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Box Office: 'Jungle Book' Triumphs, 'Keanu' Stumbles, 'Mother's Day' Bombs

LOS ANGELES, May 1- "The Jungle Book" steamrolled over a trio of box office lightweights, racking up $42.4 million to lead tickets sales for the third consecutive weekend. The weak result is alleviated somewhat by the fact that the Warner Bros./ New Line release cost a meagre $15 million to produce. Open Road's " Mother's Day," an ensemble romantic comedy with Julia...

Source: Reuters

Synthetic narcotics spark new look at drugged- driving laws

MINEOLA, N.Y.— Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend's car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and killing her. That ruling nine years ago highlights a loophole that still exists in New York and a dozen other states which base intoxicated driving— not on a police officer's observation of impairment— but on...

Source: The Associated Press

President Obama Proclaims National Small Business Week, 2016

The annual event is hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is designed to recognize the nation's top small businesses, entrepreneurs, and business advocates. The week-long event will continue through May 6, with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet hosting planned national events in New York, Denver, Phoenix, Oakland and San Jose, Calif..

Source: PR Newswire

From new to old, some of the gun safety features over time

Daytona Beach, Florida- based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun. Armatix GmbH of Unterfoehring, Germany, has developed a handgun that uses a watch that sends signals to the handgun.

Source: The Associated Press

FIRST® Hosts 20,000+ Students at World’s Largest Robotics Competition

Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, NASA Administrator Maj. Charles Bolden, U.S. Air Force Lt. Championship Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm Incorporated and Dean Kamen Cheered on Young Innovators from 42 Countries as their Robots Competed at Annual Robotics Event.

Source: Business Wire

Uber, blind riders reach settlement over service animals

The National Federation of the Blind said Saturday that Uber will also remove a driver from the platform after a single complaint if it determines the driver knowingly denied a person with a disability a ride because the person was traveling with a service animal. "Access to reliable and effective transportation is critical to the ability of blind people to...

Source: The Associated Press

Why the later rounds of the NFL draft are the ones that matter

Football teams make huge sacrifices to move up in the draft, but research suggests it's not always the best investment.


CommerceWest Bank Empowered Employment Success by Supporting Women Helping Women

IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- CommerceWest Bank empowered employment success for the unemployed and underemployed by supporting Women Helping Women. Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank commented, "As a community, one of the greatest resources that we can provide to the unemployed and underemployed are the skills necessary to maintain...

Source: PR Newswire

Tara Moore, PhD Joins Avellino Labs as R&D Director

Avellino Labs to Pioneer the Development of Cornea Gene Therapy. To view the Avellino Labs press kit for ASCRS 2016, please visit: Avellino Labs welcomes Tara's unique expertise in molecular biology combined with two decades of ophthalmology research and use of novel preclinical human...

Source: PR Newswire

SHAREHOLDER NOTICE: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Investing In Daimler AG To Contact The Firm Before Lead Plaintiff Deadline

NEW YORK---- Faruqi& Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Daimler AG American Depositary Receipts of the June 28, 2016 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action lawsuit filed against Daimler and certain officers. Daimler AG, et al., No. 2:16- cv-02942 was filed on April 29, 2016.

Source: Business Wire