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Germana proposes new $25m Locust Grove building

03/31/2014 12:10am
Germana Community College has proposed replacing its Locust Grove Campus building in Orange County with a new $25 million facility.

AP-AM Prep-Kickers

03/31/2014 1:11am

French 2013 deficit, debt higher than expected

03/31/2014 2:11am
France's state statistics agency says the deficit shrank less than expected last year, and debt continued to grow to 93.5 percent of GDP.

Dem push for health law rooted in demographics

03/31/2014 3:30am
While much of America was upset about the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, most Democrats in Congress were still willing to give the law a chance to work.

World court orders temporary halt to Japanese whaling in Antarctic

03/31/2014 3:50am
World court orders temporary halt to Japanese whaling in Antarctic.

Amazon workers on strike in Germany

03/31/2014 4:00am
Workers at one of Amazon.com's German distribution centers are on strike in a dispute over wages.

China's leader Xi in first visit to European Union

03/31/2014 4:20am
China's president is meeting with the top officials of the European Union to discuss the two sides' close business ties and their wider diplomatic relations.

Thai PM defends rice subsidy program in legal case

03/31/2014 5:50am
Thailand's prime minister defended herself Monday against charges of dereliction of duty in overseeing a contentious rice subsidy program.

No more oil found near Indiana refinery spill

03/31/2014 6:00am
The Coast Guard says crews didn't find any more oil during the latest search of the Lake Michigan shore following last week's spill at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery.

Costs of climate change steep but tough to tally

03/31/2014 6:20am
The economic and financial impact of global warming is complex and not well understood. In some scenarios there would be economic benefits for countries that get warmer and wetter and consequently more fertile agriculturally. Drier weather in some regions would result in sharply lower crop yields.

Swiss name 8 banks in forex manipulation probe

03/31/2014 6:31am
Switzerland's competition regulator on Monday named eight global banks it is investigating for possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates.

Libya: Militiamen arrested on Korean tanker freed

03/31/2014 7:30am
An official at the office of Libya's chief prosecutor says authorities have released three militiamen arrested on board a North Korean-flagged tanker that tried to illegally take oil out of the country.

Supreme Court takes up drug company dispute

03/31/2014 7:50am
The Supreme Court is wading into a patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over a multiple sclerosis treatment.

Indian finance minister says fundamentals improved

03/31/2014 8:01am
India's finance minister said Monday that the fundamentals of Asia's third-largest economy have strengthened since the country faced a potential crisis last year.

Stocks open higher, heading for quarterly gain

03/31/2014 8:01am
Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as the market heads for a fifth straight quarterly gain.

Report: Gulf region still a risk to investors

03/31/2014 8:11am
Despite improvements in regulations and moves to diversify Arab economies away from natural resources, global investors remain wary of doing business in Gulf countries because of regional upheaval and other potentially destabilizing factors, according to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit released Monday.

Old US ship home to Filipinos in China standoff

03/31/2014 8:11am
On board the crumbling carcass of this World War II-era warship, Filipino marine 1st Lt. Mike Pelotera and his eight men make their way to a mid-level deck to raise the Philippine flag up a leaning pole and then salute it. Across the calm, turquoise waters, two Chinese coast guard ships lurk, looking on.

Dollar down

03/31/2014 8:11am
The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Today in History

03/31/2014 8:12am

APNewsBreak: Citi Foundation to aid 10 US cities

03/31/2014 8:20am
The Citi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Citigroup Inc., will donate $50 million to improve youth employment opportunities in 10 large U.S. cities, the chairman of the organization told The Associated Press.

Fiat Chrysler: can boost output to 6M cars a year

03/31/2014 8:30am
Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday that the merged company will be able to increase production to more than 6 million cars a year, a level he has long said is the minimum for an automaker to compete in the global market.

Fla. company wins La. Medicaid dental plan

03/31/2014 8:30am
The state health agency is recommending the award of a potential $153 million-a-year contract to a Florida company to provide dental services to Louisiana's 1.2 million Medicaid and LaCHIP enrollees.

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03/31/2014 8:50am
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Court rejects Alaska appeal over fishing rights

03/31/2014 9:01am
The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by the state of Alaska in a long-running fight over the control of rivers and the fishing and hunting rights of Alaska Natives.

Chevron, Polish firm jointly explore for shale gas

03/31/2014 9:20am
Poland's gas giant PGNiG and Chevron on Monday agreed to jointly hunt for shale gas in southwestern Poland in a move to speed up the exploration amid tension with major gas supplier, Russia.

NV Energy points to safety mark at Yerington plant

03/31/2014 9:20am
Nevada's dominant electricity provider is marking a safety milestone, with an announcement that it's been 27 years since there has been a lost-time injury at a natural gas-fired power plant in northwestern Nevada.

Lufthansa cancels 3,800 flights due to strike

03/31/2014 9:20am
Germany's Lufthansa will cancel some 3,800 flights because of a three-day strike by the pilots' union later this week, hitting more than 425,000 passengers.

Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated

03/31/2014 9:20am
The federal minimum wage has been below what's needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It's also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago.