NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. says its board of directors has approved plans to split its entertainment and publishing businesses into two separate companies.
News Corp. also said Friday that the target date for the split is June 28. The company holding its TV and movie properties will be 21st Century Fox. The new News Corp., a smaller entity, will be focused on newspapers and publishing. Both will be publicly traded.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Residents of a northeastern North Dakota city who evacuated their homes when rain-fed floods threatened to overwhelm a nearby dam began returning home Friday, bringing with them a huge sense of relief.
"We didn't dodge a bullet. ... (but) an artillery shell," Cavalier Mayor Kenneth Briese said shortly after the state Transportation Department reopened two state highways into the city. "We're very grateful we're not coming back to devastation."...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Mineral springs, gambling and horses.
In this world-famous thoroughbred racing hotbed, the four-legged stars who have drawn people here since the bloodiest days of the Civil War actually took third billing coming out of the 19th-century tourism starting gate, trailing the resort spas and the casinos that offered visitors a diversion in between the taking of the waters.
"The waters brought them first, the casinos second...
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has rescheduled a probable cause hearing for surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).
U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler on Thursday scheduled the hearing for July 10.
Bowler earlier this week granted a joint request from prosecutors and defense attorneys to postpone the hearing originally scheduled for May 30 until July 2. The lawyers say they need more time to obtain...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for aircraft and stronger business investment. The gains suggest economic growth may be holding steady this spring.
Orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, rose 3.3 percent last month from March, the Commerce Department said Friday. That followed a 5.9 decline in March.