Thursday, July 25, 2013

Around 77 killed At Santiago de Compostela In Spanish Rail Crash

The train derailed in Santiago de Compostela last night after reportedly travelling at more than double the speed limit on a curved section of track. Around 77 killed in Spanish rail crash.

 
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House passes defense spending bill, rejects effort to cut off NSA surveillance ...

The House of Representatives passed a $598.3 billion defense spending bill Wednesday, while rejecting an amendment to the bill that would have challenged the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' phone records, in a debate that ...

 

China media: Bo Xilai charges

State media give full backing to the Communist Party following corruption charges against former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai. The official Xinhua news agency quotes a court in Jinan, Shandong province, as saying that Mr Bo has been charged with bribery ...

 

In New York, all eyes on Anthony Weiner scandal

NEW YORK - The television cameras were ready, microphones lined the podium, and reporters pointed their digital recorders at Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn as she began her highly anticipated Wednesday morning news conference.

 

German economy recovering, Ifo economist says

MUNICH, Germany, July 25 | Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:39am EDT. MUNICH, Germany, July 25 (Reuters) - Germany's economy is recovering after a poor six months and there is no sign it is suffering from weakness in other euro zone states or China, Ifo economist ...

 

Rodriguez and Yankees Clash Again Over His Status

ARLINGTON, Tex. - No one is exactly sure what will become of Alex Rodriguez in the next few days, months and years, but in the interim he continues to anger and mystify the Yankees for what they see as his ham-handed challenges to the team's medical ...

 

Royal baby: Why George Alexander Louis?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first baby has been named George Alexander Louis. But what's in the name? It is a partial victory for the old maxim, "the bookmakers are never wrong".

Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as Ambassador to Japan
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former president John F Kennedy, as his next envoy to Japan.

 

Pakistan bomb blasts hit intelligence agency in Sukkur

Attackers have stormed an office of Pakistan's intelligence agency, detonating bombs and injuring more than 30 people, police have said.

Tulsa may rename landmarks that honor Klan member

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - When Wyatt Tate Brady arrived here in 1890, Tulsa was just a spit of a town - an untidy tangle of dirt streets and a handful of tents occupied by white men seeking their fortune in uncharted Indian lands.

 

Family Rescued by George Zimmerman Cancels Appearance Fearing 'Blow Back'

The family rescued by George Zimmerman when they were trapped in an overturned SUV canceled a scheduled news conference today and is pleading for privacy.
Business

 

Obama economic tour buffeted by low expectations

It's hard to find anyone who thinks President Barack Obama's series of heavily promoted economic speeches will be the flash point that unclogs the system in Washington - including the president.

 

Looking for a Dime's Worth of Difference in Dell Stalemate

That's essentially the question today in the continuing saga of founder Michael Dell's private-equity aided effort to take the computer company private.

 

Trader and SEC Lawyer Spar Over E-Mail

Fabrice Tourre, left, with his lawyer, Sean Coffey, testified for two hours Stan Honda/Agence France-Presse - Getty ImagesFabrice Tourre, left, with his lawyer, Sean Coffey, testified for two hours Wednesday.

 

Visa returns to profit in 3Q as revenue grows

LOS ANGELES - Visa Inc. returned to a profit in its fiscal third quarter, aided by strong revenue growth as it processed more charge and debit card transactions worldwide.

 

Credit Suisse Reports 2nd Quarter Profit Rise

LONDON - Credit Suisse, one of Switzerland's largest banks, said Thursday that profit in the second quarter rose by a third, thanks to higher earnings at its investment banking operation.
Technology

 

world's highest resolution tablet

It features wireless charging, 4G connectivity and a screen that offers 323 pixels per inch. The Google Nexus 7 tablet, much rumoured online, was confirmed by the company in California.

 

Facebook's Ad Sales Surprise Investors, Sending Shares Up 17%

With a big earnings surprise, not all sins are forgiven—but Facebook Inc. is drawing some investors back. On Wednesday, Facebook easily beat second-quarter profit and sale expectations, sending its shares up 17% in late trading.

Google has announced a low-cost competitor to Apple TV - a "dongle" device called Chromecast. The dongle is plugged into a television's HDMI port, and allows users to stream media from smartphones, tablets and computers.

 

Ashley Benson causes controversy as she pokes fun at mentally troubled ...

They both made their names as child actresses before moving into more mature TV programmes and films. But that's where the similarity between Ashley Benson and Amanda Bynes ends, as the Pretty Little Liars actress was quick to point out with a ...

 

Jason Sudeikis reveals he is leaving Saturday Night Live for good

But Jason Sudeikis has confirmed he will not be returning to Saturday Night Live in autumn. The 37-year-old comic admitted he would not be coming back during an appearance on the the Late Show With David Letterman in New York City on Wednesday.

 

'The To Do List' delivers humor usually reserved for the boys

Aubrey Plaza stars as a high school senior who makes a list of sexual experiences she needs to have before going to college. Reprints; E-mail.

 

Chuck Norris' 'Walker, Texas Ranger' house is for sale

They say Chuck Norris doesn't host an open house. He decides you're going to buy his house. Norris doesn't want the Dallas-area home that once served as the on-screen domicile of his alter ego Cordell Walker on "Walker, Texas Ranger," so he's listed it.


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Children 'too distracted by technology to listen to stories'

Children are losing interest in traditional storytelling as overexposure to games consoles, iPads and 3D films saps their imagination, a leading headmistress has warned.
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