Archive for February 23rd, 2013

U.S. Justice, Gulf states crafting BP oil spill settlement deal: WSJ

February 23, 2013
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(Reuters) – The U.S. government and Gulf Coast states are considering offering BP Plc a deal under which it pays $16 billion to settle civil suits stemming from the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
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Third straight weekend storm heads towards New England

February 23, 2013
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BOSTON (Reuters) – New England faced it third straight weekend of storms that will dump a messy, extended mix of wet snow and freezing rain across the region, meteorologists said Saturday.
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Vatican blasts media for ‘false’ reports

February 23, 2013
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican lashed out Saturday at the media for what it said has been a run of defamatory and false reports before the conclave to elect Pope Benedict XVI‘s successor, saying they were an attempt to influence the election.
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New England braces for third snowstorm in three weekends

February 23, 2013
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BOSTON (Reuters) – New England braced for its third snowstorm in three weekends on Saturday, putting crews to work sanding roads and trimming trees ahead of the snow, sleet and freezing rain moving in from the Midwest.
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Obama administration urges justices to overturn anti-gay marriage law

February 23, 2013
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration outlined its argument on Friday why the U.S. Supreme Court should strike down a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and woman.
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NY Times received bid of over $100 million for Boston Globe – WSJ

February 23, 2013
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(Reuters) – The New York Times Co last month received a formal bid that valued its Boston Globe subsidiary at more than $100 million, with about a third of the value from buyers assuming some of the newspapers’ pension liabilities, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.
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New York Times received bid of over $100 million for Boston Globe: WSJ

February 23, 2013
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(Reuters) – The New York Times Co last month received a formal bid that valued its Boston Globe subsidiary at more than $100 million, with about a third of the value from buyers assuming some of the newspapers’s pension liabilities, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.
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U.S. troops to set up drone base in Niger

February 23, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that about 100 American troops have been deployed to the African nation of Niger. Two U.S. defense officials said the troops would be setting up a base for unarmed drones to conduct surveillance.
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6 underground nuclear tanks leaking

February 23, 2013
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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday.
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