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Microsoft, Nook redo deal; no Microsoft e-reader in the works

It looks like the Nook Windows 8 app may be superseded by a Microsoft reading app. But the planned Nook Windows Phone app is seemingly tabled.<p>On March 10, Microsoft and Nook Media updated their agreement forged two years ago, according to a new 8-K filing by Barnes & Noble.<p>Under terms of the …

Windows Phone

Princess Diana 'wanted Clive Goodman as ally against Prince Charles'

Jury in phone-hacking trial hears News of World's royal editor claim that Diana sent him a royal phone directory<p>Princess Diana sent the News of the World a confidential Buckingham Palace phone book and then personally called the paper's royal editor, Clive Goodman, to recruit him as an ally against …

Obama: It's 'just fair' to make more workers eligible for overtime pay

WASHINGTON<p>-- Saying it’s “just fair” for more Americans to earn overtime pay, President<p>Obama<p>on Thursday directed the Labor Department to come up with new rules to expand the number of workers eligible.<p>Before sitting down to sign a presidential memorandum to “modernize” work rules, Obama told a …

The White House

Salvador Sanchez Ceren wins El Salvador's presidential election

MEXICO CITY – Salvadoran electoral authorities on Thursday declared leftist Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren the winner of a bitterly contested presidential election, but the political right refused to accept the loss.<p>Tension continued to run high in the small Central American country four …

Latin America

Endless Winter: Snow, Temps and Records Fall in Latest Icy Blast

Winter won’t let go.<p>A week before spring, an icy blast dumped more than 2 feet of snow on Vermont, caused a deadly 50-car pileup in Ohio and packed wind strong enough to knock out the lights at the Capitol dome. The late winter storm was enough to shatter or threaten century-old records, especially …

Weather

Rare 'likely' female-to-female HIV case reported in US

<b>US health officials have published details of a rare case of suspected female-to-female HIV infection.</b><p>A 46-year-old woman "likely acquired" the virus during a six-month monogamous relationship with a HIV-positive woman in Texas, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).<p>She was infected with a …

Public Health

Driver Faces Murder Charges After Car Hits Crowd at SXSW Club

A suspected drunken driver faces capital murder charges after striking a crowd outside a downtown Austin, Texas, club used as a venue for the South By Southwest digital conference, police said.<p>A man and a woman died and 23 others were injured — two of them critically — when the gray Honda Civic …

Crime

Mother, Daughter Among 8 Dead in NYC Explosion

Authorities have identified seven of the eight victims recovered from the rubble of two collapsed Manhattan buildings destroyed by a gas leak …

Associated Press News

Malaysia Airliner Communications Shut Down Separately, US Officials Say

Two U.S. officials tell ABC News the U.S. believes that the shutdown of two communication systems happened separately on Malaysia Airlines Flight …

Ezra Klein Joins Vox Media to Launch News Site

Following his high-profile departure from the <i>Washington Post</i> last week, journalist Ezra Klein has announced plans to launch a new news site with Vox …

How a Seemingly Innocent Charge of $9.84 on Your Credit Card Statement Could Be Bad News

Scroll down your credit card statement. If you see a charge for exactly this amount $9.84, you might want to double check that it’s actually for a purchase you made.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>The Council of Better Business Bureaus posted a notice Friday about this scam, which was first uncovered by …

Herbalife Explodes Higher On Report That The Stock's Biggest Bull Is Joining Forces With An Outside Investor

According to Fox Business Network's Charlie Gasparino, D.A. Davidson analyst Tim Ramey is leaving his firm. According to Gasparino, he's possibly headed to join forces with Bill Stiritz.<p>CNBC's Scott Wapner reported that Ramey sent a letter out today that said he's going to do "some consulting on …

