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US economy's spring thaw could boost April hiring

05/02/2014 1:13am
Signs that the U.S. economy is emerging from a deep winter freeze have raised hopes that hiring accelerated in April.

Captain Phillips to speak at Michigan fundraiser

05/02/2014 2:00am
Capt. Richard Phillips is to be the featured guest speaker at Davenport University's annual scholarship fundraiser in Grand Rapids.

White House seeks stronger privacy laws for data

05/02/2014 2:10am
The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

05/02/2014 2:30am
NV Energy is planning to close three of its Reid Gardner coal-fired power plants this year and completely end the use of coal power plants by 2019. The company plans to make up for the lack of coal power by acquiring two existing gas-generated plants in Southern Nevada and two solar farms, including one planned on the Moapa Paiute reservation and an array on Nellis Air Force Base.

2016 campaign checklist: Perry

05/02/2014 2:40am
A look at Texas Gov. Rick Perry's preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

2016 campaign checklist: Santorum

05/02/2014 2:50am
A look at preparations by former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

2016 campaign checklist: Cruz

05/02/2014 2:50am
A look at preparations by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

2016 campaign checklist: Jindal

05/02/2014 2:50am
A look at preparations by Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

Once-great racehorses find happy home on Ky. farm

05/02/2014 3:01am
On the day of the 2002 Kentucky Derby, top thoroughbred Danthebluegrassman was ready to race but got sick and never made it to the starting gate.

Videos show teens' last moments on sinking ferry

05/02/2014 3:40am
Soon after the ferry began to tilt, high school students can be seen huddled below deck in a video, joking about the Titanic and taking selfies even as fear slowly built.

AstraZeneca board rejects sweetened takeover offer from Pfizer

05/02/2014 4:00am
AstraZeneca board rejects sweetened takeover offer from Pfizer.

Royal Bank of Scotland profits triple

05/02/2014 4:00am
Royal Bank of Scotland's first-quarter profit more than tripled as the one-time global powerhouse benefited from efforts to transform itself into a smaller institution focused on Britain.

For new Ford CEO Fields, aluminum truck is key

05/02/2014 4:10am
For all the miracles Alan Mulally pulled off at Ford Motor Co., one eluded him. He couldn't make the stock price leap.

Experts question ice wall at Japan nuclear plant

05/02/2014 4:51am
Experts on Friday expressed skepticism about a plan to build a costly underground frozen wall at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, a development that could delay the start of construction on the project.

Women reach the top in Nepal's trekking industry

05/02/2014 5:00am
When Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri tried to break into Nepal's male-dominated trekking industry 20 years ago, competitors tried to run them out of business. They say men threatened them, harassed them — even filed bogus police reports against them.

CVS Caremark 1Q profit jumps 18 percent

05/02/2014 6:00am
CVS Caremark says its first-quarter earnings jumped 18 percent as generic drugs and an acquisition helped the drugstore and pharmacy benefits manager weather rough winter storms and a later Easter holiday.

Military sex assault reports surge by 50 percent

05/02/2014 7:14am
Reports by members of the military of sexual assaults jumped by an unprecedented 50 percent last year, in what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declared a "clear threat" to both male and female service members' lives and well-being.

US job gains send stocks higher in early trade

05/02/2014 7:51am
The biggest hiring surge in two years is sending the stock market higher in early trading.

US factory orders increase 1.1 percent in March with business investment jumping 3.5 percent

05/02/2014 8:10am
US factory orders increase 1.1 percent in March with business investment jumping 3.5 percent .

3 men assault pharmacist, steal drugs in Utah

05/02/2014 8:20am
Police are searching for three men accused of assaulting a pharmacist before making off with prescription pills and cash at a South Ogden pharmacy.

News Corp. to buy Harlequin for $415M

05/02/2014 8:21am
News Corp. sees profit potential in the tales of princes, sexy soldiers and mysterious millionaires.

Puerto Rico aims to retain young workers

05/02/2014 8:21am
Puerto Rico's governor has filed legislation aimed at retaining young workers and reversing an exodus of people moving to the U.S. mainland amid economic problems.

US factory orders increase 1.1 percent in March

05/02/2014 8:30am
Orders to U.S. factories advanced strongly in March for a second month while demand in a key category that signals business investment plans increased by the largest amount in more than a year. The strength was further evidence that the economy was rebounding after a harsh winter.

