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Big Boy's wheels to roll Monday on epic California-Wyoming journey

When the Union Pacific Railroad's Big Boy locomotive starts its journey from Southern California on Monday, wheels that have been stilled for more than half a century will begin to turn -- and hopefully carry one of the biggest steam engines ever built all the way to Wyoming.<p>"We're taking this out …

Al Jazeera demands $150m damages from Egypt | News | Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera Media Network has served Egypt with a $150m compensation claim on the grounds that its investments in the country have been damaged since July 2013.<p>On Monday, the network lodged a formal "notification of dispute" with the interim government of Egypt.<p>The "notification of dispute" is based …

Magic Johnson Interested in Purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers?

<b>Updates from Wednesday, April 30</b><p>Magic Johnson was once again asked about owning the Clippers on Wednesday, and he offered a rather interesting answer according to Ben Bergman of 89.3 KPCC in LA:<p>“I will be owning an NBA team sometime," Johnson told a gathering of business leaders Wednesday at the …

Chris Lehane: The right-wing conspiracy was real and it's getting worse

The man behind the infamous "conspiracy commerce memo" that was unearthed in the latest batch of Clinton Presidential Library documents says the right-wing conspiracy was true in the Clinton era and is even truer today.<p>In a piece for POLITICO Magazine, Democratic strategist Chris Lehane details how …

Coffee just got too expensive for Starbucks

It’s true. Coffee giant Starbucks has been taking a break from buying beans over the last month, as coffee prices continue to log ridiculous gains.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) that the coffee giant has already locked in prices for all of this fiscal year and some of next fiscal year. …

Coffee

The Saddest Facebook Status

A poignant illustration of an insidious hazard<p>At 8:33 A.M. on Thursday, a 32-year-old woman driving to work in High Point, North Carolina, took out her phone and posted to Facebook:<p>The Happy Song makes me so HAPPY.<p>At 8:34 A.M., police were notified of a crash.<p>In the moment she posted the message, …

Protect your heirs from an IRA tax trap - Encore - MarketWatch

By Glenn Ruffenach<p>Worried about your adult children blowing through their inheritance? Two strategies can help holders of individual retirement …

iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.<p>Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an …

Apple

The First Look at How Google's Self-Driving Car Handles City Streets

Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’

The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blames “poor” Donald Sterling’s “sexy nanny” girlfriend for “cajoling him into revealing his racism”

<b>Kareem Adbul-Jabbar, Donald Sterling (AP/Chris Pizzello/Mark J. Terrill)</b><p>The legendary former player and member of multiple championship teams says Sterling is a racist but also a victim<p>Elias Isquith<p>April 28, 2014 9:05pm (UTC)<p>Writing in Time Magazine, NBA legend — and onetime Los Angeles Clippers* …

Players want Donald Sterling ejected from the NBA family

When Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media Tuesday about the NBA's findings in the investigation into racist remarks attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the league's players hope it includes the most severe penalties.<p>"When a hint of cancer is shown, you have to cut it out …

Man Hacks Monitor, Screams at Baby Girl

Welcome to the Internet of things. Creepy things.<p>Last week, Fox 19 reported that a man hacked into an Internet-enabled baby monitor in a home in Cincinnati, Ohio, and started screaming “Wake up baby!” at a 10-month-old girl.<p>Adam and Heather Schreck told Fox 19 that they woke up at midnight to the …

A Google Exec Was One Of The Guys With A Brilliant Protest Against The Clippers Owner

A Google senior vice president was one of those protesting racist comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.<p>Fans of the Golden State Warriors made their feelings known in myriad ways during Sunday's home game against the Clippers. The best may have been these fans, who …

Los Angeles Clippers

Got Gas? It Could Mean You've Got Healthy Gut Microbes

Not long ago, we heard about a catchy idea for a cookbook: "Fart-free food for everybody."<p>In theory, these recipes would be helpful for some people — and those in their vicinity.<p>But being a bit gassymay actually be a small price to pay for a lot of benefits to our health.<p>We know that air often …

Sponsors pulling support of Los Angeles Clippers

<i>Editor's note: This copy has been revised to clarify that Anheuser-Busch does not sponsor the Los Angeles Clippers.</i><p>LOS ANGELES – Sponsors are pulling a fast break away from the Los Angeles Clippers and their embattled owner, Donald Sterling.<p>As the condemnation of Sterling and his racially …

Things you must do in the Bay Area before you die

It doesn’t matter if you just moved to the city or if you’ve lived in the Bay Area all your life; there are so many things to do here it can be a bit daunting.<p>Since it’s worth prioritizing all the must-dos in S.F. and the greater Bay Area, why not start with a bucket list?<p>Here’s some of our …

Report: Magic Johnson Is Positioning Himself To Buy The Clippers

"Magic's absolutely interested," one source close to Johnson told Wojnarowski.<p>A league official told Yahoo.com "This is 100% Magic's plan."<p>Johnson and the Guggenheim Partners purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 for $2 billion, and Wojnarowski notes that they recently made a run at buying the …

Basketball

Killer Tornadoes Rip Through Arkansas, Oklahoma

<b>This post was updated at 1:53 p.m. ET</b><p>Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.<p>"We don't have a count on injuries or missing. We're trying to get a …