The East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS) Radio System, the Alameda County and Contra Costa-County-controlled joint powers authority that the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) has been begging Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to have the City of Oakland spend $21 million to join rather than just spend $15 million to fix Oakland’s own radios, the one I called a “Fucking Waste Of Time” or “FWOT” in my last blog post on the subject, suffered a major fail on Monday. It’s like Clint Eastwood, in the role of Oakland...

Three UT hoops commits request release from LOIsUTDailyBeacon.comPhil Cofer – a 6-foot-8 forward from Fayetteville, Ga. – is currently the only remaining signee for the Vols and did not respond after being contacted by The Daily Beacon on Wednesday regarding his status. “The four guys who were signed by Coach Martin … and more …read more Source: Fayetteville GA News From Google News ...

Bleacher ReportLast year, he led the Golden State Warriors to their first playoff appearance since 2007. This time around, he guided them to their first 50-win season in two decades. But Jackson’s apparent problems with managing his staff and all-too-frequent lack of …Warriors have plenty to improve on in Game 3San Francisco ExaminerWarriors vs. Clippers,...

CNNTokyo (CNN) — The United States stands by its security agreement with Japan in its dispute with China over a group of islands, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The securities agreement between Washington and Tokyo is decades old, he told …China media: US-Japan treatyBBC NewsObama, Abe Stress Regional Benefits of Alliance — UpdateWall Street...

Fox NewsPORT ALICE, British Columbia – A magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center said.No California tsunami alerts after 6.7 Canada earthquakeLos Angeles TimesVancouver Island Earthquake...

seattlepi.comOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week. In rejecting the inmates’ …Oklahoma: Court Clears Way for ExecutionsNew York TimesOklahoma court says death...

TIMEBluefin-21 Crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370, April 14, …Debris That Washed Ashore in Australia Not Part of Missing Malaysia JetVoice of AmericaDebris...

Washington PostActress Olivia Wilde and fiance, actor Jason Sudeikis, welcomed their first child, son Otis Alexander Sudeikis on April 23, 2014. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images). Actress Olivia Wilde circumvented the tabloids and the paparazzi Wednesday, choosing …Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome new babyNew York Daily NewsOlivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis...

Flying Eagles Defeat Abuja College 3 – 0AllAfrica.comNigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, defeated Abuja Football College 3:0 in a test match played at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja on Wednesday. The Flying Eagles took the lead as early as the third minute through team leading scorer Alhassan Ibrahim, … …read more Source: Abuja Nigeria News From Google News ...

FortuneScreen Shot 2014-04-23 at 11.19.16 PM FORTUNE — The numbers are in, and they’re surprisingly good. Stronger than expected iPhone sales seem to have boosted both the gross margin and the bottom line. iPad sales were a little weak, due largely to …Apple increases stock buyback, will split stockBoston GlobeStrong iPhone sales drive record...

Technology Group to Decide Cover Oregon’s FutureABC NewsAfter weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon’s botched health insurance exchange portal. The technology committee will decide whether Cover Oregon should ditch its glitch-filled … and more …read more Source: U.S. News From Google News ...

Boston HeraldCharlotte Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) shoots, and is fouled by Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem, right, as Chris Bosh (1) defends during the first half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Miami. 1.LeBron James, Heat shrug off Bobcats’ best shot in Game 2 victoryFOXSports.comJames...

FirstpostTime travel still eludes us, but Google doesn’t want you to forget what things were in the past. So the search giant has added past photos of several locations to Google Maps’ Street View feature. In a post on it official blog Google states, “Now with Street View, …Google Street View Offers Time TravelInformationWeekGoogle turns...

Wranglers continue to struggle in playoffs against AcesLas Vegas SunSTEPHEN SYLVANIE / SPECIAL TO THE SUN. Las Vegas Wranglers forward Cody Purves (47) checks Alaska Aces defenseman James Martin into the boards behind the Aces net during the third period of play on Wednesday night. By Stephen Sylvanie.Another Aces win over Las Vegas continues lopsided ECHL playoff series they …Anchorage Daily News all 3 news articles …read more Source: Las Vegas News By Google ...

New York Daily NewsToday Show/NBC Joan Rivers is under fire after she compared her guestroom in her daughter’s home to the Cleveland ‘house of horrors,’ saying the captives had more room than she does In the cushy Malibu pad. Joan Rivers has no sympathy for the women …Joan Rivers under fire for joke about kidnapped Cleveland womenFox NewsJoan...

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A three-alarm fire that damaged three houses in San Francisco’s Duboce Triangle neighborhood Tuesday afternoon caused more than $3 million in damage and displaced at least 10 people, according to the fire department.3-alarm fire burns three homes in San FranciscoKGO-TVFirefighter injured battling 3-alarm SF house fireKTVU...