Microsoft picks Miami for 1st US innovation center

05/02/2014 8:30am
Microsoft is opening a state-of-the-art training facility in Miami, its first within the United States, the company announced Friday.

Chevron profit plunges on lower production, prices

05/02/2014 9:00am
Chevron Corp. reported a steep decline in first quarter profit because of lower global oil prices and bad weather that slowed oil production.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

05/02/2014 9:11am
At the urging of officials in three southern Utah counties, the Utah Wildlife Board is pressing federal land managers to deal with an overpopulation of wild horses on the range. Board members have agreed to send a letter to Interior Secretary Sally and BLM state director Juan Palma urging a reduction in the number of horses on the range. The BLM says Utah is home to 3,245 wild horses and burros, well above the "appropriate management level" of 1,956.

Eurozone jobless down again in March

05/02/2014 9:20am
Further evidence emerged Friday to show that unemployment across the 18-country eurozone is falling on a consistent basis and that the region's recovery is on a sounder footing.

EU, Ukraine, Russia to hold gas price talks

05/02/2014 9:30am
The European Union said Friday it will hold gas price talks this month with Russia and Ukraine in an effort to avoid any disruption of deliveries.

Homer goes hard-body in 'Simpsons' Lego episode

05/02/2014 9:31am
Episode No. 550 of Fox's "The Simpsons" was put together Lego brick by brick, in a CGI manner of speaking.

Cyprus lifts almost all domestic capital controls

05/02/2014 9:31am
Cyprus has reached another milestone in getting rid of capital controls it put in place after being bailed out last year, saying all domestic controls have been lifted except the opening of new bank accounts.

Journalists covering Ukraine detained, then freed

05/02/2014 9:50am
Journalists from CBS News, Buzzfeed and Sky News who were covering the unrest in eastern Ukraine have been freed Friday after being detained by pro-Russia insurgents.

France suspends US pig imports over diarrhea virus

05/02/2014 9:50am
French authorities have suspended imports of live pigs and certain pig products from North America and Japan to prevent a deadly virus from contaminating the food chain here.

Markets drift despite after US jobs figures

05/02/2014 10:00am
Strong U.S. job creation in April failed to boost stocks on Friday as the figures cemented expectations the Federal Reserve will continue to reduce its monetary stimulus in the months ahead.

Microsoft picks Miami for 1st US innovation center

05/02/2014 10:01am
Microsoft says it's opening a state-of-the-art training facility in Miami.

Stocks flat following mixed earnings, more hiring

05/02/2014 10:01am
Stocks are little changed in midday trading as investors' enthusiasm about a surge in U.S. hiring last month was held back by mixed earnings news and a flare-up in tensions in Ukraine.

Obama praises jobs growth, says more work remains

05/02/2014 10:21am
President Barack Obama hails April jobs growth but says Congress must still do more to help American workers, including raising the minimum wage and creating more construction jobs by approving public works projects.


05/02/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

Henderson officer accused of throwing fit at bank

05/02/2014 10:31am
The Henderson Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a police captain accused of throwing a fit after having to wait at a bank.

Woman gives birth aboard plane on Spanish island

05/02/2014 12:10pm
Aviation officials say a woman has given birth prematurely aboard a passenger plane after it was diverted to a Spanish resort island.

Fruit of the Loom puts Naked Cowboy in new undies

05/02/2014 12:21pm
It's a natural fit. Fruit of the Loom is launching its new boxer briefs for men with the help of Times Square favorite the Naked Cowboy.

Otter unveils economic development plan

05/02/2014 12:51pm
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is launching an initiative he says will boost economic development using planning collaboration but not much spending.

Hagel: NATO to rethink relations with Russia

05/02/2014 1:11pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that NATO should reconsider its relationship with Russia in light of its incursion into Ukraine, which should bury the idea that the end of the Cold War brought permanent peace to Europe.


05/02/2014 1:21pm
Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Fri.:

Congressman wants airport security improvements

05/02/2014 1:41pm
California Congressman Eric Swalwell says a teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in a jet wheel well should never have been able to climb the San Jose International Airport fence undetected.

