AP News一分钟新闻:2015-02-03

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”不但是英语听力训练的好素材,也是通晓国际时事的窗口。

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This is AP News Minute.

A deadline set by Islamic State Militants has passed and there’s no word on the fate of a Jordanian pilot or his fellow hostage, a Japanese journalist. The militants had threatened to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner was freed from death row in Jordan.

A gas truck exploded in a Mexico City shattering a maternity and children’s hospital. At least two  people were killed and dozens injured. Officials believed the blast was caused by a leak in the truck’s hose.

Opening statements began Thursday in the high profile murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. Prosecutors say Hernandez orchestrated the killing of semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd then covered it up.

And Senator John McCain has some choice words for anti-war protestors demonstrating during a budget hearing. “Get out of here you low-life scum” The code pink protestors were heckling former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger which let McCain to lash out the group and have been removed from the room.

Kelly Daschle, the Associated Press with AP News Minute.

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