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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
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NEW YORK (AP) " Software mogul Larry Ellison once famously mocked cloud computing as a fad. Now his company, Oracle, will spend $9.3 billion to acquire cloud upstart Netsuite. Netsuite is just the latest cloud acquisition by Oracle, and its biggest splurge in more than a decade. It paid $11.1 billion for PeopleSoft in 2005. More businesses are switching to the cloud model because it provides flexibility and saves on the cost of running their own computers. Oracle and its leading...

Updated at 3:40 PM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) " Zimbabwe police have detained the spokesman of the veterans association that turned against President Robert Mugabe last week, raising concerns of a crackdown on what had been the president's most loyal...

Updated at 3:39 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) " U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up the permitting process for oil and gas drilling on federal lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down 40 percent in coming years versus their...

Updated at 3:37 PM

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MILAN (AP) " Italy has expelled two Moroccans who caused disturbances in Catholic churches as part of a wider effort to reduce terrorism threats, the country's top security official said Thursday. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano detailed...

Updated at 3:32 PM

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) " The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland and World Youth Day celebrations (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Tens of thousands of young Catholics are singing and dancing in joy in the rain for Pope Francis at a...

Updated at 3:32 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro): 1:25 p.m. Cycling's governing body has approved 11 Russians for the Olympics, but three other Russian riders have not been cleared to compete and a...

Updated at 3:27 PM

MENDON, Vt. (AP) " Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to "turn around." The car was suspended almost vertically on guide wires attached to a utility pole...

Updated at 3:21 PM

Big Brother 18 dropped a whole of of twists on us this week. Not only did Victor...

Updated at 2:54 PM

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) " A 21-year-old Army officer has died after falling ill during his first day at the military's grueling Ranger School in Georgia. The Army says 2nd Lt. Michael R. Parros died Wednesday at a hospital two days after he...

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MOSCOW (AP) " A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal. Team members left on a charter flight from Moscow's Sheremetevo...

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