US warns of terror threat to hotel in Nigeria

05/02/2014 1:41pm
The U.S. Embassy has warned that warns extremists may mount some kind of attack on a Sheraton hotel in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos.

Grain mixed, beef and pork lower

05/02/2014 1:41pm
Grain futures were sharply lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Couple holds out hope for missing bounce house

05/02/2014 1:44pm
Michelle Appel is hoping to solve a big Alaska mystery with a colorful past.

Temporary hospital headed to Miss. after tornado

05/02/2014 2:01pm
A temporary hospital is on its way from North Carolina to Louisville, Mississippi, to help fill the gap after this week's tornado heavily damaged Winston County's only hospital, a nursing home and medical offices.

Swiss finance chief meets with US attorney general

05/02/2014 2:01pm
Amid an ongoing investigation into international banking giant Credit Suisse Group, Attorney General Eric Holder met with Switzerland's finance minister in Washington on Friday.

Stocks inch lower on mixed earnings, Ukraine

05/02/2014 2:11pm
U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower as corporate earnings come in mixed, overcoming enthusiasm about a pickup in hiring last month.

FDA panel pans over-the-counter Singulair proposal

05/02/2014 2:21pm
Federal health advisers have voted against a Merck proposal to sell its prescription respiratory pill Singulair as an over-the-counter allergy medication.

Gun industry pushes to tighten background checks

05/02/2014 2:51pm
A trade association for firearms manufacturers and retailers is lobbying Wyoming and other states to report involuntary mental health commitments to a federal database that produces background checks for gun purchasers.

American economy bounces back from brutal winter

05/02/2014 3:01pm
The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month, rebounding with the biggest hiring surge in two years and suggesting that the job market's gains could endure.

Oklahoma execution renews debate on doctors' role

05/02/2014 3:23pm
A botched lethal injection in Oklahoma this week has renewed a debate on whether doctors should be banned from executions — or required to participate to make the process more humane.

Stocks finish lower on mixed earnings, Ukraine

05/02/2014 3:31pm
The stock market ended lower on Friday as a surprisingly strong report on job gains failed to impress investors.


05/02/2014 3:31pm
A snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Friday:

Papa Murphy's rises in its Nasdaq debut

05/02/2014 3:32pm
Shares of Papa Murphy's rose in their first day of trading but closed well below their highest level Friday.

AstraZeneca rejects sweetened Pfizer takeover bid

05/02/2014 3:41pm
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Friday that it hasn't given up on a deal after British drugmaker AstraZeneca flatly rejected its latest takeover bid, worth $106 billion.

Colorado insurance regulators extend deadlines

05/02/2014 3:41pm
Taking aim at two major gripes with the new health care law, Colorado regulators announced Friday that they'll give health insurers another year to offer plans that don't meet new federal requirements and will revise geographic rating zones that have led to high premiums in some mountain counties.

Oklahoma execution renews debate on doctors' role

05/02/2014 3:41pm
A botched lethal injection in Oklahoma has renewed debate on whether doctors should be banned from executions.

New Mexico taking aim at drone use in hunting

05/02/2014 3:43pm
New Mexico is in line to become the next state to take aim at the use of drones for hunting big game animals.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf founder Herbert Hyman dies

05/02/2014 3:50pm
Herbert Hyman, who founded The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the 1960s and saw the premium coffee chain grow to hundreds of stores around the world, has died in Southern California. He was 82.

Crew, equipment likely didn't cause Va. derailment

05/02/2014 4:01pm
Early reviews found no human error or mechanical failure that could have caused a fiery derailment of an oil train in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

Highlights from Florida's new $77.1 billion budget

05/02/2014 4:11pm
The Florida Legislature is expected to pass a nearly $77.1 billion budget on Friday before ending its 60-day annual session.

New York City subway train derails; 4 hospitalized

05/02/2014 4:20pm
A subway train carrying 1,000 passengers shook through a tunnel, tilted and derailed on Friday, injuring more than a dozen people and frightening scores of others with sparks, smoke and sudden darkness.

GM begins talks to settle ignition switch lawsuits

05/02/2014 4:20pm
A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars.

Mining group seeks court review of coal dust rule

05/02/2014 4:31pm
The mining industry is seeking a court review of the Obama administration's new rule aimed at cutting the amount of coal dust in coal mines.

