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Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World...
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Editorial: How much will passengers have to pay to clean up Metro’s mess?

METRO, THE national capital’s transit agency, is effectively on probation. As a result of shoddy management, it has joined Miami-Dade Transit as one of two major systems in the country that has been subjected to what could be a years-long special regime imposed by federal...

5 Former Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Pay

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team, saying they weren’t paid for their time at games or mandatory public appearances that left them open to groping and sexual comments. The lawsuit is the third filed this year against a National...
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Drew Barrymore welcomes second baby girl

AP Photo/Todd Williamson LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Barrymore is now a mommy of two. The 39-year-old actress and her 36-year-old husband, Will Kopelman, are welcoming their second daughter. Barrymore’s rep, Chris Miller, confirms Frankie Barrymore Kopelman was born...

AK Steel Takes Bigger 1Q Loss As Costs Rise

NEW YORK (AP) — AK Steel reported a larger loss in the first quarter on higher energy costs and plant outages. The company said Tuesday that the severe winter weather drove up its natural gas and electricity costs by $30 million compared to a year ago. AK Steel also absorbed...

Court: Ohio Man Must Pay $489,000 For False Call

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court says an Ohio man whose false distress call triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort. In a 2-1 opinion Tuesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed three hours, 24 minutes for her 100th clay victory, three...
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Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

The mother of Sigarov Alexander, 24, reaches for his body at a church during the funeral for three people killed last Sunday in a shooting by unknown gunmen at a checkpoint, in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) The mother of Sigarov Alexander, 24,...
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Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

A Buddhist monk lights the funeral pyre of Nepalese climber Ang Kaji Sherpa killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014. Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount...
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Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service) Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin...