Archive for June 4th, 2013

Rising Mississippi River threatens towns

June 4, 2013
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mississippi River communities scrambling Tuesday to fend off the rain-engorged waterway got discouraging news: More rains looming across much of the nation’s midsection threatened to slow the potential retreat of the renegade river.
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Judge accepts Holmes’ insanity plea

June 4, 2013
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Judge accepts Holmes’ insanity plea

Attorney Daniel King shows James Holmes his advisement at Tuesday’s hearing. (AP)
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Can NATO stop Syrian bloodshed?

June 4, 2013
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Power Players The Secretary General of NATO has a secret tool for effective diplomacy: the bicycle.
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About 140 arrested in NC during NAACP protest

June 4, 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — About 140 people have been arrested during the latest weekly demonstration led by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP against the state’s Republican-led General Assembly.
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Stocks move higher in early trading on Wall Street

June 4, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news about home prices and trade helped push the stock market up in early Tuesday trading.
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Wall St edges up after data; Fed speakers due

June 4, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street edged higher at the open on Tuesday as data showed the trade deficit widened in April and several Federal Reserve officials were on tap to speak.
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Ahold earnings rise on sale of ICA chain

June 4, 2013
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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch owner of U.S. grocery chains Stop & Shop and Giant, says its first-quarter earnings rose sharply on the sale of the Scandinavian unit ICA. It said Tuesday underlying business was flat as shrinking margins offset rising sales.
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Vodafone looking at Kabel Deutschland again – paper

June 4, 2013
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Vodafone is looking at a possible takeover of Germany’s biggest cable company Kabel Deutschland again, the Wall Street Journal Deutschland reported, citing several people familiar with the matter.
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Who will Chris Christie appoint in N.J.?

June 4, 2013
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The Senate vacancy caused by the death of New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg was immediately enmeshed in national politics, the possible presidential ambitions of Gov. Chris Christie and conflicting laws about how to fill the vacancy.
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Residents return, survey damage of Calif. wildfire

June 4, 2013
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PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — All that was left of his two-story home with a stunning panoramic view was black twisted metal and ashes.
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