Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep
A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:31:00 -0400

Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans
On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:21:00 -0400

President Obama's Favorite County At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches
President Obama has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African American majority, and also happens to be very close to the White House.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:02:00 -0400

Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant
The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are "very excited."
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:07:00 -0400

When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job
Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:03:00 -0400

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87
The Colombian-born author of One Hundred Years of Solitude had been in failing health for some time.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:47:00 -0400

On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:12:00 -0400

Search Continues For Nearly 300 Missing In South Korea Ferry Accident
The search continues for survivors and answers in the South Korean ferry disaster. NPR's Anthony Kuhn offers details on the latest developments.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:36 -0400

Opposing Protests Pull Eastern Ukraine In Two Directions
In eastern Ukraine, demonstrators supporting a unified Ukraine are rallying just blocks from where pro-Russian militants are occupying a government building.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:36 -0400

Out Of A Tough Day Of Diplomacy, A Surprising Deal On Ukraine
Diplomats from the United States and Europe gathered in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union spoke for more than five hours on the issue.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:36 -0400

Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States
President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:36 -0400

Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis
Farmers in the parched Central Valley are joining forces with farmworkers and a broad cross section of politicians to pressure the federal government to offer relief.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:00 -0400

Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million
At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:59:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board
Much of what will happen in the 2016 presidential race in both political parties hinges on whether Clinton decides to run. She has said she'll announce by the end of the year.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:00 -0400

Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move
Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:46:00 -0400

  Nearly half of voters think White House had IRS target conservatives
FOX NEWS POLL finds that 49 percent of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter.
  • FOX NEWS POLL: Voters say Obama covering up on Benghazi, want probe
  • Read the polls

  • Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:14 EST

    'GOOD DAY'S WORK' Initial deal reached to de-escalate Ukraine crisis
  • US sends Ukraine non-lethal military aid
  • Putin stresses right to use force
  • OPINION: Putin's plans for Ukraine include breaking country apart
  • Obama says Ukraine deal a 'glimmer of hope,' but won't 'count on' Russia

  • Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:14 EST

    'DOMESTIC TERRORISTS' Reid reportedly blasts supporters of Nev. rancher
  • STARNES: Facebook removes my post about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy

  • Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:14 EST

    'ROCK SOLID' EVIDENCEAstronomers discover most Earth-like planet yet
  • PHOTOS: Best new universe pics
  • Vision risks for astronauts could be a Mars mission 'showstopper'
  • SpaceX to attempt launch Friday

  • Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:14 EST

    EXCLUSIVE GOP presses WH for docs on failed health exchanges
  • CAPITOL ATTITUDE: HHS nominee at center of ObamaCare proxy war
  • Hospitals trying their hand at insurance provider business
  • 8 million Americans have signed up for ObamaCare

  • Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:14 EST

    Evacuation came too late for many on S. Korea ferry- Obama sends condolences to S. Korean ferry victims

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Breakthrough may lead to weight loss 'holy grail'

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    EXCLUSIVE: UN slams procurement fraudster for trying to claim benefits- UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Wisc. becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Chelsea Clinton announces she is pregnant

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Scientists create stem cells from adults

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Power slams ?industrial-style slaughter? in Syria

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Wisconsin college offers opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Canada police say man used Heartbleed to steal info

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Book: Mr. Met threatened with kill shot by Secret Service

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    VA hospital backs down over $525 fine for soda refill

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87- Presidents, writers and rockers mourn Marquez

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Report: Glen Campbell moved to Alzheimer's facility

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    UN Security Council urged to take action on N. Korea

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Victim's mom forgives killer, stops hanging in Iran

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Older Americans fighting to stay in the jobs market

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Death threats made against Dodgers star Puig

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Players say they'll play for coach exonerated of child porn charges

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Man saves kids after mom allegedly drives into river

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Miner allegedly phoned in threat due to lack of sitter

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Rate of Christian girls attacked on rise in Egypt

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Man finds 6-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Group protests 'illegal' display of Easter crosses- County to display 'In God We Trust' in meeting room

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    High school principal accused of faking class, grades

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:54 EST

    Mil's super fast dirt bike

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

    Rapper re-attach surgery fails

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

    Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

    AC/DC guitarist seriously ill

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

    Mara on raunchy 'Cards' sex

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

    Modern sharks sleeker, faster

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

    Drug-free back pain relief

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

    KFC's wildest sandwich returns

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

    Heidi Klum hits topless beach

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

    Who's back after 20 years?

