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  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising ...

  • Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the ...

  • Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    Some British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe. The London-based airline did not say how many accounts were compromised, but ...

  • Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

    A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing ...

  • Duke Energy CEO loses $600K in pay over coal ash pollution Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing ...

  • Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

    The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare. Prosecutors say they believe German co-pilot Andreas ...

  • Best Buy closes Canadian Future Shop brand, 1,500 lose jobs Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Best Buy is laying off 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time employees in Canada as it consolidates operations. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company also announced Saturday that it will close 66 of its Future ...

  • In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

    From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms. Building and fire inspectors, ...

  • Exxon unit asks for exception to North Dakota gas flare rule Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp. is asking state regulators to grant an exception to the amount of natural gas companies are permitted to burn off at 140 of its oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties. ...

  • 3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top ...

  • STORY REMOVED: BC-EU--France-Plane Crash Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a mayor of a French town close to the Germanwings crash site who said that the father of the co-pilot was distraught with grief over his son's death and ...

  • Best Buy fires 1,500 in Canada, shutters Future Shop brand Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Best Buy is laying off 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time employees in Canada as it consolidates operations. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company also announced Saturday that it will close 66 of its Future ...

  • French mayor say co-pilot's father distraught with grief Associated Press - 12 hours ago
    French mayor say co-pilot's father distraught with grief

    The father of the German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps was distraught with grief over his son's death and over what he may have done, the mayor of a town close to the ...

  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property Associated Press - 13 hours ago
    Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining table. Friends linked arm-in-arm on a Cuban beach. Men in suits and ...

  • Who claims what property seized in Cuba? Facts and figures Associated Press - 13 hours ago
    Who claims what property seized in Cuba? Facts and figures

    Soon after Fidel Castro came to power, his government seized the refineries, hotels and sugar plantations that were the most visible signs of the American hold on the island's economy. But a look at long-unsettled ...

  • Boston area expects a flood of claims after record winter Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Boston area expects a flood of claims after record winter

    After the Big Dig-out, it's time for the Big Payout. Or will it be the Big Denial? New England's epic winter is on pace to produce a corresponding number of claims as thousands of homeowners seek to repair ...

  • Future Shop stores close in Canada, some becoming Best Buys Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    U.S.-based electronics retail giant Best Buy Co. is closing its 131 Future Shop stores across Canada and will re-open 65 of them under the Best Buy banner in a bid to bolster business. Company spokesman ...

  • Albania gets 266-million-euro loan from World Bank Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    The World Bank has lent 266 million euros ($289.6 million) to Albania for its public finances and investment in road maintenance. A statement from the bank Saturday said that 200 million euros would be ...

  • Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money Associated Press - 15 hours ago
    Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp., operator ...

  • Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows Associated Press - 15 hours ago
    Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows

    Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that's long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding ...

  • German pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child Associated Press - 16 hours ago
    German pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child

    The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club. Francis Kefer, ...

  • Poland's LOT orders 2 crew in cockpit through entire flights Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    Poland's state airline LOT says it has ordered at least two authorized crew members in the cockpit at all times on all flights, effective immediately. LOT said it introduced the measure Friday night, on ...

  • Jury rejects woman's bias claims against Silicon Valley firm Associated Press - 21 hours ago
    Jury rejects woman's bias claims against Silicon Valley firm

    A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff's claims. The jury of six men and ...

  • GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama Associated Press - 23 hours ago
    GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama

    With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health ...

  • After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget Associated Press - 23 hours ago
    After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget

    Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern. The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland ...

  • Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review Associated Press - 23 hours ago
    Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review

    Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree. The free throw allowed the top-seeded Blue Devils to cover a 5-point spread ...

  • Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum Associated Press - 23 hours ago
    Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum

    Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference. Xi delivered the keynote ...

  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 3:15 PM AEDT
    About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are ...

  • Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:01 PM AEDT
    Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

    A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon ...

  • Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:29 AM AEDT
    Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day

    President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building. He's also asking private businesses ...

  • Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:26 AM AEDT

    Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit released Friday. The audit marked the first time the ...

  • JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:06 AM AEDT

    A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized ...

  • Gov. Walker in Texas, out of sight during immigration flap Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 10:55 AM AEDT
    Gov. Walker in Texas, out of sight during immigration flap

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration. The likely Republican presidential contender remained invisible ...

  • Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 10:42 AM AEDT
    Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate

    A jury has affirmed its decision that a Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. . The announcement came Friday after a judge ordered the jury to resume deliberations in the gender ...

  • Jury affirms decision that Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 10:39 AM AEDT

    Jury affirms decision that Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. .