Japan economy grows lackluster 1 pct in Oct-Dec

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy expanded at a slower-than-expected 1 percent annualized rate in the last quarter of 2013, raising pressure on the central bank to step up already massive stimulus to sustain the recovery. The data released Monday showed a 0.3 percent...
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Venezuelan opposition leader to turn himself in

Demonstrators paint their silhouettes during a protest asking for the disarmament of armed groups in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. For the past several days, protests have rocked Caracas yielding several dead and scores of wounded in clashes between between...

2 In Car Killed After It Crashes Into Ohio House

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a driver, passenger were killed in northeast Ohio after their car went through a stop sign and then hit a house. The crash happened Saturday afternoon in Medina County. The patrol says the car ran through a stop sign, went off the...
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Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

AP Photo/Terry Renna DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona. Dillon reawakened the days of The...
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Chelsea Clinton says gay rights have made progress

FILE – In a Dec. 9, 2013, file photo Chelsea Clinton speaks during a CGI Clinton Global Initiative Latin America event at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clinton, in an address at a national conference Sunday Jan. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas, called lesbian,...
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Chelsea Clinton says gay rights have made progress

FILE – In a Dec. 9, 2013, file photo Chelsea Clinton speaks during a CGI Clinton Global Initiative Latin America event at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clinton, in an address at a national conference Sunday Jan. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas, called lesbian,...

Axford Takes Over For Perez As Indians Closer

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — John Axford got a surprise when St. Louis got him in a trade last August. The Cardinals informed him that he’d been tipping off his pitches. No more free tips. Axford changed his delivery, finished the season strong and looked for a place where he...

Macedonia explosion wounds 5 Roma children

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — An explosion wounded five Roma children in a Macedonian town west of the capital Sunday and investigators were trying to establish what type of device caused the blast, police said. Two 14-year-old girls sustained serious limb and chest injuries...

’12 Years a Slave’ named best film at UK awards

LONDON (AP) — The force of “Gravity” was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday — but it was unflinching drama “12 Years a Slave” that took the top prize. Steve McQueen’s visceral, violent story of a free back man...

’12 Years a Slave’ named best film at UK awards

LONDON (AP) — The force of “Gravity” was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday — but it was unflinching drama “12 Years a Slave” that took the top prize. Steve McQueen’s visceral, violent story of a free back man...