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Subpoenas being sent to Trenton workers who donated money to sculpture of Obama

Mayoral aide Anthony Roberts and several other city employees are expected to be served with subpoenas this week as several city council members continue to demand answers about the donations and city dollars that funded a $4,000 sculpture of President Obama. Council President Phyllis Holly…  …

FBI to go ‘to ends of earth’ to find Boston Marathon bombing culprits

The FBI on Tuesday pledged to go “to the ends of the earth” to find those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings, noting that it did not receive any threat warnings before the attack. FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers told reporters in the aftermath of Monday’s attack that while investigators…

Sharks dive by the moon: study

The moon and water temperature affect the diving behaviour of sharks, researchers reported Tuesday, in a discovery that could help prevent fishermen from catching the marine predators inadvertently. A team from the University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute and the government-run Australian Institute of Marine Science spent nearly three years…

Foxconn adds 10,000 Chinese assembly-line workers a week to meet new iPhone demand

Taiwan technology giant Foxconn has been increasing its assembly-line workforce in central China in preparation for the manufacture of a new iPhone, the company and media said Tuesday. Foxconn has been hiring workers in its Zhengzhou plant and will continue to do so to “meet operational demands”, spokesman Simon Hsing…

Native American adoption case reaches U.S. Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday from a couple ordered to turn over the two-year-old girl they had raised since birth to her biological father because he is a Native American. It is the first time in 14 years and the second time ever that the nation’s top…

Obama doubts North Korea nuclear missile capability

US President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Tuesday that he did not believe North Korea could yet arm a missile with a nuclear warhead, but predicted new provocations from Pyongyang. Obama also said he hoped that the isolated state, which has rattled Asia with a string of provocative…

Iraq executes 21 men in one day on ‘terror’ charges

Iraq put 21 men to death on Tuesday, a senior justice ministry official told AFP, the latest in a series of mass executions that have drawn international condemnation. All of the men were Iraqis and had been convicted on anti-terror charges, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The…

‘Gang of 8′ immigration proposal includes 5-year citizenship process for DREAMers

Undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. would have a 13-year process toward citizenship, but younger immigrants could apply to become citizens in as little as five years as part of the immigration proposal designed by the Senate’s “Gang of 8″ and released late Tuesday. Reuters reported that young immigrants…

Indian ‘witch doctor’ sentenced to death for beheading 11-year-old boy

An Indian “witch doctor” who beheaded an 11-year-old boy and offered the head as a sacrifice to a goddess to improve his fortunes has been sentenced to death, police said Tuesday. A local court in impoverished Chhattisgarh state in central India convicted 32-year-old Dilip Rathia on Monday of murder and…

Social media pushes China into dealing with bird flu outbreak

Photos of 10 dead sparrows on a Chinese pavement that went viral on social media and drew a swift official response show how hard covering up a bird flu outbreak would be in the Internet age. China has won international praise for its transparency on the H7N9 strain, which has…

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