February 21, 2018 - 2:28 am
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several...
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Investors attend the OurCrowd Global Summit in Jerusalem, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Israeli venture capitalist Jonathan Medved launched his OurCrowd funding platform by billing it as a novel way to enable individual investors to get a piece of the action on the country's vibrant start-up scene, traditionally the playground of well-heeled venture funds. Five years later, his firm has blossomed into a $650 million behemoth. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
February 01, 2018 - 9:40 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israeli venture capitalist Jonathan Medved launched his OurCrowd funding platform five years ago, he billed it as a novel way to give individual investors a piece of the action on the country's vibrant start-up scene, traditionally the playground of well-heeled venture funds...
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In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, accompanied by accompanied by State Department Undersecretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon, left, takes the podium to speak to State Department employees upon arrival at the State Department in Washington. Shannon told agency staffers on Thursday that he will retire as soon as a successor for his Senate-confirmed post is chosen and ready to assume the job. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 01, 2018 - 9:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top career U.S. diplomat announced Thursday he will step down, dealing a blow to the State Department as the Trump administration confronts numerous international challenges. The State Department's third-ranking official, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 13, 2016, file photo, the LinkedIn logo appears on a screen at the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Microsoft will break out LinkedIn revenue when it reports its quarterly earnings Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 31, 2018 - 7:27 pm
It's been just over a year since Microsoft swallowed the career networking site LinkedIn. That's long enough to start asking: Was the $27 billion deal worth it? Critics warned at the time of the deal that Microsoft was overpaying for a declining business. Others argued that Microsoft's largest-ever...
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January 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm in North Carolina (all times local): 6:10 p.m. North Carolina troopers, transportation workers and electric utilities have been busy responding to a winter storm that dropped more snow than anticipated in some parts of the state. Highway Patrol...
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January 13, 2018 - 4:01 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is launching this month a 40-hour high school internship program designed to increase positive relationships among youth across the state. A news release from the patrol says the program is designed to provide students with real-life...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, photo, Laila Ummelaila, a personal shopper at the Walmart store in Old Bridge, N.J., pushes a cart with bins as she shops for online shoppers. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, Walmart announced it is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 11, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores — a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs — on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out bonuses...
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Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of, a U.S.-based group that has compiled a clergy abuse database, shows images of Catholic clerics implicated in abuse cases against children and teens, during a press conference, in Santiago Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The Vatican was planning to ask three Chilean bishops to resign their positions and take a year’s sabbatical after they were accused of knowing about sexual abuse by Chile’s most notorious pedophile, according to a confidential 2015 letter from Pope Francis to Chile’s bishops. But the plan went awry after word got out. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
January 11, 2018 - 4:49 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Vatican was so concerned about fallout from Chile's most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his crimes to resign and take a year's sabbatical, according to a confidential 2015 letter from Pope Francis obtained...
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January 09, 2018 - 4:39 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish film executive who co-founded a company with director Lars von Trier has been cleared of sexual harassment and will return to work "within weeks." Peter Aalbaek Jensen, who stepped down as Zentropa's CEO in 2016 but has remained an employee, was accused in...
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Jeremy Franco Avila, 2, eats Rosca de Reyes or kings' cake, as he sits with his pregnant mother Carla Ivette Avila Hernandez, 22, in front of the tent where the family has been living since their apartment building was heavily damaged in the Sept. earthquake, in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The cakes, along with toys, food, and other gifts, were distributed in celebration of Three Kings Day by Ayudame Hoy, a non-profit civil organization that has been assisting earthquake-displaced populations since September. In Mexico, it is customary for people to give gifts on Three Kings Day every Jan. 6, rather than Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
January 06, 2018 - 2:44 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Aid workers in the Mexican capital brought toys and other gifts to brighten the Epiphany holiday for children living in dozens of makeshift tent camps more than three months after a deadly earthquake. The Jan. 6 holiday is commonly known as "Day of the Magi" in Latin America, and...
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