Oscar Pistorius cross-examination ends  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

After several days of intense grilling, the prosecution ended its cross-examination in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial.

Pistorius cried and his voice trembled during his testimony as prosecutor Gerrie Nel challenged his account of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

On Tuesday, the prosecutor asked who should be blamed for shooting Steenkamp. - Full Article


Tax filing via snail mail waning  

AJC By : Marcus K. Garner

If you're waiting until the last minute – that would be Midnight on Tuesday - to mail out your federal income tax returns, you're in a shrinking number.

E-filing seems to be the way to go, especially in Georgia. The state is ranked third nationwide for the most electronic tax filers, behind California and Florida, according to the IRS on Monday. - Full Article


Tech Five: Google, Yahoo kick off big earnings week  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Buckle up for the next two weeks. Tech stocks should be pretty active as several key players report quarterly earnings starting Tuesday. Here’s a look at Monday’s Tech Five. Google.

Did the tech titan’s ad business continue to generate momentum during the first quarter? Last quarter, the company reported a 22% surge in ad revenue, helping the company rake in $16.86 billion... - Full Article


Why putting photos on Social Security cards wont save voting rights  

Los Angeles Times By : Michael Hiltzik

A certain William Wachtel, the co-founder of WhyTuesday, an election reform group chaired by former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, wrote me over the weekend to complain that I treated Young harshly by criticizing his proposal to require Social Security to issue photo IDs.

I called it "a terrible idea." - Full Article


Rush-Hour Bomb Kills 71 People at Bus Station in Abuja, Nigeria  

NBC News By : Staff Reporting

A bomb at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja killed at least 71 people during Monday morning's rush hour, police said.

Body parts and blood were strewn across the station after the first such attack near the Nigerian capital for two years.

"I was waiting to get on a bus when I heard a deafening explosion then saw smoke. People were running around in panic," witness Mimi Daniels said. - Full Article


Ku Klux Klan Leader suspect in Kansas shooting  

New York Magazine By : Staff Reporting

The 73-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed three people outside Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kansas has been identified as Frazier Glenn Cross, a well-known white supremacist who founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

The first two victims were Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, who were shot around 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, according to their family. - Full Article


Oleksander Turchinov threatens military operation as unrest grows in East Ukraine  

Reuters By : Staff Reporting

Ukraine's president on Monday threatened military action after pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in the east ignored an ultimatum to leave and another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters in the troubled region.

Acting president Oleksander Turchinov also held out the possibility of a referendum on the future shape of the Ukrainian state, partly addressing demands made in the largely Russian-speaking east for more control over their local affairs. - Full Article


Kathleen Sebelius legacy on Obamacare: Failure or success?  

CBS News By : Staff Reporting

With Obamacare's six-month open-enrollment period behind her, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this week that she would resign.

And on Sunday, the secretary denied she was pushed out of her job over the early problems with the health care law's implementation, saying it was simply a "logical time to leave." - Full Article


Spieth: 20, and really something  

Golf Channel By : Staff Reporting

There’s a fun scene in the movie “Big” where Tom Hanks, playing the grown-up version of a 13-year-old boy, is talking to a neurotic and increasingly jaded co-worker named Susan.

He tells her that she’s nice. “You don’t know me that well,” Susan says.

“Yes I do,” he says.

“You’re one of the nicest people I’ve met.” - Full Article


Gerrie Nel to question Pistorius over locked toilet and four gunshots  

The Guardian By : Staff Reporting

The world's most famous murder suspect, Oscar Pistorius, returns to the witness box on Monday to face further gruelling cross-examination, amid signs that public sympathy is swinging away from him in favour of his chief tormentor.

The Paralympic athlete faces hours, and possibly days, more grilling by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel over the killing of his girlfriend inside a toilet cubicle at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. - Full Article


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