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  • Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought. The yearly project is intended for those who cannot afford to travel during Holy Week and will include 12 ...

  • AmEx posts higher 1Q profit as spending picks up

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — American Express says its net income climbed 12 percent in the first quarter, helped by higher spending by its cardholders even as cold winter weather gripped much of the country. The New York-based company said Wednesday ...

  • AP Top News At 4:44 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles New SAT: What will those questions look like? NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat NYC police rolling back ...

  • Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona detective says the DNA of former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them last year at a Tempe ...

  • Captain Tom teeing it up at RBC Heritage

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson is out at the RBC Heritage this week as he prepares for the matches in Scotland this September. Watson is paired with Masters runner-up Jordan Spieth the first ...

  • Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. With their breathing room ...

  • Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's latest case of denial of medical care for poor and Indian women has resulted in the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says it has launched an ...

  • IBM posts lower 1Q earnings, revenue

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — IBM says its first-quarter earnings fell because of a large charge related to reorganizing its work force. Revenue fell amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business. IBM Corp. said Wednesday that it earned $2.38 billion, ...

  • US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional ...

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats say it's time for their party to openly embrace the president's health care law now that better news surrounds it. Activists in one Senate race are doing just that. But other Democratic candidates remain wary. ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 4:23 p.m. EDT

    8 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip Review: Forward to the past with Windows update Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo Wireless industry makes ...

  • Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a deal. Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday and stayed in town to watch the Knicks-Nets game ...

  • Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet company dealt with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire more employees and invest in daring ideas. The results announced Wednesday fell below ...

  • Fox News to premiere 'Outnumbered' on April 28

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says it's launching a weekday program called "Outnumbered," featuring four female panelists and one male panelist. It says the panelists on the one-hour show will tackle the news from all angles and perspectives. ...

  • King and Bank of America are big market movers

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE King Digital Entertainment Plc, up 60 cents to $18.03 The maker of the "Candy Crush" is ...

  • Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 0-1-5 (zero, one, five)

  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's disbanding of a unit that spied on Muslim neighborhoods could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the intelligence-gathering machinery it set up after 9/11. The department ...

  • US stocks rise, extending gains into third day

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) Stocks are higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 19 points, or 1 percent, to close at 1,862 ...

  • Brewers 5, Cardinals 1

    19 hours, 47 minutes ago

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