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Balloon crew nearing North America matches duration record - Arizona Daily Sun
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean matched a duration record Friday as they approach North America, marking a historic day for the team that already has surpassed a distance record. Pilots Troy Bradley ...
US economic growth slows to 2.6 percent in fourth quarter - Arizona Daily Sun
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst of consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas. Gross domestic product grew at a 2.6 percent annualized rate in the October-December period, the ...
US pay and benefits rose at slightly faster pace last year - Arizona Daily Sun
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and benefits rose at slightly healthier rate last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers. The Labor Department said Friday that the employment cost index, which measures pay and ...
Thai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US - Arizona Daily Sun
BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible for talks army leaders like to refer to as "attitude ...
Eurozone official: no plan for when Greece's bailout ends - Arizona Daily Sun
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A top eurozone finance official says there is no decision so far on what to do after Greece's bailout program runs out at the end of next month. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutchman who chairs eurozone finance meetings, also said that ...
Bomb rips through Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan, 49 dead - Arizona Daily Sun
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. The blast was one of the deadliest sectarian attacks to hit ...
NATO to deploy small units in 6 Eastern European nations - Arizona Daily Sun
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the alliance's secretary-general said Friday. Jens Stoltenberg said the units in Estonia ...
Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk - Arizona Daily Sun
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed at least 12 civilians on Friday afternoon, the city hall in the rebel stronghold said, as fighting intensifies between pro-Russia separatists and government troops.
France pledges tanks, armored vehicles to NATO force - Arizona Daily Sun
PARIS (AP) — France is pledging tanks and armored vehicles to bolster NATO forces in Poland, where leaders are increasingly uneasy about Russia. In a joint statement Friday after a meeting between French President Francois Hollande and Polish Prime ...
UN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' genocide convictions - Arizona Daily Sun
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the first final judgment for genocide by the United ...
A timeline of 'Suge' Knight's legal and medical troubles - Arizona Daily Sun
A look at Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight's troubles over the past 20 years: — 1996: Knight was sent to prison for nearly five years for badly beating a rival with rapper Tupac Shakur at a Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel. The beating came shortly ...
Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops - Arizona Daily Sun
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said. Attacks elsewhere killed 27 people, with twin ...
Saudi authorities delay flogging of blogger for third week - Arizona Daily Sun
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A leading rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week in the face of growing international pressure against the ...
Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline - Arizona Daily Sun
TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.
Report: 6 dead after illegal migrant boat sinks off Morocco - Arizona Daily Sun
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's state news agency says at least six people died when a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off the Mediterranean shore near the Spanish enclave of Melillla. According to authorities in the Nador province quoted by the MAP ...