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usa Economic Growth in Euro Zone Accelerates

Economic growth in the euro zone accelerated at the start of the second quarter, but businesses again cut prices they charged customers, a sign that the European Central Bank's worries over low inflation are far from over.

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usa Dead teen's mother claims negligence in deadly California crash: report

Reuters - The mother of a 17-year-old student who was among 10 people killed in a highway crash in northern California earlier this month has sued FedEx Corp for negligence, California-based City News Service reported.

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usa Prosecutors: Assistant DA in North Carolina intended kidnapping target, father taken instead

Authorities say a group of kidnappers thought they were abducting an assistant district attorney when they pulled up to a North Carolina house earlier this month.

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usa WH Group Seeks May 8 Listing

Chinese pork producer WH Group, which has delayed its Hong Kong IPO and slashed its size, will seek to list May 8 and raise $1.34 billion to $1.88 billion.

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usa Watch: World News Now: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ABC News' John Muller & Diana Perez have this morning's top news headlines.

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usa Seibu Shares Rise on Debut

Seibu shares rise 11% above their initial public offering price in a listing seen as a litmus test of investor appetite for Japanese stocks.

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usa Primark to enter US market with Boston store

Retailers including Marks & Spencer, WH Smith, Sainsbury's and Tesco have all found the US market a step too far Continue reading...

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usa Singer accuser files more sex claims

A man who has accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager is suing three more Hollywood executives, claiming they also molested him.

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usa Obama pledges Japan islands support

US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.

2 hours ago // Boston Herald

usa Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

NEW YORK With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.Discovery President Eileen O'Neill said the network hopes to air the film within the next few weeks. Discovery will encourage viewers to donate to a relief fund for families of the Sherpa guides killed in Everest's most deadly disaster.

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usa Man outed in Newsweek's bitcoin 'scoop' thanks supporters

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto appears in YouTube video to rubbish magazine claims he was founder of digital currency Continue reading...

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usa Man named in Newsweek's bitcoin 'scoop' thanks supporters

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto appears in YouTube video to rubbish magazine claims he was founder of digital currency Continue reading...

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usa US warns Russia over Ukraine as Moscow announces military exercises

US secretary of state John Kerry expresses deep concern over 'lack of positive Russian steps to de-escalate' crisis Continue reading...

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usa Mountain View: Council backs measure to increase pay to $1,000 per month

Voters in Mountain View could be asked in November to approve a charter amendment that would result in higher pay for the City Council.

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

ANN ARBOR, Mich. 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 surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he's regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat.

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usa Missouri executes convicted killer in 1993 cattle-stealing plot

KANSAS CITY, Missouri Reuters - Missouri on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering an elderly farming couple in a plot to steal their cattle, a state official said.

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usa Native Americans Hit D.C. to Protest Keystone Pipeline

A Native American tribal leader sits on his horse in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday as the Cowboy and Indian Alliance protests the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S.

2 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

usa China Factory Activity Still Weak

A still-weak but relatively stable outlook for factory activity in China could ease pressure on Beijing to step up targeted stimulus measures.

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usa Australia to Buy 58 F-35 Jet Fighters

Australia said it would buy 58 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in a deal worth about US$12 billion.

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usa Ericsson's Revenue Falls Sharply

Sweden's Ericsson reported an unexpectedly sharp decline in revenue for the first quarter, blaming lower revenue in North America and Japan which was only partly offset by growth in China, the Middle East and Latin America.

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usa ARM Posts Higher Profit

Computer chip designer ARM Holdings reported a rise in first-quarter profit boosted by demand for its technology for a growing range of products including so-called supercomputers and sensors.

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usa Senate report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials, could complicate declassification

The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

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usa Stowaway teen reportedly spent hours undetected at California airport

A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation.

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usa Investigators say Oregon fugitive shot by police converted van into 'moveable dungeon'

Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January.

3 hours ago // Fox News

usa Authorities: Fugitive killed in Oregon made van into 'moveable dungeon' after victim escaped

Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January.

3 hours ago // Boston Herald

usa Fugitive killed in Oregon had 'moveable dungeon'

PORTLAND, Ore. Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January.Grand jury transcripts released Monday say Kelly Swoboda kept handwritten surveillance notes on about 20 women. He rated the women and marked whether they were alone.

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usa A month after deadly landslide, Obama tours disaster site

One month after a deadly landslide buried a community in Washington state, President Barack Obama got a firsthand look at the devastation and met with survivors and emergency workers still searching for bodies. Teri Okita reports.

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usa Watch: Police Officer Caught Tripping, Pushing Kids at Soccer Game

The incident at a high school game resulted in the Georgetown, Tex., officer being placed on leave.

3 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

usa Ericsson Reports Sharp Revenue Decline

Sweden's Ericsson reported an unexpectedly sharp decline in revenue for the first quarter, blaming lower revenue in North America and Japan which was only partly offset by growth in China, the Middle East and Latin America.

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usa Oops! NYPD Twitter outreach is epic fail

Department asks public to tweet photos of themselves with police officers, but get flooded with photos of apparent police brutality instead

3 hours ago // Boston Herald

usa Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

BONNE TERRE, Mo. Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.William Rousan's last words were, "My trials and transgressions have been many. But thanks be to my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, I have a new home in his heavenly kingdom."

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usa Watch: Patient Accused of Selling Heroin From Hospital Bed

Excela Westmoreland Hospital staff alerted Pennsylvania police to the woman's suspicious visitors.

3 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

usa ARM Holdings Posts Higher Profit

Computer chip designer ARM Holdings reported a rise in first-quarter profit boosted by demand for its technology for a growing range of products including so-called supercomputers and sensors.

3 hours ago // CNN

usa NYPD Twitter campaign backfires in a big way

It's hard to imagine how the campaign could have gone more wrong from the perspective of police.

3 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

usa Australia to Buy 58 F-35 Jet Fighters

Australia said it would buy 58 Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in a deal worth about US$12 billion.

3 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

usa China Trust-Sector Growth Slows

The growth of assets managed by China's trust companies moderated as the economy lost momentum and regulators stepped up supervision over the rapidly expanding "shadow-banking" sector.