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Authorities advise state companies to send employees to Russian resorts - Putin
RT.com | Thu Apr 24, 2014 14:03 UTC
State corporations have been advised to send their staff on vacations to Russian resorts, and President Vladimir Putin has told reporters that in his view private Russian companies should follow suit.

Bahamas police arrest 2 in go-fast boat, seize drugs worth $1.3 million
Foxnews: World | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:57 UTC
Police in the Bahamas have arrested two boaters whom officers say were carrying bales of marijuana worth an estimated $1.3 million.

Puerto Rico Govt Seeks to Lure Wealthy Investors
ABC News (US): International | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:55 UTC
Puerto Rico Govt Seeks to Lure Wealthy Investors

Done deal: Argentina's Congress approves $5 billion payoff to Spain's Repsol for YPF takeover
Foxnews: World | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:55 UTC
Argentina is hoping to have an easier time attracting international investors to exploit its oil and gas fields now that its Congress has approved a $5 billion payoff to Spain's Grupo Repsol for the controlling stake in the YPF oil company it seized.

Moscow Court Extends Navalny's House Arrest
ABC News (US): International | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:54 UTC
Moscow Court Extends Navalny's House Arrest

Abdullah Holds Leads in New Afghan Vote Results
ABC News (US): International | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:53 UTC
Abdullah Holds Leads in New Afghan Vote Results

At least 2 dead in clash in eastern Ukraine
Foxnews: World | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:44 UTC
The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia insurgents report at least two deaths on the pro-Russia side during clashes in east Ukraine.

Ukraine troops launch assault on rebel stronghold, take checkpoint
France 24: World | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:44 UTC
Ukrainian troops on Thursday launched an assault on the eastern rebel stronghold of Slaviansk, taking control of a checkpoint north of the city and prompting rebels to evacuate civilians from the occupied city hall and take up defensive positions.

Ukraine troops launch assault on rebel stronghold, take checkpoint
France 24: World | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:44 UTC
Ukrainian troops on Thursday launched an assault on the eastern rebel stronghold of Slaviansk, taking control of a checkpoint north of the city and prompting rebels to evacuate civilians from the occupied city hall and take up defensive positions.

Ukraine troops launch assault on rebel stronghold, take checkpoint
France 24: World | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:44 UTC
Ukrainian troops on Thursday launched an assault on the eastern rebel stronghold of Slaviansk, taking control of a checkpoint north of the city and prompting rebels to evacuate civilians from the occupied city hall and take up defensive positions.

Three US Doctors Shot Dead At Kabul Hospital
Sky News | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:43 UTC
The wounded gunman has surgery at the hospital where he killed the three doctors - two of whom were father and son.

More Sanctions 'Teed Up' for Russia, Warns Obama
NBC News | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:41 UTC
President Barack Obama talks about additional steps the U.S. may take against Russia over the situation in the Ukraine.

Cornish granted UK minority status
BBC: Europe | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:37 UTC
Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

Strong Earthquake Rattles Vancouver Island
Sky News | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:22 UTC
The powerful quake struck in the Pacific Ocean and is the tenth significant quake in the Ring of Fire region in two weeks.

Russia's Putin Calls the Internet a 'CIA Project'
ABC News (US): International | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:17 UTC
Russia's Putin Calls the Internet a 'CIA Project'

Material on Australian Shore Not From Malaysia Jet
ABC News (US): International | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:17 UTC
Material on Australian Shore Not From Malaysia Jet

Anti-Muslim Comments Jolt World's Biggest Election
NBC News | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:10 UTC
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A longtime ally of the man tipped to be India's next leader has been caught on camera making anti-Islamic comments, raising questions ...

