SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce giant branches into new businesses. Full Article
TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America's ally that Washington would come to its defense, but failed to clinch a trade deal key his "pivot" to Asia and to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms. | Video
SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border, raising fears its troops would invade. Full Article | Video
LES CAYES, Haiti - The vetiver plant is a little-known Haitian agricultural treasure, producing one of the most prized essential oils for high-end perfumes. The perfume industry is seeking to do better by the people whose toil make the distillation possible. Full Article
April 24 - Secretary of State John Kerry says U.S. intelligence shows Russia is playing an "active role" in destabilizing Ukraine. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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