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Kim Jong Un's "bad hair day" sparks a diplomatic to-do
CBS News : World | Wed Apr 16, 2014 23:40 UTC
London salon's poster mocking Kim Jung Un's distinctive hair style prompts row between U.K. and North Korea

Lawyers in 9 11 at Gitmo Case Seek to Question FBI
ABC News (US): International | Wed Apr 16, 2014 23:31 UTC
Lawyers in 9/11 at Gitmo Case Seek to Question FBI

Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia
BBC News: Lead Headline | Wed Apr 16, 2014 23:31 UTC
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.

Central Idaho rocked by hundreds of earthquakes | Wed Apr 16, 2014 23:22 UTC
Scientists are stumped as they try to determine exactly why the state of Idaho has been hit with hundreds of low- and medium-level earthquakes since late March.

Community outcry could lead to parole for father imprisoned 13 years after crime | Wed Apr 16, 2014 23:06 UTC
Cornealious "Mike" Anderson opened the door to his Missouri home one afternoon nine months ago and found a SWAT team waiting for the chance to correct a decades-old clerical error that allowed Anderson to avoid a stiff prison sentence.

Nigerian military says almost all 129 female students kidnapped by Islamic extremists are free
Foxnews: World | Wed Apr 16, 2014 23:02 UTC
Nigeria's military says all but eight of 129 female students kidnapped from a northeastern school by Islamic militants are free.

'Jihad Continues': Al Qaeda Still Targets U.S. in New Video
NBC News | Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:56 UTC
The latest video to surface from al-Qaeda clearly shows that taking down the United States is still a number one priority for the terror network, American of...

Passenger Train Derails Injuring Dozens in India
NBC News | Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:41 UTC
A passenger train derailed in northeastern India on Wednesday, injuring dozens of passengers. The engine and nine of the train's 13 carriages jumped the trac...

Kiev powerless as pro-Russia activists seize armoured vehicles
France 24: World | Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:38 UTC
Ukraine’s military “offensive” to reassert control over its troubled eastern regions suffered a string of humiliating setbacks on Wednesday as pro-Russia separatists seized several Ukrainian army vehicles and stripped some troops of their ammunition

Saturn’s newborn: Scientists say planet’s ring may give birth to baby moon | Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:30 UTC
Scientists believe a tiny satellite is emerging from the edge of Saturn’s ring system. A disturbance in the planet’s outer ring, called ‘Peggy,’ could grow into a separate icy moon – possibly the last one of its kind.

Search for S Korea ferry passengers
BBC: Asia | Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:29 UTC
Emergency services continue to search overnight for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people sank off South Korea.

Nigerian Military: 121 Kidnapped Students Free
ABC News (US): International | Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:05 UTC
Nigerian Military: 121 Kidnapped Students Free

Ferry Disaster: Video Shot As Ship Capsized
Sky News | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:57 UTC
Video footage emerges from inside the boat as a massive rescue operation continues for hundreds of missing people.

Despite drought, Dominican Republic going ahead with artificial beach in capital for Holy Week
Foxnews: World | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:56 UTC
The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought.

German Media Boss Says He's Scared of Google
ABC News (US): International | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:56 UTC
German Media Boss Says He's Scared of Google

'If I wronged any of you, forgive me': South Korean passenger texts from doomed ship
CBC: World Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:41 UTC
As the South Korean ferry Sewol began to sink in what could be the country's deadliest disaster in 20 years, some of the 462 passengers on board reached for their mobile devices to send farewell messages to friends and loved ones. CBC News translated

Ferry Disaster: 9 Dramatic Images Tell Horrific Story
NBC News | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:37 UTC

Mexico's rights commission investigating death of pregnant indigenous woman at clinic
Foxnews: World | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:34 UTC
Mexico's latest case of denial of medical care for poor and Indian women has resulted in the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

US official: Russia-Ukraine talks last attempt to ease tension before new sanctions on Moscow
Foxnews: World | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:29 UTC
A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions

​Canadian arrested for hacking revenue agency using Heartbleed security bug | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:28 UTC
A 19-year-old Canadian man has become the first person arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security vulnerability, which he used to steal taxpayer information.

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Child Stuck in a Claw Game? It's Surprisingly Common
NBC News | Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:15 UTC
When 3-year-old Kael Ireland found his way into the Bear Claw arcade game at a Lincoln, Neb., bowling alley this week, employees were mystified.

Experts Say Video Doesn't Show Earhart Wreckage
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:12 UTC
Experts for aircraft group say video doesn't show wreckage of Amelia Earhart's missing plane

Indiana Faces Deadline on New Education Standards
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:12 UTC
Fate of new Indiana education standards uncertain as tight deadline for approval approaches

Coroner: Colorado socialite killed by blunt force to head, was dead for 36 hours before found
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:57 UTC
A coroner says blunt force injury to the head killed a socialite who was found in her home in a Colorado resort town.

John Edwards Returns to Court Practicing Law
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:52 UTC
Ex-US Sen. John Edwards helps represent Va. boy in malpractice case in his return to courtroom

N.D. law banning most abortions tossed
CNN | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:41 UTC
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that North Dakota's abortion law, considered one of the most restrictive in the nation, is unconstitutional.

Hospital tech falsified mammograms
CNN | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:40 UTC
A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients.

Why Americans' trillion-dollar college debt burden is still rising
Al Jazeera America | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:39 UTC
Analysis: Formula crafted by Obama and GOP will see interest rates almost double by 2017

Federal judge overturns North Dakota six-week abortion ban
Al Jazeera America | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:37 UTC
A federal judge strikes down North Dakota's ban on abortion when fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks

Nevada probe detects cheating on standardized test at Vegas school, concludes adults involved
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:29 UTC
At least one adult altered the answer sheets on standardized tests at a Las Vegas elementary school, leading to skyrocketing scores from one year to the next, an investigation by the Nevada Department of Education concluded.

Death Toll in Washington Mudslide Hits 39
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:28 UTC
Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 39 as medical examiner works to identify bodies

Portland Plans Reservoir Flush After Teen Cited
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:22 UTC
Big Flush II: Teen cited for urinating in city water; Portland to drain 38 million gallons

A Columbine Survivor's Trip to Virginia Tech
NBC News | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:13 UTC
Virginia Tech University Blacksburg, VirginiaApril 16, 2007: 32 Killed (33 including shooter), 25 injuredAt Virginia Tech Sam met up with an old friend--Vi...

Knife found in enchilada at Calif. airport
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 21:07 UTC
A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport.

Colorado Socialite Killed by Blunt Force to Head
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 20:58 UTC
Coroner: Colorado socialite killed by blunt force to head, was dead for 36 hours before found

Suspect Pays the Price for Yawning in Judge's Face
NBC News | Wed Apr 16, 2014 20:50 UTC
A yawning suspect earned a stern rebuke and a trip to jail after he told a South Florida judge,

Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits website
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 20:45 UTC
Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.

Boston Marathon bombing: The case against Tsarnaev
Al Jazeera America | Wed Apr 16, 2014 20:35 UTC
As the nation remembers the victims a year on, prosecutors are still building a case against the surviving suspect

New York Police Department disbands Muslim surveillance unit
Al Jazeera America | Wed Apr 16, 2014 20:35 UTC
As the policing unit probing New York's Muslim communities ends, we ask: Is a secret program like this ever acceptable?

Portland, Ore., officer wounded, dog killed in shootout with burglary suspect
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 16, 2014 20:34 UTC
A Portland, Ore., police dog sicked on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded.

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Taliban End a Cease-Fire With Pakistan
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