TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied Friday that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict after a video purported to show him using the drug. Ford did not say whether he has ever used crack.
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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick still follows the Indianapolis 500 closely, even pre-organizing her race day schedule this Sunday so she can watch most of the event.
Read more here: Patrick: Another Indy 500 'less and less likely'
”Let’s get this straight up front: I am now writing a blog post, not blogging a blog,” writes Forrest Wickman at Slate, the good people who brought you the great two-spaces-after-a-period debate. Oh yes. Oh yes. They are at it again, this time with a post by in which he takes on the matter of what to call this thing we do.
Read more here: When a Blog Gets Caught in Your Throat
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks prices are closing mostly lower on Wall Street, giving the market its first weekly loss in a month.
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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s High Court has ruled that a tweet posted by the wife of the speaker of Parliament about a politician wrongly linked to child sex abuse was libelous.
Read more here: UK court: Lawmaker's wife's tweet was libelous
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed.
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By Ilaina Jonas NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Growth Properties Inc has paired with Brookfield Office Properties in a bid for one of the most sought after Manhattan office buildings on the market, making what could be the mall owner's entry into the urban street retail real estate market, according to sources familiar with the deal. Bids for 650 Madison Avenue could exceed $1.3 billion, according to sources who were not authorized to speak publicly. The decision on the winning bid is expected next week, said one source. (Reporting by Ilaina Jonas)
Read more here: Exclusive: Mall owner General Growth eyes NY's Madison Ave – sources
PARIS (Reuters) – French magistrates decided on Friday not to place IMF chief Christine Lagarde under formal investigation over her role in a 285-million-euros ($368.5 million) arbitration payment made to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Lagarde was instead given the status of a “supervised witness”, after she was questioned on her 2008 decision as Sarkozy's finance minister to use arbitration to settle a court battle between the state and businessman Bernard Tapie. …
Read more here: IMF's Lagarde escapes formal investigation in French case
PARIS (AP) — IMF chief Christine Lagarde says a Paris court has named her as a key witness in an investigation into a controversial payoff to an outspoken businessman arranged while she was France's finance minister.
Read more here: IMF chief named key witness in French payoff case
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira expects to play in his first game since hurting his right wrist in early March, suiting up for a minor-league game with Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.
Read more here: Yankees' Teixeira to play in minors on Wednesday