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Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2013 file photo, Jodie Foster arrives at the world premiere of "Elysium" at the Regency Village Theater, in Los Angeles. A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Foster wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend. Publicist Jennifer Allen offered no other details Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:41:31 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, posted on April 18, 2014, an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, two women and a young girl are treated by a medic in Kfar Zeita, a rebel-held village in Hama province some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Damascus. Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months. They say the attacks left scores of men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath. The reports have been denied by the Syrian government and have yet to be confirmed by any foreign country or international organization. But if true, they highlight the limitations of the global effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:41:57 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
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Former Fortune 500 exec indicted in fatal NH crash
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive has been indicted on murder charges in a New Hampshire crash in December that killed a Vermont man and his pregnant wife. -- read full article
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:48:24 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport, Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. A 15-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen did not remember the flight from San Jose. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:49:57 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capital
By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Four people killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in a poor neighborhood of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said. Police officers had earlier stopped the saloon car at traffic lights and were taking the occupants for questioning when the bomb exploded, the ministry said. Kenya's security forces are struggling to contain a surge in bomb and gun attacks that the authorities blame on the Somali Islamist militants who killed at least 67 people when they laid siege to Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall in September. Kenyans are increasingly alarmed at the relative ease at which the militants and radicalized youths are able to carry out deadly strikes in the heart of Kenya, east Africa's biggest economy. -- read full article
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:31:28 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Canada, France face off again over island claims

General view of St Pierre in the French archipelago of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, off the coast of Canada, on April 21, 2007A longstanding feud over two French islands near Canada's Atlantic Coast was rekindled Wednesday, when Ottawa contested Paris's request that the UN recognize its control of waters around Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon. France had filed an application with the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf last week, seeking a vast economic zone around the islands' coastlines. France's claim aimed "to assert its rights, in compliance with international law," foreign ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said last week. But Canada had already filed an overlapping claim, and on Wednesday it vowed to fight France's efforts to extend its territory in North America.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:33:05 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Obama fulfils dreams of sushi on first night in Tokyo

US President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on April 23, 2014US President Barack Obama dined Wednesday at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant -- a revered spot with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats -- ruled with an iron rod by its redoubtable 88-year-old owner. The world's most powerful man, dining at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was entirely at the mercy of Jiro Ono, whose exacting standards and tireless work ethic have made him legendary among global foodies. Sukiyabashi Jiro -- Wednesday's venue -- has only 24 seats, sits in a slightly scruffy basement of an ageing commercial building and is connected to a Tokyo subway station. Obama made the pilgrimage to the restaurant just after touching down in Tokyo at the start of an Asian tour, and took along US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and his national security advisor Susan Rice.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:39:39 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
James Buchanan: Why is he considered America’s worst president?

James BuchananApril 23 marks the birthday of James Buchanan, the man regarded by many historians as one of the worst—if not the worst—presidents of all time. So what did Buchanan do to earn the disrespect of so many people?

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:35 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Gambling With Our Future - by Jerry Jasinowski "The gambling known as business," said the 19th century wit Ambrose Bierce, "looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling." You can count me among the business spokesmen who look with disfavor on gambling, and especially upon the pell-mell rush of state governments to embrace gambling as a source of state revenue. At least 39 states today authorize some form of casino gambling, up from only two in 1988, and more casinos are under construction or being planned in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Maryland. -- read full article
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:44:12 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
10 Sensors of Galaxy S5: Heart Rate, Finger Scanner and more

10 Sensors of Galaxy S5: Heart Rate, Finger Scanner and moreBack in 2010, when the first generation of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, Galaxy S, was introduced, it had five sensors.  Four years later, Samsung Galaxy S5 doubled that number to ten: the ‘Temperature/Humidity sensor’ has been …

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:00:10 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Technology | view all technology news
A New Day for Gamification, or Is It?

