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After presiding over bin Laden raid, CIA chief in Pakistan came home suspecting he was poisoned by ISI

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Two months after Osama bin Laden was killed, the CIA's top operative in Pakistan was pulled out of the country in an abrupt move vaguely attributed to health concerns and his strained relationship with Islamabad.

All Those Questions About Zika's Threat Even Touch Baseball

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

Scientists know the Zika virus causes devastating birth defects but they can't yet tell how big a threat it is or what to do about it.

Ancient Reptile Ate Like an Underwater Lawn Mower

From news.nationalgeographic.com | Archived Version

Using a newfound fossil, clay, and toothpicks, researchers figured out that a marine reptile was one of the first plant-eaters of its kind.

Andy Murray finding his groove on the clay courts of Madrid

From espn.go.com | Archived Version

Sometimes it seems that there's a clay-court titan inside Andy Murray's long and lean frame dying to get out. Murray, seeded No.

Convoys Inch South to Safety From Fort McMurray

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

EDMONTON, Alberta - Convoys of cars and trucks made their way gingerly through the wildfire-ravaged community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Friday, headed south to safety past the charred ruins of neighborhoods and businesses, after being stranded for ...

Could these new fossils solve 'paradox' of primate evolution?

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

Fossils unearthed in southern China fill a gap in primate evolution and add to a story of climate-driven changes. By Eva Botkin-Kowacki, Staff writer May 5, 2016.

Debate Rages Over Whether Apple Music Automatically Deletes Users' Owned Music Collections

From macrumors.com | Archived Version

Apple Music is the center of a heated debate this week, with involved parties arguing over whether or not the service is deleting Apple Music users' song collections from hard drives after uploading them to iCloud Music Library.

Delanie Walker, Titans agree on 2-year extension worth $14.7 million

From espn.go.com | Archived Version

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multi-year extension for tight end Delanie Walker going into the final season of his current contract, the team announced Friday.

Democrats work to paint NH senator as loyal ally of Trump

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

CONCORD, N.H. - Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte casts herself as independent, focused on New Hampshire over party politics in her re-election bid.

Denver cop, woman arrested in alleged sex assault won't be charged

From denverpost.com | Archived Version

Officer Davin Munk, 31, and Angiella Arnot, 47, have been released from custody, a police news release said. Denver police say the development is "based on new evidence that was obtained during the course of this complex investigation.

EA DICE's lead designer answers our questions about Battlefield 1

From venturebeat.com | Archived Version

The Battlefield 1 revelation video raised a lot of questions about what the new World War I first-person shooter game will be about.

Everything We Know About How Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian Kept Her Pregnancy Secret

From eonline.com | Archived Version

This will be the second child for the glamour model, who shares a 3-year-old son King with ex Tyga, and the first for Rob. The news comes less than four months after the two stepped out together as a couple for the first time.

FIFA bans Sergio Jadue for life

From wikinews_en

FIFA ethics committee recommends lifetime ban of former FIFA vice-president

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GM Dean Lombardi calls offer to Darryl Sutter 'very fair'

From espn.go.com | Archived Version

LOS ANGELES -- Coach Darryl Sutter has a contract offer to return to the Los Angeles Kings, and the club is waiting to find out whether he will accept it.

Genetic testing ordered on Prince's blood to handle 'parentage' claims

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

The judge overseeing the resolution of Prince's estate on Friday ordered genetic testing on a sample of the late superstar's blood, saying "parentage issues" might arise and time is short.

Harry Styles Just Cut Off His Gorgeous Hair in the Name of Charity

From eonline.com | Archived Version

Harry Styles just did the unthinkable: He chopped off his hair. No, this isn't a joke. He really did take scissors to those lovely locks, but we can't say it was a poor decision because he did it for an amazing cause.

Hillary Clinton Targets Republicans Turned Off by Donald Trump

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

Hillary Clinton with Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio, on Tuesday at the Court Street Diner in Athens. Credit Ty Wright for The New York Times.

Hillary Clinton doesn't need to choose between a reassuring campaign and progressive policies

From vox.com | Archived Version

There's a creeping anxiety in the halls of some American progressive groups - especially those aligned with labor unions and economic populism - that Donald Trump might be almost too weak a nominee, from their point of view.

Jacksonville woman accidentally shot by toddler son faces mandates from State Attorney in lieu of charge

From jacksonville.com | Archived Version

The State Attorney's Office mandated that a 31-year-old Jacksonville woman take a gun-safety course and install a mounted holster in her vehicle after she was accidentally shot in the back by her 4-year-old son when her unholstered gun slid into his ...

Jamba Juice will move headquarters from Bay Area to Texas

From latimes.com | Archived Version

More than 25 years after the first Jamba Juice shop opened in San Luis Obispo, the owner of the smoothie company announced plans to move its headquarters from California to Texas within eight months.

Lawsuit challenging Facebook's facial recognition system moves forward

From theverge.com | Archived Version

A lawsuit alleging that Facebook photo tagging violates user privacy has cleared a crucial early hurdle. A judge in Northern California District Court today ruled against a motion by Facebook to dismiss.

Mary Lou Jepsen on Life Post-Facebook and New Startup, “Open Water”

From xconomy.com | Archived Version

I had long planned a phone call with Mary Lou Jepsen for this afternoon—a prep session for a chat I will be doing with her a week from Monday night at Xconomy's Napa Summit, where she is the featured dinner speaker.

