<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/18/yankees-triple-play-random-infield_n_5171256.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Who's On First? This Triple Play Shows How Random The Yankees' Infield Has Gotten (VIDEO)</a>

Who's On First? This Triple Play Shows How Random The Yankees' Infield Has Gotten (VIDEO)

Derek Jeter remains the face of the New York Yankees during his final season in pinstripes. Unfortunately for fans who long for the glory days of the “Core Four,” Jeter can sometimes seem like the only familiar face in pinstripes in 2014 due to injury, suspension and free-agent departure.

With Jeter in his usual position of shortstop on Thursday at Tropicana Field, an unlikely group of Yankees infielders turned the unlikeliest play in baseball against the Tampa Bay Rays. Third baseman Yangervis Solarte, second baseman Brian Roberts and first baseman Scott Sizemore turned an …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/18/minimum-wage-hawaii-delay_n_5171549.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Minimum Wage Hike Has Hawaii Lawmakers At Odds</a>

Minimum Wage Hike Has Hawaii Lawmakers At Odds

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii House members put forward a new minimum wage plan Thursday that would allow most employers in the state to take a longer time to increase wages.

In the new proposal presented to a conference committee of Senate and House members, employers with fewer than 100 employees — most employers in the state — would not have to pay $10 an hour until 2019, phasing in the increase over five years. “It’s a step backward,” said Democratic Sen. Clayton Hee, chairman of the Senate contingent of the conference committee.

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The Battle of Identities and Presidential Elections in the Arab Region

Presidential elections the Arab region are not an occasion to celebrate the joy of democracy and public participation in bringing about change, except exceptionally as in Egypt now. Instead, most elections are an occasion to be terrified of a conflagration in a given country. In most cases, the groups supporting the incumbent president remaining in power, often for decades, threaten that instability is the only other alternative. Algeria is a case in point, despite President Abdulaziz Boutaflika’s old age and chronic health issues. In Syria, the presidential election is a one-horse race, as the only real candidate is current President …read more

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A winning program in Cornelius Meister’s debut with National Symphony Orchestra

By Robert Battey

The National Symphony Orchestra offers a winning program this week with the debut of a talented guest conductor, a world-class pianist in a sizzling rendition of the Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 and a (sometimes too) lively rendition of the Mozart No. 40 — one of the great symphonies in the canon.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/south-korean-ferry-officer_n_5171035.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">South Korean Ferry Capsized With Third Officer At Helm, Investigator Reports</a>

South Korean Ferry Capsized With Third Officer At Helm, Investigator Reports

SEOUL, April 18 (Reuters) – The third officer was at the helm of a South Korean ferry when it capsized on Wednesday with 475 people on board, an investigating prosecutor told a news conference on Friday, and the captain may not even have been on the bridge at the time.

“He may have been off the bridge … and the person at the helm at the time was the third officer,” the investigator said.
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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/donovan-mcnabb-jail-day-dui-arrest_n_5170963.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Donovan McNabb Spends Day In Jail For 2013 DUI Arrest</a>

Donovan McNabb Spends Day In Jail For 2013 DUI Arrest

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released Thursday morning. McNabb was arrested Dec. 15 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. He pleaded guilty on March 27 and nine days of his sentence was suspended.

McNabb’s lawyer Stephen Benedetto didn’t immediately return a call Thursday seeking comment.

McNabb played 13 years in the NFL after being drafted with …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gabriel-garcia-marquez-literature_n_5170177.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Most Influential Works Transformed 20th Century Literature</a>

Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Most Influential Works Transformed 20th Century Literature

Esteemed Colombian author, beloved father and husband, and seasoned journalist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City on Thursday at age 87.

The globally celebrated Nobel laureate is widely considered the most influential Spanish writer of the 20th century and has been compared with Hemingway, Faulkner and Mark Twain. Many of his enchanting literary works employed magic realism, a literally style he pioneered that blurs fantasy with reality.

Marquez’s literary works, from short stories to novellas, often involved themes of isolation, family, love, violence and identity.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-alexander/paper-or-foam-for-your-ta_b_5169335.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Paper or Foam -- For Your Take-Out Cup, That Is?</a>

Paper or Foam -- For Your Take-Out Cup, That Is?

Go into Jamba Juice today and you’ll find something new. Your drink will be served in a specially designed double-walled paper cup.

That’s because, back in August 2012, when fifth grader Mia Hansen ordered a smoothie at a Jamba Juice in Carlsbad, California, only to have it served to her in a polystyrene foam cup, she started a petition on Change.org asking the company to stop using foam cups. After her petition received 135,000 signatures in three weeks, Jamba Juice announced it would end its use of foam food service containers. Recently, the company began phasing in …read more

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