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Ericsson’s profits rise 49 percent, but sales down

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:32

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Networks maker Ericsson’s profits jumped 49 percent in the first quarter but the results were lower than expected and the company announced a shakeup of its leadership structure to drive growth. The Stockholm-based company on Thursday reported a net profit of 1.97 billion kronor ($244 million), up from 1.4 billion kroner, mainly […]
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Ericsson’s profits rise 49 percent, but sales down

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:32

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Networks maker Ericsson’s profits jumped 49 percent in the first quarter but the results were lower than expected and the company announced a shakeup of its leadership structure to drive growth. The Stockholm-based company on Thursday reported a net profit of 1.97 billion kronor ($244 million), up from 1.4 billion kroner, mainly […]

Blatter claims role in trying to remove African president

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:23

ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was asked by Switzerland’s foreign ministry last year to help persuade an African president to leave office. Blatter offered Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza an ambassador’s role in world soccer as the nation fell into violent turmoil, according to his new book, which was launched on Thursday. Blatter’s […]
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Blatter claims role in trying to remove African president

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:23

ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was asked by Switzerland’s foreign ministry last year to help persuade an African president to leave office. Blatter offered Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza an ambassador’s role in world soccer as the nation fell into violent turmoil, according to his new book, which was launched on Thursday. Blatter’s […]
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Blatter claims role in trying to remove African president

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:23

ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was asked by Switzerland’s foreign ministry last year to help persuade an African president to leave office. Blatter offered Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza an ambassador’s role in world soccer as the nation fell into violent turmoil, according to his new book, which was launched on Thursday. Blatter’s […]

University not yet releasing footage of on-campus beating

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:21

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The chancellor of a North Carolina university has cited an ongoing criminal investigation as the reason for why the school hasn’t released surveillance video footage of the on-campus beating of a black man by four white people last month. News outlets report East Carolina University Chancellor Steve Ballard issued a statement […]
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University not yet releasing footage of on-campus beating

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:21

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The chancellor of a North Carolina university has cited an ongoing criminal investigation as the reason for why the school hasn’t released surveillance video footage of the on-campus beating of a black man by four white people last month. News outlets report East Carolina University Chancellor Steve Ballard issued a statement […]
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University not yet releasing footage of on-campus beating

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:21

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The chancellor of a North Carolina university has cited an ongoing criminal investigation as the reason for why the school hasn’t released surveillance video footage of the on-campus beating of a black man by four white people last month. News outlets report East Carolina University Chancellor Steve Ballard issued a statement […]

'Largest' Syria evacuation carried out

BBC World News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:14
Relief agencies evacuate 500 wounded people from four besieged Syrian towns, in what is described as the largest such operation so far in the conflict.
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Senate, House at odds on University of Tennessee diversity bill

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:13

The Senate on Wednesday voted in favor of an effort to strip state funding from the University of Tennessee's Office for Diversity and Inclu...

       

US envoy says China, US united in opposition to NKorea tests

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:12

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. envoy says China and the United States are united in their opposition to North Korea’s nuclear tests and worked together to develop the tough sanctions imposed on the nation in March. The remarks Thursday by Sung Kim, the U.S. government’s top envoy for North Korea, marked a change in tone […]
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US envoy says China, US united in opposition to NKorea tests

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:12

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. envoy says China and the United States are united in their opposition to North Korea’s nuclear tests and worked together to develop the tough sanctions imposed on the nation in March. The remarks Thursday by Sung Kim, the U.S. government’s top envoy for North Korea, marked a change in tone […]
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US envoy says China, US united in opposition to NKorea tests

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:12

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. envoy says China and the United States are united in their opposition to North Korea’s nuclear tests and worked together to develop the tough sanctions imposed on the nation in March. The remarks Thursday by Sung Kim, the U.S. government’s top envoy for North Korea, marked a change in tone […]

Global stocks rise on US stocks' gains and weaker yen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:11

Women chat each other in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Asian stocks rallied Thursday, lifted by a rise in U.S. stocks following an uptick in oil prices. A weakening of the Japanese yen pushed Tokyo's benchmark higher. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Thursday, after U.S. stocks were lifted by an uptick in oil prices. A weakening of the Japanese yen pushed Tokyo's benchmark 2.7 percent higher.


Myanmar media company greases wrong palm, flouts gift limit

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:05

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar media group has been scolded by the country’s new government for flouting guidelines against corruption by presenting an envelope with more than $4,000 as a gift to an official. The maximum allowable value of such gifts is 25,000 kyats ($21). The state Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday that the […]
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Myanmar media company greases wrong palm, flouts gift limit

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:05

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar media group has been scolded by the country’s new government for flouting guidelines against corruption by presenting an envelope with more than $4,000 as a gift to an official. The maximum allowable value of such gifts is 25,000 kyats ($21). The state Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday that the […]
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Myanmar media company greases wrong palm, flouts gift limit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:05

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar media group has been scolded by the country’s new government for flouting guidelines against corruption by presenting an envelope with more than $4,000 as a gift to an official. The maximum allowable value of such gifts is 25,000 kyats ($21). The state Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday that the […]

White House, educators push for pre-school STEM

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:03

Researchers haven’t definitively concluded just how important STEM training will be for future job markets.

       

1 injured in vehicle collision in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:03

1 hurt in 2-vehicle, SEPTA bus chain reaction crash in West PhiladelphiaOne person was hurt after two vehicles collided, and then one struck a SEPTA bus in West Philadelphia.


Vancouver Prescriptions for Addicts Gain Attention as Heroin and Opioid Use Rises

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:00
Treatment known as heroin maintenance has helped keep users out of jail and away from emergency rooms, but concerns about drug abuse stymie such programs in the United States.