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Ascena goes shopping, buys Ann Taylor for more than $2B

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:08
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ascena Retail Group is buying the owner of Ann Taylor and Loft in a deal valued at about $2.16 billion. Ann Taylor will join a stable of retail clothing stores owned by Ascena, including Lane Bryant, Justice, Dress Barn and Cacique, giving the combined company annual sales of $7.3 billion. […]
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Pope to bishops: Stop ordering faithful around, fight graft

NBA - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:08
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is giving marching orders to his bishops, telling them to strongly denounce corruption and to act more like pastors than “pilots” ordering the faithful around. Francis had strong words for members of the Italian bishops’ conference, which opened its annual meeting at the Vatican on Monday. Francis, who is […]
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Pope to bishops: Stop ordering faithful around, fight graft

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:08
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is giving marching orders to his bishops, telling them to strongly denounce corruption and to act more like pastors than “pilots” ordering the faithful around. Francis had strong words for members of the Italian bishops’ conference, which opened its annual meeting at the Vatican on Monday. Francis, who is […]
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Louisiana governor forms presidential exploratory committee

NBA - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:07
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking another step toward running for president. The Republican governor on Monday announced the formation of a campaign exploratory committee. Jindal has said previously he will announce his decision on a White House bid after his state’s legislative session ends in mid-June. In a statement, […]
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Louisiana governor forms presidential exploratory committee

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:07
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking another step toward running for president. The Republican governor on Monday announced the formation of a campaign exploratory committee. Jindal has said previously he will announce his decision on a White House bid after his state’s legislative session ends in mid-June. In a statement, […]
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Letterman’s retirement ends long, funny partnership with Bill Murray

NBA - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:46
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Murray has walked onto David Letterman’s show dressed as Liberace, a jockey and a football player, flown onto the set in a Peter Pan outfit, worked out while singing “Let’s Get Physical” and dove into a water-filled dumpster strewn with garbage. This week he’ll be saying goodbye. Murray’s 44th and […]
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Letterman’s retirement ends long, funny partnership with Bill Murray

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:46
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Murray has walked onto David Letterman’s show dressed as Liberace, a jockey and a football player, flown onto the set in a Peter Pan outfit, worked out while singing “Let’s Get Physical” and dove into a water-filled dumpster strewn with garbage. This week he’ll be saying goodbye. Murray’s 44th and […]
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A few thoughts from Dave while preparing to go

NBA - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:45
— Why did David Letterman like doing his show? “It makes you feel good about yourself. If you can get people to laugh, you think, ‘That’s great. That’s something I can do.’ It’s like if you run a restaurant and your specials turn out to be great, that’s fine. If people go home with food […]
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A few thoughts from Dave while preparing to go

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:45
— Why did David Letterman like doing his show? “It makes you feel good about yourself. If you can get people to laugh, you think, ‘That’s great. That’s something I can do.’ It’s like if you run a restaurant and your specials turn out to be great, that’s fine. If people go home with food […]
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Saluting Dave with a Top Ten List of what sets him apart

NBA - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:41
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman leaves late night on Wednesday after 33 years when he retires from CBS’ “Late Show,” his TV home since 1993. Now, drawing inspiration from his “Top Ten” lists, we offer a list of what made him special. Here are Dave’s Top Ten Tricks: 10. EXPOSING TV FOR THE CHARADE […]
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Saluting Dave with a Top Ten List of what sets him apart

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:41
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman leaves late night on Wednesday after 33 years when he retires from CBS’ “Late Show,” his TV home since 1993. Now, drawing inspiration from his “Top Ten” lists, we offer a list of what made him special. Here are Dave’s Top Ten Tricks: 10. EXPOSING TV FOR THE CHARADE […]
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Brokers tricking Rohingya children onto trafficking boats

NBA - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:30
SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. For days, the 14-year-old sat with his knees bent into his chest, pressed up against sweaty bodies in the cabin’s rancid heat. Women cradled coughing babies. The crew paced back and forth with belts and iron rods, […]
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Brokers tricking Rohingya children onto trafficking boats

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:30
SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. For days, the 14-year-old sat with his knees bent into his chest, pressed up against sweaty bodies in the cabin’s rancid heat. Women cradled coughing babies. The crew paced back and forth with belts and iron rods, […]
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Future for warming U.S.: Not just the heat but the humanity

NBA - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says. People are migrating into areas — especially in the South — where the heat is likely to increase […]
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Future for warming U.S.: Not just the heat but the humanity

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says. People are migrating into areas — especially in the South — where the heat is likely to increase […]
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Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

NBA - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without growing opium poppies, raising the possibility of home-brewed drugs. While no one has yet reported making morphine in the laboratory from scratch, concerns are already being raised about potential abuse. A team led by researchers at the […]
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Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without growing opium poppies, raising the possibility of home-brewed drugs. While no one has yet reported making morphine in the laboratory from scratch, concerns are already being raised about potential abuse. A team led by researchers at the […]
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Driver who fled crash on I-5 near SeaTac, hit by car

NBA - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:56
The Washington State Patrol says a motorist who fled on foot after a collision on Interstate 5 was struck in the roadway by a car.
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Driver who fled crash on I-5 near SeaTac, hit by car

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:56
The Washington State Patrol says a motorist who fled on foot after a collision on Interstate 5 was struck in the roadway by a car.
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JFK’s sailboat up for auction in Dallas

NBA - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:47
DALLAS (AP) — A sailboat once owned and raced by President John F. Kennedy is expected to sell for about $100,000 when it goes up for auction in Dallas. Heritage Auctions is offering up the Star Class sailboat named Flash II on Monday. The 22-foot-long sailboat was owned and raced by the future president and […]
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