By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Thousands of healthcare workers walked off the job at the University of California’s five medical centers on Tuesday, delaying emergency care, surgeries, diagnostic procedures and other medical treatment throughout the state. The union representing nearly 13,000 vocational nurses, respiratory therapists and radiology technicians said it called the two-day strike to draw attention to staff shortages they said undermine patient care at the hospitals in San Francisco, Davis, Los Angeles, San Diego and Irvine. …
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By Mike McDonald GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – The trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has likely collapsed after the country's top court struck down his conviction for genocide, defense and prosecution lawyers said on Tuesday. Rios Montt was sentenced on May 10 to 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity, a conviction hailed as a landmark for justice in the Central American nation where as many as 250,000 people were killed in a 1960-1996 civil war. …
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NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again.
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jose Canseco is back in the independent United League as a player-coach. At least for one series.
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By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s opposition parties and trade unions accused the government on Tuesday of threatening state employees with the sack if they took part in planned street protests against a sharp rise in electricity prices. Only a few hundred people joined the demonstrations, coordinated by the political opposition and trade unions, despite expectations of much larger crowds on the streets of Colombo. The government rejected the accusations, saying that the planned walkout had simply failed. Sri Lanka has more than 1. …
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By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's exports rose less than expected in April from a year earlier due to weak demand from Europe and China, highlighting the challenges confronting the world's third-biggest economy as policymakers try to engineer a sustained revival. The 3.8 percent annual increase in exports in April was below the median estimate for a 5.9 percent rise and followed a 1.1 percent increase in the year to March. The result also underscores the limitations of a weak yen in bolstering the trade sector, especially as external headwinds crimp demand for exports. …
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade deficit widened to a larger-than-expected 879.9 billion yen ($8.6 billion) in April as its weakening currency accentuated surging import costs.
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(Reuters) – Amag Pharmaceuticals Inc said its marketing partner in Switzerland, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, is recalling a batch of Amag’s anemia drug, Rienso, because of a death and several cases of hypersensitivity. Amag shares were down about 5 percent at $23.75 in after-market trading on Tuesday. “The batch was only distributed to and sold in Switzerland and the recall is limited to the specific batch and specifically Switzerland,” Lexington, Massachusetts-based Amag said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. (http://r.reuters. …
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a far-reaching immigration overhaul approved by a Senate panel is largely consistent with his own principles.
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports its trade deficit widened to a larger-than-expected 879.9 billion yen ($8.6 billion) in April as its weakening currency accentuated surging import costs.
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