The TennesseanBillionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels on Thursday announced Nashville as the third U.S. city – in addition to New York and Chicago – where it plans to operate a lifestyle-brand hotel. A partnership led by local businessman David …Virgin Hotels opening Nashville locationNashville Business Journal (blog)Virgin...

Police: 4 used fake credit cards at Nashville WalmartsThe TennesseanMetro Police arrested four people they said used counterfeit credit cards at two South Nashville Walmart stores on Monday. After receiving a citizen’s tip, officers followed four people — Olakunle Ijiti, 32; Samuel Cole, 25; Dorishatu Turay, 24; and … and more …read more Source: Nashville News From Google ...

9NEWS.comDENVER – The City of Denver is ready for the Colorado Avalanche’s return to the playoffs. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock proclaimed this week “Burgundy and Blue Week.” Avalanche fans in Denver and across the state are being encouraged to wear …Kiszla: Win the Cup in 2014? Yes, Avs canThe Denver PostMitchell, Sarich Out For Avs...

CBC.caB.C. RCMP have called a news conference to update the case involving the online sexual extortion of Amanda Todd after Dutch media reported a man was arrested in the Netherlands. The B.C. teen killed herself in October 2012. On mobile? Watch 5:00 p.m. …BC RCMP to provide update on Amanda Todd case at 5 pmCTV NewsDutch prosecuting man whose child pornography...

NewsdayGoalie Steve Mason, who missed Game 1 with an upper-body injury sustained when he was knocked backward and his head and neck hit the ice in the Flyers’ season finale, is “doing better” and rejoined the team Thursday night, arriving by train from …Flyers-Rangers PreviewSI.comFlyers vs. RangersComcast SportsNet PhiladelphiaFlyers notes:...

Irish TimesPope Francis greets faithful as he arrives yesterday at the Don Gnocchi Foundation Centre on the outskirts of Rome to celebrate the rite of the washing of the feet. Photograph: AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca. Paddy Agnew. Topics: News ...

SFGateALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 – FILE – This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez’s magical realist …Nobel Laureate Garcia Marquez Dies at 87ABC NewsUPDATE 4-Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master...

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep. Ryu (3-1) struck out three and walked one on a season-high 112 pitches in …Giants’ rally falls short in 9th against DodgersSFGateArrest made after fan tosses M-80...

USA TODAYWeibo, better known as China’s answer to Twitter, was the big winner Thursday among five initial public offerings that debuted Thursday. Yet it wasn’t exactly a high-flying performance to make investors chirp. In fact, the IPO market, which is coming off its best …Weibo soars in first day of U.S. tradingSFGateSina Weibo’s strong...

RegisterNASA’s Kepler space telescope has spotted the first Earth-sized planet in orbit around a star in the so-called Goldilocks zone – the zone around a star that’s not too hot or too cold for liquid water to exist on the surface. “We know of just one planet where life …New planet discovered that could hold liquid waterSFGateNewly...

PoliticoPresident Barack Obama has laid out the blueprint he thinks his party should follow on Obamacare as the midterms approach: “forcefully defend and be proud” of the law — and then move on, hitting Republicans for Washington dysfunction and inaction on the …Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticismReutersObama...

Syracuse mayor resigns as Democratic Party chairWall Street JournalALBANY, N.Y. — Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is resigning from her position as co-chair of the state’s Democratic Party. In a letter sent to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state committee on Thursday afternoon, Miner says she chose to resign …Syracuse mayor resigns as state Democratic Party chairAuburn Citizen all 22 news articles …read more Source: Democratic Party News From Google News ...

ForbesGeneral Motors General Motors finally caught a break in its ongoing ignition safety snafu from a federal judge in Texas. GM has already been forced it to recall 2.6 million vehicles with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. The company …GM Defeats Consumer Court Bid to Require Recall Cars Park-It (2)BusinessweekGM Chips Away at...

New York Daily NewsThe 34-year-old Clinton made the surprise announcement at an event on the Lower East Side that she was hosting with her mother, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. BY Rich Schapiro. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Published: Thursday, April 17, …The Clintons’ dream comes truePoliticoChlesea Clinton is pregnant with first childUSA TODAYChelsea...

Deadline.comSelena Gomez WME Former Disney star and recording artist Selena Gomez has exited as a client of CAA and has signed with WME. The 21-year-old singer and ex-Wizards of Waverly Place actress has also signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners as …Selena Gomez Gets New Representation After Firing Her ParentsJust Jared all 2 news articles …read...

SportingNews.comIt’s the question major draft fans and casual football followers alike are wondering. Where’s Johnny Football going to go on draft day? Don’t believe anyone who says with certainty where Manziel will end up. The belief is that while most teams wouldn’t …NFL Draft 2014: Troy Aikman is a fan of Johnny ManzielFanSided all...

