Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:39:08 -0400
OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.
Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:37:28 -0400
TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.
Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:34:33 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — A life-sized bronze statue of esteemed movie critic Roger Ebert will be unveiled outside the central Illinois theater that hosts the annual film festival he started, "Ebertfest."
Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:31:40 -0400
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.
Buffett: moving oil by rail safely major industry concern
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:28:07 -0400
By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents raised concerns about how to transport oil safely. He added that the delay in the construction of the Keystone pipeline was unlikely to prompt additional purchases of tank cars at Berkshire railroad unit BNSF. COCA-COLA COMPENSATION PLAN Buffett also said, in an interview with CNBC the same day, that he thinks Coca-Cola's equity compensation plan was excessive, but that Berkshire Hathaway abstained in a shareholders vote. Earlier on Wednesday, Coca-Cola said 83 percent of shareholders approved the plan.
Berkshire's Buffett says would buy few tech stocks currently: BBG TV
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:28:07 -0400
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and Chief Executive Warren Buffett said on Wednesday he would buy very few technology stocks at current levels and that the U.S. government should play a part in the housing market. The U.S. stock market has been hit with a wave of selling, particularly in high-growth stocks in the technology and biotechnology industries in recent weeks. Buffett also said the government should play a part in housing, and that the U.S. public would be better served with a government-guaranteed instrument "in the picture." He said he did not see any role for Berkshire Hathaway in mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Thai opposition leader seeks compromise to avert bloodshed
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:26:25 -0400
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks between the government and its foes, urging compromise to restore stability. The 49-year-old leader of Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party has joined street demonstrations in Bangkok aiming to force out Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and his party boycotted a February 2 election, which was nullified by a court in March after widespread disruption.
Body of Korean boy who raised ferry alarm believed found
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:24:55 -0400
By James Pearson and Kahyun Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that an overloaded ferry with hundreds of children on board was sinking has been found drowned in the submerged wreckage of the vessel, his parents believe, the coastguard said on Thursday. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing presumed dead after the April 16 disaster. Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were children and teachers from the school in Ansan, a gritty suburb on the outskirts of Seoul, who were on an outing to Jeju. As the ferry began sinking, the crew told the children to stay in their cabins.
Buoyant Benfica set for Juventus showdown
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:23:34 -0400
Having shaken off the hangover from their title celebrations on Sunday, Portuguese champions Benfica host Juventus in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. The Eagles have been driven this season by the bitter memory of 12 months ago, when they found themselves on the verge of winning a treble of Portuguese league and Cup and Europa League, only to miss out on all three trophies in an agonising two weeks. Jorge Jesus' side beat Olhanense 2-0 in front of almost 64,000 fans at the Estadio da Luz on Sunday to open up an unassailable seven-point lead with two games remaining in the Portuguese top flight and secure their 33rd league title. Now, though, Benfica have a possible quadruple in their sights.
Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:22:03 -0400
TOKYO (AP) — Standing next to Japan's leader, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.
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