A New Day for Gamification, or Is It?Modifying the definition in these three ways would help companies better understand that gamification is not about games, and that it's not limited to digital behaviors.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:52:57 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Why This Guy Sold His Digital Soul for $500

Why This Guy Sold His Digital Soul for $500Dutch Student Auctions Off His Most Private Online Information to the Highest Bidder

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:53:57 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Suns' Dragic voted league's most improved player

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks(Reuters) - Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named the National Basketball Association's most improved player, the league said on Wednesday. Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134 points, including 65 first-place votes, from a panel of 126 sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada. Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers (158 points, 13 first-place votes) finished second while Anthony Davis (155 points, 16 first-place votes) of the New Orleans Pelicans was third. Dragic, who entered the 2013-14 campaign with a career scoring average of 9.5 points, averaged a career-best 20.3 points to go with 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:34:50 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Buffalo Bill cheerleaders join NFL push-'em-back, sue over wages
By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have sued the New York state football team, claiming it violated state wage laws by forcing them to work hundreds of hours without pay, cover their own travel expenses and spend hundreds of dollars on uniforms. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court by the former Buffalo Jills, is the third case this year brought against National Football League teams claiming wage violations. It follows similar suits brought by members of the Oakland Raiderettes and Cincinnati Ben-Gals. The five cheerleaders, who worked between 2010 and 2014, said in the complaint that the team and two companies that managed the cheer squad took unlawful deductions from their wages (including the cost of uniforms), forced them to work up to 840 unpaid hours a year - the equivalent of 21 40-hour weeks - at practices and promotional events and made them pay $650 for their uniforms. -- read full article
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:22:03 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Entertainment | view all entertainment news
Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him
ATLANTA (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him. -- read full article
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:24:59 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
Oscar-nominated director of sled dog film dies
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced a documentary detailing a 1925 sled dog run in Alaska to deliver life-saving serum has died. -- read full article
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:00:14 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
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Scientists monitor huge iceberg that broke off from Antarctica

The B-31 Iceberg is seen after separating from a rift in Antarctica's Pine Island GlacierBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan - one of the largest now in existence - that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the open ocean. NASA glaciologist Kelly Brunt said on Wednesday the iceberg covers about 255 square miles (660 square km) and is up to a third of a mile (500 meters) thick. Known as B31, the iceberg separated from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier last November, Brunt added. "It's one that's large enough that it warrants monitoring," Brunt said in a telephone interview, noting that U.S. government organizations including the National Ice Center keep an eye on dozens of icebergs at any given time.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:43:45 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

This combination of Dec. 10, 2013, left, and March 11, 2014 photos provided by NASA shows a large iceberg separating from the Pine Island Glacier and traveling across Pine Island Bay in Antarctica. Scientists are watching the iceberg, which is bigger than the island of Guam, as it slowly moves away from the glacier, bottom right in December, upper left center in March. NASA scientist Kelly Brunt said it is more a wonder than a worry and is not a threat to shipping or sea level rise. (AP Photo/NASA)WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:52:35 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Health | view all health news
Decision-making input linked to more satisfied cancer patients
By Allison Bond NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regardless of whether cancer patients sought to be involved in decisions about their treatment, those who were ended up more satisfied with their care, according to a recent study. "Now more than ever, we are really paying attention to the role of the patient in his or her own healthcare, and we are trying to make this more of a partnership (between physician and patient)," said Neha Vapiwala, an author of the study and a radiation oncologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The study, published in the journal Cancer, involved 305 patients at that hospital undergoing radiation therapy intended to cure their cancer. Participants had a wide variety of tumor types, including prostate, breast and lung cancer. -- read full article
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:11:38 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Watch: Researchers Identify HIV Virus: April 23, 1984
Health and Human Services officials referred to the virus as "HTLV-3" during a 1984 news conference. -- read full article
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:26:03 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Law | view all law news
Holloway disappearance hits cold case file
None of the three suspects in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway will be charged, the Aruban public prosecutor's office said today. Hans Mos, the island nation's chief public prosecutor, said there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial.
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:16:59 EST - CNN.com - Law
Girl who shielded mom is a hero at school
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:42:28 EST - CNN.com - Law
Travel | view all travel news
On Shakespeare's birthday: World's most spectacular theaters
How do you make Shakespeare's birthday even more dramatic? Catch a performance on one of these stages.
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:36:53 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
Obama begins Asia trip with 'the best sushi I've ever had.'
U.S. President Barack Obama dined at the world's best sushi restaurant -- Sukiyabashi Jiro. So does the Tokyo legend live up to the hype?
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:40:55 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
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