Sharon Kay Hoosier

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After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

Maria Altmann was 88 when I first met her by phone in 2004. "Would it be possible to call back in a few minutes?" she asked. "I'm feeling a little dizzy and would like a cup of coffee to revive myself."<p>"Of course," I said, imagining Mrs. Altmann as a somewhat frail grandmother. Old she was, but …

'Furious 7' fires fuel-injected fun on all cylinders

"Furious 7" is the fuel-injected fusion of all that is and ever has been good in<p>"The Fast and the Furious"saga that began in 2001 with souped-up cars and a stripped-down story about a tightknit East L.A. street racing crew.<p>Though 2006's "Tokyo Drift," the third in the series, will always remain for …

LG intros new flagship's high-contrast display before the phone itself

LG must consider the G4's display as one of its main attractions, because the company's launching it weeks before the device's debut. The South Korean electronics maker has announced that it's begun mass producing its next flagship device's 5.5-inch QHD LCD panel. LG says the 1,440 x 2,560 …

Gear & Gadgets

U.S. job growth brakes sharply, clouds Fed rate hike timing | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers added the fewest number of jobs in more than a year in March, the latest sign of weakness in the economy and one likely to further delay an anticipated interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.<p>Nonfarm payrolls rose 126,000 last month, less than half …

Rough road ahead for jurors in Boston Marathon trial | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Two decades have passed since Timothy McVeigh set off a truck bomb outside a federal office building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, but the memory remains vivid for Tonya McCabe, who sat on the jury that sentenced him to die.<p>Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout …

Germanwings Crash Co-Pilot Accelerated Jet's Descent: Investigators

PARIS — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet repeatedly accelerated the plane, using the automatic pilot to descend the Airbus A320 into the Alps, France’s air accident investigation agency said Friday.<p>The BEA said investigators had begun studying the black box data recorder from the plane, …

What's in the Iran deal?

President Barack Obama said that the framework agreement announced Thursday between Iran and six world powers is a “good deal” that will increase Iran’s nuclear breakout time from around two to three months to more than a year.<p>But, of course, the devil’s in the details. Here they are, according to …

Why Babies Love (And Learn From) Magic Tricks

To survive, we humans need to be able to do a handful of things: breathe, of course. And drink and eat. Those are obvious.<p>We're going to focus now on a less obvious — but no less vital — human function: learning. Because new research out today in the journal <i>Science</i> sheds light on the very building …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Op-ed | Why the U.S. Gave Up on the Moon

Recently, several space advocacy groups joined forces to form the Alliance for Space Development. Their published objectives include a mention of …

Space Exploration

A Gold Mine of Galaxy Nuggets

Astronomers mine data from the Planck and Herschel missions to find a treasure chest of galaxy clusters.

Iran's Charmer in Chief Wins Again

Now is the time to praise Javad Zarif. Whatever you might think of Iran's foreign minister, he knows how to bargain.<p>With a final announcement due any …

35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions Wednesday across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed …

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …