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Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:04
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank.

U.K. drops warrant against parents of boy with tumor

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:00

Ashya King's parents were jailed after taking him to Spain for a new type of radiation therapy.

       

Report: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:00
BEIJING (AP) — More than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas, according to a U.S.-based research group.

Aston Martin appoints new chief

BBC World News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:59
UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.
Categories: BBC World News

Uber banned across Germany by court

BBC World News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:57
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
Categories: BBC World News

Pence says he supports state park sculpture with cross

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:55

Indiana governor gives blessing to carved wooden statue that atheist group opposes.

       

Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology

BBC World News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:54
A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers.
Categories: BBC World News

Arrests over Afghan child marriage

BBC World News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:51
The parents of an eight-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy are arrested on charges of arranging their under-age marriage in northern Afghanistan.
Categories: BBC World News

UK activist's Thailand trial begins

BBC World News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:48
A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
Categories: BBC World News

Actress Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos hacked

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:47

 Days of Future Past" world movie premiere in New YorkOscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, a spokeswoman said on Monday, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities' intimate photos. Online pictures of the actress, 24, who won an Academy Award for "Silver Linings Playbook" and stars in "The Hunger Games" movie franchise, began appearing on Sunday. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," spokeswoman Liz Mahoney said in an emailed statement. A spokesman for the FBI said the agency "is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter." Model Kate Upton was among celebrities whose photos were posted online.


US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:46
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:46
China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.

Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:45

In this April 20, 2014 photo, visitors look at a Mercedes car at the company booth during the Auto China show in Beijing, China. Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a business group said Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday.


Swiss economy stalls as EU slows

BBC World News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:35
Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.
Categories: BBC World News

Officials: Egypt Bombing Kills 11 Police Officers

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:34
A roadside bomb exploded Tuesday near an armored police vehicle traveling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing 11 police officers, including a senior official, security and medical officials said.

7 questions about NASA's asteroid redirect mission

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:33

Space agency will redirect a small asteroid into lunar orbit.

       

UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:33
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.

Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:33
Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:33
An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:33
A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.