More job searchers...Russia warns against sanctions...New Dreamliner problem



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite brutal weather, employers still added 175,000 jobs last month. Though the unemployment rate rose to 6.7 percent from a five-year low of 6.6 percent, there was still a silver lining: More people began seeking work. Some economists also suggest that having endured harsh weather, the economy may be poised to pick up soon.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister has warned Secretary of State John Kerry that sanctions over Russian actions in Crimea could backfire. According to a statement, Segey Lavrov told Kerry in a phone conversation that the U.S. shouldn't take "hasty, poorly thought-out steps that could harm Russian-U.S. relations." The statement said U.S. sanctions could "boomerang.'

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland authorities say letter bombs have been found at two postal sorting offices, weeks after similar packages were sent to army facilities in England. The devices, found in Londonderry on yesterday and Lisburn today. Most IRA members renounced violence in 2005, but dissidents still seek to undermine Northern Ireland's peace settlement.

NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing's much-delayed 787 Dreamliner has hit another production snag. Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built. Boeing says none of the 122 jets already flown by airlines around the world are affected.

SEATTLE (AP) — A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at a Seattle Catholic school has filed a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and church. Lawyers for the church and school planned to respond immediately with a motion arguing King County Superior Court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case without violating the First Amendment.

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