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Alibaba has priced its initial public offering at $68 per share, near the upper end of its expected range, ahead of its Friday IPO. The e-commerce giant is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "BABA" on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $167.6 billion — bigger than the current market value of Amazon, Cisco and eBay, the Associated Press reported.
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A 37-year-old man has been arrested on an arson charge and is being held on $10 million bail stemming from the King Fire near Pollock Pines in California, according to Cal Fire. At a Thursday news conference, Cal Fire announced that Wayne Allen Huntsman had been taken into custody on Wednesday. He was formally arrested on one count of arson on forest land and was in custody in the Placerville jail. His last known address was in Aptos, about nine miles from Santa Cruz.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio message to the city hours before beginning chemotherapy for an aggressive form of cancer, NBC News reported. In the message from his hospital bed, he campaigned for his brother, who is now running for Toronto mayor, and thanked people for their well wishes, saying: "I will beat this!" Doctors announced Wednesday that Ford, who has admitted to various misdeeds while in office, will undergo two cycles of intense chemotherapy to try to battle a tumor in his abdomen.
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last week have been released. A day after a reality television star shared a photo depicting the alleged assailants online, four of those individuals, along with their lawyers, arrived at Philadelphia Police Headquarters. All were questioned by investigators.
The professor who reconnected a man with a photo that was once sitting on his desk on the 77th floor of the World Trade Center says that even after thirteen years, she would have kept going on her mission to track down the story behind the picture.
"It was just something I committed myself to," Elizabeth Stringer Keefe said in an interview with NECN.
Officials are investigating after a dog was found floating in a canal with a chain and cinder block around its neck on Long Island. There was no sign of trauma on the dog, the SPCA said. Investigators are looking into whether it was already dead before it was put in the water, perhaps for a burial at sea.
A 6-year-old boy died after being stabbed multiple times early Thursday morning in South LA, sheriff’s officials said. The suspect is believed to be the boy's father, who was covered in blood when deputies responded to the scene, sheriff's officials said.
Police searching for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham are now looking for a man whom another witness saw put his arm around the nursing student soon before she disappeared early Saturday morning.
Donations from across the country could mean the difference between four legs and three for a dog hit during a South LA car chase.
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A 26-year-old newlywed who was run over by an LA County lifeguard truck earlier this week suffered lacerations to her liver and fractures to her pelvic area, her attorney said Thursday. The couple were married just a few days before the incident at Venice Beach, the attorney said. He added that she remains hospitalized, recovering from her injuries
A bus driver in Akron, Ohio is being called a hero after she died saving a 10-year-old girl from a rolling bus, Today.com reported. Laura Zborowski, 51, was leading 40 students in a drill to practice evacuating a bus when the bus began to roll backwards towards the girl. A longtime neighbor of Zborowski told local NBC station WKYC in Cleveland that he was not surprised by her selflessness. "Your character comes through when the chips are down," he said.
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The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state must honor a Democratic Senate candidate's request that his name be removed from the November ballot, NBC News reported. Democrat Chad Taylor withdrew from the race after a recent FOX News poll showed his Republican rival, incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts, trailing an independent candidate, Greg Orman, in a head-to-head matchup. But the Republican Secretary of State argued that Taylor should remain on the ballot. The court's decision means Roberts must now face a tougher general election against Orman.
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, a Silicon Valley icon, is stepping down, effective immediately, the Redwood Shores company announced on Thursday. Ellison will be replaced by Mark Hurd and Safra Catz. Oracle's Board of Directors announced in a statement it had elected Ellison to the position of Executive Chairman of Oracle's board and appointed him the company's Chief Technology Officer.
Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Congress is out of touch when it comes to issues affecting women, as it continues to debate equal pay and family-friendly work policies, NBC News reported. "Unfortunately, reality is not always the context in which these decisions are made," she said, adding that Congress is living in an "evidence-free zone" as it debates the issues. The potential 2016 presidential candidate said the glass ceiling isn't a problem for most American women, who "don't even have a secure floor under them."
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