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  • Rebounding NBC adding 12 new series next season

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC, which rebounded this season from a stubborn ratings slump, will try to build on its gains with a dozen new series that include dramas starring Debra Messing and Katherine Heigl and a pair of comedies produced by Will Ferrell.

    Associated Press
     
  • Spring snowstorm hits Rockies, threatens Plains

    DENVER (AP) — A powerful spring storm dropped more than a foot of sloppy, wet snow in parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Mother's Day, and forecasters warned that instability ahead of the cold front created conditions ripe for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Plains states.

    Associated Press
     
  • Chelsea Clinton receives doctorate from Oxford (11 photos)

    Chelsea Clinton received her doctorate degree in international relations on Saturday from the prestigious British university. Her father was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford from 1968 to 1970. The graduation ceremony comes as her mother is considering a potential 2016 presidential campaign. Find more…

    Yahoo News
     
  • ABC News Exclusive: Shelly Sterling: I Think Donald Sterling Has 'Onset of Dementia'

    Sterling's estranged wife says he doesn't remember saying racist remarks.

    Good Morning America
     
  • New Site Grants Access to Anyone s Public Record

    Did you know that your record is online and anyone can see it? Search through millions of public records and see what you can find.

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  • Rare 'mono mono' newborn twins doing well in Ohio

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Twin girls born with a rare condition in Ohio were breathing on their own and their mom said she and her husband were able to hold them on Mother's Day.

    Associated Press
     
  • Back to basics for Afghan soldiers as NATO allies exit

    Khogyani (Afghanistan) (AFP) - A computer without a power cable, a spy camera with English instructions that no one can read, and water-logged accommodation -- life on the frontline can be a long series of setbacks and challenges for Afghan soldiers. In the eastern district of Khogyani, the war…

    AFP
     
  • Secret Service agent in iconic LBJ photos dies

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent at the side of President Lyndon Johnson in the chaotic aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 88.

    Associated Press
     
  • 9/11 remains returned to WTC site (16 photos)

    The unidentified remains of those killed on Sept. 11 returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy Saturday morning. The remains left the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Manhattan's East Side shortly before 7 a.m. in three city vehicles. They were accompanied by…

    Yahoo News
     
  • Month after Boko Haram kidnapping of girls, what's shocking is what remains unknown

    More than three weeks after the shocking incident, it is unclear how many girls were abducted, who they are, who did it, at what time, and exactly how – a dearth of solid information that has deepened the distress and anger in Nigeria and spurred global calls for action.  For starters, the number…

    Christian Science Monitor
     
  • Meet the US Senate Candidate Who's Standing With Cliven Bundy

    Georgia Senate candidate Derrick Grayson didn’t have much going on last Saturday so he headed out to Nevada to check out Cliven Bundy’s ranch and meet with the rancher whose armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management, and whose musings about “the negro” and...

    ABC News
     
  • Get A Free GENIE DVR Upgrade

    Sign up for DIRECTV and get a free GENIE upgrade (Additional Fees Apply).

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  • Eurovision-winning drag queen returns in triumph

    VIENNA (AP) — Bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst made a triumphant return to Austria on Sunday after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in what the country's president called a victory for tolerance in Europe.

    Associated Press
     
  • Spain 'Miss Gypsy' contest aims to empower minority

    Perched on high heels in tight, bright dresses, crowds of girls line up hoping to become Spain's first \"Miss Gypsy\" in a new pageant aimed at empowering a neglected minority. I love it,\" said Libertad Barrull, 17, her hair pinned up in an elaborate bun, as she waited excitedly to go before the…

    AFP
     
  • Mexico turns anti-cartel vigilantes into police force

    Tepalcatepec (Mexico) (AFP) - Authorities began Saturday to hand blue police uniforms and assault rifles to vigilantes in western Mexico, legalizing a movement that formed last year to combat a vicious drug cartel. Scores of farmers lined up at a cattle ranch to receive the uniforms of the newly…

    AFP
     
  • Romania queries Moscow after deputy PM sends bomber jet tweets

    By Luiza Illie BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania asked Moscow for an explanation on Saturday after Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin, reacting to being barred from its airspace, tweeted he would return in a TU-160 strategic bomber. Rogozin, one of the senior Russian officials sanctioned by…

    Reuters
     
  • Arizona town near Grand Canyon runs low on water

    WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — In the northern Arizona city of Williams, restaurant patrons don't automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering lawns or washing cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses are hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools, and building…

    Associated Press
     
  • Mad Men's Craziest Episode Yet

    The fifth episode of the AMC series’ final two-part season saw many characters’ lives spiral into madness. [Warning: SPOILERS]

    The Daily Beast
     
  • New Site Grants Access to Anyone s Public Record

    Did you know that your record is online and anyone can see it? Search through millions of public records and see what you can find.

