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.
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.
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/...
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...
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...
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.