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NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in March to the highest level in three years, pointing to higher sales this spring. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley City say one of its officers shot a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer in the lobby of the police department. Sgt. Jason Hauer said the man in his 20s or 30s entered the lobby Monday morning, acted suspicious and asked an officer to come out from behind a partition.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The 2011 Somali famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, half of them age 5 and under, according to a new report to be published this week that more than doubles previous death toll estimates, officials told The Associated Press. By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's prime minister escaped a brazen assassination attempt Monday when a bomb exploded near his convoy in Damascus, state media reported, in the latest attack to target a top official in President Bashar Assad's regime. By ALBERT AJI Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday on Sports Illustrated's website. The 34-year-old Collins has played for six NBA teams in 12 seasons. He finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. He says he wants to continue playing.
DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler says its first-quarter net profit fell 65 percent as it shipped fewer older vehicles in preparation for several key product launches. The company earned $166 million in the January-March quarter, compared with $473 million a year ago. Revenue fell 6 percent to $15.4 billion.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans spent more last month and their income grew, the latest indication that tax increases have yet to hold back the consumer. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans spent more last month and their income grew, the latest indication that tax increases have yet to hold back the consumer.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than they did a decade ago, according to a report released Monday. By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- A Bangladesh court on Monday allowed police 15 days to interrogate the owner of a building that collapsed last week and killed 382 people, as rescuers used heavy machinery to cut through the destroyed structure after giving up hopes of finding any more survivors. By FARID HOSSAIN and CHRIS BLAKE Associated Press