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Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17 | Associated Press
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:16 | Associated Press

Trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Frank Masiello work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market slipped Wednesday, after rising for six straight days, as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those announcing disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing market also weighed on the broader market.



Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:15 | Associated Press

In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, posted on April 18, 2014, an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, two women and a young girl are treated by a medic in Kfar Zeita, a rebel-held village in Hama province some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Damascus. Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months. They say the attacks left scores of men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath. The reports have been denied by the Syrian government and have yet to be confirmed by any foreign country or international organization. But if true, they highlight the limitations of the global effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.



UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:12 | Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council says it is gravely concerned at reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, which caused deaths and injuries, and is calling for an investigation.

Strong U.S. defense firm profits defy regular gloomy warnings

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:10 | Reuters

Handout photo of workers on the moving line and forward fuselage assembly areas for the F-35 JSF at Lockheed Martin Corp's factory located in Fort Worth, TexasBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. arms makers complain regularly that lower Pentagon spending on ships, jets and other hardware will hit their earnings, but a string of better-than-expected results this week show that layoffs and cost-cutting have kept profits flowing, and growing. Defense majors Lockheed Martin Corp , General Dynamics Corp , and Northrop Grumman Corp have all reported higher profits this week and raised their full-year forecasts.



U.S. says 'disappointed' by Palestinian unity deal

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:10 | Reuters
The United States said on Wednesday it was let down by a unity pact agreed to between the Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and said it could make peace efforts difficult. "The timing was troubling, and we were certainly disappointed in the announcement," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a regular news briefing. "This could seriously complicate our efforts - not just our efforts but the efforts of the parties to extend their negotiations." Psaki said U.S. officials had expressed their concerns to the Palestinians. "It's hard to see how Israel can be expected to negotiate with a government that does not believe in its right to exist," she said.

Tunisia divided over Jews' use of Israel passports

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:09 | Associated Press
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's elected assembly accepted a petition Wednesday to question the tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country for an annual religious pilgrimage.

NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:07 | Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on.

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:07 | Associated Press

U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea ManningLEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.



Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:06 | Associated Press

Conrado Marrero, oldest living ex-MLB player, dies at 102 (Photo taken on April 23, 2013.) (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.



Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches quarters

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:04 | Associated Press
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday.

For Wrigley, it's party of a century

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:02 | Associated Press

Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.



Judge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:59 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday it might seek new criminal charges against one of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad in 2007.

David Moyes statement after Man United firing

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:59 | Associated Press

FILE - This Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo shows Manchester United's manager David Moyes during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.(AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after Manchester United announced he left as manager after less than a season in charge.







Today's Horoscope

What's special today for you

With a birthday on the 23rd of the month (5 energy) you are inclined to work well with people and enjoy them. You are talented and versatile, very good at presenting ideas. You may have a tendency to get itchy feet at times and need change and travel. You tend to be very progressive, imaginative and adaptable. Your mind is quick, clever and analytical. A restlessness in your nature may make you a bit impatient and easily bored with routine. You may have a tendency to shirk responsibility.
Aries
When you`re successful, it`s easy to forget all of the little people who helped you make it to the top. As the Stars begin to shift and change, it`s important to be considerate of others, no matter what your own needs might be. Your success lies in being inclusive rather than a loner. Be careful who you step on while going up the corporate ladder. There has never been a better time than now to share your hidden talents. This is the time to unwrap your secret weapon and pass it around for inspection.
Taurus

All you want to do is shut the door and work in peace today, but the Stars have other things in mind. You have no patience for working with this team, but you may have no choice in the matter. Your own ambitions make it difficult to accept someone else`s reality. Reaching a compromise is the only answer to this dilemma. Since it looks doubtful that you`ll ever be on the same wavelength with these people, a third party may need to intervene.
Gemini
Colors and sounds and textures all blend together beautifully as the Universe smiles in your direction. The spirit of the world speaks to you in the private language of alchemy. You have the gift of turning arcane secrets into prime-time entertainment. Everyone gathers around in amazement at the stories you have to tell. You stand at the beginning of a long, exciting adventure. Be sure to invite a group of close, loving friends along for the ride of your life.
Cancer

