Archive for December 7th, 2013

War vet detained by North Korea arrives in U.S.

December 7, 2013
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By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An 85-year-old Korean War veteran held for more than a month by North Korea as a war criminal arrived in San Francisco on Saturday to be reunited with his family
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Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary

December 7, 2013
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 2,500 gathered at Pearl Harbor on Saturday to remember those killed in the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
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N. Korea deports U.S. tourist and Korean War vet

December 7, 2013
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman’s attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
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No sign of weekend thaw after deadly storm

December 7, 2013
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By Karen Brooks AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are forecast to hit the eastern United States this weekend, and temperatures will stay below zero in the west, the National Weather Service said, after a deadly winter storm slammed the nation’s midsection on Friday.
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CFTC chief said to win Volcker rule ban for foreign banks: Bloomberg

December 7, 2013
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(Reuters) – Commodity Futures Trading Commission chief Gary Gensler has convinced regulators to insert new language into the Volcker rule restricting foreign banks from evading the rule, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
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JPMorgan in talks with U.S. Attorney over Madoff warnings: WSJ

December 7, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is looking into why JPMorgan Chase & Co did not file a suspicious activity report about Bernard Madoff before he was arrested for running a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people close to the probe.
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N. Korea frees U.S. veteran Merrill Newman

December 7, 2013
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By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina
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Icy storm slams Southwest, shuts down North Texas

December 7, 2013
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DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain and stinging winds slammed the Southwest Friday and made a strangely blank landscape out of normally sun-drenched North Texas: mostly empty highways covered in a sometimes impassable frost, closed schools and businesses, and millions of residents hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend.
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Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport

December 7, 2013
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BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence to hit the chaotic capital in nine months.
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Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa

December 7, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
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