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US stocks skid on weak health care results; Europe slumps

By MARLEY JAY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are slipping Friday morning, while markets in Europe and Asia take hefty losses. Health care companies are falling after...full story
updated 2016-04-29 10:42 PM
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US stocks skid on weak health care results; Europe slumps
By MARLEY JAY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are slipping Friday morning, while markets in Europe and Asia take hefty losses. Health care companies are falling after....Fullstory

2016-04-29 10:42 PM

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By JENNIFER McDERMOTT
Associated Press

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2016-04-29 10:02 PM

Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river
By KATHERINE JACOBSEN
Associated Press

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2016-04-29 10:02 PM

The Latest: New airstrikes hit rebel parts of Syria's Aleppo

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have launched fresh air raids....Fullstory

2016-04-29 06:42 PM

Taxis jam Lisbon traffic in latest European Uber protest

Associated Press

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The latest protest by European taxi drivers against ride-hailing service Uber has snarled traffic in Lisbon, creating long delays during the....Fullstory

2016-04-29 06:01 PM

China charges brokers, fund manager with insider trading

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- A prominent Chinese investment manager and three managers of a major stock brokerage have been formally arrested on insider trading charges following....Fullstory

2016-04-29 05:42 PM

Germany worries migrants will try to reach Europe from Libya
By BERLIN
Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has told reporters the government is concerned that an increasing number of migrants will try to....Fullstory

2016-04-29 04:42 PM

Residents of Iraq's IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege
By SINAN SALAHEDDIN
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family -- usually a stew made of locally....Fullstory

2016-04-29 04:42 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

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2016-04-29 03:22 PM

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Associated Press

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2016-04-29 03:22 PM

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By MATTHEW PERRONE
Associated Press

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2016-04-29 10:02 PM

Finnish report highlights Russian threat of NATO membership
By MATTI HUUHTANEN
Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland could expect "harsh" reactions from Russia if it decided to join NATO, but would be better off doing so together with....Fullstory

2016-04-29 10:02 PM

Jamaican policewoman shot several times at bus stop dies

Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Authorities in Jamaica say a 54-year-old policewoman was shot several times at a bus stop in the capital of Kingston and....Fullstory

2016-04-29 10:02 PM

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Associated Press

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2016-04-29 06:22 PM

Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Cal
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXIN
Associated Press

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2016-04-29 05:42 PM

Eurozone growth rate unexpectedly doubles to 0.6 percent

Associated Press

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2016-04-29 05:22 PM

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By ERICA WERNER
Associated Press

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2016-04-29 04:42 PM

Former SS Auschwitz guard to testify at his trial in Germany

Associated Press

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant plans to make his first statement to a German court since his trial opened in February....Fullstory

2016-04-29 04:01 PM

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By ERIC TUCKER, AMY FORLITI and MICHAEL TARM
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2016-04-29 03:22 PM

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2016-04-29 01:42 PM

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