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  • Convicted murderer arraigned in prison escape

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February was arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges Wednesday. Michael Elliot appeared in Ionia District Court, where Judge Raymond Voet entered not-guilty pleas on his behalf. Voet...

  • Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she believes the outcome of the standoff in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia. Speaking at a University of Connecticut issues forum, the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state said she believes the...

  • SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon. At a port...

  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport...

  • Wal-Mart cut former CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he received a lower performance-based bonus and he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance. The world's largest retailer gave Duke, 64, a compensation...

  • Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett criticized Coca-Cola's pay plan for its executives on Wednesday. Buffett, whose company is Coca-Cola's largest shareholder, called the plan "excessive" in an interview on CNBC after it was approved at the beverage maker's annual meeting. But he said...

  • Correction officer released by Ohio jail inmates

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A correction officer taken hostage by three inmates at an Ohio county jail has been released unharmed, and the inmates have been taken to a maximum-security facility. Trumbull County Sheriff's Office Major Thomas Stewart says the hostage situation ended...

  • 6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired Wednesday for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said. The firings were the first major personnel action since the...

  • Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor. The House voted 114-30 on Wednesday to support the bill, which would require...

  • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. No comments were made in favor of the ban, so lawyers on both sides of the case were in the rare...

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