Apollo 13 astronauts return after deep space crisis in 1970
The Apollo 13 astronauts, buoyed by the prayers of millions, and boosted by the technical efforts of thousands, flew to a safe splashdown in the Pacific in this story originally published by the Daily News on April 18, 1970.
Gas pipeline explosion injures at least 14
A gas pipeline explosion near Fresno, California, injured at least 14 people and shut down a section of highway for several hours Friday afternoon, the Fresno Fire Department said.
Aussie guide to the NBA playoffs
AN Australian could once again lift the Larry O’Brien Trophy with a record five Boomers taking part in the NBA playoffs beginning this weekend.
Farage 'disappoints' Bishop of Dover
UKIP leader Nigel Farage decides not attend a Thanet South election hustings, leaving the Bishop of Dover 'disappointed'.
TERROR RAIDS: Cops say ANZAC Day plot foiled
DEVELOPING: POLICE say teenagers planned to attack an ANZAC Day ceremony in Melbourne, targeting police officers. Five people have been arrested.
Obama Jokes About Sampling Italian Wine
There was a lighthearted moment about wine between President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at their joint press conference Friday at the White House. (April 17)
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A deadly day in Iraq: Three car bombs in two cities kill at least 30
Three car bombs have exploded in separate areas of Iraq, killing at least 30 people.
Islamic militant group ISIL has claimed responsibility for a car bomb detonated outside the US consulate in Erbil, according to the jihadist monitoring group SITE.
Police shoot knife-wielding man
POLICE have shot a man after he allegedly confronted them armed with a knife in the Gosford CBD in the early hours of this morning.
Chinese police pursued a man to Australia on a 'fox hunt' without permission
The Abbott government summonsed senior Chinese diplomats to express "deep concerns" after Chinese police travelled to Melbourne to pursue a tour bus driver accused of bribery.
U.S. presses Mexico to ease poultry import limits brought by bird flu
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is pressing Mexico, the top importer of U.S. chickens and turkeys, to relax restrictions imposed on poultry shipments because of an outbreak of a strain of avian flu deadly to birds, an Agriculture Department spokeswoman confirmed on Friday. Nego
Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed
BAGHDAD (AP) — He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives.
Now, officials say they believe government forces killed Izzat Ib
Microsoft's new Maps app for Windows 10 phones combines the best of Bing and HERE maps
One of the most notable features of Windows 10 is its support for universal apps that run on both desktop and mobile hardware. Naturally, this includes Microsoft's Maps app for Windows 10, and today we're getting out first glimpse at what it will like on mobile. As you'd expect, the app includes str
Son-in-law charged with woman's death in Richmond fire
The son-in-law of a woman who died in a fire in her Richmond home on Monday has been charged with second-degree murder, according to Richmond RCMP. Surjit Dosanjh, 37, was charged after five days of investigation into the death of 66-year-old Elaine Leznoff.
Aaron Ramsey fires warning to England as Wales continue climb up FIFA rankings
Aaron Ramsey has told his English team-mates at Arsenal to beware Wales overtaking them in the FIFA rankings - and admits with his Gunners team-mates is already flying on the training ground.
Best fixed rate mortgage ever: New home loan war as HSBC offers five-year deal under 2%
The battle between lenders has intensified in recent months, plunging home loan rates to their lowest in history. HSBC's two per cent offer launches on Monday and is set to trigger a flood of rate cuts.
Israel unveils system to detect Hamas fighters tunnelling across border
Elbit Systems, who are working with the Israeli Ministry of Defense, said the equipment will detect activity at a distance using a series of sensors. They added that there will be 'no false alarms'.
Driver RAMS man after furious BMW road rage in east London
Footage shows how the shirtless driver of a black BMW (pictured) emerged from his car and tried to punch the driver of a white BMW through his window in east London.
Double murder inquiry launched after bodies of two women believed to be mother and daughter are foun...
One of the women, named locally as 27-year-old Sarah Fox and known as Foxy, was found dead with multiple injuries at an address in Bootle, Merseyside, at around 9pm last night.
Nicola Sturgeon holds Britain to ransom as she taunts English voters
Politicians who begged Scotland to stay in the Union should not complain if the SNP calls the shots at Westminster after the election, Nicola Sturgeon said last night.
Karen Buckley death: Alexander Pacteau appears in court charged with murder of Glasgow student
THE 21-YEAR-OLD was also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice when he appeared in private before Glasgow Sheriff Court this afternoon.
