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  • Last appeal bid rejected in HK 'Milkshake Murder'

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's top court on Thursday rejected a final bid for an appeal by an American convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and bashing him to death. A three-judge panel at the Court of Final Appeal dismissed Nancy Kissel's application. Kissel was convicted twice...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm...

  • Pirates pilfer fuel from Thai tanker off Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A maritime watchdog says pirates pilfered diesel fuel from a Thai tanker last week in Malaysian waters, making two such attacks in a week. Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau says the tanker was sailing from Singapore to Cambodia when it was boarded...

  • GM 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says first-quarter profit fell 86 percent as a series of recalls dragged down its earnings. GM had a net profit of $125 million, the company's worst quarterly performance since it posted a net loss after leaving bankruptcy protection in 2009. The Detroit...

  • Zimmer buying Biomet in deal valued at $13.35B

    WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Orthopedic device maker Zimmer is buying privately-held Biomet in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $13.35 billion. Zimmer says the deal will expand its product offerings and services. Zimmer will pay $10.35 billion in cash and issue shares of its common stock valued...

  • Oil near $102 on Ukraine crisis, Libya export woes

    The price of oil rebounded to near $102 a barrel Thursday on worries about tensions in Ukraine and continued concerns about crude exports from Libya and Nigeria. By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. crude for June delivery was up 34 cents to $101.78 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York...

  • National Zoo rethinking security after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo's director says he's rethinking security plans after a shooting near the popular destination. Police say two 18-year-old men were shot blocks from the zoo after its annual Easter Monday family event, but their injuries were not thought to be life...

  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a...

  • 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...

  • Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18

    BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says fighter jets hit the crowded market in...

  • Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people.

  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections. The attack struck during...

  • Examiner Editorial: Obamacare's future is more precarious than President Obama lets on

    Over the past several weeks, President Obama has repeatedly declared the debate concerning the repeal of his signature health care law "over." And, to be sure, there is a certain rationale to his confidence. For all their talk about shrinking government, Republicans have never had much success...

  • Philip Klein and Michael Barone discuss: Will demographics doom the GOP?

    According to the conventional wisdom, Republican voters are too old and too white for the party to compete in an increasingly diverse American electorate. Does this mean that demographics will doom the GOP?

  • In West Virginia, anti-Nick Rahall ads do double duty

    When it comes to West Virginia Congressional races, geography may be on the Koch brothers' side. West Virginia has three congressional districts, created by two horizontal-ish lines trisecting the state from side to side. The first district, held by Republican David McKinley, isn’t really in...



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