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  • Fake grenade in luggage disrupts New York airport

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A fake hand grenade in a passenger's luggage has disrupted operations at an airport in New York's Hudson Valley. Troopers say Stewart Airport in Newburgh closed Wednesday morning when the souvenir grenade was found during security screening. Authorities say...

  • Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts. The city has an $816 million pledge from foundations,...

  • Zoosk files for IPO valued at up to $100 million

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Online dating service Zoosk is filing for an initial public offering worth as much as $100 million. The company says its Behavioral Matchmaking engine gathers data about users as they send messages and accept connections. That allows it to offer better connections....

  • Official: 6 subpoenas in NY stock trade probe

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and sent a letter to another for details about split-second stock trading and any unfair advantages. The official told The Associated Press...

  • Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas. The results announced Wednesday fell...

  • Challengers show ability to compete for dollars

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the challengers in California's most competitive congressional races are showing strong fundraising for the first three months of the year, reinforcing how much an independent redistricting process has changed the political landscape and turned a handful of...

  • Indiana faces deadline on new education standards

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The national spotlight is on Indiana's education leaders as they speed toward a deadline to replace Common Core learning standards with benchmarks crafted by the state. Indiana became the first state to drop the Common Core in March. The State Board of Education...

  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. The Virginia Republican says Obama called him Wednesday to discuss Obama's desire for an immigration overhaul....

  • 2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga,...

  • AmEx posts higher 1Q profit as spending picks up

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — American Express said Wednesday its net income climbed in the first quarter, helped by higher spending by its cardholders even as cold winter weather gripped much of the country. The New York-based company said its cardholders spent 6 percent more in the first three...

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