ForbesIn the hunt for exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system), one of the things that astronomers have been desperately searching for is another planet like Earth that’s capable of supporting life. It’s been a close thing, so far. Astronomers have found …NASA Discovers First Earth-Sized Planet in The “Habitable Zone”The EscapistScientists...

Salt Lake TribuneThere are some interesting ideas rattling around “Transcendence,” a lushly realized high-tech update on the “Frankenstein” tale — but a lot of problems, too. The biggest problem is the movie’s star, Johnny Depp, who has found the one type of character he …Movie Review: ‘Transcendence’NY1‘Transcendence’...

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Currant, Nev.Los Angeles TimesA shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday morning 18 miles from Currant, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:41 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 131 …Nevada Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes CurrantLALATE all 3 news articles …read more Source: Earthquake News From Google News ...

Wall Street JournalThe U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous vehicle—which moves at a walking pace—has so far covered about 68 square miles across four separate underwater missions, the Australian authority leading the recovery operation said in a statement Friday.Australia’s Angus Houston has become voice of calm in hunt for missing …Fox...

FudzillaThe Tor Project has begun blacklisting exit nodes which it believes are vulnerable to the Heartbleed vulnerability. Researcher Collin Mulliner, with the Systems Security Lab at Northeastern University in Boston, published the results of an experiment he …​Anonymity-based web service Tor may have to pull back capacity due to …RTTor remains...

NFL prospect Dominique Easley, a Staten Island product, eases some doubtSILive.com“I think I showed I still have the quickness and the ability to get off (the ball),” said the Port Richmond resident, who was injured three games into the 2013 season in a mid-week non-contact drill. “A few months … “It’s his motor,” one NFC scout … and more …read more Source: NFL – NFC Game News From Google ...

Is Iowa’s Guv the Next Christie?Daily BeastHe likened Branstad, in an interesting comparison in the state that is home to the Iowa caucuses, to embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. In Hatch’s opinion, “this governor feels he is above the law and [displays a] kind of an arrogance of … and more …read more Source: Chris Christie News From Google ...

How TV’s Best Shows Get WrittenDaily BeastIt’s that special combination that makes him such a winning host on Sundance’s interview series The Writers’ Room, which begins its second season Friday night with an episode featuring the creative team of ABC’s Scandal. For fans of good … Ahead of … and more …read more Source: Night Of 100 Stars Oscars Party News From Google News ...

Voice of AmericaPro-Russian militants continued occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine Friday, a day after Kyiv and Moscow reached a deal to lower tensions. The surprise deal that followed talks between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European …Pro-Russian militants continue occupation of goverment buildingsWashington PostUkrainian militia...

ABC NewsThe third season finale of “Scandal” was full of explosions – physical and emotional ones. Thursday’s episode of the ABC hit opened with a bomb going off inside a church, an attack that president Fitzgerald Grant III (Tony Goldwyn) was able to avoid. But his …‘Scandal’ finale recap: Murder, betrayal and a shocking...

WBURThanks in large part to head coach Claude Julien, the Boston Bruins enter the playoffs as the favorite to win the Stanley Cup. Fri, Apr 18, 2014. Law ...

KWCHShoppers at Michaels Stores across the country should take a close look at their bank statements. Executives for the craft store chain say hackers targeted their stores, including two locations in Wichita.Michaels craft stores confirm security breachTheCelebrityCafe.comMichaels admits it was hacked, up to 3M cards affectedVatorNewsMichaels says breach at its...

Capital New YorkALBANY—Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner has resigned as co-chair of the New York State Democratic Committee, a post she assumed in 2012 with the blessing of Governor Andrew Cuomo, before becoming one of his most vocal critics. In a one-page letter …State Democratic Party Co-Chairwoman Stephanie Miner — who has clashed …New...

Learning and FinanceTrading volume is dipping lower as we get closer to Good Friday, but stock composites climbed higher once again last session. Economic news was positively skewed which helped to boost investors’ confidence. According to the Philadelphia Federal …Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P’s best week since JulyMoneycontrol.comNikkei...

Washington PostDONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian activists continued their defiant occupation of government buildings across eastern Ukraine on Friday, though some of their leaders said they would surrender weapons and pull back if the Ukrainian security forces also …Anti-Semitic fliers in eastern Ukraine denouncedCNNDiplomats demand end to violence in...

Fox NewsGRANDVIEW, Mo. – Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more. Police Chief Darryl Forte said at a news …Kansas City Police Arrest Man Suspected in Highway ShootingsTIMEKansas City Highway Shootings Suspect...

South Bend TribuneThe Chicago White Sox selected the contract of right-hander Zach Putnam before Thursday’s game against the Boston Red Sox and designated left-hander Donnie Veal for assignment. Putnam, 26, is 1-0 with no earned runs allowed in four appearances with …Red Sox turn back the clockBoston HeraldSale, White Sox outdueled in 3-1 loss to Red...

