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    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year results were dragged down by restructuring charges. Its latest earnings topped Wall Street estimates but revenue was short of...

  • Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 33 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 33 people and wounded nearly 80 more on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. Over the past year, violence has...

  • Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the population from their homes. The opposition and the...

  • White House sets no deadline for Russia on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. government is still trying to determine who was responsible for Sunday's deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine and did not specify when Russia would have to meet the terms of a Geneva agreement for containing tensions in the former Soviet state....

  • Marshal shoots defendant at Utah federal courthouse

    A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said.

  • Yemen says 55 militants killed in strikes on al-Qaida base in southern mountains

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen says 55 militants killed in strikes on al-Qaida base in southern mountains.

  • Gauge of US economy up for 3rd straight month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators increased 0.8 percent in March after a 0.5...

  • Pat Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.

  • New law prevents expansion of Medicaid in Kansas

    Kansas is not going to expand its Medicaid program anytime soon in line with the federal health care overhaul, but advocates aren't giving up on the idea, despite a new law indefinitely blocking an expansion.

  • Seattle businesses launch $15 minimum wage group

    As the drumbeat for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle grew louder last year following the election of a Socialist City Councilmember and a new mayor, the business community remained fairly quiet.

  • Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in New Jersey

    Dozens of activists and community members have gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.

  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

  • South Carolina data security efforts, monitoring may cost $27m

    South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax-collection agency.

  • Alaska Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

    The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state's pension obligation Saturday, less than three hours after the plan emerged from the Senate Finance Committee.

  • Pennsylvania labor dispute law change runs into opposition

    A proposal to change Pennsylvania law regarding stalking and harassment in labor disputes is generating a dispute among Republicans in the state Legislature.



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