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30 Inches and Counting: Blizzard Clobbers New England

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:49
BLIZZARD '15: THE LATESTNYC lifts travel ban, subways back Tuesday morning30-feet seas reported along Massachusetts coastBoston mayor: 'Main bulk hitting us right now'Eight states under emergency declarationsBy ALASTAIR JAMIESON and ERIN McCLAM Coastal New England was battered Tuesday by a blizzard of blinding snow, ferocious waves and winds that topped hurricane speed, and city streets in Boston were empty of all but snowplows. New York City and New Jersey lifted travel bans, and Gov. Andrew…
DNA Leads Police to Murder Suspect in Decades-Old Cold Case
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:49
More than three decades after an elderly widow was found raped and murdered in her Louisville, Kentucky, home, investigators say they've linked the crime to a family friend through old DNA evidence. Police arrested 71-year-old Jerry Lee Weatherford at a long-term healthcare facility on Monday, charging him with the August 1980 killing of Harriet Hardy, 87, NBC affiliate WAVE 3 reported. Weatherford had been a prime suspect at the time of the murder, but there…
Royal Reception: Obama, New Saudi King Talk Renewing Ties
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:49
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama and a large American delegation visiting Saudi Arabia on Tuesday were greeted with calls for a revamped relationship between the important allies. The whistle-stop tour allowed the Americans to pay their respects to the family of the recently deceased King Abdullah and meet with new King Salman. The visit, however, should not be seen as a condolence visit but instead a chance to start again, said Jamal Khashoggi,…
Ebony seeks buyer for photo archive, the 'African American Getty'
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:46
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A climate-controlled archive in Chicago holds 5 million images of what could be called the African American experience since 1942, including exceptional, intimate photographs of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., singer Billie Holiday and boxer Muhammad Ali. Now Johnson Publishing, parent company of struggling Ebony and Jet magazines, is seeking a buyer for the archive, which it estimates is worth more than $40 million. "Nothing exists like it. It's almost…
BNY Mellon may face bribery charges over sovereign wealth funds: filing
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:46
By Nate Raymond and Aruna Viswanatha (Reuters) - Bank of New York Mellon Corp has disclosed in a filing that U.S. regulators are considering charging it with violating U.S. foreign bribery laws after an investigation into internships it gave to relatives of sovereign wealth fund officials. In a regulatory filing on Friday, BNY Mellon said that U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff had notified it that they would recommend the SEC charge the bank over…
U.S. multinationals hit hard by strong dollar, to bleed further into 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:46
By Chuck Mikolajczak and Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - A slew of U.S. multinational companies from DuPont to Microsoft Corp showed that a strong U.S. dollar is hammering their earnings, with several blue chip exporters predicting the situation will get worse if the greenback holds its strength. All told, the resurgent U.S. currency could shave up to $12 billion off U.S. companies' fourth-quarter 2014 revenue alone, according to currency expert Wolfgang Koester, the chief…
Wall Street falls on earnings, but indexes well off lows
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:46
By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, weighed by company earnings results including those of sector bellwethers Microsoft and Caterpillar. * Concerns lingered over Greece's new anti-bailout government and its implications for the euro zone. The leftist government that came to power in Athens following elections on Sunday looks set on a collision course with the country's creditors. U.S.-traded shares of the National Bank of Greece <NBG.N> fell…
‘Fantastic Four’ debuts first trailer
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:44
Kate Mara arrives before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Twentieth Century Fox has released the first teaser trailer for Josh Trank’s reboot of Marvel’s “Fantastic Four,” six months before its Aug. 7 release. The trailer gives a first look at a more grounded world prior to the transformation of four friends into superheroes, with a somber voiceover intoning, “With every new…
Texas high school's 'Uptown Funk' video goes viral
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:44
Musician Bruno Mars performs during the benefit "Songs From the Silverscreen" to raise funds for The Rainforest Trust at Caregie Hall in New York, April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) A Texas high school took on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' hit song "Uptown Funk" in a high-energy video that went viral on YouTube. A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School director and theater arts teacher Scot Pankey led his students…
Houthis release Yemen leader's aide
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:40
27 January 2015Last updated at 18:52 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC's Safa Al Ahmed gained exclusive access to one of the Houthi fighting groups Continue reading the main story Related StoriesYemen proves security nightmare for USYemen crisis: A coup in all but name Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen have freed a senior presidential aide who they abducted 10 days ago.

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