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  • Virginia Tech holds classes on five-year shooting anniversary
    2012-04-17 03:21:41 UTC
    BLACKSBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - Five years after a mentally ill student gunned down 32 people at Virginia Tech, the university held classes on Monday for the first time on the anniversary of the country's deadliest mass shooting and 10,000 mourne...

  • Karzai says NATO failed as 18-hour Kabul attack ends
    2012-04-17 01:46:31 UTC
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday that a coordinated Taliban attack on Kabul showed a "failure" by Afghan intelligence and especially by NATO, while Washington signaled the Haqqani group of militants was responsible. ...

  • Clinton says U.S. will keep sanctions on Iran
    2012-04-17 01:42:14 UTC
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States will maintain sanctions and other pressure on Iran as Tehran considers what it will bring to the table in the next round of talks over its nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Mond...

  • Panetta offers steps to curb sex assault in military
    2012-04-17 01:34:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta proposed new action on Monday to crack down on sexual assault in the military, seeking to boost prosecution of the crime and send a signal that the Pentagon aims to confront what has become a p...

  • NASA clears SpaceX for cargo run to space station
    2012-04-17 01:09:14 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday cleared a cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies for a test flight to the International Space Station that is scheduled to launch on April 30, NASA officials said. The Dragon missio...

  • Trayvon Martin's killer showed signs of injury: neighbors
    2012-04-17 00:39:27 UTC
    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - Neighbors of George Zimmerman say he had bandages on his nose and head the day after he shot dead Trayvon Martin, supporting statements by the neighborhood watch volunteer that he was beaten in a confrontation with the...

  • U.S. regulators approve Cheniere LNG export plant
    2012-04-17 00:34:05 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Monday approved the country's first liquefied natural gas export plant in nearly 50 years, which will open up cheap and abundant American supplies to importers across the globe. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commi...

  • World Bank picks health expert Kim as president
    2012-04-17 00:33:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Monday chose Korean-born American health expert Jim Yong Kim as its new president, maintaining Washington's grip on the job and leaving developing countries frustrated with the selection process. Kim, a ...

  • Despite Obama charm, Americas summit boosts U.S. isolation
    2012-04-17 00:26:49 UTC
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sat patiently through diatribes, interruptions and even the occasional eye-ball roll at the weekend Summit of the Americas in an effort to win over Latin American leaders fed up with U.S. poli...

  • New version of female condom touted
    2012-04-16 23:32:38 UTC
    New York (Associated press)— Advocates of the female condom are promoting a less costly, more user-friendly version that they hope will vastly expand its role in the global fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. An early vers...

  • Using AIDS drugs to prevent infection: a bargain?
    2012-04-16 23:24:53 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Giving an AIDS-fighting drug to men who are at high risk of HIV infection would cost billions, but it might be worth it terms of reducing infection rates, U.S. researchers said on Monday. Since 2010, when a landmark study in...

  • Amanda Bynes Literally Stops Traffic With Another Driving Situation
    2012-04-16 22:57:17 UTC
    Maybe Amanda Bynes has seen too many movies. The What a Girl Wants star was reportedly spotted making a laborious three-point turn, Austin Powers-style, in the middle of a busy West Hollywood street last night, which resulted in a hold-up in a ...

  • Who Was Best Dressed at Coachella This Weekend?
    2012-04-16 22:52:34 UTC
    Coachella isn't just about the tunes, it's also about the style, natch! Hollywood's fashionistas Emma Watson, Vanessa Hudgens, Rihanna, Diane Kruger, Fergie and plenty more hot celebs descended upon the Coachella Valley scene in their hottest i...

  • Featured Galleries
    2012-04-16 21:20:01 UTC
    . . . . . JENNIFER LOPEZ in Photoshoot for Premiere Magazine, HAYLEY ATWELL at Olivier Awards _____________________________________________________ . . . CHRISTINE TEIGEN in Esquire Magazine, GWEN STEFANI in Santa Mon...

  • Madonna's new fragrance inspired by mom VIDEO
    2012-04-16 20:11:28 UTC
    London - Madonna, who was at Macy’s in New York for the launch of her fragrance “Truth Or Dare”, has revealed that she was inspired by her mother. According to the 53-year-old musician, the floral and wood combined with the scent of vanilla and...

  • Government training conference "raucous, arrogant": ex-chief
    2012-04-16 19:27:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An annual federal training conference deteriorated during the past decade from a productive gathering into "a raucous, extravagant, arrogant, self-congratulatory event," an ousted U.S. government administrator said on Monday...

  • Smirking Norway killer Breivik pleads not guilty
    2012-04-16 18:31:45 UTC
    OSLO (Reuters) - The Norwegian far-right gunman who massacred 77 people last summer gave a clenched-fist salute, smirked at the court and pleaded not guilty on the first day of a trial that threatens to turn into a "circus" showcasing his anti-Isl...

  • Kris Kobach: Immigration isn't just a federal matter
    2012-04-16 18:19:20 UTC
    (Reuters) - The battle over illegal immigration heads to the U.S. Supreme Court next week, when the court will hear arguments for and against new Arizona laws requiring police, employers and landlords to expose undocumented immigrants. Arizona ...

  • Simon Cowell crush revelation enrages Dannii Minogue
    2012-04-16 18:03:34 UTC
    Dannii Minogue feels "incredibly raw" following Simon Cowell's revelation of his attraction to her. Simon has reportedly spoken out about his feelings for the Australian singer during her time working with him as a judge on the UK version of Th...

  • Obama and the failed war on drugs: Bernd Debusmann
    2012-04-16 18:02:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long before he was in a position to change his country's policies, Barack Obama had firm views on a complex problem: "The war on drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws. We ne...

  • Bobby Brown Pleads Not Guilty in DUI Case
    2012-04-16 17:59:55 UTC
    Bobby Brown's latest prerogative? To prove his innocence in a court of law. The former New Jack Swinger entered a plea of not guilty to DUI-related charges today in a Los Angeles courtroom stemming from last month's drunk- driving arrest. ...

  • Five Things to Know About Angelina Jolie's Stunning Engagement Ring!
    2012-04-16 17:55:12 UTC
    With a diamond that dazzling, we can't believe Angelina Jolie didn't make Brad Pitt put a ring on that finger sooner! Last week Angie debuted her stunning rock, designed by Robert Procop in collaboration with Ms. Jolie's hubby-to-be. Our fir...

  • Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis: New Couple Alert?
    2012-04-16 17:51:40 UTC
    Look who's rebounding from his failed marriage to Demi Moore. After playing lovebirds Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart for eight seasons on That '70s Show, the sitcom that launched them to stardom, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are reportedly ...

  • WATCH: Tupac Rises from the Dead ... Performs at Coachella [Video]
    2012-04-16 15:14:18 UTC
    Tupac came back to life this weekend ... as a hologram ... and it was frickin' AMAZING!!!. Pac was resurrected for the Coachella music festival in California ... and "performed" a couple of his greatest hits ... including "2 of Amerikaz Most Wa...

  • Becks is in Cruz control
    2012-04-16 14:35:01 UTC
    DAVID Beckham’s youngest son Cruz shows his famous dad some dance moves during a father and son outing to a basketball match. The youngster performed the funky chicken-style routine courtside in Los Angeles yesterday before putting an excited...