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Yemen: US drone strike kills at least 9 suspected militants, 3 civilians

csmonitor.com — Yemeni military officials say a US drone struck a vehicle carrying suspected al-Qaida militants as well as a passing car carrying civilians Saturday. The US is said to have launched 99 drone strikes in Yemen since 2002. By Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press / April 19, 2014 A U.S.
RT @rdevro: Varying body count breakdowns following suspected US strike in Yemen: bit.ly/1jiVOC1; cnn.it/1jkuVPg; http://t.…
RT @rdevro: Varying body count breakdowns following suspected US strike in Yemen: bit.ly/1jiVOC1; cnn.it/1jkuVPg; http://t.…
RT @rdevro: Varying body count breakdowns following suspected US strike in Yemen: bit.ly/1jiVOC1; cnn.it/1jkuVPg; http://t.…

Behind Qatar's bet on the Muslim Brotherhood

csmonitor.com — Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood through a punishing crackdown in Egypt is in part a bet on the longevity of people-powered political movements. The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic political organization that has been defanged in almost every area where it was once a key player, has driven a deep rift between the Gulf's two most powerful players.

Suspect in custody following threat at LA Times building

csmonitor.com — A man was arrested Friday night following a text message saying there may be someone 'about to start shooting,' in the Los Angeles Times building. The man was connected to Vxi Global Solutions, a company that rents space in the building from the Times.
RT @csmonitor: Man arrested Friday night following text saying someone was 'about to start shooting,' in @latimes building: http://t.co/m4w…

Captain of South Korean ferry, two crew members arrested for alleged negligence

csmonitor.com — The captain of the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea's southern coast was arrested along with a helmsmen and a third mate on suspicion of negligence. The captain defended his decision to wait before evacuating, while more than 300 remain missing or dead.
Captain of S. Korean ferry that sank, leaving 300+ missing or dead, arrested Sat. on suspicion of negligence: ow.ly/vWROC

Toyota Camry for 2015 unveiled at New York Auto Show (+video)

csmonitor.com — Toyota Camry has a few little improvements that will make a big difference in its 2015 model. The 2015 Toyota Camry is also available in a hybrid. By Antony Ingram, Guest blogger / April 17, 2014 Toyota's Camry is a classic case of where improving something just a little can make a disproportionately large difference.
.@Toyota unveils #2015Camry with a few little improvements that will make a big difference: ow.ly/vU2CJ

2015 Mustang debuts atop the Empire State Building

csmonitor.com — 2015 Mustang debut comes exactly 50 years after the original pony car was revealed at New York World's Fair back in 1964. Only 1,964 examples of the 2015 mustang anniversary edition will be built by Ford.
.@Ford debuts #2015Mustang exactly 50 years after the original pony car was revealed at NY World's Fair in 1964: ow.ly/vTGIH

Utah plane in Iran: Mystery solved

csmonitor.com — Utah plane in Iran: A plane owned by the Bank of Utah carried an African business delegation to Iran. The plane's presence in Iran raises questions about whether the Utah bank has violated US sanctions on Iran.

Chipotle plans first price hike in three years.

csmonitor.com — Chipotle is raising its prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos, to the tune of between 24 and 50 cents.
#Chipotle is raising its prices for 1st time in 3 years to the tune of 24-50 cents: ow.ly/vUe2D via @CSMFood

NBC salvo opens promo wars

m.csmonitor.com — Traditionally the dog days of summer are the time when national advertisers wind down their summer campaigns on the three networks - ABC, CBS, and NBC - and television screens begin to light up with commercials promoting the new lineup of network shows. But this year has been different.

Maundy Thursday: Church must be open to sick and homeless, says pope

csmonitor.com — Maundy Thursday: Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled people on Maundy Thursday, saying the Catholic Church must always be a refuge for the needy. By Philip Pullella, Reuters / April 17, 2014 Pope Francis, starting four packed days culminating in Easter, said the Catholic Church must always be a refuge for the needy and later washed the feet of 12 disabled people at a traditional Holy Thursday ceremony.
RT @csmonitor: .@Pontifex washed the feet of 12 disabled people on #MaundyThursday, saying the Church must be a refuge for needy: http://t.…

Ukraine deal: How energy binds Russia, Europe (+video)

csmonitor.com — Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, Europe, and the US agreed Thursday to steps that aim to deescalate an increasingly delicate situation in eastern Ukraine. Energy interdependency has helped tamp down tensions as the sides take a step toward settling Ukraine's natural gas debt.
RT @csmonitor: How #energy interdependency has helped tamp down tensions on all sides in #Ukraine crisis: ow.ly/vVxst via @dunge…

Should 'new GM' be liable for pre-bankruptcy ignition accidents? (+video)

csmonitor.com — GM will ask a bankruptcy judge to protect it from many of the lawsuits related to the faulty ignition switch behind a massive recall. And it wants all lawsuits delayed until the ruling is made.
.@GM wants ignition switch lawsuits delayed until judge rules if they violate terms of its bankruptcy: ow.ly/vTbRk @markguarino

Chelsea Clinton baby: Will Hillary Clinton be less likely to run in 2016?

csmonitor.com — Chelsea Clinton has announced that she is pregnant, setting off all sorts of speculation. With her mother seen as the clear front-runner for the presidency in 2016, it makes for interesting timing. The news that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant has triggered a royal baby watch, American-style.
Ya. RT @csmonitor: Chelsea Clinton baby: Will Hillary Clinton be less likely to run in 2016? bit.ly/1tg0Rv2
CS Monitor: "Will Hillary Clinton be less likely to run in 2016?" csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder… WHAT? Pregnancy is empowering for mom & daughter
RT @rubycramer: nooooooo RT @csmonitor: Chelsea Clinton baby: Will Hillary Clinton be less likely to run in 2016? bit.ly/1tg0Rv2
nooooooo RT @csmonitor: Chelsea Clinton baby: Will Hillary Clinton be less likely to run in 2016? bit.ly/1tg0Rv2

Can Israel's natural gas reserves pump up regional peace?

csmonitor.com — Israel is preparing to export a portion of its offshore natural gas reserves. The resulting business partnerships could hurdle political obstacles to better relations with neighbors. After years of relying on its neighbors for energy, Israel is poised to become an exporter of natural gas - provided it can find buyers.