Archive for May, 2014

Asian shares, dollar cheer Wall Street record

May 28, 2014
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By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Wednesday and the dollar held near an eight-week high against a basket of currencies, as investors cheered upbeat U.S. economic data and another record close for the S&P 500.
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Oldest-ever congressman facing tough primary test

May 27, 2014
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 91-year-old Texas congressman who first won his seat when Jimmy Carter was president faced the toughest test of his political career Tuesday from a Republican primary challenger barely half his age.
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Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet

May 27, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board.
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Nigerian military: We know where missing girls are

May 27, 2014
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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria’s highest ranking military officer on Monday gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.
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Ukraine launches airstrike on pro-Moscow rebels

May 27, 2014
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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president-elect said Monday he wants to begin talks with Moscow and end a pro-Russia insurgency in the east, but the rebels escalated the conflict by occupying a major airport, and the government in Kiev responded with an airstrike.
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Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops

May 25, 2014
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BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America’s longest war.
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Suspect in Calif. rampage blamed aloof women

May 25, 2014
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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — In YouTube videos and a long written manifesto, Elliot Rodger aired his contempt for everyone from his roommates to the whole human race, reserving special hate for two groups: The women he says kept him a virgin for all of his 22 years, and the men they chose instead.
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Pope lands in Bethlehem, nod to Palestinian state

May 25, 2014
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BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pope Francis landed Sunday in the West Bank town of Bethlehem in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state as he began a busy second day of his Mideast pilgrimage.
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Sheriff: Calif. gunman killed 3 at home

May 25, 2014
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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would “take great pleasure...
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Obama to discuss foreign policy crisis in West Point address

May 25, 2014
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President Obama will use his commencement speech at West Point this week to defend his handling of an ever-widening array of foreign policy crises and to outline top national security goals for his fast-shrinking time in office, officials say.
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