Newspaper of the Year: Daily Record scoops top honours at Scottish Press Awards
WINNING Scottish Newspaper of the Year and a host of other top awards has capped a memorable year for the Daily Record - but we don't plan to rest on our laurels as we continue to fight for what is best for Scotland.
Mind the gap: Labour and Jim Murphy face being swept away in SNP rout, according to latest General E...
SURVEYS of Labour seats normally deemed "safe" show the SNP advance has increased with Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy and national campaign organiser Douglas Alexander in trouble.
Truck Of BEES Overturns On Washington State Highway
And now, BEEEEEEEEES!
A semi-truck loaded with honey bees overturned in Washington state before dawn Friday, unleashing millions of live bees across the highway.
"There are so many honey bees out here," Jake Whittenberg of KING 5 News reported from the scene.
The accident happened when the
Parents Of Boy Killed In Boston Marathon Bombing Oppose Death Penalty
(Corrects last name to Richard in second paragraph)
By Scott Malone
BOSTON, April 17 (Reuters) - The parents of the boy who was the youngest to die in the attack on the Boston Marathon asked federal prosecutors to abandon their effort to sentence the bomber
Gunman Killed 4 Relatives In Phoenix Because Of Family Business: Police
By David Schwartz
PHOENIX, April 17 (Reuters) - A man apparently upset over a family business dispute "snapped" before fatally shooting his two brothers, his mother and his sister-in-law and then killing himself at a home in Phoenix, police said on Friday.
Obama Says New Trade Deal With Asia Will Help U.S. Workers
WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a new trade agreement with Asia that is being negotiated would benefit not just U.S. businesses, but also American workers.
Obama said during a news conference that some Democrats and labor unions wo
Mike Huckabee To Announce 2016 Plans On May 5
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said Friday he plans to announce whether he will run for president on May 5.
In an interview with Fox News, Huckabee said he will unveil his 2016 plans in Hope, Arkansas, early next month. (Hope is the onetime Baptist minister's hometown.)
Dan Farrell's great-grandson imitates JFK, Jr. salute
Family and friends said farewell to legendary Daily News photographer Dan Farrell on Friday.
Nine Journalists Told Elveden Cases Dropped
Most of the outstanding charges against journalists involved in Operation Elveden have been dropped following the latest failed prosecution.
Missing Mum Found After Baby Born In Toilets
The mother of a newborn baby abandoned in public toilets at an amusement arcade has been found and is receiving medical treatment.
Parents of youngest Boston bombing victim don't want death penalty for Tsarnaev
The family of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing has asked for the death penalty to be dropped in the sentencing of convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Bill and Denise Richard, the parents of 8-year-old Martin Richard who was killed in the attack, penned an open letter that was featu
The intense planning behind Hillary Clinton's Chipotle trip
Campaigning for the presidency requires skill, patience and lots of planning.
So, when Hillary Clinton's minions decided that an all-American trip to Chipotle would show just how down to earth she was, it wasn't as simple as ordering like a normal person would
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Mark Zuckerberg responds to Internet.org criticism: 'We fully support net neutrality'
Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to defend Internet.org against claims the program conflicts with net neutrality, saying the two principles "can and must coexist."
In the lengthy post, Facebook's founder and CEO said he supports net neutrality and reiterated the value of providing Internet access &
Ben_Falconer published "What happened was not part of rugby" says victim of Minchinhampt...
THE victim of a stamping incident said it has no place in rugby, after Minchinhampton's hooker was found guilty and banned for 22 weeks.
When Gloucester junior side All Blues faced Minchinhampton last October, it hit the headlines for the right reasons - former Gloucester and England player Mike Ti
Cyn Santana Claims Erica Mena Was Homeless — Erica Fights Back!
It's pretty obvious by now that there was serious love lost between Love & Hip HopSeason 5 stars Erica Mena and Cyn Santana. Following their on-screen breakup, Cyn and Erica took to bashing each other for a while on camera, and then social media, and now… it seems like the bashing has tempo
Huckabee: 2016 announcement coming May 5
After teasing reporters earlier Friday that he was set to reveal his presidential ambitions for 2016, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee went on Fox News to instead say that he will announce his plans in his home state next month.
"Come to Hope on May...
