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Target Faces Identity Crisis

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is having an identity crisis.

The nation's third-largest retailer was once high-flying, but now it's struggling to find its place in the minds of American shoppers.

Once known for its cheap chic fashions and home accessories, Target faces competition from trendy chains like H&M. The ...

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Busch Learning His Way In IndyCar After Accident

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

With one sudden spin and slam into the wall, Kurt Busch's IndyCar burst into flames.

His shot at The Double, almost up in smoke.

Busch walked away unscathed, his car totaled for this weekend's Indy 500. He'll have an Andretti Autosport backup ready to go for race day, when he ...

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Host Of Fires Clear San Diego-Area Neighborhoods

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Firefighters gained ground overnight on a string of major San Diego area wildfires – except for one in the city of San Marcos where the 700-acre blaze burned out of control Thursday as another scorcher day dawned.

Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square ...

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Austrian Drag Queen Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Monday, May 12, 2014

Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst has won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with a James Bond-inspired power ballad.

The song, “Rise Like a Phoenix,” helped Wurst secure Austria’s second victory in the competition Saturday. The country also won in 1966.

The winner was picked by juries ...

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Next Revolution In Agriculture May Center On Big Data

Monday, May 12, 2014

The next revolution in agriculture could center around big data, also called precision farming.

The idea is that all the information about what goes into and comes out of fields could help growers make better decisions.

Agribusiness companies such as Monsanto and DuPont are introducing new services to do just ...

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Insurgents In Eastern Ukraine Declare Independence

Monday, May 12, 2014

Pro-Russia insurgents have declared independence for the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine.

They read out the declaration at a rally Monday in the city of Luhansk after insurgents said 96 percent voted Sunday for the region’s independence.

The announcement came only an hour after separatists in the neighboring Donetsk region ...

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Kevin Durant's Emotional NBA MVP Acceptance Speech

Thursday, May 08, 2014

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In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honor with those who made it possible.

In a soul-baring speech that lasted more than 25 minutes, Durant fought back tears several times while thanking each of his teammates, the coaches, support ...

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House Set To Approve Select Benghazi Investigation

Thursday, May 08, 2014

House Democrats are considering a boycott of the select committee Republicans are expected to convene on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

A vote is expected this afternoon to formally approve the investigation.

Speaker John Boehner vows it will be “all about getting to the ...

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Will Alibaba's IPO Be The Largest Ever?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Alibaba Group, the king of e-commerce in China, is dangling a deal that could turn into one of the biggest IPOs in history.

In a long-awaited move Tuesday, Alibaba filed for an initial public offering of stock in the U.S. that could surpass the $16 billion that Facebook and its ...

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Thai Court Ousts Prime Minister

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Thailand’s caretaker Cabinet has appointed a new acting prime minister after a court forced out Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and part of her cabinet.

Yingluck and nine Cabinet members were forced from power today by the Constitutional Court, which found her guilty of abuse of power.

Shortly after the ruling, ...

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U.S. Team To Help Nigeria Find Kidnapped Girls

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The White House says a U.S. team will head to Nigeria as soon as possible to aid in the search for nearly 300 teenage girls abducted from their school more than three weeks ago.

Spokesman Jay Carney says Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated the offer during a conversation Tuesday ...

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FAA: Data From Old Spy Plane Caused Computer Issue

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The primary air traffic control system around Los Angeles shut down last week because data from the a U-2 spy plane’s flight plan confused software that helps track and route aircraft around the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday.

When the system failed Wednesday, a backup helped safely guide ...

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Federal Report: Climate Change Is Disrupting Americans' Lives

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The new National Climate Assessment, released Tuesday, concludes that the harms of global warming will become more and more disruptive across the nation throughout this century and beyond.

The report emphasizes how warming and its all-too-wild weather is changing daily lives, even using the phrase “climate disruption” as ...

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East Ukraine Fighting Kills 4 Troops, Wounds 30

Monday, May 05, 2014

Ukraine’s military appears to be stepping up its efforts to bring eastern and southern Ukraine back under government control.

Ukrainian troops today have been fighting gun battles with a pro-Russia militia occupying the eastern city of Slovyansk. The country’s interior ministry says four officers have been killed and 30 others ...

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3 Killed In Fighting In Ukraine

Friday, May 02, 2014

Three deaths have been reported as Ukraine launches what seems to be its first major assault against pro-Russian forces who have seized government buildings in the country’s east.

Fighting broke out in the early hours on Friday around a city that has become the focus of the insurgency. Three deaths ...

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Oklahoma Execution Prompts Investigation

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

State officials will be conducting an autopsy of 38-year-old Clayton Lockett, the convicted felon who the state tried to execute with a combination of chemicals last night that the state had never tried before.

Lockett spoke, writhed and clenched his teeth on the gurney as it was happening. Officials lowered ...

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Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A federal judge in Milwaukee has struck down Wisconsin’s voter Identification law, saying it unfairly burdens poor and minority voters.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman issued his long-awaited decision Tuesday. It invalidates Wisconsin’s law.

Wisconsin’s law would have required voters to show a state-issued photo ID at the polls. Supporters ...

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Sterling Banned For Life By The NBA

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

Commissioner Adam Silver said he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise. Sterling has also been fined $2.5 ...

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Exploring 'What We Left Behind' In Iraq

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Yorker writer Dexter Filkins finds an increasingly authoritarian prime minister — Nouri al-Maliki — sectarian violence, and concern for the future. Iraq holds parliamentary elections Wednesday.

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