Archive for April 17th, 2013

No arrest in bombing, authorities say

April 17, 2013
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Authorities have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings and forcefully denied news reports that an arrest had been made in the attack Wednesday afternoon.
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Obama, Congress members gets poison-tainted letters

April 17, 2013
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Law enforcement authorities announced on Wednesday they had intercepted a potentially poison-laced letter intended for President Barack Obama, and temporarily locked down some Senate office buildings amid rising concerns of a terrorism-by-mail campaign reminiscent of the anthrax attacks that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, strikes. The missive tested positive for the deadly substance ricin.
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Wall Street slumps in broad decline, Apple sinks

April 17, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks dropped 1 percent in a broad decline on Wednesday, with materials and energy shares leading the way lower as commodity prices dropped, while a selloff in Apple shares pressured the Nasdaq.
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Global shares, oil fall on growth concerns; gold rises

April 17, 2013
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By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) – World equity markets and commodities fell on Wednesday as global growth concerns continued to take a heavy toll on investor sentiment and disappointing earnings reports weighed on Wall Street stocks.
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Britain’s Iron Lady laid to rest with full pomp

April 17, 2013
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LONDON (AP) — Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s Iron Lady, was laid to rest Wednesday with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, polarizing political figure.
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Ariz. bill passed makes cities sell turned-in guns

April 17, 2013
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate has joined the House in passing a bill that would require cities and counties to sell guns turned in at community buyback events instead of destroying them.
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Stock futures point to a lower open

April 17, 2013
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Apr 15 (Reuters) – Leading money winners on the 2013 PGATour on Monday (U.S. unless stated): 1. Tiger Woods $4,139,600 2. Brandt Snedeker $3,137,920 3. Matt Kuchar $2,442,389 4. Adam Scott (Australia) $2,100,469 5. Steve Stricker $1,935,340 6. Phil Mickelson $1,764,680 7. Dustin Johnson $1,748,907 8. Jason Day $1,659,565 9. Hunter Mahan $1,553,965 10....
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European stocks hit by growth fears, gold rebounds

April 17, 2013
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Apr 15 (Reuters) – Leading money winners on the 2013 PGATour on Monday (U.S. unless stated): 1. Tiger Woods $4,139,600 2. Brandt Snedeker $3,137,920 3. Matt Kuchar $2,442,389 4. Adam Scott (Australia) $2,100,469 5. Steve Stricker $1,935,340 6. Phil Mickelson $1,764,680 7. Dustin Johnson $1,748,907 8. Jason Day $1,659,565 9. Hunter Mahan $1,553,965 10....
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FBI shares first image of Boston bomb

April 17, 2013
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BOSTON (AP) — Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out — with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel — but said they still didn’t know who did it and why.
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Britain to stage grand funeral for ‘Iron Lady’ Thatcher

April 17, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – London will stage its biggest political funeral in almost half a century on Wednesday when Britain’s governing elite join the Queen and global leaders to bid farewell to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, better known as the “Iron Lady”.
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