Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring

Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce, or roughly 1,500 employees, as part of a push to become more efficient and productive. The Irvine, California, company also said Monday it plans to eliminate about 250 vacant positions in a restructuring that will...
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Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

This photo provided by courtesy of Mattel, Inc. shows the “Hot Wheels Life-Sized Darth Vader Car.” When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San...
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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

President Barack Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination in the East Room of the White House Monday, July 21, 2014, in Washington. Obama’s executive orders signed Monday prohibit discrimination against gay and transgender...
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US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

FILE – This July 15, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets remained on the back foot Monday, July 21, 2014, as tensions grew between Russia and the West over the downing of an airliner in eastern...
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Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media before speaking to a meeting of local party activists, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Algona, Iowa. After his presidential bid crashed in 2012, Iowans now have to decide whether to give Perry another spin. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Texas...
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NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

FILE – In this July 16, 1969 file photo, Neil Armstrong, waving in front, heads for the van that will take the Apollo 11 crew to the rocket for launch to the moon at Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla. NASA renamed the historic building at Florida’s Kennedy...
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Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

A members of the OSCE mission to Ukraine uses a chemical to combat the smell of decomposing bodies while inspecting along with Holland’s National Forensic Investigations Team a refrigerated train loaded with the bodies of passengers in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 15 kilometers...
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McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

In this photo taken Saturday, May 21, 2011, a giant logo of fast food restaurant McDonald’s is displayed at a train station in Shenyang in northern China’s Liaoning province. McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday, July 21, 2014 after...
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Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

A firefighting plane drops water from Fishtrap Lake on a stubborn fire burning near the lake in Lincoln County, Sunday, July 20, 2014, near Cheney, Wash. The fire started Saturday afternoon and spread to several thousand acres, driven by high winds. (AP Photo/The...

Akron University’s Presidential Home To Be Updated

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron plans to spend about $375,000 to renovate its presidential home for the school’s new leader. The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) that it will be the first major update to the French country home since the university bought it in...