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U.S. Aids Relief Effort

The U.S. government is sending troops and aid to Nepal as the nation struggles to recover from a massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has left more than 4,000 people dead, from the capital of Kathmandu to Mt. Everest, where an avalanche killed at least 18 people

Time Warner Cable, Disney Talks Said To Focus On ESPN3.Com

ESPN to Sue Verizon

The sports network argues that Verizon’s new cable packages, which don’t include ESPN in their primary offering, are a breach of contract

Protestors encourage passing cars to honk while standing in the middle of York Road near Vaughn Greene Funeral Services during the wake of Freddie Gray in Baltimore on April 26, 2015.

Baltimore Calm After Protests

The city remained largely quiet on Sunday after violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old who died in police custody

A model walks the runway at the Minx by Eva Lutz show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2015/16

Google Can Tell if Your Fashion Sense is Trending

A new report by the search giant claims to reveal the fashion trend du jour by tracking how often different styles or garments are entered into search queries — and according to this year's analysis, tulle skirts, jumpsuits and rompers are so hot right now

A steak burrito at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Hollywood, Calif.

Chipotle Takes Genetically Modified Food Off the Menu

The 1831-restaurant chain will become the first major fast food company to only serve food that is free of genetically engineered ingredients this week, disdaining the use of crops whose DNA is altered to be resistant to pests stock photos E-Cig Electronic Cigarette Smoke

Hawaii Set to Raise Smoking Age to 21

If a bill approved by Hawaii lawmakers on Friday is signed into law by Gov. David Ige, adolescents will be prohibited from smoking, buying and possessing both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes

An Apple logo is seen on screen at an event in San Francisco on March 9, 2015.

Investors Anticipate Record Quarter for Apple Earnings

The company told analysts in January to look for total sales in the March quarter somewhere in the range of $52 to $55 billion — representing, at the $53.5 billion midpoint, 22% growth from the same quarter last year

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Jeb Bush Claims to Have Broken Fundraising Record

A new report claims that Jeb Bush, a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, told donors at a Miami fundraiser over the weekend that he believed his allies have raised more money in 100 days than any other modern political operation in his party

Barack Obama speaks at a ceremony at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. on April 24, 2015.

Hackers Read Some of Obama's Email, Report Says

Russian hackers reportedly read some of President Obama's personal emails when they breached White House systems last year, according to a new report. The hackers are suspected to be connected with the Russian government

Melinda Gates, Clinton Foundation Release Report On Status Of Women And Girls

Clinton Foundation Chief Admits 'We Made Mistakes'

The Clinton family's controversial charity foundation on Sunday defended its transparency and overall track record amidst growing scrutiny of its donors, even while conceding in a statement that it made "mistakes"

Prosecutors Ask for Prison in S.C. Police Taser Case

Two former small town police officers in South Carolina should spend at least a year in prison for shocking a mentally disabled woman at least eight times with a Taser without giving her time to follow their orders, federal prosecutors say

Australian death row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are seen in a holding cell waiting to attend a review hearing in the District Court of Denpasar in Bali

Indonesia Set to Execute Foreign Drug Smugglers

Indonesian media report that nine coffins, covered in white cloth, have already been taken to the police station in the Javanese town of Cilacap, near Nusakambangan island, where the convicts are being kept and where they will be shot