New York Daily NewsMcNabb played the bulk of his 13-year NFL career in Philadelphia, leading the Eagles to four straight NFC Championship games as well as Super Bowl XXXIX against the champion New England Patriots. The six-time Pro Bowler also spent a season each …Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb spends day in …The Express-TimesReports:...

Social media helps to improve marathon securityProvidence Eyewitness NewsA Middletown company is now looking to tap into the power of social media to improve public safety not only at this year’s marathon, but at any major event in the future. Crowds at those types of events post thousands of updates online, and the company … and more …read more Source: Social Media News Feed By Google ...

Washington PostHONOLULU — A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the prominent director of the forthcoming …Bryan Singer Accuser I Was Repeatedly Raped at Hollywood OrgiesTMZ.comBryan...

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that a total of 8 million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the initial enrollment period that ended March 31. “The Affordable Care Act is now covering more people at …President Obama says 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance …New...

USA TODAYWorld leaders and Jewish groups condemned a leaflet handed out in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in which Jews were told to “register” with the pro-Russian militants who have taken over government office in an attempt to make Ukraine part of Russia …Ukraine’s ‘Jew Register’ Either a Hoax or a Crude Extortion SchemeTIMEUkraine...

BusinessweekGM, which failed to correct a defect known to some of its engineers for at least a decade, faces at least 15 lawsuits in federal court over the ignition switches, as well as probes by Congress and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Photographer: …Judge: GM doesn’t need to tell owners to stop driving recalled vehiclesDetroit...

Washington PostMINNEAPOLIS — Control of his knuckleball was elusive for the Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey. A boy with toy gun poses for picture in front of barricades at the police headquarters ...

Christian Science MonitorAn international team of researchers have now discovered a new rocky planet that just might have liquid water on its surface. Skip to next paragraph. Infographic Space race 2014: Who is exploring the cosmos today? Related stories. Are you a space whiz?NASA discovers Earth-sized planet that may sustain lifeCNNNASA spots first Earth-sized...

SFGateStocks closed mostly higher Thursday as upbeat earnings news from several large U.S. companies encouraged investors. General Electric, Morgan Stanley and PepsiCo all moved higher after reporting their first-quarter financial results. The major stock …S&P 500′s weekly gain is best since July 2013MarketWatchUS stocks end mostly higherSydney...

Colorado Springs Gazette (blog)Denver Comic Con announced today that actor Stephen Amell will appear at the convention on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Amell stars in CW’s hit television show “Arrow” as Green Arrow/Oliver Queen. “Amell’s Green Arrow is a shining example of how well DC … and more …read more Source: Comic...

FanSidedThe Bleacher Report’s lead college basketball reporter Jason King also produced a short list of names that included Gregg Marshall and Matt Painter among top potential candidates for Missouri who missed the NCAA Tournament this season with a 24-12 … …read more Source: NCAA Basketball News From Google News ...

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police were searching for a kidnapping suspect Thursday in downtown Los Angeles. The pursuit involving a male suspect started about 12:45 at the corner of Vermont and Francis in the Boyle Heights area, according to LAPD …Suspected kidnapper chased into LA buildingFresno BeePolice Search Downtown Building For Kidnapping...

Tulsa WorldColton Burpo (Connor Corum) tells Todd (Greg Kinnear) he met Pops in TriStar Pictures’ Heaven is for Real. GREG KINNEAR/Courtesy. Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:46 pm. REVIEW: ‘Heaven is for Real’ By MICHAEL SMITH World Scene Writer …TD Jakes: ‘Heaven’ movie reflects ‘growing wonder’ about afterlifeReligion...

USA TODAYMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his …Police release Donovan McNabb mug shot, reportedly for January DUICBSSports.comFormer Philadelphia...

Regina Leader-Post“I’ve even had developers helping me and one left saying, ‘I really like the game idea, but I can’t see you pulling off this ‘Canadian’ thing.” Northern Guard: Assault is a mobile game on iOS, Windows, and Android devices. A hybrid of tower-defense and … and more …read more Source: Game...

fox13now.comSALT LAKE CITY — Emergency responders, firefighters, law enforcement officials and other emergency personnel throughout the state are joining Utah residents to participate in the “Great Utah Shakeout” earthquake drill Thursday morning. The Great Utah …The Great Utah Shake Out: Drop, cover and hold on todaySalt Lake TribunePrepping...

CNN(CNN) — Months after accepting asylum in Russia, fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin about Moscow’s own surveillance practices. “Does Russia intercept, store or analyze in any way the …Why Vladimir Putin Needs to Show Alaska Some LoveABC NewsEdward Snowden asks Vladimir Putin...

Show to pay tribute to country music legend Patsy ClineGadsden TimesASSOCIATED PRESS | FILE / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES At left, country singer and recording star Patsy Cline is shown in this undated photo. Cline died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963. At right, Katie Deal will be performing “Today, Tomorrow and Forever … and more …read more Source: Country Music News From Google News ...

