• Amgen hikes 2015 forecast after 2Q increase in profit, sales

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Higher sales of Amgen's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel and some newer drugs boosted second-quarter profit 7 percent. The biotech giant topped Wall Street expectations and hiked its 2015 profit forecast. Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks,...

  • Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. Engineers at the giant social network...

  • Harlem museum head, Dem fundraisers join Obama library board

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The foundation building President Barack Obama's future library is adding the head of an African-American art museum and two major Democratic fundraisers to its board. The Barack Obama Foundation says Thelma Golden is joining the board. She's the director and chief...

  • 911 calls describe harrowing scene after theater shooting

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Several 911 callers describe a harrowing scene at a Louisiana movie theater after a man opened fire during a screening of "Trainwreck," with one pleading for a dispatcher to send more ambulances, according to audio released Thursday. Authorities released a...

  • High-end indoor cycling chain SoulCycle files to go public

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — SoulCycle, the high-end indoor cycling fitness chain, is heading to Wall Street. The New York company filed for an initial public offering Thursday, hoping to raise as much as $100 million. SoulCycle didn't say how many shares it plans to offer, or at what price, so...

  • Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coast Guard officials were still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California's Santa Barbara County shoreline, but a scientist said Thursday that it's likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor....

  • Rescuers hope for 'best-case scenario' for boys lost at sea

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mustering hope for a "best-case scenario" in the face of countless unknowns, search crews braced for a seventh day and night at sea Thursday in the hunt for two teenagers missing from their capsized boat. Five things to know about air-and-sea search for...

  • The Latest: 911 calls describe chaos after theater shooting

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Louisiana movie theater in which a gunman killed two people and then himself (all times local): 2:30 p.m.: A burst of 911 calls provide harrowing accounts of a lone gunman's deadly rampage inside a Louisiana movie theater last...

  • GOP criticizes 'offensive' posts of NC elections appointee

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Party officials say they were unaware of racially tinged social media posts by a man appointed to a county elections board. Rowan County Board of Elections Chairman Malcolm "Mac" Butner was sworn in earlier this month after he was...

  • Virginia State Police complete review of student's arrest

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have concluded their review of an arrest that injured a University of Virginia student and prompted allegations of racism. Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said Thursday that the report was submitted to the state secretary of public safety....

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