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Italy navy finds what is thought to be capsized migrant boat

AP Photo/Antonio Calanni ROME (AP) — Italian navy ships have located what is believed to be the fishing boat that capsized April 18 with an estimated 800 migrants aboard. Using sonar and a submarine, the navy said Thursday it had located a blue, 25-meter (82-foot) vessel...
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US, Saudi Arabia announce 5-day ceasefire in Yemen ‘soon’

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United States said Thursday a renewable, five-day cease-fire in Yemen’s war would start soon to facilitate aid to millions of civilians in need, if Iran-backed rebels and their allies also agree...

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.8 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up this week to the highest level since mid-March. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.80 percent this week from 3.68 percent a week earlier. The rate on...
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Emirates airline annual profit jumps 40 percent

AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates overcame the effects of temporary runway closures at its Dubai base to pull in a $1.24 billion annual profit, a 40 percent gain driven by the rapid expansion of its business and helped by a drop in fuel...

US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is excessive

NEW YORK (AP) — The bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked Congress to step in and decide how best to protect national security and privacy interests. A...
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US stock indexes are little changed a day after a drop

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading Thursday as investors remain cautious following the comments yesterday from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who suggested that stock prices might be overvalued. KEEPING SCORE: The...
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Paul Shaffer ready to disband the CBS Orchestra

AP Photo/Andy Kropa NEW YORK (AP) — Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America’s bandleader, Paul Shaffer. The gravel-voiced sidekick,...
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Vergara and ex go head-to-head over embryos on morning TV

AP Photo/Victoria Will NEW YORK (AP) — Morning TV on Thursday hosted dueling exes locked in a dispute over the fate of frozen embryos. On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” actress Sofia Vergara said it isn’t fair that her former fianc has gone public...
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Column: Pep Guardiola, too clever for his own good?

AP Photo/Manu Fernandez PARIS (AP) — There is such a thing as being too clever for your own good. Pep Guardiola is undoubtedly smart, but his reluctance to water down his tactical thinking is one reason why his Bayern Munich team won’t win the Champions League this...