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world lead

February 7th, 2014
05:02 PM ET

Officials: 'Air pirate' claims bomb on board, tries to have plane go to Sochi

(CNN) - A passenger announced Friday "that there was a bomb on board" his plane and wanted it diverted to Sochi - the Russian city hosting the Winter Olympics amid terrorism fears - Turkish officials said.

Rather than abide by the request, the Pegasus Airlines' crew sent a hijacking alert that Turkey's Air Force Control Center received at 5:20 p.m. (10:20 a.m. ET), Turkey's semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported. About 20 minutes later, two F-16 fighter jets scrambled to intercept the Boeing 737-800.

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money lead

February 7th, 2014
04:45 PM ET

Job growth remains weak

New York (CNNMoney) – After a chilly month for job growth in December, hiring warmed up a bit in January. But not by much.

The U.S. economy added 113,000 jobs last month, according to the government. That's an improvement from December, but was far weaker than hoped. Economists had been expecting an addition of 178,000 jobs.

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