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  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists. Political developments in eastern...

  • Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks

    MOSCOW (AP) — The talks in Geneva on Ukraine brought together four parties that had seemed extremely far apart on some issues, but within a few hours they produced a broad agreement that holds out substantial hope for a crisis that appeared on the verge of spinning out of control. In what...

  • Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the court announced Thursday. Ukraine, which is...

  • US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

    Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up. The stock market appeared set in the morning for its fourth consecutive positive open, but immediately turned negative as investors sold shares in Google and IBM. The market heavyweights reported...

  • Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO

    DALLAS (AP) — Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering. The company had offered fewer shares than planned and lowered the opening price for the stock....

  • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. By the time the order came, however, he said it had become impossible to help many...

  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ___ "A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!" — Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos. ___ "On behalf of Mexico, I express my sadness for the death of one the greatest writers of our...

  • Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation,...

  • Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.

  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report says the Internal Revenue Service audits less than 1 percent of large partnerships, drawing criticism from Congress. The Government Accountability Office says the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than tripled since 2002,...

  • Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and the...

  • Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

    NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week. For as little as $8 a month, Aereo subscribers in New York and 10 other markets can watch shows live or record...

  • Target expands subscription service tenfold

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes. The nation's second-largest discounter started its subscription service in September by offering 150 baby products, like baby wipes and diapers, for delivery....

  • Federal team investigating fatal Tenn. explosion

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A special investigative team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into an explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one person and injured three others. The blast Wednesday at the Rio Ammunition plant in McEwen, about...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared

    Stocks closed mostly higher Thursday as upbeat earnings news from several large U.S. companies encouraged investors. General Electric, Morgan Stanley and PepsiCo all moved higher after reporting their first-quarter financial results. The major stock indexes spent much of the day hovering...



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