UK opposition leader challenges PM to one-on-one live debate
Speaking at campaign event in Birmingham on Friday, Cameron refused to take on Miliband's challenge
To fight nasty digestive bugs, scientists set out to build a better gut – using stem cells
If you've ever been hit with an 'intestinal bug', you've felt the effects of infectious microbes on your digestive system. But scientists don't fully understand what's going on in gut infections like that – or in far more serious ones. Now, a team of scientists will tackle that issue in a new way.
Beyond the lithium ion: Significant step toward a better performing battery
Researchers have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. They have shown they can replace the lithium ions, each of which carries a single positive charge, with magnesium ions, which h
Bishop Hartmayer blesses new Catholic Pastoral Center on old St. Mary''s Home site
Catholic Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer on Friday blessed the new home of the Diocese of Savannah during ceremonies at the former St. Mary's Home.
"This continues to be Holy ground," Hartmayer told a gathering of religious leaders, Catholics and former residents of the home for orphans and troubled
Caps goalie Holtby sick, Grubauer summoned for Game 2
WASHINGTON (AP) - With starting goalie Braden Holtby ill, the Washington Capitals have recalled backup Philipp Grubauer from Hershey of the AHL before Game 2 of their playoff series against the New York Islanders.
Speaking just hours before Friday's game, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said Holtby h
Daily Mirror: We stand up for our readers and fight for a better Britain
As the Daily Mirror wins Daily Newspaper of the Year Award at the prestigious London Press Club Awards we look at some of our best scoops and awards
Family of US Marine held in Iran calls on Obama administration to do more
The family of a U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran since 2011 are frustrated that the Obama administration does not consider their son's plight a high enough priority and are begging the Iran's Supreme leader to show mercy and release him – in part because his father is dying of cancer.
Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee 'crazy'
President Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
7 Cool Movies That Actually Make Unique Use of Found Footage
Most found footage horror films follow the same basic beats. Idiots with camera set out to film something dangerous. Idiots get menaced by that something dangerous. That something dangerous kills everyone, leaving their unedited footage to be discovered by a third party and released into theaters ev
'Avengers 2' Featurette Explores Team Dynamics
Joss Whedon reveals that the first 'Avengers' movie was about bringing the team together, while 'Age of Ultron' pulls them apart. [...]
'CRYING ON WALL STREET' If Comcast's $45 billion mega-deal falls apart, it's bad news for the banks
Earlier today, news broke that regulators are leaning toward blocking Comcast's $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner. If that happens, expect a lot of "crying on Wall Street," writes Fox Business's Wall Street reporter Charlie Gasparino. Gasparino says that "many many deals" and tens of millions o
Intel's chairman says young job seekers should prepare for this one interview question
With graduation on the horizon, college seniors and graduate school students are tidying up their résumés and preparing for job interviews. But Intel chairman Andy Bryant says as they begin to focus on the future, they shouldn't forget about the classes they've taken in the past. In a recent
Car bombing kills three at US consulate in Iraq
A car bomb killed three people on Friday outside the US consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, a key ally of Washington in the war against the Islamic State group (IS).
VIDEO: Who was Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri?
Saddam aide Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri has been killed in Iraq, according to reports on Iraqi television.
ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Suspended For Ranting At Tow Truck Employee
Most of the time when we are not behaving like sane humans, we are not caught on tape in the act. Unfortunately for ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, after recently getting her car towed, a video has leaked featuring the reporter saying terrible things to a tow truck company worker.
'Orphan Black,' Season 3: Clone Club Reconvenes, With Boys Allowed
"Orphan Black's" third season starts Saturday night on BBC America — and, for the premiere, on AMC, SundanceTV, IFC and We TV — which means Clone Club is almost back in sessions. With the revelation that Sarah and her genetic identicals (all played Tatiana Maslany) have less perfectly
Tribeca Review: James Franco Embraces Masochism in Tone-Deaf 'The Adderall Diaries'
James Franco is no stranger to playing troubled souls. Lately, it seems he prefers to play them in troubled films, too. Pamela Romanowsky's "The Adderall Diaries," adapted from the best-selling memoir by Stephen Elliott, is a valiant but unsuccessful effort in genre-bending. Much like
James Anderson becomes England's leading wicket-taker in Tests
Sir Ian Botham paid tribute to "awesome" James Anderson after seeing the paceman break his record to become England's record Test wicket-taker.
Anderson had Denesh Ramdin caught at slip by captain Alastair Cook on the final day of the first Test against West Indies in Antigua to snare his 384th Tes