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Hawaii-based Army missile defense command gets new leader
The U.S. Army’s new missile defense commander for the Asia-Pacific region said Friday his priorities are readiness, being able to respond to contingencies and working with partner countries in the region.

Police: Georgia man killed in shootout with US marshals
A man suspected of shooting at Atlanta officers last week was shot and killed Friday after getting into a shootout with authorities trying to arrest him, a police spokesman said.

Railing collapses at rap concert; at least 10 hurt
Authorities say at least 10 people have been hurt after a railing collapsed during an outdoor concert by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in southern New Jersey.

Get the Most From Your Accountant Means More Than Just Doing Your Taxes
Accountants can help you understand what drives profit for your business.

New Jersey man’s wife, girlfriend place side-by-side obituaries in newspaper
A New Jersey man who died this week of lung cancer has attained posthumous notoriety after his “loving wife” and “longtime girlfriend” placed dueling obituaries in the same newspaper.

Growth-Hacking 101
Growth-hacking expert Phil LaBoon shares 4 steps to take to accelerate growth for your brand.

New Jersey jail finds drugs in children’s drawings
A woman is accused of using children’s drawings to smuggle prescription drugs to her boyfriend in a New Jersey jail.

Judge: No special prosecutor in 1957 slaying of 7-year-old
A judge has ruled a prosecutor in Illinois had no conflict of interest in a case involving the 1957 slaying of a 7-year-old girl and has denied a request from the girl’s brother for a special prosecutor.

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Prepare to Engage With Today’s Freelancers
More and more contract workers are demanding job benefits without being stripped of their flexibility.

Must-Have Fulfillment Strategies for the 2016 Holiday Season
The happier you make customers during the holiday season, the happier they’ll make you in the long run.

Autopsy: Pulse gunman hit by 8 bullets in police shoot-out
The gunman who killed 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando was hit by at least eight bullets as he died in a shoot-out with a SWAT team.

Mom gets 40 years in prison in death of girl found in fridge
A Houston woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the neglect-related death of her 9-year-old daughter, whose emaciated body was found in a refrigerator.

Model in nude Times Square caper: It ended ‘7 days of mania’
A fashion model who cavorted naked in Times Square while shouting about Donald Trump is on track to get his public lewdness case dropped by completing psychiatric treatment.

Doing Good by Doing Well: 6 Digital Tools for Social Entrepreneurs
These tools make it easy for you to give back, while pushing you and your business ahead.

Court: Former Maine hermit doesn’t owe state police money
Maine’s highest court has ruled that a man who lived as a hermit in the woods for nearly three decades won’t have to pay restitution to state police.

4 Ways to Finance Your Business
The first step in building your business, or creating sustained growth, is a solid business plan.

Southwest Airlines board tells unions that CEO is staying
Directors of Southwest Airlines Co. say the CEO is staying put even if union leaders want to get rid of him.

Police: Officer fired round that hit child during standoff
Baltimore County Police say they believe an officer fired a round that hit and wounded the 5-year-old son of a woman whom police fatally shot during a standoff.

5 Fascinating Facts About the First Man to Walk on the Moon
Neil Armstrong would have turned 86 today.

5 Ingredients to Develop Culture in Growing Companies
When the culture is strong the team is enthusiastic every day.

Journalist discovers stories behind US cities and towns with Italian names
Did you ever wonder: Why NAPLES, Florida, or MILAN, Ohio?

3 Tips for Keeping Your Books in Order Before the Holiday Season
Most entrepreneurs can’t wait to feel the sweet relief that accompanies finishing off their financial task list. Without diligent accounting in summer, however, the holidays may not seem so sweet.

Nevada mourns loss of 1st black woman to earn college degree
Nevada’s two major universities are mourning the loss of the first black woman to earn a college degree in the state at a time when most of the nation was still segregated.

Chicago police to reconsider tactics after shooting
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says the department is looking at training and tactics after an officer fatally shot an 18-year-old suspect last week.

Small army races to finish Burning Man festival’s ‘The Man’
It seems like a futile effort, given that it’s built only to burn down, but construction of The Man heading to Burning Man is in its intense final weeks, with every nail hammered, every gear installed, in homage to Leonardo da Vinci.

5 Ways to Improve Your Online Presence
Relying on search engines and social networks to deliver your message can be scary. One algorithm change could make or break your company’s success online.

Video of fatal shooting shows Chicago officers firing at 18-year-old’s car
Video released Friday related to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old suspected car thief shows officers firing into a fleeing vehicle, then handcuffing the blood-covered suspect following a foot chase.

When Should I Hire My Next Employee?
This decision can have a huge impact on your bottom line, so apply a critical process like this one to get it right.

400 US soldiers heading to Iraq; will aid Mosul fight
About 400 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy to Iraq as part of the military’s effort to set up a logistics base at an airfield south of Mosul.

The Rise Of Cyborg Sellers: How Technology Enables and Empowers Salespeople
Innovative tech products are changing B2B sales processes in profound ways. Here are 4.

Retention Tactics That Fuel Sales Growth
Starting with a plan to minimize customer attrition allows the rest of your marketing to grow the business.

Video shows bald eagle snatch osprey chick from Maine nest
A webcam has caught footage of a bald eagle snatching a nearly full-sized osprey chick from a nest in Maine.

Sales Not Closing? Know When to Panic!
The longer your product’s sales cycle, the more important it is to measure progress along the way.

Drone pilots gather on NYC island for racing championship
Drone pilots are gathering in New York City to compete in the National Drone Racing Championship.

Consumer borrowing slows to $12.3 billion gain in June
Consumers increased their borrowing in June but at the slowest pace in 17 months as auto and student loans registered the slowest growth in nearly five years.

St. Anthony defends police training after Castile shooting
The city of St. Anthony is defending the training and diversity of its police force, weeks after one of its officers fatally shot a black motorist in a nearby Minnesota city.

Franchising 101 — 4 Key Questions Before You Step into the Arena
Franchising is a $2.3 trillion industry with ups and downs, just as any industry has. Are you ready to weigh them?

The Latest: Day care closed after tot left in van 9 hours
The Latest on the investigation of a Kentucky day care center that left a toddler in a van for nine hours overnight (all times local): 3:30 p.m.

Debt: The Toothsome Tiger
A company founded on debt often must borrow more later but finds no bank interested in lending.

California police recommend Dennis Rodman be charged with hit-and-run
The California Highway Patrol says former basketball player Dennis Rodman should face charges in a freeway crash.

3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned From Speaking in the Dark
You need a plan for when your plan isn’t working, and then another plan for when nothing is working.

Family of Chicago boy found dead was reported for neglect
Illinois’ child welfare agency had prior contact with the family of a 4-year-old boy whose malnourished, partially burned remains were found by Chicago firefighters this week.

10 Can’t-Miss Tips to Dominate Your Cold Calls
Work through your nerves and you’ll achievie ‘hello-my-name-is’ excellence.

Discipline Is the Key Attribute of Successful Millennials
Discipline determines the difference between those who succeed and those who stop trying.

Cleanup underway in New Orleans after tornado causes damage
Cleanup is underway after a tornado and high winds caused damage in several New Orleans neighborhoods.

Does Your Business Need a Popcorn Manager?
When we hired individuals with developmental disabilities to fill nontraditional work roles, our team learned lessons in understanding and purpose that made us stronger as a company.

Be Afraid! 8 New Hacks From the Black Hat Conference That Should Scare You.
At this year’s Black Hat Conference, hackers gathered to share their dirtiest hacking secrets. Here’s what you can learn from them.

The Tech That Helped This Restaurant Fix Its Scheduling Woes
This natural-foods restaurateur found a system that helps her plan.

Somalis in Maine strike back after Trump’s comments at rally
Somali residents of Maine say Donald Trump’s characterization of their community as dangerous is unfair and could undo years of work to integrate the country’s whitest state.

Police: Laptop used to reprogram, steal more than 100 cars
Houston police say they’ve arrested two men accused of using pirated computer software to steal more than 100 vehicles that likely ended up in Mexico.

American victim of knife attack remembered fondly
Friends and colleagues described 64-year-old Florida woman killed in a knife rampage in central London as a retired special education teacher who enjoyed tennis and doted on her husband.

4 Essentials for Inspiring Leadership
Make sure everyone on your team understand your vision and how important they are to making it work.

