Gunman kills 2, wounds customer at store in Northern California gated community

COTTONWOOD, Calif. — Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer. Tehama County sheriff's deputies arrested 32-year-old John Noonkester on Thursday. He remains j

Aetna Agrees to Buy Humana for $37 Billion in Cash, Stock

Aetna Inc. agreed to buy Humana Inc., the second-largest provider of private Medicare insurance, for $37 billion in cash and stock. The transaction values Humana at $230 a share based on yesterday's closing price for Aetna, the companies said in a ...

Perry: GOP lost ‘moral legitimacy’ by dropping appeal to black voters

Rick Perry extended an outstretched hand to black voters Thursday, criticizing his own party for championing states' rights while doing too little for civil rights. In a speech before the National Press Club in Washington, Perry appeared to ask for a ...

Donald Trump: ‘Let golf be elitist’

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Fantasy owners must adjust Antonio Gates’ value after suspension

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates enjoyed a fantasy football revival in 2014, catching 69 passes for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns in 16 games. He'll have to wait before building on that success. On Thursday, the NFL announced that Gates has ...

After bad start, Don Sweeney makes amends

To focus on the strange exit of young defenseman Dougie Hamilton could mean missing the stunning redesign of the Bruins' lineup that new general manager Don Sweeney has engineered. Less than one week after an NHL draft weekend that did not go well 

NBA: Wade apparently staying put in Miami

LOS ANGELES: Star guard Dwyane Wade reassured the Miami Heat faithful on Thursday that he's sticking with the only NBA team he's ever represented. "Let's Get it! Heat Nation," the 33-year-old Tweeted, posting a short video captioned "My city My Home ...

Cardinals Fire Rising Front-Office Star Amid Hacking Investigation

As the F.B.I. continues its investigation into a breach of the Houston Astros' database, the St. Louis Cardinals have fired their scouting director, Chris Correa, who once worked under Jeff Luhnow before Luhnow left the Cardinals to be Houston

Wesley Matthews agrees to 4-year deal with Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have reached a verbal agreement with free agent shooting guard Wesley Matthews on a four-year deal, a person with knowledge of the decision told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal 

Google ‘campuses’ give tech startups room to flourish

Google has previously opened campuses in Seoul, pictured, providing a South Korean hub for a new generation of tech entrepreneurs Google campus members stand around a table during a media tour, in the Gangnam district of Seoul on May 8, 201

‘Cloud tax’ upsets Chicago tech community: ‘Life just got 9 percent harder’

Reports on Wednesday of the “cloud tax” took many Chicagoans by surprise, leaving providers and consumers of streaming and cloud services scrambling to understand the implications. Technology companies, among the heaviest users of cloud services

Wal-Mart E-Commerce Tech Director Named CIO at Online Retailer Yoox

Yoox SpAYOOX.MI -6.65%, an Italian online retailer for high-end fashion brands, has named a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc.WMT -0.12% e-commerce technology director as its first chief information officer. Alex Alexander joined Yoox in June after thr

Tech jobs rise, but ‘silicon’ vision a stretch

Such phrases often come up these days when talk turns to metro Atlanta's tech industry. A string of jobs announcements and a growing cluster of tech businesses in Midtown have spawned talk that the sector will soon justify such a memorable moniker,

RB reflects on committing to Georgia Tech over FSU

4) Will Georgia Tech beat UGA again this season? “I know they can beat Georgia again. Georgia is the enemy to me now, so they better beat Georgia this year. They really don't have a choice. I'm a confident person. This is my last year in high scho

Cornell Wants People to ‘Collide’ on Its New NYC Tech Campus

Bustling, youthful, and collegiate will more aptly describe the island now that Cornell Tech is building a campus there. The school, a joint venture between Cornell University and Technion University, broke ground earlier this year, launching

Ranking Texas Tech football’s 2015 roster: Nos. 10-6

Alfredo Morales, Sr. OG: He's made 23 starts in three years, bouncing back from a medical-redshirt season in 2011 en route to becoming one of the most reliable Texas Tech starters. Along with tackle Le'Raven Clark, Morales' at left guard makes the Re

UPDATED: Jim Weaver, former Virginia Tech athletic director, dies

BLACKSBURG, Va., July 2, 2015 – Jim Weaver, whose vision and leadership as the director of athletics catapulted Virginia Tech in the Big East Conference and later the Atlantic Coast Conference, passed away at his Blacksburg home Wednesday night at 

Olympus Air crams a mirrorless camera into a smartphone-controlled lens

If your favorite camera is the one on your smartphone, Olympus' latest mirrorless camera may be the perfect way to step up your selfie game. The company introduced a new mirrorless camera Tuesday, the Olympus Air, a handheld interchangeable lens ...

Casio is making smartwatches, too

When America's greatest actor needed to defuse a bomb mounted to a passenger bus, there was only one name he could trust to keep time: Casio. Like Keanu Reeves, the company's fallen out of the limelight a bit since then. It has a comeback plan, though: ...

BlackBerry Android Smartphone Leaked in Photo; Venice Tipped for AT&T

Last week BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that the company would make an Android handset only if it could make it secure enough. Leaks continue to pour in about the company's 'Venice' handset, which is said to be powered by Android. The latest set of ...

End of days: Mastercard to verify purchases using SELFIES

Mastercard will begin using selfies as a means to verify payments. The "innovation" will allow 500 pilot users to take a photo instead of punching in PINs, a move MasterCard chief product security officer Ajay Bhalla says will be popular with youth ...