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April 8, 2014 - 1:49pm
1 week 1 day ago

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, Mar. 31, to Sunday April 6:


1. Katy Perry, "Dark Horse" (Capitol Records)

2. John Legend, "All of Me" (Columbia Records)

3. Jason Derulo, "Talk Dirty - feat. 2 Chainz" (Warner Bros. Records)

4. Bastille, "Pompeii" (Virgin Records Ltd)

5. Various Artists, "Let It Go" (Disney...

April 8, 2014 - 1:45pm
1 week 1 day ago

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Mar. 31, to Sunday April 6, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


1. The Black Keys, "Fever" (Nonesuch Records)

2. Big Scary, "Twin Rivers" (Barsuk Records)

3. Sylvan Esso, "Coffee" (Partisan Records)

4. 3LAU...

April 8, 2014 - 1:38pm
1 week 1 day ago

NEW YORK (AP) — From the day of his 1989 arrest in a deadly New York City shooting, Jonathan Fleming said he had been more than 1,000 miles away, on a vacation at Disney World. Despite having documents to back him up, he was convicted of murder.

Prosecutors now agree with him, and Fleming left a Brooklyn court as a free man Tuesday after spending nearly a quarter-century behind bars.

Fleming, now 51, tearfully hugged his lawyers as relatives cheered...

April 8, 2014 - 1:33pm
1 week 1 day ago

DENVER (AP) — Environmental investigators say they found pieces of habanero peppers on a school playground after seven students were sent to the hospital complaining of skin and eye irritation.

Jefferson County schools spokeswoman Lynn Setzer said Tuesday school employees found pieces of about six habanero peppers scattered in the wood chips around play equipment at Jefferson County Open School, which has about 500 students in grades K-12.


April 8, 2014 - 1:30pm
1 week 1 day ago

iBook charts for week ending April 7, 2014:

Top Paid Books

1. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (W. W. Norton & Company)

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)

3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)

4. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)

5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Penguin Group US)...

April 8, 2014 - 1:29pm
1 week 1 day ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Yee entered his pleas in federal court to one count of conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and illegally import firearms; one count of conspiring to defraud citizens of honest services...

April 8, 2014 - 1:29pm
1 week 1 day ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat said Tuesday. But he still held out hope that negotiations would continue.

Lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, questioning Kerry during nearly three hours of testimony, weren't as optimistic....

April 8, 2014 - 1:28pm
1 week 1 day ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don't know how it got into the country or spread to 27 states since last May. The federal government is...

April 8, 2014 - 1:26pm
1 week 1 day ago

App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 7, 2014:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1Monument Valley, ustwo

2Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB

3Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang

4Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

5Afterlight, Simon Filip

6PRO LockScreen - Wallpapers fo...Faizan, Kasbati

7ThemeLab, Judi Peters


April 8, 2014 - 1:23pm
1 week 1 day ago

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Get ready for more flying sharks.

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" will take a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy's sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer.

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return from the original film that attracted nearly 1.37 million viewers. They're joined by Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath, along with Kelly Osbourne, Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock"), Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch and Perez Hilton. Matt...

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