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  • Thursday's Sports In Brief

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    BASEBALL BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts. "I accept it," Pineda said before Thursday night's game at Fenway Park. "I know I...

  • Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is sitting down with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, whose attention is unavoidably split between her economic agenda with Obama and the unfolding aftermath of a tragic ferry disaster. Obama was due at the Blue House, the South...

  • S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Standard & Poor's credit agency on Friday cut Russia's credit rating for the first time in more than five years, citing the capital flight and risk to investment in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. Credit ratings are important for the economy because they determine...

  • Honda's profit doubles on weak yen, strong sales

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Honda's profit for the fiscal fourth quarter zoomed to more than double the previous year's as the benefits of a weak yen added to strong sales. Honda Motor Co. said Friday that January-March net profit totaled 170.5 billion yen ($1.67 billion), up from 75.7 billion yen...

  • HK bankers add to calls for democracy from Beijing

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — A group of Hong Kong finance industry professionals are pledging to join an Occupy-style movement to protest growing influence from Beijing that they say is undermining the Asian financial hub's economy. The bankers, traders, stockbrokers and others who make up Hong...

  • Egypt tries to save money on wheat subsidies

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will try to save half the money it spends on wheat subsidies by issuing a new smart card system to ensure that the cheap bread goes to only the neediest. Egypt is the world's largest importer of wheat and the country's supply is subject to price changes on the...

  • Baidu profit up 24.1 percent on strong ad revenue

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., operator of China's most popular Internet search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit jumped 24.1 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew. Profit rose to 2.5 billion yuan ($407.8 million) in the three months ending March 31, according...

  • Bangkok grenade attacks hit Thai newspaper, court

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — Grenades hit the headquarters of a Thai newspaper and a court in Thailand's capital, police said Friday, as political tensions heat up ahead of a crucial court ruling over the fate of the prime minister. No one was hurt in the attacks. The first grenade left a small...

  • Sina suspends book site after pornography reported

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Sina.com says it has temporarily closed its literature site after the Chinese web giant was alleged to be hosting pornography. A notice on its reading channel Friday said Sina had decided to take books off its site while it undergoes "a self-correction action" to...

  • Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Steelhead anglers have complained for years that the bulk of the fish they catch are wild and generally must go back in the river unharmed. The hatchery fish they can take home to eat, however, don't bite. A growing body of evidence is showing that experience is not some fish story,...

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