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  • Boeing 1Q earnings, revenue rise on aircraft sales
    4f981fddbb99f.image 2012-04-25 17:54:52 UTC
    DALLAS (AP) — Airlines around the world are updating their fleets with new, more fuel-efficient planes, and that's good news for aircraft maker Boeing Co. The Chicago company said Wednesday that first-quarter profit soared 58 percent, beating a...
  • Sprint loss widens on Nextel, iPhone lifts sales
    Untitled 2012-04-25 17:49:47 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The iPhone boosted struggling Sprint Nextel Corp. in the latest quarter, letting it beat AT&T and perhaps even Verizon in recruiting high-paying phone subscribers to the Sprint network. Sprint started selling the iPhone in Octob...
  • Delta, US Airways see strong travel demand
    9d89b6fb-ade3-4825-9698-e4b9b4cac5cd 2012-04-25 17:46:03 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rising fares haven't kept passengers away, judging by financial results at Delta Air Lines and US Airways. Both airlines reported quarterly profits on Wednesday. They each said travel demand appears to be holding up, suggesti...
  • Caterpillar 1Q profit jumps 29 pct, boosts outlook
    539w 2012-04-25 17:42:37 UTC
    Caterpillar's first-quarter profit jumped 29 percent and it boosted its outlook for the year as U.S. builders replaced old gear and global demand for mining equipment boomed. The company generated $1.59 billion net income, or $2.37 per share, d...
  • US orders for long-lasting goods plunge in March
    File2tuysy 2012-04-25 17:37:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting factory goods fell by the largest amount in three years last month, mostly because demand for commercial aircraft plummeted. But companies also ordered less machinery and other equipment, a sign manufactur...
  • Apple's blowout quarter propels Nasdaq to big gain
    Untitled 2012-04-25 17:33:59 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Nasdaq composite index shot 2 percent higher Wednesday, powered by a surge in Apple. The iPhone maker's stock climbed more than $50 after the company once again blew past Wall Street's profit forecasts. The technology-focuse...
  • Ex-Edwards aide talks about crumbling relationship
    Bilde 2012-04-25 17:18:45 UTC
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Andrew Young, once an aide and good friend to John Edwards, testified Wednesday that his relationship with the former presidential candidate began to crumble about the time Edwards dropped out of the 2008 race and his baby ...
  • Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law
    Untitled 2012-04-25 15:59:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to allow Arizona to enforce a state law provision that requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally. The justices strongly suggested...
  • Capitol Police investigating threat against Rubio
    Untitled 2012-04-25 15:09:38 UTC
    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police force is investigating a reported threat against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is often mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick for likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Capitol Police ...
  • Santorum hints at Romney endorsement
    Romneysantorum101 2012-04-25 14:59:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he expects to endorse Mitt Romney. Santorum says that he believes Romney is "the right guy" to challenge President Barack Obama. Still, he's stopping short of an offi...
  • Gingrich all but concedes his campaign is over
    Newt-gingrich_20120425103539_320_240 2012-04-25 14:56:14 UTC
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich all but conceded Wednesday that his White House campaign is over. He said he expects Mitt Romney will be the nominee and called on the party to unite behind the former Massach...
  • Romney turns campaign toward money, reconciliation
    Untitled 2012-04-25 14:34:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential nomination all but in hand, Mitt Romney is refocusing his efforts on challenging President Barack Obama, raising cash for the battle ahead and reconciling with one-time primary rival Rick Santorum. ...
  • Federal agency says transgender people protected
    Story 2012-04-25 06:48:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that enforces the federal job discrimination laws has for the first time ruled that transgender people are protected from bias in the workplace. In a groundbreaking decision late last week, the Equal Employment Oppo...
  • Looking for a few good boomers to help others
    Caregiver-dressing-senior2 2012-04-25 06:27:53 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Local charities and nonprofits are looking for a few good baby boomers — well, lots of them, actually — to roll up their sleeves to help local schools, soup kitchens and others in need. Boomers are attractive volunteers, and i...
  • Romney sweeps 5 wins, promises 'better America'
    92bb2fad8a95476c897c5387788f38fe-3f2dc88ae44c42e59d9145ff579acbeb-1_t397 2012-04-25 04:40:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a fistful of primary triumphs, then urged all who struggle in a shaky U.S. economy to "hold on a little longer, a better Ameri...
  • US women drawn with France, Colombia, North Korea
    6a00e54ef2975b8833016765a21b39970b-450wi 2012-04-25 04:15:14 UTC
    WEMBLEY, England (AP) — With tension escalating between their governments, the United States and North Korea were drawn Tuesday into the same first-round group for this summer's Olympic women's soccer tournament. The Americans will play in Grou...
  • Protesters crash Wells Fargo shareholder meeting
    Activists_protest_outside_wells_fargo_shareholders_qebvl8cxwwsl 2012-04-25 04:39:28 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators from across the country descended on San Francisco Tuesday in an attempt to crash banking giant Wells Fargo's annual shareholders meeting. Several dozen people representing commu...
  • Senate rejects bid to nullify union election rules
    Capitol_dome 2012-04-24 18:48:17 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected a Republican attempt to overturn new regulations designed to give unions quicker workplace representation elections. The 54-45 vote against a disapproval resolution leaves intact new National Labor Rela...
  • Feds make 1st arrest in BP oil spill case
    Untitled 2012-04-24 18:37:17 UTC
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence. Kurt Mix, of Katy, Texas, was arrested ...
  • Ex-Miss. mayor sentenced in inmate sex case
    Untitled 2012-04-24 18:24:08 UTC
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi mayor and prison warden was sentenced Tuesday to seven months behind bars for telling an inmate to lie to investigators about sex they had in a hotel room in 2009. Grady Sims, who served as the mayor o...
  • Obama woos students, pushes low rate student loans
    628x471 2012-04-24 17:51:54 UTC
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama tells college students that he and his wife, Michelle, know what it's like to owe student loans because the two of them didn't come from wealthy families. He says: "When we married, we got poor to...
  • Police chief in Martin case remains under scrutiny
    1 2012-04-24 16:15:14 UTC
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — While George Zimmerman is free on bail, the police chief criticized for not charging him after Trayvon Martin's slaying remains under scrutiny, as city commissioners want to wait for the results of a federal investigation to d...
  • Californians to vote on abolishing death penalty
    San-quentin-prison-aerial-view 2012-04-24 07:30:32 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California voters will soon get a chance to decide whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. A measure to abolish capital punishment in California qualified for the November...
  • US-Afghan security pact sends warning to al-Qaida
    4f96173987448.image 2012-04-24 07:24:54 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A new strategic partnership that commits the U.S. to defend Afghanistan militarily for 10 years after most foreign forces leave in 2014 is intended to signal that the U.S. will not tolerate a resurgent al-Qaida or attacks...
  • Romney backs student loan proposal Obama supports
    Untitled 2012-04-24 07:21:55 UTC
    ASTON, Pa. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday embraced a student loan proposal that President Barack Obama is selling on the campaign trail and refused to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio's conservative immigration plan aimed a...