Archive for April, 2013

Lawmakers: Syria chemical weapons could menace U.S..

April 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Syria‘s stockpile of chemical weapons could be a greater threat after that nation’s president leaves power and could end up targeting Americans at home, lawmakers warned Sunday as they considered a U.S. response that stops short of sending military forces there.
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Lawmaker: FBI checking training angle in bombing

April 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the FBI is investigating in the United States and overseas to determine whether the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing received training that helped them carry out the attack.
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Obama pokes fun at himself at Correspondents’ Dinner

April 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from a “strapping young Muslim Socialist” to retiree golfer, all with a new hairstyle like first lady Michelle’s.
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Owner arrested as Bangladesh building toll reaches 372

April 28, 2013
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By Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) – The owner of a factory building that collapsed in Bangladesh killing hundreds of garment workers was arrested on Sunday trying to flee to India, police said, as fears grew that the death toll could rise sharply with as many as 900 still missing.
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Obama pokes fun at himself at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

April 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from a “strapping young Muslim Socialist” to retiree golfer, all with a new hairstyle like first lady Michelle’s.
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Russia caught bomb suspect on wiretap

April 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call.
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CA-BUSINESS Summary

April 28, 2013
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TSX slides as mining, energy issues stumble TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada‘s main stock market finished lower on Friday as natural resource stocks slumped and market sentiment soured following U.S. economic growth data that fell short of expectations. U.S. gross domestic product expanded at a 2.5 percent rate, an increase from the fourth quarter’s dismal...
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Moody’s, S&P settle lawsuits over debt ratings

April 28, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and investment bank Morgan Stanley have settled two lawsuits dating back to the financial crisis that accused them of hiding risky investments.
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Miss. man arrested in ricin letters case

April 27, 2013
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has been arrested in the case, according to the FBI.
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FBI removes boat used by Boston bombing suspect

April 27, 2013
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By Karen Brooks (Reuters) – Investigators have removed from its Watertown, Massachusetts, backyard the now-famous boat used as a hiding spot by one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, and have taken it to an evidence storage facility, the FBI said on Saturday.
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