Union votes to oppose Nevada margins tax question

05/02/2014 5:11pm
The Nevada State AFL-CIO has passed a resolution opposing a business tax that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Sands says it's not selling Pennsylvania casino

05/02/2014 5:41pm
Officials with the Las Vegas Sands swatted down rumors that they planned to sell their casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and added that they want to make further investment in the property.

California jury says Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents

05/02/2014 6:10pm
California jury says Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents.

California jury says Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents, awards $120 million

05/02/2014 6:21pm
California jury says Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents, awards $120 million.

Jury says Samsung infringed Apple patents

05/02/2014 6:22pm
A California jury has determined that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million damages.

Ex-pilot pleads guilty in Minnesota alcohol case

05/02/2014 6:22pm
A former American Eagle pilot pleaded guilty Friday to having alcohol in his system as he prepared to fly a plane from Minneapolis to New York City last year.

California jury rules that Apple infringed Samsung patents, awards $158K in damages

05/02/2014 6:31pm
California jury rules that Apple infringed Samsung patents, awards $158K in damages.

Senators warn of safety risks at closed reactors

05/02/2014 7:00pm
Five U.S. senators on Friday warned that federal regulators need to keep more emergency and security regulations in place at shuttered nuclear power plants that store tons of spent radioactive fuel.

Feds reject LSU hospital deals

05/02/2014 7:10pm
Federal officials on Friday rejected Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's financing plans for the privatization of six state-owned hospitals that care for the poor and uninsured, dealing a potentially significant blow to the state's health care operations.

St. Louis trial highlights gender bias in pay

05/02/2014 7:21pm
From male-only corporate jets to guys' golf outings and hunting trips, Francine Katz says her time in the Anheuser-Busch executive suite was rife with exclusion and outright discrimination. But it wasn't until the King of Beers' 2008 sale to Belgian brewer InBev that she says she realized the boy's club atmosphere was costing her millions.

Fla. could pay man who spent 2 decades in prison

05/02/2014 7:30pm
A man who spent 21 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of killing his seven children might be compensated by the state more than 40 years later under a bill passed by the Legislature.

Feds reject LSU hospital deals

05/02/2014 7:41pm
Federal officials on Friday rejected Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's financing plans for the privatization of six state-owned hospitals that care for the poor and uninsured, dealing a potentially significant blow to the state's health care operations.

Armstrong appeals to Texas Supreme Court

05/02/2014 7:41pm
Lance Armstrong asked the Texas Supreme Court on Friday to stop a Dallas company from trying to force him to pay back about $12 million in bonuses it paid him for winning the Tour De France.

Fla. Legislature expands school voucher program

05/02/2014 7:50pm
Middle-income families in Florida would have a chance to receive a private-school voucher under a significant expansion of the state's existing program approved Friday by the Florida Legislature.

Analysts expect $445M NC shortfall

05/02/2014 8:11pm
North Carolina government now faces a $445 million revenue shortfall when the fiscal year ends June 30, state budget analysts estimated Friday, raising more hurdles to Republicans' efforts to give pay raises to all teachers and state employees.

Yogi Berra's New Jersey home up for sale

05/02/2014 8:40pm
It's not the house that Yogi Berra built. But it is the place in New Jersey that Berra, his wife and three sons called home for almost 40 years.

Jury says Samsung infringed Apple patents

05/02/2014 8:51pm
A California jury awarded Apple $119 million — far less than it demanded — in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features, and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung's patents.

Texas A&M System regents approve $3.8B budget

05/02/2014 9:01pm
The board of regents for the Texas A&M University System has approved a $3.8 billion budget that guarantees fixed tuition and fees for students.

Singles left out of Hawaii fertility law

05/02/2014 9:41pm
Do you want to get fertility treatments in Hawaii? If you're married, there's a good chance that the treatments will be covered by insurance.

Health bill dies in Florida Legislature

05/02/2014 10:01pm
An omnibus health care bill stripped of two of its biggest provisions has died in the waning hours of the Legislative session.

Fla. Legislature approves budget and ends session

05/02/2014 10:21pm
Flush with cash, Florida legislators ended their annual session Friday by approving a record state budget that increases money for everything from child welfare to schools to cleaning up water pollution.
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