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US stocks slump as tension over Ukraine escalates

Trader Edward McCarthy, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, March 13, 2014. Stocks opened higher as traders were encouraged by a pickup in retail sales and more signs of health in the U.S. job market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Edward McCarthy,...

McDonald’s hit by lawsuits over worker pay

NEW YORK (AP) — Several lawsuits being filed against McDonald’s this week say the fast-food chain engages in a variety of practices to avoid paying workers what they’re owed. The suits in California, Michigan and New York against McDonald’s and...

Arena Football League

___ New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 9 p.m. Iowa at Spokane, 10 p.m. Jacksonville at Orlando, 4 p.m. San Jose at Portland, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at San...
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Nigerian leader orders audit of missing billions

FILE-In this file photo dated Tuesday, March, 19, 2013, Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, speaks during a summit in Lagos, Nigeria. In an announcement on Wednesday, March. 12, 2014, openly attacking ousted Central Bank Gov. Lamido Sanusi, Jonathan ordered a forensic audit by...
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The missing Malaysian jetliner may have attempted to turn back before it...

Devices to track truck, bus driver hours proposed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wants commercial trucks and buses that cross state lines to be equipped with electronic devices that record how many hours the vehicles are in operation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new proposal is intended to...

Up, up and away for a live TV special from space

NEW YORK (AP) — National Geographic Channel is targeting a subject that’s literally over our heads, bringing it down to Earth in an ambitious two-hour special. Airing Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific, “Live From Space” will originate from the...

Colorado court: Some pot cases can be overturned

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s second-highest court says some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in the state. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled...
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Jittery customers run on banks in Crimea

People walk by a poster reading “Fascism won’t succeed. Everybody to the referendum!” in Sevastopol, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Crimea plans to hold a referendum on upcoming Sunday that will ask residents if they want the territory to become part of Russia....
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Judge: Sharper to remain in California jail

In this Feb. 14, 2014, photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper leaves a courthouse in Los Angeles. An arrest warrant has been issued for Sharper and another man, accusing them of raping two women in New Orleans last year. Sharper also is under investigation in sexual assault...