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White House reporters to honor black journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential press conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014

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Jury says Samsung infringed Apple patents

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California jury awarded Apple $119 million — far less than it demanded — in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features, and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung's patents.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014

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Obama promotes his record in 'Year of Action'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promoting the work he's done in what he's calling his "Year of Action."

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014

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GM begins talks to settle ignition switch lawsuits

DETROIT (AP) — A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014

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Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine launched an offensive against separatist forces for control of a besieged eastern city Friday, while clashes between pro- and anti-government activists in the previously calm southern port of Odessa led to a fire that police said killed 31 people.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014

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Obama, Merkel threaten new Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Projecting unity on Ukraine, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened tougher new sanctions against Russia on Friday if Moscow doesn't quickly change its disruptive behavior.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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St. Louis trial highlights gender bias in pay

ST. LOUIS (AP) — From male-only corporate jets to guys' golf outings and hunting trips, Francine Katz says her time in the Anheuser-Busch executive suite was rife with exclusion and outright discrimination. But it wasn't until the King of Beers' 2008 sale to Belgian brewer InBev that she says she realized the boy's club atmosphere was costing her millions.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Honda's profit doubles on weak yen, strong sales

TOKYO (AP) — Honda said Friday that its profit for the fiscal fourth quarter zoomed to more than double the previous year's as the benefits of a weak yen added to strong sales, but momentum was forecast to ebb as the currency perk wears off.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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