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Senate ready to sink effort to boost minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hemmed in by solid Republican opposition, the Senate seems ready to hand a fresh defeat to President Barack Obama by blocking an election-year bill increasing the federal minimum wage.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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Man dies of heart attack after botched execution

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials halted an inmate's execution after a new drug combination left the man writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney. He later died of a heart attack.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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US economy slowed to 0.1 percent growth rate in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed drastically in the first three months of the year as a harsh winter exacted a toll on business activity. The sharp slowdown, while worse than expected, is likely to be temporary as growth rebounds with warmer weather.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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Iraqis brave threat of violence to cast ballots

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis braved the threat of bombs and attacks to vote Wednesday in key elections for a new parliament amid a massive security operation as the country slides deeper into sectarian strife.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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StubHub plans to ticket, produce its own concerts

NEW YORK (AP) — You can soon buy concert tickets from StubHub for shows produced by StubHub.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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Italy court: Knox struck mortal blow in killing

MILAN (AP) — The Florence appeals court that reinstated the conviction against Amanda Knox in her roommate's 2007 murder said in a lengthy reasoning made public Tuesday that Knox herself delivered the fatal blow, and that the overwhelming physical evidence precluded any need to determine a clear motive.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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Court revives EPA rule on cross-state pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed the Obama administration an important victory in its effort to reduce power plant pollution in 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states that blows downwind and leads to unhealthy air.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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