Archive for April 10th, 2013

‘North Pond Hermit’ nabbed by Maine police

April 10, 2013
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ROME, Maine (AP) — A man who lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the central Maine woods, who may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other staples, has been captured, authorities said.
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Pentagon plans to cut up to 50,000 jobs

April 10, 2013
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon is looking to reduce the size of its nearly 800,000 civilian workforce by 40,000 to 50,000 employees over the next five years, mainly through attrition as it closes bases and consolidates healthcare facilities, the department’s comptroller said on Wednesday.
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Stocks rise sharply, led by gains in technology

April 10, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies.
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Dow, S&P close at record highs in broad rally

April 10, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks climbed 1 percent on Wednesday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 ending at historic highs as cyclical shares led the way higher for a second straight day.
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Why Obama’s ‘dead’ budget still matters

April 10, 2013
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Why Obama’s ‘dead’ budget still matters

Copies of President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are prepared for delivery …
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South Korea increases surveillance as North moves missiles

April 10, 2013
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By Daum Kim and Phil Stewart SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – South Korea said on Wednesday there was “very high” probability that North Korea, engaged in weeks of threats of war, would launch a medium-range missile at any time as a show of strength despite diplomatic efforts to soften its position.
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Wall Street rises, S&P hits fresh all-time high

April 10, 2013
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By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Wednesday and the S&P 500 climbed to a new all-time record as investors scooped up technology and financial shares that have lagged gains in other sectors recently.
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US stock markets open higher

April 10, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed at its second all-time high in a week.
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S. Korea increases surveillance vs. North

April 10, 2013
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By Daum Kim and Phil Stewart SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – South Korea said on Wednesday it has asked China, North Korea‘s only major ally, to rein in the hermit state and has raised its surveillance after the North moved at least one long-range missile in readiness for a possible launch.
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Student charged in Texas college stabbings

April 10, 2013
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CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — A student who told police he’d fantasized for years about stabbing people to death was charged Tuesday with carrying out a building-to-building attack at a Texas community college that wounded at least 14 people, many of whom were stabbed in the face and neck, authorities said.
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