The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, more than was expected, according to the Department of Labor. The numbers top January's as well. The unemployment rate in February was 6.7 percent.
The big movies opening this weekend are "300: Rise of an Empire," an R action movie that is a sequel [...]]]>
"We must remember that the purpose of our pressure on Russia is not simply to punish aggression — and certainly it is not to escalate the confrontation — but instead to move (President Vladimir) Putin toward a resolution that protects the territorial integrity of Ukraine." - Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., who co-sponsored a resolution [...]]]>
"It [his pacemaker] could've kicked in, started his heart back. The bottom line is it's a miracle." - Coroner Dexter Howard of Holmes County, Miss., talking about an 78-year-old who was declared dead and then woke up in a body bag. Workers at a funeral home saw that the body bag was moving and found the man alive.
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The bill that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed last night is about to come up in several other states, in different forms. The Arizona bill would let businesses deny service to gays and lesbians because of their religious beliefs. Similar bills are moving through the system in Georgia, Missouri, Idaho, Mississippi and other states. [...]]]>
Armed men stormed the regional government administration building and parliament in Ukraine's southern Crimea region today, and they raised a Russian flag. The move comes about a week after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, who was in favor of siding with Russia over the European Union. Yesterday Russia conducted military exercises near [...]]]>
"One of the court's main responsibilities is to ensure that individuals are treated equally under the law. Equal treatment of all individuals under the law is not merely an aspiration it is a constitutional mandate." - Judge Orlando Garcia, ruling today that Texas' ban on gay marriage isn't legal. Same-sex couples in Texas won't be able to get married just yet, [...]]]>
Target reported its fourth-quarter earnings for last year, a period that included the massive data breach, and the numbers weren't good: Net income fell 46 percent from the year before, the company said. Sales also fell 5.3 percent.
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NBC News reported today that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is likely to veto the state's anti-gay bill, which would allow businesses to refuse to serve gays and lesbians. A person close to Brewer told NBC, "She doesn't want to take any actions that could jeopardize the economic momentum we've seen here in Arizona." Republican Sen. [...]]]>