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San Francisco startup makes data science a sport

April 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, April 12, 2012 photo, Kaggle’s president and chief scientist Jeremy Howard poses in front of a NASA rocket in Mountain View, Calif. The founders of San Francisco startup Kaggle believe the problems data scientists solve are so important that they should be paid like professional athletes. By turning data science into a [&hellip...

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Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents

April 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama waves upon arrival to Cartagena, Colombia, Friday April 13, 2012. Obama is in Cartagena to attend the sixth Summit of the Americas. At right is U.S. ambassador to Colombia Michael McKinley. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) CARTAGENA, Colombia...

Forecasters say Saturday storms 'life threatening'

April 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This graphic provided Friday, April 13, 2012, by NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center shows a high risk of severe weather in portions of Kansas and Oklahoma on Saturday, April 14. According to forecasters, there is a 60 percent chance of tornadoes, high wind...

NJ mayor carries woman out of her burning home

April 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, second right, has a bandaged right hand in front of a home in Newark, N.J., Friday, April 13, 2012, as he describes the scene Thursday when he rescued a woman from her burning home. Booker said Friday he feared for his life as he...

US officials: Drone strikes will go on in Pakistan

April 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 8, 2011 file photo shows a Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. The White House has no intentions to end CIA drone strikes against militant targets on Pakistani soil, setting the two...

North Korea fires long-range rocket

April 13, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A North Korean press center worker, second right, tries to appease foreign journalists desperate for news on the launch at the press center in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, April 13, 2012. North Korea fired a long-range rocket early Friday, South Korean...

Toy grenade prompts NYC office building evacuation

April 13, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Police vehicles occupy the roadway at the entrance to 2 World Financial Center, in New York, Thursday, April 12, 2012. Authorities say an evacuation was ordered as a precaution after a security guard reported a package that seemed suspicious. The One World...

Court: Managers don't have to ensure lunch breaks

April 13, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Tesla Motors workers take a lunch break together at In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, April 12, 2012. In a case that affects thousands of businesses and millions of workers, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that...

Prosecutors: Zimmerman ignored warning to back off

April 13, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

George Zimmerman during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool) SANFORD, Fla. (AP)...

Hasn't worked? Obama stands up for Romney's wife

April 13, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 19, 2012 file photo, Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Springfield, Ill. Ann Romney is firing back at a Democratic consultant who is suggesting that the wife of...