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Payroll surge: Employers added 280,000 jobs in May

The labor market's spring rebound strengthened in May as U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs, soundly topping economists' estimates.<p>The unemployment rate rose to 5.5% from 5.4%, the Labor Department said Friday. That's largely because an improving market drew an additional 400,000 Americans into the …

Reuters: Tag Heuer teams up with Intel to challenge the Apple Watch

Tag Heuer's all set to take on the Apple Watch, and it's slated to reveal the new device sometime today. If you recall, the Swiss company has said that it's also making a smartwatch shortly after Cupertino announced its own last year. According to <i>Reuters</i>, Tag Heuer's parent corporation LVMH has …

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Target will pay hack victims $10 million

Target will pay customers who suffered from a 2013 data breach up to $10,000 each in damages.<p>On Thursday, a federal judge in St. Paul, Minnesota approved a $10 million offer by Target to settle a class action lawsuit, according to an attorney representing those who were hacked.<p>But don't get …

One killed, five wounded in shooting spree in Phoenix suburb

MESA, Ariz. (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire inside a motel room in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa on Wednesday, killing a man and wounding two women before shooting three more people as he sought to elude an exhaustive manhunt that ended in his capture, police said.<p>An FBI agent lifts police tape at …

Tunisia Museum Attack: Gunman Known to Intelligence, PM Says

World<p>TUNIS, Tunisia — The death toll from the siege at Tunisia's Bardo Museum climbed to 23 people on Thursday, as the North African nation's leaders met to craft a national response to the terror attack.<p>The Tunisian Ministry of Health told NBC News that the gunmen who attacked the museum had …

'I'd shift [Tiger Woods] into reverse as quickly as I could'

<i>Stories of interest you might have missed…</i><p>Cameron McCormick, the only instructor Jordan Spieth has ever had, is an Australian who came to the U.S. to play college golf for Texas Tech and stayed on. In this first-person story in Australian Golf Digest, McCormick opines on a number of things, …

Ranking 2015 PGA Tour events so far

There have been 11 PGA Tour events played so far this season. Let's take a look at how they rank from 1-11.<p>As Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed tossed …

This snake hiding in the bottom of this golf hole will haunt your dreams

Need anything more be said? Thanks to @emar7236 for sharing:<p>What's perhaps more alarming is how much of an interest reptiles are taking in golf recently. One ate a golf ball late last week, and a few days before that, a giant alligator casually strolled onto a Florida golf course and scared …

WATCH: At least Tiger Woods is still making cool commercials

Tiger Woods hasn't played golf in quite a while. Nike is still cranking out Woods commercials, though.<p>What will Nike do with Tiger Woods as his …

Weird golf news of the week: Swedish golfer gets one-year ban for being in "too great a hurry"

According to TT News Agency, a Swedish golfer will be banned from playing golf for a year. The reason? He was in "too great a hurry" during a scramble.<p>The man in question committed the offense in the fall when he hit a shot that struck someone's hand in the group in front of him. That player is …

Derek Jeter's charity golf event in Las Vegas included Michael Jordan, Ken Griffey Jr., and Russell Wilson -- and it looked like a lot of fun

We love it when stars from other sports tee it up. This week was especially notable for world-class athletes and golf -- with Tom Brady and Rory McIlroy playing together at Augusta National getting a bunch of buzz.<p>But there was a plethora of greatness at Derek Jeter's Celebrity Invitational in Las …

Vital Tiger Woods news: We know he still definitely favors metal spikes

There are a number of subtle findings in this new commercial for Nike's TW15 shoe, like, for instance, golfers who tie their sweaters around their necks still look ridiculous.<p>See the one metal spike in the middle of the cleat? It's worth noting that's different than the bottom Nike is marketing for …

2015 Masters: Is Tiger Woods going to skip Augusta?

Will Tiger Woods really take a DNP at Augusta this season? It's looking more and more like that's the case.<p>You know what's embarrassing?<p>Picking Tiger …

Notah Begay has been hanging with Tiger Woods, says he's not ready

Notah Begay has been practicing with Tiger Woods in Florida. Here's what he had to say about the Big Cat's golf game.<p>Notah Begay will never be …

How He Hit That: Jordan Spieth's no-nerves pitch

The knock on Jordan Spieth after last year's Masters was that he had trouble closing the deal down the stretch.<p>That isn't a knock anymore.<p>The 21-year-old won his second PGA Tour event with buckets of clutch, saving pars from an awkward bunker lie on 16 and from a short-sided spot behind a bunker on …

Dominguez eagerly awaits Masters

As hard as he tried to block out the obvious, doing so proved to be more problematic than dealing with any of the treacherous greens at Augusta …

Rory McIlroy now the cover boy for EA Sports' golf franchise

EA Sports has a new face on the cover of its PGA Tour golf franchise, and it's world No. 1 Rory McIlroy.<p>The video-game maker has renamed its annual …

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An Explorer's Lessons On Happiness, Photography, And Greeting Whales

"People joke that I went straight from the ocean into the air and skipped land," Eric Cheng says. But the joke isn't totally accurate.<p>Land is where Cheng obtained his two computer science degrees at Stanford, and where he trained as a concert cellist. It's where he developed a passion for pursuits …

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20,000 North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, says UN

UN special rapporteur Marzuki Darusman says some workers reported to be in Qatar building World Cup 2022 facilities<p>The UN human rights investigator for North Korea has said he would investigate allegations of an estimated 20,000 North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, mainly in …

Egypt charges police officer for activist's death

Egypt's state prosecutor has referred a police officer to trial for allegedly shooting to death a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally in central Cairo.<p>The police officer, who was not named by the prosecution on Tuesday, will stand trial before a criminal court.<p>The death of Shaima …

How St. Patrick's Day Became the Most Global National Holiday

Even though St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, parades and revelry in his name will ensue worldwide on Tuesday. The holiday’s popularity is …

India’s Modi Seeks Report Into Alleged Rape of Nun and Church Attack

By<p>Krishna Pokharel<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that he “is deeply concerned” about two separate incidents over the weekend in which Christians appear to have been targeted.<p>On Saturday, an elderly Christian nun was raped in the state of West Bengal and on Sunday, a …

Iranians express optimism over nuclear agreement

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A senior Iranian official suggested Tuesday that Iran is nearing a preliminary deal with the U.S and five world powers …

Israelis vote as Netanyahu rules out Palestinian state

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political survival was on the line Tuesday in a hard-fought parliamentary election pitting his nationalist and security-first ideology against his challengers' focus on the plight of the country's struggling middle class.<p>Opinion polls showed a tight race …

Sharapova beats Azarenka on 6th match point at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 on her sixth match point in a third-round pairing of former No. …

Lakers' Jeremy Lin Chases Down Warriors' Draymond Green for Emphatic Block

Is this Jeremy Lin's revenge game?<p>The Los Angeles Lakers point guard isn't exactly known for his chase-down blocks, but on Monday night against his former team, he came out of nowhere to stuff Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green against the backboard.<p>[The Cauldron]

UConn’s Auriemma looks to tie Wooden with 10th NCAA title

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are ready to begin their quest for a third straight national championship.<p>The Huskies earned the top overall seed in the women’s NCAA Tournament and were placed in the Albany Regional. They are looking for their 10th overall title, which would tie Auriemma with …