• The new Alfa Romeo is a beauty, but it needs more than good looks

    Rick Newman of Yahoo Finance and Justin Hyde of Yahoo Autos discuss the Alfa Romeo 4C sports car, coming soon to U.S. roads.

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    • Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China

      By Matt Spetalnick and Manuel Mogato WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a U.S. Navy plane swooped in to witness the dramatic encounter. The flyover was a vivid illustration of the expanding…

      • Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

        By Thomas Grove and Aleksandar Vasovic SLAVIANSK/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government…

        • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

          PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

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          • Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show

            NEW YORK (AP) — Who says America has lost its muscle?

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            • Hillary Rodham Clinton's New Memoir Title and Cover Revealed

              Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir has an official title and book jacket Simon & Schuster announced on Friday her tome will be titled, “Hard Choices,” and unveiled the cover which features the former Secretary of State in a black and white portrait with a serious Mona Lisa smile. The book publisher…

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              • Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show

                By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular, the most recent U.S. data show. Between March 2013 and March 2014, more…

                • India, US poised on more collaborative path: Envoy

                  Washington, April 18 (IANS) India and the United States are today positioned to embark on a more closely collaborative path with growth in India providing it new impetus, according to Indian ambassador S. Jaishankar. "The world the two nations seek does look similar in the big picture: with greater…

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                  • Runaway spy Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phone-in

                    By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. intelligence eavesdropping, made a surprise appearance on a TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin on Thursday, asking the Russian president if his country also tapped the…

                    • LinkedIn membership hits 300 million

                      The career-focused social network LinkedIn announced Friday it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the United States. "While this is an exciting moment, we still have a long way to go to realize our vision of creating economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion…

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                      • Retailer Michaels Stores confirms payment card data breach

                        (Reuters) - Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers. The company said in January that it was working with federal law…

                        • Glaxo's Tanzeum Approved in the U.S.

                          Glaxo gained approval in the U.S. as an adjunct to diet and exercise in adults suffering from type II diabetes.

                          • US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine

                            WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are…

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                            • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

                              Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, ...

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                              • Spring HKTDC Electronics Fair, ICT Expo Attract More than 92,000 Buyers

                                Twin Fairs Close with Record Exhibitor Count Hong Kong, Apr 17 - The Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the International ICT Expo attracted more than 92,000 buyers during their four-day run, ...

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                                • NATO to send ships to Baltic to bolster defence of E.European allies

                                  By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO is sending part of its naval rapid reaction force to the Baltic Sea as part of a drive to step up the defence of eastern European allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine, the military alliance said on Thursday. Separately, Canada said it had offered six…

                                  • Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers

                                    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of…

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                                    • Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile, key plant delayed - IAEA

                                      By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has acted to cut its most sensitive nuclear stockpile by nearly 75 percent in implementing a landmark pact with world powers, but a planned facility it will need to fulfil the six-month deal has been delayed, a U.N. report showed on Thursday. The monthly…

                                      • Marquez setting pace on march to MotoGP title

                                        AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marc Marquez safely navigated the first turn of the Grand Prix of the Americas and quickly settled into 21 comfortable laps and his second consecutive victory of 2014.

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                                        • Today in History

                                          Today is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.

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