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Domestic violence in US: Data tells complex story 


(AP) — For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflect a worsening epidemic of domestic violence, or has the U.S. in fact made great strides to curtail it? The answer is complicated.

Soft data, Syria strikes hit US, European markets

(AP) — Weak economic news and airstrikes against militants in Syria sent global stock markets lower.

US clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark 


(AP) — A handful of big companies pursuing overseas mergers to lower their tax bills came under pressure Tuesday after the U.S. unveiled rules to discourage them.

Paula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall 


Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.

P&G selling rest of pet care business to Spectrum

(AP) — The Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business.

Patagonia pays $4K for violations in Utah park 


(AP) — Outdoor clothing company Patagonia said Tuesday it has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah after rock climbing policies were violated in the making of a catalog photograph.

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones 


(AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

(AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper say they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.

Seattle to fine residents for not composting

(AP) — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.

US stocks drop as China, oil weigh on markets 


(AP) — Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday.