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China's Li seeks stronger economic ties with India|
Tue, 21 May 2013 05:15:23 -0400
Crews dig through night after deadly Okla. twister
Tue, 21 May 2013 05:13:30 -0400
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Spotlights bore down on massive piles of shredded cinder block, insulation and metal as crews worked through the night early Tuesday lifting bricks and parts of collapsed walls where a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said.
British inflation eases by more than expected
Tue, 21 May 2013 05:01:35 -0400
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that consumer price inflation in Britain eased in April, largely on the back of lower fuel prices and airfares.
AP photographer describes destroyed Okla. school
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:59:25 -0400
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — I left the office as soon as I saw the tornado warnings on TV. I had photographed about a dozen twisters before in the past decade, and knew that if I didn't get in my car before the funnel cloud hit, it would be too late.
Owner: Chinese boat's captain beaten by NKoreans
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:58:23 -0400
BEIJING (AP) — Gunmen wearing North Korean military uniforms beat up the captain of a seized Chinese fishing boat and stole its fuel during two weeks of captivity, but eventually released the boat and crew Tuesday without the ransom they had demanded, the boat owner said.
Death in Zimbabwe results in unusual US charge
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:44:20 -0400
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The facts laid out by prosecutors are plain: In 2008, a U.S. government employee on assignment in Zimbabwe drove through the capital of Harare in his government-issued Toyota Land Cruiser and struck and killed a 34-year-old Zimbabwe man.
Myanmar Muslims jailed for killing Buddhist monk
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:40:15 -0400
MEIKHTILA, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced seven Muslims to prison — one of them to a life term — in the killing of a Buddhist monk amid deadly sectarian violence that was overwhelmingly directed against minority Muslims but has produced no serious charges against the members of the country's Buddhist majority.
Officials: More attacks in Iraq; 7 killed
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:38:58 -0400
BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say new attacks in Iraq have killed seven people and wounded dozens.
In tornado's wake, worried parents seek out kids
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:22:57 -0400
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The parents and guardians stood in the muddy grass outside a suburban Oklahoma City church, listening intently as someone with a bullhorn called out the names of children who were being dropped off — survivors of Monday's deadly tornado.
Chinese fishing boat, crew released by North Korea
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:20:15 -0400
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese boat and 16 fishermen seized for ransom by armed North Koreans more than two weeks ago were released Tuesday, easing the latest irritant in relations between the neighboring allies.
Head of embattled G4S security force retires
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:19:32 -0400
LONDON (AP) — The chief executive of security firm G4S is to retire after a tumultuous year that saw the company fail to fulfill its Olympic contract.
Vodafone keeps Verizon payout after European weakness
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:15:51 -0400
By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone posted the largest ever fall in its main revenue measure on Tuesday, forcing it to keep a dividend from its healthy U.S. arm to compensate for a slump in southern Europe. The world's second largest mobile operator, at the centre of intense speculation as to whether it will sell its stake in U.S. business Verizon Wireless in one of the world's largest deals, said it had also been hit hard by regulatory cuts and the timing of last year's leap year. ...
Justin Bieber's monkey to become German property
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:49:18 -0400
Former IRS commissioner heads to Hill amid scandal
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:39:17 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are getting their first chance to question the former head of the Internal Revenue Service, the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups.
Policy, discretion guide media sources probes
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:32:59 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize because the bureau had improperly obtained reporters' telephone records four years earlier.
Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Afghanistan
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:30:20 -0400
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful roadside bomb killed six policemen in western Afghanistan on Tuesday when their vehicle hit the explosives buried in the road, an Afghan official said.
Charismatic Las Vegas mob lawyer mayor pens memoir
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:25:41 -0400
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oscar Goodman ran Las Vegas for 12 years with a showgirl on his arm and a martini in his fist.
Police close Susan Powell case, offer new details
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:14:23 -0400
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Josh Powell reportedly had an affair just months before his wife disappeared and his brother may have been "heavily involved" in getting rid of her body, Utah police revealed as they announced they couldn't solve the sensational case.
O'Malley using agenda, fundraising to explore 2016
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:11:23 -0400
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — His latest legislative achievements put him in the vanguard of his party's liberal base. He's been a top fundraiser for President Barack Obama. And he's ramping up his travel to help fellow Democrats around the country.
Arias speaks on own behalf as jury considers death|
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:11:11 -0400
PHOENIX (AP) — When Jodi Arias addresses the jury in her murder trial one more time, the big question will be whether she pleads for mercy or repeats what she told a TV reporter minutes after her conviction: She would rather be executed than spend the rest of her life in prison.
