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  • German ambassador: Electoral justice and politically motivated trials in Ukraine should not overshadow Euro 2012
    2012-04-27 19:02:17 UTC
    An exclusive interview of German Ambassador to Ukraine Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth with the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency Q: What main mistakes, in your opinion, is Ukraine making on its road to Europe? A: You must really want to integrate into Eur...

  • Conn. governor signs bill to repeal death penalty
    2012-04-27 18:54:38 UTC
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy quietly signed a new law Wednesday that ends the state's death penalty for future crimes, making Connecticut the 17th state to abolish capital punishment. The Democrat signed the bill behind closed d...

  • Large Majorities in US and Europe Endorse Focus on Renewable Energy
    2012-04-27 18:35:40 UTC
    But US Support for Deemphasizing Fossil Fuels Softens. As world energy markets react to Iranian threats to close the Straits of Hormuz and the World Future Energy Summit convenes in Abu Dhabi this week, newly updated digests of American and int...

  • American Public Favors Safe Havens in Syria
    2012-04-27 18:21:09 UTC
    Half Approve US Providing Air Cover, But Not Troops. Two thirds of Americans approve of the idea of the Arab League and Turkey establishing safe havens inside Syria, to provide Syrians who are at risk of being attacked by government forces a pl...

  • American Public Opposes Israel Striking Iran
    2012-04-27 18:05:48 UTC
    If Israel and Iran Have Military Conflict, Americans Say US Should Stay Out. A new poll finds that only one in four Americans favors Israel conducting a military strike against Iran's nuclear program. Seven in ten (69%) favor the US and other m...

  • Obama should push bankruptcy relief for student loans
    2012-04-27 17:52:24 UTC
    Editor's note: Anya Kamenetz is a senior writer at Fast Company magazine and the author of Generation Debt, DIY U, and the free book The Edupunks' Guide. (CNN) - This week President Obama did a swing through some college campuses talking abou...

  • Emily VanCamp: 'Revenge' Press Conference in Tokyo
    2012-04-27 16:43:38 UTC
    Emily VanCamp waves as she steps on stage for a Revenge press conference on Wednesday (April 25) in Tokyo, Japan. Last week, the 25-year-old’s hit ABC drama was viewed by 7.77 million people and brought in the highest numbers for the 10pm hour ...

  • Spain crisis deepens with jobless rise, downgrade
    2012-04-27 16:13:33 UTC
    MADRID (AP) — The hole in Spain's economy is getting deeper. The government reported Friday that unemployment rose to 24.4 percent in the first quarter — compared with 22.9 percent in the fourth quarter — and that more than half of Spaniards un...

  • White House threatens to veto student loan bill
    2012-04-27 16:08:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened a veto Friday of a Republican bill keeping the interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer, objecting that the measure would finance its $5.9 billion cost by abolishing a health ca...

  • Study: Most victims knew Ala. twisters were coming
    2012-04-27 16:03:24 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Most of the victims of last year's epic tornado outbreak in Alabama had at least one thing in common: They knew the storm was coming. A year after the onslaught of dozens of twisters killed at least 250 people in Alabama and more...

  • Natural gas prices rise; oil declines slightly
    2012-04-27 15:59:12 UTC
    Natural gas is rising as cooler weather and production cuts are raising expectations that demand may improve. Natural gas rose 2.1 cents to $2.147 per 1,000 cubic feet Friday in early trading. Last week the price dropped to the lowest level in ...

  • Man arrested after armed siege in central London
    2012-04-27 15:50:19 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Police say they've arrested the suspect at the center of a three-hour siege which shut down part a busy part of central London. The capital's Metropolitan Police say the 49-year-old man is now in police custody and that searches o...

  • Parents wire kids to prove teachers' verbal abuse
    2012-04-27 15:11:35 UTC
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Teachers hurled insults like "bastard," ''tard," ''damn dumb" and "a hippo in a ballerina suit." A bus driver threatened to slap one child, while a bus monitor told another, "Shut up, you little dog." They were all spec...

  • 11-year-old unveiled as Broadway's newest 'Annie'
    2012-04-27 14:58:17 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway's newest Annie is an 11-year-old from Los Angeles with long, black curly hair who is already a Broadway veteran. Lilla Crawford was unveiled Friday as the girl slated to play the title role in a fall revival of the Tony...

  • Obama targets diploma mills that market to vets
    2012-04-27 14:42:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits. President Barack Obama is s...

  • Judge considers adjusting Zimmerman's bond
    2012-04-27 14:36:03 UTC
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to raise or revoke the bond for George Zimmerman after his lawyer told the judge a website raised $200,000 for the defense. Mark O'Mara told the judge Friday that Zimmerman's family hadn't tol...

  • Klum’s New Baby
    2012-04-27 14:10:29 UTC
    HEIDI KLUM has teamed up with Babies 'R' Us - the infant department of Toys 'R' Us - to create a new children's collection, Truly Scrumptious, which will launch this September. But, the range stretches further than the realms of fashion. "I mad...

  • Gaultier Takes Cannes
    2012-04-27 14:02:52 UTC
    ALONG with celebrating his 60th birthday this week, Jean Paul Gaultier has been named in the Cannes Film Festival jury line-up. With eight other panelists, the French designer will be responsible for selecting the winner of the Palme d'Or prize - ...

  • Betsey Bankruptcy
    2012-04-27 13:46:54 UTC
    BETSEY JOHNSON has filed for bankruptcy protection under the Chapter 11 US Bankruptcy Code. Although the designer will remain creative director of her brand, the majority of its 63 stores and 350 employees will lose their jobs. "The decision t...

  • 1 of last Louis Armstrong trumpet records now a CD
    2012-04-27 13:23:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A live recording of Louis Armstrong playing his trumpet for one of the last times is being released to the public for the first time. The recording is being played Friday at the National Press Club in Washington where it was c...

  • George Clooney & Stacy Keibler: Craig's Bar & Grill Date Night!
    2012-04-27 13:09:49 UTC
    - - George Clooney and girlfriend Stacy Keibler make their way out of Craig’s Bar and Grill on Thursday (April 26) in West Hollywood. The 50-year-old actor and Stacy, 32, were joined by Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber for dinn...

  • Don Omar, Prince Royce top Billboard Latin Awards
    2012-04-27 12:05:55 UTC
    CORAL GABLES, Fla (AP) — Puerto Rican native Don Omar and the Bronx's Prince Royce have taken top honors at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Each received eight awards. They are among a growing group of Latin artists who mix English and Span...

  • Shakira wins at Latin Music Awards
    2012-04-27 11:53:02 UTC
    Shakira was one of the big winners at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The Colombian pop star - whose hits include Whenever, Wherever and Underneath Your Clothes - took home four gongs from the ceremony in Miami. Puerto Rican native Do...

  • A Tour Of The World's Most Opulent Villas (PHOTOS)
    2012-04-27 11:40:11 UTC
    What kind of holiday rental home costs $10,000 a day? Perhaps one set on a private Caribbean beach and kitted out with a personal fleet of boats and Wave Runners? An Alpine chalet, with postcard-perfect views of the Matterhorn from every window? O...

  • Joe Manganiello Walks the Walk
    2012-04-27 11:30:47 UTC
    Joe Manganiello keeps it classically cool and casual in a biker jacket and jeans as he takes a leisurely stroll on Wednesday (April 25) in New York City. The 35-year-old True Blood actor has several films premiering over the next few months – c...