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  • US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further…

  • Apple to replace AT&T in Dow

    NEW YROK (AP) — Apple is replacing AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average after the close of trading on Wednesday, March 18. The switch will take effect at the opening of trading on Thursday,…

  • Police: 2 brothers charged in officer’s death

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s police commissioner says two brothers have been charged with murder in the death of an officer who was gunned down during a video game store robbery. Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Friday…

  • 3 reasons Apple’s watch will _ or won’t _ change the game

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company’s iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is…

  • Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today’s…

  • One more winter storm: No relief in the South, Northeast

    Clocks are springing forward this weekend, but Friday will still feel like winter for much of the country. Temperatures of 10 to 30 degrees below average were expected from the South to Northeast, along with…

  • Bach: IOC doesn’t always agree with host country politics

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The International Olympic Committee does not necessarily condone the political or legal systems in countries that it selects to host the games, IOC President Thomas Bach said. Bach’s statement, delivered at…

  • South African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Friday in a sensational case in which authorities are struggling…

  • Colorful ‘body sculptor’ due back in murder trial

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received…

  • Russia imports drop by more than a third

    MOSCOW (AP) — Imports into Russia this year have fallen by more than a third as the country struggles with the low value of the ruble and a predicted recession. The customs service says that…

  • Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    GALENA, Ill. (AP) — Railroad company officials say a fiery oil train derailment in western Illinois involved tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires. Six of the BNSF…

  • Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected. The attack Thursday…

  • Tiny bird long thought to be extinct rediscovered in Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Scientists say a tiny, brown bird long thought to be extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar’s grasslands, but its fragmented habitat is threatened by human encroachment. The Jerdon’s babbler was first…

  • 11-year-old sent home from school for Christian Grey costume

    LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian…

  • Doctor describes pulling Harrison Ford from plane wreckage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor who helped treat Harrison Ford after his vintage plane crash-landed on a golf course says he found the actor slumped over in the cockpit but conscious. Spinal surgeon Sanjay…