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Iraqi forces recapture 2 towns from IS near crucial refinery

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces have gained full control over a contested area south of the country's largest oil refinery Friday as part of ongoing operations to secure the rest of Salahuddin province following the recapturing of Tikrit, a senior Iraqi military official said.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots

NEW YORK (AP) — To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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Appeals court to take up Obama's immigration action

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Appellate judges on Friday were to consider whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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G-20 finance officials confronting global weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery nearly six years after the Great Recession while confronting a range of new threats from a soaring U.S. dollar to a big drop in oil prices.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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Police: 5 adults found dead inside Phoenix home

PHOENIX (AP) — Five adults were found dead inside a north Phoenix home after a shooting Thursday in a suspected dispute about the family's business, police said.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants

 

BRUSSELS (AP) — An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. Hundreds — nobody knows how many — have disappeared into the warming waters of the Mediterranean, including 41 migrants reported dead Thursday after a shipwreck.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Goldman Sachs' earnings soar on trading, deal fees

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs posted a big jump in first-quarter net income Thursday as its investment banking unit logged its best quarter since the financial crisis. Higher fees from trading bonds and currencies also helped.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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