Trump says U.S. nuclear arsenal ‘more powerful than ever’ amid North Korea tension

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 9:06am
FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. President Donald Trump is discussing North Korea with Tillerson. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says that Trump had an hour-long call with the secretary of state and Chief of Staff John Kelly. She says they discussed North Korea and Tillerson's trip to the Philippines for a regional Asia gathering. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYszqJrqCfY8X5Ru2aSy3XUAWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared the U.S. nuclear arsenal “far stronger and more powerful than ever before,” even as his top diplomat was working ...
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Veterans’ garden dedication will kick off Delmont Daze

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 8:18am
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This year’s Delmont Daze celebration will kick off with the dedication of a veterans memorial garden at Eastview Union Cemetery on East Pittsburgh Street. The ...
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International orphan choir to perform in Cranberry church

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 8:18am
Children from Peru, India and Liberia will perform with the Matsiko World Orphan Choir on Aug. 13, 2017, at Plains Presbyterian Church in Cranberry." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYspeUIjTm42HR44k4_Rs67hWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A choir made up of orphaned and at-risk children from Peru, India and Liberia will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 in Plains Presbyterian Church, ...
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Woodland Hills football coach Kevin Murray resigns amid controversies

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 8:03am
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Kevin Murray, hired last spring to replace highly respected George Novak as Woodland Hills High School’s football coach, resigned Wednesday before ever coaching a game ...
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Parents visit Turzai, free financial ed and more vaccination news: 5 things to know today

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 7:48am
Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, listens to debate, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. he House voted in favor of general appropriations bill on Tuesday, a day after a bipartisan Senate vote to approve one for greater amount that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf supports. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsjDZYiVlLqL$JFdAenW6gjWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Happy Wednesday. My favorite rising kindergartener had to show me her new backpack. When she modeled the butterfly print backpack that was nearly as big ...
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Rex Tillerson doesn’t believe North Korea poses ‘any imminent threat’

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 7:45am
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang on August 8, 2017. Tillerson arrived in Malaysia on August 8 following a brief stop in Bangkok after attending the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional security forum in Manila. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu1s04q9qZ7c2hB4lJZkdiFWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged calm and said Americans should have “no concerns” after North Korea and President Donald Trump traded fiery ...
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Taylor Swift wants groping case to serve as example to other victims

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 7:36am
Workers put up sign in support of pop singer Taylor Swift in an office building across the street from the federal courthouse in Denver on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, during the jury selection phase in a civil trial to determine whether a radio host groped Swift." src = "$gy4yWHWz7ZJZRUgs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuhBA$0ajN8_O6dKre_TBRuWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
DENVER — Taylor Swift’s attorneys told jurors they aren’t trying to bankrupt a former Colorado DJ accused of groping the pop superstar before a concert, ...
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Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. Prices Public Offering of Voting Common Stock

Banking - 9 August 2017 - 7:30am

WILMINGTON, N.C., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOB) (“Live Oak” or “the Company”), parent company and registered bank holding company of Live Oak Banking Company (the “Bank”), today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 4,500,000 shares of its voting common stock at a price of $23.00 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $103.5 million. Net proceeds after underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses of the offering are expected to be approximately $98.3 million. The company also has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 675,000 shares, which would result in additional net proceeds of approximately $14.8 million, if exercised in full. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to make investments in the Bank and in its nonbank subsidiaries, to enhance its capital position and that of the Bank, and for general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close on or about August 14, 2017, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.  Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. are acting as co-managers.

The securities described above are being offered by Live Oak pursuant to a registration statement previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in this offering. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained, when available, from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, or by telephone at (866) 471-2526, or by email at; from Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., Attn: Prospectus Department, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, New York 10020; emailing or calling (866) 805-4128; or writing to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 3333 Peachtree Road NE, 11th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30326; emailing or calling (404) 926-5744.

