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Woman gets prison time in Ohio forced-labor case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding

HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.

Verdict reached in Hawaii death penalty trial

HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has reached a verdict in the case of a former Hawaii-based soldier accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter.

Severe storms loom across central US this weekend

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South.

O'Sullivan troubled as Robertson advances

A shot is played during the World Snooker Championship 2014 at The Crucible in Sheffield on April 23, 2014 Sheffield (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Reigning champion Ronnie O'Sullivan endured a difficult opening session in his World Championship second round match against Joe Perry, while Australia's Neil Robertson eased to a first round win on Thursday. Five-time world champion O'Sullivan trailed 4-1 at the Crucible before reducing the deficit to 5-3 in his best-of-25 frame clash. Perry was quick out of the blocks, taking the opening frame before O'Sullivan levelled. That should have signalled O'Sullivan taking control, but Perry snatched the next two frames to go in at the mid-session interval 3-1 up.


Report: Iran to cut portion of gasoline subsidies

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will cut a portion of its gasoline subsidies beginning Friday, nearly doubling some prices at the pump as part of a second round of cuts delayed since 2012, state television reported Thursday.

Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo provided by the Detroit Police Department is Mike Reda. The 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday, April 24, 2014 to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home in October 2013. (AP Photo/Detroit Police Department, File) DETROIT (AP) — A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.


Postal workers unions protest Staples program

U.S. Postal employee LeRoy Lavender uses a bullhorn to chant to passing motorist during a protest outside a Staples store, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Atlanta. Thousands of postal workers picketed outside Staples stores nationwide Thursday to protest a pilot program that allows the office supply chain to handle U.S. mail. (AP Photo/David Goldman) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Postal workers in cities big and small around the country have fanned out to protest a deal that puts postal services in Staples stores.


US wants money linked to South Korea dictator

NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) — U.S. authorities want to seize more than $700,000 from the sale of a Southern California home they contend was bought with corrupt money from South Korea's former dictator.

US wants money linked to South Korea dictator

NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) — U.S. authorities want to seize more than $700,000 from the sale of a Southern California home they contend was bought with corrupt money from South Korea's former dictator.

Landslide threatening Wyoming resort town slows to a crawl

A Wyoming landslide menacing houses and businesses in an upscale resort town has slowed to a crawl, giving crews time to prevent the rupture of a water main, although one official cautioned on Thursday that the respite could prove temporary. The slow collapse of the East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson, a popular international ski destination and gateway to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, has torn a house in two, buckled roads, displaced dozens of residents from their homes and shuttered several businesses. George Machan of Landslide Technology, a geotechnical firm that provides landslide evaluation and mitigation services, said the slide had "a significant slowing" amid efforts to reinforce the bottom of the butte with six million pounds of concrete and other materials. Jackson Police Lieutenant Cole Nethercott said it was possible some residents might be able to use a temporary road as early as next week to gain access to their houses.

Former U.S. contractor pleads guilty to faking background investigations

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. government contractor carrying out background checks on federal employees is facing up to five years in jail after pleading guilty to falsely claiming he had conducted investigations, officials said on Thursday. Brian Rapier, 34, worked for U.S. Investigations Services Inc., (USIS), the same company that handled the background investigation of Aaron Alexis, who gunned down 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. in September before police shot and killed him.

GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the nation's deportations policy.

Israel suspends peace talks after Palestinian unity bid

File picture of Palestinian President Abbas during a meeting with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank city of Ramallah By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Thursday suspended U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist Hamas group. The United States had been struggling to extend the talks beyond an original April 29 deadline for a peace accord. "The government of Israel will not hold negotiations with a Palestinian government that is backed by Hamas, a terror organization that calls for Israel's destruction," an official statement said after a six-hour meeting of the security cabinet. Asked to clarify whether that meant the talks were now frozen or would be called off only after a unity government was formed, a senior Israeli official said: "They are currently suspended." In Washington, a U.S. official said the United States would have to reconsider its assistance to Abbas's aid-dependent Palestinian Authority if the Western-backed leader and Hamas formed a government.


Navy probes report of gunman at San Diego base

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego is being searched after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.

