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Michael Jordan wins $8.9 million lawsuit against grocery store

The store used his name without permission in an advertisement.<p>Michael Jordan will be awarded $8.9 million for the unauthorized use of his name in a 2009 grocery store ad.<p>The verdict announced on Friday night will require Safeway, who owned the now-defunct grocery store chain called Dominick's, to …

Michael Jordan

The hidden consequences of hunting Africa's lions

After the global uproar over the death of a Zimbabwean lion dubbed Cecil, the hunting industry had a response: By killing animals, trophy hunters are actually saving Africa's wildlife.<p>Trophy hunting, the industry contended, gives the animals an economic value to local communities, which otherwise …

Another chemical plant explosion injures 8 in China's Shangdong province

An explosion ripped through the Runxing chemical plant in eastern China and triggered a fire Saturday night, state media said, just over a week after a similar blast at a Chinese chemical warehouse killed more than 100 people.<p>At least nine people were injured in the explosion in the Shandong …

Chemical Plant

Giants’ Madison Bumgarner closing in on Babe Ruth’s home run total

PITTSBURGH - Madison Bumgarner was still the buzz a day after his latest monster home run.<p>“Pretty impressive, isn’t it?” manager Bruce Bochy said after hearing Bumgarner’s homer-per-at-bat ratio rates with Giancarlo Stanton’s. “He’s made himself into a good hitter, hasn’t he? He’s not just hitting …

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Jet attempting loop at British air show crashes on roadway; 7 dead

Seven people were killed Saturday when a military jet crashed into a busy main road after failing to complete a loop at a popular British air show.<p>The 1950s-era Hawker Hunter jet plummeted to the ground about 1:20 p.m., shocking onlookers and sending a massive fireball and plumes of thick black …