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  • Growing calls for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to run in 2016

    A growing number of conservatives are calling for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to consider running for president in 2016, believing that while others claim to be Reaganesque, the former radio host and House GOP leader is the real heir to the throne. “I really like Pence,” said Gary Bauer,...

  • Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said. The airstrikes came as another Syrian lawmaker announced his candidacy for June presidential...

  • US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months. Orders for durable goods increased 2.6 percent in...

  • War in GOP over same-sex marriage: 82% Republicans back man-woman definition

    The growing internal fight over gay marriage is threatening to split the Republican Party further, with conservatives warning that the GOP cannot win the White House if it shucks long-established social policy positions. In a sharp rebuttal to efforts by moderates to pressure state and...

  • More deaths from bad care at Veterans Affairs health facilities

    CNN's report late Wednesday that at least 40 veterans died waiting for care at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix is the latest in a way-too-long string of reports of how that agency continues to fail those who have fought for the nation.

  • American Airlines swings to $480M 1Q profit

    DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is making money again and beating expectations after its merger with US Airways. The company posted earnings of $480 million Thursday, a record for the first quarter, which is usually the weakest three-month period for airlines during the year. As separate...

  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest in a...

  • Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a...

  • GM 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Thursday reported its worst financial results in more than four years as the costs of a series of recalls dragged down earnings. First-quarter profit fell 86 percent to $125 million as the Detroit automaker took a $1.3 billion charge for recalling about 7...

  • UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit

    DALLAS (AP) — First-quarter revenue at UPS slumped 12 percent as winter storms increased costs for the shipping giant and cut into its revenue. The Atlanta company said Thursday that the rough start to the year means that full-year earnings will come in at the low end of its earlier...

  • Zimmer buying Biomet in deal valued at $13.35B

    WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Orthopedic device maker Zimmer is buying privately-held Biomet for about $13.35 billion in a move aimed at helping expand its product offerings and services. Even though it is the buyer, Zimmer shares rose more than 16 percent in premarket trading Thursday. Zimmer Inc....

  • Egyptian doctor facing trial over female genital mutilation death

    In a first for Egypt, a doctor will be tried for performing female genital mutilation surgery on a girl who then died of complications.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid jumped last week to 329K, likely due to Easter layoffs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid jumped last week to 329K, likely due to Easter layoffs.

  • Orders for US durable goods up solid 2.6 percent in March with strength in business investment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for US durable goods up solid 2.6 percent in March with strength in business investment.

  • United loses $609M in 1Q; fares don't cover costs

    United Airlines is the one U.S. carrier that can't seem to get its act together. While all the other major airlines made money in the first quarter, United lost $609 million during the first three months of this year. United attributed $200 million of its loss to the "historic severe" winter...



From the Weekly Standard

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