NEW YORK | Visa 2Q profits jump, helped by more spending on its network

NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processing giant Visa is reporting a sharp jump in its fiscal second-quarter profits from a year earlier, as more shoppers spent money on Visa’s network across all its major markets. The San Francisco-based company said it earned $2.61 billion in the period ending March 30, or $1.11 a share. The … Continue reading NEW YORK | Visa 2Q profits jump, helped by more spending on its network

SAN FRANCISCO | Facebook advertisers shrug off scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s troubles with Russian election meddlers, “fake news” and misused data have dominated headlines globally. But the scandal doesn’t seem to be affecting Facebook’s bottom line so far, as advertisers continue to flock to the site in droves. Facebook’s revenue, which largely derives from ads, soared 49 percent to $12 billion … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Facebook advertisers shrug off scandal

Fake Dentists, Melissa M. Pavey, Jolene E. Houchens Arrested at Dental Office in Glendale

PHOENIX, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Special Agents arrested two Valley women for allegedly performing unlicensed dental work on five unsuspecting victims at a dental office in Glendale.  Melissa M. Pavey, 45, and Jolene E. Houchens, 38, are accused of performing unlicensed dental procedures, including tooth extractions by utilizing drills, lasers, and … Continue reading Fake Dentists, Melissa M. Pavey, Jolene E. Houchens Arrested at Dental Office in Glendale

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Tennessee Waffle House reopens 3 days after fatal shootings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant’s sales to help the wounded survivors and the families of the slain. Employees wore orange ribbons and hugged one … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Tennessee Waffle House reopens 3 days after fatal shootings

Missouri AG Hawley: Major Victory in Opioid Lawsuit, Will Move Forward

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won a major court victory in the fight to hold opioid manufacturers responsible.  The St. Louis Circuit Court today rejected the opioid manufacturers’ attempts to halt the case and ordered the lawsuit to proceed.  In June 2017, the Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against three … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley: Major Victory in Opioid Lawsuit, Will Move Forward

ARLINGTON, Va. | Same series, different year: Penguins-Capitals meet again

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Like tourists flocking to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the Pittsburgh Penguins making a trip to Washington in the playoffs has become a rite of spring. The Penguins and Capitals will face off in the second round for the third consecutive year with the core groups changed only slightly … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Va. | Same series, different year: Penguins-Capitals meet again

National Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 28

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On Saturday, April 28, law enforcement agencies across the state will be partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give Missourians the opportunity to discard expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.  Drop off locations, which will operate from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., can be found here.  The DEA … Continue reading National Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 28

WASHINGTON | Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade complimentary tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington’s newest bromance: Yeezus and The Donald. President Donald Trump is tweeting his thanks Wednesday to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump wrote, “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” in response to the tweets from West, who called the president “my brother.” West tweeted a number of times Wednesday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade complimentary tweets