Archive for April 13th, 2013

Goal on N. Korea tests U.S.-China ties

April 13, 2013
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BEIJING (AP) — Bound by threats from North Korea, the U.S. and China agreed Saturday to rid the bellicose nation of nuclear weapons in a test of whether the world powers can shelve years of rivalry and discord, and unite in fostering global stability.
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In White House, Newtown mom pleads for gun control

April 13, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shooting used the opportunity to fill in for President Barack Obama during the weekly radio and Internet address to make a personal plea from the White House for action to combat gun violence.
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U.S., China pledge efforts for nuclear-free North Korea

April 13, 2013
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BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China committed Saturday to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons, with the Obama administration gaining at least the rhetorical support of the only government that can exert significant influence over the reclusive North.
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Activists say Syrian airstrike kills 18

April 13, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government airstrike on a town in the country’s northwest killed at least 18 people Saturday, shattering store fronts, setting cars ablaze and sending a giant plume of black and gray smoke over the horizon.
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Seeking calm in Koreas, U.S. looks again to China

April 13, 2013
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BEIJING (AP) — As North Korea prepares a potential missile test and issues threats almost daily, the Obama administration on Saturday looked again for China to force its unruly neighbor to stand down.
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Looking for logic in North Korea’s threats

April 13, 2013
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — To the outside world, the talk often appears to border on the lunatic, with the poor, hungry and electricity-starved nation threatening to lay waste to America’s cities in an atomic firestorm, or to overrun South Korea in a lightning attack.
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Hedge fund urges Jones Group to scale back – WSJ

April 13, 2013
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(Reuters) – Activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group is urging fashion company Jones Group Inc to sell parts of its portfolio, the Wall Street Journal reported citing a person familiar with the matter.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: A year of returns, all before mid-April

April 13, 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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Spring storm socks Midwest, Deep South

April 13, 2013
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a powerful spring storm system spawned 12 tornadoes in six states in recent days.
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Student charged in mall shootings; 2 hurt

April 13, 2013
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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — An 18-year-old college student was charged Friday with shooting and wounding two women at a mall branch of a southwest Virginia community college before he was subdued, the city’s police chief said.
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