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Belgian wonder winger Eden Hazard has been on unstoppable form heading into Chelsea's big match against Tottenham.
The stock market debut of Coupons.com brought out bargain-seekers on Friday, shooting the online discount firm up a stunning 87 percent. The digital coupon firm, which raised $168 million in its public offering, had doubled at one point in trading but still ended with a remarkable opening-day gain, closing at $30 after its offering price of $16 a share.
Turkey's former army chief Ilker Basbug, who was jailed for life last year for plotting to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government, walked free from prison on Friday after a court ordered his release. "But I do not harbour any revenge or hatred because love conquers hatred." The release came a day after Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled that Basbug's legal rights had been violated, saying that a lower court had failed to publish its detailed verdict on the case and send it to the appeals court.
Boeing said Friday that hairline cracks have been found in the wings of some of its 787 Dreamliners still in production due to a manufacturing problem. Boeing told AFP the cracks were found in the wings made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan, but insisted it was "confident that the condition does not exist in the in-service fleet." Boeing said had been notified by its wing-maker supplier MHI that "a change in their manufacturing process may have led to hairline cracks in a limited number of shear ties on a wing rib in the 787." The cracks may be present in a limited number of airplanes still in production, the Chicago-based aerospace giant said. Boeing said it was completing inspections of the roughly 40 airplanes that are potentially affected.
Boeing's much-delayed 787 Dreamliner has hit another production snafu. Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built. The Chicago-based manufacturer says none of the ...
SEATTLE (AP) — A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School filed a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and church on Friday. Lawyers for the church and school planned to respond immediately with a motion arguing King County Superior Court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case without violating the First Amendment.
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman working at a Chicago thrift store was killed when a gun that was in dropped-off clothing accidentally discharged, hitting her in the chest.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple was convicted Friday of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, abuse and threats they would harm her young child.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
___ Job gain despite winter blast lifts economic hopes Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added ...
Who is bitcoin's real creator? The bitcoin community is reacting to that burning question with a collective ho-hum. Developers and bitcoin enthusiasts from Finland to Texas are downplaying the media frenzy ...
Hog prices are rising for the fourth straight week as a swine virus threatens to crimp the supply of pork. The April contract for lean hogs rose 0.6 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $1.13 a pound on Friday. The ...
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Armed men in Crimea's capital city have confiscated equipment from Associated Press employees and contractors working there.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul fired up libertarian-minded Republicans Friday when he spoke at the annual CPAC conference. Paul said President Obama is trampling Americans' civil liberties and it's time for the country to elect a 'friend of liberty.' (March 7)
Results in the All England Open in Birmingham on Friday (x denotes seeding):
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared Friday that achieving equality for women and girls is "the great unfinished business of the 21st century."
CAIRO (AP) — A group of 27 countries on the United Nations Human Rights Council expressed concerns Friday over the Egyptian government's use of violence in its wide-scale crackdown on opposition protesters, the first reprimand from the international body since a bloody crackdown on dissent in the country began.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who faked his own drowning in an insurance scam has been cleared of attempting to kidnap a woman off a suburban street, the top count against him.
TOKYO (AP) — North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there's only one per district. They get to vote "yes" or "no." Virtually all pick "yes."
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida was charged Friday with attempted murder and child abuse, with authorities saying the children were screaming to bystanders that she was trying to kill them.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday for bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square waving flags and chanting "Crimea is Russia!" as a parliamentary leader declared that the peninsula would be welcomed as an "equal subject" of Russia.