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  • IPhone bills boost Verizon 1Q revenue growth
    2012-04-20 05:59:44 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday sales of the iPhone 4S started to boost revenue at Verizon Communications Inc. in the latest quarter, as subscribers settled in to paying their new monthly bills. That meant that wireless service revenues grew at their f...

  • Norway killer sharpened aim by playing video game
    2012-04-20 05:52:54 UTC
    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik knew it would take practice to be able to slaughter dozens of people before being shot by police. In a chilling account, the far-right fanatic claimed Thursday that he sharpened his aim by playing the vid...

  • Venture capital investments fall 19 percent in 1Q
    2012-04-20 05:39:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for startups fell 19 percent in the first three months of the year, as cautious venture capitalists funneled less money into fewer deals. According to a study out Friday, startup investments fell to $5.8 billion in the J...

  • Rumors swirl of smaller iPad, which Jobs detested
    2012-04-20 05:32:27 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple generates more gossip than the Kardashians. There's a constantly spinning mill of rumors about Apple products, most of which turn out to be untrue. What's unusual this week is that talk has revived of a smaller iPad model,...

  • Microsoft's Windows propels pleasant 3Q surprise
    2012-04-20 05:26:24 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft produced a surprisingly strong quarter to start the year, pleasing investors looking forward to even bigger things from the software maker's much-anticipated overhaul of Windows operating system next fall. The per...

  • Unlikely finalist struck from 'American Idol'
    2012-04-20 02:16:03 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Idol" viewers apparently weren't caught in a romance with Colton Dixon. The 20-year-old alt-rocker was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent competition. Dixon was surprisingly e...

  • White House defends Secret Service chief anew
    2012-04-20 01:56:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House expressed renewed confidence Thursday in the director of the Secret Service in the midst of a sordid prostitution scandal that has threatened to become a serious political distraction in an election year. A key la...

  • Tiny Gulf islands rekindle big Arab-Iran dispute
    2012-04-20 01:32:39 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — There would seem to be enough points of tension to keep Iran and its Gulf Arab rivals fully occupied: Tehran's nuclear program, accusations of Iranian meddling in Bahrain's uprising, Iranian threats to block Gulf oil shipping l...

  • NYC basement searched for boy who vanished in 1979
    2012-04-20 01:10:10 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police and the FBI searched a Manhattan basement Thursday for the remains of a 6-year-old boy whose 1979 disappearance on his way to school helped launch a missing children's movement that put kids' faces on milk cartons. Etan P...

  • Russia ‘cooperative’ on Syria – Pentagon chief
    2012-04-20 01:01:23 UTC
    Russia has started interacting with the United States and other countries on the Syria issue, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported. "At this point, Russia has been cooperative" in negotiating a ceasefire de...

  • Trouble in threes: Scandals hamper Obama's message
    2012-04-20 00:29:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It isn't Mitt Romney who's giving Barack Obama fits as the president pivots to re-election mode. It's those federal bureaucrats carousing in Las Vegas, the Secret Service consorting with Colombian prostitutes and U.S. soldiers po...

  • Clinton urges tougher UN pressure on Syria
    2012-04-19 22:53:11 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Thursday for the U.N. Security Council to adopt an arms embargo and other tough measures against Syria to try to halt 13 months of bloodshed, but she acknowledged such diplomatic a...

  • Clooney to hold high-end Obama fundraiser
    2012-04-19 22:41:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Cooney has a starring role in a new Obama campaign sweepstakes. The actor is holding a high-end fundraiser for President Barack Obama at his Los Angeles home next month and the president's re-election campaign is offeri...

  • White House: 'Silver spoon' words not about Romney
    2012-04-19 22:17:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday said President Barack Obama wasn't talking about Republican Mitt Romney when he said he "wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth." White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama has used the ...

  • Emma Roberts & Julia Roberts: 'Jesus Henry Christ' Premiere!
    2012-04-19 19:30:30 UTC
    Emma Roberts poses for a picture with her aunt Julia Roberts at the premiere of Jesus Henry Christ held at the Mann Chinese 6 on Wednesday (April 18) in Los Angeles. The 21-year-old actress and Julia, 44, were joined on the red carpet by a thir...

  • Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorcese: 'Wolf of Wall Street' Team!
    2012-04-19 19:26:12 UTC
    Get ready for another Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese collaboration! The duo, who have worked together on four previous films, are teaming up for a fifth, titled The Wolf of Wall Street, according to THR! The film “is based on Jordan B...

  • Anne Hathaway & Hugh Jackman: 'Les Mis' Filming!
    2012-04-19 19:22:19 UTC
    Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman sing a duet in the open air for their upcoming film Les Miserables on Wednesday (April 18) in London, England. The duo star in the cinematic adaptation of the musical, set to be released later this year. Earlie...

  • Pregnant Anna Paquin Keeps Baby Bump Under Wraps in Black Ensemble
    2012-04-19 19:15:56 UTC
    Anna Paquin isn't ready to flaunt her baby bump just yet. Just after confirming to E! News that she and hubby Stephen Moyer are expecting their first child, the 29-year-old True Blood star was spotted out and about Wednesday morning in Beverly ...

  • Daniel Craig Shaken, Not Stirred Over James Bond Heineken Deal + VIDEO
    2012-04-19 19:11:25 UTC
    Forget the Vodka martinis—007 is a Heineken man these days. And not everyone is happy about it. Daniel Craig is coming out in defense of a new sponsorship deal James Bond film producers have made with the Dutch beer maker that will see the dash...

  • Jennifer Morrison Ditches Blonde Locks for Fiery Red Hair—Hot or Not?
    2012-04-19 19:05:04 UTC
    Jennifer Morrison debuted her fiery red hair at Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood party Wednesday night in West Hollywood, Calif. The 33-year-old Once Upon a Time star ditched her trademark long blonde locks for a deep auburn hue. The actress paired he...

  • Analysis: A Romney pick for top U.S. court? Frontrunners emerge
    2012-04-19 19:02:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the names of people he might appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court are starting to roll off the tongues of conservative activists, lawyers and former Repu...

  • Republican business tax cut seen passing U.S. House
    2012-04-19 18:58:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed a tax break for small businesses, giving voters a stark alternative to President Barack Obama's politically popular "Buffett Rule" surtax on the wealthy...

  • Charlize Theron 'getting closer to Reeves'
    2012-04-19 18:50:21 UTC
    Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves' friendship has reportedly intensified in recent months. The pair starred together in the 2001 movie Sweet November and have been firm friends for some time. US publication In Touch reports that the twosome's re...

  • Michelle Williams 'cosy' with Segel
    2012-04-19 18:47:16 UTC
    Jason Segel and Michelle Williams have been spotted looking cosy at the premiere of his new movie The Five-Year Engagement. The new couple did not hold back in showing their affection for one another at the event held at the Tribeca Film Festiv...

  • Travelers smashes estimates, insurance rates rising
    2012-04-19 18:18:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of healthcare reform in the current election year, a study released on Thursday shows that one in four working-age Americans went without insurance at some point in 2011, often as a...