Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

From left, director One9, recording artist Nas and writer Erik Parker attend the world premiere of "Time Is Illmatic" at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.



White wash: Yanks sweep Cubs 3-0, 2-0

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers in the third inning of Game 1 of an interleague baseball doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — There was nothing mysterious about Michael Pineda's performance this time. Masahiro Tanaka's dominant outing was pretty straight forward, too.



Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.
Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $285.6 mn: report

A man walks past the office entrance of Sina Weibo, widely known as China's version of Twitter, in Beijing on April 16, 2014Sina Weibo has sold fewer shares than expected in its US IPO which has been priced below expectations, a report said Thursday, ahead of its listing which takes place after selloffs on Wall Street. The Beijing-based firm, often described as China's version of Twitter, sold 16.8 million US depositary shares at $17, raising $285.6 million before the sale of any additional shares to underwriters, Dow Jones Newswires said, quoting two people familiar with the deal. Those figures are well below the 20 million shares and $340 million which it had been aiming for -- reflecting a cautious mood after the tech-weighted Nasdaq index tumbled for more than three weeks. In March, Weibo had estimated the value of its initial public offering at as much as $500 million.



Penguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Sutter (16) puts the puck over Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) and Fedor Tyutin (51) for a goal in the third period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Penguins won 4-3, with Sutter's goal being the game-winner. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn't in the playoffs "just to go to school."





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