Archive for April 19th, 2014

Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt ‘tough’

April 19, 2014
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BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead...
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Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

April 19, 2014
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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in...
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‘Slumping’ Barbie sales hurt toy giant Mattle’s Q1 earnings

April 19, 2014
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New York, Apr 19 (ANI): Toymaker Mattle’s sales of its iconic Barbie dolls have reportedly tumbled 14 percent in the first quarter.
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Russia says U.S. treating it like ‘guilty schoolboy’

April 19, 2014
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Friday described as unacceptable a U.S. threat to impose sanctions if Russia fails to fulfil its side of an international deal on Ukraine, accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a “guilty schoolboy”.
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U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

April 19, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.
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5 features an Amazon phone might offer

April 19, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.
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Providence, RI, sues firms over stock trades

April 19, 2014
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Providence, R.I., is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading.
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