July 24, 2016

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BREAKING: Citing HB2, NBA announces relocation of 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March, and its decision Thursday came less than Read More…

BREAKING: Ailes out at Fox News

NEW YORK — Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel, his career at the network he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances. Network parent 21st Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, July 20

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. In bumpy coronation, Trump takes the crown The roll call of states delivers Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination, which he welcomed by saying: “This is a movement, but we have to go all the way.” 2. Read More…

Defense, foreign ministers to plan next steps against IS

WASHINGTON — Defense and foreign ministers from more than 30 nations are gathering in Washington to plan the next steps in the fight against the Islamic State group and to determine what more they can do as the fights for key cities in Iraq and Syria move forward. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will meet with Read More…

Dallas, Baton Rouge police shootings touch nerve among veterans

SAN DIEGO — Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have touched a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement. Veterans and active-duty troops started posting messages on social media almost immediately after the news broke last weekend that a masked ex-Marine had ambushed law Read More…

Poor fire safety made Iraq bombing deadlier

BAGHDAD — Dozens of men were watching a soccer match at the “Smile” cafe when the blast hit in the street below. Within minutes, a fire ripped through the Baghdad shopping mall where they were gathered, trapping them in a crowd on the second floor. There were no fire exits, no firefighters. An iron gate Read More…

Macy’s tests AI to improve customer service

NEW YORK — Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like where a particular brand is located or what’s in stock — that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face. The tool, which the nation’s largest department store chain calls Read More…

Could cloning sequoias provide key to reversing climate change?

CAMP NELSON, Calif. — At the foot of a giant sequoia in California’s Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more than 20 stories into the dizzying canopy of a tree that survived thousands of years, enduring drought, wildfire and disease. There, the arborists clipped off tips of young branches to Read More…

From orphanage to potential vice presidential candidate, Vilsack’s stock keeps rising

MT. PLEASANT, Iowa — Tom Vilsack’s political story already reads like a modern Horatio Alger tale: a humble beginning at an orphanage in Pittsburgh, a rise to governor of Iowa and then to the nation’s secretary of agriculture. Back in Iowa last weekend, Vilsack declined to acknowledge whether he’s being considered for another celebrated chapter Read More…

Empty-nesters missing opportunities to save

CHICAGO — Raising kids costs a lot of money, so when they finally strike out on their own it stands to reason that parents would have more money to spend, save or invest. How they spend that money can have large consequences for their retirement security. A report by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research Read More…