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Dollar falls, bonds jump after disappointing US hiring

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. government bond prices jumped and the dollar dipped on Friday following news that U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in a month since December 2013. The stock market was closed in observance of Good Friday.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man reported missing at sea for 66 days reunited with family

HARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat 200 miles off the North Carolina coast and said he got by by rationing his water and energy and praying for help.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pace of US hiring weakens with just 126K jobs added in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - The weakening U.S. economy spilled into the job market in March as employers added only 126,000 jobs, the fewest since December 2013, snapping a streak of 12 straight months of gains above 200,000.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday rites

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) - Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock market closures on Good Frida

Stock trading will be closed in the U.S. in observance of Good Friday this week.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge higher after 2 days of losses

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as the market shakes off two days of losses.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Indiana, Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Robert Schuller turns drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) - The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California - he took his message to them.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Al Franken urges David Letterman to run for US Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Al Franken has urged David Letterman to run for the U.S. Senate in the TV host's native state of Indiana.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, which is in public contrast to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks open slightly higher after two days of losses

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are edging higher as the market shakes off two days of losses.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump

NEW YORK (AP) - A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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FBI balks at pot background checks

SEATTLE (AP) - The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado - a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that's long been illegal under federal law.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Missing jet's pilots had firm community ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - One was passionate enough about flying to build his own flight simulator in his home. The other was a 27-year-old contemplating marriage after having just graduated to the cockpit of a Boeing 777.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


College offers to pay students to take year off

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is raising the price of its popular Prime membership to $99 per year, an increase of $20.

March 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Attitudes and laws against pit bulls soften

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog - the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case

NEW YORK (AP) - A United Methodist bishop on Monday dropped the case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding - a dramatic decision that came just months after another minister was defrocked for the same reason.

March 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

March 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin speaks tough on Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - In some ways, the venue Vladimir Putin chose and the emotional lecture he gave the world about Russia's actions in Ukraine said it all.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin brings down Crimea tensions; Kerry in Kiev

MOSCOW (AP) - Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserved the right to use force. As the Russian president held court Tuesday in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev's fledgling government and Moscow agreed to sit down with NATO.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev Tuesday to show U.S. support for the fledgling Ukraine government, and the Obama administration announced with his arrival a $1 billion energy subsidy package. The fast-moving developments came as the United States readied economic sanctions amid worries that Moscow was ready to stretch its military reach further into the mainland of the former Soviet republic.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Russia 'on the wrong side of history'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday accused Russia of being "on the wrong side of history" with its military intervention in Ukraine and said he's examining diplomatic and economic steps to isolate Moscow.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia demands a return to Ukraine unity pact

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised a new unity government - with fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych back in power - would rule until an early election no later than December.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks fall as Ukraine tensions rise; Gold gains

NEW YORK (AP) - Global stocks fell sharply on rising tension over Russia's military advance into Ukraine and the threat of possible sanctions by Western governments. Treasurys and gold prices rose as investors bought safer assets.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Married man to become Maronite priest in US

ST. LOUIS (AP) - When Deacon Wissam Akiki is ordained as a Maronite Catholic priest Thursday night in St. Louis, he's expected to have hundreds of supporters there for him, including his wife and daughter.

February 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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