OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Internet radio company Pandora reported higher-than-expected revenue in the latest quarter, with losses in line with analysts’ forecasts, as the number of subscribers who pay for ad-free listening rose above 2.5 million.
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Saying it’s time “to fight terrorists without keeping America on a perpetual war-time footing,” President Barack Obama invited Congress in a speech on Thursday to help him scale back the country’s 12-year conflict against al-Qaida and its affiliates. “America is at a crossroads. We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else [...]
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PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican member of the Arizona House says she received an obscene and threatening voicemail at her office because she supports Gov. Jan Brewer’s push to expand Medicaid.
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Consumer Reports ranks effectiveness of sunscreen brands.
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PARIS (AP) — David Beckham might bid adieu to soccer Sunday from the bench.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL draft is history. Organized team activities are under way. Minicamps will follow next month, and training camps will open a month after that.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards said he will be a healthy scratch when New York faces elimination in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
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By Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) – IMF chief Christine Lagarde was questioned in court by French magistrates on Thursday over her role in a 285-million-euro ($366 million) arbitration payment made to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Lagarde, in court the entire day, risks being placed under formal investigation when the hearing wraps up on Friday for her 2007 decision as Sarkozy's finance minister to use arbitration to settle a court battle between the state and businessman Bernard Tapie. …
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Code Pink protester Medea Benjamin got herself inside the National Defense University in Washington on Thursday for President Obama’s big speech about drones, even though she’s been a famous heckler in Washington for a decade. Indeed, she’s been seen and heard at many big political events over the last year: at CIA chief John Brennan’s confirmation hearing, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre’s press conference, the Republican National Convention. As Financial Times reporter Anna Fifield tweeted, “amazing how Medea Benjamin of @codepink gets in to all these speeches. …
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By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Mexican drug cartel commander known as “Tweety Bird” pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court in Washington to ordering the ambush and murder of U.S. immigration agents in 2011, according to U.S. officials. The plea related to a February 2011 incident when two “hit squads” from the Los Zetas drug cartel forced an armored U.S. government vehicle off a highway near Mexico City and surrounded it, federal prosecutors said. Zetas commander Julian Zapata Espinoza, known as “El Piolin” (Tweety Bird), ordered U.S. …
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