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Tocco, believed to be longest-serving U.S. mob boss, dead

Jack Tocco, believed to be the last living person with first-hand knowledge of the death of Jimmy Hoffa, has died at 87.

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U.S. says deportation of children a warning to illegal migrants

The White House says that Central Americans trying to cross the U.S. border should know "they will not be welcome to this country."

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Arizona town protests arrival of undocumented migrants

Waving flags and playing patriotic music, protesters demonstrated against the arrival of undocumented immigrants at a processing center.

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Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dead

The sports legend was the first African-American to earn an endorsement deal in 1952, when she signed on to promote Coca-Cola.

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Retail sales, manufacturing show firming economy

From employment to manufacturing, the economy appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

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Microsoft expected to announce job cuts

The restructuring may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009.

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Obama tells China he wants ‘constructive management’ of differences

U.S. President Barack Obama told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday he wants U.S.-Chinese relations defined by more cooperation.

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Could California become six states?

A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost when supporters announced they have signatures to place it on the ballot.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Former POW Bergdahl transitioning to active duty

Bergdahl, who was released in May after five years as a Taliban prisoner of war in Afghanistan, is returning to active duty.

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The most expensive men’s haircut in America

Find out which city has the highest-priced haircuts in the U.S.

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Web companies press FCC for net neutrality

Major U.S. companies are urging regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers to strike deals for faster delivery of some web traffic.

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Citi to pay $7B to settle federal investigation

Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle a government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

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Republicans balk at White House border funds request

Leading Republican lawmakers balked at supporting a spending request aimed at bolstering the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Making headlines this week

A look at this week's newsmakers and the headlines you might have missed.

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Chrysler recalling 900K SUVs

The recall affects some 2011-2014 models of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango.

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Government sues Amazon over kids’ purchases

Amazon faces a lawsuit for allegedly allowing children to run up millions of dollars in purchases while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice Age Village."

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Republicans to focus Obama lawsuit on health care

Republicans say they intend to accuse Obama of overstepping his legal authorities.

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Obama says money low to deal with immigrant crisis

The Obama administration warned lawmakers that border control agencies will run out of money if Congress doesn't act.

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Lawmakers eye immigration law changes

Legislation to more easily deport thousands of Central American children who have migrated illegally appears to be gaining steam.

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Chinese hackers pursue key data on U.S. workers

The hackers appeared to be targeting files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

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in Music

Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock dashes fans' hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn't had any contact with John Lydon in five years.

in Music

Aretha Franklin storms out of fast food joint

FILE - In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.Franklin won’t say what has caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Franklin said that she recently had a cat scan and that it showed she was 85 percent improved. The 71-year-old has canceled several concerts and public appearances and blamed it on unspecified treatment.

Aretha Franklin stormed out a Johnny Rockets in Ontario, Canada last week after a nasty encounter with a rude employee.

in Sports

Only arguing remains in Sterling trail

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust alone are enough to confirm Donald Sterling was properly removed as trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent.

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

in Music

The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

in Entertainment

Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.