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Payday lenders to face new regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders are facing new federal regulations aimed at preventing low-income borrowers from being buried by high fees and rising debt loads.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from an end-of-month deadline to secure the outline of a deal.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is up next after House Republicans pushed through a boldly conservative budget eliminating deficits over the next decade by cutting deeply into Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, and repealing the president's health care law.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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House ready to pass Medicare doc bill; Senate's view unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by a rare alliance between party leaders, a $214 billion measure permanently blocking deep cuts in doctors' Medicare fees is ready to sail through the House. The bill's Senate prospects are brightening but remain murky.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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