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  • Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and European leaders are conferring about next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine. The White House says Obama held a joint call Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND'), British...

  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there. Government troops have stepped up their push to win back territory from pro-Russian...

  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. The $8.5 billion deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. The current leading discounter, Dollar General Corp.,...

  • Police: Man returns to scene of theft, arrested

    SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man stole $2,400 worth of merchandise from a Long Island store, then returned and tried to steal another $1,000 in goods. Nassau County police say Andre Christmas, of Uniondale, was arrested Sunday and charged with grand larceny and petty larceny. It wasn't...

  • Beijing, Chicago architects to design Lucas Museum

    CHICAGO (AP) — Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced Monday that Beijing-based MAD Architects would be the principal designer for the site, while Chicago's Studio Gang would...

  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight...

  • RPM Intl agrees to $797.5M deal on asbestos claims

    MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp. The Medina, Ohio, company said Monday that the agreement still...

  • US stocks open mixed on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is opening mixed at the start of a busy week as a batch of merger announcements lift shares in Family Dollar and other companies. The Dow Jones industrial average rose six points to 16,964 shortly after the market opened Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The dispute involves new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics,...

  • Man lying on street struck, killed by LAPD cruiser

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man lying on a Los Angeles street was struck and killed by a police cruiser as officers responded to a call of a naked man running through a neighborhood. Officer Liliana Preciado says the incident occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson...

  • Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the...

  • Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb. Aquino said in his annual state of the nation address before Congress...

  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya's interim government...

  • Virgin America files for IPO

    NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street. The California-based airline filed on Monday for an initial public offering of shares. Virgin America Inc., which operates out of Los Angeles and San Francisco, flies to 22 airports in the United States and Mexico and has a...

  • Lloyds bank settles with US, UK over market fixing

    LONDON (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group says it will pay 218 million pounds ($400 million) to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated benchmark interest rates. The group said Monday it has settled with British and U.S. authorities over the rigging of the London Interbank...



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