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Google AdWords redesigned for a mobile-first world

The shift to mobile is no longer a change on the horizon. It's here.

With this philosophy in mind, Google Inc. announced significant changes to AdWords, the company's advertising programme and its cash cow. The updates were announced in a blog post by Sridhar Ramaswamy, senior vice-president, Ads and Commerce.

Ramaswamy explained that ...Read more

Taliban leader's killing exposes deepening US-Pakistan strains

The U.S. drone strike that killed the Taliban's top leader as he traveled through Pakistan reflects just how much the U.S. is willing to disregard an ally it increasingly sees as an obstacle to securing peace in Afghanistan.

The May 21 killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour was an embarrassment to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government because ...Read more

Court battle looming on maximum age for judges

HARRISBURG -- What began four years ago as a legislative initiative with little controversy -- letting voters decide whether to raise the retirement age for judges from 70 to 75 -- is now entangled in a heated court battle.

Early in June, legislative Democrats will face off with Republican colleagues in Commonwealth Court over the GOP's ...Read more

OPINION: What was wrong in Al Capone's cell?

AT A glance, Joey Warchal knew something was very wrong.

He loved everything he saw during a tour of Eastern State Penitentiary -- Al Capone's cell most of all, but something was very wrong.

A tour guide said the Prohibition-era gangster was incarcerated in 1929 and 1930.

"The radio featured in the display is historically inaccurate," ...Read more

Rothschild in swoop on troubled rival Alliance Trust

Investment giant Alliance Trust yesterday revealed it has been approached by a rival about a possible tie-up.

The Dundee-based company said Jacob Rothschild's RIT Capital Partners 'has approached with an informal proposal for a merger of the two companies'.

RIT is chaired by Lord Rothschild, the fourth baron of the Rothschild family, which...Read more

State seeking settlement to fund coastal restoration in Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry are engaged in an uneasy alliance to try to achieve a major and long-lasting goal: a settlement with oil and gas companies to help restore Louisiana's eroding coast.

Billions of dollars are at stake -- as well as the coastline.

Landry and the governor's executive counsel, Matthew Block...Read more

Q&A

Q: You pretty much described this as your dream job. Why is that?

A: "It's my love of the city and being able to do what I've always wanted to do to benefit the city. It's a win-win."

Q: What are some of the things city residents should know about you?

A: "I'm always available by phone, email. The door is always open. I'm open to concerns...Read more

Here comes the judge

She's known since the age of 7 that she wanted to be a prosecutor.

Mary K. Dimke, 38, can't remember what triggered this career goal but she said it's something she's always wanted. It's a goal that changed a little over the years, but never strayed from the law, with her now serving as a U.S. magistrate judge in Yakima, with the U.S. ...Read more

Where Forbes meets Wood turns out to be Downtown test lab for Eat'n Park

The corner of Forbes Avenue and Wood Street Downtown doesn't look much like a test lab. But that's exactly what it has been for Eat'n Park much of the last two years.

And one thing the local restaurant chain has learned is that street closings truly do have a negative impact on business.

Since December 2014, Eat'n Park has opened three new...Read more

The Hartford Courant Jeff Jacobs column

STORRS -- As a freshman, Bobby Melley squeezed the last out of the last Big East Tournament championship.

It was the last time the UConn baseball team had advanced to the NCAA Tournament, and the 8-1 victory over Notre Dame that day in May 2013 would end with the same joyous dogpile as the one on Sunday, when the Huskies polished off ...Read more

Discovery Festival will offer hands-on science fun

The Kentucky Science Center will partner with Kentucky Wesleyan College on June 4 for a free day of science, technology, engineering, arts and math events.

The Discovery Festival's hands-on activities, demonstrations, nature walks and presentations are open to the public. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children and their families are encouraged to...Read more

Copa America: A team-by-team look at each group

The Copa America Centenario, the 100th-anniversary edition of the world's oldest international soccer tournament, kicks off a 10-city, 23-day run Friday when the U.S. meets Colombia in Santa Clara. Times soccer writer Kevin Baxter takes a look at the 16 teams in the competition:

Group A

UNITED STATES

World ranking: 29

Best Copa ...Read more

Cost-cutting strategy pays off, Jet Airways on path to revival

MUMBAI -- A close eye on costs, better capacity utilization and gains from a partnership with Etihad Airways PJSC have helped Jet Airways (India) Ltd report its first-ever annual profit for the year ended 31 March 2016, said a top executive at the airline.

Last week, India's second largest airline by passengers flown reported a consolidated...Read more

Flood protection: Proposal aims to ease levee work

A Houma-Thibodaux area congressman has introduced a measure that he says would make it easier and cheaper for local agencies to build levees and other flood-protection projects.

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves' proposal would let agencies complete work identified by the state's coastal master plan as a way of offsetting local flood-protection ...Read more

Senior veterans stop assault on woman before Sebastopol Memorial Day ceremony

Witnessing a violent attack before a Memorial Day remembrance event at a Sebastopol cemetery, three veterans -- between the ages of 68 and 83 -- came to the aid of a woman by tackling her assailant, police officials said.

The suspect fled the scene in a blue van after the 9:30 a.m. incident Monday, but police later identified a 36-year-old ...Read more

Indian banks seek artificial intelligence

In April 2016, Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank Ltd launched a banking app in India with in-built artificial intelligence (AI). In the past few months, many large banks such as HDFC Bank Ltd have also been looking at introducing AI technology in various services, including retail banking. Many of these are in the pilot or testing phases. The...Read more

Man saved in Everglades now rescues others through Civil Air Patrol

A journey to find a "sweet fishing spot" unwittingly led Michael Harding on a mission to save lives.

The engine on a small boat he and a friend were on in 1985 died a few hours into their trip in the Everglades wilderness. For three days, the 17-year-old Harding and a friend survived on chips, soda and small fish until they were found by an...Read more

8 Episcopal parishes in New Haven consider future as congregations shrink, costs grow

NEW HAVEN -- St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New­hallville is confronting questions about its very existence, but it is not alone.

Eight Episcopal parishes in New Haven have been engaged in talks at the diocesan offices in Meriden about their future. Like all of the so-called mainline Protestant denominations, the Episcopal Church is ...Read more

A day of remembrance

Memorial Day is a day of commemoration, not celebration, said speakers at Ramona VFW Post 3783's ceremony at Nuevo Memory Gardens on Monday morning.

"Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance," said master of ceremonies Mark Gottas, president of the post's men's auxiliary. "America's collective consciousness drives its citizens to recall...Read more

Sustained success leads to top awards

The Columbus boys golf team was a force from start to finish this season, winning a school-record number of regular-season tournaments and, of course, the big prize with a Class 5A state championship at the end.

The team's top golfer, Nolan Miller, played his best when it meant the most, shooting a 66 to win medalist honors at the state ...Read more

 
 

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