- Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 07:02 AM
The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.
- 10 Things to Know for Today
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 06:32 AM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 06:17 AM
As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U. S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion of the cornerstone of his strategic rebalance to the region.
- South Sudan president fires longtime army leader
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 05:50 AM
A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels.
- China splurging on military as US pulls back
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 05:48 AM
China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.
- Tokyo court starts Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 05:33 AM
Bankruptcy proceedings have begun for Mt. Gox, a move that was widely expected after the Tokyo District Court decided earlier this month that the bitcoin exchange would not be able to resurrect itself. An administrator will try to sell the company's assets, but many creditors, including those who had bitcoins with the exchange, might not get their money back. After Mt.
- Draghi wants to publish ECB minutes
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 05:22 AM
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's rate-setting council should publish a written account of its deliberations — without names.
- US-Japan trade talks suspended without agreement
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 05:12 AM
Talks between the United States and Japan on a Pacific Rim trade pact have halted for now without any resolution in sight, spoiling plans for a showcase deal during President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.
- Oil prices recoup earlier losses on Ukraine woes
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 04:39 AM
The price of oil rebounded Thursday on worries about tensions in Ukraine. U. S. crude for May delivery added 31 cents to close at $101.75 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
- Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 04:17 AM
The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.
- Large Scania shareholder accepts Volkswagen bid
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 04:03 AM
Volkswagen has come closer to realizing its ambition to takeover Scania after the fourth largest shareholder in the Swedish truck maker announced it will accept the 6.7 billion-euro ($9.2 billion) bid.
- Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 04:02 AM
Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
- 3 people missing after freighter sinks off Greece
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 03:46 AM
Greek rescue teams are searching for three people reported missing after a cargo ship sank off the southern island of Crete.
- Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 03:32 AM
Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.
- Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 03:02 AM
The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life.
- Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 02:17 AM
Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off, "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic died two days later.
- Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 02:12 AM
After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.
- Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 01:03 AM
Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U. S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.