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  • Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule on union law

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule on the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Gov. Scott Walker's recall election. The court was scheduled to release its decision Thursday in a...

  • Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed. Jonathan Waters detailed the changes he was trying to make in a seven-page document prepared...

  • Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada. Cornell replaces interim CEO John Mulligan, who is chief financial officer for the Minneapolis company. Mulligan stepped...

  • Jury to hear from defense in porch shooting trial

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The defense is to present its side in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged in the fatal shooting of a young woman on his porch last fall. Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday after five days of evidence and testimony against 55-year-old Theodore Wafer of...

  • Homeowner who fought off Trump is moving on

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person." The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-name developers like Trump to displace her Atlantic City boardinghouse is now 91 and, at...

  • Target hires PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell as new chairman and CEO as it works to recover

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target hires PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell as new chairman and CEO as it works to recover.

  • As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that the economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in the...

  • Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

    Updated: 27 min ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was strictly business. That's what the former CEO of a dietary supplements company is saying about his relationship with former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, who are on trial on corruption charges. The McDonnells are accused of taking more...

  • Century-old pipe break points to national problem

    Updated: 38 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed...

  • Mississippi's Senate candidates to appear together

    Updated: 38 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen. Such is the draw of the Neshoba...

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