Oregon man jailed on suspicion of killing parents dies after suicide attempt

Friday, 03 July 2015 03:12 Written by
An Oregon man accused of killing his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer in the family home has died a day after a suicide attempt in his jail cell, police said on Friday. Jeremy Daniel Ringquist, 38, has been held since June 25 at the Lane County jail in Eugene on two counts of aggravated murder. On Wednesday evening, guards performing an hourly check on prisoners found Ringquist with a ligature around his…
Let's Make a Deal: Mega-Mergers Drive M&A Frenzy
Friday, 03 July 2015 02:10 Written by
Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year total on record and the highest amount since 2007, when $2.6 trillion of deals were announced. The tie-ups included 31 deals worth $10 billion or more, accounting for 39 percent of the total.
China Stocks Extend Rout; Greece Weighs on Asia Sentiment
Friday, 03 July 2015 02:06 Written by
China's main stock benchmark plunged as much as 7 percent Friday as government stabilizing measures failed to reassure panicky investors while other Asian indexes fell ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China tumbled as much as 7 percent in morning trading but losses moderated by the afternoon, when it was down 3.2 percent to 3,787.91, putting it on track to end the week 16 percent lower.
Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license
Thursday, 02 July 2015 23:40 Written by
A self-styled Montana polygamist who was featured on the reality television show "Sister Wives" said on Thursday he will sue the state if it denies him the right to legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier, 46, said his bid to make his marriage to his second wife “legitimate” was influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that legalized same-sex marriages in the United States. Collier, his lawful wife and a woman
China Stocks Plunge as Market Rout Deepens
Thursday, 02 July 2015 22:48 Written by
U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Thursday as investors look over a mixed report on the job market. While payrolls grew overall, many people gave up looking for work and wage growth stalled. Bond prices rose. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 23 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,781 as of 10:16 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained three points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,080. The
Southwest Says It Has Contract Deal With Flight Attendants
Thursday, 02 July 2015 21:11 Written by
Southwest Airlines says it has a tentative contract agreement with the union representing its flight attendants. The airline said late Thursday that the contract would run through May 2019 and includes pay raises, possible bonuses and changes in work rules. The union said the deal would keep Southwest's flight attendants the highest-paid in the industry. Details were not disclosed. Contract talks have lasted longer than two years. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. had 11,850 flight
Brazil cyclist killed at World Police and Fire Games near Washington
Thursday, 02 July 2015 20:49 Written by
WASHINGTON A Brazilian cyclist was killed and two other riders were critically injured in a crash on Thursday during an international bicycle race near Washington, D.C., police said. One cyclist blew out a tire and lost control, colliding with the other two riders at the annual World Police and Fire Games, which drew some 12,000 first responders and law enforcers to compete in sporting events in the Washington area, police said. Carlos Silva, 48, died…
California removes 'lynching' language from state law
Thursday, 02 July 2015 19:54 Written by
SAN FRANCISCO California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill striking the word "lynching" from a 1933 law that used the term to describe the crime of trying to take someone from police custody. The bill, which passed unanimously in the state legislature last week, followed outrage over the arrest of African-American activist Maile Hampton on a charge of felony lynching during a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration in Sacramento in January. The bill keeps…
NASCAR cools on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it
Thursday, 02 July 2015 19:54 Written by
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. NASCAR wants to limit the Confederate battle flag's presence at its tracks after the murder of nine black worshippers in South Carolina, but getting U.S. motor racing fans to comply may prove difficult. On the eve of a big holiday race weekend in Daytona Beach, David Childress was among those who ignored the call and packed a t-shirt festooned with the Civil War-era flag for his trip to the world-famous Florida racetrack.…
California reports drop in hate crimes
Thursday, 02 July 2015 19:22 Written by
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The number of hate crimes committed in California decreased in 2014 by more than 12 percent, and complaints of hate crimes have dropped in half over the past 10 years, according to data released Thursday by the state. The total number of incidents deemed to be hate crimes by authorities was 758 in 2014, down from 863 in 2013. Of those, the most common were crimes based on race or ethnicity, which made…

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