Police: Child, 3, left in van at day care for over 9 hours
A 3-year-old boy, forgotten by his day care center’s driver, was left strapped in his car seat alone in a van in a parking lot for more than nine hours overnight.

Attorney: Girl, 14, killed dad as he slept to stop abuse
A 14-year-old Ohio girl fatally shot her father in the head as he slept to stop him from abusing her family, her attorney said Friday.

Utah wildfire torches 30 square miles, destroys structures
Utah authorities say a rural wildfire near the Idaho border has torched about 30 square miles and destroyed three structures.

7 Tools to Increase Productivity and Efficiency
Whatever your think your organization needs, it comes down to getting more done with what you have.

The Latest: Many evacuated Montana residents can return home
The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 10:35 A mostly quiet day on a western Montana wildfire allowed firefighters to expand containment and make it safe for the residents of about 400 homes to return to the area.

Grandmother pleads guilty to solicitation to commit murder
A Virginia grandmother has pleaded guilty to charges of solicitation to commit murder after losing custody of her grandson.

The Unintended Results of Doing the Right Thing
Doing the right thing is the fastest road to success.

15 Tips for Quitting Your Job in 3 Months
Go out in a professional manner. Your future career will thank you for it.

Woman pleads guilty, sentenced in boyfriend’s death
A 46-year-old Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty to capital murder in the killing and dismembering of her boyfriend and will spend the rest of her life in prison, without chance for parole.

4 Career Lessons We’ve Learned From Marriage
Your partner can help accelerate your career, if you pay attention.

Police probing teen killings seek information about vehicle
Police investigating the killings of two teenagers in Atlanta’s suburbs say they want to hear from anyone who saw a certain silver sport utility vehicle and became suspicious.

12 Inspirational Moments From the Olympics
As we get into the sporting spirit, we’ve recognized Olympics athletes that have shaped and inspired the world we live in today.

US adds a robust 255K jobs; unemployment stays 4.9 pct.
Employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs last month, a sign of confidence amid sluggish growth that points to a resilient U.S. economy.

Green Bay police receiving calls about creepy clown
Police in Green Bay, Wisconsin, say they have received a number of calls after someone was spotted dressed up as a scary clown holding black balloons.

4 Hot Los Angeles Retail Startups to Watch
Meet the talented dreamers, doers and makers heating up L.A.’s sizzling retail startup community.

DC-area mayor faces drug charges after being arrested in meth-for-sex sting
A northern Virginia mayor is facing drug charges after police say he was arrested in a meth-for-sex sting.

Excel by Learning the Secret to ‘Power Reading’
You don’t have to become a recluse to read tons of books..

Wardens seize mounted polar bear from Oklahoma airport
Oklahoma game wardens have seized a mounted polar bear that had been on display at a Tulsa airport.

Police capture 6-foot alligator in Massachusetts backyard
Police in Massachusetts have captured and removed a 6-foot alligator from the backyard of a home with the help of workers from a local zoo.

Family friend seeks prayers for brain-eating amoeba patient
A family friend is asking for thoughts and prayers for an 11-year-old South Carolina girl hospitalized after contracting a usually deadly brain-eating amoeba.

Feds indict 46 in mob sweep, including reputed Philly boss
Declaring that the Mafia is not just the stuff of movie scripts, federal prosecutors have charged nearly four dozen people with being part of an East Coast crime syndicate, including an old-school mobster in New York and a reputed mob chieftain in Philadelphia who has been pursued by the government for decades.

Father arrested in deaths of twin girls found in hot car
Authorities have arrested the father in the deaths of 15-month-old twin girls found in a hot car in west Georgia.

Connecticut house explosion injures 7, sends debris flying
Investigators are trying to determine what caused a house to explode in Connecticut, injuring seven people, including four children, and sending debris flying.

Nose gear on Southwest plane fails at Baltimore airport
Southwest Airlines says the nose gear of a plane departing Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport failed just after the aircraft pushed back from the gate.

Another month of solid hiring could ease fears about economy
The U.S. government is expected to issue another solid jobs report Friday — and if it does, it would ease concerns that the economy is struggling.

Service, burial slated for slain San Diego police officer
Jonathan De Guzman, a San Diego police officer who survived a stabbing 13 years ago and shot at a gun-wielding man three years ago, will be buried Friday after being fatally shot in the driver’s seat of his patrol car after his partner approached a man on the street.

