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Mother's Day Blooms!: On the Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day...come join us for a Mothers Day blooming photo project! Have your photo made and place inside a blooming plant for a unique Mother's Day card! http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2015/04/mothers-day-flower-photo-gift/ Calendar

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Macy's to open first 4 test off-price stores in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) Macy's Inc. says it has named its new discount stores Macy's Backstage, and says first of the four test stores will open this fall in New York City.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:59:19 -0400
UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push

Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron speaks at an election rally as London Mayor Boris Johnson, right, listens in Hendon in north London, Tuesday May 5, 2015. Britain will go to the polls in a national election on May 7. (Toby Melville, Pool Photo via AP)LONDON (AP) Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:58:13 -0400
Saudi suspends schools in Najran, Yemeni Houthi shells land near border

Saudi Arabia suspended all schools on Tuesday in the southern Najran region, near the border with Yemen, state television reported, after shells fired by Yemeni Houthi fighters landed near the frontier. "The Houthi militias have targeted the border region in Najran with mortars," Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, spokesman for a Saudi-led coalition waging a mostly air campaign against the Houthis, said in comments carried by al-Ekhbariyah television. Witnesses in Yemen have said Saudi forces have shelled the Yemeni side of the border after the Shi'ite militia fired several rounds towards Saudi territories.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:54:45 -0400
Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast

Police and forensic officers at the scene of a fatal shooting in the Markets area of South Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, where former senior IRA man Gerard ``Jock Davison was gunned down early Tuesday outside his home. Davison was a Belfast IRA commander when he allegedly ordered IRA comrades in 2005 to kill Robert McCartney, in a killing which prompted relatives to seek justice and is widely seen as an act which eventually helped spur the IRA to renounce violence. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)DUBLIN (AP) A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:53:26 -0400
Mariah Carey to sing at Billboard awards after 17-year break

FILE - In this Monday, April 27, 2015, file photo, Mariah Carey poses for a photo at her Official Welcome to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Billboard and Dick Clark Productions announced Tuesday, May 5, 2015, that Carey will perform on this years awards show. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) Mariah Carey is set to perform at the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 17 years, but the pop superstar is keeping mum on what song she'll sing.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:53:01 -0400
Saudi suspends flights in southern airport after shelling

Map locates Aden, Yemen; 2c x 3 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 82 mm;SANAA, Yemen (AP) Saudi Arabia's state airline suspended flights to a southern airport Tuesday along its border with Yemen amid shelling by Shiite rebels targeted in kingdom-led airstrikes.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:48:31 -0400
US trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2015 file photo, container ships wait to be unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles. The Commerce Department releases international trade data for March on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. trade deficit in March ballooned to the highest level in more than six years, propelled by a flood of imports from autos to cellphones.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:47:07 -0400
Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes

In this Thursday, March 26, 2015 photo, Jhorgen Romero, Head of Processing and Aging at Santa Teresa looks at the barrels filled with rum at the Santa Teresa rum factory in La Victoria, Aragua State, Venezuela. The fall in international oil prices and the consequent shortage of foreign exchange seriously affects Venezuela's economy, heavily dependent on imports, but for some domestic producers like rum manufacturers it's an opportunity to increase production and meet growing sales inside and outside the country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos' small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:46:52 -0400
Burundi court validates president's third term bid

Demonstrators block the road in the rural village of Rwenza near Bujumbura, Burundi, Tuesday May 5, 2015. The Constitutional court validated President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term, amid street protests.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it unconstitutional.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:46:26 -0400
Greece pushes for deal as EU slashes outlook

Greek Evzoni guards march in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on May 5, 2015Greece's growth outlook was slashed by Brussels Tuesday after months of fruitless debt talks, as ministers toured European capitals to push for a bailout deal that will save Athens from bankruptcy. A team of Greek officials has been in Brussels since last week holding intense talks with EU and IMF officials to hammer out the details of a possible deal.

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:44:57 -0400
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