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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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Subdued remembrance will mark 2 years since marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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Bank of America posts 1Q profit of $2.98 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America returned to profitability in the first quarter as the bank was able to move forward from its legal troubles last year. However, the results came in short of some analysts' estimates.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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EU raises stakes in Google battle with antitrust charges

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing its overwhelming dominance in Internet searches and opened a probe into its Android mobile system, massively raising the stakes in the five-year antitrust battle.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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China's slowdown deepens, stepping up pressure on Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slumped to a six-year low as manufacturing and retail sales cooled in the first quarter, stepping up pressure for Beijing to keep its overhaul of the world's second-largest economy on track.

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Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would confront the nation's "biggest challenges in an honest way."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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'Lincoln never dies' - finding his resonance 150 years later

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the oak-paneled hush of the reading room overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, Karen Needles mostly works alone — but always in good company.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

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