July 31, 2014

Acrobats fall in stunt accident at Rhode Island circus

  PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries. The accident was reported about 45 minutes into the […]

Obama slings jokes, jabs at White House correspondents’ dinner

So how bad was last year for President Obama? “Things got so bad,” the president said, “the 47% called Mitt Romney to apologize.” Also Photos: Political scandals of 2014 Jeb Bush raps federal lawmakers for inaction on immigration Obamacare enrollment varies widely from state to state Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia to back Clinton for president […]

Comedian in Chief’s New Punch Line: Obamacare

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Obama, DC Yuk It Up at Correspondents’ Dinner

On at least one night a year President Barack Obama and the journalists who cover him try to find something nice — and something funny — to say about each other. The annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association has become an annual tradition in the nation’s capital, promising a black-tie evening of humor […]

Military observers freed in Ukraine; dozens killed in fighting and fire

ODESSA/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine: At least 42 people were killed in a street battle between supporters and opponents of Russia in southern Ukraine that ended with dozens of pro-Russian protesters incinerated in a burning building, bringing the country closer to war. Pro-Russian rebels in the east set free seven European military observers on Saturday after holding them […]

Observers released with Ukraine on the edge of war

Ukraine lurched towards outright war last night after at least 50 people died when Kiev tried to grab back land in the east from pro-Russian militants and a fire broke out during a riot in the south. In the country’s grimmest day since the revolution to oust the former president Viktor Yanukovych on February 20, […]

Ukraine unrest: Abducted OSCE observers freed

3 May 2014 Last updated at 10:17 Separatist leader Vyacheslav Ponomaryov (left) said the observers left after celebrating his birthday Pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine say they had freed seven international military observers taken captive in the town of Sloviansk a week ago. The observers are linked to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in […]

First US Case of MERS Virus Is Found in Indiana Man Who Visited Mideast

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MERS: 5 things to know

(CNN) — MERS-CoV, short for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, first surfaced in Saudi Arabia in spring 2012. So far, 262 cases of MERS have been confirmed in 12 countries, including the first U.S. case, announced Friday, health officials said. Egypt also reported its first MERS case on April 26, according to the World Health […]

Report Shows Resurgence of Hiring but Has Downbeat Notes

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