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Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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Postal workers' unions protest Staples program

 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

 

DETROIT (AP) — A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014

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