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5 Former Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Pay

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team, saying they weren’t paid for their time at games or mandatory public appearances that left them open to groping and sexual comments. The lawsuit is the third filed this year against a National...

More Than 73K Ohioans Have Voted Early In Primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 73,000 Ohioans have voted early so far in the state’s primary election next month. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says 73,207 residents already have cast absentee ballots, while 155,093 ballots have been requested since the...

AK Steel Takes Bigger 1Q Loss As Costs Rise

NEW YORK (AP) — AK Steel reported a larger loss in the first quarter on higher energy costs and plant outages. The company said Tuesday that the severe winter weather drove up its natural gas and electricity costs by $30 million compared to a year ago. AK Steel also absorbed...
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Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

FILE – In this April 2011, file photo, professional golfer Notah Begay III talks to students in Albuquerque, N.M., about his mission to combat diabetes among Native American youth. The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country’s largest reservation, is to use...
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Investor pressure pushing drugmaker M&A deals

FILE – The Oct. 19, 2012 file photo shows a Novartis employee in a laboratory of Novartis in Prangins near Nyon, Switzerland. Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday, April 22, 2014 with other major pharmaceutical...

Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed three hours, 24 minutes for her 100th clay victory, three...

Court: Ohio Man Must Pay $489,000 For False Call

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court says an Ohio man whose false distress call triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort. In a 2-1 opinion Tuesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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Jet stowaway at hospital as security issues linger

A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport, Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. A 16-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday....
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Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service) Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin...
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Fla. man guilty of killing newlywed wife for money

Buy AP Photo Reprints MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man has been convicted of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy. Prosecutors say Michel Escoto was married to 21-year-old Wendy Trapaga for only four days in October...