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  • Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's military leaders on Thursday ordered the dismissal for sedition of 702 enlisted men who had been protesting to demand they have the option of rising to the rank of officer. The army, navy and air force said in a statement that they have ordered the dismissal...

  • UN Yemen envoy says rebel group agrees to talks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen says the country's president and Shiite rebels have agreed to discuss the group's disarming. Jamal Benomar told reporters Thursday that the Hawthis agreed to a new initiative by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to promote dialogue related to the...

  • Louisiana casino winnings for March 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Winnings from gamblers at Louisiana's state-licensed casinos in March 2014 with total revenue; attendance; and average loss per customer: SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER Market total: $66.8 million; 1,007,195; $66.32 Boomtown: $6.1 million; 89,943; $68.01 Eldorado: $13.0...

  • Senators kill proposal to raise minimum wage

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Senators rejected a proposal Thursday that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session. Without objection, the Senate Labor Committee killed the bill by Sen. Ben Nevers, a Bogalusa...

  • Visa's 2Q profit jumps 26 percent as payments grow

    Visa Inc.'s profit jumped 26 percent in its fiscal second quarter from a year earlier as the company benefited from strong growth in payments volume, service revenue and a one-time tax gain. The latest earnings exceeded Wall Street estimates, but revenue fell slightly short. Management said...

  • Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes — a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years. The National Labor Relations Board said Thursday...

  • Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it's unclear if others will...

  • Kerry warns Russia not changing course will be a 'grave and expensive mistake,' window closing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kerry warns Russia not changing course will be a 'grave and expensive mistake,' window closing.

  • Kerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. In unusually blunt language, Kerry said Thursday that unless Moscow takes immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, Washington will have no choice...

  • DHS sec'y puts ex-watchdog on leave after report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The secretary of the Homeland Security Department put the agency's former internal watchdog on administrative leave Thursday following the release of a Senate report that concluded he was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some...

  • Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another. The agreement announced Thursday averts a Silicon...

  • Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader...

  • March casino revenues down 3.5 percent from 2013

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's casino winnings fell 3.5 percent statewide in March compared to a year ago, from a total of $232.2 million in 2013 to $224.1 million last month. Figures released Thursday by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board show only two of Louisiana's 19 casinos made more...

  • US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerry's ambitious, if perhaps quixotic, hope of ending the decades-long impasse at the cost of focusing on other crises around the world. But...

  • US threatens to pull aid to Haiti over late vote

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. government has warned Haiti that it risks losing aid if it doesn't hold elections that are more than two years overdue. The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince said Thursday that none of the money set aside for the Haitian government by the State...



From the Weekly Standard

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