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  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium. McCartney's website posted a statement Thursday confirming that the former Beatle will perform ...

  • Ladies Home Journal ceasing subscription service

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) Meredith Corp. says it is ending subscription service of "Ladies' Home Journal" due to declining advertiser interest. The magazine was launched in 1883 and is one of the nation's oldest women's magazines. It remains quite popular with a current circulation ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 3 p.m. EDT

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert HBO's John Oliver recognizes debt to Jon Stewart Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour Review: Walker memorable in gritty 'Mansions' ABC signs Stephanopoulos to contract extension Bronze statue of ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 3 p.m. EDT

    11 minutes ago

    (AP) Ukraine launches operation against insurgents in the east; Russia ramps up military exercises Afghan government guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, kills 3 American doctors, wounds nurse Feds propose e-cigarette regulations, including banning sales to minors, new product approval Israel ...

  • Bogus Palin posters at UNR have sex line number

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    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno officials want to know who is behind phony fliers advertising an appearance by former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Calling the number listed for ticket information connects to a telephone sex ...

  • Canada's FM denounces Russia's actions in Ukraine

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said Thursday that the international community should not accept Russia's "aggression" in Ukraine and committed to help the country develop its democracy. Baird noted the conflict between Moscow and Kiev was ...

  • For airlines not named United, it was a great 1Q

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Even with the turbulence of severe winter storms and stubbornly high fuel prices, many of the major airlines are cruising and their stock prices are soaring. Mergers have reduced competition and made it easier for the airlines ...

  • Nadal cruises into Barcelona quarterfinals

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    (AP) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal looked more like his confident self on the clay in passing Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, to reach the Barcelona Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Nadal was struggling with his game coming into ...

  • Panama's outgoing president touts wife's candidacy

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) PANAMA CITY (AP) — She's a political novice with a scant presence on the campaign trail, but Marta Linares has one vote that matters more than most in her bid to become Panama's next vice president: that of her husband, ...

  • At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be refilled with cartridges or tanks containing what enthusiasts call "e-juice." ...

  • Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state has become the first to lose its federal waiver for requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law. State education officials say they received an email on Thursday saying they were losing the waiver ...

  • Bernie Goetz headed for trial in NYC pot-sale case

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Goetz (GEHTS) is headed toward a trial in his New York marijuana case after rebuffing a plea offer involving 10 days of community service. A defense lawyer told a judge Thursday that Goetz remains uninterested ...

  • Google's top social networking executive departs

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook. Vic Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a Thursday post on Google Plus, a ...

  • FDA Oks first-ever DNA alternative to pap smear

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first U.S.-approved alternative to the pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening. The Food and Drug Administration approved Roche's cobas HPV test to ...

  • House speaker says world wants US to lead

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    (AP) MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) says U.S. global allies want America to show strong leadership, and he's encouraged by plans to deploy some troops in European countries. Boehner says other countries are begging for the United ...

  • 3rd seed Monfils through to quarters in Bucharest

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Third-seeded Gaels Monfils opened his Nastase Tiriac Trophy account with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis on Thursday. Following a first-round bye, Monfils broke Berankis four times in their first meeting to reach ...

  • Judge OKs partial release of Attica riot papers

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has approved public disclosure of two remaining volumes from an investigation into the 1971 Attica prison riot and aftermath, but he is excluding grand jury excerpts. Justice Patrick NeMoyer says it's now ...

  • Fake mayoral Twitter account yields no charges

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — No charges will be filed over a fake Twitter account that purported to be a central Illinois mayor's lewd thoughts on sex and drugs. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis filed a criminal complaint over the matter, which ...

  • Study links California drought to global warming

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) —     While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the ...

  • Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland. Rivers and her daughter discussed their reality show Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show and she ...

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