Microsoft earnings beat Street expectations

FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during the keynote address of the Build Conference in San Francisco. Microsoft reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. posted flat revenue and a decline in net income for the January-March quarter. Revenue gains from its Windows operating system and cloud computing services like Azure were offset by the lack of special upgrade offer revenues from a year ago.


Apple buoys Nasdaq; Ukraine weighs on broader market

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq rose modestly in a choppy session on Thursday, lifted by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held the broader market in check. Shares of Apple Inc , the most valuable U.S. company by market capitalization, jumped 8.2 percent to $567.77, the biggest gain since August, a day after the company posted revenue that far outpaced expectations. Apple also approved another $30 billion stock-buyback plan, raised its dividend and authorized a seven-for-one stock split. The three major U.S. stock indexes had opened sharply higher, with the Nasdaq initially climbing more than 1 percent before turning negative in the first half-hour of trading.


First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

First lady Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, after she handed Mrs. Obama her dad's resume during the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The girl in the front row at Thursday’s event told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand Mrs. Obama her dad’s resume saying “My dad’s been out of a job for three years and I wanted to give you his resume.” (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume.


First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

First lady Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, after she handed Mrs. Obama her dad's resume during the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The girl in the front row at Thursday’s event told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand Mrs. Obama her dad’s resume saying “My dad’s been out of a job for three years and I wanted to give you his resume.” (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume.


'X-Men' director calls sex abuse suit a shakedown

FILE - In this March 3, 2012 file photo, director Bryan Singer arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the play "8" in Los Angeles. Singer released a statement on Thursday, April 24, 2014, denying allegations by Michael Egan III that the director sexually assaulted him when he was underage in 1999 and called them "outrageous, vicious and completely false." The director of the upcoming film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" also said he is avoiding media promotions of the film to avoid creating a distraction. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film is calling a lawsuit that accuses him of raping an aspiring model and actor in 1999 a shakedown.


Visa's profit beats estimates as card users spend more

Visa credit cards are displayed in Washington (Reuters) - Visa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported a higher-than-expected 26 percent rise in quarterly profit as consumers spent more using cards on its network. Visa and rival Mastercard Inc have been helped by increasing consumer spending in the United States and a shift to plastic payments in emerging markets. Visa said total payments volume grew about 12 percent, on a constant dollar basis, to $1.1 trillion in the second quarter ended March 31. Visa earned $2.20 per share, excluding a tax benefit of $218 million in the quarter.


Sands 1Q profit beats predictions thanks to Macau

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. says its first-quarter net income rose 36 percent due to a strong performance in Macau.

Gang leader gets life in US consulate slayings

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another employee.

Amazon posts higher-than-expected revenue, shares rise

A parcel moves on the conveyor belt at Amazon's logistics centre in Graben By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc reported higher-than-expected revenue growth in the first quarter and boosted its investments in technology, content and warehouses as the e-commerce giant branches out into new businesses. Revenue rose 23 percent to $19.74 billion, more than the average analyst estimate of $19.4 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The Seattle-based company, which is also rapidly expanding its lineup of devices and computing services to sustain its pace of growth, reported earnings per share of 23 cents, in line with Wall Street expectations. Amazon is now investing heavily on a wide range of projects, including developing original shows and video games, as its core retail business comes under pressure.


China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.

China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.

Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

Chicago Doctor Shot And Killed In Afghanistan CHICAGO (AP) — An American pediatrician killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire Thursday at a Kabul hospital was dedicated to helping poor children, volunteering in Afghanistan to train young doctors and periodically returning to Chicago to work in a Christian clinic on the city's southwest side.


Microsoft beats Wall Street profit estimate

The Microsoft logo is seen at their offices in Bucharest By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday fiscal third-quarter profit fell slightly as sales of personal computers continued to slide, hurting its consumer business, but it still managed to beat Wall Street's pessimistic forecasts. The decline was exaggerated by deferred revenues boosting the year-ago figure, and the latest quarter's profit beat Wall Street's average estimate of 63 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Sales fell 0.4 percent to $20.4 billion, meeting analysts' average estimate. "We would characterize these results as solid in a choppy IT spending environment," said Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets. That decline was likely muted by the end of Microsoft's support for its decade-old Windows XP system in early April, which appears to have prompted many people to buy a new computer.


Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

FILE - In this April 1, 2014, file photo, ttudents gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. Agency for International Development masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter," a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks. The Costa Rican government has asked the Obama administration Wednesday April 23, 2014, to explain why it launched a secret “Cuban Twitter” network from inside the Central American nation’s borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries’ diplomatic relations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File) SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.


FDA backs off animal feed rule affecting brewers

FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo Calvin West, from Meyer Dairy Farm, watches spent grain bound for the farm fill a trailer at Empyrean Brewing in Lincoln, Neb. The federal government is backing off proposed regulations aimed at preventing livestock contamination that brewers say would add to their costs without improving the safety of grain used to feed livestock. Many beer makers sell or give grain leftover from the brewing process to farmers, who use it as feed for dairy cows and other animals. (AP Photo/The Journal-Star, Gwyneth Roberts, File) MILWAUKEE (AP) — The federal government is backing off proposed regulations that brewers say would add to their costs without improving the safety of grain used to feed livestock.


Jamie Oliver - Behind the Brand

Jamie Oliver - Behind the Brand Jamie Oliver is making an impact beyond what most TV celebrities do, from helping reform legislation removing unhealthy ingredients in fast food to community outreach at the local level by helping elementary schools rethink their lunch menus.


Imprisoned are the Peacemakers

Imprisoned are the Peacemakers Israel condemns the new alliance between Hamas and Fatah, but it was forged in Israel’s prisons.


Government to review Northwestern bid to unionize

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective bargaining rights.

Government to review Northwestern bid to unionize

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective bargaining rights.

Madagascar to drain crude from stricken tanker

The Bahamian-flagged ship Tromso which ran aground near Ramena off Madagascar, pictured here on April 23, 2014 Madagascar will during the weekend pump crude from a tanker that ran aground a week ago off its picturesque northern coast to prevent a spill, maritime authorities said Thursday. The 120-metre (393-foot) Bahamian-flagged Tromso, laden with 10,000 cubic metres of crude oil, got stricken last week in the Indian Ocean after it bust one of its two hulls. A Seychelles vessel, the Seychelles Paradise which has a capacity of 1,400 cubic metres will syphon the crude off the Tromso on Saturday to lessen the weight of the tanker, the government's anti-pollution chief Roland Rakotondrasata said. A Madagascar tug will then tow the tanker to its destination, the deepwater harbour of Antsiranana, formerly known as Diego Suarez, situated roughly 20 kilometres (15 miles) away.


Top Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT

TOKYO (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States. South Korea is reeling from the ferry disaster that has left more than 300 dead or missing, with the vast majority of the victims students from a high school near the capital of Seoul. The tragedy has consumed South Korean President Park Geun-hye in the lead-up to Obama's visit and could distract from the security and economic agenda she had been expected to highlight during her meetings with the U.S. president.

'One Heart' radio's rare voice for peace in C.Africa

Philemon Tchang Peuty Palou, a journalist working for the radio 'Be-Oko', in his office in Bambari, Central African Republic, on April 19, 2014 Bambari (Central African Republic) (AFP) - The premises of Be-Oko ("One Heart") radio in the town of Bambari are miserable but its mission immense: amid brutal sectarian violence, its call for peace hopes to stop this town in the Central African Republic from tearing itself apart. In December 2012, this town in the centre of the country was ransacked by the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group as it advanced towards the capital Bangui, where it would eventually seize power for several months. Be-Oko was no exception to the pillage suffered by the rest of Bambari. When one of his colleagues complained to the local Seleka leader -- a notorious figure nicknamed "Bin Laden" -- she was severely beaten.


Residents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood.

GM says facing multiple probes into recent recalls

File photo of General Motors logo outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors is facing five different government probes in connection with its recent recalls, the automaker said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. GM said it is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an unnamed state attorney general, and Congress. GM has faced a series of investigations and lawsuits since February, when it launched a massive recall of vehicles with potentially defective ignition switches that have been linked to at least 13 deaths.


After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds and prompted aggravated members of the Legislature to call for the impeachment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.


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