Bahamas Police Seize Drugs Worth $1.3 Million
ABC News (US): International | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:07 UTC
Bahamas Police Seize Drugs Worth $1.3 Million

Argentina's Congress Approves $5B Repsol Indemnity
ABC News (US): International | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:07 UTC
Argentina's Congress Approves $5B Repsol Indemnity

Afghan Hospital Guard Kills 3 American Doctors
ABC News (US): International | Thu Apr 24, 2014 13:07 UTC
Afghan Hospital Guard Kills 3 American Doctors

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Timeline: Michigan's Affirmative Action Battle
Al Jazeera America | Wed Apr 23, 2014 21:21 UTC
Supreme Court upholds Michigan's affirmative action ban in college admissions. How did it get to this point?

How did the affirmative action ban get to the Supreme Court?
Al Jazeera America | Wed Apr 23, 2014 21:21 UTC
Supreme Court upholds Michigan's affirmative action ban in college admissions. How did it get to this point?

Transcript: Man Shot by US Marshal Vowed to Behave
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 21:21 UTC
Transcript shows gang member fatally shot by US marshal in Utah courtroom said he would behave

NC Fines State Fair Ride Operators Over Injuries
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 21:17 UTC
Regulators fine thrill ride operators $114,000 after 5 people injured at 2013 NC State Fair

White supremacist David 'Joey' Pedersen pleads guilty in Northwest killing rampage
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 21:15 UTC
A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Arizona child welfare chief says 6 fired for not investigating child abuse and neglect cases
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 21:00 UTC
The head of Arizona's new child welfare agency says he fired five senior employees who orchestrated a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations.

Businessman Charged With Violating Iran Export Ban
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:43 UTC
Pennsylvania businessman charged with illegally selling steel-making machine to Iranian firm

Calif. mother, TSA settle breast milk lawsuit
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:39 UTC
A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.

4th Grader Sells Pot in Northern Colorado
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:33 UTC
Northern Colorado 4th graders get grandparents' pot; principal warns parents to secure drugs

Watch Live: Michael Phelps Announces Return to Swimming
NBC News | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:29 UTC
Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps announces that he plans to return to competitive swimming.

1888 Shipwreck Rediscovered Under Golden Gate Bridge
NBC News | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:19 UTC
By NBCBayArea.comA steamship that sank with 16 passengers aboard in 1888 has been located again under the Golden Gate Bridge, leading to the release of new s...

Cat missing 5 years returned to Indiana woman thanks to implanted microchip
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:17 UTC
A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.

Jailed U.S. contractor in Cuba warns of terminal hunger strike
One America News Network | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:16 UTC
By Marc Frank HAVANA – The lawyer for jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross told the press in Havana on […] The post Jailed U.S. contractor in Cuba warns of terminal hunger strike appeared first on One America News Network.

David Pedersen Pleads Guilty in NW Killing Rampage
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:15 UTC
White supremacist David 'Joey' Pedersen pleads guilty in Northwest killing rampage

Florida boy's self-portrait goes viral after he dies in freak accident
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:09 UTC
The self-portrait of a Florida boy who died in a tragic swimming accident has gone viral -- with the drawing, titles Mr. Awesome, shown in the hands of celebrities, politicians and pro-athletes all over social media.

Camilla Parker Bowles' brother dies after serious head injury in NYC
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:01 UTC
Camilla Parker Bowles' brother Mark Shand has died after suffering a serious head injury after falling following a night out in New York.

6 Fired for Closing Arizona Child Abuse Reports
ABC News (US): Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:01 UTC
Arizona child welfare chief says 6 fired for not investigating child abuse and neglect cases

Jailers in Tennessee say they discovered a loaded 22-caliber revolver inside woman prisoner
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:56 UTC
Police in Tennessee say a 19-year-old woman smuggled a loaded gun into a jail after a cavity search revealed she had been hiding the weapon in her crotch.

College players charged in beating
CNN | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:54 UTC
Two college football players are arraigned in Massachusetts for allegedly kicking and beating a homeless man until a passerby shielded the victim's body.

Virginia taxpayers could pay $500M for road that may not be built
Foxnews: Lead | Wed Apr 23, 2014 19:46 UTC
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Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus
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In Ukraine, Journalists in Peril
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Immigration, America’s Advantage
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It woz the Reg wot won it: UK mobe network EE fixes voicemail hack flaw
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