US News  April 20, 2014
SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS
This April 20, 2014 image from NASA TV shows the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft berthed to the Earth-facing port of the International Space StationThe unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX successfully berthed at the International Space Station Sunday on its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.NASA television broadcast live images of the crew inside the ISS as the capsule was installed on the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module, a US-built util...  Full Story
Boston Marathon defies terror attacks one year on
Bill Sved, who ran the Boston Marathon last year and is running again this year, poses at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 19, 2014The Boston Marathon returns Monday under a major security crackdown after last year's deadly bombings as a near record 35,660 runners get set to compete.One million people are expected to line the route in a show of defiance and to honor the victims and survivors of the attacks that killed three people and wounded more than 260.More than 3,500 poli...  Full Story
Europe's mergers and acquisitions market heats up
A Vodafone store is pictured in London on March 17, 2014Europe's mergers and acquisitions market is rebounding after years in the doldrums, as improving market sentiment is prompting companies to spend cash built up during the financial crisis.A flurry of new deals have been announced in the past month alone, including Numericable's purchase of Vivendi's SFR mobile phone unit in France, the merger of Sw...  Full Story
Researchers use Twitter to predict crime
File picture shows an official Twitter account on a smartphoneHidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters -- even before a crime has been committed.Researchers at the University of Virginia demonstrated tweets could predict certain kinds of crimes if the correct analysis is applied.A research paper published in the scientific journal Decision Support System...  Full Story
Iran says settlement on New York skyscraper 'illegal'
View of the Manhattan skyline in New York on February 14, 2014Iran's Foreign Ministry dismissed as "illegal" plans by US prosecutors to sell an Iran-linked Manhattan skyscraper in the largest terror-related seizure to date, media reports said Saturday.Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said in a statement late Friday the settlement lacked "legal credibility" and was influenced by "anti-Iran political propaga...  Full Story
US police arrest man after LA Times shooting threat
A police car in Santa Monica, California, June 7, 2013 US police arrested a man late Friday after he entered the Los Angeles Times building and threatened to start shooting, the newspaper said.It was unclear if the man was carrying a weapon or fired any shots, but building employees locked themselves in safe areas while police officers entered and detained the suspect. Witnesses told the LA Times the m...  Full Story
White House: no comment on Bieber deportation petition
Singer Justin Bieber performs with Chance The Rapper onstage during day 3 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2014 in Indio, CaliforniaTroubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently but the White House doesn't appear set to add to his growing catalogue of woes.Just under 275,000 people have added their names to a petition on the White House website calling for the Canadian's deportation from the US, easily surpassing the threshold of 100,000 sig...  Full Story
Ukraine sanctions aside, US carmakers eye Russia market
In a file picture a boy takes advantage of a traffic jam in Moscow to sell national flags to driversNevermind the Ukraine crisis and Washington's sanctions against Moscow: US automakers say the Russian market is their next big frontier.Russia is simply too large and too important for carmakers to ignore, experts said this week."The Russian market is going to be larger than Germany," said John Branch, a professor at the University of Michigan Ross...  Full Story