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  • UN agency to hire mountain guides, porters for Nepal relief

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The U.N. food agency is hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, tents and supplies to Nepal’s mostly inaccessible northern villages where two…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Swiss federal prosecutors open criminal proceedings related to 2018 and 2022 World Cups ZURICH (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA…

  • 104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds. The information was stolen from an…

  • Review: Online stylists for the shopping-averse

    NEW YORK (AP) — Though my grandmother was a fashion designer, I hate buying clothes, and I still wear outfits from high school — in the last century. Even so, I have long been intrigued…

  • 6 ways to reduce food waste at home

    In the U.S., 31 percent of food goes to waste every year. But there are small changes you can make in your kitchen to reverse this trend.

  • Pakistan vintage car collectors preserve a part of history

    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — For an elite but passionate group of vintage car collectors in Pakistan, restoring antique rides is like travelling back in time — and money seems to be no obstacle when the…

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man who led Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year. PG&E announced the…

  • Craft? Micro? Increasingly, ‘nanobrews’ slake local thirst

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest…

  • APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax…

  • San Diego newspaper lays off 1/3rd of workforce after sale

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego’s dominant newspaper on Tuesday announced the layoffs of nearly a third of its 600 employees after it was acquired last week for $85 million by Los Angeles Times owner…

  • CEO pay: biggest raises and biggest cuts of 2014

    Here is a look at CEOs who received the biggest pay raises and biggest cuts in 2014 compared with 2013, as calculated by the executive pay research firm Equilar for The Associated Press. Whose pay…

  • How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

    For its annual study of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive compensation research firm. Equilar examined the regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 338 companies. Equilar looked at…

  • Health care industry has the highest level of median CEO pay

    Here is a look at median CEO pay by industry last year, as calculated by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. CEOs at health care companies earned the most for the sixth…

  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm: 1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent…

  • Media heads rule ranks of best-paid CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) — They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs…