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  • FILE - This Jan. 12, 2012 file photo shows the logo at a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage center in Pittsburgh. Wells Fargo & Co., one of the biggest U.S. banks and the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, reports its first-quarter earnings before the market opens on Friday April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Good Friday 2014: Are Banks Open, Closed; Are Wells Fargo, Citibank, Chase, Bank of America; Stock Market, NASDAQ Open?

    Good Friday in 2014 is on April 18 but isn’t a federal holiday, so the majority of the banks are open. According to MyBankTracker.com, “Good... Read more

  • Detail of a sand sculpture is seen as pieces are prepared as part of this year's 'Once Upon a Time' themed annual Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture festival on April 16, 2014 in Weston-Super-Mare, England. Due to open on Good Friday, a team of award winning sand sculptors from across the globe have been working to create sand sculptures influenced by fairy tales and fables but that also include some current television and cinema blockbuster hits such as The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and The Hobbit. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    Good Friday 2014: What’s Open, Closed; Schools, Post Office, Mail, DMV, Library, WalMart, Target, Best Buy?

    Good Friday 2014 is about to be here, on April 18, and people are wondering whether banks, schools, and other places are open or closed... Read more

  • In this image taken from video, Chelsea Clinton speaks to the audience as she co-hosts “Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation,” in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The daughter of former president Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced at the event that she is pregnant with her first child. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

    Marc Mezvinsky and Wife Chelsea Clinton Expecting First Child

    WASHINGTON—Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year. The 34-year-old daughter of former President... Read more

  • Rancher Cliven Bundy, middle, addresses his supporters along side Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, on April 12, 2014. Bundy informed the public that the BLM has agreed to cease the roundup of his family's cattle.(AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

    Cliven Bundy Ranch: Cattle Dispute Prompts Representative to Head to 2014 Showdown

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Among the people who showed up to support Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy last week was conservative state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley. Shea is... Read more

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    75 Percent of Obamacare Enrollees Forced to Pay Higher Premiums, Says Cleveland Clinic

    Article by J.D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News. The head of the Cleveland Clinic said during a recent interview that three-quarters of new Obamacare enrollees... Read more

  • In this Oct. 9, 2013 file courtroom drawing, defense attorney, Jeremy Schneider, left, represents accused terrorist Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, center, in Manhattan federal court, in New York. (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Williams, File)

    Opening Statements Start US Trial of Radical Egyptian Imam

    NEW YORK—A defense lawyer has told a jury in New York that an Egyptian Islamic preacher on trial on charges that he supported terrorism around... Read more

  • FILE -  In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. The Labor Department reports on the weekly jobless claims on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

    US Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 304,000

    WASHINGTON—The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels... Read more

  • FILE -  In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. The Labor Department reports on the weekly jobless claims on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

    Applications for US Jobless Aid Up 2K to 304,000

    WASHINGTON— The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession... Read more

  • FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, shows the door on a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa. Chipotle reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, pril 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Chipotle 1Q Profit Misses View, Sales Surge

    DENVER— Mexican food chain Chipotle’s first-quarter net income rose 8 percent as higher costs offset a sales surge as more customers bought its burritos and... Read more

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    International Flavor at the San Francisco Rotary Club

    When the San Francisco Rotary Club held its Tuesday meeting this week, the attendance was more than double, and a number of dignitaries were there... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 20, 2008 file photo, Puerto Rican composer and salsa singer Cheo Feliciano performs at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. After a more than two-week stay at a Puerto Rican hospital, Feliciano was released Thursday, July 11, 2013. The salsa singer had been rushed to the hospital in late June, hospitalized for pneumonia, according to spokesperson Richie Viera. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Dies in Car Crash at 78

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Police say Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano has died in a car accident in the U.S. territory. He was 78... Read more

  • NY-based Co. Closing Syracuse-area Lab in July

    CICERO, N.Y.— An Albany-based pharmaceutical company that’s part of a $250 million economic development project in Buffalo is shutting down its Syracuse-area research center, eliminating... Read more

  • This frame grab from video provided by WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tenn., shows some of the area of an explosion and fire, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at a property where several ammunition and explosives plants are based, in McEwen, Tenn. At least one person has died, and at least three people have been injured. (AP Photo/WSMV-TV)

    Blast on Site of Ammunition Plant Kills 1

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made killed one person and injured three others. Rescue workers were called... Read more

  • Easter Butter Lamb Gets ‘pardon’ At Buffalo Market

    BUFFALO, N.Y.— There’s at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won’t be going under the knife this Easter. Butter sculptures in the shape of... Read more

  • Actor Helping NY School to Build New Playground

    SYRACUSE, N.Y.— The actor who played a detective-turned-school teacher on the HBO hit series “The Wire” is helping a central New York community replace an... Read more

  • Samarjeet Pattnaik, attorney of a New York City police officer Manny Encarnacion, speaks to the media in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 17, 2014. An Indian court said Thursday it won't rule before July 1 on the case of Encarnacion arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets he had accidentally packed in his luggage. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    Court Extends NYC Officer’s Weapons Case in India

    NEW DELHI— An Indian court says it won’t rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New... Read more

  • Coretta Scott King (5th-R) leads a "March on Memphis" 9 April 1968, five days after the assassination of her husband, US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King. On her right, her daughter, Yolanda, walks with her sons Martin and Dexter; on her left appear King's successor, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew Young, later U.S. President Jimmy Carter's ambassador to the United Nations and mayor of Atlanta. Martin Luther King was assassinated 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to the shooting. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    News Tapas From Across the Nation

    QUOTABLE Tennessee Passes Bill to Help Felons Find Jobs “This just ensures that people who have paid their debt to society will be given the... Read more

  • File photo. Police say two fire trucks have collided in a Los Angeles suburb, slamming one into an eatery causing several injuries. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Fire Truck Rams California Eatery; Several Injured

    MONTEREY PARK, Calif.— Police say two fire trucks have collided in a Los Angeles suburb, slamming one engine into a restaurant and causing several injuries,... Read more

  • Earthquake Today in Alaska: 5.0 Magnitude Quake Near Anchorage

    A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck in central Alaska on Wednesday afternoon. The quake hit about 115 miles norther of Anchorage, the largest city in the state... Read more

  • Cliven Bundy, right, and Clance Cox, left, stand at the Bundy ranch near Bunkerville Nev. Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)

    Cliven Bundy Update: Nevada Rancher Explains Why He Refuses to Recognize Federal Authority

    Cliven Bundy, possibly the most famous rancher in the United States after his stand-off with federal officials, has come forward to explain why he doesn’t... Read more


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