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Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

In a move that further cements Russia's control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday that they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut the power off because of millions in unpaid bills.

The Latest: Trump says he hasn't changed position on wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

The Latest on Congress and efforts to avert a government shutdown by week's end (all times local):

US new home sales increase 5.8 percent in March, strongest pace in 8 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

US new home sales increase 5.8 percent in March, strongest pace in 8 months.

US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

U.S. sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, as more Americans are upgrading their houses in a positive sign for the broader economy.

US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:56am

U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable.

Last words haunt surviving teen's sentencing in fatal fire

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building.

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Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.

Former AG Sally Yates to testify May 8 in Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a Senate committee announced Tuesday.

Virtual reality, apps add interactivity to music videos

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets.

Firefighters still dousing hot spots at massive fire scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50am

Firefighters are still dousing hot spots after a massive fire at a seven-story apartment building under construction near the University of Maryland.

Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper, including jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:43am

Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will trim 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost cutting.

FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:43am

Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:34am

The French magnate behind LVMH moved to incorporate Christian Dior into his luxury goods empire in a 12 billion-euro ($13 billion) deal.

UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:34am

The opposition Labour Party is trying to turn Britain's election into a tale of two Brexits.

Ivanka Trump vows push for change for women, defends father

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:34am

Ivanka Trump pledged to push for "incremental, positive change" for women in the U.S. economy and defended her father's attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing Tuesday as a White House adviser.

Alitalia expected to start bankruptcy procedures

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:20am

Alitalia is expected to start bankruptcy procedures after employees rejected proposed salary cuts and layoffs cuts aimed at saving Italy's financially troubled flagship airline.

Caterpillar 1Q results top Street, boosts outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:00am

Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit handily topped expectations on Wall Street, and revenue climbed thanks to improved sales across its business segments. The construction equipment company also boosted its full-year outlook thanks to a stronger-than-expected start to the year.

Many condominiums for sale, rent at Chicago's Trump Tower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:00am

An unusually large number of luxury condominiums are for sale or available for rent at Trump Tower in Chicago.

McDonald's US sales climb, customer traffic still a focus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:57am

McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it's still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores.

NYC has increase in homeless students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:55am

The number of New York City public school students who lived in homeless shelters for at least part of the last school year rose by more than 4,000 from the previous year.