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:16 EST

       Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:56:28 GMT

    Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:38:07 GMT

    U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:24:02 GMT

    U.S. special forces struggle with record suicides: admiral
    TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Suicides among U.S. special operations forces, including elite Navy SEALs and Army Rangers, are at record levels, a U.S. military official said on Thursday, citing the effects of more than a decade of "hard combat."

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:40:39 GMT

    U.S. envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:07:30 GMT

    After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?
    (Reuters) - Flat on his belly in a sniper position, wearing a baseball cap and a flak jacket, a protester aimed his semi-automatic rifle from the edge of an overpass and waited as a crowd below stood its ground against U.S. federal agents in the Nevada desert.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:37:59 GMT

    U.S. judge declines to order 'park it now' notices for GM cars
    (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:36:15 GMT

    Exclusive: GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:27:29 GMT

    Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors
    MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized on Wednesday.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:16:43 GMT

    Four-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence
    GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:01:24 GMT

    Israeli, Palestinian negotiators seek to rescue troubled talks
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met on Thursday in Jerusalem to seek a way to prevent troubled peace talks from collapsing ahead of an April 29 deadline.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:00:58 GMT

    Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile, key plant delayed: IAEA
    VIENNA (Reuters) - 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 fulfill the six-month deal has been delayed, a U.N. report showed on Thursday.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:11:10 GMT

    Islamist militants kill 30 in attacks around Iraq
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed at least 30 people around Iraq on Thursday including 12 soldiers in an assault on a remote army base in the north, deepening insecurity with a national election just two weeks away.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:56:20 GMT

    For Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, boring is beautiful
    (Reuters) - Investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday, helped by gains in merger advisory and stock underwriting.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:32:00 GMT

    Jobless claims, factory data put some shine on economy
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for jobless benefits hovered near their pre-recession levels last week and manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region accelerated in April, suggesting an upswing in economic activity after a brutally cold winter.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:38:57 GMT

    Google still a top pick for Wall Street, despite mobile ad challenges
    (Reuters) - Google Inc's disappointing first-quarter results left Wall Street unfazed about the internet giant's ability to come to grips with the shift to the fast-growing mobile advertising market.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:55:59 GMT

    Pistorius trial adjourns until May, state mauls forensic expert
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Thursday until May 5 after the state wrapped up three days of punishing cross-examination of a forensic expert brought by the defense.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:11 GMT

    Exclusive: Syria submits more 'detailed' list of chemical weapons
    BEIRUT/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has submitted a "more specific" list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials said.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:33:09 GMT

    Search for Malaysia jet refocuses on drone scans of sea floor
    PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Footage taken by a deep-sea drone should determine sooner than previously thought whether a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean is the final resting place of a missing Malaysian jetliner, Australian search authorities said on Thursday.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:20:39 GMT

    India passes halfway mark in election with Hindu nationalists gaining strength
    BANGALORE (Reuters) - India called a quarter of its 815 million voters to polls on Thursday, the biggest day of its staggered election, in areas ranging from Himalayan passes to a southern IT hub and western sugarcane farms.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:17:57 GMT

    Morgan Stanley profit soars on wealth management, trading
    (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley reported a 55 percent jump in first-quarter earnings as higher revenue from its institutional securities business augmented another strong quarter from wealth management, sending shares in the Wall Street bank higher.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:23:58 GMT

    Goldman Sachs profit falls 11 percent but beats estimates
    (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported an 11 percent drop in quarterly profit as client activity remained constrained and fixed-income revenue shrank, but both earnings and revenue beat market estimates and the Wall Street bank's shares rose.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:43:36 GMT

    GE industrial profits rise 12 percent, shares up
    (Reuters) - General Electric Co posted a 12 percent rise in overall industrial profits on Thursday, as strength in its businesses selling gas turbines, jet engines and oil industry equipment offset weakness in healthcare and transportation.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:38:11 GMT

    A year after marathon bombs, Boston hospitals apply lessons learned
    BOSTON (Reuters) - The homemade bombs that ripped through the crowd at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264, showcased the city's medical talent but also taught valuable lessons in responding to a mass disaster.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:03:07 GMT

    ECB hardliner Weidmann comes in from the cold as deflation threatens
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - As recently as last November, Jens Weidmann steadfastly opposed any move by the European Central Bank to print money to buy assets and buoy the euro zone economy. No longer.

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:57:37 GMT


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