Wednesday, March 13, 2013


animated gifFire aboard tugboat off the coast of Lafitte, Louisiana, is still burning, coastguard says - @NBCNews

President Obama tells @GMA that gap between parties may be too wide for a grand bargain on the federal budget - 

Toys R Us Recalls Imaginarium Activity Walker Due to Choking Hazard

Florida's Lt. Gov. Carroll resigns; once represented firm at center of internet gambling scandal - @AP

Pope Benedict XVI does not plan to be present for installation of new pope, Vatican says - @CatholicNewsSvc

Hostess sells snack cake business, including Twinkie and Dolly Madison brands, to pair of private equity firms for $410 million - statement

Tunisian lawmakers give vote of confidence to new government line-up - @France24

Number of cows in the UK killed by bovine tuberculosis rose 7% last year; badger culls to go ahead in summer - @Channel4News

No pope chosen in latest round of voting as black smoke billows from chimney above Sistine Chapel - live video

European Union policy officer at its delegation in Syria died in a Damascus suburb rocket attack on Tuesday, officials say - @Reuters

Dutch government cites threat posed by jihad fighters returning from Syria, signs of increasing radicalization among Dutch youth - @AP

Update: Magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Alaska downgraded to magnitude 4.9; no reports of damages - USGS 

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