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High court to consider bias claim on loan guarantees
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether a bank discriminated against the wives of two Missouri real estate developers by requiring them to guarantee their husbands' business loans.

Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.

Caretaker says 'Naty' Revuelta, socialite who had daughter with Fidel Castro, has died
HAVANA (AP) — Caretaker says 'Naty' Revuelta, socialite who had daughter with Fidel Castro, has died.

Ga. woman set for execution seeks clemency reconsideration
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for the only woman on Georgia's death row are asking the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison.

Smog film goes viral in China with 155 mn views
The Shanghai skyline pictured on February 8, 2015An online documentary on China's notorious smog has become a viral sensation with more than 155 million views just one day after it was released, state media said Monday. "Under the Dome", a documentary privately produced by Chai Jing, a former anchor with state broadcaster China Central Television, detailed causes of atmospheric pollution in the country. They included slack government supervision and lenient penalties for polluters. Chai, a former anchor with state broadcaster China Central Television, said the film was her "personal battle" against air pollution after her daughter was born with a benign tumour, the Global Times said.

AP Source: Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro Houston
The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on All-Pro pass rusher Justin Houston, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

Nasdaq tops 5,000 for the first time in 15 years
The tech-rich Nasdaq last saw the 5,000 level on March 27, 2000, as it began a steep plunge to below 1,200 two years later as the bubble in technology industry stocks implodedNew York (AFP) - The Nasdaq Composite Index bolted above 5,000 for the first time in 15 years Monday, recovering nearly all the ground since the massive dot-com crash of 2000.

AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement
USA-POLITICS/MIKULSKIWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful Appropriations Committee, will not run for re-election, Democratic officials say.

Florida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run
Republican U.S. Senator and possible presidential candidate for 2016 Rubio speaks during an appearance in HollisPALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016.

Lawyers for Georgia woman set to be executed ask parole board to reconsider clemency request
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for Georgia woman set to be executed ask parole board to reconsider clemency request.

A-Rod set to play in intrasquad game
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is ready to play for the New York Yankees.

Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal threatens Israel's security
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he assailed the U.S. leader's bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to his country's survival.

Russia, Ukraine hold emergency gas talks as cutoff looms
Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn, center, arrives at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, March 2, 2015. Russia and Ukraine's energy ministers are holding emergency talks in Brussels as Russian gas giant Gazprom threatens to cut off deliveries to Ukraine for lack of payment. European Union energy spokesperson Anna-Kaisa Itkonen said Monday that the EU's executive Commission will mediate between the sides in an attempt to make sure gas keeps flowing despite the dispute. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia and Ukraine's energy ministers are holding emergency talks after the Russian gas supplier said it would cut off deliveries to the war-torn country as soon as Tuesday if it does not get new payments.

Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017
FILE - In this Saturday, March 8, 2014, file photo, Veronica Roth, author of the book, "Divergent," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Roth is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children’s Books told The Associated Press on Monday, March 2, 2015. The books currently are untitled, with the first one expected in 2017. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown.

Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. speaks to reporters in Peoria Ill. The Associated Press has learned that Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game. The flights last November don’t include more than a dozen trips on donors’ planes that Schock paid for out of his House office expenses or campaign funds since joining Congress in 2009. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.

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