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Next up for Wal-Mart pay raises: department managers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments.<p>The moves mark the next wave of pay raises by the nation's largest private employer, which has been under pressure from labor-backed groups for …

Walmart

Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Brendan Rodgers in chase to sign £35m Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for Liverpool FC in 2015. Brendan Rodgers interested in signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette<p><b>Liverpool</b><p>Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, is reportedly interested in signing <b>Alexandre Lacazette</b>, the Lyon striker, as the Northern Irishman tooks to …

Soccer

Pakistan agog as arrested top model leaves catwalk for court

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's top model Ayaan Ali, whose pale gray eyes have stared out of innumerable ads in this Muslim country, now only struts before the cameras coming to and from court.<p>The 21 year old, once the face of companies ranging from Calvin Klein clothing to Magnum ice cream, …

Corruption

These Photos of Mini Figures Capture the Frustrations of Office Life

Ad agency brand strategist Derrick Lin has developed a creative way to vent about all the little annoyances of his office job. Using an iPhone, a …

Snapchat raises $538 million from investors

LOS ANGELES — Snapchat Inc. is ready to start collecting serious revenue from advertisers, but that doesn’t mean it’s done raising money from investors.<p>The startup has raised $538 million from a collection of 35 investors since mid-February and could get $112 million more, according to a filing …

Spain's govt angry at cup final jeers endured by new king

MADRID (AP) — The government has reacted angrily to deafening jeers that King Felipe VI had to endure during the national anthem at Spain's soccer cup final in Barcelona.<p>The Copa del Rey was won by Barcelona at its Camp Nou Stadium when it defeated Basque team Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Saturday night. …

Athletic Bilbao

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Ross Ulbricht jailed for life despite pleading for leniency after being found guilty in landmark case over the “Amazon of drug dealing”<p>The mastermind behind Silk Road, the online black market drug bazaar, has been jailed for life without the possibility of parole in a landmark case in New York.<p>Ross …

CROISIÈRE CROISIÈRE 2016

Solar plane starts 'risky' Pacific crossing

Solar Impulse 2, an experimental solar-powered aircraft, has taken off from the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing for Hawaii on a leg described as "risky" by the project's managing director.<p>"We can predict weather two or three days out fairly accurately," Gregory Blatt told Al Jazeera on Sunday.<p>"But …

Solar Impulse

Iran hosts anti-ISIS cartoon competition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Political cartoonists from around the world are flying into Iran, not exactly a bastion of free speech, to take part in a competition featuring anti-ISIS cartoons.<p>Can this be the same country that hosted a competition for cartoons that questioned the Holocaust?<p>Well, yes, it can.<p>And believe …

Middle East

Former Neverland ranch for sale at $100 million

The onetime Neverland ranch of the late superstar<p>Michael Jacksonoutside of Santa Barbara is for sale at $100 million.<p>Now dubbed Sycamore Valley Ranch, the 2,700-acre spread retains the floral clock, railroad tracks and train station that were installed during Jackson's ownership. Gone are the …