NECN(NECN: Brian Burnell) – It has been one year since MIT Officer Sean Collier’s life was cut drastically short and a special memorial will take place in his honor. Collier was sitting in cruiser when he was shot and killed allegedly by the Boston Marathon bombing …Remembering an officer slain after bombs went offWJAC Johnstown all 78 news articles ...

Fox NewsFILE – In this April 7,2014 file photo, the chief coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Center retired Chief Air Marshall Angus Houston listens to a question from the media during a press conference about the ongoing search operations for …Australia’s Houston: Calm Face of Flight 370 HuntABC News all 134 news articles …read...

Construction to begin on downtown beautification projectLas Vegas SunCity Council members voted unanimously Wednesday for a contract with Las Vegas Paving Corp. to begin the first phase, at $13 million-plus, from Bonneville to Stewart avenues. Trees will be planted, sidewalks widened and bike lanes will be added. Though … and more …read more Source: Las Vegas News By Google ...

Actress‘ talent was never a secretAlbany Times UnionIn the AMC Revolutionary War drama “Turn,” former Guilderland resident Heather Lind evokes the passion and determination of her character, Anna Strong. It probably wasn’t much of a stretch for Lind; the actress shares those qualities with her character. …read more Source: Actress News From Google News ...

First Coast NewsOn Friday, April 18, country music stars will perform for a purpose on NBC-12 at 8 p.m. This concert serves as the kick-off to a yearlong initiative to fight hunger in America. Musicians include Florida-Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry …Life is fast and furious for Florida Georgia LineRegina Leader-Post all 10 news articles ...

Entertainment calendar April 18, 2014Fairfield Daily RepublicCrocker Art Museum: “Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections,” through Sunday; “Works By Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts,” May 25 through Sept. …. Empress Theatre: Hothouse Blues, 7 p.m. Wednesday … and more …read more Source: Oakland Fox Theater Concert News From Google News ...

Telegraph.co.ukAn earthquake has hit Rutland in the East Midlands for the second day in a row, with hundreds of worried residents reporting that they felt the earth move. The tremor, with an almost identical epicentre in the picturesque market town of Oakham, was …Earthquake of 3.2-magnitude hits Oakham, RutlandThe GuardianEarthquake measuring magnitude 3.2...

Datebook: April 18-24The ReporterTHE CALIFORNIA MUSEUM — “California Missions: A Journey Along the El Camino Real,” through April 27. “Health Happens Here,” ongoing … EMPIRE OF THE SUN — Empire of the Sun, 8 tonight, Fox Theatre, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland; tickets: $39.50. …read more Source: Oakland Fox Theater Concert News From Google News ...

9NEWS.comDENVER—A recent spousal murder case is the second death this year linked to edible marijuana, sparking questions and concern about what role, if any, the drug played. Last month, a 19-year-old student fell to his death from a hotel balcony after …Legislative committee passes new restrictions on marijuana ediblesThe Denver PostColorado Advances...

Golden Bear Duo Vying for Individual National TitlesCal AthleticsBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – California women’s gymnastics seniors Alicia Asturias and Dallas Crawford already made program history after clinching two berths to the 2014 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, but this weekend the duo will seek to further … …read more Source: California Golden Bears News From Google News ...

Seattle parks plan: Why does City Council want to control it?CrosscutThe other night, activists, volunteers, and parks staff packed into City Council chambers to discuss Seattle’s proposed Metropolitan Parks District. Beyond the ailing state of the city’s parks — officials estimate a maintenance backlog around $270 … and more …read more Source: Seattle News From Google ...

TMZ.comMichael Egan, who just sued “X-Men” director Bryan Singer for allegedly sexually assaulting him when he was a minor, says he complained to the LAPD that he was repeatedly sodomized at Hollywood parties by various moguls … but no action was taken.‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing 15-year-old boy at …New...

MiamiHerald.comThat man would have the hubris to reach the level of a god is a notion that has long animated both myth and literature. To see such ambition brought low is a story that never gets old, and that premise is the best part of “Transcendence,” a belabored …Film can’t ‘Transcend’ boredomPhilly.comMovie review: ‘Transcendence’...

Island Life: Spring brings fuzzy animals and moreSan Jose Mercury NewsMayor Marie Gilmore and Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft also will be at the event, which includes games and trivia. This free event is sponsored by Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Alameda is one of just 23 sites chosen from across the county to … …read more Source: Alameda Mayor News From Google News ...

The StarYOU ARE SAFE NOW: Kenyans rescued from South Sudan arrive at the Wilson Airport in Nairobi on January 1. They are welcomed by senior director of administration in the Ministry of Devolution Hassan Noor and KDF officials. Photo/File. THE senate has …In the WorldPhilly.comGunmen attack S. Sudan UN baseiAfrica.com20 Killed in Raid on UN South Sudan CompoundVoice...

