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Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine launched an offensive against separatist forces for control of a besieged eastern city Friday, while clashes between pro- and anti-government activists in the previously calm southern port of Odessa led to a fire that police said killed 31 people.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014

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Obama, Merkel threaten new Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Projecting unity on Ukraine, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened tougher new sanctions against Russia on Friday if Moscow doesn't quickly change its disruptive behavior.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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St. Louis trial highlights gender bias in pay

ST. LOUIS (AP) — From male-only corporate jets to guys' golf outings and hunting trips, Francine Katz says her time in the Anheuser-Busch executive suite was rife with exclusion and outright discrimination. But it wasn't until the King of Beers' 2008 sale to Belgian brewer InBev that she says she realized the boy's club atmosphere was costing her millions.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Honda's profit doubles on weak yen, strong sales

TOKYO (AP) — Honda said Friday that its profit for the fiscal fourth quarter zoomed to more than double the previous year's as the benefits of a weak yen added to strong sales, but momentum was forecast to ebb as the currency perk wears off.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Honda recalling nearly 25,000 Odyssey minivans

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Honda is recalling 24,889 Odyssey minivans from the 2014 model year because their side air bags may not deploy during a crash.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Police: Teen plotted to kill family, bomb schools

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that they prevented an "unimaginable tragedy" by foiling a teenager's elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in the southern Minnesota city of Waseca.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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US gains 288k jobs; jobless rate falls to 6.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate plunged in April to its lowest level since September 2008 as employers added 288,000 jobs, the most in two years.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Drugs in botched Oklahoma execution leaked from IV

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some of the three drugs used in a botched Oklahoma execution this week didn't enter the inmate's system because the vein they were injected into collapsed, and that failure wasn't noticed for 21 minutes, the state's prison chief said, urging changes to the state's execution procedure.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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