daily links: april 2016

4.11.16
USA Today—Jordan Spieth, winner of last year's Masters tournament, collapses on the 12th hole to put a second consecutive win out of reach
CNN.com—106 killed in fireworks explosion at temple in India
ABCnews.com—SpaceX successfully lands a reusable rocket on an unmanned barge at sea
Fox News—Bruce Springsteen cancels NC concert after legislture passes law that allows discrimination against the LGBTQ community
NBC News—CIA director says the agency will never again waterboard suspects, even if ordered to by a future president
CBS News—Prankster convinces employees at fast food restaurant to smash out the windows to prevent a gas explosion


4.12.16
CBS News—Clean air advocate sues the EPA for failing to properly regulate emissions from airliners
NBC News—Led Zeppelin being sued for stealing the opening chord progression on "Stairway to Heaven"
BBC News—Stephen Hawking backing project to send nano-starships farther out into the universe than any previous human spacecraft
Fox News—New type of solar power could also generate energy from raindrops
CNN.com—Ben Affleck confirms that he will direct and star in a solo Batman movie
ABCnews.com—UK's Daily Mail in talks to buy Yahoo


4.13.16
BBC News—40,000 Verizon workers go on strike after contract negotiations fail
CNN.com—CDC confirms microcephaly link to Zika
USA Today—Amazon introduces new thinner Kindle at a much higher price point than any previous model
CBS News—"Affluenza" teen sentenced to two years in jail for violating the terms of his probation and fleeing to Mexico
ABCnews.com—Painting discovered in Paris attic could be a lost Caravaggio worth over $100 million
NBC News—Tech billionaire Sean Parker donates $250 million to start cancer research institute focusing on immunotherapy


4.14.16
CBS News—New device will let you communicate with fireflies
USA Today—Golden State wins 73rd game to set new record for wins in a single season in the NBA
Fox News—Russian jets buzz US destroyer in simulated attack
ABCnews.com—In a bid to attract more millenials, AMC is considering allowing texting in theaters during movies
NBC News—Manson Family member receives tentative approval for parole
CNN.com—Delta drops fee for getting to speak to a real person while booking a flight


4.15.16
NBC News—James Cameron now planning four Avatar sequels, which will be released in 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023
BBC News—Woman charged after live streaming the rape of a 17 year old girl on Periscope
CNN.com—J.J. Abrams reveals that Rey's parents were not shown in The Force Awakens
Fox News—14 year old left blinded after e-cig explodes at the mall
USA Today—Prince briefly hospitalized for the flu after his plane makes an emergency landing
CBS News—Han Solo's jacket from The Force Awakens sold at auction for $200,000


4.18.16
NBC News—Kanye West and Jay-Z sued for claiming that West's new album The Life of Pablo would be available exclusively through the subscription-based Tidal music service
CBS News—Baltimore demolishes thousands of homes in an effort to spark rebuilding and renewal
Fox News—Axl Rose will be new lead singer for AC/DC
USA Today—Amazon introduces standalone streaming video service
ABCnews.com—Woman is allergic to her own sweat and tears
CNN.com—Actress Doris Roberts dies at 90


4.19.16
Fox News—Utah threatens to pull liquor license of theater showing Deadpool because it contains simulated sex scenes
NBC News—Target considering raising its minimum wage to $10 per hour
CNN.com—Study finds that laser pointers cannot permanently damage pilots' eyes, but they still pose an immediate danger to their ability to land planes safely
CBS News—McDonald's testing changes to the Big Mac
USA Today—Airbnb urges its hosts to use unionized cleaning service
ABCnews.com—Doctors use 3D modelling and specially-designed balloons to separate conjoined twins


4.20.16
CNN.com—Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill
ABCnews.com—Scientist discover solo planet not attached to star system in deep space
Fox News—Supreme Court rules that families of 1983 Beirut bombings can collect $2 billion from frozen Iranian bank accounts
NBC News—Five former New Orleans police officers plead guilty to shooting unarmed civilians in the wake of Katrina in 2005
CBS News—Facebook may add a "tip jar" to posts that will allow you send money to the poster
USA Today—Microsoft to stop making Xbox 360 consoles


4.21.16
CNN.com—Prince dies at 57 after struggling with the flu for weeks
NBC News—Trump says transgender people should be able to use whatever bathroom they feel most comfortable with
USA Today—Amazon reaches $30 million deal to provide ebooks to New York schools
Fox News—VW to spend $1 billion in buybacks and compensation to owners of diesel cars that cheated on emissions tests
BBC News—New billboard is designed to attract and kill mosquitoes
NBC News—Average price for apartment in Manhattan exceeds $2 million


4.22.16
ABCnews.com—Lesbian couple files lawsuit challenging North Carolina's anti-LGBTQ law after being denied service at a fertility clinic
CNN.com—AT&T offering internet access to low income families for as low as $5 per month
USA Today—Teamsters plan to form association for Uber drivers
Fox News—Nebraska exploring the use of drones for fighting fires
NBC News—Hospital ordered to pay $2.2 million fine after allowing tv show to film man's death without his consent
CBS News—More than 500 pounds of fireworks stolen from train


4.25.16
BBC News—Prince albums hold the top 5 spots in the British charts the week after the star's death
USA Today—Christian groups threaten to boycott Target after the retailer announces inclusive stance that allows people to choose which bathrooms they feel most comfortable using
CNN.com—Federal appeals court reinstates Tom Brady's suspension for deflating footballs during the playoffs
Fox News—Cruz and Kasich joining forces to try to prevent Trump from securing enough delegates to win the Republican nomination
CBS News—Feds okay Charter's buyout of rival Time Warner
NBC News—Burger King introducing chicken in the shape of onion rings


4.26.16
CNN.com—Quarterly iPhone sales decline for the first time since the device was introduced in 2007
CBS News—Millenials overtake Baby Boomers as the largest generational group in America
NBC News—Mitsubishi admits that it has falsified mileage data since 1991
USA Today—Prince's sister says he didn't have a will when he died
Fox News—House votes to name the bison the national mammal of the US
ABCnews.com—Exxon loses AAA credit rating from S&P on weak oil prices


4.27.16
CNN.com—Ted Cruz chooses Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Don't you only get to do that when you are going to win the nomination?
ABCnews.com—Elon Musk's SpaceX plans unmanned mission to Mars by 2018
Fox News—California bill would fine jurors $1500 for using Facebook or researching a case on their phones during a trial
USA Today—Nintendo to launch new gaming console in March 2017
NBC News—Man injured after speeder collided with his car suing Snapchat for rewarding people for posting pictures of themselves driving fast
CBS News—South Korean outfitting their Olympic athletes with Zika-proof uniforms


4.28.16
BBC News—Man jailed for refusing to decrypt his hard drives for investigators
CBS News—Some fairy tales may be as much as 6,000 years old
USA Today—Comcast acquires Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion
ABCnews.com—Carl Icahn sells his stake in Apple
CNN.com—Oscar winner cast as Lara Croft in reboot of Tomb Raider movie franchise
NBC News—Secret Service proposes new higher fence around the White House


4.29.16
Fox News—Hawaii wants to allow psychologists to prescribe drugs
CNN.com—Court rules that non-consensual oral sex is not rape if the victim is drunk
CBS News—Highly rated NFL prospect sees his draft stock tank after a video of him smoking from a bong is posted online shortly before the start of the draft
USA Today—New species of weevil named after Chewbacca
NBC News—Rovi buying TiVo for $1.1 billion
ABCnews.com—Postman steals nearly $450,000 in tax refund checks from customers along his route

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