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Arts Apr 14New exhibit of Matisse’s cut-outs shows how artist began ‘painting with scissors’
120 of Matisse's paper cut-outs -- created between 1936 and 1954 -- have been collected and will be on display at the Tate Modern in London.
Nation Apr 11Internet advertising revenue surpasses broadcasting TV for the first time
For the first time in history, U.S. Internet advertising revenue exceeded broadcast advertising revenue. In 2013, digital advertising revenue hit $42.8 billion in contrast to broadcast television's $40.1 billion. The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a membership organization of more than…
Apr 10Obama honors LBJ’s legacy in pushing civil rights forward
Nation Apr 10Political hopes dashed, Detroit bankruptcy case has “done me in,” Kevin Orr says
Kevin Orr, who was appointed to oversee all Detroit's finances in March 2013, told Reuters on Wednesday that his experience with the Motor City's bankruptcy case has made him rethink ever becoming a politician.
Nation Apr 09Toyota recalls 6.4 million vehicles for five separate defects
Toyota announced a recall of 6.4 million vehicles globally, including 1.77 million of its vehicles in the U.S., for five potential safety faults. Only two of the flaws, USA Today reports, apply to U.S. models.
Nation Apr 09Pa. school stabbing leaves several injured; suspect in police custody
Reports of a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., has left six to as many as 20 people injured. A male student reportedly entered the school, about 20 miles from Pittsburgh, before classes started on Wednesday morning…
World Apr 08China and U.S. agree to more military cooperation, disagree on East Asia
After a diplomatic and historic meeting between defense ministers of the world's two largest economies and two largest militaries, Chinese and American military leaders still are divided on key issues facing East Asia; including territorial disputes between Beijing and its…
Nation Apr 07Australians get ‘promising lead’ in search for missing Malaysian plane
Many hope that this could be the missing black box from Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which vanished on March 7. Officials leading the search for the missing aircraft have cautiously called this a "most promising lead."…
Science Apr 03NASA halts engagement with Russia in response to ‘violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty’
NASA announced Wednesday that it is halting almost all of its activities and contact with Russia.
World Apr 02Chile lifts tsunami warnings after 8.2 magnitude earthquake; Hawaii braces for potential tsunami waves
An 8.2 magnitude earthquake, with at least 60 aftershocks and minor earthquakes, struck 55 miles off the coast of Chile, prompting evacuations until early Wednesday. Tsunami warnings were placed on several areas in northern Chile overnight and…