Mercury Transit on Monday: The Gear You Need to Watch It Safely

From space.com | Archived Version

Mercury will pass across the face of the sun Monday (May 9) in its first such "transit" since 2006. <a href="http://store.

Mets' Rene Rivera disappointed and sad for Puerto Rico over MLB's Zika call

From nydailynews.com | Archived Version

SAN DIEGO - Rene Rivera is sad for his home today. The Mets backup catcher understands the need for MLB to protect the health of its players and their families from the possibility of contracting the Zika virus, but he feels the sting of disappoint of ...

Nebraska's Ricketts to endorse Trump after parents spent millions against him

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) Some of the Ricketts family in Nebraska spent millions to defeat Donald Trump. Now the most high profile Ricketts is endorsing him.

North Korean Leader Tells Congress His Nuclear Program Brings 'Dignity'

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

In North Korea's seventh congress of the Workers' Party, its first in 36 years, Kim Jong-un said that the country had made great advancements in its nuclear capabilities, including the launch of a new satellite.

Panama Papers Source Offers to Aid Inquiries if Exempt From Punishment

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

The Panama City office of the law firm Mossack Fonseca, which is at the heart of the Panama Papers leak. Credit Carlos Jasso/Reuters.

Pope Francis tells Europe, 'I Have a Dream'

From cruxnow.com | Archived Version

Pope Francis receives the Charlemagne Prize from Jurgen Linden, president of the Society for the Conferral of the Charlemagne Prize, during a ceremony in the Sala Regia at the Vatican May 6. At left is Marcel Philipp, mayor of Aachen, Germany, where ...

Report: Joe Paterno allegedly told of Jerry Sandusky sex abuse in 1976

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was allegedly told in 1976 about an accusation of child sexual abuse by former assistant Jerry Sandusky, according to a court order cited in a story published by PennLive.

Rickey Smith Dead: American Idol Alum Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver in Early Morning Crash

From people.com | Archived Version

Smith, who was featured on the show's second season, was killed early Friday morning in a wrong-way wreck by an allegedly drunk driver, NewsOK and KOCO report.

Ryan-Trump Breach May Be Beyond Repair

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

Paul D. Ryan, the House speaker, on Capitol Hill in April, is described as having become increasingly depressed about the tone of presidential race in the Republican Party.

Sadiq Khan Set to Be Elected London's First Muslim Mayor

From wsj.com | Archived Version

LONDON—Sadiq Khan, the son of Pakistani immigrants to the U.K., looked set to become the capital's next mayor, in a win that would mark a bright spot for the main opposition Labour Party after it suffered losses in other local elections.

Soft Jobs Market Clouds Outlook

From wsj.com | Archived Version

U.S. companies slowed the pace of hiring in April while paying workers only slightly more, signaling a softening of the labor market that knocked down economists' expectations for a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase next month.

SpaceX flies Falcon 9 from Cape, lands on Atlantic ship

From floridatoday.com | Archived Version

A SpaceX hangar at Kennedy Space Center may soon feel a bit crowded with used rockets. A third Falcon 9 booster is on its way there after sticking a landing early Friday on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean, minutes after a 1:21 a.m.

Statins Might Protect People With Narrowed Leg Arteries

From health.usnews.com | Archived Version

FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins may spare people with narrowed leg arteries from the possibility of amputation and even death, a new study suggests.

Sumner Redstone, in Competency Trial, Reviles Ex-Lover

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

Manuela Herzer, Mr. Redstone's former companion and romantic partner, brought the lawsuit challenging his mental competency. Credit Kevork Djansezian/Reuters.

Suspect in 3 fatal shootings arrested, Maryland police say

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) A federal law enforcement officer sought in the fatal shootings of his estranged wife at a school, a man at a mall parking lot and a woman outside a grocery store has been arrested, police in Maryland said Friday afternoon.

Top Tribune Publishing shareholders at odds over sale to Gannett

From latimes.com | Archived Version

The second-largest shareholder of Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing has ratcheted up the pressure on the company's board to reconsider a sale to USA Today publisher Gannett Co.

Trump will testify after election in Trump University suit

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

SAN DIEGO - Donald Trump will testify after the presidential election on a class-action lawsuit that accuses the billionaire businessman and his now-defunct Trump University of defrauding people who paid up to $35,000 for real estate seminars, his ...

US cracks down on e-cigarettes and cigars, bans sales to minors

From reuters.com | Archived Version

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Thursday took wide-ranging steps to crack down for the first time on e-cigarettes and cigars, growing in popularity among teens, and banned sales to anyone under age 18 in hopes of sparing a new ...

We're Totally Wrong About Why Babies Make Funny Faces

From gizmodo.com | Archived Version

Newborn infants are supposed to be capable of imitating our facial expressions, like sticking out our tongues and opening our mouths.

Young Han Solo Found With Alden Ehrenreich

From hollywoodreporter.com | Archived Version

Alden Ehrenreich is in final negotiations to don the vest and pick up the blaster for the Star Wars standalone, according to sources, which centers on a younger version of the franchise favorite.

Your Money|Prince Needed a Will, but Maybe You Don't

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

Tributes and memorials dedicated to Prince on the fence that surrounds Paisley Park. Though he died without one, Prince needed a will.