April 19th, 2014

World News

Hallmark’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ brings ‘Touched by an Angel’ producer back to series TV

By Lynn Elber, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – In the decade that “Touched by an Angel” executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new golden age has brought more daring shows, from “Mad Men” to “House of Cards” to “Breaking Bad,” and more ways to see them. But Williamson says her Hallmark ... Read More »

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Michelle Obama to appear on May 7 episode of ABC country music drama ‘Nashville’

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2014

WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. The first lady’s office says she’ll appear on the May 7 episode of the ABC country music drama “Nashville.” The episode is titled “All Or Nothing With Me” and is set at Fort Campbell. Mrs. Obama and the wife of Vice-President Joe Biden, Jill Biden, ... Read More »

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Grammy-winning singer Anita Baker countersues home improvement company that sought her arrest

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2014

DETROIT – Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker has countersued a company that says it hasn’t been paid for work done on her Detroit-area home. The Detroit Free Press reports Saturday that Baker’s attorney says lawyers for Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating “intended to put her in as embarrassing a light as possible.” The 2011 ... Read More »

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Animal rights activists picket Liam Neeson’s NYC home amid debate over carriage horses

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Animal rights activists protesting outside Liam Neeson’s home say they don’t agree with him that New York’s carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn’t appear Saturday as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his Manhattan apartment building. They held signs with such slogans as: “Liam Neeson: Stop Supporting ... Read More »

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim massive blast that killed 75 in Nigerian capital

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigeria’s Islamic extremists are claiming responsibility for the massive explosion at a busy bus station that killed at least 75 people in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, this week. It comes in a new video received Saturday. The leader of the Boko Haram network threatens more attacks saying “We are in your city, but ... Read More »

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Kansas students, parents not thrilled about having Michelle Obama at high school graduation

By John Milburn, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2014

TOPEKA, Kan. – If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honour has erupted ... Read More »

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Iran’s vice-president says row over Arak heavy water nuclear reactor ‘virtually resolved’

By Ali Akbar Dareini, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country’s vice-president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program. The comments by Vice-President Ali Akbar Salehi comes as the talks ... Read More »

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