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Business: Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations.

Nation: Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on moon, dies at 82

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon - an experience that he said made him "belong to the universe," died on Monday at...

World: Kenyan women urged to withhold sex in vote drive

Source: BBC News

A Kenyan MP has asked women to withhold sex from their husbands until they register as voters for the 8 August elections.

Out of the ordinary: Orangutan slaps selfie-taking tourist

Source: UPI

A tourist traveling with friends in Indonesia captured their encounter with an initially-friendly orangutan that ended up slapping one of the men in...

Business: Amazon to accept food stamps, taking on Wal-Mart

Source: CBS News

The world of food stamps is about to go high-tech, and it may turn the grocery industry on its head.

Nation: Ringling Bros. circus closing after 146 years

Source: USA Today

The "Greatest Show on Earth" is getting its curtain call. Feld Entertainment, owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said in a...

World: Dozens die as Turkish cargo jet hits homes

Source: BBC News

A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing all four crew members and at least 33 people on the ground, officials...

Out of the ordinary: Truck company owner charged with evading $1 million in tolls

Source: The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a New Jersey trucking company has been arrested while trying to board a flight to Aruba and charged with...

Business: United to stop flying 747s by end of year

Source: Quartz

United Airlines is sending the “queen of the skies” to an early retirement.

Nation: U.S. states mull contraception coverage as Obamacare repeal looms

Source: Reuters

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Growing numbers of U.S. states are seeking to ensure that women have continued access to free birth control in case the insurance...