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  • Jackson, Timberlake own Billboard Music Awards

    The King of Pop and a likely successor, prince of pop Justin Timberlake, ruled the Billboard Music Awards — though Michael Jackson made a splash via hologram and Timberlake accepted his awards via video from overseas.

    May 19, 2014

  • Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

    The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup.

    May 18, 2014

  • Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

    The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.

    May 18, 2014

  • Record Balkan floods lead to Bosnia landslides

    Landslides triggered by unprecedented rains in Bosnia have left hundreds of people homeless, officials said Sunday, while thousands more have fled their homes in neighboring Croatia and Serbia as Balkan countries battle the region’s worst flooding since modern records began.

    May 18, 2014

  • SpaceX Dragon departs space station after month

    The commercial cargo ship Dragon left the space station on Sunday, heading home with nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment.

    May 18, 2014

  • GOP Benghazi team brings long list of accusations

    Republicans hoping to ride their Benghazi investigation to a November election sweep have entrusted a seven-member team with “getting to the truth,” in the words of House Speaker John Boehner, about whether the Obama administration misled Americans about the deadly attack in Libya.

    May 18, 2014

  • ‘Halo’ TV series, ’Halo 5’ game launching in 2015

    Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.

    May 18, 2014

  • Hollywood pro offers free inside look at the stars

    A former radio and TV broadcaster is opening a Hollywood time capsule of sorts and giving away the treasures inside.

    May 18, 2014

  • Government fine hardly the end of GM recall saga

    General Motors’ agreement to pay a $35 million federal fine for concealing defects in small-car ignition switches and to give the government greater oversight of its safety procedures closes one chapter of the automaker’s recall saga. But it’s far from over.

    May 17, 2014

  • Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.

    May 17, 2014