Important Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are based on other than historical data or that express the Company’s plans or expectations regarding future events or determinations are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements based on historical data are not intended and should not be understood to indicate the Company’s expectations regarding future events. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations or forecasts of future events or determinations. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or determinations, nor should they be relied upon as representing management’s views as of any subsequent date. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those presented, either expressed or implied, in this press release. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include changes in Small Business Administration (“SBA”) rules, regulations or loan products, including the Section 7(a) program, changes in SBA standard operating procedures or changes in Live Oak Banking Company's status as an SBA Preferred Lender; changes in rules, regulations or procedures for other government loan programs, including those of the United States Department of Agriculture; a reduction in or the termination of the Company's ability to use the technology-based platform that is critical to the success of its business model, including a failure in or a breach of operational or security systems; competition from other lenders; the Company's ability to attract and retain key personnel; market and economic conditions and the associated impact on the Company; operational, liquidity and credit risks associated with the Company's business; the impact of heightened regulatory scrutiny of financial products and services and the Company's ability to comply with regulatory requirements and expectations; and the other factors discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and available at the SEC’s Internet site ( Except as required by law, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update any factors or to publicly announce the result of revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events or developments.

About Live Oak Bancshares, Inc.

Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOB) is a financial holding company and the parent company of Live Oak Banking Company, a national online platform for small business lending.

CONTACT: Contacts: Brett Caines | CFO | Investor Relations | 910.796.1645 & Micah Davis | Marketing Director | Media Relations | 910.550.2255
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Police: Abandoned 8-month-old survived 3 days in plastic bag

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 7:21am
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ELMIRA, N.Y. — An 8-month-old baby found alive in a plastic bag outside an upstate New York home had been abandoned there three days earlier ...
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Pivotus Ventures Expands Bank Innovation Collaborative With Addition of Major Dutch Bank

Banking - 9 August 2017 - 7:15am

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pivotus Ventures Inc., a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:UMPQ), announced today that De Volksbank, the Netherlands’ fourth largest bank, has joined Umpqua Bank and Nationwide Building Society in a collaborative project to transform the way financial institutions engage and serve customers. With the addition of De Volksbank ($73 billion in assets—U.S. dollars), Pivotus is bringing together three of the strongest financial brands across the United States, Britain and the Netherlands in support of its vision to transform 21st century banking.

Based in Silicon Valley, Pivotus was formed in 2015 by Umpqua Holdings Corporation to develop, test, and deliver innovative solutions that will enhance the human side of digital banking in transformational ways. Through collaboration, resource sharing and an entrepreneurial approach to product development, Pivotus is designing customer-centric solutions that can be created and rolled out quickly and cost-efficiently to financial institutions, regardless of location.

Since its inception, Pivotus has targeted financial institutions that have similar customer values, understand the value of innovation, are ready to implement change quickly and welcome open collaboration. By partnering with Pivotus, De Volksbank joins a select group of financial institutions around the world to offer customers Pivotus’ first-of-its kind digital banking platform. Currently in pilot in the U.S. and UK, and targeted for rollout in early 2018, the platform will make digital banking more personal and give customers a unique, unparalleled level of human-based service.

“Today’s announcement marks another step in Pivotus’ evolution as a catalyst for the design and implementation of banking solutions that will radically transform customer experience,” said Ray Davis, Pivotus CEO. “The addition of De Volksbank expands the diverse and strategic group of financial institutions committed to bringing the customer experience to life in new ways.”

As a Pivotus collaborator, De Volksbank will provide perspective and expertise to complement the contributions of Umpqua Bank and Nationwide Building Society. Umpqua and Nationwide are innovators in their respective countries, known for building strong brands around customer-centric service. With $25 billion in assets, Umpqua is the West Coast’s largest community bank, internationally recognized for its customer service and retail banking strategy. U.K.-based Nationwide is the largest building society in the world and is at the forefront of digital innovations for its 15 million members.

“The partnership with banks who, just like us, have human-centered banking in their DNA provides us with inspiration and good practices to live up to our mission ‘Banking with a human touch’ in an even better and faster fashion,” said Rob Langezaal, De Volksbank’s chief commercial officer. “As a Pivotus collaborator, we have the opportunity to make our services more personal in the ever-increasing digital society.”

