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  • Surrender talks set with separatists in Ukraine as standoff lasts into Easter

    Saturday, 6:17 PM

    People sing Ukranian national anthem as they attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in LuhanskBy Alissa de Carbonnel and Alastair Macdonald DONETSK/KIEV (Reuters) - A senior mediator from Europe's OSCE security body is due to start negotiating the surrender of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, although hopes for a rapid end to the crisis are limited. Gunmen occupying public buildings in Donetsk and other Russian-speaking border towns refuse to recognize an accord in Geneva on Thursday by which Russia, Ukraine and Kiev's U.S. and EU allies agreed that the OSCE should oversee the disarmament of militants and the evacuation of occupied facilities and streets. The coming days may determine whether unrest following the overthrow of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president can be contained. Russia, which annexed Crimea last month in the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, denies directing the separatists or planning to invade.


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  • Angry relatives clash with police as Korea recovers more dead from ferry

    Saturday, 7:36 PM

    Students from Danwon high school and other people attend candlelight vigil to wish for safe return of missing passengers from South Korean ferry "Sewol", which sank in the sea off Jindo, in AnsanBy Ju-min Park and Senggyu Lim JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Distraught relatives of hundreds of missing people inside a sunken South Korean ferry clashed with police on Sunday as coastguard divers retrieved more bodies from the ship and the number of confirmed dead rose to 49. Relatives gathered in a gymnasium in Jindo have spent four days and nights awaiting news of their loved ones.


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  • Iran says it watered down, converted over 200 kg of enriched uranium

    Saturday, 3:31 PM

    Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi reacts upon his arrival to attend the official opening ceremony for the new headquarters of the Iranian embassy in AmmanIran said on Saturday it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear program. "Based on the agreement with the West, we were supposed to have half of our 200 kilogram stock of uranium diluted and the other half converted to uranium oxide," Iran's atomic chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, told the Arabic-language Al Alam television channel. The International Atomic Energy Agency said on Thursday that Iran has acted to cut its most sensitive nuclear stockpile by nearly 75 percent in implementing a landmark pact with world powers, but a planned facility it will need to fulfil the six-month deal has been delayed. Salehi, who heads the country's atomic energy organization, said the fast process of uranium conversion was expected to expedite the release of frozen Iranian assets in the West.


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  • China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

    Saturday, 6:56 PM

    A Malaysian Muslim activist walks past a banner during a protest against US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Malaysia, outside the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on April 18, 2014President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy. China's regional ascent is now reality, with its growing economic and military influence nudging and worrying neighbors that look to Washington as a counterweight. China is the "leitmotif that's going to be running through the trip," said Christopher Johnson, a former CIA China analyst now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "The thing that both Beijing and those of us who watch at all closely will be watching ...will the president be saying the 'C-word' -- China -- on a regular basis throughout the trip?"


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  • Ladies Love the Wage Gap

    Saturday, 6:04 PM

    Ladies Love the Wage GapEqual pay would just make finding a husband so much harder, Mike Huckabee likes his chances in North Korea, and a Fox News host wants no minimum wage.


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  • Brilliant, Mysterious Penelope

    Saturday, 6:04 PM

    Brilliant, Mysterious PenelopeBefore she died, she was hailed as England’s greatest living writer, but she had a hard road getting there—at one point she even lived on a freezing, leaky barge.


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  • Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Saturday, 8:20 PM

    Michelle Wie reacts to winning the 2014 LPGA LOTTE Championship golf tournament on the 18th green at Ko Olina Golf Club, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.


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  • Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    Saturday, 8:12 PM

    Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Calvert (11) returns to the bench after his short-handed goal in the second period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.


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  • Hawks swoop for win over top-seeded pacers

    Saturday, 8:10 PM

    Pero Antic (L) of the Atlanta Hawks and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers battle for a loose ball in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 19, 2014 which the Hawks won 101-93Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - The Atlanta Hawks surprised the top-seeded Indiana Pacers 101-93 in the opening game of their NBA Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Atlanta's Jeff Teague, an Indianapolis native, scored 28 points and handed out five assists to lead the Hawks to a victory and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The other Eastern Conference game on the opening day of the post-season also saw the visitors come out on top. Paul Pierce found his form in the final minutes, sparking the Brooklyn Nets to a 94-87 victory over the Raptors in Toronto.


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  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

    Saturday, 8:05 PM

    FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2006 file photo, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow smiles after being sworn in as the "Dragon Head" of the Chee Kung Tong in Chinatown in San Francisco. Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty. The FBI spent many millions of dollars and used more than a dozen undercover operatives posing as honest businessmen and Mafia figures alike during its seven year organized crime investigation centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Now, an increasing number of the defendants caught up in the probe that has ensnared a state senator and an aide are arguing that the FBI and its undercover agents are guilty of entrapment, luring otherwise honest people to go along with criminal schemes hatched by federal officials. (AP Photo/Sing Tao Daily, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.


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  • Man detained after threats at LA Times building

    Saturday, 6:42 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said... read more

  • Hate crime charge in NYC attack on Sikh professor

    Saturday, 6:39 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor in an attack where young men called the professor "Osama" and a "terrorist" has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police in New York City said Saturday... read more

  • Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

    Saturday, 5:40 PM

    BEIJING (AP) — Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market.... read more

  • Change Management: 4 Factors that Distinguish Successes from Failures

    Saturday, 4:55 PM

    By Judith E. Glaser Many MANAGEMENT GURUS, ACADEMICS, and CEOs are writing on change, yet there is a difference between theory and actual change. If you are entrusted to make change happen, run a division, have a strategic HR role, or are in the C-suite, think about what it takes to facilitate change. When successful change occurs, employees feel like authors not objects of change. They feel fully invested, accountable and energetic about the future, regardless of challenges. ...... read more

  • Why Progressives Should Think Twice About Embracing Uber and Lyft

    Saturday, 2:38 PM

    Why Progressives Should Think Twice About Embracing Uber and LyftSt. Louis is already a city that has lost so many good-paying blue-collar jobs. Lyft and Uber are part of the Walmartization of America: part-time workers earning fast-food wages. These drivers are in a very real sense akin to scab workers, and like the companies they drive for, represent regression and not progression.


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  • Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has 'Normal Life'

    Saturday, 1:00 PM

    Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has 'Normal Life'Researchers Were Able to Engineer Organs From Patient's Own Cells


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  • Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi

    Saturday, 1:08 AM

    By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the U.N. Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, police said Saturday. A spokeswoman for the U.N. Children's Fund, also known as UNICEF, was not available to comment. The port city of Karachi is Pakistan's financial heart and home to 18 million people. Many neighborhoods are considered Taliban strongholds, including the area of Shorab Goth, which is near where the men were taken.... read more

  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Friday, 10:18 PM

    FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.


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