Rare conviction made in shooting by Virginia police officer
Prosecutors in Virginia won a rare conviction of a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen suspected of shoplifting.

Black firefighter’s home hit by arson after he received racist letter
Police in a Buffalo suburb said Thursday that a recently fired firefighter has admitted to starting a blaze that badly damaged the home of an African-American ex-colleague who recently received a threatening racist letter.

California wardens retire amid prison abuse, suicide claims
The wardens at California’s two major women’s prisons have retired amid allegations of pervasive problems at both institutions, including sexual abuse of female inmates at one prison and persistent suicides at the other.

Documents: Officer told woman to drop scissors before firing
Documents stemming from an investigation into the shooting death of a Native American woman by an Arizona police officer describe a chaotic scene in which witnesses say the officer repeatedly told the woman to drop the scissors in her hand before he opened fire.

Man with BB gun shot in arm by Nashville police after chase
Police in Tennessee say officers shot and wounded a man who wouldn’t drop what turned out to be a BB pistol after a chase.

The Latest: California wardens retire after abuse claims
The Latest on the retirement of two California prison wardens amid prison abuse allegations (all times local): 8:30 p.m.

Police: Twins dead after being found in hot car in Georgia
Police say twin 15-month-old girls have died after being found in a hot car in northwest Georgia.

Ohio ex-cop fired after stabbing dies in motorcycle crash
A motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run has been identified as a former Cleveland police officer who was fired after she stabbed and wounded her boyfriend.

2 houses collapse as strong storms pummel New Orleans
A brief but intense storm pummeled New Orleans on Thursday afternoon, toppling trees and power lines and collapsing at least two abandoned houses.

AP EXPLAINS: Feds still reviewing 2014 Wal-Mart shooting
Two years after a white policeman fatally shot a 22-year-old black man in an Ohio Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle that he had picked up from a store shelf, the U.S. Department of Justice has yet to conclude its investigation and won’t say why, despite the family’s push for an update.

George Zimmerman says he was punched for discussing Trayvon Martin case
George Zimmmerman, who was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges in the 2012 shooting of a black teenager, says he was punched in the face over the weekend for discussing the case at a Florida restaurant.

Survey Shows Presidential Candidates Miss the Mark on Small-Business Issues
Independent, unaffiliated entrepreneurs will decide who wins the small-business vote in November.

Police: Man assaulted in argument over ‘Pokemon Go’
A 53-year-old Detroit-area man is in a hospital after an argument with a 33-year-old man who was playing “Pokemon Go.” The victim was bleeding from the back of his head on a sidewalk Wednesday night in Mount Clemens.

Twins die after being left in hot car in Georgia
Two 15-month-old twin girls died Thursday after they were found in a hot car in Carrollton, Ga., officials said.

Bay Area Hiring: Stiff Competition for Mediocre Talent
Good luck competing against Facebook and Google.

Chief won’t identify officer who shot woman in barricade
Citing an “unprecedented number” of threats against his department, Baltimore County’s police chief says he will not identify the officer who fatally shot a woman after an hourslong standoff at her apartment.

Arkansas doctor’s license is restored amid rape allegations
An Arkansas doctor facing rape and sexual assault charges had his medical license reinstated Thursday.

Investigators of Ohio family attack suspect multiple killers
Authorities investigating the slayings of eight people from one Ohio family say they’re operating under the theory that there were multiple attackers.

Security to be reviewed at Michigan court after attack try
Security policies are being reviewed at a courthouse in Michigan’s capital after a man on trial for sexual abuse tried to attack a prosecutor with a long piece of metal.

Black judge drops suit stemming from racially charged feud
A black judge embroiled in a racially charged feud with a white prosecutor is withdrawing a federal lawsuit against the commission investigating him on judicial misconduct charges.

From ‘the Horse’s Mouth’: What Editor Feedback Can Teach You
Always be graceful in response to criticism or a rejection, even if you’re not feeling it.

Ohioans indicted on hate crime charge in black man’s beating
Federal authorities say two white Ohio men suspected of a beating a stranger because he is black have been indicted on a federal hate crime charge.

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