Ferry with 450 passengers sinking off S. Korea

Ferry with 450 passengers sinking off S. Korea Seoul (AFP) – South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank Wednesday off the southern coast with around 450 passengers on board — mostly high school students. There were no immediate reports of any casualties, but Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice […]
April 16, 2014

New hurricane maps to warn of storm surge

New hurricane maps to warn of storm surge ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges. “We are not a storm surge savvy nation. Yet storm surge is responsible […]
April 16, 2014

Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation’s biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment,” the companies including […]
April 16, 2014

Why Russia may not be plotting new land grab

Why Russia may not be plotting new land grab SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – There are important differences between Russia’s intervention in Crimea and the events unfolding this week in eastern Ukraine which suggest Moscow has adapted its Crimea playbook and may be pursuing a different outcome. Unlike the Black Sea peninsula, where thousands of Russian […]
April 16, 2014

Apple cannot escape U.S. states’ e-book antitrust cases: judge

Apple cannot escape U.S. states’ e-book antitrust cases: judge By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Tuesday lost an attempt to dismiss lawsuits by state attorneys general accusing it of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote’s ruling paves the way for attorneys general in […]
April 16, 2014

A moment of silence in Boston

A moment of silence in Boston     Marathon Athletics, Track & Field
April 16, 2014

Here’s an even cheaper way to unlock the full Office for iPad

Here’s an even cheaper way to unlock the full Office for iPad Microsoft finally launched its Office productivity suite for iPad a few weeks ago, but the free application will only let users view documents unless an Office 365 subscription is purchased. The company offers new subscribers a way to purchase Office 365 inside the iOS […]
April 16, 2014

Ukraine launches offensive on eastern border

Ukraine launches offensive on eastern border By Richard Balmforth and Gabriela Baczynska KIEV/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian armed forces on Tuesday launched a “special operation” against militiamen in the country’s Russian speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists. Gunfire could be heard from the airfield at the town of Kramatorsk after […]
April 16, 2014

Running store becomes symbol of healing

Running store becomes symbol of healing BOSTON — Marathon Sports on Boylston Street, just steps from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, is a popular spot for people watching the race. On April 15, 2013, that changed in an instant, when the first bomb exploded outside its doors. The runners shop was turned into […]
April 16, 2014

Prosecutor ends cross-examination of Pistorius

Prosecutor ends cross-examination of Pistorius PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that the Olympic runner intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued before dawn on Valentine’s Day last year. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he had […]
April 16, 2014
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