USA TODAYHe’s here, in the NBA playoffs, where the Blazers have won consecutive road games to take a 2-0 lead on the Houston Rockets. Aldridge is here, and while he’s here after two seasons away from the playffs, he’s making sure we know it. That meant 43 …NBA Playoffs 2014: Updated Odds and Predictions for Wednesday’s 1st-Round …Bleacher...

BloombergApril 23 (Bloomberg) — General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom SA, the French builder of trains and power plants, people with knowledge of the matter said. Jeffrey McCracken has more on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg) …Alstom says not informed of any potential takeover offerReutersAlstom denies...

Boston GlobeHillary Rodham Clinton urged hundreds of women business executives in Boston to “dare to compete,” in a speech Wednesday that was part pep talk and part political call to action. Clinton did not directly address the possibility that she may run for …Hillary Clinton Dares Women To CompeteCBS LocalHillary Clinton Headlining Forums In...

Country music’s six biggest threesomesOmaha World-HeraldCountry stars are often singular — one bright star orbited by a band, producers and songwriters. In Nashville, it’s slightly more rare that artists group together, but when they do, it always seems to be as a trio. Rascal Flatts, which performs here … and more …read more Source: Country Music News From Google News ...

CBS LocalCITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — A man with roots in Citrus Heights who was set to appear on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette” died after a paragliding accident in Salt Lake City. Pictures of Eric Hill show he had a contagious smile and an undeniable …‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies in Utah paragliding accidentSalt Lake...

Zennie62Media is back to cover the 2014 NFL Draft. It’s the ninth straight year Zennie62Media (which started as the “SBS NFL Business Blog” in 2005) has covered the National Football League Player Selection Meeting annually held in New York City. Zennie62Media started covering the NFL Draft in 2005, and wrote the first Internet-based account of what it was like to attend the event. Then, it was held at the Jacob K Javitz Convention Center, after years at Madison Square Garden. But a political issue with the Dolan...

Los Angeles TimesIn a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and livestock, and forced them out of their …Plano company loses $3 million verdict in Wise County caseDallas Morning NewsWise...

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — For a century and a quarter, the SS City of Chester steamship lay forgotten at the bottom of San Francisco Bay. But on Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced it found the ship by accident last year in …Images Released of Shipwreck in San Francisco BayABC NewsScientists locate 19th...

Casino Scene: Straight slot talk from gaming industry giantnwitimes.comThere’s also this gem, “Introduction to Slots and Video Gaming”, a Pdf download which was compiled by the folks at IGT, one of the world’s leaders in the research and development of slot machines and other services and products for the gaming industry.Casino gaming online coursesThe Grandstand Gazette (blog) all 1,909 news articles …read more Source: Gaming News Feed From Google News ...

‘The Best in Show Biz’Mason City Globe GazetteA Preview Night for the NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series, will be Monday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus. … There will also be spectacular dance including Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” and … and more …read more Source: Night Of 100 Stars Oscars Party News From Google News ...

ESPNBOSTON — New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday’s 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to insure he did not hit anyone …New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda ejected from game after umpires find foreign …The...

ABC NewsThe Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called “last mile” connection to people’s homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don’t …Google to Netflix Pay-for-Access Deals Said to Be Review by FCCBusinessweekIn...

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has visited Tokyo’s Imperial Palace, where he was greeted by Emperor Akihito. The visit is part of an official tour of Japan, aimed at reinforcing the importance the US places on Asia. Although diplomatic issues are high on his agenda, …Obama reassures Japan as he begins Asian visitWashington PostObama, Abe Deliver Common...

BloombergWest Texas Intermediate traded near a two-week low as crude inventories rose to the highest level in 83 years in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil consumer. Brent was steady in London. Futures for June delivery were little changed in New York after dropping …Brent climbs, stays above $109 on Ukraine tensionsCNBC.comOil prices rebound in Asian...

Economic TimesPUNE: Providing educational services to low income communities is proving to be good business for several startups that are launching innovative business models and reach out to rural consumers as well. These ventures are offering a range of services … …read more Source: Startups News From Google News ...

Jerry Brown appoints Jodi Remke to head FPPCSacramento BeeAfter leaving the California Fair Political Practices Commission without a chairwoman for nearly six months, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday he has appointed the presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California to the post. Jodi Remke, 48 …California judge named head of state’s political ethics agencyLos Angeles TimesGov. Brown Appoints Judge To Oversee Watchdog AgencyCBS LocalCapitol Alert: Jerry Brown appoints Jodi Remke new FPPC chairThe San Luis Obispo...

ESPN (blog)BOSTON — New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday’s 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone …Pineda ejected for having pine tar on neckNew York PostNew York Yankees’ Michael...

