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  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

    23 Apr 2014 at 8:10am
    In this photo taken on Sunday, April 13, 2014, a reporter Simon Ostrovsky, right, stands next to a Pro-Russian gunman at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk. Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive. Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has not been seen since early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ? Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities."
     
  • Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

    23 Apr 2014 at 8:08am
    NEW YORK (AP) ? People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.
     
  • Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

    23 Apr 2014 at 8:07am
    LISBON, Portugal (AP) ? Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday.
     
  • Australia, Malaysia vow to keep searching to solve plane mystery

    23 Apr 2014 at 8:05am
    Handout of crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield moving the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 into position for deployment, in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370By Byron Kaye PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Australia and Malaysia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea d...
     
  • Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

    23 Apr 2014 at 8:01am
    FILE - This Oct. 21, 2009 file photo shows Camel cigarettes, a Reynolds American brand, in Philadelphia. Reynolds American reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? Reynolds American Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs.
     
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    23 Apr 2014 at 8:01am
    In this map provided on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defense minister said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) ? Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.
     
  • France raises deficit forecasts amid low growth

    23 Apr 2014 at 8:00am
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, left, and French president Francois Hollande leave at the end of the Cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris Wednesday, April . 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)PARIS (AP) ? The French government has raised its public deficit forecasts amid slow growth, but is still pledging to meet the European Union deficit target of 3 percent next year.
     
  • Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

    23 Apr 2014 at 8:00am
    U.S. President Barack Obama steps down the ramp upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Obama is in Japan for a three-day state visit. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) ? President Barack Obama is getting a lesson in the art of sushi making at a famous Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations.
     
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