Archive for April 24th, 2013

Thousands honor slain MIT officer

April 24, 2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier was remembered Wednesday for his dedication to law enforcement and his love of people as thousands gathered at a campus memorial.
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Five murdered in Ill. town; suspect dies after shootout

April 24, 2013
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MANCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Five people were found shot to death Wednesday at a house in a tiny west-central Illinois town and a suspect was fatally wounded in a police chase and exchange of gunfire with officers, authorities said.
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Weak earnings prospects weigh on stocks

April 24, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointing quarterly results, including a subscriber slump at AT&T and a weak profit forecast from Procter & Gamble, held back the stock market Wednesday.
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Dow slips, S&P edges up as durable goods, Apple drag

April 24, 2013
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By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow dipped while the S&P 500 edged up on Wednesday as a sharp drop in durable goods orders last month added to worries about slower economic activity and Apple‘s results disappointed investors.
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VW earnings lower as Europe weighs on revenue

April 24, 2013
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BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen AG reaffirmed its full-year earnings outlook Wednesday even after it reported a 38 percent fall in first-quarter profit as sagging demand in Europe weighed on revenues.
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Futures propelled by strong US corporate earns

April 24, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are again being driven higher by a steady stream of companies exceeding Wall Street’s quarterly earnings expectations.
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Bird strain is ‘one of most lethal’ flu viruses

April 24, 2013
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By Sui-Lee Wee and Kate Kelland BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) – A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Wednesday.
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70 dead in Bangladesh building collapse

April 24, 2013
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SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh’s capital Wednesday morning, killing at least 70 people and trapping many more in the rubble, officials said.
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Mother of bombing suspects has outstanding warrant

April 24, 2013
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The mother of accused Boston Marathon bombers has continued to defend her two sons from her home in Dagestan, Russia, but if she attempts to return to the United States to bury her older son, or care for the boy that remains hospitalized, she could face arrest on an outstanding warrant for shoplifting.
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Former ricin suspect: ‘I love this country’

April 24, 2013
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By Robbie Ward TUPELO, Mississippi (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors dropped charges on Tuesday against a Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge, according to court documents.
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