MSNBC - United States

Mid-April Freeze to Chill Millions as Far South as Louisiana

An unusual cold snap will have people as far south as Louisiana reaching for their winter coats Wednesday.A mass of cold air that saw temperatures in the Plains plummet below freezing Tuesday has now shifted east and will hang over a large area of the inland U.S.

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 10:08 am

Former Komen Honcho Faces New Flap in Senate Bid

In the battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, one candidate is getting schooled in what not to say.The drama started with a diss: Republican candidate David Perdue knocked Republican rival Karen Handel for not having a college degree. "There’s a high school graduate in this race, OK?

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 9:46 am

Snapshot: Hate Crime in America, by the Numbers

Hate crime and the toxic ideology spread by groups that traffic in the language of racial, sexual or religious superiority are again drawing attention in the wake of Sunday’s deadly attack outside two Jewish centers in Kansas.But who are these groups and what are they trying to achieve?

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 9:36 am

Kansas Jewish Center Shootings Reveal New Dangers of ‘Lone Wolves’

“Hate groups” that call for discrimination or violence based on race, religion or sexual orientation are rightly considered dangerous, but it is the “lone wolf” attacker inspired by their venomous messages that poses the greatest threat of mayhem, experts say.

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 8:20 am

Boston Scare Triggered by Rice Cooker, Media Backpack: Officials

One of the two unattended backpacks that sent emergency crews scrambling to the finish line of the Boston Marathon was likely a hoax and the other was left behind by a media outlet, Boston authorities said Tuesday night.

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 3:48 am

Caught On Camera: Arizona Boy’s Special Surprise

An Arizona boy is brought to tears when his deployed soldier-father makes surprise appearance at NBA game.

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 2:32 am

Michael Bloomberg Announces $50 Million Project to Fight Gun Violence

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend at least $50 million this year to combat gun violence in the United States through a new lobbying group, Everytown for Gun Safety.

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 2:27 am

Star Tribune - United States

Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website, one-stop source for school information

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 10:10 am

Supreme Court to consider challenge to Ohio law that bars lying about political candidates

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 10:06 am

10 Things to Know for Today

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 10:05 am

Boston Marathon bombing suspect seeks dismissal of some charges, easing of prison restrictions

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 10:00 am

Oil price rises but gains tempered by slowdown in China’s 1Q economic growth

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 8:25 am

Amputee runner among the many returning to Boston to finish what they started a year ago

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 7:25 am

Ford to offer 1,964 limited-edition Mustangs to celebrate pony car’s 50th anniversary

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 6:30 am

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France 24 - France

Syria ‘torture’ photos silence UN Security Council members

Members of the United Nations Security Council have viewed gruesome pictures of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 2:56 am

Rescue effort under way as ferry sinks off S. Korean coast

Coastguard vessels and helicopters have deployed in a rescue effort after a ferry carrying at least more than 400 people began sinking off the South Korean coast. Officials say that two are confirmed dead and hundreds remain missing.

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 1:39 am

Putin says Ukraine ‘on brink of war’ as Kiev evicts separatists

Tensions ran high in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday as the government launched what it called an “anti-terrorist operation” to evict pro-Russian separatists who had seized several local administration buildings in the region in recent days.

Posted on 15 April 2014 @ 2:24 pm

The Examiner - United States

Spring is the season for wild weather extremes

During the past three months, large-scale storm systems (including the snowstorm that struck Minnesota and Wisconsin earlier this month) have been noted for their excessive wintry weather. Throughout the winter, people in media, and just ordinary…

Spring is the season for wild weather extremes

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 9:50 am

Interview with Ian Hinden of Orphan, a new alternate reality game

I recently spoke with Ian Hinden, creator of a fantasy web show called Orphan. It has elements of an alternate reality game (ARG): After the untimely death of his father, Jason Diego inherits a mysterious document which he is told…


Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 9:02 am

Weather History: April 16: Record temps, snow, storms, wind & tornadoes

Listed are Meteorological events that happened on April 16:1849Charleston, SC recorded their latest freeze ever with temperature of 32° while 6 inches of snow fell at Wilmington, NC. Snow fell as far south as Milledgeville, GA. A damaging…

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 7:32 am

Interview with Barry Rudner, Author of ‘Silent Voice’

Barry Rudner has been an author/poet of self-esteem books for children for over thirty years, dealing with universal truths such as, reaching for your dreams, homelessness, undying friendships, disability awareness, always being yourself and utter…

Silent Voice, by Barry Rudner

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 6:17 am

The ‘Minecraft’ Candy Texture Pack and other DLC to release alongside TU16

Fans can expect more add-on content to become available for the console versions of Minecraft when the next update launches. Similar to how 4J Studios released the first ever purchasable DLC for the PS3 version of the game…

Minecraft: PS3 Edition

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 6:09 am

How To Treat Razor Burn Naturally

Razor burns occur when stubble pokes the skin after shaving. Shaving with old or dirty blade, shaving against the hair growth, shaving without shaving cream or sensitive skin are the causes of razor burns. The razor burns can be a…

How To Treat Razor Burn Naturally

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 6:03 am

You’re a Sophomore in HS? Interested in USNA?

Here’s an overview and a check list for what you want to accomplish this year (reprinted with permission from Building a Midshipman):For many college entrance requirements, sophomore year starts the academic record- /GPA-/placement in the…

Headed for USNA? Prepare Yourself–Freshman Year HS

Posted on 16 April 2014 @ 6:02 am

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