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With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

 

NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

DENVER (AP) — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014

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Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014

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Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

LONDON (AP) — The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014

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Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police across the country are increasingly monitoring car licenses plates, compiling giant databases of ordinary citizens and their daily comings and goings.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014

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Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014

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Alibaba surges in its debut

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse begins its first day trading as a public company.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014

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Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter

BELL, Fla. (AP) — A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014

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