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Three American doctors were killed in Afghanistan's capital Thursday by an armed guard assigned to protect a hospital. Former colleagues of one of the victims mourns his death. (April 24)Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
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This year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs have been nothing short of incredible, as the first round has been littered with upsets and comeback victories. As in past years, this year’s postseason is also full of the NHL’s most valuable teams. The Rangers and Canadiens both rank among the league’s three most valuable teams, and eight of the league’s ten most valuable franchises made the playoffs. The NHL’s three least-valuable teams – the St.
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Ukrainian forces launch an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin. (April 24)Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
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Intuitive Surgica, a company focusing on robotic-assisted and minimally invasive surgery, was on a tear for the first four months of 2014, posting a whopping 30% year-to-date return by the end of the first week in April. However, that gain has been slashed by more than half as bad first quarter earnings news like a 24% drop in revenue, first estimated on April 8 and then confirmed in the official earnings results released Tuesday evening sending investors running for the hills.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began a visit in Canberra, Australia by planting an oak tree at the National Arboretum. The couple were assisted by six-year-old twins Oliver and Sebastian Lye. The Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Katy Gallagher, welcomed the royal couple. The tree sanctuary grew out of the ashes of bushfires that burned through pine plantations in the area in 2001 and 2003. The Royals then met with around 50 Canberrans who had won a ballot to be at the event along with about 150 school children and Scouts who are involved in sustainability projects.
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In announcing its first-quarter earnings today, Aetna executives said the health insurance giant buoyed by growth of newly insured government- subsidized subscribers under the Affordable Care Act and the Medicare program, expected to double operating revenues by the end of the decade. Aetna chief executive officer Mark Bertolini said the company has more than 230,000 paid health plan members from public exchanges and expects that to grow even more by the end of the year.
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Three Americans were killed on Thursday, and another injured, when a security guard opened fire at a hospital funded by a U.S. Christian charity. It's the latest in a spate of attacks on foreign civilians in Afghanistan. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) MOHAMMAD ZARIF, SHOPKEEPER NEARBY HOSPITAL SAYING: "I heard gunfire and then I was told that three foreigners were shot dead." Afghanistan's Health Minister Suriya Dalil: (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) AFGHAN HEATH MINISTER SURIYA DALIL SAYING: "In today's incident one of our children specialists who has worked for more than seven years in this hospital was killed and two other American citizens who came to meet this specialty doctor, a father and son, were killed." The shooter, who was captured, was a policeman employed as a security guard at the Cure Hospital, which specialises in children's and maternal health. The health minister says the father and son were killed as they were leaving the hospital. (SOUN
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Verizon reported growth in first quarter revenue thanks to strong income results from FiOS sales and first quarter profit that grew thanks to the $130 billion deal that allowed Verizon to acquire the 45% stake Vodafone has held in the company since 2000. However, excluding the Vodafone deal, Verizon profit failed to meet the analyst consensus.
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The bright yellow ribbons are tied tightly to the metal bars of the main gate at Danwon High School. Nearby, they are attached to trees and posts. Altogether, there are thousands of them. More than 300 students from the school were on a field trip on the Sewol, the ferry that sank last week off the coast of South Korea. Most of them are dead or missing.
