New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

In this photo released by CBS, from left, Zoe McLellan as Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody, Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride, Rob Kerkovich as Sebastian Lund, CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade, and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, in a scene from "NCIS: New Orleans," Sept. 23, 2014 (9:00-10:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The “NCIS” franchise will expand with the series set in New Orleans that debuts Tuesday, Sept. 23, on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, Skip Bolen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest members of the successful "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots.



Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over

File of Oracle Corp CEO Ellison introducing the Oracle Database In-Memory during a launch event in Redwood ShoresBy Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oracle Corp's longstanding Chief Executive Larry Ellison stepped down on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, as the business software company looks to modernize and fend off fast-moving cloud-based rivals. Ellison, who co-founded the database company that became Oracle in 1977, will become executive chairman and chief technology officer. Under the new arrangement, all manufacturing, finance and legal functions of Oracle will report to Catz, while sales and service units will report to Hurd. ...



Home Depot says hack affected 56 million cards

Home Depot said the data breach of its systems affected as many as 56 million customer payment cards between April and SeptemberNew York (AFP) - Home Depot said Thursday the data breach of its systems affected as many as 56 million customer payment cards between April and September.



Arrest over raging California wildfire

Firefighters monitor a backfire as they battle the King Fire on September 17, 2014 in Fresh Pond, CaliforniaLos Angeles (AFP) - US police have arrested a 37-year-old man suspected of starting a wildfire which doubled in size overnight and is threatening over 2,000 homes in northern California, officials said Thursday.



Jury breaks without verdict in salmonella trial

FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell, arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact _ that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are breaking for the night without a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago.





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