• From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused....

  • Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study submitted Friday. The U.S. has...

  • Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure:...

  • Put me in: Craig T. Nelson returning as Coach Fox in sequel

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC. The network said that it has ordered 13 episodes of a sequel to the 1989-97 ABC sitcom "Coach" that starred Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of a college football team. In the new series, nearly 20 years...

  • Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election. Reid, 75, said in a statement that it would be "inappropriate for...

  • Lawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoax

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for a California woman whose reported kidnapping is being investigated as a possible hoax said she has met with police and is cooperating with them. Attorney Doug Rappaport said the abduction of his client, Denise Huskins, was not staged as police...

  • Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in...

  • US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal...

  • Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it...

  • Denver Zoo welcomes newborn anteater named Salvador

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo is welcoming its latest addition with the birth of a southern tamandua, which is a type of anteater. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1HRyGrR ) Salvador was born earlier this month as part of an ongoing effort to ensure healthy populations and...

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