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  • NASA robotic spacecraft ends mission with crash into the moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A robotic U.S. spacecraft ended a pioneering mission to map dust and gases around the moon with a planned, kamikaze crash into the lunar surface early on Friday, NASA officials said. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust...
  • Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., steel executive

    Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., steel executive
    Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., a retired steel company executive who enjoyed watersports, died April 11 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Arnold home. He was 87. The son of Oliver Lee Hoffman, a coal company executive, and Mayme Manges Hoffman,...
  • Newspaper reporter between lumberjack, enlisted military personnel for worst jobs of 2014

    Newspaper reporter between lumberjack, enlisted military personnel for worst jobs of 2014
    Most people won't disagree that serving in military or being a lumberjack are far more dangerous jobs than being a newspaper reporter.  But that didn't stop the career of newspaper reporting ranking in the bottom three of the 200 best and worst jobs...
  • Flowers a work of art for Easter in D.C.'s National Gallery

    Flowers a work of art for Easter in D.C.'s National Gallery
     The most fragile and memorable beauty at Washington's National Gallery of Art is on display only from November to Easter. That's when the dark-pillared rotunda is decorated with live flowers, trees and ferns, most from its own greenhouses. "Right...
  • Southwest, other airlines take safety talks to new, hilarious heights

    Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb has gone viral -- just for giving the in-flight safety briefing on a recent flight. Cobb's one-liners delivered with impeccable comic timing sent a YouTube video of her hilarious instructions into the...
  • Exclusive: Biogen prices hemophilia drug on par with older therapies

    (Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly approved long-acting hemophilia drug, Alprolix, to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose price can reach about $300,000 annually. The move...
  • RadioShack cuts price of iPhone 5s to $99

    RadioShack cuts price of iPhone 5s to $99
    If you're looking to buy the iPhone 5s for cheap, RadioShack is the place to go. The electronics retailer is holding a promotion that drops the price of the 16-gigabyte Apple iPhone 5s to $99 on a two-year contract. That's a nearly 50% discount on the...
  • Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study

    Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study
    Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found. The study to be published on Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience...
  • Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling

    Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling
    In baseball, it turns out, making a perfect schedule can be as elusive as throwing a perfect game. There are a lot of rules, starting with the basics: For each major league team, 81 games must be on the road and 81 at home, with 13 home weekend series...
  • Women edge into Gulf boardrooms as economies, societies shift

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Amina al-Rustamani, a member of a prominent UAE family, raised eyebrows among friends and relatives when she started her career in Dubai 13 years ago as an electrical engineer, becoming one of few females in the Middle East to enter...
  • Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it would conduct a sharply scaled down form of its annual Northwest Pacific whaling campaign this year despite an international court ruling last month against the mainstay of its whaling program in the Antarctic....