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  • Walmart misses 4Q profit forecasts

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart Inc. on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $2.17 billion. On a per-share basis, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said it had net income of 73 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.33 per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts […]
  • Arizona House considers legalizing needle exchange programs

    The Arizona House is considering a proposal that would legalize needle exchange programs for illicit drug users for the first time.
  • Sheriff: Man helped give goat whiskey, cocaine

    GRAYSON, Ga. (AP) — A man Georgia authorities say participated in forcing a goat to ingest whiskey and cocaine has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement 28-year-old Sergio Palomares-Guzman was arrested Feb. 15 in connection with a videotaped incident believed to be from early January. […]
  • 11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury duty

    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected. Jeanette Fox says her son came running to her with a summons from the Chester County court to appear for jury duty in March. Her son, Luke, is only 11 years old. Fox […]
  • NYC still waiting to fill new ‘night mayor’ position

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever “night mayor.” The nightlife ambassador position was announced last fall by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio. He says the position would serve as a point of contact between city agencies and the city nightlife industry. The New […]
  • Home Depot beats Street 4Q forecasts

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $1.78 billion. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had profit of $1.52. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were $1.69 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment […]
  • Connecticut’s Edible Arrangements sues Google over rival ads

    NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut-based fruit bouquet company Edible Arrangements has filed a federal lawsuit against Google, claiming its business is being hurt by rival ads that appear when people use the search engine. The Hour reports Edible Arrangements claims in its lawsuit filed in early February that Google’s placement of rival ads can […]
  • For Olympic fans, the real fun starts after the games

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Olympics aren’t just about fierce competition between the world’s best athletes. It’s a time for fans to let loose, party with folks from around the world, try some new food and maybe pose for a photo with the official mascot. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Sarah […]
  • Latvian banking chief won’t resign, rejects bribes report

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The head of Latvia’s central bank says he will not resign following an investigation into suspected bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations that he sought bribes from a local bank. Ilmars Rimsevics, who is also on the European Central Bank’s top policymaking council, said Tuesday he had “made a […]
  • Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday offered the first images of the site of an airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people, with officials hoping to reach the aircraft’s “black boxes” to learn exactly what downed the flight. State television aired footage showing the plane crash site against the side […]