Fed survey: Winter storms holding back economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows severe winter weather held back economic growth in much of the nation from January through early February. Even so, conditions improved in most U.S. regions, helped by slight gains in areas such as employment and commercial...
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Rangers, Lightning swap captains on deadline day

A fan holds up a sign congratulatingTampa Bay Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis (26) for being selected to the Canadian Olympic hockey team before an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. St. Louis replaces teammate Steven...
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Pledged, planned and recalled aid for Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet at the Russian Ambassador’s Residence in Paris, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Russia rebuffed Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine’s Crimea region to their bases on Wednesday amid a day...

‘Nymphomaniac’ film is banned in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s film board has banned the screening of director Lars von Trier’s movie “Nymphomaniac Volume 1″ at cinemas in the country because of the film’s sex scenes. Cem Erkul, who heads the Cinema General Directorate,...

TV anchorwoman criticizes Kremlin on Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — An anchorwoman on a Kremlin-funded TV network is standing by her criticism of Russia’s military incursion in Ukraine, saying she would rather risk her job and “go down on the right side of history.” Abby Martin, a Washington-based...

Doctors hope for cure in a 2nd baby born with HIV

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment — in this instance, four hours after birth. Doctors revealed the case Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Boston. The girl was born in suburban...
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Army sex trial begins with jury of generals seated

Brig. Gen. Paul Wilson leaves the courthouse after testifying in pretrial motions in the case of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Less than a month before Sinclair’s trial on sexual assault charges, the lead prosecutor broke down in...

2 men guilty in sale of trade secrets to China

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal jury found two men guilty Wednesday of economic espionage involving the theft and sale of a U.S. company’s technology to a competitor controlled by the Chinese government. The jury returned the verdicts against Robert Maegerle and...
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Kristin Chenoweth says she suffers from asthma

Kristin Chenoweth arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Kristin Chenoweth arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris...
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Hillary Clinton compares Putin actions to Hitler’s

Buy AP Photo Reprints LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton likened Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. Clinton made the comments Tuesday during a...