April 24th, 2014

World News

At least 13 people hurt, driver trapped in Southern California school bus crash

By The Associated Press on April 24th, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Authorities say at least 13 people are hurt in a school bus crash in Southern California. Anaheim Fire Marshall Jeff Lutz says at least 13 patients were being treated after the crash reported at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The extent of the injuries is unclear, but there are no reports of any ... Read More »

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With musicians lockout over, Vanska to return as Minnesota Orchestra music director

By The Associated Press on April 24th, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. The orchestra’s board said Thursday that Vanska will lead at least 10 weeks of concerts for each of the next two seasons. Vanska resigned in October during a lockout of the orchestra’s musicians that lasted more than a year. The ... Read More »

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Blunt Kerry says Russia not taken a single step to ease Ukraine crisis, warns of new sanctions

By Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on April 24th, 2014

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. In unusually blunt language, Kerry said Thursday that unless Moscow takes immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, Washington will have no choice but to impose additional sanctions. He said It ... Read More »

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Afghan government guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, kills 3 Americans, wounds another

By Kay Johnson, The Associated Press on April 24th, 2014

KABUL – Three Americans – a pediatrician and a father and son – were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists. Another American, a female medical worker, was wounded in the attack at ... Read More »

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Federal jury finds ex-Hawaii soldier guilty of murder in beating death of 5-year-old daughter

By The Associated Press on April 24th, 2014

HONOLULU, Hawaii – A federal jury has convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter. Jurors in Honolulu found Naeem Williams guilty Thursday on all of five counts. Besides Murder, Williams was charged with aiding murder, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making false statements. His lawyers had argued ... Read More »

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Vatican: Pope isn’t hinting at new divorce policy by encouraging Argentine woman’s communion

By Michael Warren, The Associated Press on April 24th, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – What Pope Francis may tell Catholics in private telephone conversations doesn’t reflect church policy, the Vatican’s spokesman said Thursday. An unusual statement from The Rev. Federico Lombardi came after days of speculation that the pope wants to change Roman Catholic Church rules barring communion for faithful people who remarry after getting ... Read More »

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After legal confusion cleared, US state prepares for state’s first double execution since 1937

By Sean Murphy, The Associated Press on April 24th, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – Two condemned inmates at the centre of Oklahoma’s now-resolved legal confusion will be put to death Tuesday, the state’s first double execution since 1937. Gov. Mary Fallin announced her decision Thursday, a day after the Oklahoma Supreme Court removed one of the final obstacles standing in the way of the executions of ... Read More »

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