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BEAR, Del. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said.
By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG SIEGn.DE said on Monday it would buy U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc DRC.N for $7.6 billion in a move that would significantly boost the German company's oil and gas business in North America. Germany's Siemens said its $83 per-share bid was unanimously supported by Dresser-Rand's board of directors. That compares with a Friday closing price of $79.91, which already had been bolstered by takeover speculation in the past several days. ...
No crime was committed by a woman who told authorities she kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year, the coroner in Las Vegas said.
The underwriters of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA.N's IPO have issued additional shares, according to the Wall Street Journal, bringing the IPO's size to about $25 billion and making it the largest initial public offering in history. The move to exercise what is known as the "green shoe" option as part of Alibaba's initial public offering was widely expected if its shares performed well in the public market. Last Friday, Alibaba shares soared 38 percent in its first session, as investors clamored for a piece of the company, which is a massive bet on China's growing middle class. ...
The Eagles beat DeSean Jackson and his Washington Redskins 37-34 on Sunday in a game marred by a fourth-quarter brawl.
A New Jersey man who beat a dog to death earlier this year is now headed to jail.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
One person is dead and dozens of people are injured after a tour bus overturned in New Castle County, Delaware.
The team responsible for last month's attack on the PSN and Battle.net has claimed responsibility for server crashes on the two games.>
Police are looking for the suspect who robbed two University of Delaware students at gunpoint in Newark.
BOSTON (AP) — Officials say at seven people are being treated for injuries after a boat caught fire at a dock in Boston.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.
By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares got off on the back foot on Monday after an uninspiring session on Wall Street, while the dollar gave back a little of its recent solid gains in early trading. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was slightly lower. Japan's Nikkei stock average slipped 0.2 percent, after it marked its highest closing level since 2007 on Friday, and gained 2.3 percent for the week. Alibaba Group , in one of the biggest IPOs ever, ended up 38 percent at $93.89 on massive volume on Friday. ...
Authorities said Sunday that they've recovered one of the weapons used by the suspect wanted for fatally shooting a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of SoftBank Corp were down more than 2 percent in early trade on Monday following the listing on Friday of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , in which the Japanese telecommunications company holds a 32 percent stake. Over the past six weeks, SoftBank had surged 30 percent in anticipation of the Chinese e-commerce company's listing, compared with a 9 percent rise in Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei average . As of 0013 GMT (0813 EDT) on Monday, the stock was down 2.7 percent at 8,506 yen. SoftBank said over the weekend that it expected a gain of about 500 billion yen ($4. ...
A California resident, fed up with water wasting, is now taking matters into his own hands.
By Barbara Goldberg and Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history. Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. ...
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(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp , the second-largest U.S. bank by total assets, could see its shares climb 50 percent over the next three years, Barron's financial newspaper said on Sunday. The bank could report earnings per share of $2 by 2017, which compares with 75 cents this year, according to the report. While legal costs related to the global financial crisis have impacted the bank's earnings, it should start to become more profitable in the fourth quarter, Barron's noted. The company is also expected to raise its dividend to 55 cents per share by 2017. ...
(Reuters) - Police have recaptured the last of five inmates, described as armed and dangerous, who escaped from a jail near Fresno, California, authorities said on Sunday. The five men, three of whom were accused of attempted murder, escaped on Friday shortly after 9 p.m. from the Madera County Jail, about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Fresno. Roel Soliz, 30, of Chowchilla, was apprehended mid-afternoon on Sunday in the small central California town of Fairmead, Sheriff John Anderson said in a statement. ...
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