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Entries by Jade Walker from 04/2013

Gmail Blue April Fools' Day 2013: Prank Focuses On The Future Of Blue Email (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

In an effort to bring electronic communications into the 21st century, Google's team of developers has reportedly spent six years working hard to colo...

Novartis Drug Case: Indian Court Rejects Drug Maker's Attempt To Patent New Version Of Cancer Medicine

Posted 04.01.2013 | Business

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landma...

Twttr April Fools' Day 2013: Twitter Launches New Service, Sans Vowels

Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

Can I buy a vowel? Ask that on the game show "Wheel of Fortune," and it'll cost you $250. On Twttr, a new service from Twitter, vowels will be sli...

Alaska State Troopers Helicopter Crashes; 3 Feared Dead

Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Alaska State Trooper helicopter carrying a trooper, a pilot for the agency and a rescued snowmobiler crashed in the south-cent...

Tikrit Iraq Attack: Insurgents Use Tanker Packed With Explosives To Kill 9

Posted 04.01.2013 | World

TIKRIT, Iraq, April 1 (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed and 17 others wounded on Monday when insurgents detonated an oil tanker packed wi...

Google Maps April Fools' Day 2013: Search For Captain Kidd's Long-Lost Treasure (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

Do you seek an adventure filled with travel, excitement and possibly, gold? If so, then Google wants you! In 2012, the search engine was conducting...

Khaled Meshaal Re-Elected Leader Of Hamas

Posted 04.01.2013 | World

* Egypt and Qatar lobbied on Meshaal's behalf, diplomat says * Meshaal agreed to truce with Israel after November war * ...

Kim Jong Un, North Korean Leader, Calls Nuclear Weapons A 'Reliable War Deterrent'

Posted 04.01.2013 | World

SEOUL, April 2 (Reuters) - North Korean nuclear weapons act as a deterrent to potential aggressors and as a foundation for its prosperity, the count...

North Korea Vows To Restart Mothballed Facilities At Yongbyon Nuclear Complex

Posted 04.02.2013 | World

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea warned Thursday that its military has been cleared to attack the U.S. using "smaller, lighter and diversified" ...

North Korea Vows To Restart Mothballed Facilities At Yongbyon Nuclear Complex

Posted 04.02.2013 | AOL
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Tuesday it will restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons ma...

Steven Smith, Ohio Man Who Sexually Assaulted 6-Month-Old Baby Girl To Death, Seeks Mercy

Posted 04.02.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Condemned killer Steven Smith's argument for mercy isn't an easy one. Smith acknowledges he intended to rape his girlfriend's ...

Lindsay Lohan 'Pregnant' Tweet: Real Or April Fool's Joke?

Posted 04.02.2013 | Celebrity

Lindsay Lohan is either announcing happy news or playing a great April Fool's joke. The 26-year-old actress, who has become tabloid fodder for her ...

Longer Wait For Disability Benefits In VA Secretary's Home State

Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Although the federal Veterans Administration has been taking heat nationally for a growing backlog and increased times to process disabled veterans be...

Mideast Conflict: Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Targets In Response To Rocket Fire

Posted 04.03.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes struck targets early Wednesday in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire toward southern Israel, the first air ...

Afghanistan Attack: Taliban Bomb Afghan Governor's Compound, Sparking Gunbattle

Posted 04.03.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents wearing Afghan army uniforms launched a suicide attack and stormed a courthouse Wednesday in a failed bid to fre...

Roger Ebert Cuts Workload After Recurrence Of Cancer

Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment

A recurrence of cancer is forcing Roger Ebert to take a "leave of presence" from his duties as the Chicago Sun-Times film critic, but that doesn't mea...

Identities Of The Rich Who Hide Cash Offshore

Posted 04.03.2013 | World

Millions of internal records have leaked from Britain's offshore financial industry, exposing for the first time the identities of thousands of holder...

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Dead: Oscar-Winning Screenwriter And Novelist Dies At 85

Posted 04.04.2013 | Books

LOS ANGELES -- Oscar-winning screenwriter and award-winning novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died. She was 85. Firoza Jhabvala said Wednesday that h...

North Korea Twitter Account Hacked Amid Rising Tensions On The Korean Peninsula

Posted 04.04.2013 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hackers apparently broke into at least two of North Korea's government-run online sites Thursday, as tensions rose on the ...

Mideast Conflict: Gaza Militants Fire Rockets At Israel Following Airstrikes (VIDEO)

Posted 04.04.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Thousands of outraged Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank on Thursday, joining funeral processions and demonstrations ...

Fukushima Cooling System Fails For Second Time In A Month

Posted 04.05.2013 | World

TOKYO -- Power was restored Friday to a cooling system at a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant in Japan that failed for the second time in a month after an...

India Building Collapses: Rescue Workers Search Through Rubble To Find Survivors (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Posted 04.05.2013 | World

MUMBAI, India — The death toll in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India's financial capital rose to 62 Sat...

Ice That Took 1,600 Years To Form In Peru's Andes Melted In Only 25, Scientists Say

Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indicat...

Sen. Roy Blunt: Monsanto's Man In Washington

Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

As I reported a couple of weeks ago, a recent Senate bill came with a nice bonus for the genetically modified seed industry: a rider, wholly unrelated...

Les Blank Dead: Acclaimed Documentary Maker Dies At 77

Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment

BERKELEY, Calif. — Les Blank, an acclaimed documentary maker who focused his camera on cultural corners ranging from blues music, to garlic love...