Washington PostVladimir Putin and President Obama will never be best friends, but the Russian president is fairly confident his counterpart would at least toss him a life buoy if he were flailing in open water. Near the conclusion of a marathon four-hour Q&A session on …Snowden Defends Putin Question as Mirroring US ExchangeBloombergRussia not to insist...

CNN(CNN) — It’s like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable. Designated Kepler-186f, the planet is 490 light-years away. But in the search for worlds similar to ours, nothing …Earth’s ‘cousin’ spotted in Milky WayTelegraph.co.ukFinally...

seattlepi.comORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week’s fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came …Yuba-Sutter Public Safety: Program for aging driversAppeal-DemocratCrash...

TMZ.comThe woman Mike Epps allegedly punched at a movie premiere wasn’t an annoying fan — she’s a comedic actress who says she has history with Epps … and claims this photo proves he smashed her face up pretty badly. TMZ has learned the alleged victim is … and more …read more Source: Actress News From Google News ...

Opelousas Daily WorldMichigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne cuts the net with eight-year-old cancer patient Lacey Holsworth after defeating the Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. / Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports.Life of Lacey Holsworth celebrated during memorial service at Michigan StateNew York Daily NewsMichigan...

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — The Sharks scored only 10 goals a year ago in their seven-game playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings and goalie Jonathan Quick. Thursday night they had half that number in just two periods in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series, …Sharks rout Kings in series openeReutersSharks Double Up KingsESPNKings pay big...

Nashville firm aims wearable tech at blue-collar crowdThe TennesseanA Nashville company has created new wearable technology – one of the hottest tech sectors in 2014 – with a focus on industry, rather than consumers. XOEye Technologies, led by CEO Aaron Salow, developed a set of tech-infused glasses for manufacturing, … and more …read more Source: Nashville News From Google ...

Five cool Indian startups offering drone technologyEconomic TimesFive cool Indian startups offering drone technology. 1/8. Slow. Fast. Drone technology startups. Play Slideshow. Loading… Drone technology startups. 18 Apr, 2014. Tweet. Malavika Murali & Krithika Krishnamurthy, ET Bureau In the past year, at least … and more …read more Source: Startups News From Google News ...

OneindiaAmitabh Bachchan’s previous horror movie Bhoothnath was a big hit at the domestic Box Office. Since Bhoothnath Returns is sequel to it, a lot of hype was surrounding this project. Trade analyst predicted that the movie would start with a bang at the …Box Office: Bhoothnath Returns In Style In Spite Of Chinks In Armour And A …Businessinsider...

SFBayBART riders got a first look this week of one of the transit agency’s new trains displayed at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. … Members of the Independent Resource Center of San Francisco led a protest near the new BART train. Executive … …read more Source: Transbay Transit Center News From Google ...

ABC NewsA surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama’s announcement Thursday …Health-care signups put at 8 millionPhilly.comObama trumpets 8 million sign-upsFort Wayne Journal...

Business TodayIn the last fortnight, world market sentiments were mainly on a bearish tone as economic data from major global economies turned out to be negative or on a mixed note. Further, slow economic growth in China which is world’s second largest economy …Anthony Orlando: Financial regulation would stimulate economySun-SentinelWhat Janet Yellen...

TheCelebrityCafe.comMichaels stores recently confirmed that millions of credit and debit cards might have been affected in a security problem. According to the Associated Press, the arts and crafts store said Thursday that roughly 2.6 million cards may have been breached by …Michaels admits it was hacked, up to 3M cards affectedVatorNewsMichaels says breach...

Carolyn Livengood: Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show to be held April 27San mateo county timesThe City of San Bruno Beautification Task Force and Recology San Bruno are holding their annual “Operation Clean Sweep” on May 3, rain or shine, to bring their anti-litter campaign, recycling and Earth Day celebration to the community’s attention … and more …read more Source: San Bruno And PG&E News Feed From Google News ...

Oakland doctors: 10-month-old girl won’t survive abuseabc7news.comShe was airlifted to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Since then, Stockton police have been looking for Teldeschi. He turned up in Belmont, where he apparently was with family. Belmont police arrested him and turned him over to Stockton … and more …read more Source: Oakland News By Google ...

PCWorldA Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google’s Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday.Apple’s Rockstar patent consortium denied request to transfer Google suit to TexasApple InsiderGoogle...

Education record makes Gov. Chris Christie for honor from Rowan, a former …NJ.comChris Christie doesn’t deserve Rowan University honors,” brought to the fore Christie’s need to be held accountable for very negative influences he has had on education in New Jersey. Yes, considering his record on education, it’s quite inappropriate … …read more Source: Chris Christie News From Google ...

Patriots’ Mankins prepares for life without DanteFall River Herald NewsThe two have conversed since that day in January when, after 32 NFL seasons, (30 of them with the Patriots), offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia announced that he was walking away from the game. “The last time I talked to him, he’s enjoying life … and more …read more Source: NFL – AFC Game News From Google ...