• Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy. The museum announced Thursday that the 85-foot (26-meter) plaster skeleton, which has been on display for more than a century, will be replaced in the main hall by the...

  • Obama to call for end of sequestration cuts

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama into law. Obama's budget...

  • Kerry Butler to join 'Clinton: The Musical' off-Broadway

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Butler's next role will take her to the White House — the Clinton White House, that is. The Tony Award-nominated star of "Xanadu" said Thursday she will play Hillary Rodham Clinton when the irreverent show "Clinton: The Musical" lands at New World Stages....

  • Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

    Yesterday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims' families still waiting for evidence of...

  • US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain healthy. Weekly applications dropped 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That is the...

  • Gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital, several dead and injured

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    MEXICO CITY — A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera told Milenio television that three were killed, a woman and two men. He earlier...

  • Rights group blasts IS for atrocities

    Yesterday

    BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the "sectarian and abusive" policies of the Syrian and Iraqi governments, saying they fuel extremism. The criticism came in a 656-page annual report that reviews...

  • Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 ½-year-old cat in Tampa. Bart's owner was so distraught, he couldn't stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow grave....

  • After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday. But after selling a...

  • GoDaddy pulls controversial Super Bowl commercial after social media uproar

    News services
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    GoDaddy has decided to pull their ad from the Super Bowl and remove it from YouTube after causing an uproar on social media, according to USA Today. The company released their Super Bowl ad early, and it certainly has people talking-- but they're probably not saying things...

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