Archive for April, 2013

Colbert Busch, Sanford exchange verbal jabs in debate

April 30, 2013
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, trying to revive his political career, and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch traded verbal jabs on his past indiscretions and her liberal political supporters during a spirited debate Monday night — their only scheduled meeting in the race for the state’s vacant 1st Congressional District...
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FBI seeks DNA of Tsarnaev’s widow

April 30, 2013
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By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) – Investigators on Monday removed bags of evidence including some containing DNA samples from the home in Rhode Island where the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been living, according to a person familiar with the investigation.
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Global stocks rise on progress in Italy; S&P 500 at record

April 30, 2013
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By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock indexes and the euro advanced on Monday as the formation of a new government in Italy eased uncertainty about the political future of the country, the third-largest economy in the euro zone, while the S&P 500 closed at a record high.
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Global stocks on progress in Italy; S&P 500 at record

April 30, 2013
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By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock indexes and the euro advanced on Monday as the formation of a new government in Italy eased uncertainty about the political future of the country, the third-largest economy in the euro zone, while the S&P 500 closed at a record high.
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NBA player makes historic announcement

April 29, 2013
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National Basketball Association center Jason Collins on Monday became the first male professional athlete in a major US team sport to reveal that he is gay.
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Obama taps Charlotte mayor for cabinet post

April 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday tapped rising Democratic politician Anthony Foxx to lead the Department of Transportation, an agency at the center of Washington’s fiscal fights.
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT – S&P 500 ends at record high on growth stocks

April 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks extended a rally on Monday, with the S&P 500 unofficially ending at an all-time high as growth-oriented stocks like energy and technology lead the way.
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S&P 500 reaches new high, led by tech

April 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading the stock market higher, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to another record high.
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The good news from Afghanistan

April 29, 2013
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On the Radar Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams, the top U.S. and NATO commander in southern Afghanistan, is confident the country won’t fall back into the grips of the Taliban and other extremists when international forces pull out in two years—pointing to what he calls a “homegrown” rejection of the Taliban and the readiness...
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Chris Christie says Obama ‘kept every promise’ on storm aid

April 29, 2013
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HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that President Barack Obama “has kept every promise he’s made” about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.
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