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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls.A mother of t ...more

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MILAN (AP) — Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, on Wednesday said second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America.Fiat, whose shareholders vote Friday on the merger with Chr ...more

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Surveys of small businesses show that they started stepping up their pace of hiring in spring. The surveys, by payroll provider ADP and software maker Intuit, count the number of new jobs at their small business customers. While there have been month-t ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Companies began stepping up ...more

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The passage from the best-selling memoir "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against author Chris Kyle will be removed, publisher HarperCollins said Wednesday.A federal jury ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Sept delivery was 5.5025 higher at $5.2550 a bushel; Dec corn was 1.50 cents lower at $3.7050 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.3325 ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show.Revised data released Wednesday also su ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A court in southern Greece on Wednesday convicted two employees at a strawberry farm for shooting and wounding 28 migrant workers protesting unpaid wages, but the farm's owner and head foreman were cleared.The shotgun attac ...more

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's second-largest bank, Allied Irish Banks, has returned to profit for the first time since a 2008 property crash pushed the nation to the brink of bankruptcy.Finance Minister Michael Noonan said Wednesday's first-half resul ...more

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Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers.When she saw an interview last year with an NBA player and noticed how passionately he talked a ...more