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  • Big retailers feel pressure on Confederate flag merchandise

    Even as national retailers pull Confederate flags from shelves and websites after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina, ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspies

    WASHINGTON – Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. “Perceived ineptitude” in information technology departments.
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Saudi cables suggest money links with media

    BEIRUT – A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro-Riyadh editorial policy. A news a ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • U.S. won’t threaten prosecution over ransom

    WASHINGTON – Softening longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate w ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • S.C. lawmakers agree to debate removing Confederate flag

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina – South Carolina lawmakers took their first step toward removing the Confederate battle flag from their Statehouse grounds Tu ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy

    SAN FRANCISCO – Sacha Simmons used to dread taking a taxi to her high school or someplace else to hang out with her teenage friends when her parents w ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Boeing says Dennis Muilenburg will become CEO on July 1

    NEW YORK – Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is stepping away from the controls after 10 years.The aircraft ma ...
    June 23, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • U.S. new-home sales in May climb to best levels since 2008

    WASHINGTON – Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in the Northeast and West in May, as steady job growth over the past year has lifted the real estate s ...
    June 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Europe optimistic of Greek debt deal

    BRUSSELS – Greece has finally offered economic reforms that creditors consider closer to being acceptable, giving Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a few ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Apple bows on royalties after Swift complains

    PALO ALTO, Calif. – Taylor Swift has Apple changing its tune.Hours after the pop superstar criticize ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Items found in hunt for escaped murderers

    BELLMONT, N.Y. – Items recovered from a remote hunting cabin might be linked to a pair of convicted killers who escaped from a nearby prison more than ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing

    LOS ANGELES – Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” But this was no ordinary theater chair.
    June 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Top doctors weigh in on climate change

    WASHINGTON – Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Governors’ trade missions have uneven record of success

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs

    The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group proposed Monday a formula to help patients decide if a medic ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:04 pm
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