• Correction: Bird Flu story

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The correct figure at the time was more than 2.4 million, and not all the birds slated to be...

  • Boost Mobile selling prepaid cards for Cuba calls and texts

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint's Boost Mobile business is offering prepaid calling cards for Miami customers who want to call Cuba. Boost Mobile said Thursday that customers can pay $50 per month for a card that includes 5 gigabytes of high speed data and $60 a month for 10 GB of data. Both...

  • Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers — fish from Japanese waters — when it was spotted off the Oregon coast. Scientists say 21 yellowtail jacks and one Asian striped...

  • GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-announced sale of most of the assets in its finance subsidiary. Net income from the part...

  • Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday. Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrated National Poetry Month at the White House by inviting student poets to a workshop...

  • Michelle Obama, Jill Biden visit Maryland veterans center

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Wayne Miller was 18 when he lost his leg and became temporarily paralyzed after being hit by a mortar round during the Vietnam War. He told his friends he'd been in a motorcycle accident. "It was a tough time," said Miller, who had to readjust his social...

  • Why banks made more money last quarter

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street and Main Street gave banks a boost last quarter. Fees from corporate mergers and commissions from trading fueled profits at big financial firms. But average Americans also helped by taking out more home loans and paying off their debts. Here's a look at...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ___ After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots NEW YORK (AP) — To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the...

  • In Aaron Hernandez murder case, question lingers: Why?

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez had it all. Fame, as a star tight end with the New England Patriots, which took him to the Super Bowl. Fortune, with a $40 million NFL contract. Family, with a fiancee and baby daughter. But his future? A lifetime behind bars after being...

  • Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class. Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects were on the...

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