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  • Editorial Cartoon: Boston strong

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Janet Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and...

  • Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years. The drop in the first quarter was offset by stronger sales of its noncarbonated drinks that include Minute Maid, Powerade and Dasani bottled...

  • US backs Ukraine military action in east region

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists. White House spokesman Jay Carney says such action isn't the preferred option, but that the Ukrainian government has to respond to what he says is an untenable...

  • J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

    A turnaround in Johnson & Johnson's prescription medicine business fueled by new drugs, combined with reduced production and administration expenses, lifted first-quarter profit by 8 percent. The world's biggest maker of health care products beat Wall Street expectations and raised its earnings...

  • US homebuilder confidence edges up in April

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

  • US consumer prices up a slight 0.2 pct. in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping to offset higher costs for food and clothing. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in March, after scant 0.1 percent increases in the previous two...

  • Heavy gunfire heard at airport in eastern Ukraine after troops move against pro-Russia militia

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy gunfire heard at airport in eastern Ukraine after troops move against pro-Russia militia.

  • German company starts gas deliveries to Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine, a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries. The reverse-flow deliveries from Germany via Poland are...

  • Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud

    MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend four hours a week helping the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, a sentence that imposes few restrictions on his campaigning in the upcoming European elections. The 77-year-old three-time...

  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Assailants...

  • Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors...

  • U.S. anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

  • Police: Suspected killers wore GPS devices

    Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's tour highlights questions of taxes

    Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.



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