States grovel before Boeing in bid for 777X jobs
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With Boeing the king of U.S. aircraft manufacturing, more than a dozen states are groveling before the throne for a share of the riches to be made from the next-generation 777 jetliner.
No charges for Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Officials: 35 pilot whales moving in deeper water
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Pods of 35 pilot whales have been moving into deeper water off Florida's southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings may soon end on a positive note.
Ukraine official rejects early elections demand
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A top Ukrainian official on Thursday rejected the opposition's demand for early presidential elections amid major street protests gripping the country, as Western officials scramble to help work out a solution to the crisis.
Mood music mixed after Palestinians hold talks with Kerry
By David Brunnstrom RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians held talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday on a possible future peace accord with Israel and emerged with mixed descriptions of how much common ground they had found with Israel's most vital ally. One Palestinian official told Reuters his side had rejected Kerry's ideas for future security arrangements, without giving details of the proposals. But Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat told the official Palestinian news agency Wafa that report was "completely incorrect". The first official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said Kerry presented the proposals to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after discussing them separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.