Markets

Bangladesh's Good News With Khalid Quadir Of Brummer & Partners

Khalid Quadir is cofounder and managing partner of Brummer & Partners Asset Management Bangladesh, which manages Frontier Fund, the first and only private equity fund operating in Bangladesh. After finishing high school in Bangladesh, Mr. Quadir, age 48, continued his studies at Middlebury College …

Ezra Klein Teams Up With Vox To Launch Combination News Site And Encyclopedia

Temporarily dubbed "Project X," the site will have a number of reporters who will provide expert analysis in a number of fields. They'll continue to update the same posts over and over again, like Wikipedia pages on each topic, to cover news quickly and accurately as it breaks.<p>A job description …

For Taiwanese News Animators, Funny Videos Are Serious Work

The team behind the bizarre, over-the-top Taiwanese news animations put itself on the cultural map when it animated Tiger Woods' 2009 car crash, a clip that got 3 million YouTube views in the first weekend it came out. Since then, Taipei-based Next Media Animation has grown into a news animation …

State of the Union 'Designated Survivor' Demystified

As President Obama's cabinet files into the House chamber for his State of the Union address Tuesday, an annual mystery will unravel before our …

Donald Trump

Trolling is the new black: Hillary Clinton and the Twitter news cycle.

My hands will probably amputate themselves and run away like Edward Gorey cartoons if I write anything else about Mike Huckabee and the Great Libido …

Samiuddin: Revamp has many legal implications

ICC news<p>Osman Samiuddin and Sharda Ugra join ESPNcricinfo's senior editor Gaurav Kalra to talk about the latest from Dubai on the eve of an ICC …

Join the Discussion

All we are saying is give peace a chance, but a black crow and a seagull seemed to disagree.<p>Shortly after <b>Pope Francis</b> appealed for an end to unrest …

Facebook Is Seeking "Editors" for News App

Facebook really, really wants to be a newspaper.<p>For years, Facebook has sworn by the power of algorithms to serve users a personalized mix of status updates, stories and photos. It’s what makes up the heart of the company’s premier product, the News Feed.<p>Soon, Facebook will add another approach to …

Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff on Ezra Klein's Plan to Re-Imagine the News

The parent company of tech news site The Verge and sports blog SB Nation has lured The Washington Post's recently departed politics-and-policy …

Advertising

African news outlet

<i>Picture: Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews, and Jean Obambi, Managing Director of Télé Congo</i><p>Africa is to get its first multi-lingual, continent-wide rolling news channel after a cooperation agreement was signed by Euronews and the Republic of Congo’s state television on Monday.<p>The new channel will be …

Good news! There's a gluten-free Girl Scout cookie

In less than two weeks, wide-eyed Girl Scouts will descend upon supermarkets and local businesses to peddle (errr, tempt us with) boxes of Thin Mints and Samoas. But this year, some cookie fiends will find a new, gluten-free treat alongside the usual temptations.<p>It's a chocolate chip shortbread …

Volunteers Get The Flu… On Purpose

Getting the flu is something we usually avoid, but some people are getting it on purpose.<p><b>FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers has more on a government study that could give scientists a lot more to work with:</b><p><i>Volunteer to get the flu? Sounds crazy, right?</i><p><i>National Institutes of Health scientist Dr.</i> …

Tears for Dead at Columbia Mall, Girl Falls in Well, Speed Camera Fail: Top Md. News

County leaders model normalcy after mall shooting, postal rates go up, snack burglar - all the news in one click.<p>Get the Owings Mills-Reisterstown …

Schadenfreude

'Green News Report' - January 28, 2014

<b>TWITTER:</b> @GreenNewsReport<p><b>FACEBOOK</b>: Green News Report<p>The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!<p><b>IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT:</b> Transcanada natural gas pipeline explodes, cutting off heat for thousands; Oil pipeline spills into river in Philadelphia; PLUS: It's a …

Climate

Inside: A Just-the-Facts Approach to News on Your Phone

This much seems obvious: If you’re reading news on a phone and on the go, you might want it to be in a format that’s squooshed down. But it’s not …