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January 19, 2017 3:11 PM Soldiers, rescue dogs seek trapped firefighters in Tehran building collapse

ANKARA Soldiers, sniffer dogs and rescue workers were searching for an estimated 25 trapped firefighters on Thursday in the ruins of a 17-storey commercial building that collapsed while they were trying to put out a blaze, the mayor of Tehran said. Iranian state TV said at least 78 people, including 45 firefighters, had been hurt when the Plasco building 13

January 19, 2017 11:45 AM China's Alibaba becomes major sponsor of Olympics

Alibaba, which becomes the official e-commerce and cloud services partner, joins 12 other companies - including Coca-Cola and McDonald's - as top Olympic sponsors. No financial details were disclosed. IOC sources have previously told Reuters that major sponsors pay about $100 million per four-year cycle, which includes one summer and one winter games 10

January 19, 2017 10:18 AM At least 38 firefighters hurt as Tehran building collapses: Iran state TV

ANKARA At least 38 firefighters were injured when a blazing high-rise commercial building in downtown Tehran collapsed, state television reported on Thursday. One witness described the 17-storey tower's collapse as like a "scene from a horror movie." The building's occupants were evacuated before the collapse, state TV said, but firefighters were still 14

January 19, 2017 3:35 AM With Hall of Fame election, deep wounds closing for Jeff Bagwell

As Jeff Bagwell exhales from the rigors of a seven-year wait and wraps his mind around his newfound Hall of Fame status, it's only natural for historians and fans to reflect upon the contributions that made him such a force in his prime. Bagwell's 449 home runs and .540 slugging percentage are testament to his value as a hitter. But he was also a superb 14

January 19, 2017 1:52 AM Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

A former unanimous MVP, an elite leadoff hitter and one of the game’s most complete catchers were elected Wednesday into Baseball’s Hall of Fame, which continues to slowly open its doors to players linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Iconic Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell, base-stealer extraordinaire Tim Raines and 13-time Gold Glove winner 20

January 18, 2017 12:04 PM Scott Pruitt wants to switch direction for federal environmental policy. That may be hard to do

Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, will appear Wednesday before the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee for his nomination hearing. Pruitt is more deeply skeptical of the agency’s mission than any EPA administrator in a generation. He has pronounced himself a “leading 12

January 18, 2017 12:00 AM Qualcomm licensing business, Apple deal attacked in FTC’s antitrust lawsuit

Opinion: Even with commissioner’s dissent, dark cloud to hang over stock Qualcomm QCOM, -4.02% derives the bulk of its profits from licensing its technology, but that business has been under attack by regulators off and on for more than 10 years. In 2015, a whopping $975 million fine and royalty rate cut in China emboldened regulators world-wide. In December 14

January 17, 2017 9:40 PM HP Enterprise to buy cloud software company SimpliVity

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N) said on Tuesday it would buy privately held cloud software company SimpliVity for $650 million in cash, as it looks to expand in the fast-growing market for hybrid cloud platforms. The deal is expected to add to Hewlett Packard Enterprise's earnings in the first fiscal year after it is completed, the company said. Hybrid 19

January 17, 2017 7:52 PM Indiana Cancer Agency Hacked for Data Won't Pay Ransom

An Indiana cancer services agency says it will replace and rebuild its data after a computer hack demanding a ransom. Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door in Muncie says it was hacked Jan. 11 and the hackers demanded a ransom of 50 bitcoins, or about $43,000, for access to its data. Executive Director Aimee Fant says most of the agency's 11

January 17, 2017 10:51 AM Green Day Rips Donald Trump In New 'Troubled Times' Video

KKK rallies, footage of Civil Rights Movement protests and people holding “Stop racism, Islamophobia and war” signs are interspersed in the trippy video, which is now going viral. The clip ends ominously, however, with someone pressing a big red button to cause a gigantic mushroom cloud. The video is decidedly apocalyptic, but the band said in an accompanying 11