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Kerry in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, Yemen instability

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and explore ways to calm instability in Yemen and other troubled nations in the Middle East.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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Transcripts reveal Fed confronting chaotic banking system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings in 2009 showed central bank officials struggling to contain the worst financial crisis in seven decades and searching for the right policies to halt a deepening economic downturn.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial growth hormone.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing

 

BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

 

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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Death toll mounts in Ukraine coal mine blast; 17 dead

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 17 workers, officials said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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