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Facebook profits nearly triple in first quarter

Facebook profits nearly tripled to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72 percent surge in revenues, helped by gains in mobile users and...

Sacked Moyes understands Manchester United fans' 'frustration'

David Moyes spoke out on Wednesday for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United manager, saying he understood fans' frustration after his ill‑fated...

Judge approves Chelsea Manning name change

Bradley Manning, the US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret documents to the anti‑secrecy website WikiLeaks, will now be legally known as Chelsea...

South Korean city full of grief prepares for more

The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have...

Washed up debris being examined for connection to MH370

Authorities are examining material that has washed ashore south of Perth to identify if it is related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight...

Australia says cost not a concern in MH370 search

Australia said Wednesday cost was not a concern in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after the mini‑sub plumbing the depths of the Indian...

Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not...

Houston the calm face of Flight 370 search

He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern...

 

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Obama's journey East tests delicate Asian alliances

U. S. President Barack Obama heads to Japan kicking off an Asian tour amid simmering tension in the region. Experts say it's time for the...

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Wednesday, April 23rd: President Obama visits with mudslide victims; Sunken South Korean ferry death toll reaches 146; Teen jet stowaway...

New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms

The cherry blossoms were in full bloom for the annual Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Traditional Japanese dancers in kimonos...

 

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Miley Cyrus postpones US tour

Miley Cyrus is postponing her U. S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August....

Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman.

The 51-year‑old Oscar winner wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, Foster's publicist confirmed Wednesday....

With awards, Bollywood shows growing imprint in US

Bollywood this week throws its premier awards event for the first time in the United States, which has quietly become the leading overseas market for...

 

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Buffett disapproves of Coca‑Cola's pay plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca‑Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives.

Buffett, the beverage maker's largest shareholder, called...

Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season...

US urged to drop India WTO case on solar power

Environmentalists Wednesday urged the United States to drop plans to haul India to the WTO to open its solar market, saying the action would hurt...

South Korean cosmetics firm LG Household eyes Elizabeth Arden

South Korea's LG Household & Healthcare said Wednesday it was considering a purchase of global cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden....

New Georgia gun laws allow arms in schools, airports

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings...

South Africa's defence minister admits military meltdown

South Africa's military is in urgent need of investment to ensure it can meet its international commitments after two decades of budget cuts have left...

US 'deeply concerned' over reported kidnap of journalist in Ukraine

The US State Department said it was "deeply concerned" Wednesday over reports that an American journalist was kidnapped by pro‑Russian separatists in Ukraine....

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations...

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a...

Creative hobbies lead to better job performance

Looking for ways to become more effective or improve your problem‑solving skills at work? According to a new study, it may be worth trading your...

Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River...

Cara Delevingne models YSL's new Couture Palette makeup line

The luxury brand has chosen the British supermodel -- a frequent Yves Saint Laurent ambassador -- to represent its new Couture Palette collection, which includes...

US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon

HAVANA (AP) — The lawyer for U. S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for more than four years in Cuba, said Wednesday...

Britain's Camilla 'devastated' by brother's death in fall

Camilla, wife of Britain's Prince Charles, was on Wednesday left "utterly devastated" after her brother died in an accident during a night out in New...

White supremacist pleads guilty in NW killing rampage

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Court‑appointed attorney...

South Africa's defence minister admits military meltdown

South Africa's military is in urgent need of investment to ensure it can meet its international commitments after two decades of budget cuts have left...

Some notable social media gaffes, missteps

A feel‑good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted...

Soviet space capsule up for sale in Belgium

For those who have everything, how about a Soviet‑era space capsule dating back to the 1970s, when it carried three cosmonauts into space?

German firm...

Pentagon scientists show off life‑size robot

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first‑hand look at a life‑size robot that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi‑tech researchers....

Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

Google is now offering trips down memory lane on its digital maps....

Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers

Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of...

WHO hits back at vaccine deniers

The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is pointless, risky and that the body is better off...

US astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs

Two US astronauts are preparing to step out on a brief spacewalk Wednesday to install a backup computer at the International Space Station after one...

 

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Part of Florida history to step back into spotlight

Hidden behind live oaks and magnolias near the Florida Governor's Mansion, a historic house that symbolizes much of the state's terrible past and transformation will...

Rome braces for pilgrim crowds at pope saints ceremony

Rome is getting ready for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and dozens of foreign delegations visiting the Vatican on Sunday for an historic event --...