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Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy
Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

By NEDRA PICKLER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the...full story
updated 2014-04-19 01:22 PM
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In this Monday, March 24, 2014 photo, an aid worker fills a sack with bulgur wheat during distribution of food by the U.N. World Food Program at a local school in Bombardopolis, northwest Haiti. The agency said it has given food to 164,000 people in the region so far, as well as 6,000 seed kits for farmers. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, with spoon and bowl in hand, 2-year-old Rosemika Beltinor toddles on the perimeters of her home in search of food, in Bombardopolis, in northwest Haiti. In this Monday, March 24, 2014 photo, actress Scarlett Johansson stands between Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Chris Evans during a publicity event ahead of the April release of their movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in Beijing. Captain America and Spiderman are seeking to dominate the Chinese box office in the coming weeks, proving that U.S. patriotic superheroes can overcome China In this Monday, March 24, 2014 photo, fans wait for the arrival of Chris Evans, the actor playing the lead role, during a publicity event ahead of the April release of his movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in Beijing. Captain America and Spiderman are seeking to dominate the Chinese box office in the coming weeks, proving that U.S. patriotic superheroes can overcome China In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Jeannes Beltinor, 5, left center, and his 3-year-old sister Katinaeil, stand outside their home in Bombardopolis, northwestern Haiti. In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Shukria Kaihan from Kunduz poses under an oil painting in the parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan. When the Taliban ruled, women rarely left their home. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in the all-encompassing burqa. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today FILE - In this March 20, 2014 file photo provided by the Australia Defence Department, Royal Australian Air Force Loadmasters Sgt. Adam Roberts, left, and Flight Sgt. John Mancey, launch a Self Locating Data Marker Buoy from a C-130J Hercules aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the Australian Defence Force's assistance to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The disappearance of the airplane has presented two tales of modern technology. The public has been surprised to learn of the limitations of tracking and communications devices, which contributed to the plane vanishing for more than two weeks. But the advanced capabilities of some technologies, particularly satellites, have provided hope that the mystery won't go unsolved. (AP Photo/Australian Defence Department, Justin Brown, File) In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Brenia Petit-Jean, 12, looks out from a classroom while her mother queues for food donated by the U.N. World Food Program, WFP, at a local school in Bombardopolis, northwestern Haiti. Drought is hitting this region, one of the hungriest, most desolate parts of the most impoverished nation in the hemisphere and it has alarmed international aid organizations such as the WFP, which sent workers this week to pass out bulgur wheat, cooking oil and salt. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, farmer Jean Romain Beltinor, 59, works the rocky dirt on his parched hillside to prepare for planting seeds he does not have in Bombardopolis, northwestern Haiti. After months of drought, the subsistence farmer struggles to find food for his 13 children. To earn a little money, he must turn to cutting what little wood remains for charcoal. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Najia Haimoq from Baghlan poses next to the main room in the parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan. When the Taliban ruled, women rarely left their home. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in the all-encompassing burqa. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today
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Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy
By NEDRA PICKLER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the....Fullstory

2014-04-19 01:22 PM

Clinton sought Republican support for health care
By KEN THOMAS
Associated Press

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2014-04-19 12:22 PM

Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal
By LARA JAKES
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Not until the final minutes of more than seven hours of negotiating was an agreement struck in Geneva this week to calm....Fullstory

2014-04-19 12:22 PM

Haiti President Martelly to visit Taiwan next week

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 19 (CNA) President of Haiti Michel Joseph Martelly is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan April 21 on a....Fullstory

2014-04-19 09:59 AM

Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank
By MICHELLE L. PRICE
Associated Press

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2014-04-19 09:01 AM

Autopsy: US Border Patrol agent shot man twice

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An autopsy report says a Mexican man who was killed by a Border Patrol agent near San Diego was shot twice....Fullstory

2014-04-19 06:01 AM

Michelle Obama not joining husband's trip to Asia Michelle Obama not joining husband's trip to Asia
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People....Fullstory

2014-04-19 03:42 AM

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By SARAH EL DEEB and MAGGIE MICHAEL
Associated Press

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2014-04-19 03:01 AM

Kidnappers of 2 Tunisians demand Libyans' release

Associated Press

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's foreign minister says kidnappers who seized two Tunisians including one of its diplomats in Libya have demanded the release of....Fullstory

2014-04-19 03:01 AM

KMT picks Taipei mayoral candidate in tight race

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 19 (CNA) Taiwan's ruling party Kuomintang (KMT) will learn Saturday who will represent the party in the capital's....Fullstory

2014-04-19 01:02 PM

Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL
By JOSH LEDERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats concerned about this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes....Fullstory

2014-04-19 12:22 PM

US judge upholds charges against financier's kin

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though....Fullstory

2014-04-19 10:01 AM

Saturday, April 26
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Saturday, April 26, the 116th day of 2014. There are 249 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1478 - Guiliano....Fullstory

2014-04-19 09:01 AM

Colorado deaths raise worries about pot edibles Colorado deaths raise worries about pot edibles
By SADIE GURMAN
Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- Two recent deaths have raised concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and....Fullstory

2014-04-19 06:22 AM

Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case
By SAM HANANEL
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple....Fullstory

2014-04-19 06:01 AM

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline
By JOSH LEDERMAN and DINA CAPPIELLO
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a....Fullstory

2014-04-19 03:01 AM

WTAS Global Extends Reach to the Netherlands and Russia through Addition of Taxperience Group

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 18, 2014--WTAS Global announces locations in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, 's-Hertogenbosch, and Moscow through the recent addition of the Taxperience Group. Founded in 2005....Fullstory

2014-04-19 03:01 AM

Algeria's ailing president wins 4th term

Associated Press

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algerian officials say President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote. His....Fullstory

2014-04-19 03:01 AM

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