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April 17, 2014 19:56
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the Brady Press Room at the White House in Washington, DC, April 17, 2014. (AFP Photo / Jim Watson)
Obama: We are preparing additional sanctions against Russia
United States President Barack Obama said Thursday afternoon that his administration is prepared to take further action against Russia if an agreement reached earlier in the day in Geneva concerning the crisis in Ukraine fails to materialize. 274
Reuters / Alexander Demianchuk Ex-BP manager settles with SEC over Gulf oil spill insider trading charges
Former BP crisis manager Keith A. Seilhan has settled with the SEC after facing insider trading charges related to the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Seilhan had dumped his company stock before news of the spill’s severity had spread. 5
Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (AFP Photo) Navy delays commissioning of new nuclear submarine, opens investigation
The United States Navy announced that it will postpone the commissioning of its new nuclear-powered submarine, the North Dakota, due to an investigation into the quality of the components developed by the weapons contractor. 8
Cindy Lee Garcia, an actor in the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims who filed suit against Google.  Reuters / Bret Hartman Media heavyweights join fight against removing ‘Innocence of Muslims’ from YouTube
The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and a number of other influential media groups have filed a court brief supporting Google’s effort to keep a controversial film online, joining a fight over actors' rights and what constitutes censorship. 22
Kepler-186f resides in the Kepler-186 system about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. (Image Credit: NASA Ames / SETI Institute / JPL-Caltech)
NASA discovers most Earth-like planet in 'Habitable Zone'
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has found an Earth-sized planet within the habitable zone of the star it orbits, the space agency announced Thursday. 16
Imitation Google provides guns, drugs instead of usual search results
Contract killers and illegal drug enthusiasts still upset over the Silk Road’s downfall can dry their tears now that a new online black market known as Grams has debuted with the promise of acting as a new, more secure anonymous internet bazaar. 10
Joe Raedle / Getty Images / AFP ​Medical misdiagnosis affects 12 million Americans a year – study
Around one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a US emergency room or community health clinic receives a misguided diagnosis, a new study found, estimating that 12 million Americans a year are affected by erroneous medical conclusions. 3
AFP Photo  /Jim Watson Gitmo judge presses CIA to explain detainee’s treatment at black sites, Guantanamo
A US judge presiding over Guantanamo Bay inmate trials has ordered the CIA to provide information on how a detainee there was treated. The move is a major step toward transparency as legal authorities prepare to prosecute suspected terrorists. 7
Reuters / Dave Kaup ​Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shooting spree
An arrest has been made in association with a series of seemingly random shootings in Kansas City, Missouri that have occurred on highways in the area. 11
image from wikipedia.org ​Anonymity-based web service Tor may have to pull back capacity due to Heartbleed bug
The anonymity-enabling networking service Tor may have to shutter an eighth of its operating capacity thanks to the Heartbleed security vulnerability. 2
Reuters / David McNew This is why US farmers are closely monitoring Ukrainian conflict
While the conflict in Ukraine continues to unfold, farmers across the United States have taken a strong interest in the situation since regional instability could have various consequences on wheat and corn supplies around the world. 35

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