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05/28/2015 01:21 AM
Millennial 'NOwners' follow Uber with new fashion trading model

Alexis Rutledge shops for clothes at Crossroads Trading Company, which buys and sells used clothing, in San FranciscoBy Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh her look. Armour, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney & Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price.



05/28/2015 01:20 AM
Norway oil fund to slash coal investments
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's parliamentary parties have agreed that the country's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund should stop investing in coal companies because of their impact on climate change.

05/28/2015 01:15 AM
Star managers battered by rocky ride in yields, currencies

U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker at a bank in WestminsterPimco's flagship Total Return Fund, which lost its crown as the biggest bond fund in the world in April, had been lagging its peer intermediate-term category and benchmark after going long German bunds and shorting euros against the dollar in recent months. Not every well-established bond manager is having a bad year.



05/28/2015 01:13 AM
Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

Golden State Warriors players celebrate after Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Warriors won 104-90 and advanced to the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again.



05/28/2015 01:08 AM
Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up

FILE- In this May 20, 2015 file photo, Midtown Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, center, are seen from the observatory at One World Trade Center in New York. Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday.



05/28/2015 01:06 AM
Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years

Dwight Howard (L) of the Houston Rockets and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors go after the ball during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, CaliforniaOakland (United States) (AFP) - The Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets to set up a title showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers.



05/28/2015 01:04 AM
EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed

Volunteers check honey bee hives for queen activity and perform routine maintenance as part of a collaboration between the Cincinnati Zoo and TwoHoneys Bee Co., Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at EcOhio Farm in Mason, Ohio. A federal rule to be proposed Thursday, May 28, would create temporary pesticide-free zones when certain plants are in bloom around bees that are trucked from farm to farm by professional beekeepers, which are the majority of honeybees in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WASHINGTON (AP) — If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing.



05/28/2015 12:44 AM
FIFA scandal unlikely to affect U-20 World Cup: organizers
By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Officials involved in FIFA's under-20 World Cup moved to distance themselves from the governing body's political and legal issues on Thursday by talking up the tournament scheduled over the next three weeks in New Zealand. FIFA was thrown into turmoil on Wednesday when Swiss police arrested seven senior officials at the request of United States authorities for alleged corruption involving more than $150 million in bribes over 24 years. The controversy has tainted the world governing body's Congress, which will hold a presidential election on Friday.

05/28/2015 12:38 AM
Byers, NCAA's 1st executive director, dies at 93

FILE In this Jan. 8, 1960, file photo, Walter Byers, executive director of the NCAA, attends a football meeting at the Astor Hotel in New York. Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization, has died. He was 93. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics, has died. He was 93.



05/28/2015 12:22 AM
Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs

Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Nationals' two biggest stars were full of praise for each other Wednesday night. After what they did against the Chicago Cubs, it was merited.



05/28/2015 12:15 AM
Police: Steven Tyler not really doing a strawberry farm show
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Police have alerted residents of a New Jersey township that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will not be performing at a small pick-your-own strawberry farm.

05/28/2015 12:13 AM
Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson speaks at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. A Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that choreographer Wade Robson waited too long to file a claim alleging that Jackson abused him and the allegations should be dismissed. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.



05/28/2015 12:08 AM
US army says 22 possibly exposed to anthrax at S. Korea base

As many as 22 personnel may have been exposed to anthrax during a laboratory training exercise at Osan US Air Force Base, shown here, in South Korea, military saysAs many as 22 personnel may have been exposed to anthrax during a laboratory training exercise at a US military base in South Korea, a military statement said Thursday. Stressing that there was "no risk" to the public, the statement from Osan Air Force Base said an alarm had been sounded after it was discovered that the bacteria being used in the exercise might not have been an inert training sample.



05/28/2015 12:07 AM
Dollar soars to more than 12-year high against yen

US dollar has soared to its highest level against the yen in more than 12 years, powered by expectations for a US interest rate hike and more monetary easing from Japan's central bankThe greenback briefly touched 124.30 yen in Tokyo midday trading, its highest level since late 2002, before settling back to 124.11 yen. "It’s likely that the yen will continue to slowly weaken and we’ll have a global risk-on mode," said Mitsushige Akino, executive officer at Ichiyoshi Asset Management. “The US economy is OK and as Yellen said recently, the US is trying to raise rates,” he added.



05/28/2015 12:05 AM
Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad celebrates his goal against Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen with Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Playoffs, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going.



05/28/2015 12:03 AM
Key numbers from a report to Congress on US education
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American education landscape is shifting.

05/27/2015 11:59 PM
Green oasis rises in heart of Rio slum

People take pictures of Sitie Ecological Park near the slum on Vidigal Hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 14, 2015The stench of rotting dog corpses used to waft through Mauro Quintanilha's Rio slum home. It took a decade and lots of help from volunteers, but Quintanilha moved that stinking mountain. Although locals enjoy an unrivalled view over some of Rio's most plush districts, their favela, like most slums, lacks basic public services including waste disposal.



05/27/2015 11:45 PM
THE LATEST: Asian federation opposes change to FIFA election

FILE - The June 1, 2011 file photo shows Swiss FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich. Blatter is not among the six soccer officials who were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:



05/27/2015 11:37 PM
Burundi opposition says fair elections 'impossible'

A protester opposed to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza running for a third term, holds a weapon during a demonstration in the Buyenzi neighborhood of Bujumbura on May 26, 2015Burundi's main opposition parties said it was now "impossible" to hold free and fair elections next week and that the result should not be recognised if they take place. The opposition said the plans for polls to go ahead despite widespread civil unrest in the capital was tantamount to an "electoral hold-up" by President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose controversial bid for a third consecutive term has plunged the central African nation into a deep political crisis. "The country has sunk into a political and security mess which in no way can allow for peaceful, transparent, free or credible elections," Burundi's main opposition parties said in a joint statement.



