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Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of Russia’s leading social media network – a wunderkind often described as Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg – has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made...
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Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

AP Photo/Ben Margot NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street’s expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue. The social network said Wednesday that it earned $642 million, or 25...

Restaurant Sues Ex-Cardinal Edmonds Over Name

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Cincinnati restaurant owner is suing former Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds over the name of the Precinct, a restaurant he co-owns in downtown St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ) reports that Jeff Ruby filed a federal lawsuit against Edmonds’...

Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman. A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Foster wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend. Publicist Jennifer Allen offered no other details Wednesday. E! was the first to report that Foster...
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Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad, hold up his portraits as they march during a demonstration is solidarity with government forces, in the al-Inshaat neighborhood of Homs,...
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Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

Gaza’s Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, and senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad meet in Gaza for talks aimed at reaching a reconciliation agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Palestinians have been...

Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbie is coming alive. Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation have partnered to create a live-action movie focused on the iconic doll. The companies said Wednesday the comedy will be written by Jenny Bicks (“What a Girl...

Ohio State Park Facilities To Be Modernized

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years. The outlay headed to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through the...

NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

NEW YORK (AP) — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on. The network said Wednesday that this year’s games proved how the...

Procter & Gamble 3Q Net Income Up On Cost Cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble’s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products. The world’s largest consumer product maker’s adjusted earnings topped analysts’...