    AdChoices Instant CheckmateSponsored
     
  • Third body found in US hot air balloon horror

    Rescue personnel on Sunday located the body of the third and final victim from a hot-air balloon that burst into flames upon its descent in the US state of Virginia. Witnesses watched in horror Friday as the balloon caught fire in the evening sky after hitting a power line as it was coming down…

    AFP
     
  • Voting closing in eastern Ukraine

    Election offices are closing in eastern Ukraine, where residents are voting on whether they want self-rule away from Kiev. Nathan Frandino reports.

    Reuters Videos
     
  • RNC Calls For Conservative Media — Including The Daily Caller — To Moderate Presidential Debates

    Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee (RNC), said his group is pushing back against the liberal media’s domination of Republican presidential primary debates, urging a new group of conservative journalists — including those at The Daily Caller — to moderate…

    The Daily Caller
     
  • Boy Scouts rescue Ann Curry after TV journalist is hurt on hiking trail

    The NBC journalist had broken her leg while hiking on a trail in New York State.

    The Sideshow
     
  • Cheap U.S. buses lure travelers from rails, sky with new frills

    Discount U.S. carriers are luring a new generation of riders from young tourists to business travelers with amenities such as free Internet and leather seats. The low-cost niche started with companies offering cut-rate fares between the Chinatown sections of New York and Boston. It took off eight…

    Reuters
     
  • Cole quits England after World Cup squad axe

    Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole announced Sunday he was retiring from international football after being told he'd been left out of England manager Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup. \"I got the call from Roy and agree England team should be about the young players,\" the 33-year-old Cole told…

    AFP
     
  • On a slow night train to Benares, India

    A lot of things have changed in India since I first visited 35 years ago, but many haven’t. Seeking to book a ticket to Benares (now known as Varanasi) I was directed to the foreign tourist office at New Delhi station, found it only marginally dilapidated, took a ticket number from a machine,…

    Christian Science Monitor
     
  • Tiny houses a way off the streets for Wisconsin homeless

    By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - After surviving two long, cold Wisconsin winters on the streets, Betty Ybarra traded freezing park benches and tents for a tiny house made of recycled wood she helped build herself. Her 99-square-foot home, which boasts flower window boxes, was…

    Reuters
     
  • Photos of the day - May 11, 2014 (41 photos)

    Catholic faithful take Holy Communion and pray for the safety of kidnapped Chibok school girls during a morning Mass given in honor of the schoolgirls in Abuja, Indian women and children struggle to collect government-supplied water from a mobile tanker in Ramol, outskirts of Ahmadabad and two cows…

    Yahoo News
     
  • Lure of London makes Britain a billionaire haven

    LONDON (AP) — A new study of the super-rich finds that London has become the capital of the world's wealthiest, with more billionaires than any other city.

    Associated Press
     
  • Rare Set of Twins Hold Hands in Delivery Room

    The "Mono Mono" Twins Shared an Amniotic Sack

    Good Morning America
     
  • Boys Will Be Boys: You Can't Hide Your Gender in Video Games

    Gamer guys, beware: You may take on a female avatar in online role-playing games, but chances are, you're revealing subtle clues about your true gender. Boys will be boys online, according to a new study of players of the massive multiplayer online game \"World of Warcraft.\" Men who play using…

    LiveScience.com
     
  • New Jersey woman found stabbed to death, sons found in South Carolina

    By David Jones NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - A New Jersey man was arrested on Saturday and charged with stabbing his estranged wife to death and driving off in her car with their two young sons to a relative's home in South Carolina, police and prosecutors said. John R. Jordan, 47, of Lodi, N.J.,…

    Reuters
     
  • Chinese resort plans alarms Mexican activists

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmentalists say the only living hard coral reef in the Gulf of California is once again under threat, just two years after activists persuaded the government to block construction of a huge 30,000-room resort nearby.

