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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.The Commerce Department said Friday gross domestic product grew at a 2.6 percent annualized ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their future state, a move that comes several weeks before Israel ...more

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Testimony has resumed in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez a day after prosecutors laid out their case in opening statements.Hernandez is accused of orchestrating the 2013 killing of ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Germany bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, as a top eurozone finance official met Friday with the country's new left-wing government leaders in Athens.The radical Syri ...more

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney says it may have been illegal for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to give money to city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show "Undercover Boss."Peduto pledged to give $155,000 to four needy city ...more

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University is cashing in after the Buckeyes' victory in the NCAA's championship football game.The university expects a $3 million increase this year in royalties from licensed merchandise sales as fans contin ...more

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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed at least 12 civilians on Friday afternoon, the city hall in the rebel stronghold said, as fighting intensifies between pro-Russia separatists and government troops. ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A new theater prize inspired by Philip Seymour Hoffman has been launched, seeking play submissions that "exhibit fearlessness."The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in rec ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pawel Pawlikowski tried to make his film a flop. He shot it in black-and-white, in Polish and without any well-known actors. Commercial prospects were about as grim as the movie's own exhumation of German-occupied Poland."We did ...more

Reuters News - 47 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration must insist that U.S. trading partners pledge not to manipulate currencies when negotiating trade deals, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said on Friday. "Pretending these concerns d ...more