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Lowe’s 1Q results rise, but miss expectations

AP Photo/Matt Rourke MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe’s fiscal first-quarter net income climbed 16 percent, bolstered in part by a lower tax rate. But its adjusted profit and revenue missed analysts’ estimates as bad weather kept customers from stores. Nonetheless,...

Gov’t: Airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is going to bat for passengers confused by the increasing array of fees charged by airlines. The Transportation Department is proposing new rules to require the disclosure of fees for basic items like checked bags, assigned seats and...
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Special Operations Forces may get ‘Iron Man’ suit

In this May 20, 2014 photo, Michael Fieldson , the civilian project manager for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit at McDill Air Force Base, looks at sketches of the body armor exoskeleton during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Fla. Elite US...
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CANNES WATCH: Longoria says US Latino prez on way

AP Photo/Thibault Camus CANNES, France (AP) — ‘s first Latino president won’t be far behind. “With the demographic changes in the United States, there’s definitely, inevitably going to be a Latino president,” the actress said. Returning to the...
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Rescuers to dig for victims of Nigerian car bombs

Smoke rises after a bomb blast at a bus terminal in Jos, Nigeria, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Two explosions ripped through a bustling bus terminal and market frequented by thousands of people in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on Tuesday afternoon, and police said there are an...

Russia: forces near Ukraine en route to home bases

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry says its forces in the regions near Ukraine are moving to railway stations and airfields en route to their home bases. The ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that military units in the Belgorod,...
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In volatile mood, EU’s voters are called to polls

Stefanos Eleftheriou, 28, pose for a photo at a coffee shop in down town Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Eleftheriou says voting in the European parliament elections would be a “waste of time†amid disillusionment with the European Union and the feeling that...
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Missouri inmate’s hopes rest with Supreme Court

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Russell Bucklew who is scheduled to die for killing a romantic rival as part of a crime spree in southeast Missouri in 1996. Bucklew, who suffers from a congenital condition that...
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Usher nabs first ‘Voice’ victory with Josh Kaufman

AP Photo/NBC UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Soulful rocker Josh Kaufman has the winning voice. The 38-year-old from team Usher was crowned the season six winner of NBC’s “The Voice” Tuesday. “It was a lot of nerves and heart-racing and it felt like...

Verlander’s Bad Inning Costs Tigers In 6-2 Loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander rarely looks like a five-time All-Star, former Cy Young winner and AL MVP when he takes the mound at Progressive Field. For some reason, in Cleveland he’s a different pitcher. A beatable one. Verlander was tagged for four runs in the second...