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  • Britney Spears & Tinashe 'Party' at No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart

    March 2, 2017 9:44 PM 23

    This is Spears' 11th leader on the chart. Britney Spears scores her 11th leader on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated March 11) with "Slumber Party," featuring Tinashe, who tallies her first (2-1). The song is Spears' first topper since "Make Me…," featuring G-Eazy, which reached No. 1 on Oct. 8. Both tracks are from her most recent album, Glory

  • Essential Politics: State Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra to open Washington office, cap-and-trade auction revenue results are revealed

    March 2, 2017 4:57 PM 17

    California Secretary of State Alex Padilla wants to issue confidential mailing addresses to human trafficking survivors A California secretary of state's program that provides free post office boxes to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking could also soon begin serving survivors of human trafficking. Secretary of State Alex Padilla

  • Pentagon delivers draft plan to defeat Islamic State to White House

    February 27, 2017 5:35 PM 29

    WASHINGTON A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State has been delivered to the White House and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will brief senior administration officials later on Monday, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that it was the framework for a broader plan and looked

  • Authorities say German school shooting alert a false alarm

    February 22, 2017 12:16 PM 25

    BERLIN – Local authorities say an alert about a possible attack at a school in western Germany that prompted a major police operation Wednesday was a false alarm. Armed officers rushed to the Hoenne vocational school in Menden after receiving an alert before noon. "The report of an attack in Menden was a false alarm," the authorities for the Arnsberg

  • Naked Juice Will Change Labels After Accusation That They’re Misleading

    February 21, 2017 6:55 PM 23

    PepsiCo will revise the bottle labels on its Naked Juice brand following a lawsuit claiming that the labels misled consumers about the product's real ingredients. Naked Juice has agreed to update the labels within eight months for some disputed flavors like "Kale Blazer," which the plaintiffs said used misleading imagery and did not accurately convey

  • A Writer’s Room: Bernard-Henri Lévy

    February 21, 2017 4:20 PM 20

    What you see here is only a small part of my library. I have books scattered around my apartment that I’ve arranged in alphabetical order not only by author but by subject, too, the reasoning being that you sometimes have an author who only wrote one book on a specialized subject and whose name you’ll never remember. No one else would ever find a book here, but for me it’s easy to decipher

  • Treasury Auctions Set for the Week of Feb. 20

    February 20, 2017 12:35 AM 22

    The Treasury’s schedule of financing this week includes Monday’s regular weekly auction of new three- and six-month bills and an auction of four-week bills on Tuesday. At the close of the New York cash market on Friday, the rate on the outstanding three-month bill was 0.51 percent. The rate on the six-month issue was 0.65 percent, and the rate on the four-week

  • WATCH: University of Arizona baseball team recreates scene from 'Major League'

    February 15, 2017 4:37 PM 12

    Arizona plays its home games at the former spring training home of the Indians Once upon a time, Hi Corbett Field in Tuscon, Arizona, was the spring training home of the Cleveland Indians. The team held camp there from 1945-92. Parts of the movie “Major League” were filmed at the ballpark as well. Here is the famous spring training clip from “Major League

  • Yahoo, Verizon reportedly reach new

    February 15, 2017 4:37 PM 20

    Verizon (VZ) and Yahoo (YHOO) have reportedly reached a new takeover agreement that lowers Yahoo’s sale price by $250 million, according to Bloomberg. The country’s largest wireless carrier announced last year it planned to acquire Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion. But the deal was repeatedly delayed after revelations of record-breaking data breaches

  • Midwest sporting goods retailer MC Sports files for bankruptcy

    February 15, 2017 4:21 PM 20

    The sports retail industry's crisis claimed another victim Tuesday with the bankruptcy filing of Midwest chain MC Sports. The retailer, known legally as Michigan Sporting Goods Distributors, said it plans to immediately begin liquidation sales at all of its 68 stores. The company left open the possibility that it could remain open in some form through