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  • The secret service agent assigned to first lady Jacqueline Kennedy has broken his long silence with a memoir of the time, "Mrs. Kennedy and Me."

    Clint Hill, the former agent who was code named Dazzle, told the "Today" show he was on the scene for major joyful eventslike the birth of John F. Kennedy, Jr. Hill said he paced the floor like "an expectant father."  Hill was also at the first lady's side for vacations in Hyannisport, Mass., and trips abroad.

    But the moment that has haunted the agent was the day the president was shot, Nov. 22, 1963. As footage from the day shows, Hill was riding the sideboard of the car behind the president and first lady in the Dallas motorcade. As the bullet pierced the president's skull, Hill is seen running from his car to the president and first lady's car while Jackie leans over the back of the car.

    When Hill reached her, he helped her retrieve some of the splatter from the shot. He recounted, "She said, 'They shot his head off.' She said, 'Oh, Jack,

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  • The best readers’ comments on Mega Millions

    Tammy Redlen (C) and Sierra Luchien (L) are jubilant as they walk in Bluebird liquor store after waiting in line for nearly three hours to purchase their Mega Millions lottery ticket on March 29, 2012 in Hawthorne, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    The Mega Millions $640 million jackpot produced three winning tickets on Friday night. After the drawing, as the nation began to settle down from its lottery frenzy, thousands of Yahoo! readers commented on not beating the odds in order to strike it rich.

    Some of the comments were hilarious, others showed honesty. And, as always, a few were a little too disturbing for general consumption.

    Here are the top 10 editors' picks:

    10) Maggy (Providence, Rhode Island): "I guess 1,2,3,4,5 with a Mega ball of 6 was a bad choice?"

    9) Stugots: "Oh well I was going to split it with all the Yahoo comment posters maybe next week."

    8) Brian (Mt. Prospect, Illinois): "Guess i told my boss 'to shove it' a little earlier than i should have..."

    7) Gracie: "I won Ten Dollars, Please no Phone calls."

    6) Queenie: "Is any Lotto money still going to ED-Joo-KAY-shun?"

    5) Norman: "Well honey, there is bad news and there is good news.......the bad news is that we didn't win anything in the MegaLottery......the

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  • Earth Hour observed all over the world

    What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights?

    A glimpse will be offered today when millions of participants all over the globe -- from Egypt's Tahrir Square to Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral -- are expected to turn their lights off for an hour in honor of Earth Hour.

    Sydney's symbolic Opera House and Harbor Bridge were a couple of the first places to go dark, as Australians took part in the global effort to raise awareness over climate change and show the need for sustainability. The event takes place worldwide on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, during which time people are encouraged to turn off their lights for 60 minutes.

    The landmark India Gate in New Delhi, India as it is lit, at left, and then in darkness when the lights are turned out for one hour to mark Earth Hour, Saturday, March 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

    The Associated Press reports that hundreds of landmarks around the world, including New York's Empire State Building, Big Ben in London, the Great Wall of China and Tokyo Tower, will all go dark for an hour.

    It only makes sense that Sydney would be one of the first to celebrate the darkness, since Earth Hour began in the

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  • Divorce sheds light on Michael Moore's wealth
    Divorce sheds light on Michael Moore's wealth

    Oscar-winning director Michael Moore, famous for documentaries challenging capitalism, has divorced his wife of 22 years following a civil court proceeding in Michigan that drew attention to his wealth. "'Kathleen and Michael have mutually and amicably reached a divorce settlement'," read a posting this week on Moore's Facebook page, confirming his split from Kathleen Glynn, 56. Moore -- whose films include "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Bowling for Columbine" and "Capitalism: A Love Story" and whose net worth has been estimated at $50 million -- filed for divorce a year ago. He is currently busy finalizing the 10th edition of his Traverse City film festival in Michigan, opening Tuesday.

  • Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go home
    Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go home

    By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay. In a White House meeting with the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, Obama had a tough-love message: his administration had compassion for the children, but not many would qualify for humanitarian relief or refugee status. The meeting came as Obama struggles to contain a border crisis triggered by the tens of thousands of children who have crossed the Texas border with Mexico in recent months.

  • World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home
    World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal.

  • Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA
    Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

    Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back to the 18th century," NASA said. The extreme space weather that tore through Earth's orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years, according to a statement posted on the US space agency website Wednesday. "If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire," said Daniel Baker, professor of atmospheric and space physics at the University of Colorado. Instead the storm cloud hit the STEREO-A spacecraft, a solar observatory that is "almost ideally equipped to measure the parameters of such an event," NASA said.

  • Exclusive: Sen. John Walsh responds to revelations that he plagiarized Army War College paper
    Exclusive: Sen. John Walsh responds to revelations that he plagiarized Army War College paper

    A doctor prescribed Montana Democratic Sen. John Walsh medication for symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after he returned from an Army deployment in Iraq, but he was not formally diagnosed with PTSD, the senator confirmed to Yahoo News following revelations this week that he had plagiarized a paper to receive his masters degree at the Army War College in 2007.

  • 15,000 Russian Troops Reportedly Reach Ukrainian Border
    15,000 Russian Troops Reportedly Reach Ukrainian Border

    Reuters has reported that Russia has now amassed 15,000 troops along the Ukrainian border, according to information supplied by a U.S. ambassador to NATO.

  • Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again
    Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

    Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers.

  • WTF of the week: Apple could be ‘obsolete’ in 2-3 years
    WTF of the week: Apple could be ‘obsolete’ in 2-3 years

    At some point in the future, Apple will no longer be the consumer technology giant it is today. It will become obsolete. Its products will no longer be trendy. Other companies will innovate and drive Apple out of markets it had once dominated. It’s inevitable. It might happen in 10 years or it might happen in 100 years, but it will happen. One of the few things we can safely assume, however is that it will not happen in the next 2-3 years — unless you’re Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital. Apple is getting ready for the biggest holiday quarter in the history of any technology company. It’s about to launch fresh new iPhone 6 handsets with larger displays, and it

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