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  • Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," tops the magazine's list, announced ...

  • France raises deficit forecasts amid low growth

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    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The French government has raised its public deficit forecasts amid slow growth, but is still pledging to meet the European Union deficit target of 3 percent next year. A plan aimed at reducing France's debt over the ...

  • Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

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    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Delta is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and fuel costs inch downward from last year. Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that net income in the first quarter was $213 million, up ...

  • Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

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    (AP) LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. ...

  • Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

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    (AP) Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year. ...

  • AP Top Health News At 7:46 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep ...

  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

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    (AP) ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the ...

  • Strauss-Kahn's ex: 'I didn't know anything'

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    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Dominique Strauss-Kahn's ex-wife, who stood by him as he was charged with attempted rape, now says she was in denial about his sexual behavior. Anne Sinclair, a prominent French journalist, supported the former International Monetary Fund chief ...

  • Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

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    (AP) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction. The government debt agency said it raised 750 million euros ($1 billion) ...

  • Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

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    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Reynolds American Inc. says its first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company experienced lower cigarette sales and higher spending on its electronic cigarettes and legal costs. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company said Wednesday ...

  • Procter & Gamble 3rd-quarter results mixed

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    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent, bolstered by some lower expenses and a reduced tax rate. Its adjusted earnings topped analysts' estimates, but revenue fell short. The world's biggest consumer products maker ...

  • APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Serial killer John Wayne Gacy's case has helped authorities solve another slaying — one he didn't commit. Investigators have identified the remains found in a forest preserve in 2008 as those of 22-year-old Edward Beaudion (boh-DWAN') of ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 7:10 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip Harris channels 'Hedwig' when audience acts unruly Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in 'Hedwig' Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert Drew Barrymore welcomes second baby girl Internet TV case: Justices ...

  • Afghan election commission delays vote results

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    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion surrounding the balloting to ...

  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

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    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest. Nepal was ...

  • UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

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    (AP) PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high. Paris-based UNESCO says 774 million people worldwide cannot read, and ...

  • AP Top International News At 7:05 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea SKorea ...

  • Former Fortune 500 exec indicted in fatal NH crash

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    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire grand jury has indicted a former Fortune 500 executive on second-degree murder charges in a crash that killed a Vermont couple in December. Fifty-three-year-old Robert Dellinger told investigators he was trying to kill ...

  • Prof: Ferry turned further than 3rd mate ordered

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    (AP) MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A maritime professor who spoke with the third mate who was steering the South Korean ferry before it sank said Wednesday that he suspects there was a problem with the steering gear. Professor Kim Woo-Sook ...

  • German, French ministers visit Moldova, Georgia

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    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The German and French foreign ministers are making a joint visit to Moldova and Georgia, former Soviet republics that have breakaway regions with Russian-speaking populations, as tensions simmer over Russia's intentions in Ukraine. Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier and ...

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