By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The chief executive of an Iowa-based brokerage firm admitted in a tell-all suicide note that he carried out an elaborate fraud scheme in which he embezzled at least $100 million from customers over two decades, federal investigators said
The NBA summer league in Las Vegas this year is a like a Zag-fest, with a handful of former Gonzaga players – including Adam Morrison – being called in to show off their skills.
Morrison is set to play for the Los Angeles Clippers after he finishes up a schedule with the Brooklyn Nets.
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released documents Friday that show it learned five years ago of big banks understating their borrowing costs to manipulate a key interest rate.
The documents also show Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner,
By JILL LAWLESS and LOUISE DIXONAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - It's only rock 'n' roll, but the Rolling Stones definitely like it.
The band celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first gig at a bash in London Thursday, and despite being well over retirement age, the Stones have no
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Autopsy reports show three sisters found dead in their beds in River Falls suffered neck injuries. Prosecutors charged the girl's father, 34-year-old Aaron Schaffhausen of Minot, N.D., with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide Thursday. A
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Threats, denunciations and verbal potshots between the National Rifle Association and the leaders of the Legislature were common in the decades that Democrats ran the show in the Tennessee Capitol. Turns out Republicans are just as good at
DALLAS, (AP) - A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to injury to a child,
acknowledging she beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the girl's
hands to a wall.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Elizabeth Escalona told
reporters as she left the courtroom Thursday: "Only God can judge me.
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
Evelyn Y. Davis is the world's most famous shareholder activist. She's also the most outspoken, the most outrageous, the most intelligent, the most confident, the most charming.
Just ask her.
"There's no other shareholder like me!" she declared
NEW YORK (AP) - The mother of one of three children who died inside the cabin of a capsized yacht said Friday she believed that was the safest place for her daughter.
Lisa Gaines, fighting back tears, appeared on NBC's "Today" show with her husband, Paul, and their lawyer.
The Fourth of July
By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Poker pro Lee Watkinson put up the money and girlfriend Timmi De Rosa gave her heart to an effort to rescue two adult chimpanzees that had outgrown their youthful cuteness in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood.
"We wanted to build a sanctuary,"