Red Wings beat Blackhawks to take 2-1 series lead
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:09:29 -0400
DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were controlling the puck and dominating play early in the second period. It took all of a half-minute for the Detroit Red Wings to swing the momentum.
Israel returns fire following shooting from Syria
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:05:39 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says gunfire from Syria hit an Israeli patrol on the Golan Heights overnight, damaging a vehicle and prompting the troops to fire back.
Slow pokes: Acupuncture helps hypothermic turtles
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:04:19 -0400
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Two endangered sea turtles that are shells of their former selves after getting stranded on Cape Cod during a cold spell are getting some help easing back into the wild — from an acupuncturist.
Quotations of the day
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:02:28 -0400
"I got a phone call from her screaming, 'Help! Help! I can't breathe. My house is on top of me!'" — Tiffany Thronesberry, who heard from her mother, Barbara Jarrell, shortly after a tornado roared through Oklahoma City's suburbs.
Committee nears final big immigration decisions
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:00:39 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to nail down an elusive compromise on high-tech visas and may punt a controversy over gay marriage to the full Senate as it makes final drafting decisions on immigration legislation that grants a shot at citizenship to millions living in the country illegally.
Senate to debate crop insurance in farm bill
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:59:47 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.
Senate panel nears final big immigration decisions
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:59:01 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to nail down an elusive compromise on high-tech visas and may punt a controversy over gay marriage to the full Senate as it makes final decisions on immigration legislation giving a shot at citizenship to millions living in the country illegally.
White House says more farm subsidy cuts needed
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:57:50 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is debating cuts to the federal crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.
Should we let wunderkinds drop out of high school?
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:57:14 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she "could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn't relevant to what he wanted to learn."
Many children among 91 feared dead in tornado-hit Oklahoma
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:54:46 -0400
By Alice Mannette and Ian Simpson MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - At least 91 people, including 20 children, were feared killed when a 2 mile wide tornado tore through an Oklahoma City suburb, trapping victims beneath the rubble as one elementary school took a direct hit and another was destroyed. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster area in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local efforts in Moore after the deadliest U.S. tornado since one killed 161 people in Joplin, Missouri, two years ago. ...
Anti-IRS protest planned at Ohio federal building
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:44:23 -0400
CINCINNATI (AP) — Tea party activists want to show their unhappiness over extra IRS scrutiny with protest rallies.
Ghana hopes to shield economy from African oil curse
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:42:23 -0400
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA (Reuters) - Oil brought riches to Nigeria but also ravaged its economy and fuelled corruption and conflict. Now nearby Ghana has begun production and wants to take the wealth but dodge the oil curse. Ghana is used to resource riches: it is already the world's number two cocoa producer and Africa's second-largest gold miner. But there are signs it is struggling to manage the new oil money and some people are disappointed. ...
Nats reliever breaks pitching hand punching locker
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:41:44 -0400
Tornado death toll expected to rise to 91: medical examiner
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:41:11 -0400
MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - The official death toll from the tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore is expected to rise to 91 from 51, the Oklahoma medical examiner's office said early on Tuesday. The office had not yet received the 40 more bodies that had been retrieved from the rubble in Moore, but had been told by emergency services to expect them, an official said. (Reporting by Nick Carey; Editing by Alison Williams)
Killing of gay man in NYC draws protesters
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:40:43 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — The killing of a gay man who police say was taunted with homophobic slurs drew thousands of people to the scene of the crime to restore a sense of safety to one of the nation's most gay-friendly neighborhoods.
Easier travel ahead for Conn. commuters
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:38:16 -0400
Giants' Vogelsong wins at last but injures hand
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:35:49 -0400
Libya war weapons may be killing central Africa elephants: UN
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:30:54 -0400
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Armed groups in central Africa are using powerful weapons, some of which may be left over from the civil war in Libya, to kill elephants for their ivory, the United Nations said on Monday. In a report to the U.N. Security Council, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said elephant poaching was a growing security concern, particularly in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad and Gabon. ...
Obama to travel to Africa in late June
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:24:26 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will travel to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in late June and early July to reinforce U.S. ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the White House said on Monday. "The trip will underscore the president's commitment to broadening and deepening cooperation between the United States and the people of sub-Saharan Africa to advance regional and global peace and prosperity," the White House said in a statement. Obama will meet with leaders from government, business and civil society, the White House said. ...
Nigeria says has Islamists on defensive
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:23:41 -0400
By Joe Brock MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Nigeria claimed an early success for its military offensive against Islamist insurgents in the northeast on Monday, saying the militants' activities had been stifled by nearly a week of attacks on their bases. Military officers in the combat zone, deep in a semi-desert frontier region, said operations continued and that troops faced considerable opposition from well-armed Boko Haram fighters. ...