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  • NYC man convicted in thwarted subway bomb plot
    Bosnianconvict-reuters670 2012-05-02 07:34:30 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — In what authorities called the most serious terror threat since the Sept. 11 attacks, a New York City man was convicted Tuesday of plotting with two of his former classmates at a Queens high school to attack the subways as suicide ...
  • Munch's 'The Scream' may fetch $80M at NYC auction
    3844016-3x2-700x467 2012-05-02 07:30:36 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the art world's most recognizable images — Edvard Munch's "The Scream" — could sell for $80 million or more when it is auctioned at Sotheby's on Wednesday. The 1895 painting of a man holding his head and screaming under a...
  • US claims father illegally moved kids to Gaza
    6adc5b1e69384b60bf20cc219338e1c9-a18fc9fafb81411f9309734c3c3e1329-0 2012-05-02 07:26:27 UTC
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. have accused a divorced Palestinian man of illegally moving his three children from their home in Kansas to his native Gaza earlier this year. Their mother, Bethany Gonzales, says she wants her child...
  • Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai
    Li-obama-02581073 2012-05-01 20:15:43 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan Tuesday night on the anniversary of the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and signed an agreement cementing U.S. commitment to the nation after American combat troo...
  • Immigrant, labor, Occupy groups join for protests
    Filehrnusc.txt 2012-05-01 19:25:40 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of activists across the U.S. joined the worldwide May Day protests on Tuesday, with Occupy Wall Street members in several cities leading demonstrations against major financial institutions. In New York, police in r...
  • Human rights showdown awaits Clinton in Beijin
    Untitled 2012-05-01 19:13:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton headed Tuesday to Beijing, where a tense human rights showdown awaits over the fate of a blind Chinese lawyer said to be under U.S. protection after escaping from house arrest. The iss...
  • Parents cheer autism-friendly 'Mary Poppins'
    Untitled 2012-05-01 19:21:01 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The afternoon performance of "Mary Poppins" was marked by loud yips, shouts and moans — and that was just fine. It was the second autism-friendly performance of a Broadway show, and for many families with a child who suffers fro...
  • Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal triples
    Untitled 2012-05-01 17:56:16 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth. The infant is going through drug withdrawal and is being treated with the same narcotic ...
  • FBI: 5 men arrested, wanted to blow up Ohio bridge
    Abc_cleveland_suspects_bom_bridge_plot_thg_120501_wg 2012-05-01 17:45:33 UTC
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Five men, at least three of them anarchists, plotted to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, but there was no danger to the public because the explosives were inoperable and were controlled by an undercover FBI employee, the agency sa...
  • Obama: Marking bin Laden death isn't 'celebration'
    President_barack_obama_speaks_during_a_news_conference_in_the_white_house_briefing_room_in_washington__thursday__dec._8__2011 2012-05-01 03:37:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gave a steely defense of his handling of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and his use of it to burnish his re-election credentials a year later, saying Monday that it is appropriate to mark an anniversa...
  • Mom, son die in accidents hours apart in Wisconsin
    Untitled 2012-05-01 03:23:56 UTC
    WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman and her adult son were killed in separate traffic crashes just hours apart in a Milwaukee suburb, police said Monday. Mary J. Moore, 45, died after she was struck by a vehicle on a street in West Allis....
  • Mobile app helps report unfair airport screeners
    Untitled 2012-04-30 21:06:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Sikh advocacy group launched a free mobile application Monday that allows travelers to complain immediately to the government if they feel they've been treated unfairly by airport screeners. Launched at midnight by The Sikh ...
  • NYSE Euronext results falter on failed merger
    0-1 2012-04-30 20:53:02 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The exchange operator NYSE Euronext said Monday that its first-quarter earnings tumbled 44 percent on weaker trading and its failed combination with Deutsche Boerse AG. Its shares fell nearly 6 percent in afternoon trading. C...
  • Hologic to buy Gen-Probe for about $3.72B
    Untitled 2012-04-30 20:45:15 UTC
    Medical device maker Hologic Inc. has agreed to buy diagnostic test maker Gen-Probe Inc. for about $3.72 billion, expanding its portfolio in an area of medicine expected to see big growth. Gen-Probe provides molecular diagnostics products and s...
  • Delta Air buys Pa. refinery from Conoco
    138266-the-delta-airline-logo-is-seen-onstrap 2012-04-30 20:37:31 UTC
    Delta Air Lines Inc. says it will buy a refinery near Philadelphia as part of an unprecedented deal that it hopes will cut its jet fuel bill. Delta is buying the Trainer, Pa. refinery from Phillips 66, a refining company being spun off from Con...
  • Dow, S&P 500 slip as Spain enters recession
    Catalan_parliament_moves_to_declare_independence_from_spain 2012-04-30 20:34:44 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Renewed worries about the fragility of Europe's finances are helping to drive stocks lower. The Spanish government said Monday that its economy shrank in the first three months of 2011, putting one of the largest economies in Eu...
  • Energy Transfer Partners to buy Sunoco for $5.3B
    151696980 2012-04-30 20:29:35 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Energy Transfer Partners is buying Sunoco in a $5.3 billion deal that creates one of the more diverse pipeline companies in the country. The acquisition includes nearly 8,000 miles of pipeline, as well as 4,900 gas stations in 2...
  • Barnes & Noble and the e-reader competition
    Nook_next_to_paperbacks.top 2012-04-30 20:15:07 UTC
    Barnes & Noble Inc. makes a variety of Nooks with black-and-white screens, dedicated to reading, and the Nook Color and Nook Tablet, which add color screens, third-party applications and Internet browsing to the mix. Here's how its sales stacke...
  • US consumer spending slowed in March, income rose
    05869cbfd5544efea6e80137f5fd1968-5180ef47fee64699b56f5f6d656e43dd-0 2012-04-30 20:11:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending more slowly in March, suggesting some are worried that their paychecks aren't growing fast enough. The Commerce Department said Monday that consumer spending increased just 0.3 percent last m...
  • 3rd fugitive sibling sentenced in Colorado
    Untitled 2012-04-30 20:03:44 UTC
    WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — The last of three siblings accused in a multistate crime spree was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison on charges related to their capture in Colorado. Ryan Dougherty, 22, had faced up to 20 years after pleading guil...
  • World Trade Center is back on top in NYC
    19532freedometower3 2012-04-30 19:52:17 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Workers have raised a steel column to the top of the building that's been called the Freedom Tower to make it New York City's tallest skyscraper. One World Trade Center is being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the ...
  • AAA: Inadequate guardrails at NY site where 7 died
    Driver 2012-05-01 00:22:44 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The section of highway where an accident sent seven members of a Bronx family flying over a guardrail and plummeting to their deaths has narrow lanes, steep hills, tight turns, inadequate guardrails and no breakdown lane, an auto s...
  • Capitol mystery: Will Secret Service head survive?
    332-hpryr.em.55 2012-04-30 19:37:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the Secret Service, Mark Sullivan, could have retired from government nearly 10 years ago and avoided the scandals of the White House gate crashers and, more recently, the one involving a dozen agents, officers an...
  • Obama criticizes GOP in speech to union members
    Obama 2012-04-30 19:30:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is rallying union workers by painting a bleak portrait of America's infrastructure. He blames Republicans for focusing on tax cutting rather than creating jobs by updating and rebuilding highways, railroads...
  • Top EPA official resigns over 'crucify' comment
    042612_sr_henry 2012-04-30 19:11:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word "crucify" to describe how he would...