Deadly hit-and-run: Cyclist Eduardo Arguelles hit by truck, sent flying into bed of suspect's pickup
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Check out our official website: http://us.tomonews.net/Check out our Android app: http://goo.gl/PtT6VDCheck out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Edinburg, Texas police were left scrambling for hours last week trying to find cyclist Eddie Arguelles after a fatal hit and run sent him flying into the bed of the suspect's pickup truck, according to a report by the Brownsville Herald.Arguelles, an avid cyclist and University of Texas--Pan American faculty member, was cycling with a friend early on Thursday morning when he was fatally struck by a white pickup truck.The high-speed impact launched Arguelles into the air.The truck immediately fled the scene, while Arguelles' companion attempted to search the area for signs of his friend, unaware that Arguelles' lifeless body had landed in the bed of the pickup."The pickup failed to stop and render aid and from what I understand, [the driver] turned off their headlights, blacked out, and fled the scene at a high rate of speed," said Edinburg Police Lieutenant Oscar Trevino.After searching the area for hours, police received a tip about a man attempting to dispose of a body in a nearby canal."Immediately, they observed that there was a body that was laying outside the pickup and there was evidence to show that the body was inside the bed of the pickup," said Lt. Trevino. "To sum it up-they were caught in the act of trying to dispose of this body."Emilio Gomez, 23, has been since been charged with intoxicated manslaughter and faces up to 20 years in prison.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off.Check out our Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextmedia.ganCheck out our iOS app: https://itunes.apple.com/app/tomonews/id633875353For news that's fun and never boring, visit our channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/TomoNewsUSSubscribe to stay updated on all the top stories:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-WqkTyKK1_70U4bb4k4lQ?sub_confirmation=1Stay connected with us here:Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUSTwitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUSGoogle+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus
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As electronic cigarettes soar in popularity, the U.S. government is proposing historic rules Thursday to ban their sale to minors and require warning labels as well as federal approval. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said, "This is an important moment for consumer protection," noting tobacco remains "the leading cause of death and disease in this country.
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U.S. President Barack Obama's day-long tour of Tokyo started with a welcome from Japan's Emperor and Empress in the grounds of the imperial palace. Then came the fun stuff...a game of soccer with humanoid robot Asimo at the Tokyo Innovation Museum. But Obama's four-day visit to Asia has a very serious side to it. He's looking to convince Washington's Asian allies the U.S. is committed to its promised strategic 'pivot' towards the region. On Thursday he told Japan the U.S was serious about its security and that includes islands in dispute with China. (SOUNDBITE)(English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "Let me reiterate that our treaty commitment to Japan's security is absolute and Article Five covers all territories under Japan's administration including the Senkaku islands." China's Foreign Ministry insisted the chain which it calls the Diaoyu islands were its territory regardless of what anyone said. (SOUNDBITE)(Mandarin) CHINESE FO
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Students returned to a South Korean high school hit hard by the ferry disaster.A majority of the 16- and 17-year old students from the school's second grade are dead or missing. Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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The first contingent of U.S. troops has arrived in Poland for joint military drills. The paratroops from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade will be joined by another 450 over the coming days. In nearby Ukraine pro-Russian separatists holding the city of Slaviansk said they were bracing for an attack by Ukrainian forces. On Thursday there were signs of Ukrainian troops digging in to new positions a few kilometres away. In a further twist Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a tv interview that the U.S. was behind events in Ukraine. (SOUNDBITE)(English) RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEI LAVROV SAYING: "When you get daily phone calls from John Kerry telling you 'you must, you must, you must' and when you understand how many thousand kilometres the United States is away from Ukraine, and then you would see how agitated they are about seeing their sponsored people not really delivering on the things which are obvious, then you cannot avoid t
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Apple announced a share buyback, stock split and dividend increase. Tech analyst Rob Enderle from Enderle Group tells the WSJ's Joanne Po that these moves are artificially inflating the company’s valuation. Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Three foreigners were killed on Thursday (April 24) when a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security sources said. An Interior Ministry official confirmed the deaths of three foreign nationals and said a member of the hospital medical staff had been wounded, adding that the gunman was also wounded and in police custody. No further details were available. Thursday's shooting occurred in the grounds of the Cure Hospital which specialises in children's and maternal health. It is considered one of the country's leading hospitals as well as being a training institution. The hospital in the west of the city confirmed the attack, but provided no further details. It is the latest of a series of attacks against foreign civilians. Attacks on security forces, Afghan civilians and Westerners have been on the rise since the beginning of the year as Afghans have vote
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The announcement of a unity pact between Islamist Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation in West Bank has caused shock waves. The deal after years of internal bickering is being welcomed by some, condemned by others. Hamas is classed as a terrorist organisation by Israel, the United States, and the European Union. The U.S. is warning it could severely complicate peace efforts with Israel. (SOUNDBITE)(English) STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN JEN PSAKI SAYING: "Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to non-violence, recognition of the state of Israel, an acceptance to previous agreements and obligations between the parties. This announcement, the timing, was troubling and we were certainly disappointed in the announcement." The Palestinian announcement led Israel to cancel a session of U.S. -brokered talks on Wednesday. The talks, aimed at ending the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palest