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  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War and outlived its successor. But defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft from the sky. The planes can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet, collect intelligence on North Korea and Russia, and quickly...

  • Cracker Barrel says holders nix Biglari proposals

    LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Cracker Barrel says that preliminary results show its shareholders have overwhelmingly rejected two proposals put forth by an activist stockholder. The first proposal from Sardar Biglari's Biglari Capital Corp. and other affiliates of Biglari Holdings Inc. called for...

  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets. She said Wednesday that the new Veterans Employment Center provides one-stop shopping for troops as they transition to civilian...

  • Venezuela's economic crisis catches up with malls

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store. She sees a country in sad decline. Since its inauguration in 1999, Caracas' biggest mall has...

  • Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains

    LARKSPUR, Calif. (AP) — Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area, but then reburied at an undisclosed location. Archaeologists say the burial ground and village site in...

  • Greek milestone helps Europe put crisis in past

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's debt crisis is receding farther behind in the rear view mirror. Led by good news from Greece, the eurozone on Wednesday notched up several key milestones that together indicate stronger government finances amid a modest but increasingly sustainable recovery....

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the...

  • Norfolk Southern railroad 1Q profit falls 18 pct

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern's first-quarter profit fell 18 percent as severe winter weather slowed the railroad's shipments and coal revenue dropped 15 percent. The Norfolk, Virginia, railroad earned $368 million, or $1.17 per share, during the January-March period. That's down from...

  • Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

    That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul. More companies are starting or expanding wellness programs that aim to reduce...

  • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves. As the case of the San Jose stowaway shows, it did not take a sophisticated plan for...

  • Canada to phase out old rail tank cars in 3 years

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada will require a three-year phase out or retrofit of the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of an oil train that destroyed much of a Quebec town and incinerated 47 people, a government official told The Associated Press Wednesday. Last July, a...

  • Lamar Advertising change to trust approved

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lamar Advertising Co., the Baton Rouge-based billboard company, has received permission from the Internal Revenue Service to convert to a real estate investment trust. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1hoX1GI ) the conversion is expected to be effective as of Jan....

  • Gannett 1Q net profit falls 43 pct

    MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 43 percent, pulled down by restructuring costs, but its adjusted profit managed to beat Wall Street predictions by a penny. The media company, which publishes USA Today and owns dozens of newspapers and...

  • China, US data keep a lid on global stocks

    LONDON (AP) — Lackluster economic data out of China and the U.S. offset a string of positive developments in Europe to keep a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday following a strong run, particularly on Wall Street. A day after a flurry of pharmaceuticals deals had stoked speculation of...

  • Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

    Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year. That increased rate contributed to a $965 million...



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