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Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:29 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month.

The oil painting by Jonathan Yeo shows Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) doing her homework.

It's being donated by the artist to benefit the Malala Fund, which campaigns for girls' education.

Christie's New York is offering the portrait on May 14. It's expected to bring $60,000 to $80,000.


Ludlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:25 AM

DENVER (AP) — A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at a tent camp in southern Colorado.

What became known as the Ludlow Massacre quickly evolved into a national rallying cry for labor unions and eventually helped lead to New Deal labor reforms. But over the years, the tragedy has been largely forgotten, even among many in Colorado.


Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:07 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station.

Liftoff is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. Friday. But stormy weather may force another delay.

NASA's commercial supplier was foiled by a leaky rocket valve during Monday's launch attempt. The valve has been replaced.


AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 07:44 AM

Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.

In the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation commemorated the occasion by re-enacting the crucifixion. Devotees have themselves nailed to wooden crosses, rituals that church leaders do not condone but that draw huge crowds. Undeterred, some penitents participate in the practice year after year.


NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 07:18 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.

Flight controllers confirmed Friday that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after surviving a full lunar eclipse, something it was never designed to do.

Researchers believe LADEE likely vaporized upon contact because of its extreme orbiting speed of 3,600 mph, possibly smacking into a mountain or side of a crater. No debris would have been left behind.


Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:41 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/19h2mCB ) reports the dispute involves Atlanta Catholic Archbishop Wilton Gregory's former residence.


Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:40 AM

HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.

Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held Friday without bail at the Citrus County Jail.

Sixteen-month-old Daymeon Wygant wasn't breathing when emergency crews arrived at the home Thursday morning. The child pronounced dead at a hospital, investigators said.


US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:15 AM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

The Connecticut Democrat called it a shameful record that shows an urgent need for immediate attention to safety and reliability.


10 Things to Know for Today

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:06 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. UKRAINIAN MILITIA DENIES CALLS TO FREE BUILDINGS

Pro-Russian insurgents in the east who have been occupying government buildings say they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.

2. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR SURVIVORS OF SUNKEN SOUTH KOREAN SHIP

Officials say they're looking at whether the third mate ordered a turn whose degree was so sharp that it caused the ship to list.


Clinton White House documents set for release

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 03:56 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.

The records will cover a wide range of topics, including former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's role in health care reform, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and foreign policy involving Rwanda, Iran and the Middle East.


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