• Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich again

    Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Josh Reich LONDON (Reuters) - It would be a brave gambler who wagered against Luis Suarez becoming the first Liverpool player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season when the leaders head to struggling Norwich City on Sunday (1100 GMT). The Uruguayan has played a major role in taking Liverpool - two points clear of Chelsea with four games left - to the brink of their first league title since 1990, with his 29 league goals one better than Robbie Fowler's previous club best in the Premier League era. He is also two goals shy of equalling the Premier League 38-game season record held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo. More »Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich again

  • Dengue outbreak at Australian detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups and the United Nations. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's office said that medical officers at the centre had confirmed three cases of the potentially fatal tropical disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. But Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, immigration spokeswoman from the opposition Greens Party, said that outbreaks are inevitable in crowded camps like the one on Nauru and called for greater independent oversight of the overseas refugee detention system. Australia uses detention centres in Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to process would-be refugees sent there after trying to get to Australia, often in unsafe boats after paying people smugglers in Indonesia. More »Dengue outbreak at Australian detention centre sparks fresh concerns

  • Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles

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    By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Wednesday it sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 videogame consoles in just over four months to April 6, double the number of the older version, PlayStation 3, sold in about the same time frame after its launch. Sony is struggling to keep pace with demand for the videogame console, the Japanese company said in a statement. "Although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers," Andrew House, president and group chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in the statement. The $399 PlayStation 4 went on sale on Nov. 29 in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America, around the same time that rival Microsoft Corp's Xbox One was released. More »Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles

  • 'Vampire Diaries' star sinks teeth into directing

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Wesley admits to experiencing jitters on his first day of directing Thursday's episode of the CW's "The Vampire Diaries," particularly when it came to saying the word "action." More »'Vampire Diaries' star sinks teeth into directing

  • Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

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    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 289 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with cold water off the southern coast of South Korea, causing fury among families waiting for word of passengers who were mostly high school students. Seven were confirmed dead, but many expect that number will rise sharply because the missing have now spent more than a day either trapped in the ferry or in the cold seawater. More »Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

  • Arbitrator rules DeSean Jackson owes over $500K to his former agent Drew Rosenhaus

    Yahoo Sports - 4 hours ago

    According to a decision issued by NFL Players Association arbitrator Roger Kaplan, the Washington receiver owes $516,415 in unpaid loans and agent fees. More »Arbitrator rules DeSean Jackson owes over $500K to his former agent Drew Rosenhaus

  • Google, IBM results raise questions about other tech-sector companies

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    By Alexei Oreskovic and Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Disappointing results from Google Inc and IBM may unnerve investors shaken by a strong recent selloff in tech stocks, underscoring the challenges the Internet and IT sectors face as corporate report cards come due in coming weeks. IBM blamed weak hardware sales for its lowest quarterly revenue in five years, worsened by an 11 percent slide in overall sales in emerging markets including China, Brazil, Russia and India. Like IBM, they have struggled to grow their businesses, particularly in China, whose economy is down-shifting after years of hyper-growth. More »Google, IBM results raise questions about other tech-sector companies

  • Police say Utah mom gave birth at home before killing infants

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    By Derek Jensen SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah mother accused of slaying six of her own infant children over the course of a decade secretly gave birth to each of the babies without medical assistance at home and then immediately killed them, police said on Wednesday. Megan Huntsman, 39, was ordered held in lieu of $6 million bail on Monday on suspicion of murdering six newborn babies whose tiny bodies were found rolled up in shirts, towels and plastic bags and stashed inside separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home. Police in the Salt Lake City suburb of Pleasant Grove, Utah, say Huntsman has admitted under questioning that she strangled or suffocated the six babies just after they were born in a rare case of serial infanticide that ran from 1996 to 2006. More »Police say Utah mom gave birth at home before killing infants

  • Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide

    Reuters - 5 hours ago

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, underscoring the challenges Internet companies face as the world shifts toward mobile devices. Shares of Google were down 3 percent to $539.80 in after hours trading on Wednesday, after initially sliding roughly 6 percent on the news. The number of "paid clicks" by consumers on Google's ads increased by 26 percent in the first quarter, disappointing some analysts who had hoped for stronger volume growth. And the average "cost per click" declined 9 percent, extending a downward trend as mobile advertising, typically cheaper than traditional online ads, make up a bigger slice of its business. More »Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide

  • Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office someday

    Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton says she's happy right now with her elected representatives — but might come for their jobs if that changes. More »Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office someday

  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More »10 Things to Know for Thursday

  • Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google - Re/code

    Reuters - 5 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favour of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for Apple executives, the website said. More »Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google - Re/code

  • Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the massive mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso last month has risen to 39, officials said Wednesday. More »Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

  • Channing Tatum likely to act in 'X-Men'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 5 hours ago

    Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum says he might star in an upcoming "X-Men" film as he's been meeting with producers about taking on the role of Gambit. The "21 Jump Street" star has admitted he's been meeting with producers of the sci-fi films and has been discussing the possibility of taking on the role of Gambit, who he says he relates to because of their shared heritage, reports contactmusic.com. "I met with Lauren Shuler Donner(producer of 'X-Men'). More »Channing Tatum likely to act in 'X-Men'

  • Gold holds above $1,300 on Ukraine; fund outflows pose risk

    Reuters - 5 hours ago

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold held steady just above $1,300 an ounce on Thursday supported by tensions in Ukraine, but the metal was at the risk of adding to recent losses as the world's biggest gold-backed fund saw its sharpest outflow in nearly four months. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was little changed at $1,302.20 an ounce by 0022 GMT, after closing flat on Wednesday. * Holdings in SPDR Gold Trust fell 8.39 tonnes to 798.43 tonnes on Wednesday - the biggest outflow since Dec. 23, indicating waning investor interest. ... More »Gold holds above $1,300 on Ukraine; fund outflows pose risk

  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

    Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fourteen people were injured, including five firefighters, when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant. More »Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

  • Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner

    Reuters - 5 hours ago

    Gareth Bale hailed a "perfect night" after his stunning winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup final, his first trophy since moving to Spain for a record fee in the close season. The Wales winger sprinted from the halfway line into the penalty area five minutes from time at the Mestalla in Valencia before slipping the ball brilliantly between the legs of Barca goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto to seal a 2-1 victory. "It was a perfect night," Bale told reporters. "It is great to win trophies and I am very happy to have won my first title with Real Madrid," added the 24-year-old. More »Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner

  • Argentine teen who spent nine years locked in garage rescued

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 5 hours ago

    Buenos Aires, April 17 (IANS/EFE) A 15-year-old girl was rescued Wednesday after spending nine years locked in a garage, being fed only brewer's yeast, bread and water, and bearing signs of physical violence, Argentine police said. The girl was rushed to a Buenos Aires hospital, while her guardians were taken into custody by the judge in charge of the case, Maria Gabriela Lanz. More »Argentine teen who spent nine years locked in garage rescued

  • Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fears rose Thursday for the fate of 289 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea. A coast guard official said the death toll was now confirmed at seven, but that is expected to rise sharply because the missing have now spent more than a day either trapped in the ferry or in the cold seawater. More »Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

  • Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

    Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. More »Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

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