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May 4, 2015 - 9:44am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly higher, building on their gains from Friday.

Tyson Foods gained 3 percent in early trading Monday after reporting earnings that were higher than analysts were expecting.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 71 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,096 in early trading.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,117. The Nasdaq composite rose 24 points, or 0.4...

May 4, 2015 - 9:44am
1 min 14 sec ago

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother accused of throwing her 1-year-old son into a river before jumping from a bridge herself has been charged with attempted homicide.

Rescuers pulled Johnesha Monae Perry and her son from the Lehigh River in Allentown on Sunday afternoon.

The 19-year-old Perry is charged with one count each of attempted homicide and endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of aggravated assault. She was arraigned from...

May 4, 2015 - 9:41am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over an electricity regulation in which utilities pay energy users in the wholesale market to reduce consumption.

The justices on Monday said they will review a lower court ruling that struck down a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule under which electricity users are paid to lower energy use in response to rising prices.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled...

May 4, 2015 - 9:36am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for patients under 18 years old.

The justices did not comment on their order Monday. It followed similar action last year that left California's therapy ban in place.

Lower courts dismissed lawsuits challenging the ban, which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law in 2013.

Supporters of the therapy tried...

May 4, 2015 - 9:36am
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GARLAND, Texas (AP) — 8:30 a.m. CDT

The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

FBI spokesman Perryn Collier on Monday confirmed the Phoenix residence is being searched for indications of what prompted the shooting Sunday that left two gunmen dead and a security officer wounded outside a center...

May 4, 2015 - 9:11am
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NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting that the artist kept for herself is among the highlights of an upcoming auction of American art.

Sotheby's says "White Calla Lily" is estimated to bring $8 million to $12 million at the May 20 sale in New York.

O'Keeffe created the work in 1927 and held on to it until her death in 1986.

The auctioneer says the back has a star motif, a device O'Keeffe used to mark her favorite...

May 4, 2015 - 8:59am
1 min 14 sec ago

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

FBI spokesman Perryn Collier on Monday confirmed the Phoenix residence is being searched for indications of what prompted the shooting Sunday that left two gunmen dead and a security officer wounded outside a center in Garland.

ABC...

May 4, 2015 - 8:56am
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WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is getting creative in his search to secure a kidney donor for his wife.

Jim Small, of Warwick, is exhausting all avenues to find a donor to match his wife's rare type O-negative blood.

WJAR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1IF7nDO ) Small first started with a sign on the back of his pickup truck that read, "Type O Blood. Wife Needs Kidney. Please Donate," along with his phone number. He now operates an online...

May 4, 2015 - 8:44am
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KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman paralyzed from the chest down after a bachelorette party accident has welcomed a newborn baby via surrogate.

WRAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1IESBgA) reports 29-year-old Rachel Friedman Chapman and husband Chris Chapman welcomed daughter Kaylee Rae Chapman on April 26. Chapman was paralyzed in a freak accident four years ago at a bachelorette party when her friend shoved her into a pool. She and Chris were only a month away from...

May 4, 2015 - 7:28am
21 min 17 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president.

The Republican and one-time chief executive at Hewlett-Packard formally launched a 2016 White House bid in a nationally broadcast interview Monday morning.

Fiorina says she believes Americans are ready for an outsider after years of political gridlock in Washington.

Fiorina appears likely to be the only high-profile woman to seek the...

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