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  • —Craig Randleman, 50, of Bend, Oregon, and Thomas Joy, 28, of Spokane, Washington, rescued an 8- year-old boy from attacking pit bulls in Spokane in April 2014. —Robert A. Pritchard Jr., 13, of Jacksonville, Florida, rescued a 6- year-old girl from a burning mobile home in June 2014. —S. Alexander Smith, 16, of Aloha, Oregon, drowned trying to rescue his 13- year-old brother from...

  • *Greece submits new aid proposal to creditors. *Malta PM: Greece willing to suspend referendum if talks resume- report. Greece, hours from missing a 1.6 billion euro payment due to the International Monetary Fund, submitted a new aid proposal to its creditors, calling for debt restructuring in what seemed like a last-ditch effort by Athens to resolve its impasse...

  • S. Alexander Smith, of Aloha, jumped into the Row River upstream from a 15- foot waterfall to try to save his 13- year-old brother, Christian, on July 1, 2014. Smith was the only one of those honored Tuesday by the Pittsburgh- based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission who died during a rescue attempt. The other 16 winners are from Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio,...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013, but an attorney for the plaintiffs vowed Tuesday to file an amended complaint. The consolidated class-action complaint is a combination of two lawsuits filed in...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's second-in-command gave her pitch to a small crowd at a Philadelphia biotechnology convention in June with her signature move: giving out her cell phone number. "Now, no one from New Jersey! I want the guys that aren't already here in New Jersey. "

  • NEW YORK, June 30- The United States says Novartis AG should pay as much as $3.35 billion in damages and civil fines because the Swiss drugmaker used kickbacks to boost sales of two drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid. In papers filed Monday night in Manhattan federal court, the government said it deserves that sum under the federal False Claims Act over...

  • *TAQA is only listed quasi-sovereign firm in Abu Dhabi. ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, June 30- Abu Dhabi may merge its national energy company into another state-owned business to make the company's crippling debts more manageable and try to turn around its performance, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Billions of dollars were spent on assets, with Canada and...

  • Shares of Juno Therapeutics soared Tuesday morning, a day after larger drug developer Celgene announced plans to invest about $1 billion in Juno mostly through stock purchases as part of a collaboration to develop cancer and autoimmune disease treatments. Celgene will pay about $150 million upfront and buy 9.1 million shares of Juno's common stock at $93...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A dispute over utilities that is keeping Atlantic City's former Revel casino from reopening is getting worse. Bank of New York Mellon is seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit between ACR Energy Partners and Florida developer Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club, the casino's new owner. "At present, ACR's viability as a going concern is in...

  • Sector Snap: bond insurers fall on Puerto Rico woes Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of bond insurers tumbled Monday after Puerto Rico's governor said the U.S. territory had little hope of paying its $72 billion debt. Puerto Rico's bonds are popular with U.S. mutual funds because they are tax-free, but hedge funds and distressed-debt buyers began stepping in to buy up debt as the island's economy worsened and its credit rating...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey residents with low incomes could see higher tax rebates under a proposal from Gov. Chris Christie being considered by the Legislature. The Legislature approved the measure Monday, one day before Christie is to announce his presidential campaign in northern New Jersey.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A Pennsylvania woman has admitted embezzling more than $150,000 while working at a central New Jersey company. Authorities say 51- year-old Coleen Gibbas, of Conshohocken, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. State investigators found that between November 2008 and March 2015, Gibbas issued more than 100 unauthorized checks totaling...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The owners of Atlantic City's former Trump Plaza casino plan to keep it shut for at least 10 years as a tax-saving measure. Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed a deed restriction for the casino, which closed last September, preventing it from being used again as a casino for at least a decade. Trump Entertainment filed the deed Friday with...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A Newark man was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme that authorities said was one of the largest in state history. Dilligard's ex-girlfriend, Monique Valentine of Roselle, was sentenced last fall to five years in prison. Dilligard's mother, 59- year-old Janice Allen of Newark, and his twin sister, Janice,...

  • BOSTON— Urban planners have long considered public transportation the best remedy for traffic congestion, but many of the nation's largest mass-transit systems simply aren't up to the task. Consider Boston, where the oldest American subway system began operating in 1897. During a winter of record-setting snow, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation...

  • At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles. On the return trip, Los Angeles' infamously snarled traffic often stretches their afternoon commute to three hours. "If we don't change, in 2045, the...

  • Home solar power company Sunrun files for IPO Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 4:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sunrun Inc., a solar power company, filed plans Thursday to launch an initial public offering. It expects the stock to trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol "RUN." The company currently operates in 15 states, including New York, California, Nevada, New Jersey and South Carolina.

  • Reaction to the Supreme Court's health care decision Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    Reaction to the Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding tax subsidies in President Barack Obama's health care law:. "Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law, after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law, after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court— the Affordable Care Act...

  • ELIZABETH, N.J.— A couple who says they were scared away from their new $1.4 million home because of creepy letters from a stalker has sued the sellers for not telling them about a person with a "mentally disturbed fixation" on the house. Derek and Maria Broaddus said the former owners of the home in Westfield, 25 miles west of New York City, should have warned them of the...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A high school student from New York has filed a lawsuit after a printing error forced parts of the June 6 SAT to be thrown out. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New Jersey, echoes others filed in New York and Florida against the creators and administrators of the test. The New York student, Jennie Whalen, alleges throwing out the sections is unfair to...