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FILE - This Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, shows containers of Heinz ketchup on the shelf of a market, in Barre, Vt. H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America, the companies announced Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Heinz to Buy Kraft For Super Food Firm

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The corporate kings of sugary ketchup and processed cheese, under assault by consumers’ growing love for fresher cuisine, are making a major gamble to revive their fortunes in the face of the changing American appetite. H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group, two of the most iconic names in the nation’s kitchens, said Wednesday they would merge through an estimated $45 …

Many Familiar Brands Owned by Kraft, Heinz

Thursday, March 26, 2015

New York — The combination of H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group Inc. will bring many of America’s oldest and best-known brands under the same corporate roof. Here’s a look at the history behind some of those products: Heinz Tomato Ketchup The company’s name is synonymous with the ketchup it has been selling since 1876 that actually transformed the concept of ketchup. …

Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, May Face Life in Prison

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fort Bragg, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted. The charges are the latest development in …

Jewish Leaders Ask Congress for Help With Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Washington — Amid rising concerns about anti-Semitism in Europe, several Jewish leaders testified before Congress on Tuesday, calling on the United States to take action in stopping violence against Jews. Dan Asmussen, the president of the Danish Jewish community, said terror attacks in France, Belgium and other European …

Plane Crash Kills 150 in Alps

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Seyne-Les-Alpes, France — A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight …

Police: No Evidence Of Assault at UVa

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Charlottesville, Va. — A five-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser’s unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said Monday. The article, titled “A Rape …

Afghan Leaders Travel to U.S.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Camp David, Maryland — In a show of unity, U.S. and Afghan officials laid the groundwork for new relations between the two countries on Monday, including plans to seek American funding to maintain an Afghan security force of …

Cruz Will Compete for Tea Party, Evangelical Voters

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ted Cruz’s splashy entry into the 2016 race Monday intensifies the early battle to consolidate conservative voters who are intent on denying the Republican Party establishment yet another presidential nomination. In a primary fight more up for grabs …

Global Warming Slowing Circulation of Oceans

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Washington — We’re now seeing a slowdown of the great ocean circulation that, among other planetary roles, helps to partly drive the Gulf Stream off the U.S. East Coast, according to a study just out in Nature Climate Change, by Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate …

U.S. Rejects Netanyahu’s ‘Arab’ Apology

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized Monday for racially provocative remarks he made about Arab voters on Israel’s election day last week, but the move failed to assuage critics of his campaign-trail tactics, which sparked outrage in Israel and drew rare public rebukes from the White …

Firms Sue to Stop Net Neutrality Rules

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Washington — Broadband providers have sued the Federal Communications Commission to try to stop tough new net neutrality regulations, the first step in an expected lengthy court fight over the online traffic rules. US Telecom, a trade group whose membership includes AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., filed …

AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3 Dead In Scaffolding Collapse At High-Rise Under Construction Raleigh, N.C. — Workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project on Monday when a piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, killing three men and sending another to a hospital. All four men …

Afghan President: Delay Departure of Troops

Monday, March 23, 2015

Washington — Top U.S. officials have shown a willingness to adjust President Obama’s plan for winding down the war in Afghanistan, allowing military commanders to delay troop departures and expanding combat authorities for forces remaining on the ground. …