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Divers enter capsized South Korean ferry

Thursday, 17 April 2014 23:15
Two justices say high court will likely rule on NSA programs
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:45
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities. The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made the comments during a public event at the National Press Club in Washington. They were responding to questions posed by journalist Marvin Kalb about whether the court would take up cases arising from…
Old-timey car pitched to replace NYC's horse-drawn carriages
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:45
NEW YORK (AP) -- An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was commissioned by NYCLASS, a group advocating for a ban on carriage horses because they say it's inhumane to have the animals toiling in an urban environment. The prototype car seats eight people and is…
Nigerians search dangerous forest for 100 abducted girls
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:45
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday. Six more have managed to escape their captors on their own, bringing to 20 the number that are free, the education commissioner of Borno state, Musa Inuwo Kubo,…
Michelle Obama, Bow Wow team up to promote higher education
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:31
April 17, 2014, 5:33 PM|The first lady joined rapper Bow Wow for a visit to Washington, D.C.'s Howard University.
Obama: GOP going through "stages of grief" on Obamacare
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
April 17, 2014, 5:08 PM|President Obama jokes that Republicans still haven't quite come to terms with the reality that Obamacare is working as intended.
Obama: Democrats should "forcefully defend" Obamacare
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
April 17, 2014, 5:12 PM|President Obama says Democrats have a lot to be proud of in the Affordable Care Act -- and they should start acting like it.
Transcript: Obama answers questions from the media
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
Editor's note: This is a transcript of President Barack Obama's news conference Thursday in Washington. (CNN) -- President Barack Obama: Hello, everybody. Before I begin I just want to express on behalf of the American people our deepest condolences to the Republic of Korea, and the families of all those who've seen their loved one last when I ferry sank within the last couple of days. Obviously information is still coming in.
Judge in gay marriage case asks pointed questions
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions. U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week. The two cases are the first to reach an appellate…
Wikipedia beats Google in helping researchers track flu season
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study. Researchers created a new data-analysis system that looks at visits to Wikipedia articles, and found the system was able to estimate flu levels in the United States up to two weeks sooner than the flu data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…