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July 17, 2014 - 8:30am
1 week 15 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices.

Although some cuts had been expected ever since Microsoft acquired Nokia's mobile-device unit, the number amounted to 14 percent of the Microsoft workforce — about twice what analysts had estimated.

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July 17, 2014 - 8:07am
1 week 21 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of tennis star and ESPN analyst John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal has been charged with drug possession.

Authorities say Kevin McEnroe and another man were arrested Tuesday night during "a narcotics transaction" in New York's East Village.

McEnroe didn't enter a plea at his arraignment Wednesday and was released on his own recognizance.

Police say the 27-year-old McEnroe was in possession of cocaine...

July 17, 2014 - 8:03am
1 week 20 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its quarterly profit more than doubled, thanks to strong performances from its investment banking and money-management units.

Second-quarter net income jumped to $1.88 billion from $900 million a year earlier, after excluding an accounting gain.

Adjusted for that gain and a big tax benefit, Morgan Stanley's quarterly earnings worked out to 60 cents per share, beating the average prediction of 55 cents...

July 17, 2014 - 8:01am
1 week 22 hours ago

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 poor Americans connect with programs they're entitled to but that they may not be aware of — everything from tax credits and food stamps to employment, health and child care assistance.

"Many programs...

July 17, 2014 - 7:49am
1 week 1 day ago

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A cat is heading back home after spending time in quarantine following an attack on its central Florida owners that prompted a 911 call.

Police says the Russian blue cat named Kush went berserk inside a DeLand home July 5, scratching owners Teresa and James Gregory on their arms and legs. The couple retreated to a bedroom and called 911.

Kush was taken to an animal shelter for 10 days. The Daytona News-Journal (http://bit.ly/...

July 17, 2014 - 7:48am
1 week 18 hours ago

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No signs of trauma or foul play were found on eight decaying bodies discovered at an abandoned funeral home in Fort Worth, Texas, officials said.

Seven of the eight bodies found Tuesday at the Johnson Family Mortuary were in advanced stages of decomposition, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.

Authorities have said the business, owned by twin brothers Dondre and Derrick Johnson, was already under...

July 17, 2014 - 7:41am
1 week 1 day ago

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.

Twenty-seven-year-old Cayci Underwood and 21-year-old Summer Underwood set out from Tybee Island, Georgia, when they were caught by stormy weather and spent hours on the water Tuesday.

They abandoned their paddleboard when they were is sight of Hilton Head Island and it took 45 minutes to make it ashore...

July 17, 2014 - 7:23am
1 week 13 hours ago

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mourners paid their respects Thursday to a rookie police officer who had requested an assignment in one of the toughest districts in New Jersey's second largest city and was killed in an ambush over the weekend.

Several hundred Jersey City police officers, officers from surrounding towns, and friends and family of Officer Melvin Santiago filed in and out of a Jersey City funeral home to honor him. He was remembered as a dedicated, diligent member...

July 17, 2014 - 7:12am
1 week 10 hours ago

WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A police officer checking for speeders was killed when a tractor-trailer that didn't try to stop rear-ended his parked car on a highway shoulder early Thursday, making him the second officer to die in the line of duty in the state this week, prosecutors said.

Officer Christopher Goodell was operating radar on Route 17 at about 1:30 a.m. when the truck went onto the shoulder and struck his unmarked car, pushing it into a retaining wall, Bergen County...

July 17, 2014 - 7:10am
1 week 1 day ago

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 afternoon while being booked in Corbin. A short time later, police say, a pizza delivery driver showed up to deliver to "Officer Wilson," the name of the officer who arrested Harp.

Police say they linked the call...

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