Mormons signal gay-rights shift

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:52
(CNN)In at least one big and bruising culture-war battle, the Mormon church wants to call a partial truce. Convening a rare press conference on Tuesday at church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Mormon leaders pledged to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as long the laws also protect the rights of religious groups. In exchange, the Mormon church wants gay rights advocates -- and the government -- to back off.
Vaccine Demand Sends Crowds Even to Anti-Vax Docs
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:52
Demand for measles vaccines has overwhelmed some pediatricians in California — even the doctor best known for treating anti-vaccine activist Jenny McCarthy's son. More than 70 cases of measles in seven states and Mexico have been reported in the outbreak linked to Disneyland, and doctors expect to find more. State and federal health officials say unvaccinated people are helping spread the sometimes deadly infection. They've been urging people to get vaccinated, and people are responding.…
Drone Captures Harlem During Storm
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:52
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Officials Say Drinking Played Role in WH Drone Crash
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:52
A member of the Secret Service's Uniformed Division sits in his car on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House January 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. A small aerial drone was found on the grounds of the White House but poses no threat, a spokesman for President Obama said on Monday. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said he did not have details about the size or type of the drone, but he said the…
Amgen profit tops expectations on Enbrel sales, tax credit
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:49
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc <AMGN.O> on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, driven by strong sales of its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, cost cutting and a tax credit. The world's largest biotechnology company posted a net profit of $1.29 billion, or $1.68 per share, compared with a profit of $1.02 billion, or $1.33 per share, a year ago. Excluding items, Amgen earned $2.16 per share. Analysts on average expected $2.05, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Wall St. ends down 1 percent on Caterpillar, Microsoft earnings
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:49
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…
Yahoo to spin off Alibaba stake, bowing to pressure
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:49
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc unveiled a plan for a tax-free spin-off of its 15 percent stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, responding to pressure to distribute to shareholders its prized investment valued at roughly $40 billion. Shares of Yahoo were up roughly 7 percent at $51.45 in after-hours trading on Tuesday. Yahoo said on Tuesday that its management has recommended to its board of directors a plan that would…
Apple sells record 74.5 million iPhones in quarter, revenue beats
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:49
(Reuters) - Apple Inc posted a far better-than-expected 29.5 percent jump in quarterly revenue, driven by record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season. The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its first quarter ended Dec. 27. Revenue rose to $74.6 billion from $57.6 billion a year earlier. ] Analysts on average had expected revenue of $67.69 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
AT&T fourth-quarter revenue rises
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:49
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Tuesday reported higher quarterly revenue, slightly above Wall Street forecasts. The second-largest U.S. wireless carrier posted a net loss of $4 billion, or 77 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, compared with net income $6.9 billion, or $1.31 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, AT&T earned 55 cents per share. Revenue rose to $34.4 billion from $33.16 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Taylor Swift to hackers: I don't have nudes
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:47
Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts have fallen victim to a hacker ring calling themselves the Lizard Squad. The ‘Blank Space’ singer’s followers received several unusual messages on Tuesday afternoon, encouraging them to “go follow my boy QQQATQQQlizzard” and promising the singer would follow them back in return for following another account. One user captured a screenshot of the tweets: ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I'm guessing some LoserSquad fan hacked Taylor Swift's twitter account? http://t.co/n3iYP2DjeV

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