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Total expands in North Sea with purchase of Maersk Oil
LONDON (AP) -- French oil company Total agreed Monday to buy the oil & gas division of Danish conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk for $7.45 billion, in a deal that will see it become the No. 2 operator in the North Sea....

Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway....

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street gains
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street gained as investors looked ahead to this week's gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming....

Officials: 33 injured in suburban Philadelphia train crash
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- More than 30 people were injured when a train crashed into another train that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia....

BHP Billiton returns to black with $6.7 billion profit
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Anglo-Australian miner, BHP Billiton, on Tuesday reported a return to black with a $6.7 billion annual profit a year after the company's worst ever full-year result and said it wants to sell its U.S. shale oil assets....

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Why AI visionary Andrew Ng teaches humans to teach computers
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email spam filters and touch-screen keyboards that make typing easier by predicting what you might want to say next....

LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Times ousted its editor-publisher and several top newsroom executives Monday in what its parent company says is a shake-up aimed at moving one of the nation's flagship newspapers more quickly into the digital age while bolstering its Washington coverage and other reporting....

Boeing, Northrop get contracts for nuclear missile work
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force said Monday it has awarded contracts to Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. for work that could lead to replacement of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missiles....

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