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  • Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities....
  • Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it....
  • Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm special
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Berkshire Hathaway's peculiarities were on display again this weekend with tens of thousands of people filling an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at the conglomerate's annual meeting....
  • Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect....
  • Senate candidate paid relative $170K for past campaign work
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana Senate candidate who has railed against out-of-control government spending paid his brother-in-law nearly $170,000 to manage the finances of his congressional campaign. The relative worked as a car salesman and actor but had no experience rounding up political donations....
  • Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species....
  • The Latest: Iraq PM says situation in Baghdad under control
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):...
  • Officials: Collapsed Kenyan building had no occupancy permit
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as they ordered its owner to turn himself in....
  • Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months....
  • Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration
    BERLIN (AP) -- Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German....
  • Berkshire Hathaway's 1Q profit up 8 percent on paper gain
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Berkshire Hathaway's first-quarter profit grew 8 percent largely because of the way it had to account for its Duracell acquisition on paper, but profits fell at its BNSF railroad and at its insurance units....
  • The Latest: Buffett says real estate less attractive
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting. Tens of thousands of people will fill an arena to listen to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for more than five hours (all times local):...
  • Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities....
  • Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm special
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Berkshire Hathaway's peculiarities were on display again this weekend with tens of thousands of people filling an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at the conglomerate's annual meeting....
  • Leicester soccer team was 5,000-1 longshot, now eyes title
    LONDON (AP) -- Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well....
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