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Is Lyft Coming to Your City? Uber Rival Revs Up Competition

Uber might have Paris, but Lyft has Lincoln, Nebraska. On Thursday, the ride-sharing service announced that it was expanding to nearly double the number of U.S. cities, including many smaller markets like Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee. That puts the company in 60 total U.S.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:06:16 GMT
Three Americans Slain at CURE Hospital in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan - A rogue cop shot and killed at least three Americans, including a pediatrician, at a children's hospital in the Afghan capital on Thursday the second time this month a member of the Afghan security forces has turned a gun on foreign civilians.The U.S.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:06:16 GMT
Pope Francis Welcomes Two New Saints to Catholic Church

Two giants of 20th century Catholicism will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonization bringing joy and controversy to the Church.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:50:43 GMT
5 Facts About E-Cigarettes and the FDA: No, It's Not a Ban

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed extending its authority to e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and other tobacco products. Its just a first step and not a final rule yet.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:50:42 GMT
Malaysian Jet Search Has Cost U.S. $11.4 Million: Pentagon

The U.S. military has spent $11.4 million for the search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-370.That includes $3.6 million for underwater surveillance by a Navy submarine and $4,200 per flight hour for the P-8 Orions. Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:50:41 GMT
Champagne Toast: Obama Dines With Japanese Emperor

President Barack Obama praised the spirit of the Japanese people at a state dinner held in his honor at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:19:39 GMT
Vladimir Putin Claims The Internet Is 'A CIA Project'

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Thursday that the Internet is "a CIA project," adding that Moscow needed to "fight" to resist this U.S. influence.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:19:37 GMT
John Kerry's Dog Ben Visits State Department

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brings his dog, Ben, to work on Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:04:04 GMT
Israel Calls Off Peace Talks After Palestinian Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told NBC News on Thursday that Israel was calling off peace talks with the Palestinians.Israel was infuriated after the Palestinian president agreed to form a unity government with Hamas, which is considered by the West and Israel to be a terrorist group.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:04:04 GMT
Russia 'Forced' to Start New Drills After Ukraine's 'Anti-Terror' Drive

Moscow said it has been "forced" to fire up fresh military exercises on the Ukrainian border Thursday in response to an Ukrainian government operation against pro-Russian separatists.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:48:28 GMT
Netanyahu: Palestinians Have Taken 'Giant Step Away From Peace'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told NBC News on Thursday that Israel was calling off peace talks with the Palestinians.Israel was infuriated after the Palestinian president formed a unity government with Hamas, which is considered by the West and Israel to be a terrorist group.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:48:27 GMT
They're Off: Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Deal

Israel called off peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday after the Palestinians agreed to form a unity government with Hamas.The announcement appeared to end a nine-month push for a peace deal by Secretary of State John Kerry.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:32:53 GMT
What Is Pine Tar? Sticky Stuff in Spotlight After Yankee Ejected

Pine tar is the latest buzz word in baseball after New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was found with the sticky substance smeared on his neck during Wednesday nights game.Pineda was ejected and faces a suspension after appearing to pull the stunt for the second time this month.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:17:21 GMT
Obama Gets Kick Out of Soccer-Playing Asimo Robot

It looks like President Barack Obama is courting the robot vote after playing some soccer with Hondas Asimo.Yes, Asimo (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) has grown up since it was first unveiled 14 years ago as an awkward, stumbling toddler.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:01:45 GMT
An Expectant Mother

Um Mohammed is seven months pregnant. She has not seen a doctor in three months the hospital is too far and she doesnt have money for transportation.I will provide what I can for him, but he will be born here, she said. What more can I give him?







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:01:43 GMT
Caroline Kennedy Defends Controversial Dolphin Tweet

The ambassador to Japan defended a controversial tweet about Japan's annual dolphin hunt that she posted shortly after her installation and said she doubts she would ever run for office.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:01:42 GMT
Five Ways to Cheat at Baseball Without Using Steroids

Give Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees credit for this much: He cheated the old-fashioned way.The nervy Pineda was caught Wednesday night with an obvious smear of sticky pine tar on his neck meant, he said, to get a better grip on the ball on a cold night in Boston.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:01:41 GMT
GM First-Quarter Profit Shaved by Recall Costs

A series of massive recalls has sliced GM's profit by 88 percent in the first quarter.The company is embroiled in a wide-ranging controversy over an ignition problem in nearly 3 million cars, linked to at least 13 deaths.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:15:08 GMT
Jeb Bush Is 'Thinking About Running' for President

The former Republican governor of Florida has given his clearest indication yet that hes considering a run for president in 2016.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:15:06 GMT
GOP Scrambles to Condemn Rancher's Remarks on Race

Offering words of encouragement for a rancher leading an armed standoff against federal rangers turns out to be not so great of a political move especially when the rancher in question muses publicly about the benefits of slavery.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:15:06 GMT
Ronald McDonald Loses Jumpsuit and Joins Twitter

The clown is getting a makeover. Ronald McDonald is ditching his iconic yellow jumpsuit, and for the first time ever, joining social media.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:59:38 GMT
Israel's Nightmare: Mobsters Trained by Country's Own Military

JERUSALEM In the last year, fewer Israelis were killed by terrorist attacks than at any point since the outbreak of the second intifada. But as Palestinian terrorism has receded, bombings havent stopped. In fact, they may be increasing.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:59:38 GMT
Afghanistan Hospital Attacker Kills Chicago Pediatrician

Dr. Jerry Umanos had dedicated his life to training Afghan doctors in the treatment of children.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:43:56 GMT
'Big Bang' Boss Talks Marriage Proposals, Possible Series End

The popular series' showrunner discussed advancing the relationships between key cast members, and what happens after season 10.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:28:23 GMT
Smile! Check Out Your Best 'Take Your Kids To Work Day' Pics

Today is 'Take Our Children To Work Day,' and you've kindly shared some of your best photos with us! Take a look, and get some advice for handling the little whippersnappers on the job.







Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:28:21 GMT
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