AP News一分钟新闻:2013-08-29

AP NEWS一分钟,是美联社(Associated Press)推出的长度约一分钟的新闻简讯形式的报道。它因短小简洁、时效性强,深受广大英语爱好者追捧。美联社是美国最大的通讯社,也是国际性通讯社之一,全称为“美国联合通讯社”,英文简称AP。 马克·吐温曾说:“给地球各个角落带来光明的只有两个:天上的太阳和地上的美联社。”“美联社时事精华,一分钟展现鲜活世界”不但是利发国际训练的好素材,也是通晓国际时事的窗口。

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1. Secretary of State, John Kerry says chemical weapons were used in Syria and is accusing President Assad of destroying evidence. Kerry says the US has additional information about the attack and will make it public soon.

2. San Francisco water authorities are scrambling to fill area reservoirs before ash from a wildfire near Yosemite National Park taints supplies. Ash has been falling on the city’s reservoir in Yosemite but so far hasn’t sunk far enough into the lake to reach intake pumps.

3. Jurors deciding whether to impose a rare military death sentence on army major Nidal Hasan, heard testimony Monday from victims and their families. The military panel convicted Hasan last week for the 2009 deadly shooting at Fort Hood.

4. An Afghanistan war veteran, Army Staff Sergeant, Ty Carter received the Medal of Honour Monday from President Obama. Carter risked his life in 2009 to save an injured solder and resupply ammunition to his comrades during intense fighting that left 8 solders dead.

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