Environment Reporter, Associated Press
A mom of three that sidelines as an environmental reporter for the AP in Houston
m.apnews.com — A spokeswoman for Rep. Ted Poe said the five-term congressman from the state's 2nd District was eating dinner at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington Thursday when he began choking. Poe spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon was eating nearby and he and another bystander jumped into action and began doing the Heimlich maneuver to clear Poe's airway.
m.apnews.com — The work started Monday the Queens neighborhood that was home to James Burke, a Lucchese crime family associate known as "Jimmy the Gent." He was the inspiration for Robert De Niro's character in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie "Goodfellas."
m.apnews.com — KIMBERLY DOZIER Published: 29 minutes ago From left, Deputy Attorney General James Cole; National Security Agency (NSA) Deputy Director Chris Inglis; NSA Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander; Deputy FBI Director Sean Joyce; and Robert Litt, general counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing regarding NSA surveillance.
nytimes.com — Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, via Associated Press The decisive victory of the moderate, though well-connected, cleric Hassan Rowhani in Iranian elections surprised even many of his supporters. But the continued power of theocracy and military elites in Tehran makes the power of elected officials a matter of debate.
nytimes.com — KABUL, Afghanistan - In a potentially groundbreaking move, the Taliban announced on Tuesday they were prepared to take the first step towards peace negotiations with the Afghanistan government after 12 years of war.
m.apnews.com — Troy Alstead, chief financial officer at Starbucks, says at the Jefferies Global Consumer Conference Tuesday that one out of every three purchases in the U.S. includes a food item and that food accounts for 19 percent of revenue. That's up from the low-teens "not that many years ago," he said.
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