Miley Cyrus remains hospitalized, cancels two more concerts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Miley Cyrus, who is suffering from a sinus infection, has postponed two more U.S. concerts on her “Bangerz” tour as the pop star remains hospitalized following an allergic reaction to antibiotics, her concert promoter said on Thursday. Cyrus, 21, called off upcoming shows in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday and Louisville, Kentucky,[...]

Diplomats reach deal on defusing Ukraine crisis

Under the agreement, all parties, including separatists and their Russian backers, would stop violent and provocative acts, and all illegal groups would be disarmed. A joint statement made no mention of the presence of what the United States has said are 40,000 Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s eastern and southern borders. But Kerry said it[...]

  • April 18, 2014
  • Tech

Facebook rolls out location sharing

NEW YORK — US Facebook users will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. The ‘‘Nearby Friends’’ feature must be turned on by the user, so people should not expect to broadcast their location unknowingly. It will use your smartphone’s GPS[...]

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. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece was “One[...]

Earth-sized planet dubbed Kepler-186f may be best hope for life

Scientists have discovered and confirmed the most Earth-like planet yet using the Kepler Space Telescope, offering hope of life elsewhere and of a future for the handicapped spacecraft. Boulder-based Ball Aerospace Technologies Corp. built Kepler for NASA and still runs its operations in space, with support from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at[...]

Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

The three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, along with the many others who lost limbs, have gotten the lion’s share of the attention in the year since the bombing. The loved ones of Sean Collier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who investigators say was shot by the bombing suspects, are this[...]

FBI: Another arrest made in NC kidnapping case

ATLANTA (AP) — Another arrest was made in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father, federal investigators said Thursday. Quantavious Thompson was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon, FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in a statement. Details on his arrest weren’t immediately available. Authorities said 63-year-old Frank Janssen was kidnapped April 5 from his[...]

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

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Obama touts health care enrollment of 8 million

WASHINGTON — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. An impromptu appearance in the White House[...]

Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

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