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  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 16- The probe into the death of a 2- year-old boy killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, is not criminal in nature, the local sheriff's office said on Thursday. The investigation is continuing, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Rose Silva, adding, "It's not criminal in nature at this time."

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 16- Shares of firearm makers surged on Thursday after a strong quarterly report from Smith& Wesson Holding Corp, adding to gains this week after a shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida in which 49 people were killed. High profile shootings such as the one in Orlando, Florida amplify fears of crime, leading some people to buy guns.

  • Roberto Rincon, 55, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston to two counts including conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act over his role in a scheme involving officials at Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.. Rincon, who was president of Texas- based Tradequip Services& Marine, was arrested in December along with another Venezuelan businessman,...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 16- The probe into the death of a 2- year-old boy killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, is not criminal in nature, the local sheriff's office said on Thursday. The investigation is continuing, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Rose Silva, adding, "It's not criminal in nature at this time."

  • Pres. Obama: We stand with families of Orlando victims

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama meeting with the families of Orlando shooting victims and speaking in Florida.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 16- Shares of firearm makers rose on Thursday ahead of Smith& Wesson Holding's quarterly report, following volatility this week after a shooting attack that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Gunmaker Sturm Ruger said in February it expects a lift in demand for its firearms if a Democrat wins the presidential election on Nov. 8 and...

  • Roberto Rincon, 55, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston to two counts including conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act over his role in a scheme involving officials at Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.. Rincon, who was president of Texas- based Tradequip Services& Marine, was arrested in December along with another Venezuelan businessman,...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 16- The probe into the death of a two-year-old boy likely drowned by an alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, is not criminal in nature, the local sheriff's office said on Thursday. A Disney spokeswoman has said the company would review the posted signs that ban swimming in Seven Seas Lagoon but do not specifically warn about...

  • June 16- The investigation into the death of a two-year-old boy likely drowned by an alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is ongoing but is not criminal in nature, a spokeswoman for the local sheriff's office said on Thursday. The investigation is ongoing, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Rose Silva, adding, "It's not...

  • June 16- The investigation into the death of a two-year-old boy likely drowned by an alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is ongoing but is not a criminal case, a spokeswoman for the local sheriff's office said on Thursday. "It's still an ongoing investigation," said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Rose Silva. The boy was grabbed by the...

  • Democratic Senator Chris Murphy ended a blockade of the Senate after nearly 15 hours on Thursday, saying Republicans agreed to hold votes on measures to expand background checks and prevent people on U.S. terrorism watch lists from buying guns. Democrats stalled Senate proceedings on Wednesday in a bid to push for tougher gun control legislation following...

  • Democratic Senator Chris Murphy ended a blockade of the Senate after nearly 15 hours on Thursday, saying that Republicans have agreed to hold votes on measures to expand background checks and prevent people on U.S. terrorism watch lists from buying guns, the Washington Post reported. Democrats stalled Senate proceedings on Wednesday in a bid to push for...

  • *Disney officially opens doors to Shanghai park. SHANGHAI, June 16- Walt Disney Co has opened the gates to its first theme park in China, prompting a rush from thousands of gathered Mickey Mouse enthusiasts to be the first to storm Treasure Cove, ride the Roaring Rapids or visit Disney's tallest castle. Disney's largest overseas investment at $5.5 billion, the park...

  • *Disney officially opens doors to Shanghai park. SHANGHAI, June 16- Walt Disney Co has opened the gates to its first theme park in China, prompting a rush from thousands of gathered Mickey Mouse enthusiasts to be the first to storm Treasure Cove, ride the Roaring Rapids or visit Disney's tallest castle. Disney's largest overseas investment at $5.5 billion, the park...

  • *Disney officially opens doors to Shanghai park. *China offers incredible potential- CEO. SHANGHAI, June 16- Walt Disney Co has opened the gates to its first theme park in China, prompting a rush from thousands of gathered Mickey Mouse enthusiasts to be the first to storm Treasure Cove, ride the Roaring Rapids or visit Disney's tallest castle.

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  • Grand Floridian Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA. An alligator dragged a 2-year-old child into the water near the Disney resort in Florida, the Orange County Sheriff's office said.

    Authorities have found the body of the child who was dragged off by an alligator Tuesday night at Disney resort, NBC News reports.

  • Body of toddler attacked by alligator recovered

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports that the remains of the toddler grabbed by an alligator at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort have been recovered.

  • NEW YORK, June 15- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved Gawker Media LLC's request to borrow $22 million from an affiliate of buyout firm Cerberus Capital Management LP to help fund the online publisher through its court-supervised auction. Gawker filed for bankruptcy last week, with an agreement from publisher Ziff Davis LLC to buy it for $90 million...

  • BOSTON, June 15- Sig Sauer Inc, maker of the semi-automatic rifle believed to have been used in the Orlando shooting rampage, has been growing rapidly in the United States, with plans to sell more silencers and ammunition while vying for a contract to supply several hundred thousand handguns to the U.S. military. Though not as well known as publicly traded U.S....