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After Facebook freeze, IPO market starts to thaw

NEW YORK (AP) - With new public stock offerings for guitar maker Fender and travel booking website Kayak on deck next week, there are signs demand is starting to grow for IPOs after a five-week freeze triggered by a steep decline in financial markets and exacerbated by Facebook's rocky May 18 debut.

July 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama presses Congress again to pass his tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is prodding Congress to "skip the unnecessary drama" and pass his proposal to extend Bush-era tax cuts to families earning less than $250,000 a year but not for those who earn more.

July 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vegas chimp caretaker: Wild animals aren't pets

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Poker pro Lee Watkinson put up the money and girlfriend Timmi De Rosa gave her heart to an effort to rescue two adult chimpanzees that had outgrown their youthful cuteness in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood.

July 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause elusive in Stallone's son's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There were no signs of foul play or trauma in the death of Sage Stallone, whose sudden passing at the age of 36 left his father Sylvester Stallone devastated, a publicist and investigators said.

July 14, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bain far from fading, Obama keeps after Romney

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - President Barack Obama is keeping up a drumbeat of skepticism over Mitt Romney's insistence - displayed in a blitz of TV interviews - that he stepped down from his private equity firm years earlier than federal records indicate.

July 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Visa, MasterCard in $6B settlement over card fees

NEW YORK (AP) - Visa, MasterCard and major banks agreed to pay retailers at least $6 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit that alleged the card issuers conspired to fix the fees that stores pay to accept credit cards. As part of the settlement, announced late Friday, stores from Rite Aid to Kroger will be allowed to charge customers more if they pay using a credit card.

July 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The noisiest shareholder activist takes a break

Evelyn Y. Davis is the world's most famous shareholder activist. She's also the most outspoken, the most outrageous, the most intelligent, the most confident, the most charming.

July 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause elusive in death of Stallone son in LA home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There were no signs of foul play or trauma in the death of Sage Stallone, whose sudden passing at the age of 36 left his father Sylvester Stallone devastated, a publicist and investigators said.

July 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panel calls for annual PTSD screening

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Institute of Medicine recommended Friday that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan undergo annual screening for post-traumatic stress disorder and that federal agencies conduct more research to determine how well the various treatments for PTSD are working.

July 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal expert links PSU, Catholic church scandals

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Legal experts say emails and other evidence from the Penn State sex abuse case suggest that Joe Paterno and other university officials put boys in danger with their failure to report sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago.

July 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Autistic man survives 3-week ordeal in Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The father of a 28-year-old autistic man who barely survived three weeks in remote southern Utah says his son was an experienced mountaineer but was out of his element in the harsh desert.

July 13, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Records: Navy doc let family handle Marine's brain

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - A Navy medical examiner took a Marine's brain out of a specimen jar and let his children handle the organ, records show.

July 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA fines Boeing $13.5 million for missed deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday proposed fining Boeing $13.5 million for failing to meet a deadline to provide airlines with instructions on how to prevent fuel tank explosions like the one that destroyed TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., 16 years ago, killing all 230 people on board.

July 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal experts say Paterno could have faced charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - If he were alive today, Joe Paterno - the coach who stood for so long for character and integrity both on and off the football field - could be looking at charges such as child endangerment, perjury and conspiracy.

July 13, 2012 | BY The Associated Press | Signal AP


CEO of troubled Iowa brokerage in court, charged

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A federal prosecutor says the chief executive of an Iowa-based brokerage firm carried out a $200 million fraud scheme that could land him in prison for years.

July 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Authorities: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver's lack of sleep is being blamed for the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian in New Jersey.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


People hiring photographers to shoot everyday life

When Anzalee and Kristain Rhodes look back at their daughter's first year of life, they won't be examining blurry, red-eyed camera phone photos. They'll have crisp, finely detailed professional shots of a baby growing up before their eyes.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn't learn the pickup location Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona official says immigrant kids in good care

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona border officials will indefinitely continue to process hundreds of Central American children immigrants caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico into Texas.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NCAA reaches $20M settlement of video game claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sam Keller and his teammates used to eagerly await the annual release of the NCAA Football video game, the popular EA Sports product featuring lifelike depictions of every major team.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Pursuit suspect in custody after armed standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have captured a wanted man who climbed onto rooftops in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood while armed with a rifle after a freeway chase Monday, and then barricaded himself in a home for several hours. The incident prompted authorities to shut down nearby freeway on-ramps, lock down schools and evacuate at least one as police waited him out, authorities said.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge ruled Monday that Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated and medicated while a court-appointed attorney evaluates the health of the ailing radio personality after his daughter moved to implement end of life measures.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix to stop posting notices that irked Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will ease up a finger-pointing campaign that blamed Verizon and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription service.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim family helped jail O.J., but not for murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For years, Fred Goldman was adamant that he would never rest until he had held O.J. Simpson accountable for the killings of his son Ron and Simpson's ex-wife 20 years ago - even if a jury had acquitted the former football star.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident, authorities said Monday as the actor recovered in a New Jersey hospital.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2 officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue is very important.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US gas prices holding steady at $3.69 a gallon

CAMARILLO (AP) - A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is holding steady, rising 3½ cents over the last three weeks to $3.69.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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