Weather: Windy, but dry Thursday before rain this weekend in Central New YorkThe Post-StandardHigh pressure will seize Central new York Thursday night, causing the intense winds to slacken, the National Weather Service said. An approaching storm system will bring significant rain to Central New York on Friday and throughout most of the weekend. …read more Source: New York Weather News From Google ...

PoliticoPresident Barack Obama traveled nearly 7,000 miles around the globe to Tokyo but returned to domestic political troubles with a new trade agreement and to the situation in Ukraine on Thursday, suggesting that another round of sanctions against Russia …Obama: New sanctions against Russia are ‘teed up’Yahoo NewsBarack Obama says Russia not...

UConn Daily CampusFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an inaugural appearance at the University of Connecticut Wednesday night, and it was far from happenstance. That’s what the coordinators of the event will tell you. “It took eight or nine months of planning,” …Clinton: Welcome ‘older women’PoliticoClinton Makes...

Theater shooting victims object to political adThe Denver Channel7Everyday Hero Lesa Butler helps get low income students get new clothes for the school year. 7Everyday Hero gets kids new school clothes ...

ESPNHOUSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.Blazers Stay Hot, Top Rockets Once moreNBA.comRecap: Houston vs. PortlandKansas City StarPortland forward LaMarcus...

First Coast NewsFight on social media leads to shooting. An argument that started Tuesday night on social media escalated when the victim showed up to the home of the suspect Wednesday around noon, according to JSO Sgt. Michael Paul. First Coast News 3:30 p.m. EDT …Pregnant woman shot after social media dispute with another woman in …Florida Times-Union all...

WEHOvilleIn what could provide a boost to gay-friendly West Hollywood’s hotel business, a group of New York City gay activists are calling for a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air. The two Beverly Hills hotels are owned by Hassanal Bolkiah …Activists urge boycott against anti-gay owners’ iconic LA hotelsPage Six all 2 news...

Boston GlobeA three-month grand jury investigation identified Craig “C.J.” Parsons, 23, a senior at Boston College and a tight end on the school’s 2013 football team, and Anthony Varrichione, 23, a former Marist College backup quarterback, as the two men who …2 charged with beating homeless manESPNAuthorities: Ex-football stars savagely...

Cleveland LeaderOn Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns released their 2014 schedule, which will see the team open the regular season on the road for only the second time since their return to the NFL in 1999. The Browns will open the season in Pittsburgh against their …Instant analysis for the Ravens 2014 scheduleBaltimore SunSteelers to open with Browns, RavensWashington...

CNET AustraliaLexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she’s covering all things photography related for CNET. Five generations in to the Galaxy S range, Samsung has equipped the S5 with some …Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 lineup goes on sale May 1 starting at $199.99ComputerworldApple’s...

Australian video game start-up appeals to community for fundingThe AgeIn order to secure funding for this final stretch, the studio has turned to the public, in the form of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Trent Kusters, creative director of Armello and founder of League of Geeks, explained that while the bulk of the … and more …read more Source: Startup Funding News From Google News ...

SB NationThe Spurs committed every single turnover, and the Mavs routed them, winning by nearly 30 to tie the matchup between the best team in the West and a team that squeaked into the playoffs at one apiece.  Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook …NBA Playoffs 2014, Mavericks at Spurs live stream: Watch Game 2 onlineFanSidedNBA...

ESPNSAN ANTONIO — Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks. Eighth-seeded Dallas rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their …NBA playoffs 2014, Mavericks vs. Spurs final score: Dallas crushes San Antonio …SB NationGame 2...

Boston College ChronicleUS Secretary of State John F. Kerry, a Boston College Law School graduate and former senior US senator from Massachusetts regarded as one of America’s most eminent senior statesmen, will address the graduates at the University’s 138th annual …Kerry to give Boston College commencement speechWashington Times all 6 news articles ...

ESPN (blog)NEW YORK — For much of a cold and windy night at Citi Field, Travis d’Arnaud’s main concern was remaining upright. Seriously. “In between innings, I fell over a couple of times because of the wind,” the New York Mets catcher said Wednesday night.Mets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals 3-2The Idaho Statesman all 589 news...

Yahoo Sports (blog)Best bet to be flexed Week 17: The league doesn’t schedule a Sunday night game for Week 17 because the game with the most interesting playoff angle (or the one involving NFC East teams) gets flexed into prime time that week. It’s disappointing the NFL …NFL Schedule: 10 games to watch in 2014Fort Worth Star Telegram‘Fail...

Looking for the 1984 pop rewind? Music from the 1980s rocks!The Star OnlineNineteen eighty four wasn’t just a landmark year for the film industry. Many classic songs from the 1980s were actually released in 1984. From Wake Me Up Before You Go Go to What’s Love Got To Do With It, some of these songs were the soundtrack of the … …read more Source: Night Of 100 Stars Oscars Party News From Google News ...