Archive for month: April, 2015

First lady: I "fell in love" with NYC’s new Whitney museum

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michelle Obama praised New York's Whitney Museum of American Art for its outreach to the community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the museum's new downtown home Thursday and said she "fell in love" with the Renzo Piano-designed building. "This is the most beautiful freight elevator I've ever ridden on," the first lady said after what she described as a brief tour. "Just about every space in this museum is magnificent." The $422-million building at the southern terminus Read more [...]

The hottest guy in New York right now? Alexander Hamilton

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alexander Hamilton's face proudly adorns the $10 bill. But it's hard to imagine the founding father and treasury secretary, with all his famous ambition, ever anticipating just how many of those bills people would delightedly fork over one day to see a musical about his life. With Lin-Manuel Miranda's red-hot, rap-and hip-hop infused "Hamilton" set to end its off-Broadway run this weekend, some theatergoers have been paying well over 10 times the $120 ticket price for the Read more [...]

No. 2 NFL draft pick Marcus Mariota flaunts his Beats

NEW YORK (AP) -- And the Beats go on. Marcus Mariota, just hours after flaunting his Beats by Dre in one of the company's YouTube videos, donned the trendy headphones again when he was picked No. 2 in the NFL draft Thursday night. The quarterback got the news in his home state of Hawaii from the draft in Chicago. As a prospect, he was free to embrace Beats any way he pleases, but he better watch out now as a Tennessee Titan when he's in front of cameras on game day. That's a no-no under Read more [...]

Prime minister wants Japan to learn from Silicon Valley

30 Apr 2015 0 Comments
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe started a three-day visit to California on Thursday with plans to check out tech innovations, lend support to expanded commercial ties and even promote a Japanese-made bullet train during a meeting with the governor. During a speech at Stanford, Abe said Japan needs to emulate Silicon Valley style, risk and innovation. "We would like to capture the dynamism of Silicon Valley," he said while announcing plans to send representatives from 200 Japanese companies to "sail Read more [...]

Sony plays to strengths in games, sensors as it vows revival

30 Apr 2015 0 Comments
TOKYO (AP) -- Once at the leading edge of consumer electronics, Sony Corp. is now more lumbering giant than trend-setter after falling behind competitors such as Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. Sony watchers are urging the down-on-its-luck company to rediscover its pioneering ethos. Founded in 1946, Sony symbolized Japan's rebirth after its World War II defeat, rising from humble beginnings. It had little else besides the smarts of founders Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, to come up Read more [...]

LinkedIn joins Twitter in post-earnings tumble

30 Apr 2015 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dumping social media stocks that show any sign of weakness is trending on Wall Street. Shares of LinkedIn Corp. plunged 21 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the professional networking service gave a disappointing outlook for the second quarter, weighed in large part by its pending purchase of online learning company Lynda.com. Twitter, meanwhile, has lost 23 percent of its value this week through Thursday. The messaging service on Tuesday reported revenue and Read more [...]

After 49-run blowout, high school rematch ends closer

30 Apr 2015 0 Comments
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Two New Jersey high school baseball teams faced off again Thursday, four weeks after a game between them ended with a lopsided 49-run blowout. Buena, a defending state champion, defeated Pleasantville 20-2 on Thursday in Atlantic City. Buena had won their last game 52-3. Buena coach Harry Grose told NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1Q33zi5 ) that he was worried about the rematch Thursday. "I don't want to play the damn game. But it's on the schedule," Grose said. "I'm a Read more [...]

2 arrested in Florida for stealing hundreds in meat products

30 Apr 2015 0 Comments
DeLAND, Fla. (AP) -- A man and woman have been arrested in central Florida after police say they stole more than $300 worth of meat from a grocery store. Deputies told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1bh9GQ8 ) 48-year-old Doris Rowe and 54-year-old Kenneth Edwards drove 26 miles to a Winn-Dixie store in DeLand where a store manager saw Rowe stuffing meat products and other items into her pants. Deputies say the manager stopped Rowe and she hit the manager in the neck, dropping Read more [...]

RI woman returns home, finds wild turkey in her bathroom

30 Apr 2015 0 Comments
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island woman thought a pipe burst when she returned home to find water pouring from her garage ceiling. But the culprit turned out to be an unusual houseguest that dropped in. WLNE-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/1P9elks ) Nancy Page went upstairs to find the source of the running water and discovered a wild turkey had crashed through a bathroom window and somehow turned on the sink. Page says she immediately realized it was a turkey, which left behind its own mess. Read more [...]

‘Destiny’ video game creators seek to atone for missteps

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The creators of "Destiny" are ready to unleash the wolves. When the latest expansion to the hugely ambitious but frequently maligned video game "Destiny" is released next month, it won't merely feature a new social area, multiplayer mode and maps. "House of Wolves" will also aim to right several wrongs as developer Bungie, publisher Activision and the sci-fi shooter's Guardian protagonists look to the future. Despite its popularity, many players have become frustrated Read more [...]
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