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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. Windslowe, an aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting," has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and faces more cross-examination this week. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist finished testifying Friday in her cosmetic-surgery murder trial but not before she asked to say something more to the jury.


3/6/2015 10:58:28 AM

Miners fool around in their locker room prior to the start of an afternoon shift at a coal mine near GilbertBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February and the jobless rate fell to a more than 6-1/2-year low of 5.5 percent, which could put pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in June. Nonfarm payrolls increased 295,000 last month after rising 239,000 in January, the Labor Department said on Friday. The decline in the unemployment rate from 5.7 percent in January took it to its lowest level since May 2008 and into territory that some Fed officials consider consistent with full employment. "The labor market is on a roll.


3/6/2015 10:57:55 AM

Trader Dennis Maguire works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 6, 2015. Stocks opened lower on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs report raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The prospect of higher interest rates is sending U.S. stock and bond prices lower in midday trading.


3/6/2015 10:56:21 AM

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is interviewed by Megyn Kelly, during a segment of her Fox News Channel “The Kelly File,” program, in New York, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg agree: Chore play can work at home.


3/6/2015 10:50:03 AM

A police officer is silhouetted against the Apple logo in Grand Central Terminal in New YorkApple Inc , the largest U.S. company by market value, will join the storied Dow Jones industrial average , replacing AT&T Inc , in a change that reflects the dominant position of iPhone maker in the U.S. economy and society. The decision to nudge aside AT&T, which has been part of the Dow for the better part of a century, is a recognition of the way in which communications and technology have evolved over the last several decades. "This is a sign of the times, and it might get everyone to look at the Dow more than they have been," said Richard Sichel, who oversees $2 billion as chief investment officer at Philadelphia Trust Co. The action, by S&P Dow Jones Indices, had been widely expected since Apple split its shares seven-for-one in June 2014.


3/6/2015 10:49:14 AM

A Delta plane passes Delta Flight 1086 that rests on a berm near the water at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in New York. The plane, from Atlanta, skidded off the runway while landing, and crashed through a chain-link fence. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.


3/6/2015 10:47:48 AM

A U.S. plan to train Ukrainian national guard troops is "on hold" pending implementation of a ceasefire deal between government troops and Russian-backed rebels, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Europe said on Friday. One battalion of U.S. soldiers is due to train three Ukrainian National Guard battalions. Later on Friday, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Europe, confirmed the delay in a statement and said: "The U.S. government would like to see the Minsk agreement fulfilled." "The training mission is currently on hold but Army Europe is prepared to carry out the mission if and when our government decides to move forward," the statement said.

3/6/2015 10:47:38 AM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Police say a man and woman have stolen more than $9,000 worth of women's undergarments from a department store in Wyoming's capital.

3/6/2015 10:45:26 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl with leukemia who asked for a playhouse in her backyard will get her wish, after a homeowners association that initially rejected the idea relented.

3/6/2015 10:42:40 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson city leaders will meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week.

3/6/2015 10:36:28 AM
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