05/27/2015 11:34 PM
Nadal, Djokovic, Serena eye Paris last-32

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating France's Quentin Halys during the men's first round at the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 26, 2015Paris (AFP) - Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams target places in the French Open third round on Thursday.



05/27/2015 11:34 PM
AP Source: Sabres interview ex-Penguins coach Dan Bylsma
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma's interview for the Buffalo Sabres' vacancy extended into Wednesday night, though a deal had not been reached.

05/27/2015 11:26 PM
Asia stocks uneven as Greece deadline looms, Tokyo gains

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. U.S. stocks rose modestly in late morning trading Wednesday, May 27, 2015, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven Thursday as hopes in Europe for a Greek bailout were welcomed by some regional markets and a cheap yen kept the upswing in Tokyo shares going.



05/27/2015 11:25 PM
Seven out of 10 small UK firms looking to pay off debt - survey

City of London financial district skyscrapers are seen behind a church spire at dawn in LondonSeven out of ten small British firms are aiming to pay off their debt and not borrow more, a survey published on Thursday showed. Many small businesses are wary of borrowing, distrusting banks following scandals including the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products and allegations about the way firms struggling to repay their debt are treated. Policymakers are worried that firms' reluctance to borrow to invest in their businesses could hamper economic growth.



05/27/2015 11:23 PM
Asia backs embattled Blatter and endorses FIFA election
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation has re-affirmed its support for embattled FIFA boss Sepp Blatter and pushed for Friday's presidential election to go ahead despite the corruption scandal that has rocked soccer's global governing body. The AFC, which represents 47 member nations, has been a staunch ally of the 79-year-old Swiss and the bloc's support will be vital for his hopes of clinging to the presidency for a fifth term. "The Asian Football Confederation expresses its disappointment and sadness at Wednesday's events in Zurich whilst opposing any delay in the FIFA Presidential elections to take place on Friday May 29 in Zurich," the AFC said in a statement posted on its website (the-afc.com) on Thursday.

05/27/2015 11:23 PM
World soccer rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

A combination photo shows eight of the nine football officials indicted for corruption chargesBy Mike Collett, Brian Homewood and Nate Raymond ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior soccer officials were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups. The arrests in a dawn raid at a five-star Zurich hotel mark an unprecedented blow against soccer's governing body FIFA, which for years has been dogged by allegations of corruption but always escaped major criminal cases.



05/27/2015 11:09 PM
Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21

A Houston Chronicle newspaper sits on the curb next to flood soaked carpet padding Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Houston. The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to at least 19 on Wednesday, with over a dozen people missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.



05/27/2015 11:09 PM
Howard could face suspension if Rockets force Game 6

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, right, shoots against Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Howard could miss Houston's next playoff game after picking up his seventh technical foul of the playoffs.



05/27/2015 11:05 PM
US, Iranian envoys to focus on nuclear deal in weekend talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats plan to meet this weekend in Switzerland as efforts intensify to reach a comprehensive nuclear accord.

05/27/2015 11:05 PM
Latest on flooding: Child's body found; man's body ID'd

Workers attempt to relieve the pressure from the earthen dam at Padera Lake, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Midlothian, Texas. Water was flowing over the top of the dam early Wednesday morning following days of heavy rain. Police say emergency personnel could shut down a highway if the dam, southwest of Dallas breaks. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)9:45 p.m. CDT



05/27/2015 11:02 PM
NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

FILE - This Nov. 23, 2014, file photo shows San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Police say Chicago Bears defensive end McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. McDonald was taken into custody Monday, May 25, 2015, on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week.



05/27/2015 10:54 PM
Curry 'ready to go' for Game 5 after frightening fall

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry walks on the court during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State star Stephen Curry said he had no lingering effects from his frightening fall before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night.



05/27/2015 10:53 PM
US negotiator in nuke talks with Iran to leave job in summer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's lead nuclear negotiator is leaving her post this summer, by which point the U.S. hopes to have reached an accord with Iran.

05/27/2015 10:45 PM
U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaBy Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public. Twenty-two personnel at the base in South Korea were also given precautionary medical measures although none have shown sign of exposure, the U.S. military said.



05/27/2015 10:39 PM
12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment
The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes:

05/27/2015 10:31 PM
Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of Islamic State group

Spanish soldiers advance Iraqi soldiers during a training mission outside Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.



05/27/2015 10:27 PM
Sea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California

A giant sea lion, nicknamed Bubba, swims in a recovery pool at SeaWorld San Diego's animal rescue center Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in San Diego. The sea lion, impaled by a homemade spear, is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast.



05/27/2015 10:27 PM
Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. Actor-comedian Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.



05/27/2015 10:24 PM
Coach says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talks with Trae Waynes, a rookie out of Michigan State, at the Vikings practice facility Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.



05/27/2015 10:20 PM
FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard

FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem. Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich where six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)LONDON (AP) — FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act — and fast — following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.



05/27/2015 10:06 PM
Wounded woman testifies in Nevada about trespass killing

Janai Wilson, the shooting survivor and the prosecution's key witness in the murder trial of Wayne Burgarello testifies at the Washoe County District Court, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Reno, Nev. Janai Wilson testified in Washoe District Court in Reno before prosecutors rested their case against Wayne Burgarello on charges of murder and attempted murder. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUTRENO, Nev. (AP) — A female trespasser who survived a shooting in a vacant Nevada duplex testified Wednesday that the property owner entered the unit and opened fire without provocation, wounding her three times and killing a man on the floor next to her.



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