There`s nothing more boring than someone who constantly agrees with you, right Cancer? Keep this in mind when doing battle over the ridiculous. Just because you like somebody doesn`t mean that he or she has to share your opinion about everything. Before you take it too personally, try to remember that infatuation and blame are fickle emotions. As the Stars change position, the friends you decide to lose may not have been worth keeping. You`ll know who is true and who isn`t by this evening.
Leo
Non-altruistic actions won`t bring the desired result today, Leo. The situation has changed, and a relationship is suddenly an arena for the testing of your mettle. Your actions define who you are. This is no time to be hotheaded and filled with moral outrage. Rehearsals are over. This is for real. Make sure you aren`t playing devil`s advocate or you may end up fighting over something you don`t even believe in. Your partner is playing for keeps this time, so make sure you are, too.
Virgo

Just when you thought the play was over, the curtain rises again and the scenery and actors are all different! This has some promising potential. Creativity springs up during a tedious routine. With the help of an outside source, you find a workable solution to an irritating problem. Method is just as important as meaning right now, so be sure to pay attention to past experience. If it didn`t work then, chances are it won`t work now. Tonight, accept an invitation for fun.
Libra
You never know when something is going to surprise you, so don`t rule out new experiences. Novelty enriches your life, sometimes as a new aspect of the familiar. You`ll be most successful looking for love right under your nose. Putting unrealistic or unreasonable conditions on a relationship only serves to lessen it. For single Libras, an intellectual connection sparks and rekindles under the glow of the Stars. Lucky for you that people in love become fantastically creative.
Scorpio

There`s no avoiding the inevitable today, so don`t even try to duck out. As much as you hate to do it, you have to get involved in messy business. Choosing to enter the fray now is better than being dragged in later. You know it will only get worse with each passing day that you ignore it. Early intervention may lead to early settlement. Luckily the Stars provide some support from family members and friends that might make this a little easier. Put your pride aside long enough to accept some comforting words.
Sagittarius
Yes, it`s true -- it`s time for a personal celebration. A tedious process is finally over, and you don`t miss it at all. Go off and do something creative, or just plain fun. Others may not share your good mood, and they might even find it contagious. Try to include your friends and family members who supported you on the way up in tonight`s festivities. Whether it`s having a simple dinner at home or going out for a night out on the town, you deserve whatever fun the evening has to offer.
Capricorn

You may feel like a stranger in a strange land. If others are getting too weird for you, enjoy the normalcy of your own thoughts. Change may be inevitable in this situation, but you lack the energy for it today. You have a hard time shifting gears right now, let alone moving at a quick pace. It`s okay to settle for studying the situation from afar in case you want to join in later. Take mental notes if you desire, but don`t worry too much about the tiny details. Everything will come back to you once you wake up from this surreal dream.
Aquarius
The Stars aren`t just smiling upon you -- they`re grinning from ear to ear, and it`s a great time to be inspired by everything around you. Even as you make changes, you let yourself be changed. Be sure to get all of your important tasks done early so you can relax freely later tonight. Mull over the day`s events with a satisfied smile. As you drift off to sleep, the electric frenzy of the last few days takes on a dreamy quality.
Pisces

How is it that you are able to read everyone`s mind today, Pisces? Today`s events may serve as concrete proof for your telepathic abilities, but be careful with this awesome power. Try not to lose your temper with others who cannot accept your truths. Just because you want to help someone doesn`t mean they are in the mood to be helped. Pointing out the obvious may only serve to alienate you from the group you want to be a part of. Watch your intake of food, and know when you`re full. Daydreaming is a good creative outlet late in the day.