SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A North Carolina district attorney's office will seek the death penalty against a man indicted in the shooting deaths of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill last month, television station WTVD reported on Monday. Craig Hicks, 46, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a newlywed couple who were his neighbors and the wife's sister at a condominium complex, killings that drew international attention. The Durham County District Attorney's Office could not be immediately reached for comment on Monday about plans to pursue the death penalty against Hicks should he be convicted. WTVD tweeted a photo of the office's notice of intent to seek the death penalty, which was dated Feb. 25.
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's 1.1 million public school students were allowed for the first time in years to take their cellphones to school on Monday, when a controversial ban on them was lifted. Mayor Bill de Blasio said in January that he would seek to end the ban, which was imposed under his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, and was in effect since at least 2006. "I think it's way past time for this ban to be lifted," said Mona Davids, who heads the New York City Parents Union. Davids and other parents have complained that New York's old policy endangered students by making it difficult for them to call for help in emergency situations and to connect with their parents before and after school.