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Putin brings down Crimea tensions; Kerry in Kiev

President Vladimir Putin answers journalists’ questions on current situation in Ukraine at the Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Putin accused the West of encouraging an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine, Vladimir...
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Hip-hop venture capitalist raps in management book

AP Photo/Nati Harnik SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz is hailed as a Silicon Valley sage today, but he wanted to be a hip-hop hero when he was in college. That explains why Horowitz’s new business-building book dispenses management tips with the...

Man pleads guilty to stealing SC doctor’s identity

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man accused of stealing a South Carolina physician’s identity and treating hundreds of patients, by doing checkups and prescribing drugs, pleaded guilty Tuesday. Ernest Osei Addo, 51, stole the identity of a friend who was a doctor and he...

First lady bringing soul singers to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for Thursday’s concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Janelle Monae...

OH Man Acquitted In Killing Over Electricity Theft

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A jury in northeast Ohio has acquitted a 22-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a neighbor over the theft of electricity. The (Youngstown) Vindicator (http://bit.ly/1mS8t6e) reports that Michael Paige was found not guilty of aggravated murder by a...
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Putin: Russia will protect its own in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin answers journalists’ questions on current situation in Ukraine at the Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Putin accused the West of encouraging an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine, Vladimir...
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Alexa Ray Joel nails down her own NYC residency

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — While Billy Joel continues to sell out Madison Square Garden, his daughter will be tackling a smaller New York stage. The Cafe Carlyle said Tuesday that Alexa Ray Joel, the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, will perform...

Reports: Facebook may buy solar drone company

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports in the technology blog Techcrunch and financial news outlet CNBC. Both websites cited anonymous sources who were...

Advocates Lobby Feds For Great Lakes Programs

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes advocates are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for funding of environmental projects and to discuss strategies for dealing with challenges such as invasive species. More than 100 people from the eight-state region are...
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Cold, gray day doesn’t stop Mardi Gras revelers

The Krewe of Orpheus rolls in uptown New Orleans, led by celebrity monarch Quentin Tarantino reigning over the superkrewe’s 32-float parade on Lundi Gras, Monday, March 3, 2014. The float theme for 2014 is “Orpheus: The Enchanted World.” Signature floats include...