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Emergency declared in California oil spill

Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:40 Written by
Story highlights Environmental group calls oil spills 'the most predictable of accidents'A pipeline rupture poured oil along the Santa Barbara coast TuesdayPipeline company will work 24 hours a day on the spill, chairman says (CNN)Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency to help clean up an oil pipeline spill that may have dumped more than 100,000 gallons of crude in Southern California. "This emergency proclamation cuts red
Ex-NFL star Ray Rice's domestic violence charges dismissed
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:36 Written by
Domestic violence charges against former NFL running back Ray Rice were dismissed on Thursday, according to ABC. The move comes after Rice completed a pretrial intervention program, ABC reported. Rice, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, had his $35 million contract terminated in September when a graphic video surfaced of him knocking out his then-finance in a New Jersey casino elevator. He filed a wrongful termination grievance after he was cut from the Ravens.
U.S. SEC charges Atlanta firm over public pension funds
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:28 Written by
WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced fraud charges against an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm and two of its executives for their handling of the city's pension funds for police, firefighters, transit workers and other employees.
Profiler: Mansion killings ringleader arrogant, ignorant
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:23 Written by
JUST WATCHED Profiler: Mansion murders ringleader arrogant, ignorant Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Analyzing the information from the Washington mansion murders, former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole gives her insight into the person behind the crime. 4 killed in D.C. mansion (9)
US Stock Indexes Edge Higher as Energy Stocks Gain
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:21 Written by
U.S. stocks edged higher in morning trading. Energy stocks rose more than the rest of the market as the price of oil climbed. Among individual stocks, Salesforce.com was among the biggest gainers after reporting earnings that exceeded the forecasts of Wall Street analysts. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,130 as of 10:51 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones industrial average rose seven points, less than
Denver mom's shaming video draws sharply contrasting reactions
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:03 Written by
Story highlightsA Denver mom shames her daughter, 13, in video over suggestive Facebook postings The video has more than 11 million views on Facebook But some critics, including one parenting expert, say that what she did was wrong (CNN)The video can be uncomfortable to watch. A mom stands on the sidewalk, berating her 13-year-old daughter for pretending to be an older teenager and making suggestive posts on Facebook. The
US Stock Indexes Edge Higher in Midday Trading
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:01 Written by
U.S. stocks are edging higher in midday trading, led by gains in energy stocks as the price of oil climbs. Salesforce.com was among the big gainers Thursday after reporting results that beat analysts' forecasts. Best Buy was also up after reporting strong earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up nine points, less than 0.1 percent, to 18,295 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 was up five points, or
Feds Seek to Manage Takata Air Bag Recall, Speed up Repairs
Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:49 Written by
Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous that U.S. safety regulators want to manage a massive recall so cars can be fixed faster. On Tuesday Takata doubled the size of its recall to 33.8 million air bags, making it the largest recall in U.S. history. The air bags can inflate with too much force, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. So far the problem has caused six deaths worldwide.
Atlanta firm charged by SEC over public pension funds
Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:48 Written by
WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced fraud charges against an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm and two of its executives for their handling of the city's pension funds for police, firefighters, transit workers and other employees.
Gauge of US Economy Jumps 0.7 Percent in April
Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:46 Written by
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy posted a strong gain in April, a positive sign that the economy is beginning to accelerate from a sharp slowdown during the winter. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators rose 0.7 percent and the March increase was revised up to show a 0.4 percent gain, better than the initial 0.2 percent estimate. Those two gains followed a decline of 0.2

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