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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
AP Wire
Apr 1, 2014

1. U.S. RAISES POSSIBILITY OF EARLY RELEASE FOR JONATHAN POLLARD

Two sources tell the AP that freedom for the convicted spy is being dangled as an incentive for Israel in the Mideast peace talks.

2. WHO'S PREDICTING BRIGHT FUTURE FOR PETROLEUM DESPITE GLOBAL WARMING

Exxon Mobil tells its shareholders that it doesn't believe regulators will rein in the use of oil and gas because the fuels are too important for the world's economic development.

3. HEALTHCARE.GOV PUSHED TO THE LIMIT — AND MORE

A flood of last-minute sign-ups strains the website beyond its capacity on the deadline day for Obama's health overhaul.

4. RUSSIA STRENGTHENS ECONOMIC HOLD ON CRIMEA

The prime minister arrives in the newly annexed peninsula with promises of money for improved power supplies, water lines, education and pensions for the elderly.

5. JAPAN'S WHALING INDUSTRY DEALT A BLOW

An international court, siding with environmentalists, orders a halt to one of the world's biggest whale hunts in the icy Southern Ocean.

6. HOW MARK ZUCKERBERG REAPED $3.3 BILLION GAIN LAST YEAR

The Facebook founder exercised stock options in the social networking company to realize the windfall — which saddled him with a huge tax bill.

7. GM RECALLS ANOTHER 1.5 MILLION CARS

The latest problem involves power steering and brings to 6.3 million the number of vehicles that GM has recalled since February.

8. U.S. TO REQUIRE REARVIEW CAMERAS IN MANY VEHICLES

The Transportation Department says the new rule targeting backup accidents will save 13 to 15 lives a year and prevent as many as 1,125 injuries annually.

9. WHAT'S COMING FROM MICHAEL JACKSON'S ESTATE

A new posthumous album of previously unreleased music by The Gloved One is set to be released in May.

10. HIGH-TECH HELP FOR BASEBALL'S UMPS

The use of expanded replay on opening day results in two missed calls getting fixed fast, without any arguments.

Comments

Vladtheimp

#3. RAND CORP. REPORT - ONLY 1/3 OF OBAMACARE ENROLLEES PREVIOUSLY UNINSURED

So Obama and the Democrats destroyed our health care system for less than 2 Million people out of a population of 300+ Million at a cost of more than a Billion Dollars and counting?

#11. OBAMA'S ILLEGAL AMNESTY IN FULL SWING

Report: Obama administration released 68,000 convicted criminal aliens last year

Report: there are more than 870,000 aliens on its docket who have been ordered removed, but who remain in defiance of the law. http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/3...

#12. FINALLY, A SOLUTION TO THE DOG PROBLEM ON OUR BEACHES!

Could fecal DNA database solve Boulder’s dog waste dilemma? http://www.powerlineblog.com/arc...

Lanivan

#15. "On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that since 1990 has been issuing increasingly grim warnings about the consequences of a warming planet, released its most powerful and sobering assessment so far. Even now, it said, ice caps are melting, droughts and floods are getting worse, coral reefs are dying. And without swift and decisive action to limit greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and other sources, the world will almost surely face centuries of climbing temperatures, rising seas, species loss and dwindling agricultural yields. The damage will be particularly acute in coastal communities and in low-lying poor countries — like Bangladesh — that are least able to protect themselves."

"The report’s conclusions mirrored those of a much shorter but no less disturbing report issued two weeks ago by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest scientific society. Like the panel, the association declared that the world is already feeling the effects of global warming, that the ultimate consequences could be catastrophic, and that the window for effective action is swiftly closing."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/0...

Tri-cities realist

Socialist redistribution at its finest...

Let china take the lead and maybe we'll follow.

jhowar16

#13. Grand Havenites left their homes for the first time since the snow fell, proving they are not zombies, nor vampires and are indeed still living, breathing and not afraid of the outside world.

Wolverine49457

#7. They knew about the switch and the effects of losing power while driving. 17 people are dead and this is may be the likely cause. From an engineering error to criminal neglegence...bet they wish those meetings could happen all over again or at least can I still recall those emails?

nextdoor

Exxon Mobil is correct as long as there's petroleum it will be used.however we could slow emmision pollution with a feasible mass transit system that work regionally not just locally .it would also help save on automobile expenses for us less fortunate.

Lanivan

#3. Congratulations President Obama! Over 7 million sign-ups, breaking the original estimate. Plus, some other facts....

At least seven million U.S. residents have purchased coverage through the health insurance exchanges, about one-third were previously uninsured.

About 4.5 million previously uninsured residents have gained coverage through state Medicaid programs.

About three million young people have gained coverage through a provision in the ACA that allows parents to keep their children on their insurance until age 26.

About nine million people have bought insurance directly from insurers, although most of those people previously were insured.

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