Archive for April 14th, 2013

Close vote seen on background checks on gun buyers

April 14, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers gained the backing of one Republican and the potential support of a second Sunday as sponsors said the vote expected this week was too close to call.
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1 dead, 1 missing in avalanches east of Seattle

April 14, 2013
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SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — A woman who had been buried in five feet of snow has died, and one man was still missing Sunday morning after a pair of spring avalanches struck separate groups hiking in the mountains each of Seattle, authorities in Washington state said.
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Kerry warns N. Korea but seeks peaceful solution

April 14, 2013
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By Arshad Mohammed and Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday vowed the United States would protect its Asian allies against any provocative acts by North Korea but stressed that Washington wants a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the region.
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China WHO chief: Beijing H7N9 case not surprising

April 14, 2013
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BEIJING (AP) — A World Health Organization official said Sunday that it wasn’t surprising that a new strain of bird flu has spread to China‘s capital after sickening dozens in the eastern part of the country.
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New bird flu cases in central China

April 14, 2013
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Two people in the central Chinese province of Henan have been infected by a new strain of avian influenza, the first cases found in the region and bringing the total number nationwide to 51, Xinhua state news agency said on Sunday.
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Investigators probe Lion Air crash in Bali

April 14, 2013
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BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators have started working to determine what caused a new Lion Air passenger jet to miss a runway while landing on the resort island of Bali, crashing into the sea without causing any fatalities.
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