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University of South Florida to Students: No Graduation Selfies

Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:01
The university's Division of Student Affairs is warning students against inappropriate behavior at the ceremonies at the SunDome and elsewhere.
Banksy says London auction of works nothing to do with him
Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:00
LONDON (Reuters) - The reclusive British street artist Banksy has disassociated himself from an exhibition of his urban art murals that have been removed from walls and are to be auctioned off in London. Among the seven works said to be included in the sale organized by the Sincura Group are "Berlin Door", "No Ball Games", "Liverpool Rat" and "Girl With Balloon". In a statement posted on www.banksy.co.uk, the artist, who has kept his identity…
Ex-Marine convicted of three murders, sentenced to death
Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:00
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An ex-Marine was sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years. The jury deliberated for less than four hours before sentencing Jorge Torrez, 25, of Zion, Ill., to death for the murder of Navy Petty Officer Amanda Snell, a Las…
‘That’s exactly what I said’: Cliven Bundy stands by racially charged comments
Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:00
View photo.Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy speaks with a supporter (Reuters) Less than a week ago, Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy's standoff with federal authorities over unpaid grazing fees was treated as political gold by some conservative politicians and media personalities. The figure of the rugged Westerner standing up to armed agents of the state seemed a perfect opportunity to highlight long-standing complaints about the size and scope of the federal government.
'X-Men' director calls sex abuse lawsuit a shakedown
Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:00
March 3, 2012: Director Bryan Singer arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the play "8" in Los Angeles. (AP) LOS ANGELES – The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film is calling a lawsuit that accuses him of raping an aspiring model and actor in 1999 a shakedown. Bryan Singer wrote in a statement released Thursday that he's avoiding promotional events for his upcoming film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" to avoid distracting from the…
Visa says revenue growth to slow further this quarter
Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:45
(Reuters) - Visa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported a 26 percent rise in quarterly profit as consumers spent more using cards on its network. Net income attributable to the company rose to $1.60 billion, or $2.52 per Class A share, in the second quarter ended March 31 from $1.27 billion, or $1.92 per Class A share, a year earlier. Total operating revenue rose 7 percent to $3.16 billion.
Amazon's revenue increases even as spending climbs
Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:45
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc reported a 32-percent jump in first-quarter net income on Thursday as the largest U.S. online retailer's revenue rose a better-than-expected 23 percent. The e-commerce giant, which is also rapidly expanding its lineup of devices and computing services to sustain its pace of growth, reported earnings per share of 23 cents, in line with Wall Street expectations.
Microsoft beats Wall Street on new CEO debut
Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:45
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday fiscal third-quarter profit fell 7 percent, as sales of personal computers continued to slide, hurting its consumer business. The world's largest software company reported quarterly profit of $5.66 billion, or 68 cents peer share, compared with $6.05 billion, or 72 cents, in the year-ago quarter. However, the decline was exaggerated by deferred revenues boosting the year-ago figure, and the latest quarter's profit beat Wall Street's average estimate…
Apple buoys Nasdaq; Ukraine weighs on broader market
Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:45
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose in a volatile session on Thursday as Apple and Caterpillar were the latest high-profile names to post bullish results, though gains were limited by a resurgence of concerns related to Ukraine. Markets had opened sharply higher, with the Nasdaq initially climbing more than 1 percent before turning negative in the first half-hour of trading. While Wall Street subsequently recovered, with gains again concentrated in the…
Cliven Bundy: Another conservative folk hero exposes racial nerve
Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:46
STORY HIGHLIGHTSPoliticians are backing away from Cliven Bundy's comments about blacks, welfare and slavesBundy, Ted Nugent and Phil Robertson have all echoed similarly racially insensitive sentimentsExperts on race and politics say such comments speak to an active fringe element in AmericaPoliticians must tread carefully, experts say, in aligning themselves with such cause célèbres Washington (CNN) -- Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy's remarks about whether the "Negro" fared better under slavery represents the latest in a series…