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Woman found guilty in 1996 killing of ex-husband

04/09/2014 12:11am
After spending years abroad living a lavish lifestyle across Europe, a once-prominent socialite has been convicted in the 1996 car bomb killing of her ex-husband in southern Arizona.

Grain higher, livestock mostly higher

04/09/2014 1:01am
Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Database: Some docs getting millions from Medicare

04/09/2014 1:21am
Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.

Modi touts record on economy in bid to lead India

04/09/2014 2:01am
To some, the man in pole position to be India's next prime minister is a visionary reformer, while to others he's an autocrat in bed with big business cronies. Perhaps nowhere are opinions of Narendra Modi more polarized than in Gujarat, the western state he's led for more than decade and that is now touted as a model of prosperity for all of India to emulate.

Eastern Michigan holding teacher job fair

04/09/2014 2:11am
Eastern Michigan University is hosting what it's billing as one of the state's largest job fairs for teachers.

Pinger locator still the best option in jet search

04/09/2014 2:11am
Searchers looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have discovered new signals consistent with those emitted by so-called black boxes in the Indian Ocean, but they do not want to send a submersible down yet to look for the plane. For now, they will continue to use the towed pinger locator to get a better fix on the location. Here's why:

New Hampshire groups host immigrant job fair

04/09/2014 3:10am
Refugees and immigrants who are graduating from New Hampshire colleges will get a chance to meet with prospective employers at a job fair just for them.

German trade surplus down in February

04/09/2014 3:21am
Germany's trade surplus narrowed in February as exports declined but imports picked up slightly amid signs that growth in Europe's biggest economy is accelerating.

Investors hope new India gov't will revive growth

04/09/2014 4:20am
India's stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has strengthened on signs that the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will win the largest bloc of seats in parliamentary elections that began this week and run until May 12.

Ohio lawmaker home after donating kidney to wife

04/09/2014 5:10am
A state lawmaker from northeast Ohio has been released from the hospital after donating a kidney to his wife.

EU seeks cheaper power, curbs renewable subsidies

04/09/2014 5:20am
The European Union's executive arm is curbing subsidies for renewable energies to help drive electricity prices down.

Greece says it has instructed international banks to issue 5-yr bond in 'immediate future'

04/09/2014 6:30am
Greece says it has instructed international banks to issue 5-yr bond in 'immediate future' .

Dutch government scraps trade mission to Russia

04/09/2014 7:11am
The Dutch government has scrapped a trade mission to Russia that was intended to forge closer ties between the two countries' energy sectors, blaming "developments in eastern Ukraine."

Russia threatens Ukraine on gas supply

04/09/2014 7:21am
President Vladimir Putin has threatened that Russia's state-owned gas company could ask Ukraine to pay for gas in advance, according to Russian state news agencies.

Colorado tumbleweeds overrun drought areas

04/09/2014 7:21am
Mini-storms of tumbleweed have invaded the drought-stricken prairie of southern Colorado, blocking rural roads and irrigation canals, and briefly barricading homes and an elementary school.

Great Wall's SUVs to be manufactured in Malaysia

04/09/2014 7:30am
Malaysia on Wednesday awarded a manufacturing license to a $618 million venture that will assemble fuel-efficient SUVs for China's Great Wall Motor Co.

Bank of America to cut 3,000 overseas jobs

04/09/2014 7:40am
Bank of America says it's cutting about 3,000 jobs overseas as part of ongoing reviews of its global operations.

Stocks open higher; Alcoa leads the way

04/09/2014 8:01am
Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as corporate earnings begin on a positive note.

US stockpiles held by wholesalers rose 0.5 percent in February as sales increased 0.7 percent

04/09/2014 8:10am
US stockpiles held by wholesalers rose 0.5 percent in February as sales increased 0.7 percent.

Dollar mixed

04/09/2014 8:11am
The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

US wholesale stockpiles up 0.5 percent in February

04/09/2014 8:31am
U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles for an eighth consecutive month in February as their sales rose at the fastest clip since November, good signs for future economic growth.

US blacklists Egyptian extremist group

04/09/2014 8:51am
The Obama administration is imposing sanctions on an Egypt-based group that has claimed responsibility for attacks against Egyptian officials, Israeli interests and foreign tourists in Cairo and the Sinai peninsula.

Rupture caused E. Washington natural gas explosion

04/09/2014 9:01am
A Northwest Pipeline official says a pressure vessel rupture caused the March 31 natural gas explosion that injured five people and forced an evacuation at Plymouth in Eastern Washington.

Weight-loss business settles discrimination case

04/09/2014 9:01am
A weight-loss business has agreed to pay a Detroit-area woman $45,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

Staycation or bleisure? Travel loves made-up words

04/09/2014 9:21am
Hotels advertise "bleisure" packages. The Thai Tourism Authority is promoting "honeyteering." And a Mississippi TV anchor told advocates of gay equality to "go on gaycation."

A sampling of editorials from around New York

04/09/2014 9:41am
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on teacher evaluations under the Common Core standards.

Senate GOP blocks election-year Democratic bill curbing paycheck discrimination against women

04/09/2014 9:41am
Senate GOP blocks election-year Democratic bill curbing paycheck discrimination against women.

VW tells dealers to stop selling 4 models

04/09/2014 9:41am
Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed.

Fla. bitcoin case tests money laundering limits

04/09/2014 9:43am
Two police officers burst through a hotel room door with guns drawn, yelling "Police! Get Down!" just after an alleged money laundering transaction went down. But instead of briefcases stuffed with a drug dealer's cash, this exchange involved an undercover officer with supposedly stolen credit cards and the virtual currency bitcoin.

DHS secretary reevaluating deportation priorities

04/09/2014 9:51am
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday he's re-evaluating the Obama administration's deportation priorities to make certain they're focused on national security, public safety and border security, amid growing pressure from the Latino community and President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats.

P&G selling pet food brands to Mars for $2.9B

04/09/2014 10:01am
Procter & Gamble is crying uncle on the edible business so it can focus on its core brands like Tide detergent and Pampers diapers.

VW tells US dealers to stop selling 4 models

04/09/2014 10:02am
Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed.

Stocks move higher as US earnings get underway

04/09/2014 10:11am
Stocks are rising as corporate earnings begin on a positive note.

Nigerian Air Force buying new fighters, choppers

04/09/2014 10:11am
The chief of Nigeria's air force says it is buying new fighter jets and helicopters.