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'Idol' final three results: The live blog

<i>We're one week out from the</i> American Idol <i>finale, and some deserving singer has to go home tonight. But will it be Angie Miller, Candice Glover or Kree Harrison? And will tonight's results be overshadowed by Randy Jackson's announcement that he'll be leaving the show after this season? Alicia Keys</i> …

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Iowa gov to 2016 hopefuls: 'Come early and often'

DES MOINES, Iowa — Though only six months have elapsed since the last presidential election, Iowa's Republican governor is encouraging GOP White House hopefuls to begin taking trips to the Hawkeye State.<p>Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican who's been elected to five terms as governor since 1982, told …

Slava Voynov's OT winner gives Kings 3-2 series lead on Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings had every reason to be deflated.<p>Instead, they're going home with a chance to wrap up their first-round series against the St. Louis Blues because they refused to let a letdown linger.<p>Defenseman Slava Voynov scored on an odd-man rush eight minutes into overtime …

Will San Francisco 49ers Naming Rights Deal Keep Levi's Hip?

When Levi Strauss & Co. acquired the naming rights for the new stadium that is being built for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers for $220 million over 20 years, the company went against the big trend in recent years: the denim manufacturer is privately owned.<p>As the table at the bottom of this post …

Roberto Castro's 63 leads Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Roberto Castro shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday in his debut round at The Players Championship to match the Stadium Course …

British Olympic Sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson Drowns In Yacht Accident

Andrew "Bart" Simpson died today while training with his sailing team, Sweden's Artemis Racing, when the catamaran capsized in the San Francisco Bay. …

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Watch out, cable TV: YouTube’s paid channel subscription program is official

After months of speculation, it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to its content.<p>The new paid channel subscriptions are rolling out as a pilot program that includes a handful of partners. …

How the New Bay Bridge Shakes Off a Quake

The new eastward span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is supposed to last at least 150 years, even in this earthquake-riddled region.<p><b>Earthquake-prone California</b> is a far from ideal place to string metal over water and hope it stays put. But engineers of the new eastern span of the San …

How to Book Travel Online for Less

With clear skies and rising temperatures around the country, the summer travel season is nearly upon us. And unless you've got money to burn or a …

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What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common? Full Transcript

<i>This is a transcript of the</i> Freakonomics Radio <i>podcast “</i>What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common?<i>”</i><p><i>Lisi OLIVER: It probably was pretty darn</i> …

Wet Seal settles bias suit with minority plaintiffs

Wet Seal stores were accused of bias against employees who did not fit the white, thin, blond image. Now the company is paying $7.5 million to settle a discrimination suit.<p>The Wet Seal clothing retailer has reached a $7.5 million settlement with minority plaintiffs who charged that the company …

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Why China Cannot Lead The Global Economy

The 19th century was the British century. The 20th century was the American century. Will the 21st Century be China’s century?<p>Most likely not, as China misses four conditions that make economic growth sustainable.<p>First, China doesn’t have an “infinite” world market frontier for its manufacturing …