Archive for April 12th, 2013

Girl chases down lawmaker to protest Tenn. welfare bill

April 12, 2013
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An 8-year-old followed Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield around the Tennessee state Capitol in an effort to convince the lawmaker to drop a bill that would link children’s academic performance to a family’s welfare benefits.
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‘Not your typical juvenile crime’

April 12, 2013
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‘Not your typical juvenile crime’

This undated photo provided by her family via attorney Robert Allard shows Audrie Pot. (AP/Family photo provided …
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Stocks end a four-day advance as energy slides

April 12, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — A four-day surge in the stock market came to an end on Friday as falling commodity prices brought down energy and mining companies.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: A year of returns, all before mid-April

April 12, 2013
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 stock index’s stunning run since the start of the year has made many bullish analysts look conservative.
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Majority now supports gay marriage: Poll

April 12, 2013
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Majority now supports gay marriage: Poll

Gay marriage supporters outside the Supreme Court (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
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U.S. warns N. Korea on missile launch

April 12, 2013
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By Arshad Mohammed and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea on Friday it would be a “huge mistake” to test launch a medium-range missile and said the United States would never accept the reclusive country as a nuclear power.
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TSX falls sharply as gold miners feel bullion’s pain

April 12, 2013
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By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada‘s main stock index fell sharply on Friday, with gold miners leading a broad sell-off as the price of bullion plummeted and as contracting U.S. retail sales data signaled flagging momentum in Canada‘s largest export market.
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A weak start on Wall Street; energy stocks slide

April 12, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies led the stock market lower Friday as the price of oil sank 2 percent. Major indexes were still on track to end the week with strong gains.
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Despite armed guards, Africa’s rhinos losing battle to poachers

April 12, 2013
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By Jon Herskovitz KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (Reuters) – Five days after the rhino was gunned down, its carcass had been picked apart by scavengers while the poachers who killed the threatened animal had probably taken its valuable horn over the South African border into Mozambique.
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Kerry visits S. Korea amid missile fears

April 12, 2013
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in South Korea on Friday on an unusual diplomatic journey, traveling directly into a region bracing for a possible North Korean missile test and risking that his presence alone could spur Pyongyang into another headline-seeking provocation.
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