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  • Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines
    Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has moved into the open sea and is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines later this weekend. …

  • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better
    Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1 of Manila's international airport, Aquino said the facility appeared to be completely different. "It is like I have entered a completely different airport," he told reporters as he inspected the …

  • Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source
    Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said on Monday. "Our embassy in Tripoli confirmed that one Filipino died in (a) bombing in Zawiya," spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message to AFP. Libya has been wracked by conflict since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival militias and governments battling for its oil wealth. The …

  • McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. The company owns about 10 percent ... …

  • Guatemalan Olympic icon accuses DJ of racist taunt
    Guatemalan Olympic icon accuses DJ of racist taunt

    Historymaking Olympic athlete Erick Barrondo, an indigenous Guatemalan, spoke out against racism Wednesday after a radio DJ posted a picture of him on Twitter alongside comments that he deemed offensive. The DJ, Julio Reyes, tweeted an image of the London 2012 silver medalist with the question: "Would you like peanuts, cashews or beans?" -- an apparent reference to the thousands of indigenous Guatemalans who scrape out a living selling such snacks. Barrondo, who in 2012 became the first …

  • Senate has new deadline to avoid doctors' Medicare cuts

    Congress will get a little extra time to prevent a threatened 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors. Technically, the cut was to take effect Wednesday. But the Department of Health and Human Services ... …

  • Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again
    Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators headed for double overtime Wednesday night in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end of June. …

  • Iran extensions underscores Obama's dilemma in talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's willingness to extend Iranian nuclear talks at least twice this week has laid bare the dilemma he faces as he pursues a high-stakes accord. …

  • Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5
    Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

    In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquoise tiles for bathrooms. ... …

  • Sportsman's Warehouse tops 4Q profit forecasts

    The Midvale, Utah-based company said it had profit of 8 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 22 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average ... …