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French government resigns ahead of reshuffle

A child posts his mother’s ballot, during the municipal elections in Pau, southwestern France, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Voters in Paris and across France are going to the polls Sunday in municipal elections seen as a referendum on embattled President Francois...

US stocks rise as investors close out quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in midday trading Monday as the market headed for its fifth straight quarterly gain. Microsoft led the technology sector higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 15 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,872 as of...

US stocks head for a fifth quarterly gain

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher as the market heads for a fifth straight quarterly gain. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 12 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,870 as of midday Eastern time. The index is up 1.2 percent for the first quarter of the...
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Guinea reports Ebola death toll rises to 78

In this photo taken on Saturday, March 29, 2014, medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea. Senegal has closed its land border with neighboring Guinea to prevent the spread of the Ebola outbreak, which has...

Supreme Court could limit software patents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears willing to make it tougher to approve patents for computer software in a case that is being closely watched by technology companies. But the justices on Monday struggled to come up with a middle ground that would recognize true...
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11 ancient burial boxes recovered in Israel

A 2,000 year-old Jewish burial box is on display in Jerusalem Monday, March 31, 2014. The Israeli Antiquities Authority said the boxes were recovered last Friday in Jerusalem when police observed a suspicious nighttime transaction involving two cars, four individuals and the 11...
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Russian PM Medvedev makes surprise visit to Crimea

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, second left, speaks to school-children while visiting Crimea in Simferopol, Crimea, Monday, March 31, 2014. Russia’s prime minister is visiting Crimea to consider priorities for its economic development following the Russian takeover....

Yellen: Job market needs low rates ‘for some time’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear Monday that she thinks the still-subpar U.S. job market will continue to need the help of low interest rates “for some time.” Yellen’s remarks signaled that even after the Fed phases out its...

US stocks rise sharply in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were broadly higher in early trading Monday as the market headed for its fifth straight quarterly gain. Dow member Johnson & Johnson rose on news that it was selling a diagnostics business. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500...

Ohio Boy Charged In Killing Of 14-year-old Girl

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 14-year-old Ohio boy was expected to be in court to face charges that he fatally shot a 14-year-old girl over the weekend. The teen was due in juvenile court in Cincinnati after the Saturday shooting that killed Tyan Adkins. She was shot in the chest at an...