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  • After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    Associated Press - 5 minutes ago
    After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two condemned inmates at the center of Oklahoma's now-resolved legal confusion will be put to death Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937. …

  • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    Associated Press - 6 minutes ago
    First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn. A young girl in the front row at Thursday's event told the first lady that her ... …

  • Postal workers union protest Staples program

    Postal workers union protest Staples program

    Associated Press - 8 minutes ago
    Postal workers union protest Staples program

    Postal workers are protesting the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees. Thursday's protests are planned at 50 locations in 27 states, including rallies in ... …

  • Qatar to downsize stadium plans

    Qatar to downsize stadium plans

    AFP News - 8 minutes ago
    Qatar to downsize stadium plans

    Qatar may build fewer grounds than the scheduled 12 for the 2022 World Cup to reflect the "size of the country", organisers said Thursday after consulting with world governing body FIFA. "FIFA decided with the Qatar organising committee to examine a reduction in the number of stadiums that had been fixed at 12 in a manner which is proportional to the size of our country and assure the smooth running of the 64 matches in the tournament," said a statement. "As usual FIFA asks organisers to …

  • New drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit

    New drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit

    Associated Press - 11 minutes ago
    New drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit

    GENEVA (AP) — Strong new drug sales and higher operating income helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG report a 24 percent rise in first-quarter profit. …