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

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

Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule on union law

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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.

Ailing Portuguese bank's shares sink after losses

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In this July 28, 2014 photo, people use ATMs at a branch of Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo in Lisbon. The Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, and a police investigation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Shares in troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo have plunged by more than 50 percent in volatile early trading on the Lisbon stock exchange a day after it reported a record half-year loss of 3.58 billion euros ($4.8 billion).


Survivor in fatal carjacking crash speaks out

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Survivor in fatal carjacking crash speaks outOne of the women who survived the carjacking crash in Tioga that killed three children and critically injured their mother is speaking out about the ordeal.


Volkswagen 2nd quarter profit up but revenue slips

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, says its net income rose 14.1 percent in the second quarter although revenues slipped even as unit sales pushed higher.

10 Things to Know for Today

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FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


3 injured in fiery crash on I-95 in Wilmington

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3 injured in fiery crash on I-95 in WilmingtonPolice say three people were injured in a fiery crash on Interstate-95 in Wilmington, Delaware early Thursday morning.


Old remains found in unrefrigerated morgue

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's medical examiner is trying to identify several bodies that had been stored for up to a decade or more at a Providence funeral home.

Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run accident on Roosevelt Boulevard

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Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run accident on Roosevelt BoulevardPolice say a man was struck and injured in a hit-and-run accident on Roosevelt Boulevard early Thursday morning.


Mom shot while children sleep inside Camden home

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Mom shot while children sleep inside Camden homePolice say a woman was shot in the neck in front of her Camden, New Jersey home while her children slept inside early Thursday morning.


Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

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Jonnie Williams leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., after testifying on the third day of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen's corruption trial, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.


Eurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percent

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Official data show the inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell further in July, to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent a month earlier.

Adidas issues profit warning on Russia risks

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BERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine.

Mom shot while child sleeps inside Camden home

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Mom shot while children sleep inside Camden homePolice say a woman was shot in the neck in front of her Camden, New Jersey home, while her child slept inside early Thursday morning.


Philanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in court

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FILE - This May, 15, 2014 file photo shows the entrance of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. A leading Washington philanthropist is presenting an alternate plan to save one of the nation’s oldest museums in court hearings this week over whether to break up the trust from 1869 that established the Corcoran Gallery of Art and later its college. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation's oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up the nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art.


World stocks drift after US Fed stays course

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Trader James Dresch, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 30, 2014. European stocks were lower Wednesday July 30, 2014 ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian markets.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. Investors are now reckoning with an expiry date for the lavishly easy monetary policy that has underpinned gains in global stock markets for several years.


Swiss central bank reports $17.7B half-year profit

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GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's central bank posted a profit Thursday of 16.1 billion Swiss francs ($17.7 billion) for the first half of the year, a big turnaround from its loss of 9 billion francs for 2013.

AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 1997 file photo, An adult male Florida panther growels as he leaves his shipping container to enter his new home at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. A University of Florida study has found that as the Florida panther population has rebounded, ranchers are loosing more cattle to panther attacks. The study will help determine how to compensate ranchers for their losses. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.


Immigration courts speed up children's cases

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FILE - This June 18, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.


World Cup adds froth to German beer sales

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BERLIN (AP) — German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soccer World Cup title.