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Microsoft making additional job cuts in phone business


Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft says it is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5 percent of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smartphone...full story
updated 2016-07-29 09:22 AM
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Sumiteru Taniguchi, a survivor of the nuclear bombing at Nagasaki, Japan, participates in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Survivors of the nuclear attacks on Japan in 1945 participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Police carry a detained man to a waiting police van after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Marchers block the Pratt Street after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Two people assist a man who was injured and has blood on his face after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) People participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) A man, center, shields himself after being struck after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) A t-shirt made in memory of Freddie Gray is draped over former pay phone post near the intersection where Gray was arrested, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) A protestor, left, fights with a bar patron outside of a bar near Oriole Park at Camden Yards after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Microsoft making additional job cuts in phone business

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft says it is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5 percent of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smartphone....Fullstory

2016-07-29 09:22 AM

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Washington in September

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Washington in mid-September. White House deputy national security adviser....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:22 AM

Board rejects Trump challenge to Vegas hotel union effort
By MICHELLE RINDELS
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Workers at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Las Vegas hotel scored a victory in their effort to unionize, although it could....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

3,200-pound air conditioner falls off trailer, kills worker

Associated Press

YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a 3,200-pound commercial air conditioner has fallen off a truck, crushing a worker at a Pennsylvania plant. Jennifer Wright was....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

Rio readies for worst as terror threat hangs over Olympics
By MAURICIO SAVARESE and JOSHUA GOODMAN
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

Chipotle says it plans to open burger restaurant

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant. A spokesman for Chipotle, Chris Arnold, says in....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

The Latest: Storm threat on Day 4 of Democratic convention

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on protests and demonstrations on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Philadelphia city officials are....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

Secrets to choosing a good lease car
By PHILIP REED
Associated Press

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2016-07-29 06:01 AM

Olympic women's boxing tournament could be platform to pros
By GREG BEACHAM
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Many of the 40 men leaving Rio de Janeiro with Olympic boxing medals around their necks in three weeks will have....Fullstory

2016-07-29 09:22 AM

Union chief says American pushing pilots to speed up flights
By DAVID KOENIG
Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) -- The pilots' union president said Thursday that American Airlines is reducing its safety margin by "manipulating" flight plans with tactics that include....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:22 AM

The Latest: Wisconsin official says police let reporter in

Associated Press

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on a Washington Post reporter being denied entrance to a campaign stop by Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:22 AM

Amazon's already large distribution empire keeps expanding
By MAE ANDERSON
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Online shoppers want their packages -- now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens. Amazon's Prime service has, at....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

Venezuelan opposition seats lawmakers in challenge to Maduro

Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's congress has sworn in three opposition lawmakers in violation of a Supreme Court ruling that is likely to further inflame....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

Court rejects Ohio law that bans police from sex with minors
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a law that made it illegal for police officers to have sex....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

Toronto police officer sentenced to 6 years in teen shooting

Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- A Toronto police officer has been sentenced to six years in the shooting death of a teen on a streetcar in a....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

AP Newsbreak: US oil, gas applications could drop 40 percent
By MATTHEW BROWN
Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. officials say applications to drill for oil and gas on federal and Indian lands are expected to decrease 40 percent....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

Judge: Outside tests OK in black motorist shooting death

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina judge says an outside lab can analyze brain tissue of a black motorist shot and killed by a....Fullstory

2016-07-29 06:01 AM

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By STEVEN WINE
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2016-07-29 06:01 AM

Military: Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy, wounds 5
By HARUNA UMAR
Associated Press

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2016-07-29 06:22 AM

NFL: Raiders vs Texans in Mexico City sells out in minutes

Associated Press

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2016-07-29 06:22 AM

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