• GoPro gets real ... virtually real

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of GoPro jumped to a five-month high Thursday after the company's CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business. The company already dominates the action video camera market and its entry into the fast-growing field of drones and...

  • Tiffany boosts its dividend 5 percent

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. is increasing its dividend for shareholders, the high-end jeweler said Thursday. It will pay stockholders 40 cents per share on July 10, a 5 percent increase from its last quarterly dividend of 38 cents per share. Shareholders as of June 22 will receive...

  • Twice-caught fugitive's clean life led to decades of freedom

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice. The first time, in 1975, the escaped Ohio inmate's good behavior helped him avoid a trip back to prison when West Virginia's governor refused to extradite him, citing Freshwaters' "flawless 16-year...

  • Boston Marathon bomber to be sentenced June 24

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) will be formally sentenced to death on June 24. U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. set the date on Thursday. A jury determined earlier this month that Tsarnaev should get the death penalty in the...

  • Phillip Lucas appointed AP reporter in Birmingham, Alabama

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Phillip Lucas, a journalist who has helped The Associated Press coordinate and cover significant stories across the South and beyond, has been hired to work as a reporter for the news cooperative in Birmingham, Alabama. The appointment was announced Thursday by South...

  • UNC-Chapel Hill building to drop name of prominent KKK head

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Trustees at the University of North Carolina are renaming a classroom building so that it no longer carries the name of a Ku Klux Klan leader. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said Thursday that Sanders Hall — named after William Sanders, a...

  • AP NewsBreak: FBI carefully probing Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The new head of the FBI's Cincinnati division says agents are conducting a thorough review of last year's fatal police shooting of a black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store. Angela Byers recently became the division's special agent in charge. She told The...

  • Pending US home sales jump to strongest level in 9 years

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales...

  • Chobani CEO joins billions in pledging to donate wealthg

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya (HAHM'-dee Yoo-le-KY'-yah) says he will join some of the world's richest individuals in pledging to give away at least half his wealth, which has been estimated at $1.41 billion. The Turkish-born Ulukaya tells The Associated Press...

  • Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known: BOARD OF DIRECTORS...

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