Wife of Jerry Umanos forgives gunman, Bio-Wiki-Video  

ABC News By : Staff Reporting

The wife of an American doctor who was one of three U.S. doctors gunned down today in an Afghan hospital emerged today to say that she forgave the man who shot her husband.

The doctor was identified as Jerry Umanos, a pediatrician who had given up his Chicago practice to spend the last nine years caring for children in Afghanistan. Umanos' wife, Jan Schuitema Umanos, read a statement today with their son Ben by her side. - Full Article

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Obama Says Pact Obliges U.S. to Protect Japan in Islands Fight  

NY Times By : Staff Reporting

President Obama offered a security blanket to a staunch Asian ally on Thursday, declaring on a visit here that the United States was obligated by a defense treaty to protect Japan in its confrontation with China over islands in the East China Sea.

But Mr. Obama stopped short of siding with Japan in the dispute over who has sovereignty over the islands, urging both sides to refrain from provocations and emphasizing that the United States was determined to cultivate good relations with Beijing. - Full Article


Facebook rides mobile ad sales to earnings of $885M  

USA Today By : Jon Swartz

Facebook continued its magic carpet ride of mobile revenue on Wednesday with boffo results.

The company reported first-quarter earnings of $885 million (34 cents per share) on revenue of $2.5 billion. Analysts expected a profit of 24 cents and $2.36 billion in revenue.

A year ago, Facebook rang up a profit of 12 cents and revenue of $1.46 billion. - Full Article


Billionaire Yoo Byung-eun home searched, Bio-Wiki-Video  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

The home of Yoo Byung-eun, whose family appears to control the company that owns the sunken ferry, is among more than 20 locations searched. The death toll stands at 159.

Investigators also searched offices of 20 organizations affiliated with Cheonghaejin Marine Co. as well as the home of Yoo Byung-eun, a billionaire whose family appears to control the company, according to the semiofficial Yonhap News Agency. - Full Article

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Four Reasons Why Narendra Modi Makes Some Indians Nervous, Bio-Wiki-Video  

Bloomberg BusinessWeek By : Staff Reporting

The question always comes up in New Delhi these days, somewhere between polite introductions and drinks: What would the reign of Narendra Modi, who seems increasingly likely to be the next prime minister, mean for India?

One man, pro-business and a glass of whiskey in hand at the club, told me recently that Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will bring needed centralization to a government that at times seems unable to impose its writ. - Full Article

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Better late than never: China seizes Japanese cargo ship as payment for an unpaid compensation debt from 1936  

Mail Online By : Staff Reporting

China has seized a 119,000-tonne Japanese cargo ship in a dispute over a Second World War debt dating back 78 years.

Shanghai impounded the 1,050ft-long ore freighter Baosteel Emotion after a court ruled Japan still owed £17million for two Chinese ships which were commandeered by the Imperial Japanese Navy and sunk. - Full Article


Tea Party Battle Boehner on his own turf  

Washington Post By : Staff Reporting

House Speaker John Boehner’s tenure as the top Republican in Congress has not been smooth.

He has sparred with a combative Democratic president and a Democratic Senate.

He has been attacked by conservatives in his own party who think him insufficiently ideological, and he has had to deal with constant rumors that his top lieutenant, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is plotting to steal his speakership. - Full Article


Skechers Won the Boston Marathon. But Why Was It Even in the Race?  

Bloomberg BusinessWeek By : Staff Reporting

Meb Keflezighi was a bit of a longshot in today’s Boston Marathon today. He’s American, for starters, and American men haven’t won the race in three decades. He’s also 38, a bit old for elite running. And he was wearing Skechers.

But the shoe brand perhaps best known for putting cushy kicks on elderly women (and a creaky Joe Montana) has emphatically stomped on one of the running world’s biggest podiums with Keflezighi’s victory in Boston. - Full Article


On trip to Asia, Obama to bolster US allies intimidated by China  

euronews By : Staff Reporting

In the latest manifestation of the administration’s “rebalancing strategy” to Asia, US President Barack Obama will go on a week-long tour to the region on Tuesday to bolster some of Washington’s closest friends and allies Administration officials hailed the president’s visit to Japan,

South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines as a chance to underscore Washington’s long-term commitment to the Asia-Pacific, the most economically and socially dynamic region of the world against the backdrop of China’s growing assertiveness. - Full Article


American Meb Keflezighi wins the 2014 Boston Marathon, Wiki-Bio-Video  

CBS News By : Staff Reporting

American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist. He ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the finish on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay on Monday in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. - Full Article

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