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  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine. First lady Michelle Obama announced the...

  • TD Ameritrade fiscal 2Q profit jumps 35 percent

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade says brisk stock trading in the first three months of the year lifted its quarterly profit 35 percent. The Omaha, Neb.-based company said Wednesday that it generated $194 million in net income, or 35 cents per share, in its fiscal second...

  • Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates on Wednesday decried the move...

  • Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A "group of terrorists" masquerading as herders have been arrested in Nigeria's central-east Taraba state, the military said Wednesday amid indications that the country's Islamic uprising is spreading. The latest report further undermines government assurances that the...

  • NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

    NEW YORK (AP) — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how Americans follow the action partly because the...

  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers have combined cochlear implants with gene therapy in an experiment that improves the hearing of deafened animals. Cochlear implants partially restore hearing by emitting electrical impulses that activate auditory nerves in the brain. Researchers at...

  • US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market slipped Wednesday, after rising for six straight days, as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those announcing disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing...

  • Tunisia divided over Jews' use of Israel passports

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's elected assembly accepted a petition Wednesday to question the tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country for an annual religious pilgrimage. While Israelis and Jews long have traveled to Tunisia for an annual...

  • Officials say car bomb in northern Iraq kills 9

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb has killed nine people belonging to an ethnic minority in the country's north. Police officials said the explosion Wednesday night was in Bay Boukh, a village inhabited by families from the Shabak ethnic group. The village is near the city of...

  • Telsa Motors expanding in California

    LATHROP, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California. The company has leased a 430,000-square-foot building in Lathrop, a community on Interstate 5 about 75 miles east of San Francisco. Tesla has not said what it plans to do with the space. The...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...



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