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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls.A mother of t ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned lower in midday trading, erasing an early gain. Trading was quiet as investors waited for a statement from the Federal Reserve later Wednesday.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 70 points, or ...more

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MILAN (AP) — Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, on Wednesday said second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America.Fiat, whose shareholders vote Friday on the merger with Chr ...more

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Surveys of small businesses show that they started stepping up their pace of hiring in spring. The surveys, by payroll provider ADP and software maker Intuit, count the number of new jobs at their small business customers. While there have been month-t ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Companies began stepping up ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Sept delivery was 5.5025 higher at $5.2550 a bushel; Dec corn was 1.50 cents lower at $3.7050 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.3325 ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show.Revised data released Wednesday also su ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A court in southern Greece on Wednesday convicted two employees at a strawberry farm for shooting and wounding 28 migrant workers protesting unpaid wages, but the farm's owner and head foreman were cleared.The shotgun attac ...more

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's second-largest bank, Allied Irish Banks, has returned to profit for the first time since a 2008 property crash pushed the nation to the brink of bankruptcy.Finance Minister Michael Noonan said Wednesday's first-half resul ...more

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Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers.When she saw an interview last year with an NBA player and noticed how passionately he talked a ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.The company's corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users o ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month.Private employers added 218,000 jobs, down from 281,000 in June, payroll provider ADP said Wednesday. I ...more

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BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure, officials said Wednesday. ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.The ornate design was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find quickly spread online.Farmer Christo ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in second quarter after sharp contraction in winter. ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show.The revised data also suggest a possibl ...more

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MUMBAI, India (AP) — The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it will invest $2 billion to expand its Indian business, ...more

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LONDON (AP) — The CEO of Barclays said having provisions to claw back bankers' bonuses, as outlined by regulators on Wednesday, is a good idea in principle.The Bank of England published new rules Wednesday to punish executives who misbehave. The ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dismal start to the year reflecting a harsh winter, the U.S. economy showed signs of rebounding in the spring, with many forecasters expecting growth to be even stronger in the second half of the year.The government on ...more

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PARIS (AP) — European aerospace company Airbus says it expects its revenue to remain stable this year despite a big cancellation recently for some of its large A350 planes.Airbus competes fiercely with Chicago-based Boeing Co. in the global mark ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales.But the Japanese company behind Super Mario and Pokemon games stuck to its annual forecasts Wednesday for ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.Japan's Toyota Motor ...more

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TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's central bank says 713 million leke (5 million euros; $6.75 million) has been stolen from its reserve storage building.Authorities arrested two bank employees last week.The Bank of Albania, which is in char ...more

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MADRID (AP) — Spain's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, the fastest rate since 2007 and more evidence of the country's recovery from recession.In provisional estimat ...more

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport.Many of the 210 passenger ...more