soldiers take part in a shooting drill in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013.

    North Korea may be preparing new nuclear test: Seoul

    By Ju-min Park and Ben Blanchard (Reuters) | Mon Apr 8, 2013 1:48am EDT
    SEOUL/BEIJING – Movement around an atomic test site in North Korea indicates the reclusive state may stage another nuclear test, a South Korean minister said on Monday, […]

  • U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference following a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona March 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Samantha Sais   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)

    Immigration bill expected this week, senators say

    Sun Apr 7, 2013 12:13pm EDT
    WASHINGTON – A bill to overhaul the immigration system would likely be completed by the end of this week, two senior senators said on Sunday.
    Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York said that senators […]

  • “Evil Dead” Slashes Cave Men, Dinosaurs For Big Box Office Win

    “Evil Dead” Slashes Cave Men, Dinosaurs For Big Box Office Win

    “Evil Dead,” the blood-drenched remake of the 1981 horror classic, “The Evil Dead,” scared up $26 million in its first weekend to win the box office race, slashing past another familiar story, the 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 dinosaur […]

  • VIDEO: Hoops Hysteria: Michigan-Syracuse Recap

    VIDEO: Hoops Hysteria: Michigan-Syracuse Recap

    Jon Crispin on Michigan’s win over Louisville.

  • Kim Shows Bare Baby Bump

    Kim Shows Bare Baby Bump

    Posted: 04/06/2013 12:44 pm EDT | Updated: 04/06/2013 1:14 pm EDT
    Kim Kardashian is bumpin’ and proud!
    Kardashian debuted her bare baby bump in an Instagram photo on Saturday. The 32-year-old beauty posed in a pair of tight black leggings […]

  • Obama Responds To Budget Criticism: Proposed Budget Not His ‘Ideal Plan’

    Obama Responds To Budget Criticism: Proposed Budget Not His ‘Ideal Plan’

    By JIM KUHNHENN 04/06/13 12:30 PM ET EDT –
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms” for benefit programs and scuttles some […]

  • AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool, File In this June 17, 2010 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the chapel after attending the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency says Mandela has been discharged, Saturday, April 6, 2013, from a hospital after an improvement in his condition. Officials say he was treated for pneumonia. )

    South Africa: Mandela discharged from the hospital

    CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA – Associated Press – ‎Saturday‎, ‎April‎ ‎6‎, ‎2013
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday after an improvement in his health following treatment for pneumonia, the South African presidency said.
    The statement […]

  • Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

    Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

    JOSH LEDERMAN – Associated Press – ‎Saturday‎, ‎April‎ ‎6‎, ‎2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own […]

  • North Korea Asks Russian Embassy To Consider Evacuation

    North Korea Asks Russian Embassy To Consider Evacuation

    MOSCOW — North Korea has warned diplomats in Pyongyang that it can’t guarantee the safety of embassies in the event of a conflict and suggested they may […]


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