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Facebook's IPO price: $38 per share

NEW YORK — After four months of paperwork, hype and speculation, the last piece of the Facebook IPO is in place: Facebook said it has priced its IPO at $38 a share.

Southern Poverty Law Center files discrimination complaint against Jefferson Parish schools

New Orleans, La. — The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal civil rights complaint with the U.S.

Donna Summer dies at 63

LOS ANGELES — Donna Summer, the "Queen of Disco" whose hits included "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls," "Love to Love You Baby" and "She Works Hard for the Money," has died, a representative said T

Female gun ownership soaring

Target practice isn't just for the guys anymore. A recent Gallup poll showed the number of women with a gun in their home or on their property has increased to 43 percent, a record high.

What 'X Factor' can do for Britney Spears

Singing competition shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice" don't only make stars, they rehabilitate them.

Zimmerman prosecutors release evidence list

Prosecutors released a summary of evidence Tuesday in the case against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who is accused of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Ron Paul will end active campaigning in GOP presidential race

An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions.

How to buy 1 share of Facebook IPO

NEW YORK — The typical way to buy stock in a publicly traded firm is to open a brokerage account and place an order.

Mother's Day spending tops $18 billion

Mother's Day is known as a day to celebrate mom, but it looks like retailers had a reason to celebrate as well. Total spending for the day was expected to top $18 billion this year.

Discovery of oldest known Mayan calendar

Xultún, Guatemala — Nestled in the deep trenches of the Guatemalan rain forest, at the largest-known Classic Mayan site, Xultún, scientists have uncovered the remnants of what appears to be the earliest known Mayan calendar