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  • T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2M paying subs

    SEATTLE (AP) — Rhapsody says its partnership with T-Mobile has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April. Last month, Rhapsody teamed up with T-Mobile on a new service called unRadio. It allows users to stream randomly generated songs...

  • UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba ordered all countries to freeze its assets. The Security Council committee monitoring...

  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly...

  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives. The lingerie shop is known for...

  • Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

    NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster. The company, based in Orlando, Florida, also said Monday that it's changing its corporate policies to...

  • 1 arrested, another cleared in Vegas casino heist

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police said Monday they had arrested one suspect and cleared another in the armed robbery of the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police say they arrested the suspect Saturday night at another casino the day after the heist about a mile away. Officer...

  • General Mills joins climate action coalition

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food maker General Mills has joined a coalition to advocate for climate and clean energy policies. BICEP, or Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy, said Monday that the Minneapolis-based maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and other packaged foods has joined the...

  • Key dates in fight over Los Angeles Clippers sale

    Here is a timeline of developments in the move to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. April 25 — Recordings emerge and quickly spread of team owner Donald Sterling denouncing his young girlfriend for bringing black men to Clippers games. April 29 — Sterling...

  • Idaho officials: Prison takeover had 'challenges'

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without a promised eight-day supply of inmate drugs. The...

  • Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said an Argentine delegation would be...

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. For two weeks in June, wind and hydroelectric dams were...

  • UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions. A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members targets two...

  • Officials: Pine beetle infestation not over yet

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — While the mountain pine beetle epidemic has passed its peak, Montana forestry officials said Monday it's not over yet. The latest survey shows more than 526,000 acres of pine trees in the state were infested with the beetle in 2013, officials told the Board of Land...

  • Palace of 'Queen of Mean' goes on block for $65M

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut mansion that belonged to Leona Helmsley is on the market for $65 million after a three-year renovation. The mansion known as Dunnellen Hall is on 40 acres in Greenwich with distant views of Long Island Sound. The Greenwich Time reports...

  • Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday released its mid-year summary of fatal...



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