About Pivotus Ventures Inc.
Pivotus Ventures, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, is a software and digital transformation company that has assembled a team of Silicon Valley’s most creative minds to reinvent the banking experience. In collaboration with financial institutions around the world, Pivotus is leveraging cross-industry expertise in data analytics, innovative product development and user experience to build the next generation of banking solutions and make digital banking more human. Learn more at

CONTACT: Media Contact: Kurt Heath 503-219-6124

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U.S. scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 7:12am
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, a haul truck with a 250-ton capacity carries coal from the Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)" src = "$KN3AcJS67rit3oorX55ws$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuBXx7KpnmjAla62F2QMi2hWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning ...
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North Korea dismisses Trump’s threat, warns of ‘absolute force’

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 6:57am
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WASHINGTON — North Korea on Wednesday officially dismissed President Trump’s threats of “fire and fury,” declaring the American leader “bereft of reason” and warning ominously, ...
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Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 6:51am
This Jan. 14, 2016, file photo shows a replica of a 122-foot-long dinosaur is displayed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs. The plant-eating giant is the largest of a group of dinosaurs called titanosaurs. At 76 tons (69 metric tons), the behemoth was as heavy as a space shuttle. A scientific paper released Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, describes and dates the fossils found in southern Argentina in 2012. A skeleton of the dinosaur is already on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtwYlfbJKOfz4bfodC8IL7DWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin. At ...
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Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 6:45am
In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, boxes are shown stacked near a Boeing 767 Amazon "Prime Air" cargo plane on display in a Boeing hangar in Seattle. Buffeted by threats from Amazon drones and Uber to delivery by golf cart, the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service is counting on a different strategy to stay ahead in the increasingly competitive package business: more freedom to raise your letter prices. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt8uVBPfsPp5pJDOW0zqd9MWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — It may be time to stock up on Forever stamps. Regulators appear likely to accept the financially beleaguered Postal Service’s request for more ...
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Man shoots at police during drug investigation in Sheraden

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 5:09am
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A man faces aggravated assault and felony drug charges after police say he shot at detectives in Pittsburgh’s Sheraden neighborhood. Narcotics detectives came across a ...
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72-year-old woman shot in face in Sheraden

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 4:42am
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An elderly woman in Pittsburgh’s Sheraden neighborhood is recovering after she was shot in the face, Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. The woman, 72, ...
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Sign-language speaking orangutan raised like a human dies

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 1:00am
Chantek, a male orangutan that learned to communicate in sign language, has died at the age of 39, a zoo announced. Veterinarians at Zoo Atlanta had been treating Chantek for heart disease, but officials were reluctant to give a firm cause of animal's death on August 7, 2017." src = "$1LKB47fDgOYoITw_As$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtcZO4jKQXZu3DMH07iNhhmWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
ATLANTA — An orangutan who communicated with researchers using sign-language has died at an Atlanta zoo. Chantek was 39. On its website, Zoo Atlanta says ...
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Baby whale gets up close with Southern California beachgoers

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 12:54am
This aerial photo provided by shows a baby gray whale in Dana Point Harbor, seen during Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana Point, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. " src = "$v1M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYs3$NDng7Xz5lWmbkf7p$gcWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
DANA POINT, Calif. — Southern California beachgoers have gotten up close and personal with a baby whale. A gray whale about 15 to 18 feet ...
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Pirates minor league report: Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 12:42am
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Minor league report Pirates INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 63-52) won 5-3 over Buffalo (Blue Jays). RF Jordan Luplow (.344) went 2 for 3 with his sixth home ...
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Denver DJ denies groping Swift in first day of trial testimony

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 9 August 2017 - 12:42am
In this courtroom sketch, pop singer Taylor Swift, front left, confers with her attorney as David Mueller, back left, and the judge look on during a civil trial in federal court Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Denver. " src = "$_XgfNC6lj8lCdfi8E39M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvYMSfsDvLS$SqEYORc7fCtWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
DENVER — A former radio disc jockey accused of groping Taylor Swift before a concert testified Tuesday that he may have touched the pop superstar’s ...
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