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Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company's fulfillment centers, where Amazon's orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has offered a program called "Career Choice," where the company pays 95% of tuition for its …

Employment

Man accused of holding woman hostage for 10 years ordered to stand trial

A Bell Gardens man accused of holding hostage a 15-year-old girl who was abducted a decade ago was ordered Friday to stand trial.<p>After a preliminary hearing, Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald ordered Isidro Garcia to answer to the charges connected with his May 2014 arrest in …

documenting the evolution of australia's punk scene

A new book documents the people keeping the Australian punk scene alive.<p>While Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren were giving punk a new aesthetic and championing the sounds of the Sex Pistols, on the other side of the world, Australian punks were also leaving their own distinctive marks on …

Soul Music

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

Travel Photography

NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth

The search for life beyond our solar system is about to get a boost of brain power.<p>This week<p>NASAconvened the first meeting of a team of scientists who will work collectively to determine the best way to look for signs of life around other stars.<p>The new group is known as the Nexus for Exoplanet …