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UPS falls short of forecasts on bad weather, costs

UPS falls short of forecasts on bad weather, costs

DALLAS — United Parcel Service Inc. reported Thursday that first-quarter profit fell 17% as revenue was flat from a year ago and the package-delivery company ran into higher spending to cope with a series of winter storms.
Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign.

Symphony, union accept Emanuel offer to help end strike

CHICAGO — Both striking musicians and management of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have welcomed an offer by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to help end a nearly two-month work stoppage over pensions and wages.
Nissan ex-chair Ghosn released from Japanese detention

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn released from Japanese detention

TOKYO — Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Japanese detention centre Thursday evening, his head held high, after paying 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail and winning a court rejection of an appeal from prosecutors.
Actor Michael Madsen charged with DUI after SUV hits pole

Actor Michael Madsen charged with DUI after SUV hits pole

MALIBU, Calif. — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Michael Madsen with two misdemeanour counts of drunken driving after the actor drove his SUV into a pole last month.
Probe clears acting defence head of alleged bias in Pentagon

Probe clears acting defence head of alleged bias in Pentagon

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's watchdog agency on Thursday cleared Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favour his former employer, Boeing Co.
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favourite classic films

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favourite classic films

LOS ANGELES — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel's "The Essentials" series, she knew she had to make it work.
Prince Harry attends public event as royal baby wait goes on

Prince Harry attends public event as royal baby wait goes on

LONDON — Prince Harry has attended a service commemorating war dead from Australia and New Zealand as he and his wife Meghan await the birth of their first child.

Default judgment against no-show R. Kelly in civil case

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has entered a default judgment for a woman who sued R. Kelly in February, accusing the singer of sexually abusing her when she was a minor 20 years ago.
Missing indigenous women spotlighted as bill signed

Missing indigenous women spotlighted as bill signed

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A growing number of missing and murdered Native American women are the focus of a Washington bill signed into law Wednesday amid concerns the victims' cases are slipping between jurisdictional gaps.