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Bluefin 21 returns to water for second mission

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:30
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday's planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine offered clues to the whereabouts of the plane. The unmanned sub is programmed to hover 30 meters (100 feet)…
Ukraine begins military operation in East
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:30
IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Busloads of Ukrainian troops and a handful of tanks set up Tuesday outside an eastern city controlled by armed pro-Russian militiamen as the country's acting president announced an "anti-terrorist operation" to root out the separatists. Much of the focus Tuesday was around the eastern city of Slovyansk, 160 kilometers (100 miles) from the Russian border, which has come under the increasing control of the gunmen who seized it last weekend.
Detroit nearing pensions deal, newspapers say
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:30
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Detroit is near striking agreements on pension cuts for retirees, a key hurdle for a city trying to exit America's biggest municipal bankruptcy, local newspapers said on Tuesday. A deal calling for pension cuts with groups representing former city employees could come as early as Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press said on its website. "The two sides have made significant progress in mediation talks .
Chinese shoe factory strike continues
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:30
Boston bombing survivors will return to Boylston Street
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:30
BOSTON — Mary Jenkins isn't sure how she's going to feel on marathon day. "I'll be a basket case, probably," Jenkins, a quality control investigator from central Ohio, said. "Still, I'm looking forward to it. My body is ready, I think. My mind, I'm not so sure." Jenkins was one of five runners captured in widely seen footage near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon as the first bomb exploded. The group was…
House tax-writers have tax issues of their own
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:16
A CNN investigation finds that some members of the House Ways and Means Committee have had tax issues of their own.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Pistorius cross-examination ends
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:15
By Nomatter Ndebele PRETORIA (Reuters) - The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track athlete on Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument. "You fired four shots through the door whilst knowing that she was standing behind the door," said prosecutor Gerrie Nel, known in South Africa as "The Pitbull" for his hectoring…
Running store becomes symbol of healing
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:15
BOSTON — Marathon Sports on Boylston Street, just steps from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, is a popular spot for people watching the race. On April 15, 2013, that changed in an instant, when the first bomb exploded outside its doors. The runners shop was turned into a makeshift triage for bombing victims. Employees, who were inside the store when the bombs went off, became first responders, tearing apparel off hangers to use…
Will Obama be forced into further action in Ukraine?
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:02
With violence increasing in eastern Ukraine despite attempts at both concessions and pressure from the interim government to placate pro-Russian separatists, President Obama is coming under pressure to step up the U.S. response. PlayVideoWorld Flash Points: Is Russia posturing by massing troops on Ukraine's border?
Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:01
Berlusconi May Serve Tax Fraud Sentence Caring For …Play Video MILAN (AP) — Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi must spend at least four hours a week in the service of the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, the first sentence against him ever confirmed by Italy's highest court. The one-year assignment, announced by a Milan court on Tuesday, curtails Berlusconi's ability to participate in the upcoming European election campaign — a point of…