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Mudslide recovery brings tears to searchers

03/27/2014 1:31am
As firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso, he soon realized that the search party had a close connection to the victim: The dead man's son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

The IMF says it will loan Ukraine between $14 billion and $18 billion

03/27/2014 2:20am
The IMF says it will loan Ukraine between $14 billion and $18 billion.

State suspends admissions to 2 nursing homes

03/27/2014 2:20am
Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner has suspended new admissions to two West Tennessee nursing homes because of alleged inadequate conditions at the facilities.

Ga. agency holds nursing assistant job fair

03/27/2014 2:20am
Georgia Department of Labor officials say they're preparing to host a job fair for certified nursing assistants in the Albany area.

Samsung 'puzzled' as smartphone launch upstaged

03/27/2014 2:22am
The global launch of Samsung's latest smartphone has been upstaged by South Korean mobile network companies.

Utah launching national parks tourism campaign

03/27/2014 3:10am
The state tourism office is launching a marketing campaign in western states this week to attract visitors to the Utah's five national parks.

H&M profits, costs up in first quarter

03/27/2014 3:20am
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB says its first-quarter profits rose by 8 percent, even though technology investments linked to online sales wiped out some of the gains.

Las Vegas casino workers union holds strike vote

03/27/2014 4:00am
Union members at several Las Vegas casinos are set to vote whether to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract.

US court posts notice of limo lawsuit settlement

03/27/2014 4:30am
A federal judge in Las Vegas is giving former drivers at Nevada's largest limousine company until April 21 to claim a share of a $3.85 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit over unpaid overtime and regular wages.

UN envoy: Cyprus' economy woes may aid peace deal

03/27/2014 5:10am
The outgoing United Nations envoy to ethnically split Cyprus says the bailed-out country's economic problems could bolster the chances of a long-elusive peace accord.

ANA orders jets worth $17B from Airbus, Boeing

03/27/2014 5:21am
ANA is ordering 70 aircraft with a list price of 1.7 trillion yen ($17 billion) from Boeing Co. and Airbus, in the largest order in the Japanese carrier's history.

Trying to stem economic collapse, IMF offers Ukraine up to $18 billion in loans

03/27/2014 5:51am
Ukraine's prime minister is warning that his country is "on the brink of the economic and financial bankruptcy."

Greek unions to hold general strike on April 9

03/27/2014 6:20am
Greece's largest public sector union says it will join a nationwide general strike April 9 to protest austerity measures. The move means that the walkout will affect all private and public sector services.

Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 4-month low, sign of an improving job market

03/27/2014 6:41am
Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 4-month low, sign of an improving job market.

US economy grew at 2.6 pct. rate in Q4 as consumer spending rose faster than thought

03/27/2014 6:41am
US economy grew at 2.6 pct. rate in Q4 as consumer spending rose faster than thought.

Russia to set up own payment system

03/27/2014 6:51am
Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia will set up its own payment system to rival Visa and MasterCard after the companies pulled their services from several banks in the wake of the sanctions imposed on the country.

Applications for US jobless aid dip to 4-month low

03/27/2014 7:12am
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up.

US economic growth for 4Q is revised higher

03/27/2014 7:21am
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, slightly more than previously estimated, as consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three years.

Turkish TV linked to opposition has license pulled

03/27/2014 7:21am
A television station linked to opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish authorities have withdrawn its license to broadcast nationally just days before crucial local elections.

Medical tourism plan studied by lawmakers

03/27/2014 7:31am
Alongside Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, South Beach and the Florida Keys, Sen. Aaron Bean wants to give visitors another reason to come to the state: to get some doctoring.

Canada: No Russian return to G-8 without change

03/27/2014 7:50am
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Russia won't return to the Group of Eight industrialized nations unless President Vladimir Putin fundamentally changes course.

Another slide in tech drags the stock market lower

03/27/2014 8:00am
Another slide in technology stocks is dragging U.S. indexes lower in early trading.

Vail offers to buy base Park City base area assets

03/27/2014 8:12am
Vail Resorts is offering to buy base area assets from Park City Mountain Resort in the midst of a legal dispute over the lease to the rest of the resort.

Humane Society fetes actor James Cromwell at gala

03/27/2014 8:15am
In 1954, the Humane Society of the United States was founded with borrowed money by a small group of people who wanted to protect animals, end slaughterhouse abuse and stop overbreeding.

Vegas airport traffic up 2.4 percent in February

03/27/2014 8:22am
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport is on the rise compared with a year earlier.

Contracts to buy US homes fell in February

03/27/2014 8:33am
The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell for the eighth straight month in February, a sign that real estate sales will likely slow over the next few months.

Senate poised to vote on medical marijuana bill

03/27/2014 8:42am
The Maryland Senate's version of a medical marijuana bill is poised for a full chamber vote.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.40 pct

03/27/2014 9:31am
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week in the wake of comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen suggesting that the Fed could start raising short-term interest rates by mid-2015.

Obama: IMF deal for Ukraine a 'major step forward'

03/27/2014 9:41am
President Barack Obama says a pledge of up to $18 billion in loans to Ukraine from the International Monetary Fund is a major step forward.

Another slide in tech drags the stock market lower

03/27/2014 9:51am
Stocks are moving lower in midday trading as technology shares slump again.

Correction: BP Whiting-Oil Spill story

03/27/2014 9:51am
In a March 26 story about a BP refinery spilling oil into Lake Michigan, The Associated Press misidentified the source of the initial estimate of the spill's size. That estimate came from BP through the U.S. Coast Guard, and did not originate with the Coast Guard.

Washington think tank confirms former defense, energy secretary James Schlesinger has died

03/27/2014 9:51am
Washington think tank confirms former defense, energy secretary James Schlesinger has died.

Israel allows Turkey to import goods to Gaza

03/27/2014 10:11am
Israel says it is allowing building materials into the Gaza Strip for the construction of a Turkish hospital in the crowded seaside strip.


03/27/2014 10:21am
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5 Things to Know about new candy plant in Kansas

03/27/2014 10:51am
Mars Inc. is confident in Americans' sweet tooth. The candy giant has built a $270 million plant — its first in North America in 35 years — in Kansas that will churn out millions of chocolate bars and other sweets each day.

Dollar mixed

03/27/2014 11:01am

Senate OKs Obama pick for small business agency

03/27/2014 11:22am
The Senate has easily approved President Barack Obama's choice of a woman who founded a Latino-owned bank in Los Angeles to head the Small Business Administration.

Ukraine spotlights Germany's nuclear power switch

03/27/2014 11:31am
The crisis in Ukraine has added an extra dose of uncertainty to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's biggest domestic project: shifting the country from nuclear to renewable energy sources.

Senators urge end of deal to buy Russian choppers

03/27/2014 11:31am
Seeking stiffer penalties against Moscow, a group of senators called on President Barack Obama Thursday to respond more forcefully to the incursion into the Crimean Peninsula by terminating the remainder of a $1 billion contract to buy helicopters from Russia.

Widespread flight cancellations in German strikes

03/27/2014 11:41am
Hundreds of flights were canceled at airports across Germany on Thursday after ground crews, baggage handlers and other public workers walked off the job to press their demands for higher pay.

Coroner: Not enough evidence to conclude whether Berezovsky was killed or committed suicide

03/27/2014 11:41am
Coroner: Not enough evidence to conclude whether Berezovsky was killed or committed suicide.