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  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 percent of its staff, over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April and cut down on management layers. The news sent shares up 3 perc

    July 17, 2014

  • Police: Arrested man ordered five pizzas to station CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting — five pizzas showed up at the station. Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cellphone Tuesday afternoo

    July 17, 2014

  • Justice Dept: Missing emails now part of IRS probe WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service has expanded to include an inquiry into the disappearance of emails from a former senior IRS official. Deputy Attorney General James Cole was to update Congress on

    July 17, 2014

  • Maria Shriver launches program honoring her dad NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late father, Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps. The Shriver Corps will train volunteers to help p

    July 17, 2014

  • Nordstrom ads feature models with disabilities NEW YORK (AP) — It's not easy to find models with disabilities in ads for the fashion and beauty industry — unless you look in the Nordstrom catalog. The company has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and continues the tradition in its an

    July 16, 2014

  • US preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action

    July 16, 2014

  • Dems seek political edge in contraception ruling WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama's health care law. A four

    July 16, 2014

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms WASHINGTON (AP) — With an August deadline looming, the House voted Tuesday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the

    July 16, 2014

  • Ax throw, log climb at Adirondack lumberjack class PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) — Ax throwing is encouraged in lumberjack class. It's also OK to dump your classmate in the lake — as long as you're both frantically trying to stay upright on a floating log. The annual Adirondack Woodsmen's School is being he

    July 16, 2014

  • New guidelines could help many pregnant workers WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear tha

    July 16, 2014

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