HipHopDX“Lord Jamar is my friend,” Ice T said. “I mean, Lord Jamar was one of the first people in the art of rap. You know? Lord Jamar is a member of the Brand Nubian. So, Lord Jamar is gonna have always a pro-black way of going at things. Hip Hop is black music.Africa Ice Prince nominated for Best Hip Hop MTV Awardsspyghana.com all 2 news articles ...

Chicago Sun-TimesAn aging ex-con who deliberately got caught robbing a bank so that he could go back to prison had his wish fulfilled Thursday by a federal judge. Walter Unbehaun, 74, was sentenced to three and a half years by U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, …Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 ...

Franchise Expo group returns to Houston to court more participantsHouston Business Journal (blog)“Not only is the greater Houston area growing, but all the surrounding areas that touch it are, as well,” said Tom Portesy, president and CEO of MFV Expositions, the Paramus, N.J.-based company that puts on the trade show that moved this year from … …read more Source: Houston News From Google ...

CruxialCIOCN image twitteradnetwork. Twitter’s new in-stream ads will prompt users to download apps from publishers like Spotify and game makers. Twitter. On Point. Twitter Acquires Analytics Specialist Gnip ...

Las Vegas SunThough they argued it would lead to more congested streets downtown, the mayor and two Las Vegas City Council members were outvoted: horse-drawn carriages are on their way. Despite concerns voiced by some residents, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and …Horse-drawn carriages might be in downtown Las Vegas‘ futureLas Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Enters...

Atlanta IntownRestaurateur Riccardo Ullio is expected to open Novo in late spring or early summer in Dunwoody, 5592 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. According to a report in Atlanta magazine, Ullio will adapt menu items from his Inman Park Itlalian restaurants Fritti and … …read more Source: Atanta Restaurant News From Google News ...

Boston GlobeUS marshals have shut down an unlicensed radio station in Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood, said Charles Clemons, the one-time mayoral candidate who is the station’s founder. Marshals could be seen this afternoon removing items from the station, …Boston radio station Touch 106.1 FM raided, shutdown by FCCMassLive.com all 2 news articles ...

Denver students donate instruments in Cuba9NEWS.comDENVER- Students from Kent Denver School had a trip of a lifetime, and they also helped students in another country. The 23 Kent students visited Cuba to work with their Cuban peers in the conservatories of Havana in April. The students also donated … and more …read more Source: Denver News From Google ...

Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st childHonolulu Star-AdvertiserIn this image taken from video, Chelsea Clinton speaks to the audience as she co-hosts “Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation,” in New York, Thursday. WASHINGTON >> Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. and more …read more Source: Honolulu News Feed From Google News ...

Unafraid and unfiltered, Diekmann returns April 25EastsideBoxing.com… the fight won’t go the distance, and that’s precisely what Diekmann is hoping for again Friday, April 25th, 2014 when he faces veteran heavyweight Keith Bell (4-4-1, 3 KOs) of Newport News, Va., on the undercard of “CES MMA XXIII” at Twin River Casino. …read more Source: CES News By Google ...

Cal Inks New Zealand International Penina DavidsonCal AthleticsBERKELEY – Head Coach Lindsay Gottlieb has announced that New Zealand women’s national team member Penina Davidson has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the California Golden Bears in the 2014-15 season. Davidson, a 6’3 forward from … …read more Source: California Golden Bears News From Google News ...

CBS LocalDALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police have identified a person of interest after a deadly hit and run claimed the life of a 13-year old boy in the M Streets area of Dallas Tuesday morning. Police are searching for 24-year old Dagoberto Castanon (L …Search for leads on suspects in fatal hit-and-run continues – Dallas News …FOX...

Billboard… surprise 2014 Coachella performance with Chance the Rapper. Justin Bieber shows surprises the crowd for a surprise performance with Chance The Rapper on day 3 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 13, 2014 in Indio, California. and more …read more Source: Justin Bieber News From Google ...

NOVA Corp. expects to light up former Schott facility soonAlbuquerque Business FirstWe want it to be carrier-neutral, and the more bandwidth we can add to Albuquerque, the better,” he said. The company had considered building a facility from scratch, but by moving into the former Schott facility, he said, it sped up the company’s time …Nova to lease former Schott Solar buildingAlbuquerque Journal all 4 news articles …read more Source: Albuquerque NM News From Google News ...

Examiner.comGrand Ole Opry member and Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell has been moved to an Alzheimer’s care facility. Campbell, 77, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago. Perhaps best known for his hits “Galveston,” “By the Time I Get to …Glen Campbell Moved to Alzhemier’s FacilityUS 99.5Glen Campbell...

Harmonic Receives Top Technology Innovation Awards at the 2014 NAB ShowGlobeNewswire (press release)SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Harmonic (Nasdaq:HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that it won multiple industry awards at the 2014 NAB Show, the world’s largest electronic media show … and more …read more Source: NAB Show News From Google ...