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  • Dionne Warwick knows her way to San Jose

    July 31, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE- In this April 27, 2014 file photo, singer Dionne Warwick performs at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 1968, Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn’t think much of the song. But after the iconic...

  • ‘Godfather of Makeup’ Dick Smith dead at 92

    July 31, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This undated image released by Paramount Pictures shows Marlon Brando in a scene from “The Godfather.” Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning make-up artist who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable...

  • Elvis’ guitar donor says he is rightful owner

    July 31, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This April 22, 2013 file photo shows the slightly smashed acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley during the final tour before his death in 1977 on display at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D. The guitar was donated to the museum in...

  • Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

    July 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    An office worker looks at a man sleeping inside the basket he uses to collect cardboard for recycling, at the financial district in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt...

  • Trump selected to advance in Bills’ sale process

    July 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington. Trump says he’ll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it’s unlikely his offer will be the winner. The billionaire...

  • Congress votes final passage on highway bill

    July 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOP during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, as Congress prepares to leave for a five-week summer recess. The institutional split of a Republican-led...

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    July 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, for final votes as Congress rushes for the doors and a five-week summer recess. The institutional split of a Republican-led House and...

  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    July 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Aug. 24, 2010 file photo shows chickens in Sparks, Md. The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. The...

  • Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

    July 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans...

  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    July 31, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari discusses issues related to poverty in California during a news conference outside of the River City Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Kashkari said he spent a week living as a...