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Puerto Rico approves law to crack down on tax evasion


Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a law that requires service providers to accept at least two different types of...full story
updated 2015-04-02 06:23 AM
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Indonesian Armed Forces Chief, Gen. Moeldoko, left, and National Police Chief, Gen. Sutarman, right, listen to a question during  a press conference in Surabay, East Jave, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Singapore-bound plane crashed into the sea 42 minutes after taking off on Dec. 28.(AP Photo/Firdia Linsawati) Kenya Para military soldiers watch cranes removing debris as they search for survivors of a multi-storey building collapse  in the capital Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, over a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo) Palestinian mourners carry the body of Palestinian Imam Dwikat who was shot dead by Israeli troops on Monday, in the West Bank village of Baita near City of Nablus , Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The Israeli military said its forces shot and killed Dwika who was throwing stones at drivers in the West Bank. The military said forces on patrol Monday were confronted by a group of stone throwers. The forces called out to them to stop and fired live rounds into the air to disperse them, then opened fire on the stone throwers when they persisted. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) Afghan men watch dogfighting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Dogfighting is a popular form of entertainment during the winter season in Afghanistan as public matches are held every Friday, which is the official weekly holiday in the country. Dogs do not fight until death but rather until one dog pins another, or one of the fighters runs away. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) A rescue worker cuts the iron rods on the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) An Egyptian Muslim, member of the Al-Hamdeya Al-Shazeleya Sufi order, takes part in a parade celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad known as Moulid Al-Nabi, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Banner in Arabic carries Islamic verses and the names of prominent Sufi clerics. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya , Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross,  a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) Rescue workers use a sniffer dog to look for survivors at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya , Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) Indonesian police officers stand outside a family crisis center of AirAsia QZ 8501 in Surabaya, East Jave, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Singapore-bound plane crashed into the sea 42 minutes after taking off on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Firdia Linsawati) A group of women mourn during the funeral ceremony of Brig. Gen. Hamid Taqavi, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, shown in the poster above, outside the Guard compound in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. The Guard said Sunday that Taqavi was "martyred while performing his advisory mission" in Samarra, a town north of Baghdad that is home to a major Shiite shrine. He is the highest ranking Iranian officer known to have been killed abroad since the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, in which he fought. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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Puerto Rico approves law to crack down on tax evasion

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a law that requires service providers to accept at least two different types of....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:23 AM

Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws
By MICHELLE CHAPMAN
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:22 AM

US Senate foreign affairs expert indicted US Senate foreign affairs expert indicted
By ERIC TUCKER and JILL COLVIN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit an eye....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:22 AM

California governor orders mandatory water restrictions
By FENIT NIRAPPIL
Associated Press

ECHO LAKE, California (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered state officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

In Jamaica, man hurls 'suspicious package' at US embassy

Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican soldiers and police are positioned around the U.S. Embassy in the island's capital after a man hurled a "suspicious package"....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

US Senators want FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group of 13 U.S. Senators has asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018 World Cup out of Russia because of what....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:23 AM

Family member of Chilean president aboard missing helicopter

Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A helicopter piloted by a member of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's family is missing on an aid mission in northern Chile.....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:22 AM

Brazil NGO declines contract to clean up dirty Olympic bay

Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A prominent sailing and environmental organization has turned down a government contract to help clean up the area in Rio....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

Popularity of presidents of Brazil, Chile fall amid scandals

Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) -- The once-popular presidents of Brazil and Chile have both seen their approval ratings plunge amid corruption scandals that have battered their....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill
By ANDREW DEMILLO
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- The governor of Arkansas on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

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