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Black Friday Success Could Indicate Deeper Woes For Retailers

The predictions for this week’s retail holiday sales kickoff are rosy, but they may reveal the deeper problems that retailers face all year long.<p>The National Retail Federation forecasts that sales in November and December will rise 4.1%, to $616.9 billion, the highest increase in 3 years. It’s a …

Rangel claims victory; Cochran wins

Rep. Charlie Rangel is claiming victory in his last dance.<p>The Democratic congressman from New York, who was first elected to the House of Representatives 44 years ago, appears to have survived a fierce primary challenge.<p>Rangel, who says this will be his last re-election campaign, will likely edge …

Even The Most Progressive University In North America Doesn't Know How To Handle Sexual Consent

When a tiny university in Canada was rocked by sexual assault allegations, frustrated students fought back by spreading rumors. This is the story of how everyone lost.<p>SQUAMISH, British Columbia — North America isn't short on tiny, remote liberal arts colleges, but even by those standards Quest …

Human Rights

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

Inside the tote-bag friendly, "Harlem Shake"-happy world of Germany's "nipsters"<p>It's a rainy Sunday evening in May, in the town of Weiden, in …

Right-wing Extremism

World Cup: Team USA advances despite Germany defeat

U.S. goalie: We lost, but we played well<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Team USA qualify for last 16 despite 1-0 defeat by Germany<br>• Thomas Muller's fourth goal of the tournament seals victory<br>• Portugal defeats Ghana 2-1 to finish third<br>• Germany wins group with USA second on goal difference<p><i>How are you celebrating the</i> …

Beats Music Review: Finally, A Digital DJ That Knows Its Stuff

Whether you’re jamming a dusty cassette into a Honda’s busted-up tape deck or clicking and dragging a digital playlist into coherence, music feels personal. In the digital age, we risk losing that art if we take it for granted.<p>The on-demand streaming model means we can follow one whim after the …

Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide

As countries modernize around the world, they're increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.<p>There are about 14 million new cancer cases globally each year, the World Health Organization reported Monday. And the trend is only getting worse.<p>The global burden of cancer will grow …

A Denver Family Of Doctors Has Seen Medicine Transformed

What it means to be a doctor in America is changing.<p>The Affordable Care Act is one reason. But the federal health overhaul is just the latest factor among many that have affected the practice of medicine.<p>Just ask Drs. Robert and Michael Sawyer, a father and son in a family that has worked at Denver …

Apple Has A New Way To Watch You While You Shop And It Could Soon Be Everywhere

iBeacon can give you turn-by-turn directions to help you find an item on a shelf, or it can tell you when your order is ready for pickup, or alert you to deals as you walk by them.<p>iBeacon is one of the new features of iOS 7, and Apple isn't the only one with plans to use it. As the AP's Barbara …

Apps

These 3 trends will drive enterprise software development in 2014

<i>Himanshu Sareen is CEO of Icreon Tech, a global software development firm.</i><p>It’s hard to believe it, but 2013 is on its last legs. The year has been eventful to say the least in the world of enterprise technology. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, from mid-sized corporations to Fortune 1000 …

South Africa holds 'day of prayer' to honor Mandela

Across South Africa, the faithful filled churches, synagogues, and mosques for a national day of prayer and reflection Sunday before a week of events culminating in the funeral of Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95.<p>The country's current President, Jacob Zuma, attended services at …

Samsung may have pushed Galaxy S5 launch to January due to poor SGS4 sales | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Compared to any other Android vendor, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 sales are great: 20 million units sold in the first 2 months. Many millions since …

What Every U.S. Family Really Needs for a Minimum Living Standard

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

11 Things Every Kitchen Should Have

Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of what he thinks are the essentials.<p><b>1. Natural Light</b><p>Look for ways to maximize light, from eliminating cabinets next to windows to using …

Treating Saddle Sores

Monday Mailbox is a series of posts dedicated to questions received over email. Here is one that pops up now and again:<p><i>This is embarrassing, but</i> …