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Guard: Pistorius told me 'everything is fine'
Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial Friday.
Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions fester
Stocks are drifting mostly lower in late morning trading Friday as tensions build in Ukraine, where the region of Crimea is preparing for a referendum on whether to split away and become part of Russia. Those concerns offset an encouraging pickup in hiring by U.S. employers last month.
Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin
One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
Boeing freezing nonunion workers' pensions in 2016
Boeing Co. said Thursday it is freezing the traditional defined-benefit pensions for 68,000 nonunion employees - including managers and executives - starting in 2016.
Failure to reset alarms key to Michigan prison escape
A convicted quadruple killer escaped from a Michigan prison for 24 hours last month primarily because guards didn't properly operate the motion-detector alarms at a gate the inmate pried open with scissors and a belt buckle, investigators concluded Thursday.
Sheriff seeks to charge Hernandez in jail fight
A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate.
Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.
Obama: West won't let Kremlin carve up Ukraine
President Barack Obama ordered the West's first sanctions in response to Russia's military takeover of Crimea on Thursday, declaring his determination not to let the Kremlin carve up Ukraine.
Encouraging report on US jobs lifts stock market
Investors were looking for any reason to look past the cold weather that has hampered the U.S. economy in the last few weeks, and they found it.
4 dead in New Jersey fire; mix-up delayed response
A fast-moving fire claimed four lives on Thursday in New Jersey's second-largest city, where the mayor said a mix-up over the street name delayed the emergency response.
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