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Salina Man Sentenced for Child Pornography


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Salina man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Cory Dale McQuillan, 37, from Salina, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child por

SoulCycle Planning IPO


Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for SoulCycle(NEW YORK) -- SoulCycle is planning an initial public offering, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.The company, which began as an indoor cycling studio in New York City, now has 300,000 unique riders in 38 U.S. studios, the documents indicate. In 2012, the company says it conducted 25,000 classes involving 969,000 riders. Those figures increased to 81,000 and 2.9 million in 2014.SoulCycle made $112

Unemployment Claims Clim Higher, Mixed Bag on Wall Street


JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A mixed day on Wall Street as unemployment claims jumped higher last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 5.41 to a close of 17745.98.The Nasdaq ended the session at 5128.78, gaining 17.05 from its open, while the S&P 500 close up 0.06 to 2108.63.SoulCycle is preparing to file for its initial public offering, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Unemployment claims jumped by 12,000 in the last week,

Amazon's Push-to-Buy 'Dash' Buttons Go on Sale


Amazon(NEW YORK) — Amazon is bringing its one-click ordering system to everyday life with its Amazon Dash button.The push-to-order buttons are now available to Amazon Prime members for $4.99, with 18 different buttons -- each covering a household product. (You may recall they were announced on April 1, leading many to wonder if it was Amazon's idea of an April Fool's joke.)The buttons are branded with some of the most common household products made by participating brands, letting users ea

Sales of Body Camera Type Worn by Cop Indicted for Death of Samuel DuBose on the


Taser International(NEW YORK) — The type of body camera worn by the Cincinnati police officer accused of murder is seeing robust sales, according to the company, which released its earnings report Thursday.Officer Ray Tensing was arraigned today for the murder of Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop on July 19. Tensing's body camera video shows the encounter with DuBose, who was pulled over for missing a front license plate. Tensing claimed that he was dragged by DuBose's car, but footage f

US Economy Grew 2.3% in Second Quarter; Jobless Claims Jump to 267K


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The American economy grew 2.3 percent in the second quarter of this year, the Commerce Department revealed on Thursday.In another good sign, first quarter growth was revised to show a slight rise of 0.6 percent.Economists are looking for better growth in the second half of this year.In other economic news, jobless claims jumped to 267,000 for the week ending July 25, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. That's an increase of 12,000 from the previous week

Yahoo Unveils New LiveText Texting App


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You used to just send a text message. Not anymore.Mobile users are flocking to amped-up messaging services like Snapchat, Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. The options are myriad and Yahoo is jumping into the fray with an innovation of its own: Streaming video plus chat, but no audio at all. It’s typing, reading and watching, all silently.Called Livetext, it transmits video between users then overlays their typed text messages on the video. The big differentiator

Average Age of Cars in the US Jumps to 11.5 Years


AbleStock.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans are keeping their cars vehicles longer than ever before, new data shows.According to IHS Automotive, the average age of all passenger cars and light trucks in the U.S. is now 11.5 years, a slight increase from last year.This rising age is partly due to the growing reliability of automobiles and the recession. “As long as we have tracked average age, it has gradually risen over time due to the increasing quality of automobiles,” Mar

"Angry Birds 2": What Makes This Version Different


Angry Birds 2 was released Thursday, July 30, 2015. (Rovio)(NEW YORK) — Angry Birds are taking flight once again.The latest edition, Angry Birds 2, includes everything players loved about the first game, with some additional surprises including sharper graphics, multi-stage levels and if you can believe it, even more destruction."Angry Birds 2 doubles down on the core tenets of the original that our fans loved: destruction and more destruction!" Patrick Liu, the game's creative director "A

Topshop Does About-Face on Super Skinny Mannequin


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Topshop is the popular British-based retailer that’s known for its skinny jeans -- and even skinnier mannequins.The retailer is now saying it will no longer use a particular skinny style of mannequin after a concerned shopper posted a photo on Facebook that showed a jeans-clad mannequin in the retailer’s Cribbs Causeway store in Bristol.Along with the photo, poster Laura Berry explained her extreme dissatisfaction with the mannequin’s prop

'Happy Birthday to You' Should Be Copyright Free, Lawyers Say


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some "newly discovered evidence" may be just the silver bullet that could put the classic song "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain.The decades-old song that nearly everyone in America can sing is owned by music company Warner/Chappell, which charges licensing fees to people who use it commercially. One of those customers is filmmaker Jennifer Nelson, who produced a documentary movie about the song called Happy Birthday.Nelson wasn't so pleased about paying

How a Supermodel Inspired the Luxury Hermes Birkin Bag


MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former supermodel Jane Birkin, who said she no longer wants to be associated with Hermès' Birkin handbag, inspired the ultra-luxury product through a random encounter on a plane.Birkin said she doesn't want her name to be on the bag after PETA released a report about the farming methods of crocodiles and alligators that make the French product. Crocodile Birkin bags can cost around $60,000 in Hermès stores and leather Birkin bags can ret

Topeka Man Sentenced for Human Trafficking


TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A Topeka man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of a minor. The federal prosecutor's office in Wichita said Wednesday that 25-year-old Dominique Emanuel Tyson, 25, pleaded guilty to one cou

Federal Reserve Indicates Interest Rate Increase


stu99/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks rose higher on an indication from the Federal Reserve that it may be ready to raise interest rates later this year.The Dow closed up 120 points while the NASDAQ rose 23 points. The S&P added 15 points.Facebook reported its latest earnings after the close - it's second quarter numbers beat expectations.If you're planning to make a big purchase, something you'll need to finance, you may want to do it soon. The Federal Reserve has indicated it could r

Windows 10 Experience Comes to iPhone, Android Devices


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft really wants to make Windows 10 omnipresent in the lives of its users.With the release of Windows 10 Wednesday, Microsoft is emphasizing a computing experience that can move seamlessly between the PC and almost any smartphone, including iPhone and Android devices.While Windows 10 stands out for a variety of functionality upgrades and a sharp new browser, the software upgrade released today also includes a phone companion app, allowing users to

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