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  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 16- Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, plans to install signs warning of alligators in the area where a 2- year-old boy was killed by one of the reptiles, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The boy was grabbed by the reptile at the water's edge at about 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday while his family, on vacation from Omaha,...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • CNBC update: Lung cancer study

    President Obama has arrived in Orlando, Florida, to meet the families of the victims of the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting; and a drug worked so well in a lung cancer trial that the study was stopped early so the participants could use it, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • 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...

  • Family of AR-15 inventor speaks out

    The Stoner family says the creator of the rifle would have been horrified and sickened by these massacres.

  • 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.

  • Mark Cuban

    The Dallas Mavericks owner made the donation to support the department's enhanced presence after the mass shooting in Orlando.

  • 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....

  • Investigating horrific attack: Orlando official

    FBI Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Ron Hopper says the investigation into many leads is ongoing after the Orlando massacre.

  • June 15- Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would meet with the National Rifle Association about new restrictions to prevent people on a terrorism watch list from buying guns, days after a gunman killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, had so far in the campaign voiced support for...

  • Alligator pulls child into water near Disney resort

    Authorities are searching for a child who was dragged into the water by an alligator in Orlando, Florida.