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Bombers kill 31 at Iraq campaign rally for Shiites

This image made from video shows a car bomb at the moment of impact, one in a series of bombs that exploded Friday, April 25, 2014 at a campaign rally for a Shiite group in Baghdad, Iraq, ahead of the country’s parliamentary election. The blasts killed and wounded dozens,...

NBC supports David Gregory for ‘Meet the Press’

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s news chief is sticking up for embattled “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory. NBC News President Deborah Turness said in a memo to the Sunday morning public affairs program’s staff members that she supports Gregory...

Va. Man Pleads Guilty In Multistate Fake ID Case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man has pleaded guilty to participating in a sophisticated multistate fake identification ring. Manuel Garcia-Rojas pleaded guilty to racketeering and attempted robbery Friday in U.S. District Court in Richmond. He will be sentenced July 31. Nine...

FIFA downplays Brazil violence worries

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA’s secretary general says there’s not a country on Earth where the World Cup could be hosted without the specter of violence. Jerome Valcke has downplayed the recent outbreak of urban violence in Rio de Janeiro, calling night-long...
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Stocks extend losses in late trading; Amazon drops

Traders Daniel Leporin, left, and Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S....
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Prom-date rejection investigated in school killing

Police remain on scene at Jonathan Law High School after a 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Milford, Conn., Friday, April 25, 2014. A teenage boy is in custody, and police are investigating whether the attack stemmed from her turning down an invitation to be his prom...
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Nevada rancher had limited sympathy in the West

Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a news conference near Bunkerville, Nev., Thursday, April 24, 2014. Bundy, a Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights, lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after...

Q&A: Vimeo CEO seeks growth without ads

Vimeo, a video-sharing hub popular among independent filmmakers, is embarking on an expansion while shunning the lifeblood of many websites: advertising revenue. Vimeo bills itself as a higher-minded version of Google’s YouTube. The site allows people to post, share and...

Arrest Warrant Issued For Ohio Ex-deputy Treasurer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a former Ohio deputy treasurer who pleaded guilty in December to federal charges in a kickback scheme, after receiving information he has violated terms of his release. Amer Ahmad, 39, faces up to 15 years in...

Governors Form Great Lakes Investment Partnership

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An organization representing the eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region is teaming with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in an effort to attract foreign manufacturing investment. The Council of Great Lakes...