Iconic folk singer and activist Pete Seeger dead at 94 – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comAmerican folk singing legend and activist Pete Seeger performs in a concert in then East Berlin, East Germany, in 1967. Pete Seeger, the iconic banjo-strumming folk singer and activist who…

Masahiro Tanaka to Yanks for $155M – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff…

Indian Diplomat Leaves US After Indictment in Maid Case – TIME

TIMEIndian diplomat Devyani Khobragade left the United States after being indicted on Thursday by a federal grand jury on counts of visa fraud and making false statements. After weeks of…

Top al-Qaeda-linked commander dies in Lebanese jail – The Hindu

The HinduThe head of the Al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades, who had been earlier nabbed by Lebanese authorities in connection with the bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, has…

Kerry’s first year marked by big risks – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — The first time John Kerry boarded the Boeing 757 he uses to soar around the globe as secretary of state, he bounded up the stairs in a…

Teenager in Beirut bombing ‘selfie’ dies – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA Lebanese teenager seen posing for a group “selfie” in front of a bomb-laden car moments before it exploded in the capital Beirut died of his injuries on Saturday. “The…

Masahiro Tanaka: The Big If – ABC News

ABC NewsYou may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why are major league teams salivating over Masahiro Tanaka? Why is one Japanese team frothing at the mouth? Why…

Lt. Gov.: ‘Duck Dynasty’ important to Louisiana – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s lieutenant governor says the Duck Dynasty reality TV show is important to state tourism — and he could help connect the Robertson family with…

Florida State’s Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK – Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston won the 79th Heisman Trophy in a landslide Saturday night, becoming the second consecutive freshman to take home the award. “I…

Wonder Woman to be played by Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot – The Guardian

The GuardianLittle-known Israeli actor Gal Gadot is to play Wonder Woman in the forthcoming “Batman vs Superman” movie, it has been revealed. Man of Steel 2; Production year: 2015; Country:…

China launches its first moon rover mission – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIJING — China successfully launched a lunar probe into space Monday morning, on a two-week journey to deliver a robotic rover to the surface of the moon. The mission…