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Volvo truck maker turns Q1 profit on strong sales

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says strong first-quarter sales and cost cuts helped it return to profitability during the period.

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"Are they slaves to charities and government subsidized homes? And are they slaves when their daughters are having abortions and their sons are in the prisons? This thought goes back a long time." — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who stood up to the government in a fight over grazing rights bu…

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Business window stickers protest Mississippi law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.

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Global stocks tumble amid Ukraine tensions

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks tumbled Friday after tensions over Ukraine mounted and Standard & Poor's cut Russia's credit rating, warning of capital flight and risks to investment due to the crisis.

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Ex-DHS watchdog put on leave after critical report

Ex-DHS watchdog put on leave after critical report

This undated photo obtained from the Department of Homeland Security shows former Acting Inspector General Charles Edwards. A Senate subcommittee says Edwards was too cozy with the political appointees of President Barack Obama whose activities he was supposed to oversee. A 27-page report fr…

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Ex-DHS watchdog put on leave after critical report

Ex-DHS watchdog put on leave after critical report

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took just hours for Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson to put the agency's former internal watchdog on leave after a Senate report concluded the employee was too cozy with senior Homeland Security Department officials. The report says he also delayed or classi…

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KPN sales fall; barely profitable in first quarter

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal KPN NV, the Dutch telecommunications company partly owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, nearly slumped to a first-quarter loss following a slide in its mobile services business and a shrinking market for business customers in the Netherlands.

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Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance

Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance

This Jan. 26, 2014 photo provided by Hoegh LNG on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 shows Hoegh's gas vessel 'Independence' during her sea trial. Later this year, the giant ship will slide up to Lithuania’s Baltic port of Klaipeda. The 390-meter (1,300 foot) vessel is bigger than the largest aircraft …

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Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance

Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Later this year, a ship the size of an aircraft carrier will arrive at Lithuania's port of Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea. The 300-meter (984-foot) vessel is not a warship, but a floating natural gas import terminal — aptly named "Independence" — that will be key to the…

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Champaign group planning to build mini-homes

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A Champaign group wants to build a pair of very small homes for poor local residents on two vacant city-owned lots that aren't large enough for a traditional house.

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177 Illinois schools honored for improvement

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Around 180 schools across the state are being honored for academic improvement.

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Cleanup begins at Illinois mobile home dump site

CENTRALIA, Ill. (AP) — Work is underway to clear tons of waste illegally dumped at a closed mobile home park in southern Illinois.

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2 accused of Illinois motel attack on teenage girl

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Two people are accused in southwestern Illinois of sexually assaulting a teenage girl authorities say was lured to a hotel and plied with drugs and alcohol.

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HUD: Aurora officials to build affordable housing

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Aurora officials have agreed to develop 100 units of affordable housing to settle a federal discrimination finding.

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Group lists clergy ready to perform gay marriages

CHICAGO (AP) — An advocacy group has put together a list of Illinois religious clergy who are ready to perform same-sex marriages.

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Man convicted of battery woman who later recanted

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man faces up to seven years in prison after being convicted of battering a woman who later recanted her claims he attacked her with a bar stool.

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Study: Clark County has heaviest caseload

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A study has found that circuit courts in Clark County carry the heaviest caseload in Indiana — more than twice the state standard.

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S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation with Ukraine and Russia from the State Department in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

Map reflects the recent and latest uprisings in eastern Ukraine; 3c x 4 inches; 146 mm x 101 mm;

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S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

MOSCOW (AP) — The Standard & Poor's credit agency on Friday cut Russia's credit rating for the first time in more than five years, raising the financial stakes flowing from the crisis in Ukraine as tensions rise and the United States and its allies are contemplating further economic sanctions.

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Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

FILE - This march 8, 2010 file photo shows the sandwich board at a Panera store with the calorie count for each item, in Brookline, Mass. Diners could soon see calorie counts on menus of chain restaurants. But what about the roasted chicken sold at grocery stores, or the hot dogs convenience…

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Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

FILE - This July 18, 2008 file photo shows the calories of each food item at a McDonalds drive-thru menu in New York. Diners could soon see calorie counts on menus of chain restaurants. But what about the roasted chicken sold at grocery stores, or the hot dogs convenience stores sell? Will m…

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Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners could soon see calorie counts on menus of chain restaurants.

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Europe gives Electrolux a Q1 profit boost

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish home appliance-maker Electrolux says the economic recovery in Europe helped the company's first-quarter net profit rise 19 percent to 431 million kronor ($66 million) from 361 million kronor.

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Admission free to Indiana state parks May 4

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — People can visit Indiana's state parks and reservoirs for free next weekend as part of a spring celebration.

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