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  • Ukraine: Russians can’t own broadcasters

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television and radio stations in the country. The measure that passed Thursday says no…

  • Booker, Warner to support for Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained the backing of two more senators Thursday, boosting supporters’ hopes they can block a disapproval resolution in the Senate and spare President Barack…

  • More than 23,000 Cannondale bicycles recalled for fall risk

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 23,000 Cannondale mountain bicycles are being recalled because a steering tube can fail which can cause riders to fall off. However, no incidents or injuries have been reported, the…

  • Plan targets health care bias against transgender people

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mirroring a shift in society, the Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system. Once the proposed regulations are final, they should expand insurance coverage…

  • Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent…

  • BP seeks restitution of some Gulf oil spill business claims

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for BP told a federal appeals court Thursday that the company should be able to seek restitution of some of the money it paid in economic damage claims to businesses…

  • Stocks gain as European central bank says it’s ready to act

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly higher Thursday, helped by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region’s economy, if needed. Investors now…

  • First TV ad backing Walker touts fight with unions

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first television ad designed to bolster Republican Scott Walker’s sagging presidential campaign highlights his 2011 struggle with public sector unions, the clash that made him known across the country. The…

  • Central banks falling short of 2 pct. inflation target

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is 2 percent inflation too high to reach? The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank have been striving to generate a small dose of inflation — around 2 percent annually, just enough…

  • 9/11 recovery workers: Congress must renew health programs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers gathered at the World Trade Center site on Thursday to demand that Congress extend programs offering money and free health care to people exposed…

  • Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and “carbon-negative” housing developments, neither of…

  • The Latest: NFL appealing ‘Deflategate’ but won’t seek stay

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on a federal judge’s decision to overturn the NFL’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal (all times Eastern): 1:55 p.m. NFL spokesman…

  • MTV Video Music Awards criticized for glorifying marijuana

    NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV’s parent company about the program’s multiple references to marijuana and said it sent the wrong…

  • Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com

    SEATTLE (AP) — The website Backpage.com may not be immune from state liability law and a lawsuit filed by three young girls who said they were sold as prostitutes on the website can proceed to…

  • Part of Mississippi River closes; 2 boats collide, spill oil

    PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated and cleaned up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The…