Archive for February 22nd, 2014

Mexico’s Sinaloa drug chief arrested

February 22, 2014
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel who was the world’s most powerful drug lord was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a condominium in Mazatlan, Mexico, The Associated Press learned Saturday, ending a bloody decades-long career that terrorized swaths of the country.
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Ukraine protesters take Kiev; president says coup

February 22, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Protesters took control of Ukraine’s capital Saturday, seizing the president’s office as parliament voted to remove him and hold new elections. President Viktor Yanukovych described the events as a coup and insisted he would not step down.
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Oscar hopefuls shake different money trees on way to screen

February 22, 2014
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By Ronald Grover LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Joe Newcomb, a failed minor league baseball player who struck it rich as a Texas chemical trader, will be among those crossing their fingers in the Dolby Theatre audience on March 2 when the Academy Awards are handed out.
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Lawyer sues over portrayal as degenerate ‘Rugrat’ in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

February 22, 2014
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By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lawyer has sued Paramount Pictures and the makers of “The Wolf of Wall Street” for $25 million in damages, saying he is portrayed as a toupee-wearing, degenerate drug user in the Oscar-nominated film.
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Opposition: Ukraine’s Yanukovych has left Kiev

February 22, 2014
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Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s emboldened opposition pushed Saturday for Viktor Yanukovych to resign immediately amid reports that the embattled president had left Kiev after striking a deal to end days of bloody unrest.
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More protests as Venezuela leader calls for talks with US

February 22, 2014
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Caracas (AFP) – Opponents of Venezuela’s leftist government prepared for a mass protest rally in Caracas Saturday, one day after President Nicolas Maduro issued a surprise call for talks with the United States.
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Saving Detroit: What next?

February 22, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit presented its first full road map for leaving bankruptcy Friday, outlining an elaborate plan to restructure $18 billion in debt, demolish thousands of blighted homes and invest in the broken-down infrastructure that has made the city a symbol of urban decay.
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Venezuelan protest leader sends jailhouse plea

February 22, 2014
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By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Ore
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S&P 500 may stall near high; Yellen in focus

February 22, 2014
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – After the S&P 500 slipped on Friday and broke a two-week rally, stocks may find tougher sledding in the coming week as investors may be unwilling to push the benchmark index to a record high.
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U.S. government seeks to cut Medicare payments to insurers

February 22, 2014
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By Caroline Humer (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.
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