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  • Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit pension fund that covers all retirees except former police officers and firefighters says it has reached a tentative agreement with the bankrupt city. Tina Bassett, a spokeswoman for the city's general pension fund, says retirees would see a 4.5 percent cut and...

  • CORRECTION: China's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, slowest since third quarter of 2012

    BEIJING (AP) — CORRECTION: China's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, slowest since third quarter of 2012.

  • AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday. The move is part of...

  • Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to...

  • Court upholds EPA emission standards

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to...

  • US stocks turn higher in choppy trading

    Major U.S. stock indexes are turning higher in the late afternoon as the market shuffles between gains and losses. Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola rose after reporting encouraging quarterly results, but homebuilders fell following a survey showing weak sentiment among builders. Apple and Netflix...

  • Editorial Cartoon: Taxing success

    Cartoon by Steve Kelley/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Kathleen Sebelius resigns

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Shades of Nixon

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Tax season

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Boston strong

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Janet Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and...

  • Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years. The drop in the first quarter was offset by stronger sales of its noncarbonated drinks that include Minute Maid, Powerade and Dasani bottled...

  • US backs Ukraine military action in east region

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists. White House spokesman Jay Carney says such action isn't the preferred option, but that the Ukrainian government has to respond to what he says is an untenable...

  • J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

    A turnaround in Johnson & Johnson's prescription medicine business fueled by new drugs, combined with reduced production and administration expenses, lifted first-quarter profit by 8 percent. The world's biggest maker of health care products beat Wall Street expectations and raised its earnings...

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