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  • EU warns Russia against using gas for politics

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in a letter on behalf of the...

  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    PARIS (AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press. Size...

  • Obama calls Joe Biden 'one of the finest vice presidents in history,' but doesn't endorse

    President Obama during a joint interview with Vice President Joe Biden praised his No. 2, but didn't endorse him ahead of a possible 2016 White House run. Obama said that Biden would "go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history and he has been as I said … a great partner in...

  • Joe Biden: 'Nothing I would do differently' ahead of 2016 decision

    Vice President Joe Biden said that a possible 2016 run for the White House wouldn't change his ability to work with President Obama over the remainder of the second term. “There is nothing I would do differently, if I absolutely knew I wasn't going to run or I absolutely knew I was,” said...

  • Goldman Sachs earnings fall 11 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Goldman Sachs says its first-quarter earnings fell as fixed income trading slumped. The bank earned $1.9 billion in the quarter, down 11 percent from the same period a year earlier when it made $2.2 billion. The earnings were equivalent to $4.02 a share....

  • Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss. Its shares fell almost 5 percent in premarket trading. Toy makers are facing a weak environment...

  • Rising GOP star Susana Martinez strikes back after left-wing site calls her 'nasty, petty, juvenile, vindictive'

    On Wednesday, Mother Jones -- the publication that first revealed the secretly recorded Mitt Romney "47 percent" video -- published a piece attacking New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Like the Romney story, the article was based in part on recordings "obtained by Mother Jones." It...

  • Vladimir Putin to Edward Snowden: Russia's surveillance not on such a massive scale as the U.S.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking in a televised call-in show, took a video question from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, whom Russia granted asylum last year. Asked by Snowden about Russia's surveillance programs, Putin said that Russian special services also tap on communications in their...

  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

    UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation's largest health insurer. UnitedHealth said Thursday it earned $1.1 billion, or $1.10 per share, in the three months that ended March 31....

  • Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products. Privately held Michael Foods makes a variety of egg, potato and dairy products. Its brands include Papetti's, Crystal...

  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said. The morning attack at the base outside the city of Mosul, about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad,...

  • Films by Tommy Lee Jones, Jean Luc Godard among 18 movies in running for top Cannes prize

    PARIS (AP) — Films by Tommy Lee Jones, Jean Luc Godard among 18 movies in running for top Cannes prize.

  • Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine .

  • UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    VIENNA (AP) — UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade .

  • Reality show starring Capitol Hill staffers in the works

    Hollywood might soon be coming to Hollywood for Ugly People. Sources tell the Washington Examiner that a "House of Cards" veteran is working to produce a reality show based in the district starring “D.C. up-and-comers,” including Capitol Hill staffers. The show is currently in development,...



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