    Associated Press
     
  • Game of Thrones’ Courtroom Drama

    The sixth episode of the HBO series’ thrilling fourth season saw many surprises, including an unexpected star witness against the Imp. [Warning: SPOILERS]

    The Daily Beast
     
  • Lawyer quits case of Pakistan doctor who aided CIA

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden said Sunday he wouldn't represent him any longer after facing threats from militants, even as America pushes for the man to be freed.

    Associated Press
     
  • North Korean leader and wife attend a flight combat contest

    North Korean state TV releases video showing its leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju attending a flight combat contest at an air force base. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

    Reuters Videos
     
  • Health law gives pregnant women new options

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth.

    Associated Press
     
  • Family celebrates Mother’s Day with a home saved by Yahoo readers

    They had lost their mother and were in danger of losing their family home. But the DeCesare found a friend - thousands of them - from Yahoo News readers who stepped in and helped rescue the family from financial jeopardy.

    Yahoo News
     
  • Mommy’s Little Secret? Coffee And Booze.

    Caffeine and alcohol were sweet at 21—but they’re downright lifesavers (in moderation, of course) in the parenting years.

    The Daily Beast
     
  • 2-shot penalty rescinded for Rose

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour rescinded the two-shot penalty given to Justin Rose before his final round Sunday in The Players Championship, changing its mind to say sophisticated TV technology was the only way to determine the violation.

    Associated Press
     
  • Weak Japan exports, not tax hike, could shake BOJ

    By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is increasingly confident that the economy is weathering a recent tax increase and on its way out of deflation, but another threat to that optimistic scenario is lurking - weak exports. If shipments abroad continue to fall short of the central…

    Reuters
     
  • 1 dead as plane carrying 7 crash lands in Arizona

    PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane carrying French tourists crashed while landing in windy conditions Saturday at an airport in northern Arizona, killing one person and leaving another hospitalized, authorities said.

    Associated Press
     
  • No More Mr. Nice Pope

    Francis may have lightened up on gays in the priesthood, but he isn’t letting American nuns off the hook—in fact, he’s clamping down on them even more strongly than Benedict.

    The Daily Beast
     
  • Four Libyan soldiers killed in Benghazi attacks

    Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Four Libyan soldiers were shot dead on Sunday in separate incidents in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 uprising, security and medical sources said. \"Unidentified gunmen killed four soldiers and wounded another in Benghazi, while another was wounded…

    AFP
     
  • Three new MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia

    Three more people have died from the MERS coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said Sunday, taking the number of fatalities from the disease in the kingdom to 142. The Middle East Respiratory System coronavirus has now infected 483 people in the Gulf nation since it first appeared in…

    AFP
     
  • Israel denies latest charge of spying on US

    Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz on Saturday angrily denied the latest media charge of Israeli spying on its US ally and said that someone was trying to sour bilateral relations. \"One gets the impression that someone is trying to sabotage the excellent intelligence cooperation between…

    AFP
     
  • Giants top Dodgers 7-4 in 10 after Romo blows save

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pablo Sandoval moved into the cleanup spot and broke out of his slump.

    Associated Press
     
  • Genetic Mutants? 5 Strange Science Facts About Moms

    Many people will spend Mother's Day, this Sunday (May 11), celebrating the love, warmth and emotional support they get from their mothers. But did you know that many moms are also genetic mutants whose very brains altered in the process of motherhood? So this Mother's Day, we've rounded up some of…

    LiveScience.com
     
  • Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Danica Patrick added another May moment to cherish.

    Associated Press
     
  • Jews in the Joint

    It’s not always easy being Jewish in prison but there are some advantages for the folks keeping kosher behind bars—better food for one thing.

    The Daily Beast
     
  • South Sudan's army, rebels blame each other for breaking ceasefire

    By Andrew Green JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's army and rebel forces blamed each other on Sunday for violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect, fighting that will frustrate international mediators who had pressured both sides to stop the ethnic-fuelled conflict. A U.N. official…

    Reuters
     
  • California farmer locked in battle with union

    SANGER, Calif. (AP) — Six months ago, workers at one of the largest fruit farms in the U.S. went to the ballot box to decide if they would continue to be represented by the United Farm Workers, which won that right two decades ago but never forged a labor contract.

    Associated Press
     
Author:Bling King
Published:May 12th 2014
Modified:May 12th 2014
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