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Day: April 7, 2013


McCain: Avoid accidental Korean war

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) — Sen. John McCain said the United States finds itself at risk of ending up entangled in a war on the Korean peninsula “by accident.” McCain, R-Ariz., said

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Cyclones Slam Past Cowgirls, 11-8

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Cyclones (15-19, 1-3 Big 12) christened the Cyclone Sports Complex, with a 11-8 facility-debut win over Oklahoma State (24-15, 2-2 Big 12) on Friday afternoon. Cyclone

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NIACC’s Humphries first-team all-American

MASON CITY – David Humphries made history on Saturday. The 6-foot-4 freshman guard from Adelaide, Australia became NIACC’s first first-team all-American men’s basketball player and fourth in school history. Humphries was a

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800 attend immigration reform rally

BOSTON, April 7 (UPI) — More than 800 immigrants attended a Boston rally held as part of the “Power Up for Citizenship” campaign for immigration reform, officials said. U.S. Rep Joseph P.

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Musharraf approved to run in elections

KARACHI, Pakistan, April 7 (UPI) — The Chitral National Assembly has approved Pakistan’s former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf, to run in the general elections, officials said. Three other constituencies — Karachi, Islamabad

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NATO checks reports of Afghan kid deaths

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 7 (UPI) — The reported deaths of 11 Afghan kids in a NATO airstrike were under investigation Sunday, coalition officials said. The children and an adult woman were killed,

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Gov. Branstad signs 17 bills into law

(DES MOINES)  – Gov. Terry Branstad signed the following bills into law on Friday: House File 14 an Act relating to the enforcement of weight limitations for vehicles with retractable axles. House File

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Judge: No TV coverage in Jackson trial

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) — A Los Angeles judge ruled no television coverage will be allowed in the wrongful death suit Michael Jackson’s family filed against Anschutz Entertainment Group. Judge Yvette

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Women-owned businesses on the rise

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) — U.S. businesses owned by women are now generating more than $1 trillion in revenue each year, an American Express report said. The 2013 State of Women-Owned

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U.N. urges closing Guantanamo Bay prison

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) — A top U.N. official says the United States needs to work toward shutting down the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center or be in breach of international law.

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Jobs report puts focus on sequester

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) — Democrats say the federal budget sequester is to blame for a disappointing U.S. March jobs report but Republicans blame President Barack Obama’s policies. The Labor Department reported

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Assad: Turkey lying about war in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 6 (UPI) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is lying about the Syrian uprising, contributing directly to the deaths of Syrians, President Bashar Assad said. The Syrian president

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Talks on Iran nuclear program end

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, April 6 (UPI) — Iran and six world powers remain “far apart” after two days of talks on Iran’s nuclear program, Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, said Saturday.

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Chernin bids $500 million for Hulu

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) — One of the founders of video website Hulu, Peter Chernin, has offered more than $500 million for the U.S. company, an executive close to the talks

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Taliban leader killed in Afghan clash

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 6 (UPI) — A top Taliban official has been killed in a joint military operation in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and coalition security forces said. Haji Matin, the highest-ranking Taliban

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Chris Brown back in court

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) — A lawyer for singer Chris Brown accused Los Angeles prosecutors of fraud for saying he submitted defective documentation of his court-ordered community service. Prosecutors accused Brown

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